Welcome to the 2013 North Plains Baseball Season
We have NPJBO gear for sale. Go to Forms page for details
Our season is now in full swing!
CONGRATULATIONS! to our NPJBO Midgets First Place and Sportsmanship awards
(Banks Tournament ; May 4 - 5)
Please Take a look at the games schedule page for upcoming games.
Also, there is information as to the dates for the county and state tournament so parents can plan accordingly.
There are two new baseball bat rules that are in effect for the 2013 season,
affecting players at the Midget, Junior, and Senior levels:
1. Any bat that is a "-3" bat (for example, a 32"/29oz) must be a BBCOR-certified bat.
2. All other bats -- that is, any bat that is not a -3 (for example, a 28"/18oz or a 32"/27oz) -- must have the USSSA BPF 1.15 certification.
For both certifications, the bat will have a stamp or logo clearly visible on it. Umpires will be checking bats for the certification stamp.
-3 bats are somewhat rare for JBO players, used mostly by stronger senior-level players. -3 BBCOR bats are required for high school play, so a -3 bat purchased for JBO play will be usable in high school.
Most bats purchased since 2011 will have the right certifications, but it's important to check on this before beginning game play.
Rule #1 was added for 2012. Rule #2 was added for 2013.
Note- This rule does not apply to T-Ball, Rookie, or Midget International leagues. All bats are legal for those leagues.