Martin County North Little League: Welcome

Upcoming Games
Date Event Time Location
Wed 4/16 Baseball Yankees vs. Braves 6:30 PM Guy Davis
Wed 4/16 Baseball Hobe Sound Braves vs. Pirates 6:30 PM Hobe Sound Junior/Senior League ( South County Complex )
Wed 4/16 Baseball Cubs vs. Blue Jays 6:30 PM Martin County North ( Sailfish Park )
Sat 4/19 Baseball Pirates vs. Yankees 4:00 PM Martin County North ( Sailfish Park )
Sat 4/19 Baseball Nationals vs. Blue Jays 4:00 PM Martin County North ( Sailfish Park )
Sat 4/19 Baseball Giants vs. Braves 7:00 PM Martin County North ( Sailfish Park )
Sat 4/19 Baseball Cubs vs. Hobe Sound Braves 7:00 PM Martin County North ( Sailfish Park )
Tue 4/22 Baseball Giants vs. Nationals 6:30 PM Martin County North ( Sailfish Park )
Recent Games
Date Event Time Location
Wed 4/9 Baseball Pirates: 5 - Braves: 6 6:30 PM Guy Davis
Wed 4/9 Baseball Hobe Sound Braves: 6 - Giants: 29 6:30 PM Hobe Sound Junior/Senior League ( South County Complex )
Wed 4/9 Baseball Cubs: 6 - Yankees: 8 6:30 PM Martin County North ( Sailfish Park )
Sat 4/12 Baseball Blue Jays: 2 - Yankees: 3 4:00 PM Martin County North ( Sailfish Park )
Sat 4/12 Baseball Nationals: 7 - Cubs: 18 4:00 PM Martin County North ( Sailfish Park )
Sat 4/12 Baseball Giants: 4 - Pirates: 7 7:00 PM Martin County North ( Sailfish Park )
Sat 4/12 Baseball Braves vs. Hobe Sound Braves 7:00 PM Martin County North ( Sailfish Park )
Tue 4/15 Baseball Giants vs. Nationals 6:30 PM Martin County North ( Sailfish Park )

WE ARE READY TO PLAY SOME BASEBALL!

WELCOME TO THE 2014 SPRING SEASON!     

 

Schedules for all leagues below 

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  To contact MCNLL please email mcnllbaseball@gmail.com  



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Handout: Game Schedules

Thursday, February 20
Thank you to ALL our Volunteers!

We appreciate the committment from our Team Parents in assisting the coaches and the league by communicating with and help keeping our teams organized!  

Please see below the Team Parent Handbook for 2014.


Handout: Team Parent Information

Monday, March 31
Make up Games for Majors

MAJOR LEAGUE MAKE UP GAMES

Every major league team shall play an equal number of games. This is required because a team’s record will determine the team’s seeding in the championship tournament. Therefore, every game scheduled shall be played.

If at any time a game is postponed, for any reason, then that game shall be played on one of the following days:

 

  • The date of either team’s next scheduled practice; 
  • If the postponed game was originally scheduled on a weekday and cannot be made up at either team’s next scheduled practice, the game will be played as the first game of a doubleheader to be played on the first Saturday that follows the postponed game; or 
  • On a date and time agreed to by the managers in consultation with the League Director (however, unless extreme circumstances exist, the make-up game should not be scheduled on a date later than the Saturday that follows the postponed game). (A make-up game may be scheduled on a Sunday only with permission of the League Director.) A maximum of three (3) games can be played in one calendar week. (Sunday through Saturday) The manager of the home team must inform the League Director of the date and time of the make-up game. The league will attempt to schedule umpires but, if no league umpires are available, the manager of the home team shall be responsible for securing two umpires for the make-up game. The failure of a team to make itself available for a make-up game shall subject that team to forfeiture of the game. This determination will be made by the League Director in consultation with the Executive Committee. In addition, the manager of the forfeiting team may be subject to discipline under the league’s Code of Conduct.

 



Monday, March 31
Pitch Counts; Days of Rest; Underage Pitching

Pitch Count: At MCNLL, we have pitch count maximums that are less than the counts allowed by Little League. Those pitch counts are total number of pitches allowed in one day in minors and majors. In March, those counts are 40 in the majors and 30 in the minors. The number of pitches goes up by 10 each month. The only exception to the count is that a pitcher is allowed to finish pitching to the batter he is facing when he reaches his count. (In intermediate and seniors, the pitch counts are found on page 40 of the Little League Regulations.)

