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    2019 Tournament bRACKETS ARE POSTED!


    Age Cut off has changed!

    Please note that an OHSBL rule change has altered the cut off date for age classification.  It is now May 1st, where it had been June 1st.  This may affect some previously rostered players.  Please contact us with questions.  Thanks!

    2019 OHSBL Rule Changes and Edits

    The following rule changes will take effect for the 2019 season:

    1. Change Rule X1.D2 to remove EE, E and F (page 10 of 2018 Rule Book) to read ALL CLASSES, with an edit to the existing verbiage to give clarity. Charters will have the ability to monitor through language changes. This will allow teams in the same community, in all classes, to bring up younger player or players during regular season games to play if they cannot field 9 players. Players on an older Class roster could also play in a younger class if they are age eligible.

    2. Institute a 15 run mercy rule after 4 innings for Classes F, EE, E and D. The 10 run mercy rule after 5 innings will remain in place.

    The following rule book edits will take effect for the 2019 season:

    1. Allow wood composite and bamboo bats for all classes
    2. Modify Rile 1.10.4 to read “Taping on aluminum or wood bats may be solid or space taped…” In addition, the requirement for wood bats to be space taped will be removed.
    3. Add Axe bats as legal for play as long as they meet all other Hot Stove bat requirements for length, weight and material.
    4. Place a note under equipment section to allow the use of any safety equipment to include facemasks on defense. Also, C-flap attachments for batting helmets will be legal as long as they are properly installed and pose no safety risk due to improper installation.

    2018 OHSBL Rule Changes:

    The following rule changes have been approved by Ohio Hot Stove and will be in effect from the 2018 season forward:

    1. The age cutoff date has been moved from June 1 to May 1.
    2. The ages for Class EE will now be for 15 and 16 year olds, Class E will now be for 17 and 18 year olds. 19 year olds have been removed from Class E.
    3. Class D, a wooden bat adult league for 18 year olds and over, has been added for regular season and tournament play for 2018.
    4. Class H has been changed to 6 inning games (instead of 7 inning games.)


    These are the only rule changes made for 2018. There were no other changes made (such as bats, etc.) When in doubt, refer to the rule book!

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