The official 2019 Spring Season Tournament Brackets are now available for our Junior Baseball and 14U/16U Softball divisions. Download the bracket for your team and begin plotting out all the paths your team might take. If you have any questions about the tournament, please check with your coach or your league commissioner.
Please note, these brackets are subject to change if any activiites at Veterans Memorial Park, the home of OYO, are canceled because of rain or poor field conditions. That said, we’ll also work just as hard as we have in recent weeks to try to make all fields playable each day.
We wish all our teams many memorable experiences and exciting games this tournament season!
- Team fee $350
- No gate fee
- Guaranteed 3 games (2 pool followed by single elimination bracket)
- Pool games 2-hour time limit, no new inning
- Bracket games full 6-innings
- Pool and bracket play mercy rule: 15 after 3, 10 after 4, 8 after 5
- 2 umpires for semi-finals and championship game
- Awards for 1st and 2nd place (12 awards per team)
- 46’/65′ field
- No leadoff until the pitch crosses home plate, no balks, no drop 3rd strike, no infield fly rule
- No bat restrictions, no pitching limits (please use discretion to protect players arms)
- Optional Home Run Derby – awards for 1st & 2nd place
- Optional Baserunning Speed – competition awards for 1st & 2nd place
From our friends at DICK’S Sporting Goods…
DICK’S invites you to take part in our Spring Baseball/Softball Appreciation Weekend, June 21st – 23rd, and save 20% off your in-store purchase. This is a great opportunity to purchase any of the baseball or softball items needed for the all-star/tournament season, as well as any summer seasonal items like clothes, grills, swimwear and outdoor games.
Remember the special 20% off coupon is good for 20% off YOUR ENTIRE purchase and is NOT limited to only baseball or softball items. It’s good throughout our entire store. (some exclusions apply), just print out the attached flyer or pull up on your phone while shopping.
Come out and save and let us show us how much we appreciate YOU!
On Sunday, June 2, 2019, 38 baseball teams from around Central Indiana gathered at OYO fields in Veterans Memorial Park for the 18th Annual David Manlove Invitational Memorial Tournament. Fortunately, the weather was perfect for baseball!
David was one of OYO’s own who lost his battle with addiction. David’s life continues to touch others through the efforts of his parents and The 24 Group by providing education, awareness, and assistance to families of youth and young adults dealing with the disease of addiction. OYO is honored to continue to support this important cause by donating all the proceeds from this tournament to The 24 Group.
As many returning families may know, the youth baseball bat industry underwent a significant change in 2018 with the introduction of the USABat Standards. During last season, the OYO Board board took a conservative approach of grandfathering many previously permitted baseball bats into the OYO leagues for the entirety of the 2018 season. At the conclusion of the 2018 Fall Ball season, the OYO Board made an additional modification to the OYO baseball bat standards.
Effective for the 2019 season, for Super Major, Minor, Rookie, and Junior Rookie baseball divisions, bats with the USABat certification may have a bat barrel of up to 2-5/8 inches in size. Any bat NOT displaying the USABat certification may not have a bat barrel exceeding 2-1/4 inches (e.g. bats with the BPF 1.15 or BBCOR .50 certification).
The OYO Board believes this rule change will allow for families to continue to utilize bats that have always been allowed at OYO while also allowing for the use of USABats with a larger barrel size, which there are more of in the marketplace for this 2019 season.
This decision was based on the observations of a number of board members and coaches who observed the USABats in action last season. If you have any questions regarding this change in baseball bat rule for OYO for the 2019 season, please contact an OYO Board member.
At OYO, we have the official OYO Weatherline to communicate important cancellation information. The Weatherline is used exclusively for game days, work days and travel tournament details. It is not used for rec league practice decisions.
All practice decisions are left to the coaches. Please check with your coach to determine if you are or are not having practice when the weather is questionable (and fields are not closed by the league).
The OYO Weatherline number is 317.767.5170. We use the weatherline to communicate cancellations for game days — and we do our best to update the Weatherline early on Sundays.
Here is one very important clarification: If we cancel a full slate of activities scheduled for the park, then no activity should take place on the fields, including ad hoc practices, travel games, etc.
Thank you for your understanding and support.
As our Spring Season winds down and our Fall Ball season is on deck, we are looking to complete our roster of volunteer board members to create a memorable experience for all our families each and every season.
The OYO Board of Directors works tirelessly behind the scenes to make a difference for each and every ballplayer, including your own! This board of 40 volunteers goes the extra mile to uphold The OYO Way and continue to grow our program that serves more than 1500 ballplayers and 1000 families each year. Now, we want — and need — you to become part of the action behind the scenes and make a difference too!
The OYO Board is inviting you to become a volunteer board member to fulfill one of five remaining positions on the 2019 OYO Board and hopefully carry those efforts forward into 2020, too. If you are interested in fulfilling any of these positions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The positions include:
- Registration Co-Chairperson
- (Travel) Tournaments Chairperson
- Travel Softball Commissioner
- Junior | Senior Baseball Commissioner
As always, thank you for choosing OYO as your place for baseball and softball. We appreciate your time and consideration.
As you prepare to come to the ballpark today, next week and for future seasons, we want to remind all our ballplayers and their families to utilize basic safety practices to minimize vehicle break-ins and theft while enjoying a ball game.
Please keep all valuables (such as phones, purses, electronics, equipment and other personal belongings) out of view and also keep your cars locked and secure at all times. If possible, take valuables with you or even leave them at home.
We have had a long track record of safety in our ballpark through the cooperation of our families, and we hope this timely reminder will help reduce future incidents at Veterans Memorial Park.
Thank you for your support, understanding and cooperation!