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Registration is CLOSED. Waitlist is CLOSED.

Posted by Lew Lee at Sep 13, 2017 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
Some date changes: Fall Ball Kick-Off is Sunday, Aug 27. First intraleague game is Sunday, Sep 10. Eight Sundays of intraleague games. Fall Ball Brawl (closing games) will be Sunday, Nov. 5.

We are at capacity. Registration is closed. Registrations currently in the mail will be put on the waitlist as they are received. Letters mailed on Saturday (8/5) will arrive in our post office box on Wednesday. To be placed on the waitlist, registrations must be submitted. We do not accept waitlist requests without the registration form and payment. Anyone placed on the waitlist will be notified by email. It will take us a week, possibly more, to make team assignments. Until then, we will not know which division waitlist your players will be on.

This year we will have only Monta Loma to play on and can field 6 teams -- two in each division of Majors, four in Minors AAA, and Farm AA. We will hold combined team practices during the week by division for the 6 teams.

Teams will also practice on Saturdays. All games are played on Sundays with teams from other leagues in District 44. Games are scheduled by the District Fall Ball Coordinator and the schedule is released about a week before the first district games. MVLL will have an Opening Day of MV vs MV games, currently planned for the Sunday after before Labor Day weekend.

As in previous years, there are no in-person registration events for Fall Baseball. Registrations are accepted using the U.S. Mail. Acceptable forms of payment are check or money order. No PayPal. No cash is accepted since there are no in-person events. Postmark dates are used to determine the order in which registrations are received. Fall Baseball will sell-out quickly and we will have wait lists. For more information, please email fallball@mvll.org.

We encourage prospective team managers and coaches to let Mike Reelfs know they are interested by July 31. Also, we are expanding umpiring opportunities for the Majors and Minors Fall Baseball games. Send email to umpires@mvll.org if you desire to umpire. Experienced MVLL players who will be in the 2018 Juniors Division or Babe Ruth League are encouraged to apply.

Flyer describing the program: [PDF]

Fall Ball is for ages 7 to 11. Baseball age is defined using the 2017 Little League Age Chart.

The Registration Form [PDF] can be filled in using an Acrobat-compliant application then printed for mailing. Remember to include a check or money order in the mailing.

Mail the completed registration form with payment (made out to MVLL) to:
MVLL
PO Box 614
Mountain View CA 94042

 

Last day to register is Wednesday, August 16, 2017. Registration will likely end earlier because we can have only 6 teams this year. Notices will be posted on the website as waitlists for each division are created.

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Fall Ball Interleague Schedule Announced

Posted by Lew Lee at Sep 12, 2017 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
The interleague schedule has been released. Fall Ball families have been emailed the games schedule for their team.

[Fall Ball Schedule]
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Fall Ball Games Rules FAQ

Posted by Lew Lee at Aug 21, 2017 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

These are responses to submitted questions about Minors/Majors Playing Rules. Submit questions to fallball@mvll.org and you will receive an email response and we will post it here.

Balks
There is no Balks in minors or majors but the pitchers should be told what they are doing and warned.

Pitch Counts
Pitch counts will not matter during Fall Ball since a pitcher can only pitch 2 innings in a day and there is a week between games.

Runners Stealing Bases
Runners must be on the base until the ball gets to home plate and then are free to advance at their own risk.(Green Book Rule)

Infield Fly Rule
Infield fly rule is tricky but should be called by the umpire but most of the time it is a tough judgement call considering the level of play.

Umpires
MVLL will try to supply umpires for the games at Monta Loma but not guaranteed. If there are no umpires then the fielding team will call balls and strikes from behind the mound and is the official umpire for that 1/2 inning. Unless there is another agreement in place, the call by the guy behind the mound is official. Base coaches on the other team at the bases can assist in making calls but ultimately, it's the guy behind the mound who makes the official call.)

Continuous Batting Order
Yes continuous batting order in Minors and Majors Fall Ball. (For the league kick-off games, each team will keep their batting order going through all the games.) 

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McKelvey's Construction Status

Posted by Lew Lee at Aug 8, 2017 5:00PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
[Click on title to see current status on the Santa Clara Water Distict's information page.]

New Video (2017-Aug-07) [8.5 MB]

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Registration information will be released on July 31. Registrations will be accepted beginning August 1 (postmark date). This year we will have only Monta Loma to play on. Previously, we were planning to field 2 Majors and 2 Minors AA teams because of practice field time limitations. We have changed from fielding 4 teams to 6 -- two in each division of Majors, Minors AAA, and Farm AA.  By holding combined team practices during the week by division, we will be able to field 6 teams.

Teams will also practice on Saturdays. All games are played on Sundays with teams from other leagues in District 44. Games are scheduled by the District Fallball Coordinator and the schedule is released about a week before the first district games. MVLL will have an Opening Day of MV vs MV games, currently planned for the Sunday after Labor Day.

As in previous years, there will be no in-person registration events for Fall Baseball. Registrations will only be accepted using the U.S. Mail. Acceptable forms of payment will be check, money order, or PayPal. No cash will be accepted since there are no in-person events. Postmark dates are used to determine the order in which registrations are received. Fall Baseball will sell-out quickly and we will have waitlists. Be sure to watch your email for the registration announcement on July 31. For more information, please email fallball@mvll.org.

We encourage prospective team managers and coaches to let Mike Reelfs know they are interested by July 31. Also, we are expanding umpiring opportunities for the Majors and Minors Fall Baseball Games. Send email to umpires@mvll.org if you desire to umpire. Experienced MVLL players who will be in the 2018 Juniors Division or Babe Ruth League are encouraged to apply. image

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