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STATEMENT FROM OHSBL CONCERNING COVID-19 4/6/20

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STATEMENT CONCERNING STAY AT HOME ORDER (3/23/2020)

PUBLIC NOTICE:  Due to the Stay at Home order issued by the Director of Health for the State of Ohio, all practicing for Hot Stove teams must cease until further notice.  We recognize that these are trying times, but we must all do our part to make certain that we ensure the health and safety of all of our families, friends, neighbors, and communities.  We are still operating with the expectation that our season will be able to be played.  We will continue to keep you all as informed as possible.  If you have questions, feel free to reach out to us.

STATEMENT FROM OHSBL CONCERNING COVID-19 (3/20/2020)

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STATEMENT FROM ALLIANCE HOT STOVE CONCERNING COVID-19 (3/19/2020)

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REGISTRATION FOR THE 2020 SEASON IS STILL OPEN!

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR I THROUGH F LEAGUES (7-14 YR OLDS).

WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING T-BALL (5-6) AND 14+

FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW TO SIGN UP ONLINE.

TO REGISTER IN PERSON, YOU CAN PRINT THE FORM BELOW AND MAIL IT TO US.  YOU CAN ALSO DROP IT IN THE MAILBOX AT THE CONCESSION STAND AT BUTLER RODMAN PARK.
 

2020 Class EE, E, Men's D Survey Now Available!

Any community or manager that wishes to enter a team in Class EE (15-16 year olds,) Class E (17-18 year olds) or Men's Class D (19 years and older) must complete an online survey form to be included in the 2020 season. Please only complete one survey per team.

Follow the link below to complete the survey:

BECOME AN UMPIRE

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN UMPIRE FOR HOT STOVE BASEBALL, PLEASE COMPLETE THE ONLINE REGISTRATION BY FOLLOWING THE LINK.  IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, YOU MAY CONTACT OUR CHIEF UMPIRE, JASON NUTTER, AT 330-257-0935.

YOU MAY ALSO VISIT OUR "UMPIRE INFO" TAB FROM THE MAIN MENU FOR MORE, INCLUDING THE TRAINING POWER POINT AND ONLINE CERTIFICATION EXAM!


2020 OHSBL RULE CHANGES

The following rule changes were voted on by all Charters at the October 13, 2019 Annual Meeting:

1. Continuous Batting Order - Allow all teams to use a continuous batting order if they choose to do so. Would have to declare at ground rules. If a player is injured during the game they would become an out when it is their turn at bat. This would be for all Hot Stove Classes HH-D. Class I would still be mandated to use the existing rule. The EH would still be an option as well. All players present at the game would have to be used in the batting order. If a player arrives late, they would have to be added to the bottom of the lineup. This would give teams that choose to use it, the ability to get more players in the game. This rule would be used in both regular season and tournament play. Substitution rules must still be met by class while using a continuous batting order. Player matching would not be permitted for teams opting to use a continuous batting order. This rule change has passed.


2. Change 60% Rule - Change the rule that states a double rostered player must play in 60% of played games to at least 50%. The existing rule excludes players that play in over half a team’s games, but often times calculates to 57-58%. The spirit of the rule is to eliminate stacking up a team for tournaments but often a player that played a majority of games cannot play because of the math. This would still ensure the player participates in a majority of the team’s played games and is eligible for tournament play. This rule change has passed.
 

In addition, the following items will be discussed at the meeting:

Constitutional Change
1. Elimination of the need to appeal a red light if verification of offenses can satisfy the board that previous appeal(s) has addressed the matter(s) driving the red light status. If an applicant receives a red light and successfully appeals to be allowed to coach, then that successful appeal will follow that applicant every year, provided the red light is given for the same offense(s). Applicant would still be required to email the Executive Secretary to be allowed to coach. Any new offenses would require a complete appeal process. This constitutional change has passed.


Ohio Hot Stove Baseball League

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Download the free SportsEngine app for Android and Apple devices, or follow us on the web with your PC or mobile browser!  Once you create an account using only your email address and unique password, you'll be able to follow your team or league schedule, standings, or scores throughout the season.  You can use the team ID that appears in the top right corner of each team's page to find them on the app or you can search for them by name.   League officials will be able to make updates to the scores and standings with the touch of their screens!  If you have any questions, please free to write to us at alliancehotstove@gmail.com

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