ALL STAR HARVEST BASEBALL LEAGUE
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Welcome to the home of the Harvest League

The All Star Harvest Baseball League was started by three baseball dads looking for a fun, instructional, and competitive way for our kids to continue to play ball after the traditional season was over.  We have seen first hand how kids and Managers that participate in fall ball have a huge advantage over kids and Managers that don't.  What they have learned all summer is reinforced all fall, and the confidence they gain is amazing.  Next years prospects become this years players, so we go into the spring with an advantage over teams that don't play in the fall.  There are no records or playoffs, so it is the perfect time for kids to play up, or try a new position. I'm always supprised by the new pitchers that come out of nowhere to have a great fall.  Our participation and dedication to fall ball has translated into better players and better records in the spring, and we want to share that with you! 

Our format is simple; a Manager finds 12-16 kids, or the kids find a Manager, and they join our league.  We don't care if you are a regional, town, church, or just friend team, you can play.  For 2013 we have 4 divisions: 10U, 12U, 14U, and 16U. You provide the uniforms, equipment, and home field, and we provide insurance, certified umpires, game balls, score books and coordination with all of the other teams to create the schedules.  If you can't find a home field, you can play away, and almost all teams use the uniforms and equipment from their spring teams.  One of our goals is to have every kid that wants to play get on a team, so if you don't know a Manager in your area that is forming a team, let us know in July, and we will try to place them on the closest team.  I've had players from 7 different towns on my teams, and after the first practice we are a team.   The kids make new friends and learn new ways to play.  One of my favorite spring rituals is to go to the bench of the opposing team and high five some of their players that have been my players, and probably will be again in the fall!  Ya, we love baseball.   There are only 2 forms that players and their parents must fill out and have on file in the League office; the registration, and waiver.  All Managers, Coaches, and volunteers must fill out and return CORI forms with a photo copy of your drivers license.

We have added a free agent player page this year, so as I get the requests from parents, I'll post the players and parents email addresses.  As managers grab players off the list, please let me know so I can remove them.

We will have our first meeting of the year August 5th, so don't wait too long, start getting your team together now. 

For 2013 the fee is $90 per player.  To allow managers to bring on part time players that play other sports in the fall, we have decided that once a team has at least 12 full time players, teams will be allowed to add up to 4 part time players at $45 per player.  All Managers must complete a final roster noting full and part time players and send it in by August 1st.  All fees, forms, and rosters must be received by the league by August 1st.  Because of all that goes on in the fall, I try to have 14 full time players so that I am sure to have at least 11 players at all games. 

We are returning to a single elimination tournament at the end of the season this year. 

If your player wants to be placed into our placement data base, send your email, your name, the players name, and the players age and town to john@ashleague.com and I will match you with the nearest Manager.

Schedules are posted-Click the Schedule tab!!!!!  Here we GO!!!

Any questions?

President- Greg Thompson click here
Treasurer- John Morrin click here
Secretary- Matt Bleakley click here

 

ALL STAR HARVEST LEAGUE 2013 UMPIRES

These are a couple of important things that all assignors, managers, and umpires will need to know in the event of a rain out situation. Some important rules and regulations are also addressed.

1. The home team is responsible for canceling games in the event the field is not playable .We would appreciate if someone would make a trip to the field for an assessment before canceling.

2. In the event that the game is unplayable, all divisions should immediately contact Greg Thompson. Please call with the correct game number which is listed on the game schedule page.       Greg Thompson – 413 364- 7767 mobile           Gregthompson4980@yahoo.com

3. Umpires Will BE CONTACTED. Umpires will not be paid for games not played. Be sure to check your messages if the weather is questionable.

4. All divisions will follow Tri Town Baseball rules for their respective divisions. If you need a full listing go to www.tritwonbaseball.com and these rules may be printed from that website.  Any rules that deviate from those rules will be listed on this home page.

5. One warning per pitcher for balking in all divisions. Umpires should take a moment to explain what caused the warning to both player and coach.

6. Umpires are required to arrive 10-15 minutes before the scheduled game time. In the event an umpire has a conflict, it is their responsibility to contact that division assignor and find a replacement.

7. All rainouts must be made up even if the game is played out at the other team’s field. Follow the schedule to determine who would be the home team in the event this occurs.

8. 14 –under division will bat the 9 players on the field and are allowed an extra hitter (EH) to be used (10 players max batting) once the tournament begins, but will follow a continuous batting order in the regular season. All younger divisions will follow a continuous batting order.

9. All games are to be played out and the MERCY does NOT apply in any division. Sportsmanship should be demonstrated by all coaches, players and fans on and off the fields.

10. NO COLLISION RULE applies in all divisions.

11. 10 under division shall play 6 innings. Pitchers are limited to 3 innings per game and 6 per week.

12. 12 under division shall play 7 innings. Pitchers are limited to 4 innings per game and 8 per week.

13. 14 and under division shall play 7 innings. Pitchers are limited to 5 innings per game and 10 per week.

14. Steel cleats are allowed in the 14U division.

15. Umpires should report any incidents with coaches, players or fans directly to the assignors for that division. Assignors should contact Greg Thompson with any of these issues.

16.  Players may be called up, and play up to a team in an older division without being listed on the older teams roster.  Under no circumstances will players play laterally, or down on other teams. To be eligible to play up in the tournament, a player must have played in 50% of the older teams games during the regular season.

17.   Bat Sizes:
10U  maximum -12
12U  maximum -10
14U  maximum -5
16U  maximum -3
Maximum drop is for the protection of our players, so no exceptions will be made.

18.  The time limit for games is 2 hours and 15 minutes on weekends, and 2 hours on school nights.
Required Forms For Players:

All Star Harvest Registration Form Click Here
All Star Harvest Waiver Form Click Here
 

Managers Forms:

Team Roster  Click Here
Cori Form   Click Here

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Managers and Teams for 2013: 

12U:
Ludlow Red Sox - Mike Kelliher mkelliher67@verizon.net
Rockhounds - Michael Buehrle  saltydogsaloon@mac.com
Palmer Hurricanes - Gary Webber  webber8ss@yahoo.com
Granby Blue Sox - John Gaughan  jmgau20@yahoo.com  
 
East Longmeadow Spartans - Anthony Frigo  afrigo@northerntoolmfg.com
Hampden-Wilbraham Monarchs - Keith Hotaling  keith.hotaling@gmail.com  
Western Mass Rebels - Tony Faulkner
 
anthony.faulkner@utas.utc.com
Belchertown - Craig Kupinski 
jenncraig2006@hotmail.com 
 

14U:
Warriors - John Morrin 
john@ashleague.com
South Hadley Tigers - Larry Roberts  robla13@comcast.net
Ravens - Dennis Cahalan  djcahalan@msn.com
Springfield Indians - Matt Bleakley  matt.bleakley@sealedair.com 
South Hadley Panthers - Matt Foley shhsbaseball@comcast.net
Monson - Chris Tranghese  cptranghese@aol.com 
Ludlow Diamondbacks - Brian Kibbe  br.kibbe@yahoo.com

Wilbraham Falcons - Rene Garza  Rene.Garza@styrolution.com
Hampden Bulldogs - Mark Goossens  goossens@townofwindsorct.com 
East Longmeadow Spartans - Peter Donaldson  pdonaldson@andrewdm.com
Badger Baseball - Joe Mead  christina_marie@comcast.net
Belchertown Orioles - Ed Medina
 
medina1199@hotmail.com
  Somers Rangers - Joe Decker  joevan1167@cox.net 

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