PreGame  Baseball Rules
Unless noted prior to the event, National Federation High School Rules will be used with the following notations. PreGame Sports reserves the right to enforce particular invitational tournament rules.


INTEGRITY OF TEAMS AND PLAYERS


EACH COACH TAKES FULL RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE OF PLAYERS’ AGE and AMATEUR STATUS and the tournament rules are met.


WE USE QUALITY FIELDS, MOST ARE HIGH SCHOOL FIELDS – THE FIELDS ARE FUN RAISING EVENTS FOR THERE BASEBALL TEAMS, SOME FIELDS HAVE CHALK SOME DO NOT WE DO NOT WANT TO HEAR WHY THERE IS NO CHALK, THIS IS NOT YOUR LOCAL LITTLE LEAGUE.


1. Age Requirement: May 1st will be the designated date to determine ages. Photocopies of birth certificates will be required and should be kept in manager’s possession the entire tournament in case of challenges. For example: To play with 13 year olds a player must not turn 14 before the May 1st deadline (same for every age group).


2. Roster: It may not exceed 20 players during the tournament. Players cannot be added or removed from the roster once the Tournament begins. ROSTERS ARE OPEN-Should any PLAYER appear on duplicate rosters, the team he first plays for, either offensively or defensively he must play with for the remainder of the tournament.



3. Protest Fee: $100 cash (on rule interpretation only). Protests must be done immediately. Please inform the umpire(s) and then proceed to find the tournament director.


4. Game Time: Starting time is forfeit time unless PRE GAME Baseball create delay. Game time starts during the home plate meeting.


5. Home Team: Will be determined by a coin flip or PRE ASSIGNED ON SCHEDULE. Choice of dugout will be given to visiting team. Home team is required to keep the official book. Higher seed is awarded the home team in playoffs and championship games. If records are tied and there was not head-to-head play, we will use a coin flip.


6. Player Minimum: A team must start with a minimum of eight players but can finish with eight, taking outs in the vacant batting order positions first time only.


7. Championship Games: No time limit. Run rule is still in effect – NOT PLAYOFFS, MUST HAVE A WINNER TO ADVANCE IF GAME IS TIED


8. Pitching Rules (Open) UNLIMITED


*Scorecards must be signed by both team managers after the game to verify the score and pitching (Managers, please help us out) *Eight warm-ups to start, five thereafter.


9. Infield Warm-Ups: All teams are encouraged to warm-up as much as possible before game time. No pre-game infield.


10. Baseballs: Teams must provide all back-up balls. We Provide two new balls per game. (Pro Nine 9. Diamond, Rawlings, or other acceptable.) Balls are returned after the game. (Coaches responsibility TO RETRIVE FALL BALLS and return to game )


11. Metal cleats allowed in ages 12 and up.


12. BATS High School -weight/length differential rule is waived for ages up to 8u to 12u is OPEN, 13u -5 METAL BAT. 19u down to 16u are WOOD BAT unless BBCORE are posted-15/14u & 14u BBCORE or Wood ONLY APPROVED BATS – ALSO SEE TOURNAMENT EVENT POSTED FOR WHAT WILL BE ALLOWED


13. Uniforms: Numbers necessary, matching uniforms recommended. Players must use the same uniform number throughout the tournament to help maintain accurate pitching charts.


14. Adverse Weather: The Pregame Sports Baseball Tournament could be played in adverse weather conditions. The format may be changed and may include lesser time limits or fewer innings to complete the tournament. Coaches and players accept these conditions when entering the tournament.


15. Decisions: Tournament Director shall have final decision on all tournament questions.


16. Hotels/Motels/Condos: Teams that leave unpaid bills or damages will be removed from the tournament and possibly banned from future PreGame Baseball events.


17. Refund Policy: There will be a $50 administration fee charged for complete rainouts; one game played = 50% of entry fee; 2 or more games played = NO REFUND. Note: If a team drops out, Pregame Sports cannot be held liable.


