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2015 Competitive Baseball

2015 USSSA BASEBALL LEAGUES – COLUMBIA, MISSOURI.  We offer great facilities, team friendly atmosphere, and good competition at a great value. Coaches if you are looking for a league for your team, please consider the Diamond Council.  Games are played in Columbia at Antimi Complex, Albert Oakland Complex, American Legion Park, and Atkins Complex.  Teams are scheduled for 16 games and mostly double headers.  All age divisions begin play the week of April 13, 2015.  Days of Play are projected and a subject to change if necessary.  Days of the week are listed below, however, if needed teams may play games on another night if needed for scheduling purposes.  If there are an odd number of teams in a league, there may be games on another day of the week to fulfill the schedule for all teams to play 2 games each week.  Rain outs will be rescheduled and added to the end of the schedule and on the days of the week as promised if possible, however, we reserve the right to schedule rain outs on different days of the week.

If you have questions about our league, please give us a call at the office at 573-499-9741, or contact our League Coordinator, Emily Salter at  emilyksalter@yahoo.com  573-424-6417.

Practices:  Teams playing in our league have access to sign up for practices fields (2/week, 1 weekday and 1 weekend, each 2 hrs) and batting cages from March 1 – thru April 12.  League games begin the week of April 13, after that date, you can sign up for weekend practices.  We do have tournaments scheduled for most weekends, however, there are usually some many fields open for practices not used by the tournaments.    There is NO fee charged to reserve practice fields for DC teams.

Team Registration Fee: $1500 (16 games) for 9u, 10u, 11u, 12u, 13u, 14u.  8u coach pitch $800 for 12 games.   To Reserve Your Spot email us and get on this list below.  League Registrations and payment is due on or before February 15th.    Teams must be registered with USSSA and have team insurance.   DC offers a league discount if your team wants us to register and insure your team for you,  8u-12u $100, 13u-14u $135.

Provided there are enough teams, we will offer two divisions in each age group.   Major/AAA and AA/A divisions.  Teams will be scheduled for 16 games and the schedule set in early April and should not change.

TOURNAMENTS DC will hold several USSSA tournaments in 2015 that will qualify teams for the State tourney.  All tournaments will schedule teams for 5 games minimum.   Tourney format is subject to change depending on the number of teams entered.  Discount Tournament Packages. Tournament cost is $500 for 5 games guarantee.  There are no gate fees and no admission charged to parents.  After you have played in 2 of our tournaments, you will receive a $75 discount on all future tournaments.    8u coach pitch $275 for 4 games.

2015 USSSA State Qualifying Tournaments (A, AA, AAA, Mjr)
$500 for 9u-14u, $275 8u coach pitch
April Columbia Kickoff – April 10-12
April  Show Me Slam – April 24-26
May  Mother’s Day Celebration - May 8-9
May Summer Classic – May 15-17
June  Columbia Rumble – June 5-7
Central “A” State – June 26-28 $415 (4 Games) 8u-14u. This is a USSSA “A” State Tournament
ALL STAR State – June 26-28 $415 (4 Games)  This is a State level tournament for recreational baseball and softball teams.

2015 DC League – COMMITTED TEAMS
Below is a list of teams that have committed to playing in our League.
If your team is interested, please fill out our Intent to play form: 2015 Intent_to_Play_Form and email it to us at diamondcouncilcomo@gmail.com

8U – Double Headers – Games on Thursdays

9U – Double Headers – Games on Mondays

10U – Double Headers – Games on Mondays

11U - Double Headers – Games on Tuesday or Thursday

12U – Double Headers – Games on Monday or Wednesday

13U- Double Headers – Games on Monday or Wednesday

14U – Double Headers – Games on Tuesdays or Thursdays

League Descriptions

14 & Under Open Division: Teams will play in a 14 & Under age group if 4 or more teams register in this division. Teams will play on fields set with 90′-foot base and 60’6″ pitching distances.  Games will be seven innings in length and will be played with a 1 hour, 40 minutes time limit. Game times will be 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM.  If not enough teams register for the this division we will play a mix 13/14u.  If combined, we will use 54’ pitching & 80’ bases.  Games will be played at Boone County Fairgrounds Atkins Fields.

13 & Under Open Division: Teams will play in a 13 & Under age group if 4 or more teams register in this division.  Teams will play on fields set with 80-foot base and 54’ pitching distances.  Games will be seven innings in length and will be played with a 1 hour, 40 minute time limit. Game times will be 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM.  Note:  If needed 13U and 14U Division may be combined  If combined, we will use 54’ pitching & 80’ bases.  Games will be played at Boone County Fairgrounds Atkins Fields.

12 & Under and 11 & Under Divisions: Teams will play in separate age groups if enough teams are available.  Teams play on fields set with 70’ base and 50’ pitching distances.  Games will be six innings in length and will be played with a 1 hour, 40 minute time limit. Game times will be 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM.  Games will be played at Cosmo Park Antimi Complex or at the newly renovated American Legion Fields.

10 & Under,  9 & Under Divisions: Teams will play in separate age groups if enough teams are available.  Teams will play on fields set with 65’ base and 46’ pitching distances.  Games will be six innings in length and will be played with a 1 hour, 30 minute time limit. Game times will be 6:00 PM and 7:45 PM.  Most games will be played at Cosmo Park Antimi Complex.

8 & Under Coach Pitch Division:  Teams will play on fields set with 60’ base and 35’ pitching distances.  Games will be six innings in length and will be played with a 1 hour, 30 minute time limit. Game times will be 6:00 PM and 7:45 PM.  Games will be played at Cosmo Park Antimi Complex.