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Learn from baseball legend Frosty Brown

Frosty Brown


TROY — The Frosty Brown Fall Leagues are the Miami Valley’s original fall baseball leagues with over 23 great years. It offers more games than other local leagues in the area.

The Fall Batting League averages 130 to 140 young men per year which means lots of playing time.

Senior Batting League for 13 to 18 year olds will be held September 5 through October 21.

Sr. Batting League:

• Follows all Ohio High School Athletic Association Bylaws

• Leagues are made up of 12-15 players per squad

• Teams are selected at random then adjusted with consideration to ages, schools and player positions

• All players receive a team T-shirt with number

• Helmets and the “Must Slide Rule” are in effect to ensure the safety for all players

• A pitching machine is used to replace “live” Pitcher and Catchers will be stationed behind a “port-a-sock” net

• Lineups will include eight defense players and one D.H player who will rotate a new defensive position each inning

• Each player can expect to start at least two times a week

• Players can expect to play one full 9 inning game at least once a week

• Team captains are elected to work with league officials to develop daily lineups

• Umpiring, score and record keeping will be handled by the adult league officials

• League age limit is ages 13 years to 18 years. (Grades 7th to 12th)

Sr. League awards will be given for the following:

• Top Batting Average (30)

• Most RBI’s

• Most Game Winning RBI’s

• Most Extra Base Hits

• Most Doubles

• Most Total Hits

• Most Triples

• Most Home Runs

• Batting Champ 13-14 year olds

• Batting Champ 15-16 year olds

• Batting Champ 17-18 year olds

Senior Pitching League for 15 to 18 year olds will be held August 26 through October 7.

Pitching League:

• Players play 3 games per week (7 innings)

• All games are played on weekends using two diamonds at Duke Park

• Helmets and the “Must Slide Rule” are in effect to ensure the safety for all players

• Teams are selected at random then adjusted with consideration to ages, schools and player positions

• All players receive a team T-shirt with number

• Team captains are elected to work with league officials to develop daily lineups

• Pitchers will only pitch 5 innings or 100 pitches (Whatever comes first)

• Pitcher may not exceed 50 pitches per inning

• Run Rule: 10 runs within 5 innings

• Teams will have minimum of 15 players per roster to avoid game forfeit

• ALL OHSAA rules are met. Meets “open gym” guidelines

• Umpires will be used for each game

• League age limit is ages 15 years to 18 years. (Grades 9th to 12th)

Junior Battling League for 10 to 12 year olds will be held September 9 through October 12.

Jr. Batting League:

• Leagues are made up of 12-15 players per squad

• Teams are selected at random then adjusted with consideration to ages, schools and player positions

• All players receive a team T-shirt with number

• Helmets and the “Must Slide Rule” are in effect to ensure the safety for all players

• A pitching machine is used to replace “live” Pitcher and Catchers will be stationed behind a “port-a-sock” net

• Lineups will include eight defense players and one D.H player who will rotate a new defensive position each inning

• Batting Lineup will feature continuous batting order

• Umpiring, score and record keeping will be handled by the adult league officials

• League age limit is ages 10 years to 12 years.

The Frosty Brown Fall Batting/Pitching League is located in Troy at the baseball complex at Duke Park, just a short drive from anywhere in the Miami Valley.

Participants come from many area schools such as Troy, Piqua, Covington, Newton, Tipp City, Houston and Sidney.

Download registration forms at www.fallbatting.com.

Frosty Brown is the head coach of Troy Post 43 Baseball in Troy.

Coach Brown has been coaching baseball for 45 years. As an athlete, he played for nationally ranked Western Michigan University in the mid-60s as a pitcher. He moved on as a graduate assistant at Eastern Kentucky University from 1970 to 1972, where he was the pitching and third base coach for the team.

Brown was employed by Bethel High School where he coached the varsity baseball team for 28 years. He also served as Athletic Director at Bethel for 16 years. He was honored in 1993 as Southwest Ohio Athletic Director of the Year and was a finalist for Ohio Athletic Director of the year.

During the 2015 season, Coach Brown and his Legion team were Runner-ups at the Ohio American Legion State Tournament. They then traveled to Alton IL to participate in the American Legion Great Lakes National Region Tournament.

Coach Brown has been named Dayton Area Division IV Coach of the Year five separate times. In 1999, He and his wife, Connie, where chosen as Man and Women of the Year by the National Amateur Baseball Federation. In 2016, He was inducted in the Ohio High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame.

Frosty has coached in 53 State Tournaments (high school, American Legion, Connie Mack, Upper Babe Ruth) with four State Runners-up and one State Championship and nine World Series (NABF/ USSS).

Nearly 400 former players have advanced to play college baseball, 44 signed pro contracts, two became major leaguers and six are presently college coaches.

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