Ahwatukee Foothills PONY Baseball Association: Welcome

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Teams Gather for Spring Opening Day Ceremonies
Fall 2014 Wrapping Up!

 

After a long and hard fought regular Fall season, the final standings are in and the seeding for the tournaments is complete. The in-house double-elimination tournaments to determine the Division Champions for Pinto, Mustang, & Bronco start Saturday 11/15 and runs through Saturday 11/22. Come out and cheer on your favorite team to the Championships!



Friday, November 14
Cheer on our Champions Division Tonight!



Hello AFPBA Families:

Looking for a fun family activity tonight?

Our very own Ahwatukee Foothills PONY Champions Division play their last games of the season tonight at 6pm and 7pm on Akimel A-al Middle School Bronco field. Joining them this evening as their on-field-buddies will be members of the ASU Sun Devil Baseball team and coaches. Many Thank You's to the Sun Devil's for helping our Champions enjoy a fun game of baseball tonight.

Special Thank You's in advance to Mellow Mushroom for providing pizzas and to Stuttering King Bakery for providing the snack bar. There will also be a lemonade stand with all money going to a homeless shelter.

Please join us this evening to cheer on our Champions!

AFBPA Board 



Friday, November 14
Standings Official Tie Breakers



The Official Tie Breakers are as follows for the Tournament Seeding:

  1. Win – loss percentage (ties count as both a win and a loss and percentage calculated accordingly)
  2. Head to head
  3. Runs against
  4. Runs for
  5. Coin toss

Note 1: If 3 teams are tied once a single tiebreaker establishes the first team, the remaining teams start back at the #2 tiebreaker.  

Note 2: The standings displayed by the website Standings tab may not fully reflect the tie break order above as the website does not calculate based on head-to-head results so the order may be incorrect when teams have the same Win - Loss Percentage. 



Friday, November 14
Bronco Division Tournament Seeding



The Seeding for the Bronco Division Tournament is as follows:

  1. Marlins
  2. Diamondbacks
  3. Nationals
  4. Red Sox
  5. Blue Jays  

 Good Luck Teams!



Friday, November 14
Mustang Division Tournament Seeding



Seeding for the Mustang Division is as follows:

  1. Crushers
  2. Phillies
  3. Braves
  4. Dbax
  5. Rays
  6. Orioles
  7. Yankees
  8. Red Sox  

Good Luck Teams! 



Friday, November 14
Pinto Division Tournament Seeding



The Seeding for the Pinto Division Tournament is as follows:

  1. Phillies
  2. Rays
  3. Blue Jays (based on 3rd tie breaker with Braves 70-82)
  4. Braves
  5. Diamondbacks

 Good Luck Teams!



Wednesday, November 12
Joy of playing baseball fuels PONY Champions Division



There is a nice article about Chris Kelly and our Champions Division in the Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 edition of the Ahwatukee Foothills News. Please follow this link to read.

As stated in the article, the ASU Men's Baseball team will be the on field buddies for the games this Friday, November 14th at 6 and 7 pm on the Bronco field at Akimel A-al Middle School. Please come out and support the Champions Division!



Saturday, August 30
President's Letter - Fall 2014



Welcome Parents and Players,

I thank each and every one of you for giving your children the opportunity to play a sport that is truly one of America’s past times. I am certain each of you that played youth sports still have vivid and fantastic memories of your teammates, coaches, mentors and even the “game-changing” play you were involved in that won the game.

Our League offers high levels of baseball to all kids (boys and girls) from ages 4-12. The local League is affiliated and in good standing with the international PONY baseball organization.

Youth baseball can be an opportunity for your young athlete to learn new skills, make new friends and have fun. One very important life skill is the teamwork aspect of the game where each player learns how to function and contribute to a bigger group of people...their team. It is rewarding to see the individual growth in each of these players as time goes by.

We have many coaches and League volunteers with amazing knowledge of the game, some having played and/or coached at the highest levels of baseball. In the event we have a challenge arise and a coach or parent needs help, there is a large support group to ensure we provide the best possible experience for your player.

Our League is a community League made up of players from the Ahwatukee area. The players and families already have the common bond of living and going to school here and many long-time family friendships develop through the seasons played in the League. Baseball can be a bond that will take your children well beyond the base paths and into their future as friends that can reflect and say “Remember when...”

Competition is an important element of any sport and as kids grow they naturally become more competitive. We feel the coaches role and that of the parents is helping the kids develop the ability to deal with competition in a healthy way. Effort and attitude is the focus. The League has been fortunate to represent well at the State PONY Level. We had Arizona State Champions at the Shetland, Pinto Kid Pitch and Mustang age groups. The Mustang team reached the semi-final gamest the Zone Tournament in California. Each Spring season we typically have multiple teams win the Arizona State Tournament.

As President of the Ahwatukee Foothills PONY Baseball Association, and on behalf of the countless Board members, League volunteers and sponsors I again thank you for the commitment you have made to give your child a positive experience through our League. We look forward to knowing each and every one of you and seeing the smiles on your athlete’s face as we play another season.

Have a great next season and let’s play ball!

