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Fall baseball families:  although Ada won't look like this again until May, we ARE going to try to play make-up games and fill a complete season in the 9-10 and 11-12 leagues.  Look for communications from your coaches detailing the specific make-up dates.  Thanks, and stay dry!
Caution: Damaged Tree on Back Drive
For those players, families, and guests attending practices and games at Lions Park, please be aware of a large, damaged tree on private property abutting Lions Park.  The tree, which has large "Private Property"/"No Parking" signs nailed to it, is likely dead and is leaning against another tree.  The property owner has to date neglected to remove the tree.  The location is next to the back drive, between fields 1 and 2.  

We recommend parking at either the main lot or in the lot near Field 1.  TVBL has contacted the homeowner, and it should be removed soon.  Until that time, driving or walking on that back drive is dangerous, as the tree could fall at any moment.
Fall Baseball Registration is OPEN!
For decades, TVBL has offered the preeminent community baseball experience.  But there was a catch.  The end of June marked the end of the season, and sadly, our fields sat dormant until the following spring. 

We are happy to announce a new season at Lions Park:  Fall Baseball!

Please register as a team or as an individual (we can build teams based upon enrollment):  Fall Baseball Registration

Please note with respect to the 13/14U league:  no registration is necessary.  All games will be played in a pickup style, at 2:00 pm on Lions Field 1.  A small fee will be collected to cover expenses, but the coaches can separately communicate those details.  

The schedule (we will play single games, not doubleheaders, with one practice per week):

Week 1: September 8
Week 2: September 15
Week 3: September 22
Week 4: September 29
Week 5: October 6
Tournament: October 12/13

Any questions, just email us at tvblbaseball@gmail.com.  Thanks!


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TVBL Bat Rules

Effective April 2018, TVBL welcomes bats conforming to the USA Baseball standard.  These bats have a 2 5/8" barrel diameter and are conspicuously marked with a "USA Baseball" stamp just above the handle.  USA Baseball bats perform similarly to wood bats (which are also allowed in all TVBL leagues)

In addition, depending on level of play, the following bats may be allowed in TVBL: 

 
1.     Senior League: in our oldest league, the widest range of bats are permitted.  In addition to USA Baseball bats, we allow bats with the 1.15, or "USSSA", stamp, at the 2 1/4", 2 5/8", and 2 3/4" diameters.  The full "travel bat" option can be used in Senior.  BBCOR,  or high school, bats are also allowed.

2.      Major League:  bats up to 2 5/8" in diameter may bear the 1.15 BPF/USSSA stamp.  2 3/4" bats are NOT allowed in the Major League

3.      Instructional, Youth, Minor, and Rookie Leagues:  the only 1.15/USSSA bats that may be used are those limited to 2 1/4" in diameter.  Otherwise, these leagues are limited to USA Baseball bats.