2013 Niagara Regional Mens Slo-Pitch

League & Play-Off Schedule

Updated August 26, 2013

 

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R means Regular season game.   P means Playoff game

Dia

T

Monday

 

 

Aug.26th

D

2

6:15

 

 

V

 

2

2

7:55

*Stompers

R

V

Rippers

2

2

9:15

Jager Bs

R

V

Bullets

2

3

6:15

*Stompers

R

V

Dingers

3

3

7:45

Farsiders

R

V

Buzzards  7/23

3

3

9:15

 

 

V

 

3

4

6:15

Wasted Talent

R

V

*DOP added

4

4

7:45

Little Bones

R

V

*DOP

4

4

9:15

 

 

V

 

4

 

Time

Tuesday

 

 

Aug. 27th

D

1

6;15

 

 

V

 

1

1

7:45

Buzzards

P

V

Coyotes

1

1

9:15

Farsiders

P

V

rippers

1

2

6:15

 

 

V

 

2

2

7:45

*Expos

R

V

*Homers

2

2

9:15

Bullets

P

V

Bucks

2

3

6:15

Astros

R

V

*Expos –from 8/8

3

3

7:45

Minacs Mets

R

V

Falcons from 8/8

3

3

9:15

Bulldogs

R

V

Cubs from 8/14

3

4

6:15

*Mudhens

R

V

*Homers

4

4

7:45

*Mudhens

R

V

*Masterbatters

4

4

9:15

Slammers

R

V

*Masterbatters

4

 

TIME

Wednesday

 

 

Aug.28th

D

1

6:15

*One Old Guy

P

V

*Shockers

1

 

7:45

*Jager Bs

P

V

*Shockers

1

 

9:15

Dingers

P

V

Little Bones

1

2

6:15

Brew Crew

P

V

Dirty Birds

2

2

7:45

*One Old Guy

P

V

Chasers

2

2

9:15

*Jager Bs

P

V

Wasted Talent

2

3

6:15

Jackals

P

V

Mudhens

3

3

7:45

Minacs Mets

P

V

Gophers

3

3

9:15

MOD

P

V

Masterbatters

3

4

6:15

Astros

P

V

Slammers

4

4

7:45

Bulldogs

P

V

Knuckleheads

4

4

9:15

Game On

P

V

Winner @ 7:45

4

 

Time

Thursday

 

 

Aug. 29th

 

2

6:15

Sluggers

P

V

Rippers

2

2

7:45

*Falcons

P

V

*Dawgs

2

2

9:15

Moneyballers

P

V

Stompers

2

 3

6:15

*Blue Jays

P

V

As

3

3

7:45

*Blue Jays

P

V

*Cobras

3

3

9:15

*Falcons

P

V

*Cobras

3

4

6:15

Posse

P

V

DOP

4

4

7:45

Cubs

P

V

Brewers

4

4

9:15

Cardinals

P

V

*Dawgs

4

 

 

PLAY-OFFS

 

Division A

 

 

 

 

 

 

Double Knock-Out

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Dia.

Time

 

 

 

1

Wed.8/28

4

7:45pm

Bulldogs

V

Knuckleheads

2

4

9:15pm

Game On

V

W1

3

Thu. 8/29

4

7:45pm

Cubs

V

Brewers

4

Wed. 9/4

4

7:45pm

L1

V

L3

5

 

4

9:15pm

L2

V

W4

6

 

3

9:15pm

W2

V

W3

7

Thu.

4

7:45pm

L6

V

W5

         Finals

8

Wed.9/11

4

7:45pm

W6

V

W7

9

 

4

*9:15pm

W6

V

W7

 

 

 

*Game 9 if necessary

 

 

 

Division B

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 Teams play 3 game Round Robin

After 3 games, top 4 teams advance to Sudden-Death playoff round

 

Date

Dia

Time

 

 

 

1

Tue.8/27

3

9:15pm

Cardinals

V

Gophers

2

Wed.8/28

3

7:45pm

Mets

V

Gophers

3

Thu.8/29

3

6:15pm

*Blue Jays

V

As

4

3

9:15pm

*Falcons

V

*Cobras

5

4

9:15pm

Cardinals

V

*Dawgs

6

3

7:45pm

*Blue Jays

V

*Cobras

7

2

7:45pm

*Falcons

V

*Dawgs

8

Tue. 9/3

3

6:15pm

Cardinals

V

*As

9

3

7:45pm

*Mets

V

*As

10

3

9:15pm

*Mets

V

Cobras

11

4

7:45pm

Falcons

V

Gophers

12

4

9:15pm

Dawgs

V

Blue Jays

 

Playoffs  - Lose & Out! 