Ron Ensley
President
Ahwatukee Foothills PONY Baseball Association



Upcoming Games
Date Event Time Location
Sat 11/22 Baseball Shetland Diamondbacks vs. Shetland Yankees 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM Estrella South (Dirt)
Sat 11/22 Baseball Shetland Red Sox vs. Shetland Braves 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM Estrella North (Grass)
Sat 11/22 Diamond Bronco Game 8 - Winner Game 5 vs Winner Game 7 8:00 AM Akimel Lower SW (Bronco)
Sat 11/22 Diamond Bronco Game 9 - Winner Game 8 vs Loser Game 8 10:00 AM Akimel Lower SW (Bronco)
Sat 11/22 Home Plate Pinto Rays vs. TBA 12:30 PM Akimel Lower SW (Bronco)
Sat 11/22 Home Plate Pinto Game 9 - Winner Game 8 vs Loser Game 8 2:30 PM Akimel Lower SW (Bronco)
Sat 11/22 Glove Mustang Game 14 - Winner Game 11 vs Winner Game 13 5:00 PM Akimel Lower SW (Bronco)
Sat 11/22 Glove Mustang Game 15 - Winner Game 14 vs Loser Game 14 7:00 PM Akimel Lower SW (Bronco)
Recent Games
Date Event Time Location
Sat 11/15 Baseball Shetland Diamondbacks: 1 - Shetland Blue Jays: 1 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM Estrella South (Dirt)
Sat 11/15 Baseball Shetland Yankees: 1 - Shetland Red Sox: 1 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM Estrella North (Grass)
Sat 11/15 Glove Maricopa Crushers: 13 - Mustang Red Sox: 0 8:00 AM Akimel Lower SW (Bronco)
Sat 11/15 Glove Mustang Diamondbacks: 10 - Mustang Rays: 5 8:00 AM Akimel Lower NE (Mustang)
Sat 11/15 Glove Mustang Braves: 7 - Mustang Orioles: 2 10:00 AM Akimel Lower NE (Mustang)
Sat 11/15 Glove Mustang Phillies: 10 - Mustang Yankees: 1 10:00 AM Akimel Lower SW (Bronco)
Sat 11/15 Home Plate Pinto Braves: 1 - Pinto Diamondbacks: 0 10:00 AM Estrella South (Dirt)
Sat 11/15 Home Plate Pinto Phillies: 7 - Pinto Braves: 5 12:00 PM Estrella South (Dirt)
Sat 11/15 Diamond Bronco Red Sox: 1 - Bronco Blue Jays: 16 12:30 PM Akimel Lower SW (Bronco)
Sat 11/15 Glove Mustang Braves: 6 - Mustang Phillies: 12 12:30 PM Akimel Lower NE (Mustang)
Sat 11/15 Home Plate Pinto Rays: 8 - Pinto Blue Jays: 5 2:00 PM Estrella South (Dirt)
Sat 11/15 Diamond Bronco Marlins: 15 - Bronco Blue Jays: 5 2:30 PM Akimel Lower SW (Bronco)
Sat 11/15 Glove Maricopa Crushers: 11 - Mustang Diamondbacks: 1 2:30 PM Akimel Lower NE (Mustang)
Sat 11/15 Home Plate Pinto Diamondbacks: 0 - Pinto Blue Jays: 6 4:00 PM Estrella South (Dirt)
Sat 11/15 Diamond Bronco Diamondbacks: 1 - Bronco Nationals: 0 5:00 PM Akimel Lower SW (Bronco)
Sat 11/15 Glove Mustang Red Sox: 1 - Mustang Rays: 7 5:00 PM Akimel Lower NE (Mustang)
Sat 11/15 Home Plate Pinto Phillies: 4 - Pinto Rays: 15 6:00 PM Estrella South (Dirt)
Sat 11/15 Diamond Bronco Red Sox vs. Bronco Nationals 7:00 PM Akimel Lower SW (Bronco)
Sat 11/15 Glove Mustang Orioles: 17 - Mustang Yankees: 2 7:00 PM Akimel Lower NE (Mustang)
Mon 11/17 Glove Mustang Braves: 4 - Mustang Rays: 16 6:30 PM Akimel Lower NE (Mustang)
Mon 11/17 Home Plate Pinto Blue Jays vs. Pinto Braves 6:30 PM Estrella South (Dirt)
Mon 11/17 Diamond Bronco Nationals: 2 - Bronco Blue Jays: 14 7:30 PM Akimel Lower SW (Bronco)
Wed 11/19 Baseball Shetland Blue Jays: 1 - Shetland Yankees: 1 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM Estrella South (Dirt)
Wed 11/19 Baseball Shetland Braves: 1 - Shetland Diamondbacks: 1 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM Estrella North (Grass)
Wed 11/19 Glove Mustang Orioles: 0 - Mustang Diamondbacks: 12 7:00 PM Akimel Lower NE (Mustang)
Wed 11/19 Diamond Bronco Marlins: 6 - Bronco Diamondbacks: 5 7:30 PM Akimel Lower SW (Bronco)
Thu 11/20 Glove Maricopa Crushers vs. Mustang Phillies 7:00 PM Akimel Lower SW (Bronco)
Thu 11/20 Glove Mustang Rays vs. Mustang Diamondbacks 7:00 PM Akimel Lower NE (Mustang)
Fri 11/21 Diamond Bronco Diamondbacks vs. Bronco Blue Jays 6:00 PM Akimel Lower SW (Bronco)
Fri 11/21 Glove Mustang Game 13 - Loser Game 11 vs Winner Game 12 6:00 PM Akimel Lower NE (Mustang)
Fri 11/21 Home Plate Pinto Phillies vs. TBA 7:00 PM Estrella South (Dirt)
Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Fri 11/21 star In-House Tournament Starts All Day
Sat 11/22 star In-House Tournament Starts All Day
Sat 11/22 star Games End (Shetland) All Day
Sun 11/23 star In-House Tournament Starts All Day
Mon 11/24 star In-House Tournament Starts All Day
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