2024 Spring Season General Information

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Congratulations! League and Tournament Champions

Taylor Made Pools Inc. – 2024 MVUDSS Spring Season LEAGUE Champions

 

  The A-Team – 2024 MVUDSS Spring Season TOURNAMENT Champions

The 2024 Spring Season final league standings and tournament results are posted on the Archives page.

 

2024 Fall Season General Information

The February 10, 2024 Board Meeting Minutes has been posted on the Board Minutes page.

The next board meeting is scheduled for Sunday, June 2, 2024, 11:00 am, Archibald’s/Menifee.
Topics include action items, Bob Kapeller Memorial Tournament 2024, 2024 Spring Season Closeout, 2024 Fall Season.

 

Schedule (next games)

Week 1 – August 12, 2024 – Start of 2024 Fall Season

Time Durham Pawtucket
9:00 TP vs. A E vs. C
10:30 B vs. TP D vs. F
12:00

Home team is listed first.  * 2nd game of doubleheader (if applicable).

Keep in mind, the Schedule will change whenever there is a rainout/cancellation.
We will attempt to get the entire 12-game season and one-day tournament in, but this may necessitate scheduling doubleheaders and significant Schedule changes.

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The Rosters, Schedule, Standings, Rules, and Player Finder files will be posted on their respective website pages.

Initial Schedule

A 12-game regular season will start on August 12, 2024 and will run through December 9, 2024, followed by a 1-day single-elimination tournament on December 16, 2024.
No games on Labor Day, September 2, 2024.
There will be NO doubleheaders for each of the local teams in the initial schedule; however, this may change and/or the season may even be extended a week or two to make up games due to rainouts/cancellations.

Tournament Format (when less than 15 regular season games)

  • All teams will be seeded based on the SSUSA seeding criteria.
  • All teams will play an end-of-season 1-day single-elimination tournament.
  • Teams may pick up players from the league players, the waiting list, or the player pool
  • The higher seed will have its choice of home or visitor.
  • Separate awards will be presented to the regular season and tournament champions.

Refer to the Rules-Fall 2024 file (Rule 22.) on the Rules & Policies page.

2024 SSUSA Rule Changes

Several rule changes/clarifications were approved by the SSUSA Rules Committee and went into effect on December 6-7, 2023.  Effective as of December 1, 2023.  MVUDSS will review the following changes and determine if it will adopt them into its 2024 Spring and 2024 Fall Seasons:

§1.5 • BATTERS BOX and §7.3 • BATTING POSITION – There were multiple proposals presented by both public and committee membership regarding changes to the batters box and batter position rules. For the sake of consistency across all venues where SSUSA plays, the committee adopted, generally, the USSSA Rule 1, section 5, as follows:

“The batter must take an initial position with his back foot no further forward than a line defining the front edge of home plate. The batter will be called out if he hits the ball when the back foot is completely further forward than the line defining the front edge of home plate. NOTE: All other illegally batted ball infractions regarding the side and rear lines of the batter’s box, along with stepping on home plate, remain in effect.”
• PASSED: 12-0-0.  Not adopted by MVUDSS.

§3.4(6) • PENALTY FOR USING AN ALTERED BAT OR SOFTBALL – Section was amended as follows:
A. Penalty for using an altered bat – If a bat is suspected of being altered to enhance performance, a tournament official will determine if the bat will be allowed to be used in play or will request that it be voluntarily surrendered by the owner for inspection. If the player refuses to immediately surrender the bat to tournament officials, the player will be suspended for ten years life, the manager for one year, and the team will forfeit all games played in the current tournament. If the player voluntarily surrenders the bat and it is found to be altered to enhance performance, the player will be suspended for five ten years and the manager for one year. TEAM SANCTIONS: If the player refuses to surrender the bat, or if the bat is found to be altered to enhance performance, the team will forfeit all previously earned current season Tournament of Champions bids and is declared ineligible to participate in the current season SSUSA World Championships and Tournament of Champions. The bat, if surrendered by the owner, will be held and forwarded for testing through the National SSUSA office at the conclusion of the tournament…
• PASSED: 11-1-0.

Rules & Policies Additions / Changes

The following league rules were clarified/modified for the 2024 Spring and Fall Seasons:

  • Rule 2. Altered Bat Rule
  • Rule 7. Late Roster Arrival

The following policy was added for the 2023 Fall Season:

  • Forfeiture Penalty Policy

League Fees

$TBD/player league fee for the 2024 Fall Season.  Due on opening day.
Payable to Steve Baranick (not MVUDSS).

 

Pitching Screens

The Monday league board of directors has unanimously agreed that pitching screens are to be used only for Monday league games, batting practices, and other league-sanctioned events.
They are not to be used for any other purpose.

Batting Practice

* We will be having batting practices at Wheatfield and Lago Vista Parks.
* NO 9:00 am Wednesday BPs at BLD/Perris.
* NO pre-game BPs on empty fields; only on area behind Anaheim Stadium.