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. After losing an entire season to COVID-19, the umpires need to…

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Sign-ups for batting cages has gone digital. You can now sign-up for batting cages via the sign-up calendar here. The same rules apply – you may only sign up for one day at a time no more than one week in advance. All batting cages are coach pitch only for now; pitching machines are not…

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PHBA is seeking efficient, detail-oriented parents that still love playing with an Etch A Sketch and chalk. Field Prep is your calling and THIS is your chance! Too often, Field Prep is overlooked by many potential volunteers. This simple, yet exhilarating task takes 10 minutes to complete with training, and it’s an important part of…

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Contra Costa County is finally under the threshold of 14 new cases per 100,000 required for moderate risk competitive sports to begin! What does that mean??? It means we can proceed with scrimmages beginning on Friday the 26th. More importantly, Opening Day is now confirmed for Saturday, April 10. For more information, refer to our…

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The rule for the number of coach pitches allowed was changed for baseball in 2020 and is now consistent with softball rules. 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 umpires.…

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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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