MINUTES FOR 2011 LEAGUE MEETINGS:
SHBL MINUTES FOR LEAGUE MEETING- MAY 9TH, 2011
Present: John Masterson, Gerry Masterson, Tara Harrison, Jim Uens, Reg Abrams, George Foote, Jordy Brant, Marcus Sullivan, Connor Sullivan, Dave McCambridge, Todd John, Adam Dutton.
The minutes for the April 11, 2011 meeting were read and approved.
Slight change has been made to the league rules. Any new team entering the league must pay $200 bond PLUS full field fees for the year before the schedule for that year begins. This is just for the first year in the league.
Also, John added that there will be a $50 fine for any team whose reps misses a meeting without calling one of the executives.
Dave McCambridge cell # - 613-849-7681
Dave has about 15 umpires lined up for this season. There are no changes to umpires fee this year and they will include playoffs. If there is any discrepancy with umpires league will back the umpires no matter what. Dave will be at the umpires to get the games started on time.
The player/umpires have asked that they not be called to umpire near the end of the season due to playoff races. This will be taken into consideration.
There is to be no changes to the schedule. It is set in stone unless team can organize umpires and field to change a game.
Umpires are no longer choosing the Gold Glove award. This award will be voted on like the others.
Motion was put forth by Adam Dutton to change the Top Pitcher Award from most wins to a voting award. Stated that some teams have more pitchers and therefore they don’t start as often. Motion was discussed and voted on. There was a tie 3-3. John broke the tie and motion was declined. Award will stay the same with the Top Pitcher Award being awarded to the pitcher with the most wins.
Master Bedroom has 2 sponsors for signs to be put on the outfield fence and there are more to come. Jim can get some as well. Signs will be $500 to display for 3 years. The league will pay for the sign. Adam Dutton will come up with a price for the signs.
Playoffs were discussed as there are now 8 teams in the league. Two options were put forth.
Option #1 : Mudhens are out and will not compete in the playoffs so that makes 7 teams; 1st place team gets a bye; then 2 plays 7, 3 plays 6, 4 plays 5 in a 2 out of 3 series. Then 2nd round would be a 3 out of 5 series and the championship would be 4 out of 7.
Option #2: Top 4 teams play in the “A” championship; bottom 4 teams play in the “B” championship.
Both options were discussed and voted on. There were 4 votes for option #2 and 2 votes for option #1. So playoffs will stay the same with top 4 teams in the “A” and bottom 4 in the “B”.
“A” championship will be two 4 out of 7 series and the “B” championship will be two 2 out of 3 series.
Next meeting : June 13th, 2011 7pm - Thurlow Rec Centre
SHBL MINUTES FOR LEAGUE MEETING – JUNE 13TH, 2011
Present : John Masterson, Gerry Masterson, Tara Harrison, Jim Uens, Chris Murphy, Reg Abrams, George Foote, Jordy Brant, Boyd Sullivan, Marcus Sullivan, Kris Parkinson, Todd John, Dave McCambridge.
The minutes for the May 9th, 2011 meeting were read and approved.
Money and Players’ Lists were handed in to Gerry.
2011 League Rules were read and discussed.
Re-entry Rule was discussed and voted on. Rule stays for the regular season. Rule was discussed for playoffs and voted on. Declined 4-3; NO re-entry rule in the playoffs.
Motion was put forward to get rid of the buyback rule when suspended. This was discussed and voted on to leave the buyback rule in place. Declined 4-3; there will be no buying your way back into the next game if suspended.
There will be a change to the rain out responsibilities. From now on Tara is to be called regarding all rained out games. She will call Mandy and find out field availability and let the home team know when the game can be re-scheduled.
The signs for the field were again discussed. Jim provided a letter that will be submitted to council indicating the costs and maintenance of this fund raiser. The signs have not yet been approved by council.
As of right now there will be no banquet this year. If anyone is interested in holding the banquet it must be planned by the next meeting or the awards will be distributed at the last game of the ‘A’ championship like last year.
The passing of the hat during playoff games was discussed. It was decided that every team will pass the hat during their home games in the playoffs.
There have been no problems with umpires up to this point in the season.
Next Meeting: August 1st, 2011 – 7pm Thurlow Rec Centre
MINUTES for LEAGUE MEETING – AUG. 1, 2011
Present : John Masterson, Tara Harrison, Gerry Masterson, Jim Uens, Kris Parkinson, Jordy Brant, Reg Abrams, Dave McCambridge, Marcus Sullivan, Todd John, Chris Murphy.
The minutes of the June 13, 2011 meeting were read and approved.
There will be no banquet again this year. The awards will be handed out the
same as last year; after the final game of the championship series.
The signs for the field have been put on hold as the township wanted to talk
about it more.
Regular Season standings: (Wins-Losses-Ties-Overall Points)
1st – Melrose 15-5-0-30
2nd – Master Bedroom 13-6-1-27
3rd – Tal Trees 13-7-0-26
4th – Uens 11-8-1-23
5th – Shannonville 9-10-1-19
6th – Electrical Utilities Contracting 7-11-1-15
7th – Tyendinaga Mudhens 3-10-1-7
8th – Latta 2-16-1-5
First game of the playoffs: Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 – Uens at Melrose 7pm
Playoff schedule was drawn up with all teams in agreement on times and dates
(see attached sheet).
Regular season award were discussed and decided.
– Zach Hall
– Shane Marshall
– Adam Dutton
(Master Bedroom) 8 wins
– Ryan Abrams
– Darcy Masterson
(Uens) 6 HR
Coach of the Year
– John decides
this. Coach of the winning team.
– coach of
losing team in final series decides this.
Glen Carleton Memorial Award
– Greg Harrison