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Registration for the 2018 Spring Season is now closed.

Information about summer baseball will be posted here when it becomes available.
 
 


 

We are no longer accepting new umpires for the Spring 2018 season.  Please email the umpire coordinator at  if you have any questions.

Training for new umpires will be held on Thursday, April 12th, from 5:30 - 7:00pm at the Boxborough Library.  New umpires must attend, and any existing umpires who would like a refresher are also welcome to attend.

 


 

For general information about our various divisions of play during Spring and Fall and what you can expect, visit our Divisions page.

 

If you have any questions about this site or ABYB in general, please visit our FAQ or contact , who can direct your inquiry to the appropriate board member.

HEADLINES  Subscribe to Acton-Boxborough Youth Baseball RSS news feed.
ABYB Night at the High School Postponed Until May 9th
04/25/2018
Acton-Boxborough Youth Baseball would like all members to know that...
Field Status
04/24/2018
Field Status: (as of 4/24/18)   Veterans 1/2: CLOSED   MacPherson:...
Former ABYB Player Throws No-Hitter for Harvard
04/17/2018
ABYB would like to acknowledge an outstanding achievement by a former...
ABYB Rules and Guidelines
03/19/2018
*UPDATED March 19, 2018* The ABYB Board established...
2018 Baseball Bat Standard - REQUIRED
11/18/2017
REMINDER Little League Baseball has adopted the new bat standard...
Upcoming ABYB Board Meetings
02/28/2017
The next ABYB Board Meetings are scheduled as follows:   Thursday,...
ABYB: Parking Information
09/14/2015
ABYB Families, ABYB and other local sports organizations received...
Update on bat rule for Babe Ruth baseball
09/11/2015
ABYB Babe Ruth teams participate in the Minuteman Baseball League. ...
ABYB Divisions
12/14/2010
New to ABYB? Moving up to a new division this season? Read descriptions...
ABYB Vision and Mission Statement
12/10/2010
At the November 2010 ABYB Board meeting the Board voted unanimously...
 
ABYB Night at the High School Postponed Until May 9th

Acton-Boxborough Youth Baseball would like all members to know that ABYB Night at the High School has been postponed from April 25th to Wednesday, May 9th.  The game on the 9th is a 4pm start vs Concord-Carlisle.

For those who previously purchased a meal, Colonials water bottle and drawstring bag, save your receipt and bring it on May 9th to pick up your items then.

If you were not able to purchase previously, but would like to do so now, please place your order by May 6th at the following link:

http://assn.la/Store/Store.asp?id=12416&org=ABYB.ORG

 

There will also be a limited number of Colonials items available for purchase at the game, as well as some concessions.

 

We hope to see as many ABYB families at the game on May 9th as possible.

 

Thank you,

Acton-Boxborough Youth Baseball, AB HS Baseball Boosters and AB Colonials


by posted 04/25/2018
Field Status

Field Status: (as of 4/24/18)

 

Veterans 1/2: CLOSED

 

MacPherson: CLOSED

 

High School 1: OPEN (use proper judgment based on weather and field conditions)

 

High School 2: CLOSED

 

Flerra: OPEN

 

Liberty: OPEN

 

McCarthy-Towne: OPEN

 

Douglas: OPEN

 

 

Field conditions

If any areas are soggy, please stay away from those areas.  In the event of rain, please refrain from using the fields.  As always, be sure to replace tarps if you remove them when using the fields.  Infield, mound and home plate areas should be raked after use.  Remember to always rake basepaths in the direction of the runners, not towards the grass edges of the field.  Home plate and the mound should be raked either in a circular fashion or from the edges towards the center of the circle, not towards the edges.

If you have any questions about field maintenance or our field use policy in inclement weather, please see the Field Maintenance page of our web site.

 


by posted 04/24/2018
Former ABYB Player Throws No-Hitter for Harvard

ABYB would like to acknowledge an outstanding achievement by a former ABYB (and AB Colonials) player.

