- Games are 6 innings OR 1 hour, 30 min time limits. Time limit is NOT drop dead.
- If game is tied after 6 innings and there is time left, 7th inning will begin with last batted out at 2nd base, 0 outs. Both teams will play this way until there is a winner or time limit hits.
- Pool Play games may end in a tie
- RUN RULES are 15 after 3, 10 after 4.
- Open Bases are allowed (players can take leads)
- Courtesy runner for the catcher/pitcher is allowed at any time
- Teams may hit up to 11 players at one time. You can use 1 DH & the rest EH if you wish to hit more than 9. Teams may hit 9, however they are allowed to hit 10 or 11.
- Home Team determined by COIN FLIP or Coach’s agreement before the game. (In playoffs, higher seed is home team)
- Umpires keep official time and should remind coaches as a courtesy when time limit is getting close.
PITCHING RULES: Prospect Wire believes coaches should always be responsible for their players. If a coach overuses a pitcher, that should be between him & the player’s parent; not a tournament director to police. For this event, Prospect Wire asks all coaches to be smart with regards to your kids. The only rule we will put into place for this event is if a pitcher throws 4 innings or more on Saturday, he cannot come back and pitch on Sunday. Again, Prospect Wire prefers to put the responsibility on the coaches to properly manage their arms.
TIE BREAKERS (in order)
- Head to Head (if 3 or more teams in a pool finish with the same record, head to head only counts if one team beat both of the other two)
- Average Runs Allowed during pool play
- Average Runs Scored during pool play
- Difference between Runs Scored & Runs Allowed during pool play