PBI Baseball League Fall Season

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REGISTRATION FOR THE FALL 2016 SEASON IS NOW OPEN.

MANDATORY LEAGUE MEETING – we will be holding a MANDATORY meeting for all registered teams here at PBI’s indoor training facility in early September. EVERY team MUST be represented – NO EXCEPTIONS.

YES, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND EVEN IF YOU’VE BEEN IN THE LEAGUE IN THE PAST. Three different times will be offered – TBA (you will be asked to pick one). Registered teams will receive an email with complete details. Please contact Jim Monaghan if you need more information.

IF YOUR TEAM IS NOT REPRESENTED AT ONE OF THESE MEETINGS, YOUR TEAM WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PBI BASEBALL LEAGUE FALL 2016 SEASON.

FALL SEASON SCHEDULES, SCORES & STANDINGS WILL BE HERE. Standings will be updated as scores are received. The WINNING coach is to email results to Jim Monaghan at PBI.

The PBI Baseball League fall season is a Sunday league. Game times are determined by coaches. Games may be played on another day by agreement of both teams, but if you are not able to have a team of at least nine players on Sundays in the fall, this might not be the best choice for your team.


2016 PBI Baseball League Rules – The entire PBI Baseball League Rule Set with full index.

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF TEAMS CONFIRMED FOR FALL 2016 PLAY, CLICK HERE.

AGE LEVELS
8U 40/60 – A, AA
9U 46/60 – A, AA, AAA
10U 46/60 – A, AA, AAA
10U 50/70 – (for players turning 11 pre-Aug 31 2017 who will play 50/70 as 11’s next spring)
11U 46-60 – A, AA, AAA
11U 50/70 – AA, AAA

12U 46/60 – A, AA, AAA
12U 50/70 – A, AA, AAA
13U 50/70 – A, AA, AAA
13U 60/90 – A, AA, AAA
14U 60/90 – A, AA, AAA

HIGH SCHOOL LEVELS
16U (formerly Junior Varsity)
18U (formerly Varsity – wood bat)

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE 11U DIVISION THIS FALL?
In the past, the PBI Baseball League has bumped everyone up an age level in the fall. With the new August 31 age cutoff being used at the lower levels, the players who played 10U in spring and summer 2016 will stay 10U and not go to 11U. That said, we are offering a 10U 50/70 division this fall for teams that will be playing 11U 50/70 in spring 2017 who want to get a head-start on the intermediate field size.

2015 CHAMPIONS
8UA – NJ Renegades
8U AA – game not played
9U – Teel Ravens
10U A – Nanuet Knights
10U AA
11U 46/60 – Ramsey Baseball
11U 50/70 – HHB Rookies
12U 46/60 – Teaneck TBO
12U 50/70 A – Tenafly Tigers
12U 50/70 MAZZONE DIVISION
12U 50/70 PERLOZZO DIVISION
13U 50/70 – Clifton Lightning
13U 60/90 – New City Generals
14U A – Pearl River Pirates
14U AA – Oakland Braves
14U AAA – PBI Eagles
16U FRESHMAN – Northern Valley Coyotes
16U JV – Faa Phoenix
18U VARSITY – Hackensack Comets

AGE CUTOFF
The PBI Baseball League is now using the new Little League age cutoff date of August 31 for appropriate age levels. See the chart below for details. For the fall 2016 season, the PBI League will be following the chart below.)

PBI Baseball League Age Chart

Current as of July 24, 2016
BIRTH DATE RANGESPRING 2016SUMMER 2016FALL 2016SPRING 2017SUMMER 2017FALL 2017SPRING 2018
9/1/07 - 8/31/0888899910
9/1/06 - 8/31/0799910101011
5/1/05 - 8/31/0610101011111112
5/1/04 - 4/30/05111112121213
5/1/03 - 4/30/04121213131314
5/1/02 - 4/30/03131314141415
5/1/01 - 4/30/02141415151516
5/1/00 - 4/30/01151516161617
5/1/99 - 4/30/00161617171718
5/1/98 - 4/30/99171718181819

SKILL LEVELS
AAA (formerly American Division) – top travel teams, including club
AA (formerly National Division) – talent equivalent to a town All-Star team
A (formerly Garden State Division) – talent level equivalent to a town recreation team

Please specify age, skill, and field size when registering.