13

Thu. 9/5

3

6:15pm

1st

V

4th

14

3

9:15pm

2nd

V

3rd

 

Finals

 

 

 

 

 

15

Tue.9/10

3

7:45pm

W13

V

W14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Division C

 

 

 

 

 

Play 2 games in RoundRobin.

All teams advance after being placed in standings

Sudden Death playoffs from that point on!

 

Date

Dia

Time

 

 

 

1

Wed.8/28

3

6:15pm

Jackals

V

Mudhens

2

4

6:15pm

Astros

V

Slammers

3

Tue. 9/3

4

6:15pm

Mudhens

V

Astros

4

Thu. 9/5

2

6:15pm

*Homers

V

Jackals

5

2

7:45pm

*Homers

V

Slammers

 

Playoff – Sudden Death

 

 

 

6

Tue.9/10

4

6:15pm

4th

V

5th

 

Semis

 

 

 

 

 

7

Tue.9/10

4

7:45pm

1st

V

W6

8

4

9:15pm

2nd

V

3rd

 

Finals

 

 

 

 

 

9

Wed. 9/11

4

6:15pm

W8

V

W7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Division D

 

 

 

 

 

6 team Round Robin/all teams plys 2 games and placed in standings

All teams advance to Playoffs, and one loss after that and BYE BYE!

 

Date

Dia

Time

 

 

 

1

Wed.8/28

2

6:15pm

Brew Crew

V

Dirty Birds

2

3

9:15pm

MOD

V

Masterbatters

3

Tue. 9/3

2

6:15pm

*Expos

V

Red Sox

4

2

7:45pm

*Expos

V

MOD

5

Wed. 9/4

2

6:15pm

Dirty Birds

V

Masterbatters

6

2

7:45pm

Brew Crew

V

Red Sox

 

Playoff Sudden Death

 

 

 

7

Mon.9/9

2

9:15pm

4th

V

5th

8

3

6:15pm

3rd

V

6th

 

Semis

 

 

 

 

 

9

Tue.9/10

3

6:15pm

1st

V

W7

10

3

9:15pm

2nd

V

W8

 

Finals

 

 

 

 

 

11

Wed. 9/11

3

9:15pm

W7

V

W8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Division E

 

 

 

 

 

5 Team Round Robin.

All teams advance to Sudden Death

 

Date

Dia.

Time

 

 

 

1

Wed.8/28

1

6:15pm

*One Old Guy

V

*Shockers

2

2

7:45pm

*One Old Guy

V

Chasers

3

Wed.8/28

2

9:15pm

 *Jager Bs

V

 Wasted Talent

4

1

7:45pm

*Jager Bs

V

*Shockers

5

Tue.9/3

2

9:15pm

Chasers

V

Wasted Talent

 

Playoffs  Lose And Eliminated!

6

Wed.9/4

1

6:15pm

4th

V

5th

 

Semis

 

 

 

 

 

7

Wed.9/4

1

7:45pm

1st

V

W6

8

1

9:15pm

2nd

V

3rd

 

Finals

 

 

 

 

 

9

Wed. 9/11

3

9:15pm

W7-

V

W8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Division F

 

 

 

 

 

      6 Team RRobin play 2 games and all advance to Sudden Death playoff!

      All advance to Sudden-Death playoff round, lose a game & eliminated

 

Date

Dia

Time

 

 

 

1

Tue.8/27

2

9:15pm

Bullets

V

Bucks

2

Thu.8/29

4

6:15pm

Posse

V

DOP

3

2

9:15pm

Moneyballers

V

Stompers

4

Thu. 9/5

4

6:15pm

Bullets

V

DOP

5

3

7:45pm

Posse

V

Stompers

6

4

9:15pm

Moneyballers

V

Bucks

 

Playoffs - Sudden-Death

7

Tues.9/10

2

6:15pm

3rd

V

6th

8

2

7:45om

4th

V

5th

 

