Pioneer Baseball League: Pioneer News

Tuesday, February 5
The BullPen
Check out the latest edition of The BullPen.  This is the Babe Ruth League's bi-monthly magazine and there is some great information for parents and coaches.

Tuesday, January 22
Modell's Team Weeks

Pioneer is once again participating in the Springfield Mall Modell's Team Weeks from March 1st - March 29th.  During this time you receive a 15% discount on your entire purchase (not just baseball equipment) and the league receives 5% back.  See the attached handout or click here for the coupon.

Handout: PBL Modell's Team Weeks

Wednesday, June 20
PBL's Heat Policy
See the attached handout for PBL's Heat Policy
Handout: PBL Heat Policy

Thursday, January 17
Volunteers Needed!

Pioneer provides a safe recreational outlet for nearly 600 of our youngsters with a total volunteer staff.
There is a consistent need for additional help from our community.  There are many opportunites to volunteer.

The board will nominate candidates for the various board positions in June and vote in July.  Terms last from August 2013 - July 2014.  While all positions are open for nomination the positions listed below will definitely be vacated after July 2013.

  • Volunteer Coordinator

A description of each position can be found in the PBSL By-Laws attached below.  If you are interested in being nominated for any of these positions or volunteering for any of the other appointed league officers positions listed in the by-laws please contact our president Bobby Hakenson at  

Your support is always appreciated.

Handout: 2012 PBL By-Laws

How PBSL Does Weather Related Cancellations

Bad weather can cause poor field conditions and cancellations of games and practices.

Fairfax County reviews the field status and issues field closure status on the Fairfax County Web Site by 3:00 pm each week day.  We then update the weather line and the web site.  On weekends, we make our own field status determinations.

Even if the County doesn't close fields, we may need to close a field based on our own determination.  Generally, this determination is with the coaches involved in the event.

Pioneer has adopted Clermont Park Fields #1 and #4.  This allows us to make our own determination on those fields and we might open those fields when others are closed.  We will normally update the information line and web site on field status as early as we can, by 3:30 pm on weekdays and by 9:00 am on weekends.  If the league website and the phone line do not specifically state a field is closed, assume it is open.

County Field Closure Site:

County Field Closure Phone Number: 703-324-5264

Pioneer Information Number:  703-879-2886

PBSL's Thunder/Lightening Policy

Tuesday, October 26
Information on Composite Bats for BR 13-15 year old baseball players

District XIII of Virginia Babe Ruth
Did you know that Pioneer Baseball League is part of the NEW District XIII Virginia Babe Ruth Leagues, which combined Districts VI and VII? For more information about our district, click on the link above.


Thursday, January 17
Executive Board for 2012-2013 Season

 President: Bobby Hakenson 
 President Elect: Bob Kohlm 
 Administrative Vice President: George Polovchik
 Secretary:  Lisa Gibson
 Treasurer: Wendy Lucio 
 Equipment Manager: Rich Grace