NOTE – your team should pick the appropriate level based upon the combined skill of your players, not where they are from.

BAT REGULATIONS
On December 30, 2010 Little League International issued a moratorium on composite bats from the Majors Division on down. Since then, there has been an incredible amount of confusion regarding what bats are and are not legal. Even the umpires get confused sometimes looking at various bats trying to determine their legality.

baseballbatrulesIn an effort to make things simpler for teams, players, and parents, the PBI Baseball League will once again follow the Little League bat regulations for the 2015 fall season at the 40/60, 46/60, 50/70 and 60/90 field levels covering the age levels from 8U through 14U.

40/60 (8U) and 46/60 Divisions (9U through 12U) – Bats cannot have a barrel size bigger than 2 1/4″. Composite barrel bats are prohibited at these levels unless they have been approved by Little League International. For a complete list of approved 2 1/4″ composite bats click here. Additionally, all non-wood approved 2 1/4″ barrel bats must also have the BPF of 1.15 printed somewhere on the bat.

ALL 50/70 divisions (11U through 13U) & ALL 60/90 divisions at the 13U and 14U levels – Players at these levels may use non-wood bats with a 2 1/4″ barrel, but those bats must meet all approved Little League guidelines as per above. All non-wood 2 5/8″ composite barrel bats must meet the BBCOR -3 standard. All non-wood 2 5/8″ non-composite barrel bats may be any drop.

IMPORTANT NOTE – umpires who are assigned to work PBI Baseball League games have the right granted to them by the League to require a batter to use a heavier bat based upon the physical size of the batter. There are some 12, 13 and 14U players who are too big to be using a -10 2 5/8″ barrel bat. For safety reasons, an umpire can determine such a player needs to use a heavier bat.

Both high school divisions of the PBI Baseball League (junior varsity and varsity) will follow the nationally recognized high school guidelines for bats. All bats at those two levels must meet BBCOR -3 standards.

PITCHING REGULATIONS
9U through 14U will use a pitch count through all divisions. 7U and 8U will have a 2-inning per pitcher rule. For the sake of clarification, an inning pitched consists of 3 outs. There is NO pitch count rule at either of the high school levels. NOTE – New York public schools began using a pitch count at the high school level in 2011. If New Jersey public schools follow suit, the PBI Baseball League will then do the same. Until that happens, there will be NO pitch count at the high school level.

REGULAR SEASON
The regular season for all age levels (8U through high school) will begin Sunday September 11 and continue through Sunday October 30 – 8 game schedule.

THIS IS A SUNDAY LEAGUE. IF YOU CANNOT COMMIT TO SUNDAYS, THIS IS PROBABLY NOT THE LEAGUE FOR YOUR TEAM. IF YOUR TEAM IS PLAYING IN A LOT OF FALL TOURNAMENTS, THIS IS PROBABLY NOT THE LEAGUE FOR YOUR TEAM.

PLAYOFFS
We are working on a scenario under which ALL TEAMS WILL MAKE THE PLAYOFFS. All championship games will take place Sunday November 6 and 13 respectively. PBI provides individual awards for players on the first and second place teams.

COST
REGISTRATION FEEEARLYBIRD PRICE $200 if paid by AUGUST 3rd.
AFTER AUGUST 1 – $275 if paid by August 19.
AFTER AUGUST 19 – the registration fee is $325.
NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE TAKEN WHATSOEVER AFTER 5PM FRIDAY AUGUST 28.

LEAGUE REFUND POLICY – the registration price includes a non-refundable $25 per team administrative fee. NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN ONCE THE SEASON HAS STARTED. Refunds for teams that drop out of the league prior to the start of the season will be made via check.

The PBI Baseball League cannot hold a space for you; teams are taken on a first-paid, first-served basis.

CONFIRMED TEAMS FOR FALL 2016
INFORMATION AS OF 9/8/15 6:00 PM

8U DIVISION

9U DIVISION

10U DIVISION

11U DIVISION

12U DIVISION

13U DIVISION

14U DIVISION

HIGH SCHOOL 16U FRESHMAN DIVISION

HIGH SCHOOL 16U JV DIVISION

HIGH SCHOOL 18U VARSITY DIVISION

2016 PBI Baseball League Rules
The entire PBI Baseball League Rule Set with full index.

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