Harvard University senior, Noah Zavolas, pitched a no-hitter against rival Yale University on Friday, April 13th.  It was the first no-hitter thrown by a Harvard pitcher in the last 17 years.

Congratulations to Noah on an amazing performance!

For more details, view the following article from the New Haven Register:

https://www.nhregister.com/colleges/article/Yale-gets-no-hit-in-series-opener-against-rival-12833465.php

 


by posted 04/17/2018
ABYB Rules and Guidelines

*UPDATED March 19, 2018*

The ABYB Board established a Rules committee to review rules and guidelines that ABYB uses that modify Little League rules.

Attached is the most recent rules document, effective from the Spring 2018 season onwards.  ABYB Rules and Guidelines

 


by posted 03/19/2018
2018 Baseball Bat Standard - REQUIRED

REMINDER

Little League Baseball has adopted the new bat standard for mandated use effective January 1, 2018. All national members of USA Baseball, including Little League, have adopted this new standard.

http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo/USA-Baseball-Bat-Standard-FAQs.htm

 

Bats that are made of all wood will be the only bats that will be allowed without the USA Baseball logo. Coaches will have multiple USA Baseball team bats available for all players during games and practices.

IMPORTANT: Bats labelled with the 1.15 BPF (USSSA, pre-2018 Little League, etc.) are no longer allowed.

See the source image

 

NOTE: our Babe Ruth division will continue to require BBCOR bats.

 If you have any questions, please reach out to me via e-mail. Rob Burnham - ABYB Player Agent


by posted 11/18/2017
Upcoming ABYB Board Meetings

The next ABYB Board Meetings are scheduled as follows:
 

Thursday, May 17th 2018 - 7:30pm - Location TBD

 


by posted 02/28/2017
ABYB: Parking Information

ABYB Families,

ABYB and other local sports organizations received this quoted information from Acton-Boxborough Community Education.  Please read and follow the guidelines included.
 

"The Acton Police Department will be stepping up its monitoring of all school areas and will be ticketing any cars found to be parked illegally.

Cars may not be parked:

1. anywhere there is a NO PARKING sign (not just during school hours but this is anytime of the day)

2. anywhere the curb is painted yellow, as this denotes a no parking zone.

3. on any sidewalk

Only cars with handicapped accessible placards may park in handicapped parking spaces.  Nor can you park BETWEEN two handicapped spots.

If you have any questions, I recommend you contact the Acton Police Department."

At some fields, parking areas are obvious, however please note:

McCarthy-Towne field is a specific point of concern.  We have been informed that the entry road to the Parker Damon building can be considered a fire lane (I had been warned personally by the APD when I coached Minor C), and parking along the curb on this road can therefore be considered a violation.  Additionally, parking half on the sidewalk is illegal.  Please park in lined spaces in the parking lot.

Douglas School field is on Elm Street, and posted signs indicate no parking is allowed on Elm Street.  APD enforces this in routine patrols for both the t-ball field and the basketball courts.  Park in lined spaces in the Douglas school lot or park at the Elm Street tennis courts.

Holiday Inn parking is in the Holiday Inn lot in lined spaces.  Even if you can find the entrance to the dirt access road used by the mowing crew, no parking on the field is allowed during ABYB events.

Hart Field and MacPherson Field visitors should park in the lined spaces in the Conant school lot.  The dirt roads leading to the fields are for emergency vehicles.

Veterans Field visitors may find the parking lot crowded when two games are on simultaneously.  Overflow parking along Route 27 is questionable: at times cars have been ticketed and we do not have clear resolution from APD.  It is safer to park across the intersection in the CVS plaza and use the crosswalks to return to the field.

High School 1 & 2 visitors must park in legal spaces.  After school hours, marked faculty spaces are available to all parkers, but illegal spaces, yellow curb parking, and handicap parking are still enforced.


