|Event:||2nd Annual Fall National Series - Southwest - Upperclass|
|Type:||Team Showcase - 4 Games Minimum|
|Date:||September 5th - September 7th, 2014 (Fri - Sun)|
|Tourn Pass:||$20/adult (17 and under are free.)|
BASIC EVENT RULES (Pool Play)
All Pool Play games are 7 innings or 2 hour time limits unless otherwise noted. This is not a drop dead 2 hours. No new inning will start after time limit is reached.
If a game is tied after 7 innings during pool play, showcase games or playoff games, and there is time remaining on the clock, the 8th inning will start with “California Tie Breaker” (last batted out at 2nd base, 0 outs). During playoff games, California Tie Breaker is used after 7 innings OR if time limit is reached prior to the 7th and the game is still tied.
Showcase games can end in a tie. There are no playoffs, so final score is not relevant in Showcase games, other than for statistical & standings purposes.
Run Rule is 10 after 5 innings.
During Showcase Games - teams may hit 11 players if they choose. This is not required, but you are allowed if you wish. If you choose to hit 11, you will use 2 EH's and 1 DH. If you hit 10, it will be 1 DH & 1 EH. If you choose to only hit 9, that is fine as well.
Courtesy Runner for catcher OR pitcher at any time. The courtesy runner must be a player that has not played in the game at that time. If all players have been used, then the LAST BATTED OUT will be the player allowed to run. Courtesy runners cannot also be used to Pinch Run later in the game for another player. A courtesy runner can enter the game at any point as a position player in the lineup, at which time another courtesy runner must be used.
Home Team is determined by a coin flip during pool play games & Showcase Games.
When in doubt, National HS Rules will apply
BASIC EVENT RULES (General)
18U & 16U Divisions are always WOOD BAT ONLY divisions. (Composite wood, BAUM bats, etc...are allowed)
14U Division may use BBCOR. They are allowed to swing wood if they choose, but it is not required.
If a player is ejected for any reason (regardless of fault), he will sit out the remainder of that game PLUS the next game.
If a player is ejected TWICE in the same event, he will be out for the remainder of that event, no exceptions.
If a coach is ejected from the game, he will be out the remainder of that game. An ejected coach is allowed to return for his team’s next game, however, he must remain in the dugout at all times for the game following his ejection. In other words, if a coach is tossed in pool play Game 1, he may return for Game 2, but only coach from the dugout. He will not be allowed on the field for that game. Game 3 he may resume normal coaching duties if he wishes. An ejected coach should be treated as an assistant coach for the game he must stay in the dugout. He may not interact with the umpires for any reason. He will designate a "head coach" for that game, and only encourage and coach his own players during the game which he must stay in the dugout.
All teams MUST list your players clearly on your line up cards, with accurate jersey #’s and all subs. If a sub is not listed and comes late, it is the coach’s responsibility to notify the home plate umpire of the player’s arrival. During the game, regardless of what the roster says for a jersey #, the line up card must match what the players are wearing during the game. Coaches are responsible for knowing the jersey # of their players.
BASIC EVENT RULES (Rosters)
Any team that fails to enter or submit a roster on Prospect Wire’s website prior to the start of their event, will NOT be eligible to advance to the playoffs, if they qualify. Regardless of pool play record, a team without a roster will not be permitted to advance in the event beyond pool play.
All teams must have a roster submitted by the start of their first game of the event. All players on your PUBLISHED ONLINE ROSTER at the start of your first game, are the only players allowed to play in the event. Teams may not add players once their first game has started. When in doubt, roster the player to be safe. Illegal rosters are grounds for protest and forfeit.
Teams may not shuffle players between teams in the same division; however, age divisions are considered separate events. For example, as long as they are rostered, a 14U player could play in both a 14U and 16U event at the same time. Or a 16U could play in a 16U & 18U at same time. He must be rostered on both teams for this to be allowed. But at no time can a team take from one team and add to another within the same age group.