2017 Meeting Minutes

MEETING FOR FALL BASEBALL COACHES AUGUST 20th , 1:00 pm  FULLERTON FIRE HALL

NEXT MEETING  September 17th 7:00  pm Fullerton Fire Hall

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Meeting July 8th , 2017

Limeport Stadium , Inc.  Lehigh Valley All-Star Game

No Teams Missing

Mike Oriel went over the playoff schedule for the 2017 season.

We discussed are fall baseball league , and emails to be sent out on who is interested in playing the fall league this year.

Ed Filipovits went over the forfeit’s for the year and stressed to everyone to go on the website and print out the rules .

Mike Oriel had a lengthy discussion with all teams about , you do not call Mike and complain about the field’s that they are playable and games have been cancelled.  We the Board do not controll the fields for play , they belong to either the organizations or perhaps a school district and if the deem the fields unplayable then that is there call not ours.

Ed Filipovits stated that the season went fine for reporting except for a few problems.  Teams did not report changes to our league e-mail address besides contacting the umpire association to re-schedule games .  This did create some problems  with are website not being up to date. Also the reporting seemed that if the home team lost it took some time to report the scores . The Score should be reported win or lose that night after the game not two days later.

Umpires were paid for the forfeit’s for the year.

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Meeting June 17th , 2017

Limeport Stadium , Inc.   at State All Star Game

No Teams Missing

Mike Oriel advised all teams get your games in , we know it’s been a rainy season but don’t keep pushing off your games to the end of the season , start playing games on Sundays and if you have to schedule double headers on the weekend do that also .  Again Mike said get your games in.

Mike mentioned about the show case for college scout’s that is being held at NorGywnn next Saturday June 24th ,  it was brought to are attention that there now is a $ 50.00 fee per player to participate , Mike is not making this a mandatory item , we are encouraging players to go , it will only benefit them to get there names out to the scouts if they decide to pursue playing ball in collage .  We were upset that this fee was not mentioned earlier to us , it was thought that the fee would have been $10.00 dollars or so , is what we were told.

Ed mentioned about turning in pitching results , he can only enter what he receives form the home coaches , remember we go by 1/3 of an inning , this is in are rules and is also a State rule.  Example if a player gets on the mound and throws 1 pitch that constitutes  as having pitched 1/3 of an innings , if the pitcher gets the first out and he throws another pitch to the next batter he has now thrown 2/3 of an inning .   We encourage every one to print out are rules/ bylaws from the website and keep them handy to go over.

Also on the website Ed explained about the ties , the program keep teams in alphabetical order so if there is a tie on the site and the team in front of the other team lost to them , but in alphabetical order that team is ahead , don’t be too concerned , we have a paper copy of all the standings and Ed and Mike are keeping track of the season .  We will keep everyone informed of standings periodically .  Keep sending the scores in and pitching the coaches are doing a good job .  Remember if you are the home team and you lose don’t be afraid to send in the score don’t wait 2 days to send stuff in , it just backs everything up .

There are a few glitches with the web site still going on , if  the coaches find any mistakes please email Ed at his personnel e-mail address   .   REMEMBER only score and pitching go to the web site e-mail address which only the coaches have access too.

Next meeting will be July 8th at are Lehigh Valley All Star Game at Limeport Stadium Inc. at 5:30 pm

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Meeting May 13 , 2017

Teams missing  : Stroudsburg

Web site is up to date with are schedule ,  any teams that have to change games must report the change to Mike , Ed , Walt .   Remember this is very important in order to keep the schedule up to date .

Home teams is responsible to report the scores and pitching

Pitching need players UNIFORM no.  , players NAME , and INNINGS PITCHED ,  remember on innings pitched we go by 1/3’s of innings

Both home and away team’s are responsible to report SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD to Mike Oriel

Need name’s by June 17th for 16 year old players for the show case at Norgywn , also any coaches willing to volunteer to help let Mike Oriel know ASAP .  This will be a whole day event THE DATE FOR THIS IS SATURDAY JUNE 24th recommended to be there by 9:00 am.

Next meeting will be June 17th at the State-All-Star game at LIMEPORT STADIUM , INC. ( Players report at 5:00 )

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Meeting April 23 , 2017

Teams missing :  Coplay , Northeast Bethlehem , Northern Valley , Stroudsburg , Jim Thorpe , Palmerton 

Schedule is on the web site , there is a separate tab on the menu bar now for the schedule , also there is a tab for game results also .

WE went over the schedule and made changes from teams that notified us ,  we also had game changes from teams present at the meeting . I would advise to check the schedule on line .

some of the changes we have

Ballie Vikes and Northampton will play Stroudsburg on Sunday  May 21st at 1:30 and 4:30 respectively

Are next meeting will be SATURDAY May 13th at 1:00 pm at Fullerton Fire Co.

THIS WILL BE ROSTER DAY

NEEDED TO BRING TO ROSTER DAY

1:  ORIGINAL ROSTER SIGNED BY THE PLAYERS YOU WILL NEED 23 COPIES ALONG WITH ORIGINAL

2: SIGNE PLAYER CONTRACT BY BOTH PLAYER AND GUARDIAN WITH COPY OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE

3: COACHES BACK GROUND CHECK FORM

4: ALSO NEED INSURANCE FROMS FROM ALL TEAMS

REMEBER NEXT MEETING MAY 13th AT 1:00 PM FULLERTON FIRE CO.

