Umpire Leadership Team

The Umpire Leadership Team (ULT) is composed of 8-10  PHBA veteran volunteer umpires who bring several decades of experience (House & Tournament) to the Blue Crew.  The team's goal is to provide leadership, administration, and instruction to new and returning umpires.  Our objective is to prepare our Blue Crew members for the rigors and requirements of umpiring baseball and softball while making it an enjoyable experience.

In accordance with PHBA's bylaws, the Chief Umpire and ULT are responsible for all aspects of officiating and rules of the game enforcement, the behavior and conduct of the Blue Crew, and any other officiating responsibilities and issues that may surface during the season.  The team works in conjunction with the league's Head Commissioner and Board of Commissioners to insure the boys and girls in PHBA receive umpires trained in the league's principles and philosophies of Positive Coaching and the critical elements of the game.

Headshot - Chief

Ray Wrice "Chief"

Chief Umpire

Headshot - Sumit Mahay

Sumit Mahay

Crew Chief, Western

Eric Pope Mug shot

Eric Pope

Crew Chief, National


Scot Mehl

Crew Chief, American

Headshot - Raul Ortega

Raul Ortega

Crew Chief, Pioneer

Headshot - Bake

"The Bake"

Chief Emeritus

Headshot - Rick Landry

Rick Landry

Chief Emeritus


Aaron Chandler

ULT Associate

National Division

Steve Harvey

ULT Associate

American Division

Jason Jeffrey

ULT Associate

Pioneer Division