PBI Baseball League Spring Season

PBI Baseball League logoREGISTRATION FOR THE 2017 SPRING SEASON IS NOW OPEN.

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The PBI Baseball League spring 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 field a team of at least nine players on Sundays in the spring, this might not be the best choice for your team.

SPRING SEASON SCHEDULES, SCORES & STANDINGS WILL BE HERE. Standings will be updated as scores are received. Scores and play-by-play will be submitted by the HOME team via GameChanger.

2017 PBI Baseball League Rules – The entire PBI Baseball League Rule Set with full index. Please note there is now a pitch count in New Jersey and New York for high school pitchers.

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF SPRING TEAMS CONFIRMED, CLICK HERE

AGE LEVELS
8U 40/60 – A, AA
9U 46/60 – A, AA, AAA
10U 46/60 – A, AA, AAA
11U 46-60 – A, AA, AAA
11U 50/70 – A, 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

16U (formerly Junior Varsity) – current freshmen and sophomores
18U (formerly varsity, wood bat) – current juniors and seniors

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.

REGULAR SEASON
The regular season for ALL age levels (8U through high school) will begin Sunday March 26 and continue through Sunday May 21.
ALL DIVISIONS – will play a guaranteed minimum 8 games (one of those games may be a playoff game). All teams will make the playoffs.

THIS IS A SUNDAY LEAGUE. IF YOU CANNOT COMMIT TO SUNDAYS, THIS IS NOT THE LEAGUE FOR YOUR TEAM.

PLAYOFFS
All teams in all divisions of each age level will qualify for a single-elimination playoff game. Playoffs and championship games will take place in June. PBI provides individual awards for players on the first and second place teams. Winners also receive champion T-shirts. Teams that win their respective championship will receive a FREE berth in a subsequent season of the PBI Baseball League.

COST
REGISTRATION FEE – $225

REGISTRATION CLOSES MARCH 1. Teams registering after that date will be placed on a waiting list.

SPECIAL PRICING – register for spring and summer for $350 or spring, summer & fall of 2017 for just $525

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 prior to the start of the season will be made via check.

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

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BAT REGULATIONS

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 2017 spring 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) 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 uses a pitch count through all divisions. 8U has a 2-inning per pitcher rule. For the sake of clarification, an inning pitched consists of 3 outs. NOTE – New York state high schools began using a pitch count at the high school level in 2011. New Jersey high schools will have a pitch count beginning with the 2017 season. The PBI Baseball League will follow the New Jersey rules for 2017.

AGE CUTOFF
The PBI Baseball League uses the Little League age cutoff dates per the following chart.

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

CONFIRMED TEAMS FOR SPRING 2017
INFORMATION AS OF 1/17/17 3:30 PM

8U DIVISION
New City Generals Blue (AA)

9U DIVISION
Clarkstown Stars (AA)
RBI Lightning (AA)

10U DIVISION
Stony Point Patriots (AA)

11U DIVISION

12U DIVISION

13U DIVISION
New City Generals White (A)

Riverdale Quarry (AA)

Game 7 Lions (AAA)
New City Generals Blue (AAA)

14U DIVISION
New City Generals Blue (AAA)

HIGH SCHOOL JV

HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY

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

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