Presented the NJSSA State Tournament proposal from the 2/6/2016 meeting where an independent organization will administer the tournament and allow more teams to be created to make for a better competitive and fair environment. After this presentation, a majority vote was taken to participate in this 2016 tournament and pay the $5/player fee. This rescinded the previous meetings vote to not participate in the NJSSA.
Ed Mullen reviewed the league financials, insurance and field costs.
Two signatures will be required for all issued checks.
He has received full league fees of $1200 from 2 teams.
Payments will be needed ASAP to meet insurance cost to acquire field permits.
Team Name Changes: The Highlanders will now be named Dyntek and Dyntek will be named Preferred Freezer.
The vote to have only one division and all teams play each other failed by a 3 to 8 vote. A vote to combine A, higher 2B’s to (7 teams) and lower 2B’s with C’s (7 teams) was passed (6 to 5).
The league will take a week off for the state 50-and-over tournament.
The league policy to postpone games if one field is not usable then all games will be postponed. Was discussed. Ron Lesonky stated that he can only notify the teams about field closures after he hears from the county usually between 7am and 7:30am. It was decided that Ron would only notify the teams involved in the field closures. Mannino Park in Old Bridge cannot be used because it is for Little League.
Veterans Park will not be used. All county fields (Edison Park, Edison Municipal, Warren, Raritan Bay, and Phillips) will be used as available.
Change from the Tattoo ball to restricted flight SB12s was discussed. Nick Menonna presented a comparison of SB12 (44,375) vs Tattoo (52,300) with supporting documentation on what ball to select. Frank Bender will procure samples of the balls under consideration. These balls will be hit by representatives of all teams to determine which one to use at the next meeting.
A bat tester that can be borrowed from the 60’s league will be used to prevent the use of illegal bats.
Keep the home run limit.
All teams will make the playoffs.
The board will formalize the rules for moving up or down divisions each year based on the prior season’s performance.
Scheduling assignments will be addressed after Frank meets with umpire assignor.
An odd number of teams will not be permitted.
The following rules clarifications are postponed until the next meeting
On base rule, runner must stay on base until contact is made.