2015 OHSBL Rule Book
We are proud to announce that the Ohio Hot Stove Baseball League Rule Book is now available online!

Click HERE for the 2015 Rule Book

2015 Team Fees
The following are the fees for each team this season:
Farm Minor - $230.00
Class I - $230.00
Class HH and Class H - $250.00
Class GG and Class G - $250.00
Class FF and Class F - $280.00
Class EE and Class E - $345.00

2015 Season Information
The 2015 Baseball Order Form is now posted under Communication, Downloadable Forms. Please send completed forms to pattyvasi@gmail.com as soon as possible.
If you have any new community contact updates, please send the information to the executive board to update our records.
If you are having a fundraiser, send the information to Pat Anderson or Patty Vasi to update our website to get your news out.
Enjoy your fall / winter season!

2015 Umpire Clinics
2015 Umpire Clinics will be held  March 1, 8 and 15 from 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
On Sunday, March 1 and March 8, 1:00 - 3:00 will be boys (Ohio Hot Stove). 3:00 - 5:00 will be girls (OGSO)
On Sunday, March 15th, both Hot Stove and OGSO participants will need to be there at 1:00 for review and testing.

Testing for all classes 1 - 5 pm on March 15th -  Ages 12 through adult. Umpires ages 16 and younger need to be tested each year. There is no charge for any session or testing and is open to the public.

OGSO will also participate in the clinic and you can be carded for OGSO as well.

The American Legion, 393 Ohio Street  Elyria, OH 44035

No registration required - just show up.  FREE

Any questions, please call Lou Vasi 440-327-7628

Check here in case of inclement weather for updated

2015 Class EE and E Survey
The 2015 EE and E Survey is now up and active! 
  • This survey will be used to construct the 2015 EE and E regular seasons. Please enter as much accurate information possible so that a schedule can be produced quickly. 
  • The 2015 team fee is $345.00. (which includes the tournament)
  • Your completed roster, supporting documentation and fees will be due in May. 
  • The schedule will be produced from this survey! Each team is asked to only complete one survey. Any additional information should be sent to Pat Anderson once the survey is completed. 
  • Classes EE and E will begin regular season play after June 1, 2015 and will play until the first week in July. 
  • Games will not be scheduled over the July 4th weekend. 
  • Tournament format will once again be double-elimination until we get to the final 4 teams at State. State Final 4 will then be single elimination.
Please remember that official Ohio Hot Stove rosters must be completed on the correct form, using the OHSBL Registration Program. The program can be downloaded at http://tcybs.com/register.htm. No other forms will be accepted. 
Preliminary rosters will be due in early May with final revisions due in early June. 

If you have any questions, please contact
Pat Anderson.

Congratulations to TOM GEHRING who will move from the Class F/FF VP to fill our vacant Vice President position!

Also we welcome JOE BIBB to the executive board accepting the position of Class F/FF Vice President.
Joe has been the personnel director of South Amherst/Firelands.  Congratulations Joe!

Thank you for your commitment to the organization and we wish you both luck in your new positions.

State Of Ohio Concussion Return-To Play Law

All OHSBL managers, coaches and umpires must comply with this law that goes into effect April 26, 2013!!

Use this site to get your free certification. NHFS Free Concussion Course

  • Click on the button that says, please login to order. In the window that appears , click to register.
  • When your registration is complete you may "order" the free concussion course offered along the left hand side of the page. Continue following prompts. Although it may look like you'll be charged for the course, there is no cost.
  • Once you've completed "checkout," you'll be able to take the free online course and print a compliance certificate.

If you want additional information on this law go to Healthy Ohio :: Concussion in Youth Sports: Ohio's Return-to-Play Law

It is the responsibility of each community within our charter to keep track of their coaches, managers and umpires that they have taken the course and that they do the refresher training as needed.   Please designate a person within your organization to handle this function.   Your community may be asked to provide proof of compliance (update added 2/27/14)

Background Check Information

Click on "Start your Background Screening Now" on the lower left side of the webpage.