Hopefully the information above is clear.  Feel free to email me with any questions and I will try to seek clarification from the Acton or Boxborough Police Departments if necessary.

Thanks for your compliance!

Matt Murphy
ABYB Fields Coordinator

by posted 09/14/2015
Update on bat rule for Babe Ruth baseball

ABYB Babe Ruth teams participate in the Minuteman Baseball League.  The following bat rules (taken from the www.mmbrl.com web site) are adhered to:

5.4  The MIAA rules on the use of non-wood bats shall apply to all Minuteman Baseball League players (Patriot, Minuteman, Summer, etc.). All bats not made of a single piece of wood  shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard (reference NFHS Rules 1-3-2 through 1-3-5), and such bats shall be labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark. Each manager will be responsible for enforcement of this rule among his/her players. The penalty for illegal bat use will be as follows:

5.4.1     If the illegal bat is identified and replaced before an at-bat has concluded, there is no penalty.

5.4.2     If the illegal bat is identified after an at-bat has concluded but before a pitch has been thrown to the following batter, the batter using the illegal bat shall be declared out, and all baserunners shall be returned to the bases they occupied prior to the final pitch.

5.4.3     If the illegal bat is identified after the at-bat has concluded and after a pitch has been thrown to the following batter, the result of the at-bat stands.

 

ABYB Note: As of Fall 2014, in ABYB's internal fall Babe Ruth league, 13-yr-old players are allowed to use bats with at most a -7 length to weight difference (“Drop 7”).  In the spring and summer, Minuteman rules allow only a Drop 3 bat, regardless of age.


by posted 09/11/2015
ABYB Divisions
New to ABYB? Moving up to a new division this season? Read descriptions of each of the divisions: T-ball, Minor C, Minor B, Minor A, Majors, and Babe Ruth here!

by posted 12/14/2010
ABYB Vision and Mission Statement
At the November 2010 ABYB Board meeting the Board voted unanimously to approve the proposed ABYB Vision and Mission developed by a subgroup of the Board.  The following vision and mission statements were approved:
 
Vision Statement
To be recognized and respected as the leading youth sports organization in Acton and Boxborough.
 
Mission Statement
  • ABYB is a parent and volunteer organization committed to building an appreciation for the game of baseball through quality coaching and parental support & involvement.
  • ABYB will strive to offer high quality baseball throughout the entire ABYB program.
    • It is the objective of the ABYB program to create an environment that is safe, provides an opportunity for all players from T-Ball through the Majors and Babe Ruth divisions to develop skills and game knowledge, allows all players to experience the success they are capable of achieving, and teaches the life-long lessons of sportsmanship, teamwork, fair play, and respect for others.
    • ABYB’s spring T-Ball through Babe Ruth programs provides an opportunity for players to develop skills in a competitive environment whereas the fall programs focus on development in a less competitive environment.
    • ABYB offers summer all-star programs.  These programs provide an opportunity to experience the best coaching available and maximize player potential, in a competitive, inter-town environment.
    • ABYB offers summer intermediate programs for players who wish to play baseball in a less competitive inter-town environment.
  • It is the responsibility of all ABYB League officials, including the Board of Directors, coaches, umpires and parent volunteers, to understand and fulfill these objectives.
“These are truly exciting times for ABYB.  These guiding principles will help make ABYB the leading youth sports organization in Acton and Boxborough”, said Sanjay Khosla, President of ABYB.  “Over the next several months the Board will be taking initial steps towards further developing existing programs and establishing new ones to achieve our vision.  We look forward to the support and involvement of ABYB players, parents and coaches,” said Khosla. 
 
If you have any questions or comments regarding the new Vision and/or Mission statement please don’t hesitate to inquire.  Further, if you are interested in serving on the ABYB Board please let us know.  Several positions are available.
 
Regards,
 
Dave Schubert, ABYB VP
On behalf of the ABYB Board

 
by posted 12/10/2010
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