Mercy Rule -
Twelve (12) run lead after four (4) complete innings. This rule is automatic.
Bats - All approved USA baseball bats (regardless of Cal Ripken League or Little League bats will be allowed in the tournament.
Major League – No restrictions
Minor League – Steal 2nd base is allowed with no advance on overthrow
Pitching (both levels)
Maximum 6 innings between Games 1 and Game 2.
Maximum 6 innings between Games 2 and Game 3.
Batting / Pitching
Both levels – 10 players bat in the lineup.DH and all players must play 3 innings in field and have one at-bat.The innings do not need to be continuous.
Free substitution is allowed for players to switch between positions in the field during a game, except a pitcher once removed from the mound cannot return as a pitcher.
Curveballs will be allowed at the Major league level only in the tournament.
No Intentional walks are allowed at either level.
Call up players (if needed)
If call up players are needed for a Minor or Major team in the tournament to fill their roster, these call up players must come from a lower division than the team they are going to play for.
Example: If a Major team needs a call up, that player must come from the Minor league level. If a Minor team needs a call up, that player must come from the AA/Rookie level.
Appealing bases will be allowed
Slide or avoid contact on bases
Re-entry of a player will be allowed for injury purposes only
An official game must have 4 innings played. If a game is rained out prior to that, the game must be made up from the beginning, but pitchers thrown during the rainout are still counted.
HIGHER SEED is the home team. Teams equally seeded, flip coin before the game to determine home.
One pitch thrown in an inning = 1 inning that counts towards the maximum per pitcher allowed per tournament rules.
All kids will get pizza and a drink after each game provided by hosting team/league