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"Georgian Bay Minor Softball League"

"GBMSL"

The "GBMSL" Member Communities

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Coldwater Rippers coldwater@gbmsl.ca
Elmvale Expos expos@gbmsl.ca
Hillsdale
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Lafontaine lafontaine@gbmsl.ca
Minesing Otters minesingball@gbmsl.ca
Oro
oro@gbmsl.ca
Port McNicoll Thunder portthunder@gbmsl.ca
Toanche Eagles toanche@gbmsl.ca
Vasey Giants giants@gbmsl.ca
Victoria Harbour Hornets hornets@gbmsl.ca
Wyevale wyevale@gbmsl.ca
Wyebridge
wyebridge@gbmsl.ca

 

The GBMSL is a co-operation of approx. 11 communities in the Georgian Bay area. Each community has a representative that sits on the GBMSL and the league executive is elected from those individuals.

Our season begins on the May long weekend and runs until Mid August to September depending on the teams involved. Our registrations generally begin in each community by March.

We are a mixed league starting at age 6 and running to age 20, playing competitive fastball amongst the other participating communities of the GBMSL


There are 76 teams registered in the GBMSL this season,
14 Tyke, 13 Mite, 19 Squirt, 15 Peewee, 8 Bantam & 7 Midget
Looks like the beginning to an awesome season, Scheduling begins now!!
First games and season start is Monday May 14th for Tyke and Bantam divisions
Tuesday May 15th for Mite and Midget
Wednesday May 16th for Squirt
Thursday May 17th for Peewee

Wednesday May 2nd is the Mandatory "Tyke Coach" meeting at 7 p.m. There must be a rep for each team in the GBMSL at the event or teams will be withdrawn from the league and communities bond will be cashed ($200 fine)
We also strongly encourage junior umpires who are doing the Tyke division to attend this event!
Location is the Township of Tiny Community Centre, 91 Concession 8 East, Tiny (the old hunter and angler building)

Saturday May 5th @ Waverley Gospel Hall- 17017 County Road 27, Waverley is the "Level 1 Exam Meeting" from 10 a.m. to Noon- Pizza provided- and it's free

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Face guards on Helmets are required in SQUIRT, MITE & TYKE for 2018, this is 2 years later so Squirt is now on the list for 2018. In 2020 Peewee will also be added to the required list of divisions. It is strongly reccommeded by the league at all levels!

Pitching rule change for 2018- Softball Ontario has adopted a one year trial which will likely be adopted so the GBMSL has decided to introduce change as well for the upcoming season. This affects Bantam & Midget teams only. Details will be given to centers at Spring GBMSL meeting but in summary rule allows just the pivot foot on the plate and removes need to drag (replant is still illegal)

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Special Thanks to Centretown Sports on their kind sponsorship donation to our program this season!

Thanks go out to Chappy's Engraving on their donation of trophys/plaques in support of the all All Star Weekend!

 

League Liasons- Tyke-Keith Chapman, Mite & Squirt-Ed Moriarty, Peewee, Bantam & Midget- Carl Luoma - any issues/rule interpretations should be directed to these folks first.


 

  

Rules-Constitution-Offense Declaration

INJURY REPORT

BATS

Diamond Directions

 

The Don Hawke Midget Memorial Trophy

The Peter Robinson Bantam Memorial Trophy

     Baseball Expressions  Some ball Chatter  Famous Ball Quotes

TOURNAMENTS 2018

Tournament Details, Umpire Assignments will be updated as the tournaments approach, generally at least one week in advance. Results will follow tournament based on information conveyed to the league through coaches & photos taken

NOTE: IMPORTANT- In the past we have had several rain games in all divisions played on the Sunday- not being able to field a team because parents didn't plan on being available for the Sunday will not be considered a valid argument and it will result in a team forfeit from the tournament. Please make sure that you don't ignore the Sunday date, if cancellations due to weather occur, then games will be played on the Sunday if necessary!

Tournaments 2018

Dates for 2018

Hosts 2018

updated in Red

2017 info will be updated to this section once formats are sorted out, often not until a week before the tournament as game results up to that point are used for seeding
All-Star Games June 8th, 9th (Rain Date 10th) Toanche
All Star Players  Skills competition
PEEWEE June 15th & 16th (Rain Date 17th) Victoria Harbour & Port McNicoll
MITE June 22nd & 23rd (Rain Date 24th) Toanche/Lafontaine
SQUIRT July 6th & 7th (Rain Date 8th) Wyevale & Perkinsfield
BANTAM July 13th & 14th (Rain Date 15th) Port McNicoll & Victoria Harbour
MIDGET July 20th & 21st (Rain Date 22nd) Victoria Harbour
TYKE Championships July 27th & 28th (Rain Date 39th) Toanche and Lafontaine
MITE Championships August 10th & 11th (Rain Date 12th) Minesing (School & Tree Nursery Park)

THE PLAYOFFS-

Rain- if you cancel due to rain the playoff pages tell you to expect to play the next night, we know that isn't always possible due to diamond conflicts, players playing a division up, etc. The rule is as follows- You must have the game scheduled at least 2 days before the next game is to happen. If you cannot agree to play earlier then you MUST choose that date! If it rains on the mandated night then you WILL play the next night as the next game/round starts the evening after that! Mandated night listed below, earlier is always fine and encouraged. If a series goes to game 3 the same rule applies.

Squirt- Mandated night is the following Monday

Peewee- Mandated night is the following Tuesday

Bantam- Mandated night is that Saturday

Midget- Mandated night is that Sunday

Squirt Peewee Bantam Midget

 


UMPIRING SECTION

April 21st in Lafontaine- Junior Umpire clinic is planned. All Junior umpires are required to attend this event to card for the 2018 season.
Registration for this event is now closed!
Junior Umpire Clinic

Local  Umpires for 2017, both Level 1's & Juniors  Local Umpires

This area includes all past articles, check here to see if your question has already been answered!

Bet your life Calls- When in Doubt?GBMSL Rule Interpretations & ArticlesBaseball & the Heat


THE GBMSL RATTLER'S

The Rattler Teams from the Past

What is a RATTLER? - logos & definition of rattler

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