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Play Ball – Friday, 26th

Feb 23, 2021

Contra Costa County is finally under the threshold of 14 new cases per 100,000 required for moderate risk competitive sports to begin! What does that mean??? It means we can proceed with scrimmages beginning on Friday the 26th. More importantly, Opening Day is now confirmed for Saturday, April 10. For more information, refer to our…

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When Does 3=1? [Coach-Pitch]

Feb 22, 2021

The rule for the number of coach pitches allowed was changed for baseball in 2020 and is now consistent with softball rules. So how many pitches does a coach really get to throw during coach pitch? This one seems simple enough, and yet the math never seems to add up for most coaches and umpires.…

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Coach Pitch Interference

Feb 20, 2021

The rule for coach pitch interference was changed for baseball in 2020 and is now consistent with softball rules. The coach should make every effort (think Neo in the Matrix) to avoid contact with a hit or thrown ball. However, if the coach is hit by the ball, the ball is LIVE and play will…

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Discount

Feb 18, 2021

Pleasant Hill Baseball Association 20% OFF SHOP EVENT Friday, February 26th through Monday, March 1st. Pleasant Hill, CA Store Location Only Save the date! Our partner, DICK’S Sporting Goods, is offering you a 20% off discount throughout the store to help you gear up for the season! Be sure to use the coupon linked below,…

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The “Look Back” Rule

Jan 25, 2021

The Look Back rule is specific to softball.  The rule, in the words of USA Softball (, “was supposed to stop players from dancing around between bases while the ball was in the Pitcher’s possession and control in the Pitcher’s Circle.”  The short, paraphrased version of this rule is this:  When the Pitcher A) Has…

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Call for Sponsors!

Jan 16, 2021

Help support our league by either sponsoring a team yourself or finding a business to sponsor. Sponsorships packages start at only $400.  Deadline is January 18th to have your business name printed on a jersey!  Perks for Sponsoring: In addition to providing an excellent way to promote a business and support PHBA, current sponsors have…

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The “Foul Tip”

Jan 12, 2021

The foul tip is one those baseball rules that confuses the casual enjoyer of America’s pastime and infuriates baseball purists.  This article is designed to help you understand this simple yet often misunderstood rule. According to,  “A foul tip is a batted ball that goes sharply and directly to the catcher’s hand or glove and…

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Clinic Dates Announced – Updated

Jan 11, 2021

Hello PHBA Coaches! The clinics are on the League Calendar. Please check the event details for times, location and meeting connectivity details (for virtual meetings). Coaches must attend a minimum of 2 clinics each year, but it is always recommended to attend as many as you can. There is a lot of good information to…

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2021 Sponsorship Opportunities

Dec 17, 2020

PHBA depends on the generosity and support of local businesses and individuals such as you to help buy new safety equipment, maintain fields, and provide quality training/clinics for players, volunteer coaches and umpires. We also offer scholarship opportunities and equipment donations to children whose families can’t afford them. Although our season may be a bit…

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Welcome Back!

Oct 19, 2020

  Welcome back PHBA parents! It has been a difficult 7 months since we last touched the fields so I hope you all are healthy and well. We are pleased to announce the 2021 season registration will now be open. There are a lot of unknowns that I will try to explain but for a…

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