TAMPA - Here is all the information you need to know for the 2013 PW/WSL 16U Finals & the PW 14U Finals, which kicks off July 26th at Lawnwood Baseball Complex and continues throughout the week at the Mets Spring Training Site at Tradition Field, and Lawnwood.
At Lawnwood, Concessions will be served during the event. Prospect Wire does not run these concessions, so time they open & close each day is the park's decision. There will also be concessions going on at the Mets Complex.
NO PERSONAL COOLERS ARE ALLOWED. A team cooler is allowed in the dugout for the players if you want. Water coolers will be provided to teams in the dugout. Ice is available through the PW/WSL Staff.
Teams must clean up their dugouts when the game is over, or face an additional Park Cleaning Charge of $50/team for excessive trash left behind.
IN THE EVENT OF RAIN, Teams should:
1.) Check the Prospect Wire home page for the most up to date information
2.) Check with their coaches as they will be updated as soon as schedules are redone
BASIC TOURNAMENT RULES:
1.) 2 hour time limits on all games except Championship Game (no time limit on that game)
2.) Run rule is 10 after 5
3.) All games are 7 innings or 2 hours. No new inning can start after 2 hours
4.) Teams may hit up to 10 players (no more than 10) and use a DH & EH if they choose. It is not required to hit 10. DH is "married" to the player he is hitting for; the EH can be interchanged with any player.
5.) No pitching restrictions. This is at the coach's disgression.
6.) 14U: BBCOR ALLOWED 16U: WOOD BAT ONLY
7.) If the game is tied after 7 innings AND there is still time left, the 8th inning will start with a "CALIFORNIA TIE BREAKER" (last batted out starts at 2nd base with 0 outs in inning) ***During the playoffs, if game is tied after 7 innings, regardless of time left, the 8th inning will start with the tie breaker and will play out until we have a winner. If the time limit is reached before 7 innings during a TIED playoff game, then the next full inning will start with the "California Tie Breaker"
8.) POOL PLAY games can end in a tie.
9.) If a player or coach is ejected for any reason, they must sit out that game PLUS the next game. Coaches are expected to control their players at all times.
10.) Courtesy runner for the catcher if you choose (at any time)
16U PLAYOFF FORMAT
7 POOL WINNERS ADVANCE (Top 7 seeds) + 1 WILD CARD (Can come from any pool)
#1 vs. #8, #2 vs. #7, #3 vs. #6, #4 vs. #5 (Quarter-Finals)
Winner of 1/8 plays Winner of 4/5 (Semi-Final)
Winner of 2/7 plays Winner of 3/6 (Semi-Final)
CHAMPIONSHIP IS IN TRADITION FIELD STADIUM FOR 16U EVENT
14U PLAYOFF FORMAT
Top 2 teams advance to a championship game at Lawnwood Sports Complex Field 1
1.) Head to Head Record
2.) RUNS ALLOWED
3.) RUNS SCORED
4.) Total differential of runs allowed vs. scored during your 5 pool play games