2020 Season Cancelled

posted Apr 14, 2020, 8:48 AM by Bill Walstrom   [ updated Apr 14, 2020, 8:51 AM ]

Not unexpectedly, with play having been suspended in mid March, the SCVAL announced the cancellation of the 2020 season on April 1. 

Below is a summary of the final records of De Anza Division teams -- overall records relative to one another, but not really standings, as league play was never begun.

2020 De Anza Baseball League Team Records

Know The Requirements To Play In College

posted Dec 2, 2019, 1:03 PM by Bill Walstrom   [ updated Dec 2, 2019, 1:05 PM ]

December 2, 2019

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.

know the requirements to play in college

2020 League Schedule

posted Dec 2, 2019, 9:12 AM by Bill Walstrom   [ updated Dec 2, 2019, 9:18 AM ]

December 2, 2019     

The 2020 SCVAL De Anza Division baseball schedule has been released. 

In 2020 the Pioneers will open league play on on the road on Wednesday, March 18 at Santa Clara. 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, Santa Clara Bruins and Wilcox Chargers.

 March 18
 @ Santa Clara
 March 20
 Santa Clara
 March 25
 Los Gatos
 March 27
 @ Los Gatos
April 1  Wilcox
 April 3
@ Wilcox
 April 8
 @ Homestead
 April 10
 April 22  @ Los Altos
 April 24  Los Altos
 April 29  @ Mountain View
 May 1  Mountain View
 May 6
 Palo Alto
 May 8
 @ Palo Alto

The official league schedule can be viewed on the league's home page at

2020 Rules Book

posted Dec 2, 2019, 8:52 AM by Bill Walstrom   [ updated Dec 2, 2019, 8:53 AM ]

December 2,  2019      

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. Rerunning, Rule 9. Scoring – Record Keeping and  Rule 10. Umpiring.

2020 NFHS Baseball Rules Book

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