Welcome to the home page of the

"Georgian Bay Minor Softball League"

"Celebrating 45 years of the GBMSL in 2018"

The "GBMSL" Member Communities

 Click on your community for additional details & information

Coldwater Rippers coldwater@gbmsl.ca
Elmvale Expos expos@gbmsl.ca
Hillsdale
hillsdale@gbmsl.ca
Lafontaine lafontaine@gbmsl.ca
Minesing Otters minesingball@gbmsl.ca
Oro
oro@gbmsl.ca
Port McNicoll Thunder portthunder@gbmsl.ca
Toanche Eagles toanche@gbmsl.ca
Vasey Giants giants@gbmsl.ca
Victoria Harbour Hornets hornets@gbmsl.ca
Wyevale wyevale@gbmsl.ca
Wyebridge
wyebridge@gbmsl.ca

 The GBMSL is a co-operation of approx. 11 communities in the Georgian Bay area. Each community has a representative that sits on the GBMSL and the league executive is elected from those individuals.

Our season begins on the May long weekend and runs until Mid August to September depending on the teams involved. Our registrations generally begin in each community by March.

We are a mixed league starting at age 6 and running to age 20, playing competitive fastball amongst the other participating communities of the GBMSL



As the regular season winds down there are a few games that will be struggling to get in before the deadline. A reminder that GBMSL rules state that all games must be played/reported within 4 days of the end of regular season. Obviously this is so that a playoff format can be established which starts the week following your last regular season game. Anything not reported will be scored accordingly.

  Tyke- Mnday July 23rd, Mite-Saturday July 28th, Squirt- Sunday July 22nd, Peewee- Monday July 23rd, Bantam- Friday July 27th and Midget- Saturday July 21st.
If teams have games not played and the two sides cannot come to an arrangement you can ask the league to mandate a game. This request must come in prior to your final game night of the regular season and the mandated night may not be to the satisfaction of both sides.


Midget Tournament is posted. This event is next Saturday in Victoria Harbour. There are 6 teams entered (Vasey is not entered) This will be two pools of 3 teams- 1, 3 & 5 and 2, 4 & 6 with winners of each pool moving on to the finals.

SEASON CHAMPIONS 2018

Our official supplier of ball equipment- Special Thanks to Centretown Sports on their kind sponsorship donation to our program this season!

Centretown Sports

Thanks go out to Chappy's Engraving on their donation of trophys/plaques in support of the all All Star Weekend!


League Liasons- Tyke-Keith Chapman, Mite & Squirt-Ed Moriarty, Peewee, Bantam & Midget- Carl Luoma - any issues/rule interpretations should be directed to these folks first.


 

  

Rules-Constitution-Offense Declaration

INJURY REPORT

BATS

Diamond Directions

  

The Don Hawke Midget Memorial Trophy

The Peter Robinson Bantam Memorial Trophy

     Baseball Expressions  Some ball Chatter  Famous Ball Quotes

TOURNAMENTS 2018

Tournament Details, Umpire Assignments will be updated as the tournaments approach, generally at least one week in advance. Results will follow tournament based on information conveyed to the league through coaches & photos taken

NOTE: IMPORTANT- In the past we have had several rain games in all divisions played on the Sunday- not being able to field a team because parents didn't plan on being available for the Sunday will not be considered a valid argument and it will result in a team forfeit from the tournament. Please make sure that you don't ignore the Sunday date, if cancellations due to weather occur, then games will be played on the Sunday if necessary!

Tournaments 2018

Dates for 2018

Hosts 2018

updated in Red

2017 info will be updated to this section once formats are sorted out, often not until a week before the tournament as game results up to that point are used for seeding
All-Star Games June 8th, 9th (Rain Date 10th) Toanche
All Star Players  Skills competition
PEEWEE June 15th & 16th (Rain Date 17th) Victoria Harbour & Port McNicoll 1umpirespw results
MITE June 22nd & 23rd (Rain Date 24th) Toanche and
Lafontaine
SQUIRT July 6th & 7th (Rain Date 8th) Wyevale, Perkinsfield & Hillsdale
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BANTAM July 13th & 14th (Rain Date 15th) Port McNicoll & Victoria Harbour
MIDGET July 20th & 21st (Rain Date 22nd) Victoria Harbour
TYKE Championships July 27th & 28th (Rain Date 39th) Toanche and Lafontaine
MITE Championships August 10th & 11th (Rain Date 12th) Minesing (School & Tree Nursery Park)

THE PLAYOFFS-

Rain- if you cancel due to rain the playoff pages tell you to expect to play the next night, we know that isn't always possible due to diamond conflicts, players playing a division up, etc. The rule is as follows- You must have the game scheduled at least 2 days before the next game is to happen. If you cannot agree to play earlier then you MUST choose that date! If it rains on the mandated night then you WILL play the next night as the next game/round starts the evening after that! Mandated night listed below, earlier is always fine and encouraged. If a series goes to game 3 the same rule applies.

Squirt- Mandated night is the following Monday

Peewee- Mandated night is the following Tuesday

Bantam- Mandated night is that Saturday

Midget- Mandated night is that Sunday

Squirt Peewee Bantam Midget

 


UMPIRING SECTION

April 21st in Lafontaine- Junior Umpire clinic is planned. All Junior umpires are required to attend this event to card for the 2018 season.
Registration for this event is now closed!
Junior Umpire Clinic

Local  Umpires for 2017, both Level 1's & Juniors  Local Umpires

This area includes all past articles, check here to see if your question has already been answered!

Bet your life Calls- When in Doubt?GBMSL Rule Interpretations & ArticlesBaseball & the Heat


THE GBMSL RATTLER'S

The Rattler Teams from the Past

What is a RATTLER? - logos & definition of rattler

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