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Morton Youth Baseball is looking forward to hosting another tournament this weekend at Westwood Park in Morton.  Per the Illinois guidelines for youth sports, all fans need to socially distance themselves from others.  All people in attendance to watch are recommended to bring a chair or blanket to sit on.  All bleachers will be shutdown to fans and spectators and nobody will be allowed to sit in them.  As for the dugouts, a maximum of four players and two coaches can be inside them at a time.  The rest of the players must be outside the dugout in the areas where the concrete is taped off.  These taped off areas are for players only and fans are not allowed to sit there.  Thanks for your understanding and we look forward to having a great tournament.


by posted 07/02/2020
U13 Tournament Information

The tournament information for the U13 tournament this weekend is all listed here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-92ejYQG2HnDLbKO7aaTW3oFe4dily7w0PIYR4kIWSc/edit?usp=sharing

 

Teams Entered Wins Losses Runs Allowed Runs Scored   Pool Games Date / Time Field #  
Daville Post 210 0 0 0 0   Washington Panthers vs Pony Express Gray Friday, July 3 @ 4:45 pm 8  
Game 7 Legacy 0 0 0 0   Morton Potters vs Peoria ND Irish Friday, July 3 @ 5:30 pm 5  
Hitmen 0 0 0 0   Renegades Blue vs Game 7 Legacy Friday, July 3 @ 6:30 pm 8  
Morton Potters 0 0 0 0   Oxwood Bats vs Washington BC Friday, July 3 @ 7:15 pm 5  
Peoria ND Irish 0 0 0 0   Danville Post 210 vs Sliders Baseball Sat, July 4 @ 10:00 am 8  
Oxwood Bats 0 0 0 0   Game 7 Legacy vs Hitmen Sat, July 4 @ 10:00 am 5  
Pony Express - Gray 0 0 0 0   Hitmen vs Danville Post 210 Sat, July 4 @ 11:45 am 8  
Renegades Blue 0 0 0 0   Sliders Baseball vs Washington BC Sat, July 4 @ 11:45 am 5  
Sliders Baseball 0 0 0 0   Peoria ND Irish vs Renegades Blue Sat, July 4 @ 1:30 pm 8  
Washington Baseball Club 0 0 0 0   Pony Express Gray vs Oxwood Bats Sat, July 4 @ 1:30 pm 5  
Washington Panthers 0 0 0 0   Morton Potters vs Washington Panthers Sat, July 4 @ 3:15 pm 5  
                   
All teams will play 2 pool games to determine seeds #1-11 for Sunday's bracket play. Seeding will be determined based on the following criteria:
                 
(In this order) Record, then runs allowed, then runs scored, then head-to-head (if applicable), then coin toss
                 
                   
Key Rules: (Please READ!)                  
IESA Bat Rules (NO USSSA Bats. Only BBCOR, USA or Wood is allowed)
                 
Games are 7 inning or 1 hour 40 min time limit (online rules say 1:45, but I have modified to 1:40). Gold Semis and Final 2:00 time limit
                 
Run Rules as follows: 15 after 4, 10 after 5, 8 after 6
                 
Home-Away determined by coin flip for pool games (also modified from online rules)
                 
80' bases, 54' mound                  
Courtesy runners for catcher and pitcher
                 
Steel cleats are NOT ALLOWED
               

 


by posted 06/30/2020
Field Duty Help

MYBA is looking for Field Duty Help Tonight, Tuesday, and Wednesday night of this week.  We need two people to help out and make sure things run smoothly.  Games start at 5:15 and will go until 9:15 or so  Please text or call Josh Tarter at 309-208-1642 for details if you are willing to help.  Thanks!


by posted 06/29/2020
U9 Tournament Information

Here is the U9 Tournament information for the Pre Memorial Day tournament:

 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17M0bInShdqlDTehQLVQ7NuUub376gMUh4tFUjOi8J4M/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

