Get your teams ready by scheduling a friendly scrimmage with bonafide umpires. Remember, scrimmages are now allowed within the state guidelines. It’s a great way to get the kids ready for the season by doing away with the 1st game jitters before Opening Day. The umpires need to dust off the armor and brush out…

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The Overthrow Rules 4.11 for both Pioneer divisions have been rescinded and revamped to encourage the kids (and especially the coaches) to make a play on the runners instead of simply getting the ball back to the pitcher to “kill the play.” In previous years, attempting plays and missing promoted the kids simply running the…

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UPDATE: This Coach Pitch rule only applies to Baseball Pioneer. The rule for the number of coach pitches allowed was changed in 2020. So how many pitches does a coach really get to throw during coach pitch? This one seems simple enough, and yet the math never seems to add up for most coaches and…

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Sign-ups for batting cages has gone digital once again. Team managers are allowed to reserve one batting cage up to ONE week in advance. Cages are open Mondays through Sundays. Check the calendar for available time slots. Cage #1: Closest to PO2 is for softball teams only Cage #2: Middle cage is for baseball teams…

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PHBA is continuing to monitor the situation with COVID-19. Our number one priority is the safety of our players and community. As such, we will develop safety guidelines for the 2022 season in adherence with state and county guidelines regarding outdoor activities. To date, we are not aware of any new restrictions that would impact…

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Contra Costa is now officially in the Orange Tier as of April 7. While this is great news for our community and local businesses, there is no change to the protocols and guidelines for wearing masks and social distancing. Please continue to adhere to the guidelines posted so that our kids can continue to play.…

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The rule for coach pitch interference was changed for baseball in 2020 and is now consistent with softball rules. The coach should make every effort (think Neo in the Matrix) to avoid contact with a hit or thrown ball. However, if the coach is hit by the ball, the ball is LIVE and play will…

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