Semis

 

 

 

 

 

9

Wed.9/11

2

6:15pm

1st

V

W8

10

3

6:15pm

2nd

V

W7

 

Finals

 

 

 

 

 

11

Wed. 9/11

3

7:45pm

W9

V

W10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Division G

 

 

 

 

 

      7 Team RRobin, all play 2 games and all advance to

      Sudden Death playoffs

 

Date

Dia

Time

 

 

 

1

Tues.8/27

1

9:15pm

Farsiders

V

Rippers

2

1

7:45pm

Buzzards

V

Coyotes

3

Wed.8/28

1

9:15pm

Dingers

V

Little Bones

4

Thur.8/29

2

6:15pm

Sluggers

V

Rippers

5

Tue.9/3

1

7:45pm

Sluggers

V

Little Bones

6

1

9:15pm

Farsiders

V

Coyotes

7

1

6:15pm

Buzzards

V

Dingers

 

Playoffs  Lose & Gone Now!

 

 

8

Mon.9/9

1

6:15PM

4th

V

5th

9

4

7:45PM

3rd

V

6th

10

3

7:45PM

2nd

V

7th

11

Mon.9/9

1

7:45pm

1st

V

W8

12

1

9:15pm

W10

V

W9

 

Finals

 

 

 

 

 

13

Tue.9/10

1

7:45pm

W11

V

W12

 

 

Niagara Regional Slo-Pitch League Standings

Mens Division

As of August 22, 2013

Division I

  GP

 W

L

T

PTS

Game On

12

11

1

0

22

Bulldogs

12

6

6

0

12

Brewers

12

6

6

0

12

Cubs

12

5

7

0

10

Hitmen

12

5

7

0

10

Knuckleheads

12

3

9

0

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Division II

GP

W

L

T

PTS

Minacs Mets

11

7

4

0

14

Aging As

12

7

5

0

14

Blue Jays

12

7

5

0

14

Falcons

11

6

5

0

12

Cardinals

12

6

6

0

12

Cobras

12

6

6

0

12

Dawgs

12

5

7

0

10

Gophers

12

5

7

0

10

Jackals

12

4

8

0

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Division III

GP

W

L

 T

PTS

Astros

11

9

2

0

18

Homers

10

6

4

0

12

Masterbatters

10

5

4

1

11

Mudhens

10

5

5

0

10

Slammers

11

5

6

0

10

MOD

12

4

7

1

9

Brew Crew

12

4

8

0

8

Expos

10

3

5

2

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Division IV

GP

W

L

T

PTS

Red Sox

12

9

3

0

18

Dirty Birds

12

8

3

1

17

Chasers

12

7

5

0

14

One Old Guy

12

6

6

0

12

Shockers

12

6

6

0

12

Bullets

11

4

6

1

9

Jager Bombs

11

3

8

0

6

Posse

12

3

9

0

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Division V

GP

W

L

T

PTS

Wasted Talent

11

9

2

0

18

Moneyballers

12

8

3

1

17

DOP

10

6

4

0

12

Stompers

10

6

4

0

12

Little Bones

11

4

6

1

9

Bucks

12

4

7

1

9

Rippers

11

3

7

1

7

Dingers

11

1

8

2

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Division  V I        

GP

W

L

T

 PTS

Buzzards

11

8

3

0

16

Sluggers

12

7

5

0

12

Coyotes

12

6

6

0

12

Farsiders

11

2

9

0

4

 

 

 

 

***GAME RESULTS*** *Important!

The WINNING TEAM is responsible for WITHIN 24 HRS., when you win! (IF game is tied, HOME team must Report! TWO WAYS of doing it:

(1) Call 905-988-0583 (Anytime of day)

Preferred way – Email: dbowers4@cogeco.ca

 

CANCELLED GAMES:

  1. When reason is WEATHER,  HOME TEAM IS RESPONSIBLE!!
  2. For any other reason, the team canceling the game is responsible!

FOLLOWING STEPS MUST BE TAKEN when canceling a game!

(1)   Call Umpires (See above)

(2)   Call Opposing team #1 Contact,

(3)   Call/Email Don Bowers, so he can reschedule the game & cancel the Park

(4)    NOTE: If cancelling for any reason other than weather, it must be done 48 hours in advance of the game, or you will forfeit the game!

