2022 ELIMINATION TOURNAMENTS: APPLY TODAY!
National Qualifiers coming in July!
National tournaments are back for 2022! Does your team want to represent Ontario? Apply now to participate in the 2022 Elimination Tournaments!

Hurry! The deadline to apply is June 15th!
"MAKE THE RIGHT CALL" LIVESTREAM
RULES WEBINARS
New for 2022, we're hosting 4 livestream webinars!
These sessions are open to umpires of all levels, coaches, players, parents and anyone else interested in learning more about specific baseball rules!

Each session will highlight news and initiatives related to umpiring, and then feature an in-depth analysis of a specific rule, with video examples and discussion.
Options for viewer chat and Q&A will be available.

The Make the Right Call schedule for this season is:
  • May 26 – Overthrows
  • June 16 – Game Management
  • July 14 – Obstruction
  • August 15 – Batter Interference

Join us for the first session on OVERTHROWS on MAY 26th at 7:00  at

In this session, you will learn:
  • the difference between an overthrow and a wild throw
  • that different base awards apply depending on whether the overthrow was from a pitcher, infielder, or outfielder
  • how base awards change depending on whether a ball deflects directly out of play off a fielder, or is subsequently deflected
  • and more about overthrows!

For those unable to attend live, recordings of the session will be made available.

We’re looking forward to having you join us for these sessions to talk baseball and enhance rules knowledge!
GIRLS CLINICS ARE BACK THIS SUMMER!
Registration now open for June 4 (St. Catharines) and August 6 (Whitby)!
With more dates to come!
 
Areas of focus include:
  • Infielding
  • Outfielding
  • Baserunning
  • Throwing
  • Hitting

Clinic fee is just $40! Don't miss out!

9U HOUSE LEAGUE TOURNAMENT
Take a Road Trip to St. Marys!

Every game’s a home game in House League but here’s your chance to hit the road and play teams from other local clubs. 
The Select Division of Baseball Ontario is holding special tournament exclusively for 9U house league teams in St. Marys, Ontario, Aug. 5-7, that includes a visit to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. This will be a fun tournament, not a championship (Select teams are not eligible) and any team is welcome to enter. 
The competition will be a round-robin style tournament with an emphasis on participation. Teams will play a minimum of three games, leaving time to visit the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. Admission to the museum is free for kids 9 and under.
Learn more about the long history of baseball in Canada and the 151 inductees that made a mark on the game north of the border. Gain insight into the great history and accomplishments of the Toronto Blue Jays and the Montreal Expos. Or catch a glimpse of the home plate and batting helmet Joe Carter wore when he hit the World Series Home Run in 1993, and the last home plate used in Montreal Expos history.
Eligible centres who want to enter a team, can contact Baseball Ontario for more details, and to arrange registration and rostering for their team. Hope to see you there!   
LAST CALL: ELITE BASEBALL OPPORTUNITY!
Baseball Ontario is pleased to present the return of the Program 15 Showcase, coming May 24th!

This program is designed for high school aged players playing on OBA teams or in recognized programs.
The Program 15 evaluators and instructors have played, coached, and scouted at the highest levels of baseball and have been directly involved in players moving forward collegiately and professionally.
All Program 15 evaluations are performed with the goal of improving the player’s self-awareness and ability to maximize their skills and achieve their goals.
TOURNAMENTS LOOKING FOR TEAMS
Thorold 11U Rep C/D & Select - July 22,23,24 (Only a few spots left)
Come to Niagara, play some great baseball and see the Falls. We would love to host you in Thorold. 3 games guarantee + awards and some nice ball diamonds.
Please contact Josh at tournaments@thoroldbaseball.com!
10U Rep A and below tournament at the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame tournament in St. Marys, ON. Two spots remaining. July 15th - 17th. $600 entry fee which includes a three game minimum and a tour of the Hall of Fame museum for all players and coaches.
For more information or to register please email repcobras@stcatharinesbaseball.ca!
SCHOLARSHIP and HALL OF FAME
The R. Jack Middlemass Memorial Scholarship assists aspiring young people in pursuit of post secondary education.

The recipient will be awarded $3,700 CDN, presented at the time of registration at university or college.
The Baseball Ontario Hall of Fame provides the opportunity to recognize individuals and teams that have achieved the highest standards and commitment to the sport of baseball in Ontario.

Nominations are now being accepted for the class of 2022!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
All Deadlines/Tasks/Events/Reminders can be found on our Baseball Ontario Calendar of Events. Remember to visit frequently!

FRIENDLY REMINDER OF UPCOMING EVENTS:
  • Board of Management Meeting, May 19, 7pm
  • 17U Provincial Team Final Tryout Camp May 20-22, Vaughan
  • Program 15 Showcase, May 24th, Brampton
  • Middlemass Scholarship Deadline, June 1st
  • Hall of Fame Nomination Deadline, June 1st
  • Select Council Meeting, June 12, 11am
  • Rep Council Meeting, June 23, 7pm
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