2019 Season News

Little League Baseball Night is a WONDERFUL opportunity for our Little League Players with the Ottawa Champions. As one of the first official events with the Champions, the 1st of two (second on June 15th) Little League Night on May 18th where all Little League players who wear their jersey get in for FREE, get onto the field for the national anthem, run the bases post game and celebrate with fireworks to wrap the night up. IF YOUR CHILD WANTS TO GO, PLEASE CONTACT US FOR A JERSEY at renfrewmbaseball@gmail.com. Details can be found here.

This year Little League Canada has changed the “age as of date” to August 31st as the recognized age that the player will be registered into (this will affect some of our Senior players). A player can be moved up or down at the boards’ discretion depending circumstances, however when registering they will register in their respective age group.

Renfrew Minor Baseball has made the decision to combine our T-Ball and Rookie programs together and to run it one night only on Wednesday evenings, we will be using a pitching machine and organizing small games with other area T-Ball/Rookie programs. There will be a meet the coach night for T-Ball/Rookie in May at the Armouries.

Indoor Spring Training will begin at the Renfrew Armouries (fairgrounds) on Monday March 18th and once again there will be no charge. Spring training is for Minors, Majors, Juniors and Seniors. Minors will be 6-7pm (Jr/Sr’s looking for volunteer hours or just to help out would be greatly appreciated) Majors, Juniors and Seniors will be 7-8pm.

Online Registration will be opening in February and run until April 8th 2019 only. In-Person Registration will open when spring training begins on March 18 and run until the end of Spring Training (sometime in May when we can get on the fields).

At its annual fall meeting in November 2018, the Little League® International Board of Directors approved new updates to the Little League Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Policies that will take effect starting in the 2019 season. A breakdown of all the changes to the rules and regulations are posted on the Little League website including a summary of each and where it is located in the Little League Rulebooks.

We are looking for coaches for the 2019 season. Visit the Volunteer Page for more information.

The 2018 AGM and End of the Season Dinner was held on August 16, 2018. If you would like a copy of the agenda, please Contact Us.


About Renfrew Minor Baseball

A proud member of Little League Baseball Ontario, Renfrew Minor Baseball (RMB) is part of Ottawa Valley District #8 along with Mississippi, Pembroke/Petawawa, Perth, and Madawaska Valley; and adheres to the Renfrew Little League Constitution.

Run by volunteers and supported by the communities where they play, little league baseball is one of the Valley’s most popular summertime sports. From t-ball and rookie up to junior and senior teams, kids of all ages and skill levels are welcome to join RMB.

Proud host of the 2016 Provincials, Renfrew’s ball fields are located at Ma-Te-Way Park and feature three diamonds, a batter’s cage, and a canteen – with all proceeds going to support RMB. The season opens in March with spring training at the Renfrew Armories and teams move to the fields in mid-May, weather permitting, and runs to the end of June / first week in July.

With opportunities for both competitive and non-competitive play, great coaching, away and home games and warm summer nights watching a great sport, Renfrew Minor Ball has something for the whole family.

Thank you to all the volunteers and businesses in Renfrew and area. Your support is an investment in our youth and is helping them make memories, build skills and learn sportsmanship.

If you have any questions or comments, please Contact Us.


2019-2020 Board of Directors

 

Lindsay Scobie, President

Lindsay grew up in Renfrew, where she currently lives with her husband Jeremy and son Corson. Ball is a family sport – Jeremy is a coach, Lindsay plays softball and Corson has been a part of Renfrew Minor Baseball since t-ball. Lindsay is excited to join the Board of Directors and brings both energy and humour to her new role.

 

Susan Sarsfield, Past President

Susan is an EA with the Renfrew County District School Board. She and her husband John have three children – two sons and a daughter – and the family has been involved in ball since her oldest, now in senior ball, was at rookie level. She has been working with children in development, observation and educational programming for over 10 years and brings those skills along with public relations and communications to the president position.

 

Mark Griese, Vice-President

Mark lives on the outskirts of Renfrew with his wife and two boys who both play in the major division of ball. Mark’s previous manager position brings his communication, scheduling and leadership abilities to the role of vice-president. Mark is also active within the community in his current position as a firefighter.

 

Angie Charbonneau, Treasurer

Angie Charbonneau works as social worker in health care helping people in a variety of ways. She and her husband James have two children, a nine-year-old son and a seven-year old daughter. James will be returning to help as an assistant coach in the 2018 season, and their son is excited to play again this year. Angie loves to watch and cheer on her children in all their sports and activities.

 

Heather Dale, Secretary and Director of Communications

A teacher with the Renfrew County District School Board, Heather and her son Marshall have lived in Renfrew for the past decade. Marshall has been a part of RMB since t-ball, so they have spent many hours at the ball diamonds in the past seven years! Heather brings her love of teaching and helping children reach their full potential to RMB. Sheis excited to join the Board of Directors and can’t wait for the season to start!

 

Brian McIntyre, Coaching Coordinator

Brian and his wife have three children, and all are active within the community. Brian works at a local business and is a well-established community member. He brings his experience of coaching hockey and ball as well as leadership skills to his new role with Renfrew Minor Ball. He has experience with scheduling and strong communication skills. 

 

Meghan Howard, Director-At-Large

Meghan lives in Renfrew with her husband and their three children. Their two boys will be playing in minor and junior this year, marking their third ball season, while their daughter is playing her first year in rookie! Meghan brings her background and education in journalism, communication and non-profit board governance to her new role.

 

Nathan Machan, Equipment Manager

Nathan has lived in Renfrew for nine years with his wife. They have two children a son and daughter. His son is playing in rookie ball this year for the first time. Nathan grew up in Pakenham playing baseball until the age of 16 and continue to play in a men’s lob ball league. He coaches ski racing in the winters and enjoys helping the community. He looks forward to working with the executive to make this year’s ball season a great experience for all.