Know The Requirements To Play In College

posted Sep 25, 2018, 5:48 PM by Bill Walstrom   [ updated Oct 23, 2018, 12:09 PM by William Walstrom ]

September 25, 2018    

To play Division I sports, you need to qualify academically. To meet the minimum requirements for Division I student-athletes enrolling in college in August 2016 or later you must:
  • Graduate from high school
  • Complete 16 Core Courses, including 10 before your seventh semester
  • Earn a minimum 2.300 Grade-Point Average in core courses to compete in your first year of college
  • Earn a combined SAT or ACT score that matches your core-course GPA on the sliding scale.
Visit the NCAA's   website for more information.

2019 Pitch Count Rules

posted Sep 19, 2018, 6:40 PM by William Walstrom   [ updated Sep 19, 2018, 6:42 PM ]

Sept 19, 2018    

Beginning with the 2017 season, high school pitchers in the United States were restricted by a daily pitch count. 

In California, the CIF adopted pitch count limits based upon team level, with a daily limit of 110 pitches for varsity players, and 90 pitches for all others, along with up to 3 days rest.  Additionally, the previous rule, limiting a pitcher to 30 outs and 3 appearances per calendar week, remains in effect.


2019 Rules Book

posted Sep 19, 2018, 6:27 PM by William Walstrom   [ updated Nov 7, 2018, 5:12 PM by Bill Walstrom ]

November 7,  2018   

The 2019 NFHS Baseball Rules Book is now available in paper format.  The paper version of is available from for $10.00. The Kindle ebook version is available from Amazon for $6.99.

As the official reference for the rules of the high school game, the book is helpful for understanding how those rules differ from others such as those of Little League and MLB.

The rules are organized into ten sections: Rule 1. Players, Field and Equipment, Rule 2. Playing Terms and Definitions, Rule 3. Substituting – Coaching – Bench and Field Conduct – Charged Conferences, Rule 4. Starting and Ending Game Rule, 5. Dead Ball – Suspension of Play Dead Ball Tables, Rule 6. Pitching, Rule 7. Batting Rule, 8. Baserunning, Rule 9. Scoring – Record Keeping and  Rule 10. Umpiring.

2019 League Schedule Released

posted Sep 14, 2018, 3:39 PM by William Walstrom   [ updated Sep 22, 2018, 5:47 PM ]

Sept 14, 2018   

The 2019 SCVAL De Anza Division baseball schedule has been released. 

In 2019 the Pioneers will open league play on Wednesday March 6, at 3:30 pm when they host the Palo Alto Vikings. Games will be played on Wednesdays and Fridays, with Frosh/Soph games being played opposite the Varsity games. Playoffs and the relegation series follow the regular season. 

The Pioneers' fourteen game schedule features two games each against the Homestead Mustangs, Los Altos Eagles, Los Gatos Wildcats, Mountain View Spartans, Palo Alto Vikings, Saratoga Falcons and Wilcox Chargers.

 March 6
 Palo Alto
 March 8
 @ Palo Alto
 March 13
 March 15
 @ Wilcox
 March 20  @ Saratoga
 March 22
 March 27
 @ Los Altos
 March 29
 Los Altos
 April 10  Mtn View
 April 12  @ Mtn View
 April 24  Los Gatos
 April 26  @ Los Gatos
 May 1
 @ Homestead
 May 3

The complete eight team league schedule, including playoffs, can be viewed on the Divisional Schedule page.

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Cupertino High School 60th Anniversary Celebration

posted Jul 31, 2018, 6:25 PM by Bill Walstrom   [ updated Sep 18, 2018, 5:15 PM by William Walstrom ]

July 31, 2018   

On Saturday September 15, 2018    from 9:30am to 4:30pm Cupertino High School will celebrate its 60th anniversary. The event will feature a special introductory assembly, CHS Band field show, themed campus tours, Vietnam Memorial Re-dedication, and a talk and book signing for CHS@60: The History of Cupertino High School.

More info can be found on the school's alumni webpage

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