 

**CHECK CONDITION OF PARKS HOTLINE -  (905) 688-5601  Ext. 1534

 

NOTE: IF it rains during the day and there is doubt about cancelling, you must call Field Conditions Hotline and find out if the Parks Board have cancelled the diamonds.

Sometimes, they cancel games because they dont  want us on the wet diamonds.

 

NRSPL RULES

 

CURRENT RULES set out in S.P.O.A. Rulebook apply in all Divisions with the following exceptions!

 

IMPORTANT: 

RULE in ALL Divisions FORCE PLAY @ HOME

ALL Divisions will use the Commitment Line at home (See SPOA rulebook). Defensive player at home can touch the runner, between the lines, or touch home as a force play!    The rule will be as it reads in the Rulebook! Any contact between runners and Defensive player(s) at home may result in ejections!

 

UMPIRES:

Before the games starts, BOTH teams must pay the Umpires $25.00 in CASH, and give the umpire a NEW ball.    Must be done BEFORE THE GAME!

Official ball is Worth Yellow SPO12CY!  Only ball that umps will accept!

 

All Divisions use a 2 Man system!

In the event of inclement weather, you will be refunded the money in full IF three (3) complete innings have NOT been played.

 IF 3 complete innings have been played, the umpires will keep the money.

As far as submitting results of any Game, a game will be declared OFFICIAL after 5 complete innings, or 4.5 IF the Home team is ahead.

 

BATTING ORDER:

Your Batting order in our league is unlimited, from a minimum of 8 to a maximum of 17!  You can bat everyone on your bench, or bat less than 17 and substitute for any player that is in the starting lineup, with someone that is not in the starting lineup!

The minimum number of players to start a game is eight!  IF a team starts with 8 or 9 players, the 8th and 9th spots in the batting order are NOT automatic outs!

If a team starts a game with 8 players and the team drops below 8 because of injury or ejection of player(s), the game is forfeited!  The game is not considered a forfeit (see further rules regarding forfeits below) if it has started and ends because of this, so both teams are still responsible for paying an umpire and no refund is in order! 

ALSO

IF a 9th –or- 10th player shows up after a game has started, he can be inserted at the bottom of the batting lineup and into the field as soon as he shows up, even if the team has gone through the batting order already!

 

IF a team starts a game with 10 or more players, and a player shows up late, he can be put at the bottom of the order ONLY IF the team has not gone through the Batting order. Once the leadoff batter goes to bat for the 2nd time, the player cannot be added to the bottom of the lineup, and can be added only as a substitution for a player in the starting lineup!

IF a team starts with 9 or 10 players, and someone leaves or an injury occurs, the spot in the batting order becomes an AUTOMATIC OUT!

IF a team starts with 11 or more players, and someone leaves or is injured, the spot(s) do NOT become automatic outs until you drop below 10!

 

FORFEITS:

If a team forfeits a game because of lack of players, or does not show up for a scheduled game, this team is responsible for PAYING BOTH UMPIRES ($50.00),

either right at the park, when it happens, or it must be paid BEFORE the teams next scheduled game!   If not paid at the game when it happens, or in days before the next game, the umpires for your next game will be looking for the money   for the forfeit, + the money for that game!  The opposing team will receive 2 pts for a forfeit win!  There will be fines levied to teams that forfeit more than 2 games during the season!   Teams with more than 2 forfeits are subject to folding the franchise!

OFFICIAL SCOREKEEPER:

The Home Team will always be the Official scorekeeper, so if there is any discrepancy in the score between the 2 teams, the umpire will always go by the Home Teams score. It is very important therefore, that the scorekeepers of each team check with each other on a regular basis. (I.e. EVERY inning)  and if there is a discrepancy, the umpire will resolve the problem then!

As the case is, in tournaments, the Home team in each game is decided by the flip of a coin before every game.

 

COURTESY RUNNERS:

This is in exception to the S.P.O.A. Rulebook!

Each team is permitted a maximum of 5 Courtesy Runners in a game.  Courtesy runners may be anyone on your roster, whether they are in the batting order, or not! They must be announced to the umpire as they are used. (I.e.: Courtesy Runner #3 Mr. Umpire.

