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Tournament Rules

EXETER EXTREMES TOURNAMENT 2018

Huron Perth Fastball Rules apply, unless outlined below

PEEWEE/BANTAM DIVISION

1.      Courtesy runner (last out) available for catcher with 2 out (not mandatory)
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.      Game length:  7 innings subject to a 1 hour and 30 minute time limit.  No new inning will start after 1 hour and 20 minutes

3.      Mercy Rule #1 – Maximum of 6 runs per inning for Squirt and 8 runs per inning for Bantam.  7th inning played open in Championship games only.
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.      Mercy Rule #2 – 15 runs after 3 innings; 7 runs after 5 innings. Also a maximum of +15/game

5.      Home team is decided by coin toss.

6.      Due to the fact that runs for/against may be needed to decide placement, if home team is winning going into the bottom half of the last inning, the home team will take their last bat until game is over or maximum plus points is reached.  

7.      Ties will not be broken during round robin games.  During playoff games the international tie-breaker rule will be in effect starting with the 8th inning or after time limit has expired (last available runner starts the extra inning at 2nd base)

8.      There will be no time limit for final championship game, unless agreed to by both teams prior to the game. Mercy rule will apply in all playoff games.

9. In order to keep on our time schedule, the tournament convener and umpire in chief may reduce time limit by up to 15 minutes until games are back on schedule

10. No infield practice will be allowed

11. Home team is the official scorekeeper and is responsible for reporting score with your scorebook

12. NO PROTESTS ALLOWED - Umpires decision is final

13. Organizers of this tournament are not responsible or held liable for any injuries incurred

 

MITE & SQUIRT DIVISIONS

Rules are the same as above; other than these below:

1.      Mercy Rule #1 – Maximum of 5 runs per inning.  7th inning played open in Championship games only. 

2.      Mercy Rule – 7 runs after 5 innings. For Squirt, last Inning is to be played out until inning is over or maximum of +15 is reached

3.      Runners may steal after the ball crosses home plate

4.      Batter is out after the 3rd strike even if the catcher drops the ball

5.      In the mite division, runner starting at 3rd base can only score on a hit ball

6.      Time limit shall apply to semi-final and final games

7.      There will be no infield fly rule in Mite and Squirt

8.  Pitcher may pitch up to 4 innings only per game.

 

 

**THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO REMEMBER IS THIS TOURNAMENT IS TO PLAY BALL & HAVE FUN! **


Pool Rankings Determined in The Following Manner

1. Points: 3 for a win and 1 for a tie
2. Head to Head
3. Fewest Runs Against
4. Formula : (Runs For+Runs Against)/Runs Against - with higher number getting the higher rank
5. Most Runs For
6. Coin Toss



 

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