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Wednesday, September 19
Opening Day is Saturday September 22nd

Opening Day is this Saturday the 22nd!

We are asking that everyone arrive at the fields at 7:30am so that players can find their teams and line up together to march onto the field as a team. To avoid any possible issues with thrown/batted balls while waiting, we ask that players leave their gear in the car until game time. Some teams will need to arrive slightly earlier to have their pictures taken.

There will be a brief Opening Ceremony and early games will start at 9am.

Team pictures will be held throughout the day. Coaches will distribute packets and inform you of picture times this week. Please try to arrive a few minutes before your scheduled picture time. 

Finally, Chik-Fil-A will be at the fields selling breakfast sandwiches with a portion of the proceeds going back to the league!

Here’s to a great 2018 Fall Season. We are looking forward to seeing everyone on Saturday!

Ahwatukee Foothills Pony Baseball Association Board



Wednesday, September 19
PONY Baseball adopts USA Baseball bat standard



In conjunction with USA Baseball and its other participating national member organizations, PONY Baseball has adopted the new USA Baseball bat standard (USABat). Effective January 1, 2018, with the exception of -3 (BBCOR certified), all other minus factor bats (-5, -7, -9, etc.), must be YBBCOR certified with the USABat licensing stamp on the bat in order to be used for league and tournament play. Minus factor bats -5, -7, -9, etc. used in 2017 will be illegal to use in 2018.

To find out more about the USABat standard click here.



Friday, September 2
New USABaseball bat standards coming to PONY in 2018



Hello AFPBA Families, 

In August, USABaseball announced a new bat standard that all the major youth and junior baseball organizations are enacting starting January 1st, 2018. All existing bats may no longer be allowed. New bats with the USABat certification will start being sold in late 2017. If you have thoughts of buying a new expensive bat soon, realize it may not be allowed in games in 15 months. You can read the article on USABaseball's website at this link.



Upcoming Games
Date Event Time Location
Sat 9/29 Glove Mustang Mets vs. Mustang Yankees 8:00 AM Akimel South
Sat 9/29 Baseball Shetland Diamondbacks vs. Shetland Angels 8:00 AM Akimel North
Sat 9/29 Diamond OSYB Diamondbacks vs. Arcadia Bulldogs 14u 9:00 AM Scottsdale Pima Elementary School
Sat 9/29 Glove Mustang Braves vs. Mustang Mets 10:00 AM Akimel South
Sat 9/29 Home Plate Pinto Red Sox vs. Pinto Cubs 10:00 AM Akimel North
Sat 9/29 Diamond Arcadia Bulldogs 14u vs. OSYB Diamondbacks 11:15 AM Scottsdale Pima Elementary School
Sat 9/29 Glove Mustang Cubs vs. Ahwatukee Fire 10u 12:00 PM Akimel South
Sat 9/29 Home Plate Pinto Mariners vs. Pinto Giants 12:00 PM Akimel North
Sat 9/29 Home Plate Pinto Diamondbacks vs. Pinto Twins 2:00 PM Akimel South
Sat 9/29 Home Plate Pinto Giants vs. Pinto Cardinals 2:00 PM Akimel North
Recent Games
Date Event Time Location
Sat 9/22 Glove Mustang Yankees vs. Mustang Braves 9:00 AM Akimel South
Sat 9/22 Diamond Chandler Twins 14u vs. Arcadia Bulldogs 14u 9:00 AM Estrella South
Sat 9/22 Baseball Shetland Angels vs. Shetland Diamondbacks 9:00 AM Akimel North
Sat 9/22 Home Plate Pinto Red Sox vs. Pinto Diamondbacks 10:30 AM Akimel North
Sat 9/22 Glove Mustang Cubs vs. Mustang Mets 11:00 AM Akimel South
Sat 9/22 Diamond Arcadia Bulldogs 14u vs. Chandler Twins 14u 11:15 AM Estrella South
Sat 9/22 Home Plate Pinto Cardinals vs. Pinto Mariners 12:30 PM Akimel North
Sat 9/22 Home Plate Pinto Cubs vs. Pinto Cardinals 2:30 PM Akimel North
Sat 9/22 Home Plate Pinto Giants vs. Pinto Twins 3:00 PM Akimel South
Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Mon 10/8 Star Columbus Day All Day
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