RULES

Failure to adhere to all outlined rules will result in disqualification.

Run rule:

15 after 2

12 after 3

10 after 4

8 after 5

*HOME TEAM WILL GET AN AT BAT EVEN IF MERCY RULE IS IN EFFECT.

 

for rules not listed below please see USSSA official Rules:                                            

8u

  • Each player will get 5 pitches or a strikeout which ever comes first, the 5th pitch must be put in play or an out is recorded. 

  • Diamond size 60 Feet/Mechanical pitching machine

  • Stealing is only allowed when ball touches in between center 2 post of backstop this will be explained at tournament. 

  • Each player in lineup must bat

  • Use of 4 outfielders is permitted.

  • Play is ruled dead only when the ball has reached the pitcher, as soon as pitcher gets ball play is ruled dead.  If runner is in between bases when pitcher gets ball the pitcher has the option to try and record an out.

  • Bunting Not allowed

9U & 10u

  • Balk rule in affect

  • Head First Sliding Allowed

  • Stealing

  • Leadoff (10U Only)

  • Dropped 3rd strike (10U only)

  • Diamond Size 46/60

  • 1:45 min game time {game will continue if inning has been started}

  • Pitch cards will be turned in by coach after every game to tournament director (immediately). All cards must be signed by the umpire.

  • 3 innings max per day = no rest. 3 1/3 or more innings will require rest for next day. Pitchers can legally pitch a maximum of 6 innings per day. Max 7 innings per Tournament.

  • Any game protest will go to tournament director only.

 

11U & 12u

  • Balk rule in affect

  • Head first sliding allowed

  • Stealing

  • Leadoff

  • Diamond Size 50/70

  • 1:45 min game time {game will continue if inning has been started}

  • Pitch cards will be turned in immediately after every game to tournament director.  Pitch card needs to be signed by umpire.

  • Pitch rules are per out (3 Outs = 1 Inning) 3 innings max per day = no rest. 3 1/3 or more innings will require rest for next day. Pitchers can legally pitch a maximum of 6 innings per day. Max 8 innings per Tournament.

  • Any game protest will go to tournament director only.

13U & 14u

  • Balk rule in affect

  • Stealing

  • Head first slides aloud

  • 1:45 min game time (game will continue if inning has started

  • Pitch cards will be turned in immediately after every game to the tournament director.  Pitch cards need to be signed by umpire

  • 13U Diamond Size: 54/80

  • 14U Diamond Size: 60/90

  • Pitch rules are per out (3 Outs = 1 Inning) 3 innings max per day = no rest. 3 1/3 or more innings will require rest for next day. Pitchers can legally pitch a maximum of 7 innings per day.  Max 8 innings per Tournament.

  • Any game protest will go to the tournament director only.

 

This will be a 3-game guarantee with pool play on Saturday and single elimination on Sunday. Any violation regarding pitching rules will automatically result in forfeit.  Saturdays games can result in a tie. In the event of a tie at end of regulation on Sunday, a runner of choice will go to second base to start extra inning.