Game Date Time Field Team A Team B        
1 Thursday July 2, 2020 3:45 PM 2 KHawks Renegades Blue        
2 Thursday July 2, 2020 3:45 PM 3 OxWood Game 7        
3 Thursday July 2, 2020 5:30 PM 2 Morton Lite IVC        
4 Thursday July 2, 2020 5:30 PM 3 Tri Valley Washington        
5 Thursday July 2, 2020 7:15 PM 2 MATBO Red Pony Express        
6 Thursday July 2, 2020 7:15 PM 3 Renegades Red Illinois Steel        
7 Friday July 3, 2020 2:00 PM 2 Morton Heavy Clinton Rams        
8 Friday July 3, 2020 2:00 PM 3 Shamrocks BTown Dragons        
9 Friday July 3, 2020 3:45 PM 2 Loser Game 1 Loser Game 2        
10 Friday July 3, 2020 3:45 PM 3 Loser Game 3 Loser Game 4        
11 Friday July 3, 2020 5:30 PM 3 Loser Game 5 Loser Game 6        
12 Friday July 3, 2020 5:30 PM 2 Loser Game 7 Loiser Game 8        
13 Friday July 3, 2020 7:15 PM 2 Winner Game 1 Winner Game 2        
14 Friday July 3, 2020 7:15 PM 3 Winner Game 3 Winner Game 4        
15 Saturday July 4, 2020 9:00 AM 3 Winner Game 5 Winners Game 6        
16 Saturday July 4, 2020 9:00 AM 2 Winner Game 7 Winner Game 8        
17 Saturday July 4, 2020 10:45 AM 2 Winner Game 9 Loser Game 10        
18 Saturday July 4, 2020 10:45 AM 3 Winner Game 10 Loser Game 8        
19 Saturday July 4, 2020 12:30 PM 3 Winner Game 11 Loser Game 12        
20 Saturday July 4, 2020 12:30 PM 2 Winner Game 12 Loser Game 11        
21 Saturday July 4, 2020 2:15 PM 2 Loser Game 16 Winner Game 17        
22 Saturday July 4, 2020 2:15 PM 3 Loser Game 15 Winner Game 18        
23 Saturday July 4, 2020 4:00 PM 3 Loser Game 14 Winner Game 19        
24 Saturday July 4, 2020 4:00 PM 2 Loser Game 13 Winner Game 20        
25 Saturday July 4, 2020 5:45 PM 3 Winner Game 13 Winner Game 14        
26 Saturday July 4, 2020 5:45 PM 2 Winner Game 15 Winner Game 16        
27 Sunday July 5, 2020 9:00 AM 3 Winner Game 21 Winner Game 22        
28 Sunday July 5, 2020 9:00 AM 2 Winner Game 23 Winner Game 24        
29 Sunday July 5, 2020 10:45 AM 3 Loser Game 25 Winner Game 27        
30 Sunday July 5, 2020 10:45 AM 2 Winner Game 28 Loser Game 26        
31 Sunday July 5, 2020 12:30 PM 2 Winner Game 25 Winner Game 26        
32 Sunday July 5, 2020 12:30 PM 3 Winner Game 29 Winner Game 30        
33 Sunday July 5, 2020 2:15 PM 2 Loser Game 31 Winner Game 32        
34 Sunday July 5, 2020 4:00 PM 2 Winner Game 31 Winner Game 33        
35 Sunday July 5, 2020 5:45 PM 2 Winner Game 34 Loser Game 34
If Loser of Game 34 is 1st loss of tournament
   

 

 


by posted 06/28/2020
U11 Bracket for Pre Memorial Day Tournament

Here is the tournament bracket and information for the U11 tournament:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13q5-sZJLdi6dwccRZQyx6AFrHsaVo5sOrnmSk_abxjY/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

Teams Entered Wins Losses Runs Allowed Runs Scored   Pool Games (home team listed first) Date / Time Field #
Morton Potters 0 0 0 0   Washington vs Canton Thurs, July 2 @ 5:30p 1
Illinois Steel Black 0 0 0 0   122 Stars vs Illinois Steel Black Thurs, July 2 @ 5:30p 6
Knox County Crush 0 0 0 0   Khawks Red vs Morton Thurs, July 2 @ 7:30p 1
Pony Express 0 0 0 0   Gamers vs Dunlap Thurs, July 2 @ 7:30p 6
Canton 0 0 0 0   Morton vs IVC Fri, July 3 @ 5:30p 1
122 Stars 0 0 0 0   Canton vs 122 Stars Fri, July 3 @ 5:30p 6
Dunlap 0 0 0 0   IVC vs Khawks Red Fri, July 3 @ 7:30p 1
Metamora 0 0 0 0   IL Steel Black vs Washington Fri, July 3 @ 7:30p 6
Washington 0 0 0 0   Dunlap vs Pony Express Sat., July 4 @ 9:00a 1
Khawks Red 0 0 0 0   Metamora vs Knox County Crush Sat., July 4 @ 9:00a 6
Gamers 0 0 0 0   Game 7 Legacy vs Metamora Sat., July 4 @ 11:00a 1
Game 7 Legacy 0 0 0 0   Pony Express vs Gamers Sat., July 4 @ 11:00a 6
IVC 0 0 0 0   Knox County Crush vs Game 7 Legacy Sat., July 4 @ 1:00p 1
                 
