The 2018 version of  AV SOFTBALL's  "Toys for the Needy" Tournament was a great day of competitive softball but the real winners may well have been area kids.

WS 5150 (Div. 4) and BIG NASTY (Div.5) both went undefeated to take their Division Championships.  Perry Aguilar led WS 5150 to the title and winning the Tournament MVP Award.  For BIG NASTY, it was Tournament MVP  Tyler Somes that stepped up to lead his team to a big tournament win.

AV would like to thank all of the teams for playing and also extend appreciation for all of the toys players brought for donation to needy children this Christmas.  A special thanks to BIG NASTY Coach Gabriel Castallenos whose team contributed far more toys than merely the "1 per player" requirement.    Thanks for caring about other people and for making a difference in the lives of these kids.

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WS 5150,  BIG NASTY & Needy Kids Are Winners at AV 2018 "Toys for the Needy" Tournament

AV SOFTBALL's Al Acosta did the right thing.  After announcing the 2018 Player "CHIP" Rules, he listened to ways to tweak it to make it more fair & balanced.  Many players reached out to Al to offer input and, to his credit, Al encouraged the player's comments in reaching a final version for the 2018-2019  Chip Rules.

AV SOFTBVALL will be running D5, D4, D3, D2  & D1 divisions and special tournaments.  Here is the breakdown  on eligibility requirements for players in these tournaments:

World’s 2018

D - Division will be allowed 3-4 Chips depending on Chips
E - Division will be allowed 1-2 Chips depending on Chips
Rec - Division will be allowed 1 Chip depending on Chip

Please make sure to ask about your chip players if they can play, if have not played yet.   
Chip players not allowed to play if rated A, Open, Major.

***  sometimes, a player may be "overrated".  For example, a player may appear on a "C" roster but perhaps that player never actually played for that team or there were other circumstances whereby that player should not be rated a "C".   You MUST CHECK WITH AVBEFORE  THE  DAY OF THE TOURNAMENT  if you have any questions about such players.  AV will then gather more information and make a final determination.

Teams, and specifically Team Managers are expected to know all player eligibility rules and are required to advise AV about the identity of any "chips" in your lineup.   Any failure to properly inform AV of a "chip" could result in a team forfeiting games, their tournament fee and/or any prizes.  

Please contact Al Acosta at with any questions on the 2018  AV SOFTBALL Chip Rules.    Thanks again for playing AV SOFTBALL and we look forward to a great & competitive 2018.