AAA Minor Midge OBA Championships Final Results

After a hard fought Labour Day Weekend, the Hamilton Baseball Umpires Association would like to congratulate the Vaughan Vikings on their Provincial Champioship Victory! Below are the final tournament results from all games.

Friday Aug 31
Game 1: Brampton 6 vs Ottawa 0
Game 2: Newmarket 11 vs Tecumseh 2
Game 3: Etobicoke 4 vs Peterborough 12
Game 4: London 11 vs Oshawa 1
Game 5: Kitchener 7 vs Whitby 0
Game 6: West Toronto 0 vs Vaughan 2

Saturday Sept 2
Game 7: Ottawa 2 vs Tecumseh 3 (9 innings)
Game 8: Etobicoke 2 vs Oshawa 3
Game 9: West Toronto 2 vs Whitby 0
Game 10: Newmarket 2 vs Brampton 12
Game 11: London 7 vs Peterborough 6 (10 innings)
Game 12: Kitchener 4 vs Vaughan 6
Game 13: Oshawa 2 vs Tecumseh 14
Game 14: Newmarket 10 vs West Toronto 8
Game 15: Kitchener 3 vs Peterborough 2
Game 16: London 0 vs Vaughan 10
Game 17: Newmarket 10 vs Tecumseh 4
Game 18: London 1 vs Kitchener 11
Game 19: Brampton 18 vs Vaughan 10

Sunday Sept 2
Game 20: Kitchener 9 vs Brampton 2
Game 21: Newmarket 4 vs Vaughan 6
Game 22: Kitchener 3 vs Brampton 7
Game 23: Vaughan 4 vs Brampton 3

Updated Lightning Rule

The HBUA has recently decided to update its lightning rule to align with the rule set out by Baseball Ontario. As such, we have removed the term “lightning safe park” from our website and our venues. The following should be followed in all games in which we umpire;

When thunder roars, go indoors! At the first sound of thunder, the game must be stopped and shelter must be obtained. This would include allowing players and coaches to retreat to their vehicles while we wait 30 minutes from each sound of thunder or sight of lightning.

Please ensure that we are following this change, to spite opinions on the rule. This is a big change in the City of Hamilton as we are no longer calling the game at the first sight of lightning or sound of thunder as we are now stopping the game and waiting it out in all cases.

Any clarification can be sought out from your executive team.

Thanks everyone

HBUA Spring Meeting

Hello Everyone,

The HBUA will be holding its annual Spring Membership Meeting on Sunday April 15, 2018 at 3pm at Sherwood Lanes on Upper Ottawa and Fennel.

This meeting we will vote on our new contract, and go over our new Policy and Procedure Manuel. We will also update everyone for the plans for the upcoming season.

At the conclusion of the meeting for the Level 3’s we will go over the exam which is now posted.

It is important that everyone that plans on umpiring for the HBUA attend this meeting, as many items this year will effect each and everyone of you!

A full agenda, including a number of attachments will be sent out the week before our meeting.

See you there!