UPCOMING RULE CHANGES:
|Pony||13 & 14||Sept 1, 2004 - August 31, 2006|
|Bronco||11 & 12||Sept 1, 2006 - August 31, 2008|
|Mustang||9 & 10||Sept 1, 2008 - August 31, 2010|
|Pinto||7 & 8||Sept 1, 2010 - August 31, 2012|
|Shetland Machine Pitch||6||Sept 1, 2012 - August 31, 2013|
|Shetland T-Ball||5 & Under||After September 1, 2013|
As will be stated in Section 8 “Equipment,” in conjunction with USA Baseball and its other participating National Member Organizations, PONY Baseball has adopted the new USA Baseball Bat Standard (USABat).
Effective January 1, 2018, with the exception of the -3 bat (BBCOR certified), all other 2-1/4” and 2-5/8” minus factor bats (-5, -7, -9, etc.) must be certified with the USABat licensing stamp on the bat in order to be used for league and tournament play. 2-1/4” and 2-5/8” minus factor bats (-5, -7, -9, etc.) used in 2017 will be illegal to use in 2018.
2-¾” barrel bats are prohibited in all divisions of PONY Baseball. Colt 16U and Palomino 18U players are only allowed to use 2-⅝” -3 BBCOR certified bats. Thorobred 23U players must use wooden bats only as specified by Major League Baseball.
If using a tee ball bat manufactured prior to 2018, these bat must carry the USA Baseball mark accompanied by the following text: “Only For Use With Approved Tee Ball Bat.” If you already have a tee ball bat you would like to continue using, all you have to do is purchase a USA Bat sticker directly from USABB and place it on your bat.
Olive Pony Baseball would like the winning team in each game to send an email to the provided address within 24 to 48 hours of the game.
Olive Pony Board
Cutoff dates will no longer be April 30th but August 31st. This is for Spring 2018. Those who are effected are players with birthday months in May, June, July, and August.
This change was passed by PONY International and will be implemented by leagues around the country in 2018.
AROUND THE FIELD:
Olive Pony Baseball (OPB) is a non-profit organization that serves hundreds of youth in Orange and Northeast Orange County annually. Olive Pony Baseball has 100% of the league's duties accomplished by volunteers! We are not paid and not always perfect but we are always committed to the best interest of the kids!!! If you wish to help out please join the board.
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City Of Orange Mudline 714-744-5592
Call 24/7 to check for field conditions and closures.The mudlines are usually updated each day between 2-3PM.Rain, bad weather? Call the mudline!