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Mt. Vernon Optimist Sports, Academic Contests & Scholarships


Mt. Vernon Optimist offers Spring competition and Fall training baseball programs.  Spring regular season is primarily geared for practices, then competitive games and tournament matches.  Fall is for practices and games, there are no Fall T-ball nor Babe Ruth leagues.  Fall tournament only for Rookie and Minors if conducted.



Mt Vernon Optimist


The Mt Vernon Optimist baseball league is not sanctioned by any of these leagues but we
operate very closely to their rules and regulations so we have decided to implement this new
standard on a gradual scale starting on January 1, 2021. For the 2018 season in the spring and
the fall all players in the Rookie (7 and 8 year olds), Minor (9 and 10 year olds), Major (11 and
12 year olds), Babe Ruth (13 and over) must have bats approved by the new USA Baseball bat


MVO Bat Chart

League Age Barrel Size (largest) Bat Weight Bat Markings

Tball 3-4 2-5/8” Any USA  tball

Pee Wee 5-6 2-5/8” Any USA

Rookie 7-8 2-5/8” Any USA

Minor 9-10 2-5/8” Any USA

Major 11-13 2-5/8” Any USA




The below information is for the Spring 2022 season.


REGISTRATION:  Spring registration closes Sunday, March 26, 2022.  We will generally not guarantee/honor coach and teammate assignment requests, except where a coach has their child on the team.

Fall registration closes on August 1, 2022.


RATES:  Rates are $125, except T-Ball which is $90. 

AGE DIVISIONS:  The anticipated Spring baseball age divisions by April 30 of the current year are:


AGES (years)






7 & 8


9 & 10










If your child is just beginning with softball/baseball, has never played nor had skills/game instruction previously, and is of appropriate age (3-4 y/o) then sign up for T-Ball under the Baseball Spring sport rather than Softball 6u division.  There is no Fall T-Ball.


If your child desires to play in a division other than designated by the age chart, then enter a special request notation during the player registration process.


LOCATIONS:  Practices and games are the Fortville Memorial Park and Mt. Comfort Elementary School baseball fields.  Typically, younger aged children (such as 7 y/o and lower) may have games & practices scheduled for Fortville Memorial Park/Hampton Fields, but this could change.

PLAYER SKILLS EVALUATIONS: Fall 2022 - August 3, 2022 at the Community Center Gym. More information to follow.


HEAD COACHES AND TEAM SELECTION MEETING:  Week of March 14, 2022.  Location:  Fortville Community Center, located in memorial Park.  Head coaches and assistant coaches only (no players or other children) to discuss rules, practice time sign-ups and select jersey colors. 

Fall: Coaches meeting will take place on August 8, 2022.

FIELD PREP:  The designated home team is responsible for lining the fields before the game, away team for raking after the game.

PRACTICES:  Starts the week of March 21, 2022.  Practice schedules are determined by each coach.  However, a minimum of once per week, such as on the weeknight is required.  If two practices a week then one weekday, one Saturday.  Practices may discontinue after the game schedule begins.  All divisions (including T-Ball) are planned to follow the same minimum practice frequency and schedule timeframe.  

You should receive an email from your team coaching staff regarding the practice schedule.  Practice schedules are not posted on the MVOC website.


TEAM PHOTOGRAPHS:  TBD.  Details to be distributed via team coaches.



Spring: Games begin on Saturday, April 23, 2022 and end on Saturday, June 11, 2022.  The game schedule will be posted on the Mt. Vernon Optimist Club website, which automatically should send reminders to the account’s primary and secondary email addresses one day prior to each event.  To view the game schedule on our website, please log-in to your user account.  You may also use the DICK’S TSHQ mobile application for your team game schedules, alerts, share game day photos, and messaging.


Games may be rescheduled, weather permitting.  No games are conducted Memorial Day weekend.  Games are twice per week, usually played on Saturday and one weekday night.  All Pee Wee and Rookie games will be played at Hampton.  All Minor games will be played at the Fortville Little League field (possible exception is each team playing one Friday night game "under the lights" at Mt. Comfort Elementary (MCE)).  All Major games will be played at MCE or Fortville Little league Field.

PRACTICES -  will begin the week of August 8, 2022.
There will not be any games on Labor Day weekend.
The regular season concludes the last week of October.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:  The tournament will be during the week of June 13, 2022 - June 18, 2022. The schedule will be communicated by coaches direct to their teams after pairings are determined, they are not posted on the website.  Teams may play more than one game a day with winners progressing to the final championship game. 

VOLUNTEERING.  Mt. Vernon Optimist Club seeks new members to administer and operate our baseball, softball, soccer and basketball programs as well as academic programs such as written essay/Oratorical contests and administrative positions.  If Optimist membership is not possible, your assistance with operations such as field preparation and concessions is appreciated.  Volunteering can occur during player website registration on if the person is a member of the parent/guardian's website account.  Special website procedures for a volunteer to sign up after the player's registration is completed, or if the volunteer has a separate website user account than that used to register a player.  Please contact us at [email protected] or search for FAQ for special volunteer sign-up.

BALL DAY PARADE AND GAMES:  Annually, usually the first Saturday of June, we have a float parade through Fortville.  Each ball team designs, builds and rides on their float in a judged contest.  The parade stages at Landmark Park and proceeds towards Main Street and concludes at Memorial Park, where vendor booths, inflatable slides/ball pit, and silent auction occurs.  Food is sold at concession stands and vendor booths throughout the day.  Games are played after the parade at both Memorial Park and Mt. Comfort Elementary.


WEATHER LINE:  Baseball weather line is 317-335-4123.



Spring season:  No activities Memorial Day weekend
Fall Season: No activities Labor Day weekend

LEAGUE RULES:  The available rules are below, and may be revised without notice or immediate website updates.

2016 tee ball rules .docx
2016 pee wee rules.docx
2017 rookie rules.pdf
2016 minor league rules .docx
2016 major league rules .docx

Questions or concerns?  Please send an email to us at [email protected]

Field Status

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Greenfield - Brandywine Park (08:17 PM | 03/18/23)

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Field #1 (6U,8U) (08:17 PM | 03/18/23)

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Field #2 (6U, 8U, 10U) (08:27 PM | 03/18/23)

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Field #3 (6U, 8U, 10U, 12U) (08:27 PM | 03/18/23)

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Mt Comfort Softball Fields (08:44 PM | 03/18/23)

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MCE Field #3 (6U, 8U, 10U) (08:45 PM | 03/18/23)

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MCE Field #4 (6U, 8U, 12U) (08:45 PM | 03/18/23)

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MCE Field #5 (11:29 AM | 03/28/23)

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Irvington Softball Fields (09:00 PM | 03/18/23)

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Field 1 (09:00 PM | 03/18/23)

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IRV Field #1 (09:01 PM | 03/18/23)

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