Teams are also permitted to have ONE player who will get a free runner every time he gets on base, and is NOT charged AS ONE OF YOUR OTHER 5 Courtesy runners. This shall be known as the Man Rule, in tribute to one of the slowest runners that ever played in the league!  This player must be identified to the Home Plate umpire, as soon as he gets on base for the 1st time!  Mr. Umpire, this player will be the Man Rule runner!  IT cannot change later in the game!

 

CURFEWS:

No inning will start after 80 minutes have elapsed from the start of the 1st game!  The 2nd & 3rd games are timed from the 1st pitch of the game! The main cause of curfews is teams not hustling on and off the field, so please encourage your players to hustle and avoid the curfews!

10 Minutes GRACE PERIOD is allowed from the scheduled start time for a team to field 8 players! As soon as a team has 8 players, the game will start. There is no grace period for any team waiting for their 9th or 10th players, the game must start!

 

 

*EJECTIONS:  REMEMBER THIS!!

Anyone that is ejected from a game for a minor offence must sit out the remainder of that game, and the teams next scheduled game as well!  All ejections will be reported to the Umpire-in-Chief, who will advise the League Executive and the umpire(s) of this teams next scheduled game!  IF player(s) ejected for rough play, fighting, excessive verbal abuse of an umpire, or physical abuse of an umpire, they will be suspended indefinitely, until the league has held a hearing.  These offences will not be condoned and players can expect lengthy suspensions for such action!

BEWARE, that if a player is ejected in the 1st half of a scheduled Doubleheader for your team, he automatically sits out the 2nd game, as his suspension!

 

EXTRA INNINGS:

If a game is tied after 9 innings, and the curfew has NOT been reached, the teams will play ONE extra inning to break the tie.   In the extra inning, the last scheduled batter of the previous inning will start at 2nd base, and no more than this one extra inning can be played. TIED games will count in the standings as one point, if they happen!

 

GROUND RULES at McCaffery Park:

The edge of Stone path will be the out-of-play line in right field of Dia#2 and leftfield on Dia#1! The fence that extends down the opposite sides of these diamonds is the out-of-play line. Diamonds #3 & #4 have fences down both lines for out-of-play line(s)!

 

JEWELLERY RULE:

ONE WARNING will be given to each team, not each player!

The second infraction will be an automatic out, as per Slo-Pitch Ontario rules.

If a player has been warned or called out and doesnt remove the jewellery, the player is removed from the game. Beware, in tournaments, there is NO warning.

 

MERCY RULE:  12 Runs/7 Innings

Visiting team ahead by 12 runs after 7 or 8 complete innings!

Home team ahead by 12 runes ANYTIME after Visiting team has batted 7 times, and the game is over IMMEDIATELY!

EG:  Home Team goes up by 12+ in the bottom of the 7th –or- 8TH inning, with none out, and GAME OVER RIGHT AWAY!

 

PITCHING:

Umpires will be enforcing the arc at ALL times, very strictly!  Umpires are told If in Doubt, Illegal Pitch.

The umpires will force the pitcher to pause before delivering each pitch.

There is an imaginary rectangle box, that extends 10 feet back of the rubber, and the pitcher can stand anywhere, as long as one foot is in contact with this box! The pitcher is allowed only ONE step back or forward with the delivery of the pitch.

If he takes more than on step, an ILLEGAL PITCH will be called.

 

WARMUPS:

Pitchers can take THREE warm-up pitches in the 1st inning, and only ONE after. NEW pitchers take 3 warm-up pitches when making their 1st appearance!

WARMUP INFIELD and/or OUTFIELD BALL is allowed in the 1st inning only! Not allowed after the 1st inning, even if a new fielder comes into the game!

 

MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENTS:

ALL PLAYERS IN THE LEAGUE are required to have reached their 18th Birthday. IF you wish to use player(s) under 18, a letter of permission must be submitted and signed by Parent or Guardian, and addressed or dropped off for Don Bowers at Seymour, Fair Insurance, 200 Welland Ave., St.Catharines, Ont. L2R 2P8!

 

Drinking at the Diamond AND around the Bench will not be tolerated:

Umpires make note that there were players drinking on the benches last year, and players walking off the bench and into the stands beside the diamond and imbibing! You are therefore warned that the umpires have been instructed that if any player brings booze onto the bench, or drinks in the stands beside the diamond, he will be ejected from the game!

 

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