BALTIMORE BELTWAY SENIOR SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL LEAGUE

 

 

"Seniors don't quit playing softball because they get old;

they get old because they quit playing."

 

 

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Baltimore Beltway Senior Softball League
Post Season Meeting
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Cedar Lane Park
Ellicott City, Maryland
Meeting Minutes

1. Meeting was called to order at 10:05 am.

2. All teams were represented except Bel Air, Catonsville and Harford.

3. A review of the season received favorable remarks as a good year. The double elimination playoff tournament was very exciting and a     lot fun for everyone.

4. The Commissioner gave kudos to the following:

a. Bowie Gold for enjoying a very successful season and for being a #5 seed in the tournament and reaching the championship round in the "C" Division.
b. The Shockers, for being a #6 seed in the "B" Division and also making the championship round.
c. Carroll County Gray for their miraculous comeback victories in the "A" Division.
d. Howard County, Dundalk and Glenelg - for winning the regular season championship in their respective divisions.

5. Teams placed orders for softball s for next season. A total order of 34 dozen balls were placed.

6. There was one addition to the rules to clarify that the Catcher can use either the plate or the extension mat to make a force out at home      plate, similar to the one when using the one piece mat.
   

7. Other items that were discussed were as follows and requires implementation by all managers and will be discussed again
    at the Spring Meeting:

a. Rosters are to be submitted to the Commissioner not later than April 15. Rosters must be typewritten and be clear and legible. A sample was provided to each manager. Rosters must also be exchanged between managers at the first meeting of the year between teams.

b. Regarding rosters, any time a change is made to a team's roster, an email message will be sent to the BBSSL addressees.

c. Use of Illegal Bats seems to arise every year. We are a single-walled bat league and everybody knows it, yet some try to     smuggle in an illegal version every year. STOP DOING IT! The illegal bat list is always available on our website.

8. League Alignment - As a result of their respective performances during the season, team movements will be as follows: There will be     no change in the "C" Division. Dundalk will move from the "B" to the "A" Division and Bowie Silver will move from the "A"     Division to the "B" Division. The shockers opted to not move to the "C" Division and Glenelg opted to stay in the "C" Division.     That means that the configuration will be same as this year of 6-6-7 teams in the respective divisions.

9. The Commissioner made a proposal for funding the cost for umpires and balls during the playoffs. Each team would be assessed a      tax of $35 every year instead of the current $25. The Franchise Fee will now be $105 each year.

10. The Commissioner apologized for having some teams play three games in one day during the playoffs. This became necessary when       the schedule got compressed because of the weather.

11. The Commissioner announced that there may be extreme difficulty in acquiring the 44/375 balls that we have been using. It seems the       manufacturers just stopped making them.

12. To contact the Commissioner use the following methods: Home 301-236-9130 (Preferred) Cell 301-787-3894 jimganz@verizon.net

13. Trophies and Plaques were presented to the winning teams.

14. Meeting adjourned at 11:28.


Respectively submitted:
Jim Ganz
Commissioner

 

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Final Tournament Results - Wednesday, August 20, 2014

      

Congratulations to the tournamet winners in each division:

DIVISION A:   CARROLL GRAY

DIVISION B:   DUNDALK, whose combined regular season/tournament record was a phenominal 49-0.

DIVISION C:   GLENELG

To view the final results of the tournament by division, please click on the respective links below:

DIVISION A

DIVISION B

DIVISION C

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Final 2014 Standings - August 7, 2014

 
DIVISION "A"
 
TEAMS
W
L
Pct
GB
Games Played
HOWARD
36
6
0.857
0
42
GRAY
31
11
0.738
5
42
HARFORD
21
21
0.500
15.0
42
CATON
18
24
0.429
18.0
42
BLUE
17
25
0.405
19.0
42
SILVER
16
26
0.381
20.0
42
Subtotal
139
113
 
252
DIVISION "B"
DUNDALK
46
0
1.000
0.0
46
GRNBELT
27
19
0.587
19.0
46
BURNIE
24
22
0.522
22.0
46
PARKVILLE **
23
21
0.523
22.0
44
OLDLINERS
18
26
0.409
27.0
44
SHOCKERS
16
30
0.348
30.0
46
Subtotal
154
118
 
272
**seeded 4th for not playing all of their games.
DIVISION "C"
GLEN ELG
30
18
0.625
0.0
48
HITTERS 
29
19
0.604
1.0
48
BEL AIR
27
21
0.563
3.0
48
BRONZE
16
32
0.333
13.0
48
GOLD
14
34
0.292
15.0
48
REISTERS
12
36
0.250
17.0
48
SHORE
9
39
0.188
20.0
48
Subtotal
137
199
 
 
 
TOTALS 430 430     860


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BSSL Records and Standings

Over the past several seasons, Rich Costa, who plays for Glen Elg, has designed and prepared a very creative and useful document entitled BSSL Records and Standings. It includes the results of the scheduled games as to wins and losses, the number of times teams have beaten each other and the resulting standings by division. As I have in the past, I intend to included this report in this space throughout the season. To view it, click HERE.

 

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Game Results

For those interested in reviewing the "Game Results" of all of the games played so far this season, just click on this LINK

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Updated Oct 20, 2014 by Joe Valonis