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Equipment Uniform FAQ

What equipment is provided by PHBA?

PHBA provides a bat, batting helmet, softball fielding mask, catcher's gear and practice balls to every team for any player's shared use. However, if purchasing equipment, please refer to the additional FAQ list.

Uniform jerseys, hats and socks will be provided. The team will decided on the pants and belt color to be purchased by individual families.

Batting Helmets

Baseball players must wear a helmet with face protection, either a face-guard or c-flap.

Softball players must ear a help with a face-guard; a c-flap is not allowed for softball.

Softball Fielding Masks

Fielding masks are required for all softball pitchers.

Bats

Any bat can be used for any PHBA division play.

Cleats

Cleats are highly recommended for Pioneer division and above. Metal cleats are never allowed.

Jackets / Outerwear

During inclement weather, it is highly suggested that players were layers underneath their uniforms. If jackets or sweaters must be worn on the outside, the garments must be zipped all the way up. Loose clothing will not be allowed at the umpires discretion for safety precautions.

Jewelry / Watches

For the safety of our players, jewelry and watches are not allowed by any player. This includes watches, bracelets, chains, necklaces, etc. This rule will be enforced at the umpires discretion.

Sunglasses

Sunglasses may be worn by any player unless the reflection interferes with the batter's vision at the umpires discretion. 

Know the Rules!

When Does 3=1? [Coach-Pitch]

By Raul Ortega | February 22, 2021

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.…

Coach Pitch Interference

By Raul Ortega | February 20, 2021

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…

The “Look Back” Rule

By libby | January 25, 2021

The Look Back rule is specific to softball.  The rule, in the words of USA Softball (teamusa.org), “was supposed to stop players from dancing around between bases while the ball was in the Pitcher’s possession and control in the Pitcher’s Circle.”  The short, paraphrased version of this rule is this:  When the Pitcher A) Has…

The “Foul Tip”

By libby | January 12, 2021

The foul tip is one those baseball rules that confuses the casual enjoyer of America’s pastime and infuriates baseball purists.  This article is designed to help you understand this simple yet often misunderstood rule. According to MLB.com,  “A foul tip is a batted ball that goes sharply and directly to the catcher’s hand or glove and…

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