As we enter the 2017 season, the KFL is seeking at least one new member for its five-person Executive, which fulfills the crucial functions of overseeing the league’s finances, scheduling, and overall administration. For detailed descriptions of the Executive roles, refer to section C of the KFL Constitution.
If you are interested in helping move the league forward, please contact current President Mike Brown about the available opportunities. The new Executive will be voted in at the league’s final preseason meeting on Tuesday, April 25 @ 7 p.m.
Circle Monday, May 8th on your calendars!
At the first KFL meeting of 2017 (held on Wednesday, May 22), the second Monday in May was announced as opening night for the 2017 season. All games will once again be played at beautiful Budd Park in Kitchener.
The league Executive is now working toward releasing a full schedule in time for the final preseason meeting, which will take place on Tuesday, April 25 @ 7 p.m.
We eagerly await the start of the season and look forward to seeing all the KFL's dedicated players, umpires, and fans for another year of top-notch fastball!
In order to qualify for playoffs, players must have attended at least 8 regular season games, as per section L.3.i) of the KFL Constitution. Playoff exemptions can also be granted for players suffering significant injuries or other reasonable long-term absences, at the discretion of the Executive.
The following is a list of players who have been granted playoff exemptions for 2016:
Joshua Crosby, Thunder
Corey Jackson, Bulldogs
Todd Uhrig, Classics
Any player not appearing on the above list who is credited with less than 8 games played according to the KFL website (as of August 22, 2016) is ineligible for the 2016 playoffs. Teams with questions about a player’s eligibility should direct them to the President prior to their first playoff game.
- Mike Brown
The Peter Hallman Memorial Tournament takes place this weekend, June 24-26, in St. Clements. The field features 10 ISC-ranked teams, as well as a four-team under-21 division:
#1 Hill United Chiefs
#2 Toronto Gators
#3 New York Gremlins
#6 Scarborough Force
#11 Northeast Drillers
#12 Toronto Batmen
#13 Kitchener Cubs
#14 Elmira Expos
#22 Shakespeare Falcons
#27 Wiarton Nationals
There will be more than 20 KFL players participating, as well as a half dozen of the KWUA umpires who regularly call the action at Budd Park. Check out the program for more information.
- Mike Brown
After much discussion of the pitching rule over the past year, at the April 2016 meeting, team representatives agreed to abide by the International Softball Congress (ISC) pitching rule, relying on the umpires’ judgement regarding enforcement.
As stated in section N.4 of the KFL Constitution, “The league will adhere to the International Softball Congress rules on illegal pitches with the exception that an illegal pitch will constitute a ball on the batter but base runners shall not advance.” Of course, if the illegal pitch results in ball four on a batter, they will take their base and any runners forced to do so by that action will also advance.
As always, players who hassle umpires excessively on this (or any other) issue run the risk of being ejected. If you have any questions, please direct them to your team representatives.
- Mike Brown
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