THIS EVENT HAS A $10 PP DAY ADMISSION FEE TO ATTEND GAMES. There will be a $10 per person day pass for sale. The pass covers all games each day. 14 and under are free.
COACHES PASS LIST. Each team will be allowed to have a maximum of 3 coaches admitted without charge.
ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY FOR ABUSIVE BEHAVIOR. Verbal or physical abuse of tournament staff, gate workers, tournament officials, umpires or opponents by coaches, players, parents or fans will NOT be tolerated. The head coach and entire team are held responsible for the behavior of all individuals (assistants, players, parents, fans) associated with a team. The penalty for the first offense of verbal abuse of tournament staff is forfeit of one game. The penalty for the first offense of physical abuse or the second offense of verbal abuse is expulsion of your team. PLEASE DO NOT CAUSE YOUR ENTIRE TEAM TO BE PENALIZED! Please set a good example for all the young men participating in this event who will be watching and listening.
CONCESSIONS: We will provide water in the dugouts at VSC only. Concession stand will be open at VSC. No concessions or water at Hermitage HS.
CLEAN UP: It is the responsibility of each team to clean up the dugout following games. Fans, please dispose of empty packaging and waste in available receptacles before leaving the ballpark.
SHOWCASE FORMAT AND RULES
BASEBALLS: Each team is required to supply NFHS stamped baseballs for the games.
WEATHER PERMITTING, all teams will be scheduled to play a minimum of 4 games in the event
PLAYING RULES: Unless modified, we will use NFHS playing rules
HOME and VISITOR: Coin Flip
REGULATION GAME: 7 innings.
TIME LIMITS: Drop dead time limit is 1 hour and 45 minutes. (No new hitter after drop dead time limit is up, but finish current at bat.) Games can end in a tie.
BAT RESTRICTIONS: BBCOR -3 or Wood
PITCHER RESTRICTIONS: None. Coaches are encouraged to monitor pitch counts and limit innings in the best interest of each individual.
MERCY RULE: 10 runs after 5 innings.
LINE UP RESTRICTIONS: You can bat 9, 10, 11, 12 or more. DH and or EH and XH, XXH etc. You can also bat your entire lineup with free defensive substitutions. Lineup must stay with the same number of batters for the entire game. No player can occupy more than one spot in the batting order per game. Must start game with 9 players. Can play with 8 after game starts.
Courtesy Runners allowed for Pitchers/Catchers - If no subs, then last out recorded may run.
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SAFETY: Helmets must be worn in the batting cages at all times and at all venues.
Disclaimer: We reserve the right to modify or change playing rules or the format of the tournament in the best interest of the event due to weather or any other reason at any time before or during the event. All tournament entry fees and tournament admission fees are non-refundable for any reason.