News and Announcements
[Fall Ball Schedule]
These are responses to submitted questions about Minors/Majors Playing Rules. Submit questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive an email response and we will post it here.
There is no Balks in minors or majors but the pitchers should be told what they are doing and warned.
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.
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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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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.