18. Tie-Breaker System: Used only in playoff games. If the game (playoff championship) is tied after all innings have been completed, winner will be determined by BEST RECORD- HEAD TO HEAD-RUNS ALLOWED- RUNS SCORED – COIN FLIP. AFTER THE 10th INNING IS COMPLETED OR CALIFORNIA TIE BREAKER IS LAST BATTER GOES TO SECOND BASE WITH ZERO OUTS and each team has a chance to score. CHAMPIONSHIP NO TIME LIMIT – MERCY RULE STAYS IN EFFECT


19. No Show: Teams that no-show will forfeit their entry fee and may be subject to suspension from competition in PreGame Sports events for the following season.


20. All age groups can have an EH (Extra Hitter) if they choose to bat 10. Both a DH and EH may be used at the same time. Teams may choose to bat their entire lineup and have free substitution. If this option is chosen, there will be A courtesy runners.


21. Courtesy Runners: (not used if batting entire line-up) a courtesy runner may be used for the pitcher or catcher. However, the courtesy runner must be a substitute player that has not been in the game. He may run for the pitchers spot every time it comes up in the game. A different substitute must run for the catchers spot. If there are no substitutes available, your last out will be.


22. Visits to the mound: Each team is allowed two charged visits to the mound within an inning. A charged visit is a trip in which the manager or coach does not remove the pitcher. After the two charged visits are used, every two trip to the mound after that will result in the pitcher being removed. An uncharged visit is when the manager removes the pitcher from the mound due to injury.


23. Intentional Walk: Tell the home plate umpire you want to put the runner on, no pitch to the batter


24. RE-ENTRY: HIGH SCHOOL RE-ENTRY RULE IS ALLOWED


25. EJECTION: If a player or coach is ejected from the game YOU MUST LEAVE the complex for the remainder of that GAME, FAILURE to leave you will sit next GAME


DIMENSIONS AND RUN RULES


* The following dimensions are set by Pregame  Baseball however minor discrepancies may occur due to particular field set up at various locations. Example: 9′s and 10′s may have 45′ pitching and 60 ft. bases. 11′s and 12′s may have 48′ pitching.


9′s**46′pitching**60 to 65′ bases**1hrs 45 min**6 innings**
12 runs after 3 or 10 runs after 4 or 8 after 5.
9′s Championship game: no time limit, 6 innings, and run rules are still in effect.


10′s** 46′ pitching**60 to 65′ bases**1 hrs 45 min**6 innings**
12 runs after 3 or 10 runs after 3 or 8 after 5.
10′s Championship game: no time limit, 6 innings, and run rules are still in effect.


11′s or 12′s**50′ pitching**70′ bases**1 hr 45 min**6 innings**
12 runs after 3 or 10 runs after 3 or 8 after 5.
11′s or 12′s Championship game no time limit, 6 innings and run rules are still in effect.


13′s **54′ pitching**80′ bases**1 hr 45 MIN finish inning**7 innings**& 56 pitching & 90 bases.
12 runs after 3 or 10 runs after 4 or 8 after 5.


14′s **60’6″ pitching 90′ bases 1 hrs 45 min finish inning**7 innings**
12 runs after 3 or 10 runs after 4 or 8 after 5.


13′s or 14′s Championship game no time limit 7 innings and run rules are still in effect.


15′s, 16′s, 18′s**60’6″ pitching**90 ft. bases**1 hr 45 min finish inning **7 innings**
12 runs after 3 or 10 runs after 4 or 8 after 5.
15′s, 16′s, 18′s Championship game no time limit, 7 innings, and run rules are still in effect.


********All ages have a 15-run rule after 2 completed innings*******


************ALL FEES MUST BE PAID PRIOR TO START OF GAME****************



The PreGame Baseball Personnel

We would like to thank you for inquiring and or participating in our program.

We are available to answer your questions you may have at anytime.


THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN!
THE STAFF


PREGAME BASEBALL is a full service Travel Baseball Organization,  Providing Quality Baseball Events throughout Southern California.  WE offer Travel Ball Tournaments year round and Focus on excellent fields with great locations and some of the

best quality competition around at every level. , We also offer 3 Leagues  in the Spring Weeknights: 8th grade 60x90, 7th

grade 54x 80 and a 15U weekend League.  Are Summer League are an Independent Sanctioned Colt-Palomino League ,

You have the option to play  Allstar Tournament

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