Congratulations to all of the teams on their play this weekend. We appreciate you playing in our 6-4-3 DP Baseball - Spring Invitational. Best of luck to all teams this spring and summer.
On Friday, March 18, the 2016 6-4-3 Spring Invitational tournament kicks off in Marietta, Georgia. The weekend tournament event will feature twelve teams across the 11U and 12U age groups. All tournament games will be played at Aviation Sports Complex located at 455 Aviation Road, Marietta, GA.
Best of luck to all participating teams: 11U age group - 6-4-3 DP Tigers, 6-4-3 DP Cougars, 6-4-3 DP Jaguars, Sandy Plains Prowlers, Elite Gamers - Turner, and Team Georgia; 12U age group - 6-4-3 DP Cougars, 6-4-3 DP Tigers, Triple Play Cats, East Cobb Colt 45s, Homeplate Chilidogs - Bonner, and South Forsyth Giants.
We look forward to a great weekend of baseball competition.
SUMMARY GAME NOTES:
TOURNAMENT RULES ARE LISTED BELOW:
National Federation rules will govern play except where otherwise provided in these rules.
Major League Baseball (MLB) rules govern pitching visits and changes (pitcher will be replaced on the second visit in any inning).
Umpires will be provided with game cards to record final scores and pitching. The head coaches are required to sign the card at the conclusion of each game.
All games will have a time limit of 1 hour and 45 minutes. NOTE: One exception will be the Championship games which will have no time limit but mercy rules will apply.
Teams will provide game balls for each game (at least 2 new and 1 used ball).
International Tie-Breaker (runner who was the last batted out of prior inning will be placed at second base) will be used for all games which end in a tie after regulation and prior to the expiration of time. In pool play games, once time elapses the inning will be concluded and the game ends. In bracket play games, once time elapses the international tie-breaker format will be used until a winner is determined.
Mercy Rule: 15 runs after 3 innings; 10 runs after 4 innings; 8 runs after 5 innings.
Coin flip will determine the home team for all games.
Teams may utilize a DH, an EH and/or XH for lineups. Teams may also bat all players in a lineup. If a team elects the DH/EH/XH they must use a roster substitute as courtesy runners. If a team elects to bat all players in their lineup they will use the last batted out as courtesy runners.
A player may only pitch a maximum of 6 innings over the duration of the tournament. One pitch thrown in an inning constitutes an inning pitched.
The following tie breaker will be utilized to determine seeding for bracket play. Teams will be seeded 1 through 6 according to the following: 1) Record; 2) Head to Head; 3) Run Differential; 4) Runs Allowed; 5) Runs Scored; 6) Coin Flip. NOTE – head to head only applies if those teams with the same record have all played each other and one team has defeated the other teams with the same record.
Inclement Weather: In the event of inclement weather, the Tournament Director reserves the right to modify any aspect of the tournament / game format.
If a coach is ejected from a game and leaves the field immediately and without incident, then they will be able to coach in the team’s next scheduled game. If a coach is ejected from a game and fails to immediately leave the field and/or causes an incident, then they will not be permitted to participate in any remaining games of the team for the remainder of the tournament. All decisions are at the discretion of the umpires officiating the game in which the ejection occurred and the Tournament Director.
Protests: A team may file a protest on rules violations or player eligibility only. Protests will not be accepted regarding any judgment calls made by umpires. Only the Head Coach of a team will permitted to file a protest. To file a protest, a one hundred dollar ($100.00) cash payment will be made to the Tournament Director, along with an explanation of the rule violation in question, immediately upon the alleged infraction taking place. If the final decision supports the team filing the protest, then the $100.00 protest fee will be returned to the team and the appropriate sanction will be invoked. If the final decision does not support the team filing the protest, then the protest fee will be forfeited.