All teams will play 2 pool games to determine seeds #1-13. Seeding will be determined based on the following criteria:
               
Record in pool play, then runs allowed, then runs scored. Any seeding ties will be broken based on head-to-head (if applicable), then coin toss. Higher seed is home team.
                 
               

 

 


by posted 06/28/2020
Morton Classic 12U Runner Up, Christian Center!!!


by posted 06/28/2020
Morton Classic 12U Champs, St. Joe!!!


by posted 06/28/2020
MYBA Guidelines for Baseball in IL Phase 4

 

We hope this message finds everyone healthy, safe and ready to play baseball games in Morton again.  Once again, for those within our MYBA family that are working in healthcare, we extend a very heartfelt thank you for all that you are doing to battle the current COVID-19 pandemic.

We first want to thank everyone who has put in all of the hours to get our fields and facilty ready for our 2020 season.  A lot of hard work has gone into making this season a reality, and it would not have been possible with out all of our board members, field maintenance staff and volunteer coaches.   With the state finally moving into phase 4, MYBA will officially be able to host baseball games beginning June 26.  

After reviewing the state's Phase 4 Youth Sports Guidelines, our executive board has revised the current Phase 3 MYBA guidelines which will allow our youth to play baseball games.  Below there is a link to our guidelines for baseball activities in phase 4, as well as the state's phase 4 youth sports guidelines.  

MYBA Guidelines for Baseball Activities in IL Phase 4

IL Phase 4 Youth Sports Guidelines

Due to the social distancing requirement, our Tee-Ball (Pinto) and Maverick (Coach Pitch) seasons will begin the week of August 17.  Teams will be selected and announced the last week of July, and practices can begin the week of August 3.  This will allow more time for anyone interested to register.  Registration will remain open until games begin.  The season will conclude at the end of September, providing a full season to all participants. 

Moving forward, our dugouts will open during Phase 4 per Park District Guidelines., with limited capacity.   Practices and games will be done in accordance with the Youth Sports Guideines around social distancing.  

Spectators fall under the normal state phase 4 guidelines around social gatherings of 50 or less.  We ask that everyone responsibly follow those guideslines.  We also ask that there be not fans sitting up close to the dugouts, the state's youth sports guidelines dictate that spectators must follow distancing from players during phase 4.

Our indoor hitting facility will remain closed for now as we figure out a way to safely allow it's usage.  The outdoor cages have been set back up and are ready for use, please use those for any batting practice needs when fields are not available.

Our concession stand will open up this Friday.  There will be one window for orders, and one for pickup.  We ask that everyone please follow distancing while waiting in line.  Treat tickets this year will be done on a delivery system to avoid huge crowds after games, more details will be provided to coaches soon.  We ask that fans not congregate in the common area in between Fields 1 & 6 in front of the indoor hitting facility.  when watching games so that we can provide adequate room for concessions lines due to the distancing requirements.  Also, the park district is not permitted to turn on any water fountains at this time due to state mandates.

Thank you again for your patience, grace and support while we have been working to bring youth baseball back to Morton.  We are very excited for our season to kick off, and we look forward to seeing everyone out at Westwood Park in the coming days.

