Spring Baseball Info

Spring Baseball Info

UpdatedMonday April 9, 2018 byChris Ford.

FOIAA members,

     Fort Osage Indian Athletic association would like to thank you for choosing our baseball league this spring.  We work very hard to try to bring the best baseball experience in our area for players, coaches and parents.  We do have some changes this year we wanted to make the league aware of. 

League changes

Parking has changed for us.  If you park on the East side of the complex (Fire Prairie Upper Elementary side) there are no changes.  However, if you park on the West side (the side with the buses) Then there is a major change.  I have attached a map to this email but I will also post a link on our website.  We will no longer be parking in front of the buses.  We will have board members posted the first couple weeks to make sure we are getting into the habit of not parking in front of the buses.  Buses come and go throughout the evening and cannot safely maneuver around our parked cars.  This will add 20 to 50 yards to your walk.  We see this as a small price to pay for the safety of our patrons and their vehicles.  Also, you may not park inside the fences where our employees and board members park.  We will be diligent this year enforcing these rules.  Our second big rule change this year is with pitching.  To better protect our young arms, we are aligning ourselves with the 4 other leagues we inter-league with.  There will be a pitching limit with the number of pitches thrown along with the inning restriction. Umpires will not be responsible for counting the pitches.  This will be the coach’s responsibility.  If a coach questions the number of pitches the pitcher has thrown he will go to the home score keeper and ask.  If the pitcher has met or surpassed the number designated by their age group then the pitcher will be removed from the position and a new pitcher will resume.  There is no penalty for going over the number of pitches  if the opposing coach does not catch it in time.  For Bantams (9’s and 10’s) the max pitch count is 60 pitches or three max innings (9 outs) For Midgets (11’s and 12’s) the max pitch count is 80 or four max innings (12 outs) For Juniors (13’s and 14’s) the max pitch count is 100 or seven max innings (21 outs)

Important Dates

April 15th. 4:00 pm Field 1: Score Keepers Training.  Quick 30 minutes to an hour class on how to keep score.

Pictures: T-ball April 28th – Machine Pitch May 5th – Bantams May 19th – Midgets June 2nd – Juniors – June 30th

Skills competition and Softball game: Saturday June 9th. There will be three different skills challenges set up on each field.  This event is open to EVERYONE of EVERY AGE.  We will have different age divisions and a first, second and third for each event in each age division. Players in our league get a fee entry while all other participants will need to pay $5.  A player may try to improve upon their score with another entry for an additional $5. There will be an awards ceremony followed by a board member vs Coaches softball game. For information will be provided as the time nears for this event. 

 

For any questions you may have please refer to the board member link on our website and find your division rep and contact them.  They will be able to help answer or guide you to any questions you may have.  Thank you and we hope you have a wonderful spring baseball season!!!

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