 

Days of rest: This is where many of you get tripped up. Please see page 40 of the 2014 Official Regulations (that is the green and white rule book given to your Team Parent). On that page, please read VI(d) regarding days of rest. This rule absolutely applies to MCNLL pitchers and cannot to be waived. Therefore, if your pitcher threw more than 35 pitches yesterday (Saturday), he must have 2 days of rest (i.e., if he pitched more than 35 pitches yesterday, he cannot pitch until Tuesday). The majors managers need to keep this rule in mind this week, as you all play 2 games in 3 day's time. (Days of rest are different for pitchers ages 15-18.)

If you read all of Regulation VI(d) you will see that the days of rest limits includes an "exception" for the last batter faced. The exception states that if your pitcher hits the pitch limit during an at bat, he may finish the at bat, but -- for purposes of applying the days of rest rule -- the pitch count reverts back to the threshold the pitcher hit during the at bat.

Example: John is pitching to Mike. On the first pitch of the at bat, John throws his 35th pitch. John continues to pitch to Mike and eventually induces Mike to ground out on John's 41st pitch. John is removed as pitcher. Ruling: John needs only one day of rest before he can pitch again because John hit the 35-pitch limit during Mike's at bat and then was removed as the pitcher.

Example: John is pitching to Mike. On the first pitch of the at bat, John throws his 35th pitch. Mike grounds out. John continues to pitch and faces Sam. Sam pops out on the first pitch -- John's 36th pitch of the game. John is removed as pitcher. Ruling: John must have two days rest before he can pitch in another game. 

There are two rules that impact your decisions on how to use a player who is both a pitcher and catcher. Regulation VI(a) states: "Any player, who has played the position of catcher in four or more innings in a game, is not eligible to pitch ...."

Please remember that one pitch equals one inning.

Therefore, if you plan too use your starting catcher as a pitcher later in the game, he cannot catch more than 3 innings.

A note on Regulation VI(c) states: "A pitcher who delivers 41 or more pitches in a game cannot play the position of catcher for the remainder of that day."  

 

Under age pitching rule: At MCNLL, we have a local rule that requires every minors and majors team to pitch 8, 9 and 11 year olds a set number of innings, pitches and/or outs each week. This rule cannot be waived. It is the foundation of our overall success. We have the rule in place to help our league continue to develop pitchers. The only way to do that is to work them into game situations. Please read the local rules and familiarize yourself with these mandates.



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Tuesday, December 31

HOME OF THE 2013 STATE OF FLORIDA LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL CHAMPIONS

Players: Dominick Thompson, Marcus Mastellone, Taylor Higgins, Blaine Kilbreth, Richie Pfluger, Jacob Rader, Hunter Wentworth, Zachary Galinis, Tibur Rivero, Wyatt Menendez, Peyton McIntosh, Cameron Provines and Justin Alteri

Manager: Mark Rodgers; Coaches: Tom Galinis, Andrew Rodgers



April Pitch Count Rules



It's April and officially the pitch counts in our minors and majors leagues have changed. In the minors, a pitcher may now throw 40 pitches in a game and in the majors a pitcher may now throw 50 pitches in a game. These rules are league specific for all pitchers, regardless of age. Pitchers at the limit may complete the batter they are facing when they reach the limit.

Please be aware that the April limits will have an impact on the "days of rest rules" that are found in the Little League Rules.

Regardless of age, the days of rest required do not change in April:

Number of Pitches Days of Rest

1-20 none

21-35 1

36-50 2

51-65 3

It is critical that you understand the correlation between our league's local pitch count rules and the Little League days of rest rules. Both rules must be complied with.

Specifically, minors teams are impacted by the 2 days of rest required if a pitcher throws more than 35 pitches. In the MINORS, If you choose to allow a pitcher to throw the maximum of 40 pitches on a Thursday, he cannot pitch on Saturday. If you choose to allow a pitcher to throw 40 pitches on Saturday, he cannot pitch on Monday.

In the MAJORS ..... you will be impacted by the Little League Rules if you allow a pitcher to throw more than 50 pitches. That will require 3 days of rest. So, if you throw a pitcher more than 50 pitches on Wednesday (even if the additional pitches were thrown to complete an at bat) that pitcher cannot pitch on Saturday. If a pitcher throws more than 50 pitches on Saturday, he cannot pitch on Tuesday.

The confusion in this rule occurs when a pitcher hits his limit during an at bat, and the manager chooses to allow the pitcher to finish the at bat.