ALSO STILL NEED DUES  FROM THESE TEAMS FOR THE SEASON

STROUDSBURG , NORTHERN VALLEY , EAST STROUDSBURG , FREEMANSBURG

I WILL HAVE BASEBALLS AND UNIFORM PATCHES FOR TEAMS THAT WERE MISSING AT APRIL MEETING

Next Meeting

May 13th 2017

Fullerton Fire Hall

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Meeting March 19th 2017

Roll Call

Teams missing  ,   Freemansburg , East stroudsburg

this is East Stroudsburg 3rd missed meeting

Website is up and running visit site to make sure your contacts are correct

HOME team is responsible to REPORT THE SCORE AND PITCHING for games please email Ed Filipovits at this email address  lvcmbaseball@hotmail.com

Sportsman player is to be reported to Mike Oriel at his e-mail address

UMPIRE

Coaches please contact Mike at arbeiter sports to make sure you are in there system his contact is

golf5367@ yahoo.com

It was discussed about the sliding rule at home plate are we following PIAA 2017 rule . We will bring that up at are State Meeting March 25th . And inform everyone on the ruling at are April meeting.

State news  ,  Saint Lukes will be are sponsor for the 2017 State Playoffs

State All-Star game June 17th  at limeport stadium  ,  16 year old show case will be at Nor Gywnn Sunday june 18th

we will need volunteers  if you are interested please contact Mike Oriel

schedule should be done by 3/29/17

IMPORTANT DATE TO REMEMBER

May 7th   roster day    Each team must have at roster night the ORIGINAL COPY OF ROSTER SIGNED BY THE PLAYERS + 25 Copies  , PLAYER CONTRACT SIGNED BY BOTH PARENT AND PLAYER  2 COPIES , COPY OF BIRTH CERTIFICATE  , COPY OF YOUR INSURANCE FORMS , COACHES CLEARANCES .

Next Meeting

April 23rd 2017

Fullerton Fire Hall

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February 19 , 2017

Roll Call

Teams missing

Bangor , East Stroudsburg  , Nazareth , Palmerton , Lehigh Beth , Stroudsburg

last month’s minutes  motion to approve  northern valley  2nd lehigh twsp

Teams were asked about the 13 & 14 year old all star tournament need an answer from team only team responding back was lehigh twsp

managers for state all star game at limeport stadium on june 17th   Salisbury Steve Wagner , Emmaus Ryan Schaffer

Need feed back on a show case all star game to be held at NorGywn  Sunday June 18th  we will field 2 teams of 24 players  . We have commitments from 2 college coaches that will be there  ( LaSalle , Chestnut Hill ) . We are working on more , we would like to get some from the lehigh valley  , Lehigh , Lafayette , East Stroudsburg , NCC , LCCC . Please let Mike Oriel know if you have any others he will contact them with an invitation to attend .

The 3 schedule formats were discussed and it was voted on to have all the teams play everyone one time . As of today we still have 24 teams which means there will be 23 games for each team . It was mentioned to try and eliminate the friday games and use friday as a rain make up day , and play double header on saturday .  with 24 teams there would be 8 teams that will be home and 2 teams that will travel to that field and play the home team . the following saturday there would be another 8 teams home and 2 teams will travel to there field and play them  , and so forth untill all teams have played a double header . If it rains on Saturday teams agreed to play the game on sunday , if it rains all weekend the games will be moved to the following sunday.

Mike will be working on the schedule and as he gets games done they will be installed on this site

Motion to adjourn  Catasauqua , 2nd Northampton

NEXT MEETING

MARCH 19th  1:00 pm  FULLERTON FIRE CO.

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Meeting January 22, 2017

Roll Call

Teams Missing  ,  Hellertown , East Stroudsburg , Lower Mac , Coplay , Wilson

Elections of officers

President  Mike Oriel

Vice President Keith Buss

Treasure Ed Filipovits

Secretary  Erich Kline

Pocono Mtn East has dropoed out of the league

Teams were asked to check with there organizations to see if there was any interest in putting a 13 and 14 year old teams together to play in the state all star  tournament against the bux-mount teams . We will need an answer by the Feburary meeting.

There will be a $ 116.00 dollar forfeit fee added to the league fees this year. Fees will go into a seperate account .

After a team forfeits the league will writs out a check to the BUA  , and that team that forfeits will have 72 hours to pay the league back at which time the funds are received the team WILL NOT BE CHARGED A FORFEIT ,  If funds are not received the team will then be CHARGED WITH A FORFEIT.  Remember 2 forfeits and your team is out of the league and must then re-apply for 3 years   This will be added to our bylaws .

In regards to are checking with Wells Fargo  it was mentioned to change banks with the problems Wells Fargo is having ,  it was recommend by our treasure to us Neffs Bank . In obtaining a checking and savings account .  A motion was made by Mike Piezzofernatto Pen Argyl and seconded by Steve Kerbacher Northampton . To allow Ed Filipovits and Mike Oriel along with Keith Buss To open the account with Neffs Bank. There will be 2 signatures on a check and are Treasure , President , Vice President will be the signers on the account .

Umpire fees for 2017 are $ 57.00 per umpire

Baseball are $ 52.00 a dozen

we will have options at next meeting on are schedule , the officers will meet and go over several ideas.

are next meeting will be

Feburary 19th at 1:00 pm Fullerton Fire Co.

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