Announcements


New Wednesday COED Double Header League

posted Jan 27, 2019, 2:51 PM by John Kaskie   [ updated Jan 27, 2019, 3:06 PM ]

Our Board has decided to begin a new COED League on Wednesday Nights.  The League will include 10 games - 5 weeks of double headers - plus a season ending tournament.  There will be one division with up to 10 teams accepted.  Game times will be at 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, and 10:00.  Due to the nature of a double header league, special requests related to game times can not be accommodated. The cost will be $300 for the league fee plus $15 per team for the umpire fees. See more details under the registration announcement.  Acceptance will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Registration Open for Spring Leagues - Deadline is February 28

posted Jan 27, 2019, 2:42 PM by John Kaskie   [ updated Feb 13, 2019, 7:11 PM ]

Registration is now open for Spring Leagues.  For returning teams, the form should be completed and e-mailed to John Kaskie with a copy to your respective League Coordinator.  For new teams, the Registration form should be returned to KASA Inc. at P.O. Box 5003. Kingwood Texas 77325 along with your League Fee.  Returning teams will have priority up until the February deadline. New teams will be accepted in the order in which your registration fee is received, up until the maximum number of teams accepted in each league.  Registration status will be posted on this web site at least once per week.

Send completed Registration form to the Registration Coordinator and your respective league coordinator:

+ Registration Coordinator: John Kaskie - jfkaskie@aol.com
+ Sunday COED: Jonathan Monticone - jondvm@yahoo.com
+ Tuesday Church: Jarrod Brooks -  jarrod@theexchangehouston.org
+ Wednesday COED: Jonathan Monticone - jondvm@yahoo.com
+ Friday Church: Brian Smith - bsmith3drdesign@yahoo.com 

 
Below is the list of registrations that I have received as of February 13, 2019.  If you have submitted a registration form before this date, please send me (jfkaskie@aol.com) another copy.

Sunday COED
+ XLR8 (T. Keney) - Late Games
+ TNT (M. Merced) - Late Games (Paid)
+ Pitches Be Crazy (R. Trevino)
+ Texas Made (S. Ramirez) - Late Games
+ Brace Yo Self (J. Perillo)
+ Bom Slow Down (M. Baulechong) 
+ Them Folks (J. Evans)
+ Inglorious Batters (C. Davis)
+ Bat Intentions (H. Eychner) - Early Games, except late game on April 7 - New Team, acceptance pending receipt of league fee

Tuesday Church League


Wednesday COED
+ Brace Yo Self (M. Baulechong)
+ Triple Play Treasures (G. Guerrero)
+ Radicals (A. Colon) - Early games

Friday Church League
+ Kingwood Christian (S. Hollibaugh)
+ Disciples of the Diamond/LOG (T. Kostynick) - No 7 PM games except ??
+ St. Martha Catholic-B (H. Golden)
+ Kingwood United Methodist (P. Parrish)
+ Humble Area 1st Baptist (S. Colby)
+ Them Folks - SBC (J. Evans)

Adult Field Closed - Restoration Project Underway

posted Jan 27, 2019, 2:33 PM by John Kaskie

The Adult Field is closed until further notice.  As you noticed during the Fall season, we had a number of low spots in the infield that collected water and resulted in several rainouts.  Each year we have added some dirt and turned the field to maintain a consistent playing surface.  However, it has been about 10 years since we have done a full restoration, including crowning the field to improve drainage.  Weather permitting, the work will begin in late January (weather permitting) and should be completed within a few weeks, but the new grass will require about 3 weeks to take root, so there will be no play permitted on the field until early March.  The leagues are currently scheduled to begin the week after Spring Break (March 17).  We appreciate your patience and support during this major upgrade to our field.

Sunday COED League Completed-Unplayed Games

posted Sep 30, 2018, 8:05 AM by John Kaskie   [ updated Jan 27, 2019, 2:26 PM ]

The Sunday COED league was completed today.  The season endured an unprecedented number of rainouts and we were unable to complete the full schedule.  The KASA Board has agreed to refund each team $25 for each game on the 8 game schedule not played.  Coaches may choose between receiving a refund check or a credit towards next years registration fee.  A communication to the coaches will be issued shortly.  The amount due to each team is as follows..

A-League
+ Brew Crew (B. Blau) - PAID $200, due $75
+ Texas Strong (J. Monticone) - PAID $200, due $25  (2019 Credit Requested)
+ Texas Made (S. Ramirez)- PAID $150 - due $25
+ Coconutz (T. Borja) - PAID $200, due $50  (2019 Credit requested)
+ Them Folks (J. Evans) - PAID $200, due $75  (2019 Credit requested) 
+ Pitches Be Crazy (R. Trevino - PAID $200, due $75  (2019 Credit requested)
+ Radicals (A. Colon) - PAID $200, due $50   (2019 Credit requested)
+ Regulators (R. Wright)- PAID $200, due $75  (2019 Credit requested)