Best Regards,

MYBA Board of Directors

 


by posted 06/25/2020
Westwood Park Map


by posted 06/22/2020
Morton Classic U12 Schedule

The U12 Schedule has been released for the 2020 Morton Classic:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/162LaM30T49i5EEcdgxYKEUlxMUz9zXl19Yt-IvEE2lA/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

Teams Entered Wins Losses Runs Allowed Runs Scored   Pool Games (home team listed first) Date / Time Field #
Morton Potters Gray 0 0 0 0   Tremont Turks vs. Khawks Red Fri, June 26 @ 4:00 pm 6
Washington Panthers 0 0 0 0   Washington Panthers vs. Game 7 Legacy Fri, June 26 @ 4:00 pm 1
St. Joe Select 0 0 0 0   MATBO Red vs. Christian Center Fri, June 26 @ 6:00 pm 1
Christian Center 0 0 0 0   Central Illinois Stix vs. Canton Fri, June 26 @ 6:00 pm 6
Tremont Turks 0 0 0 0   Dunlap vs. Morton Potters Gray Fri, June 26 @ 8:00 pm 6
Game 7 Legacy 0 0 0 0   Khawks Red vs. MATBO Red Sat, June 27 @ 9:30 am 1
KVL Khawks Red 0 0 0 0   St. Joe Select vs. Washington Panthers Sat, June 27 @ 9:30 am 6
Canton 0 0 0 0   Canton vs. Dunlap Sat, June 27 @ 11:30 am 6
Central Illinois Stix 0 0 0 0   Morton Potters Gray vs. Tremont Turks Sat, June 27 @ 11:30 am 1
Dunlap 0 0 0 0   Game 7 Legacy vs. St. Joe Select Sat, June 27 @ 1:30 pm 1
MATBO Red 0 0 0 0   Christian Center vs. Central Illinois Stix Sat, June 27 @ 1:30 pm 6
                 
All teams will play 2 pool games to determine seeds #1-11. Seeding will be determined based on the following criteria:
               
Record in pool play, then runs allowed, then runs scored. Any seeding ties will be broken based on head-to-head (if applicable), then coin toss. Higher seed is home team.
               

 

 

 


by posted 06/21/2020

This is the Morton Classic U14 Schedule and Bracket:

 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YHVzUVo5qQ-Gi_y-a1OR4oDl5jkIXcMuF0H-H30m2oI/edit?usp=sharing

 

 

      Friday 6/26/2020      
Game Time Field Game Team Runs Team Runs  
4p 5 Pool 1 Morton Lite   Dunlap   P
4p 8 Pool 2
Central Il Lighting
 
Christian Center Grey
  O
6p 5 Pool 3 MATBO   Renegades Blue   O
6p 8 Pool 4
Twin City Raptors
  Morton Heavy   L
8p 5 Pool 5
Peoria Notre Dame
  Il Steel Grey    
8p 6 Pool 6 122 Stars  
Christian Center Blue
  P
              L
      Saturday 6/27/2020     A
8a 5 Pool 7 MATBO   Morton Lite   Y
8a 8 Pool 8 Renegades Blue   122 Stars    
10a 5 Pool 9
Christian Center Grey
  Morton Heavy    
10a 8 Pool 10 Dunlap   IL Steel Grey    
Noon 5 Pool 11
Twin City Raptors
 
Christian Center Blue
   
Noon 8 Pool 12
Central Il Lighting
 
Peoria Notre Dame
   
               
2p 5 Game 1 Seed 8   Seed 9   T
2p 8 Game 2 Seed 5   Seed 12   O
4p 5 Game 3 Seed 7   Seed 10   U
4p 8 Game 4 Seed 6   Seed 11   R
6p 5 Game 5 Seed 1  
Winner of Game 1
  N
6p 8 Game 6 Seed 2  
Winner of Game 2
  A
              M
              E
      Sunday 6/28/2020     N
8a 5 Game 7 Seed 3  
Winner of Game 3
  T
8a 8 Game 8 Seed 4  
Winner of Game 4
   
10a 5 Game 9 Winner Game 5   Winner Game 8   T
10a 8 Game 10 Winner Game 6   Winner Game 7   O
1p championship 5 Game 11 Winner Game 9   Winner Game 10   U
1p Third Place 8 Game 12 Loser Game 9   Loser Game 10   R
              N
              E
              Y

 

 

 


 


by posted 06/21/2020
Registration Update

 

Registration for Mustang, Bronco, Pony and Colt will remain open until those leagues begin games.

Registration for Pinto (Tee-Ball) and Maverick (Coach-Pitch) will remain open until September 1.

Sorry for any confusion on this issue,

MYBA Executive Board


by posted 05/28/2020
MYBA 2020 Phase 3 Opening Announcement

We hope this message finds everyone healthy and safe.  Once again, for those within our MYBA family that are working in healthcare, we extend a very heartfelt thank you for all that you are doing to battle the current COVID-19 pandemic.

