2015 season is right around the corner – starts May 11th.. (for most leagues.)
NOTE — all leagues are full at this time
Thank you for all those you attended our Coaches meeting…also a thank you to Chris Ramirez (UIS) and Justin Knoedler (LLCC) for speaking.
Also big thank you to the SHS baseball team for assisting us in our work days in getting our fields ready for the season.
ATTENTION – we will be having an umpire clinic for all interested people as follows:
Monday, April 20th from 6:00-8:00 at Rotary Park – this is cancelled due to wet conditions
Monday, April 27th from 6:00-8:00 at Rotary Park.
Anyone new interested in umping please attend.
For your info – weather hotline # is 1-888-475-7770
BAT RULES CHANGES
Effective January 1, 2014 T-Ball, Coach Pitch, Minors, and Majors (12 and Under) Bat Restrictions are as follows: Wood or non-wood bats may be used and must not be larger than 2 3/4 inches. There is no restriction with regard to the differential between length and weight, however, ALL bats with a larger barrel than 2 1/4 (i.e. 2 5/8 and 2 3/4), must have the certification of BPF of 1.15 or less.
As of 9/10/13, this bat restriction rule also complies with the AABC and USSSA standards.
Penalty if brought to an umpires attention (while the batter is hitting or immediately after the batter hits):
1st Offense: Batter is Out, Head Coach is issued a Warning
2nd Offense: Batter is Out, Head Coach is ejected
The Springfield Southwest Baseball Association was formed in 1989 to provide a healthy baseball environment for Springfield area players regardless of their skill level.
The league has grown to support hundreds of children, aged 5-18, as they experience our national past time.