B-League
+ Islanders (A. Dudkiewicz)- PAID $200, due $25 (transfer to Bom Slow Down per Tanya)
+ Bom Slow Down (M. Baulechong) - PAID $200, due $75  (2019 Credit requested) + $25 Credit due Islanders)
+ Pacific Invaders (C. Eustaquio) - PAID $200, due $25  (2019 Credit requested)
+ Inglorious Batters (C. Davis) - PAID $200, due $25  (Cash refund requested)  - Sent
+ Brace Yo Self (J. Perillo)- PAID $200, due $75  (2019 Credit requested)
+ XLR8 (T. Keney) - PAID $200, due $75  (2019 Credit requested)
+ Smokin Bases (J. Rodriguez) - PAID $200, due $50  (2019 Credit requested)


Sad News: Walter Appelbaum Memorial Service - June 29

posted Jun 21, 2017, 5:45 PM by John Kaskie

On June 10, 2017, in the early morning, we lost a dear friend and important member of our KASA family.  Walt was our umpire coordinator for more than 20 years and an umpire for more than 50 years.  He fought a long and courageous battle against Cushing's disease for more than one year, but succumbed to the disease at the age of 87.  

There will be a memorial service and internment for Walt on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the Rosewood Funeral Home in Porter, Texas where his wife (Pauline), family, and friends will gather to celebrate Walt's life.  The service will be from 10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon.  The address is:

   Rosewood Funeral Home and Cemetery
   22271 US Hwy 59, 
   Porter, Texas 77365

If you would like to send a card or note to Pauline Appelbaum, you may send your cards/notes to the address below (KASA PO Box) or to my email (jfkaskie@aol.com) and I will pass them on to Pauline:

   Pauline Appelbaum
   c/o KASA, Inc.
   P. O. Box 5003
   Kingwood, Texas 77325 

Rainout Protocal

posted Apr 12, 2017, 7:49 AM by John Kaskie

There have been a lot of recent question and criticism regarding the timing of decisions to declare the games a rainout.  For purposes of clarity, here is the process used (for the last 17 years) to determine and communicate when games are rained out.

Tuesday/Wednesday/Friday Leagues
+ Scott prepares the field for play between 1-4 PM 
+ If the fields are not playable, he advises the League Coordinator who updates the Rain Out Line (281-548-8802)
+ If the fields are playable, the next check of the fields is at ~6:30 PM when the umpires arrive to the field
+ If the fields are not playable at this time or anytime during league play, the umpire in charge (Rick) notifies
    the League Coordinator who updates the Rain Out Line (281-548-8802)

Sunday COED League
+ Malcolm prepares the field for play between 9-11 AM 
+ If the field is not playable, he updates the Rain Out Line (281-548-8802)
+ If the field is playable, the next check of the field  at 12:00 Noon when the umpires arrive to the field.
+ If the fields are not playable at this time or anytime during league play, the umpire in charge (Rick) notifies 
    the League Coordinator who updates the Rain Out Line (281-548-8802)

There is no need to send text or calls to your league coordinators or myself (John Kaskie) in between these times as we do not have time to sit at the fields all day when rain is in the area.......just are none of you would.  This is Houston, and anyone that has lived here for more than one year knows that rain in one area of Kingwood does not mean that it has rained at the field.  We work very hard to prepare the fields on days that it has rained and will wait until the last possible moment to declare games rained out..... I am sorry if this inconveniences those coming from long distances, but this is our process.  Feel free to e-mail me (John Kaskie) at jfkaskie@aol.com if you wish to discuss further.

Field Maintenance - Please Help by Raking around Home Plate and Bases after Games

posted Aug 9, 2016, 4:31 PM by John Kaskie   [ updated Mar 6, 2017, 6:22 AM ]

Both the Adult Field and Girls Field have had the infields reconditioned at the start of 2017.  In order to help to make these improvements last, we would appreciate if the team playing the last game of the night would rake the batter's box and bases.  This also help avoid puddles around the bases in case there is rain before the league's games.  Your assistance is appreciated. 

Field Usage

posted Jan 29, 2013, 9:43 PM by John Kaskie   [ updated Mar 9, 2013, 7:52 AM ]

The Adult Field is available for KASA Adult League teams to practice on Saturday after 3 PM and Sunday until 1PM and after 5PM.  Use of the fields is on a first come, first serve basis.  During these times, ONLY KASA Adult League teams may practice on the field so if others are using the field, you may ask them to leave.

KASA and Kingwood Girls Softball Association have a field sharing agreement that allows use of each other's softball fields during specific times for games or KGSA practices.  Please respect this agreement and do not attempt to use the Adult field during these times.
 
KASA and Kingwood Alliance Soccer also have a field sharing agreement for them to use the open field across the parking lot from the Adult Field.  KASA leases this field from Kingwood Services Association for future development of a new Adult Field.  In the interim, you may use this field for warmups/practice whenever Kingwood Alliance Soccer is not using the field.  Again, please respect our Field Usage Agreement and exit the field if Kingwood Alliance Soccer team is using the field for a scheduled practice.

New KASA Website Lauched

posted Oct 16, 2010, 8:04 PM by Marlo Bell   [ updated Aug 27, 2011, 2:40 PM by John Kaskie ]

Our new website has been designed by Marlo Bell of The Saints. We hope everyone finds the new site easier to use.  The KASA Board thanks Marlo for his efforts.

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