For example: In a Wednesday night majors game, a pitcher gets to 50 pitches in the middle of an at bat. The manager allows the pitcher to finish the at bat. The batter grounds out on the next pitch -- the pitcher's 51st pitch of the game. The pitcher is removed (consistent with the MCNLL local rule). Because the pitcher threw MORE THAN 50 pitches, he must have 3 days rest (consistent with Little League Rules). This means he would not be eligible to pitch in the team's game on Saturday. (If this happened on a Saturday, the pitcher would not be eligible on Tuesday.)

We require majors managers to keep pitching affidavits. This affidavit should show the number of pitches thrown by each pitcher in each game. That affidavit must be made available to the opposing team's manager in the next game. (In the minors, we ask that managers police themselves.)



Sunday, December 8
DIVISIONS OF LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL

TEE BALL—AGES 4/5 and 5/6

Matt Lewis, 772-708-3019 or lewis.matt11@yahoo.com

The focus of this division is FUN in LEARNING the fundamentals of the game. Throwing, hitting and running the bases will be emphasized. The Executive Committee will appoint teams.

Games are on Saturdays at Sailfish Park on teeball field.  

 

COACH PITCH—AGES 7 and 8

Matt Lewis, 772-708-3019 or lewis.matt11@yahoo.com

The focus in this division is continued fundamental strengthening and learning positions. This is a time for the player to make the adjustment from T-Ball to Minor league play. Teams will be drafted based on evaluation.

Games are on Saturdays usually at 9am or 11AM. 

 

MINOR DIVISION—AGES 9 and 10

Jeff Hoadley, 772-600-0854 or jeffhoadley@yahoo.com

The minor league will focus on the development of pitchers and catchers, as well as the introduction of basic offensive and defensive strategies. Teams will be drafted based on evaluation.

Weekly games are Monday or Thursday at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 1 pm or 4pm. 

 

MAJOR DIVISION—AGES 11 and 12

Tom Galinis, 341-7136 or t tom@galinissmiles.com

Major League Division players incorporate skills, strategies, and fundamentals previously learned into a balanced competitive environment. Although competitive, this league will maintain the highest level of sportsmanship. Teams will be drafted based on evaluation.

Weekly games are Tuesday or Wednesday at 6:30 pm and Saturdays at 4pm or 7pm. 

 

INTERMEDIATE/SR LEAGUE DIVISION-AGES 13-16

Greg Block, 772-285-6627 or gblock@targetsyourmarkets.com

The Intermediate/Senior League format is based on sign-ups and the organization of other inter-league teams. The focus in these divisions is the transition to the larger playing field, pitching from the stretch and stealing. Teams will be drafted after mini practice/evaluation is completed.

Schedules will be determined based on the number of teams within the inter-league.

 

 SOFTBALL DIVISION—AGES 4-16

Steven Weisberg, 708-4045 or weisberg007@yahoo.com

The Softball format is based on MCNLL sign-ups and the organization of other District 17 Inter-League teams. Teams will consist of the following divisions: Coach Pitch, Minors, Majors, and Jr./Sr. leagues. Games times and days to be determined. Mandatory Softball Coaching Clinic for Managers and Coaches will be held. Dates to be determined.



Wednesday, October 2


Your MCNLL Board of Directors for the 2014 Spring Season!
 
League President Bill Stuckey
League Information Officer Erin Silloway
League Safety Officer Glen Blinde
League VP Baseball Mark Rodgers
League Softball Director Steven Weisberg
League Player Agent Kevin O'Sullivan
Sponsorship Director Lisa Esposito
League Umpire-in-Chief Kip Davis
League Secretary Martin Reeder
League Treasurer Jill Davis
League Challenger Director Jeff Dougherty
PC Park Coordiantor Salvatore Yonta
CG Park Coordinator Stacey Dober
Uniform & Photography Dawn Blinde
Majors Director Tom Galinis
Int/Jr/Sr Director Greg Block
Minors Director Jeff Hoadley
Security Officer Jared Kenerson
T/ball/Coach Pitch Director Matt Lewis
Sponsorship Director David Blotnick
Facilities Director Jerry Saylor
SF Park Coordinator Nicole Enos
Auxiliary Director Chris Fries
10th Street Director Jenny Buntin
Equipment Manager Jeremy McGraw  
 
THANK YOU TO ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS! 


Citrus Grove Jan 14
Friday, August 2
Citrus Grove Park



MCNLL will have a new home!

Citrus Grove Community Park for the 2014 Season

 

Thanks to all of you who have helped along the way



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