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Official notice: The Alliance Hot Stove Baseball League Board of Directors met virtually this evening, 4/29/2020, to decide the course of our 2020 spring/summer season and came to the difficult decision to cancel the season. Much thought and deliberation went into this decision. Ultimately, the safety and health of our players, families, coaches, umpires, and fans is of the utmost importance and must be our primary focus. In regard to your 2020 registration fees - if your pl...ayer will be returning next year, we can credit your fees for 2021 or we can send a you refund. We will be reaching out to all of our players’ families in the next few days to gather your decisions. Please be patient with us as we will be doing our best to reach you all as soon as possible.
We are hoping to be able to hold a fall ball season, if possible, and have already spoken with several area organizations about their potential participation. Those costs would be kept separate from spring ball. Please look for more information regarding fall baseball in the near future, but recognize that we will continue to abide by our governor’s decisions and recommendations of the Ohio Health Department.
Additionally, an article will run in the Alliance Review on 4/30 regarding Ohio Hot Stove League’s plans to move forward with the season. Please know that this was printed before the Alliance Hot Stove board had met and does not represent our decision. Another article will run on Friday to publicly correct our position. All of the volunteers who make Alliance Hot Stove Baseball League a reality are truly saddened by this situation as we love the game of baseball and being able to share it with our community, but we want more than anything for everyone to stay safe and healthy. Thank you to everyone for your support and patience during this difficult time. We hope to see you all on the ball field very soon!
Brian R. Burse
Alliance Hot Stove Baseball League
Area high school seniors, if you played hot stove baseball in both H and G Leagues, you're eligible for the John and Roene Klusch annually renewable scholarship. The form is found by clicking on the document link below. It is a fill-able PDF document, so you could choose to type directly into the form or you could print it and fill it out by hand, neatly. Please be sure to follow ALL directions. Best of luck to all of you!
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:
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.
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