Complete three easy steps:

Step 1: Enter Self Registration Number: 12147239 for all Lorain County including Medina
Step 2: Enter Your Information as requested
Step 3: Provide Legal Authorization and Certification
4/30/14 - If a coach/manager has not gotten a current background check done, they are NOT ELIGIBLE to work with the team until they are approved through NCSI.  Communities; please make sure you are in compliance with this requirement of OHSBL!

OHSBL Registration Program

The official OHSBL Registration program is now available for use by all the communities participating in Ohio Hot Stove Baseball.  The program simplifies the registration process and generates OHSBL rosters as well as many other reports.  For OHSBL only use, download OHSBL-Reg.exe.

All Hot Stove team must use this program for their rosters!

(Use "T" for Farm Minor League Classification and "PB" for Class I. Make sure to manually check the correct Class on the printed roster)

Equipment Discount Offer

AD Starr is offering equipment discounts by signing on to www.adstarr.com and using code OHS2015.  In order to get the best pricing, the league buyer should call George Elias or email him at George@adstarr.com directly.  This special pricing will include practice balls, pitching machine balls, uniforms, field equipment, bleachers, netting, etc.

Vermilion Seeks New Head Umpire
Vermilion Hot Stove is seeking a new head umpire for the 2015 season. If you, or someone you know, is interested, please contact Shawn McCord, Vermilion Hot Stove Baseball League Secretary, via email, shawnmccord1@gmail.com.

Elyria Area Umpire Association
Elyria Area Umpire Association will conduct a certified OHSAA (high school) umpire class for baseball and fastpitch softball.   Contact Larry Krueger at 221-1148 for location, times, cost and dates of class.

Community Fundraisers
Visit our website, www.nrhotstove.com, for details.

Vermilion Hot Stove Baseball Steak Fry

April 18, 2015 - Steak fry is on April 18, 2015 at the Lorain UAW hall. Tickets are $20 each and include steak, salad, baked potato, desert, and beer.

Details can be found at http://vermilionhotstovebaseball.com

Grafton Hot Stove Reverse Raffle

Grafton Hot Stove/OGSO

March 7, 2015

Doors open at 5:30

Steak Dinner (pop/beer included)

Grand Prize $1000

Chinese Raffle, 50/50


American Legion Post 717, 8820 Bender Rd. North Ridgeville

For more information, visit www.graftonhotstove.org

Email your community fundraiser to Pat Anderson to have it listed here!

Baseball Tournaments

2015 North Ridgeville Early Bird Baseball Tournament


Date: Thursday, April 23rd through Sunday, April 26th

Divisions: 8u, 10u and 12u

 Location:  Palmer Field North Ridgeville

Cost:$300 per team (8U is $250.00) - (3 game guarantee. Pool winners and runner ups will receive a 4th game; umpires included)

Teams: 8 team maximum per division

Age Cutoff: Eligibility determined by age on 5/31/15


To register, please contact Mark Skapin, 440.454.0267 or email mskapin06@yahoo.com

 Official rules, registration information and schedule can be found at www.nrhotstove.com

4th Annual Ken Carpenter Classic
April 24 26, 2015
Hosted by Medina Youth Baseball Association
Age Groups
o HH, H, GG, G, FF,
o 2 Preliminary games to determine seeding
o All Teams Play in Single Elimination Tournament
Entry Fee $100 + Umpire Fees and 1 Baseball per game
o 2 Umpires per Game all Divisions
o Trophies/Medals for top 2 teams
o Proceeds benefit MYBA Field Improvement Fund
Games played at
o Cobblestone Park (Opened in 2012)
o Reagan Park (Lights and renovated infields)
o Mellert Fields



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Sat, 03/07
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American Legion (Elyria)

Sun, 03/08
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