We first want to apologize for the delay, we have been working hard to bring baseball back to Morton for this summer, as you can imagine this has been an extremely fluid situation, as we have been working with the Park District to get clarification on the guidelines from the Governor’s office.  After a lengthy delay, the youth sports guidelines were finally released this past weekend, and we have spent the past few days working through them with the Park District to create a safe environment for your children to practice and play baseball.  

Below there is a link to our guidelines in line with the requirements from the youth sports guidelines for Phase 3 of the Governor’s re-opening plan.  

MYBA Phase 3 Re-Opening Guidelines

Due to social distancing requirements, the Pinto (Tee-Ball) and Maverick (Coach-pitch) leagues will be delayed until mid-August.  The MYBA Board decided it would be easiest to introduce baseball activities at a later date when guidelines are less restrictive for younger kids to participate.  The Mustang, Bronco and Pony leagues can begin as early as next week.  IF the Governor draws out his Phase 3 guidelines beyond late June, we will re-evaluate and update the start dates for the rest of the in-house leagues. Due to the Phase 3 guidelines, there will be no player evaluations or draft this year, instead teams will be assigned by the league reps with coach and board member input. 

Moving forward, our Dugouts and bleachers are closed during Phase 3 per Park District Guidelines.  Practices will be done with the kids in groups socially distanced apart from each other.  We are asking that for ALL parents not coaching, please either stay in the parking lot or in a chair socially distanced from the field. 

If you are not comfortable with your child playing this season, for whatever reason, or are unable to play this fall, we will support your decision and help process your refund.  Below is a link to a google form that will need to be filled out to process your de-registration and refund.  If you are comfortable donating a portion of your registration fee to MYBA, we would greatly appreciate your support.  We are a self-funded, not-for-profit organization that relies on our fees to provide uniforms, equipment and field maintenance, so any donation would be a tax write off.   If you do not notify us by June 5 of your intention to de-register, we will assume your child is playing baseball this summer and assign them to a team.

MYBA Refund Document

Practices will begin the week of June 1 for all travel teams, and no later than June 8 for in-house teams. If you have any questions or concerns, please use only email our President, Jason Vallar (jvallar9@gmail.com), or our Vice President, Josh Tarter (jrtarter@gmail.com), we are happy to help in any way.  

We look forward to hopefully seeing you out at Westwood Park this summer for another season of Morton Youth Baseball.

Best Regards,

MYBA Board of Directors

 


by posted 05/27/2020
MYBA Changing Tournament Dates
Morton Youth Baseball Association has elected to change the dates for our upcoming tournaments in Morton. To all those that have already signed up, you will be receiving an email from our tournament director soon.
 
The new schedule is below:
 
June Classic will remain the same (June 26-28)
 
Pre Memorial Day Tournament has moved from May 15-17th to July 3rd - 5th.
 
Travel Lite Round Robin has been moved from April 24-26 to July 17-19.
 
Heavy Round Robin has been moved from May 1-3 to July 24-26.

by posted 04/17/2020
2020 MYBA Season Update

 

I hope this message finds everyone healthy and safe at home.  For those within our MYBA family that are working in healthcare, we extend a very heartfelt thank you for all that you are doing to battle the current COVID-19 pandemic.

We understand that right now baseball is not a top priority for any of us, but felt that as our weather improves (minus the snow about to hit us the next couple days) it might be a welcome message to get an update on when our kids can head out to play baseball together again.  The MYBA Executive Board has developed a contingency plan that we hope still allows all of our kids the opportunity to play baseball this summer.  Just a reminder that this is a tentative plan based on what the Governor decides to do with the current shelter in place order.

If Shelter in place is phased out during May, MYBA is hoping to start our 2020 season for both our travel program and in-house by the week of June 1, extending through the entire month of July.  Tentatively practices would be scheduled before and during the season.  Registration will remain open, and fees will not be due until a firm start date is scheduled.  We are looking forward to seeing you all out at Westwood Park this summer. 

MYBA and the Morton Park District are in constant communication, as we continue to monitor the public health situation, we will make adjustments to this plan, and keep all of you informed and up to date.

Until then, please send us any at home baseball pictures to our Facebook page, and we look forward to hopefully seeing you all at Westwood Park this summer.

 

Best Regards,


Jason Vallar

MYBA President


by posted 04/16/2020
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