Baseball


Updated: April 26/2018

Date: Wednesday, July 4th, & Thursday, July 5th, 2018
Location: Ken McDonald Memorial Sports Complex - 7301 50 St. Taber, AB & Confederation Park - 50 St & 50 Ave Taber, AB
Time:  Check in: TBD    Start:  TBD


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Events and Age Groups:

Age as of April 30th of the current year:

 

Minors 9-10 years

Majors 11-12 years

Senior 13 -15 years                                                

 

Regional Representation:

Open - no limit on the number of teams per region

 

Minor/Major - Maximum 14 players

Seniors - Maximum 18 players

 

Format:

Guaranteed 3 games

Round Robin with playoffs for medals as needed. To be determined by the number of teams entered.

 

General Rules & Regulations:

 

1. MINOR/MAJOR AND SENIOR tournament governed by Little League Canada Tournament Rules, unless otherwise stated.

2. Minor/Major teams may register a maximum of 14 players and Senior teams may register a maximum of 18 players.

3. Player Rosters: Any differences between original player rosters and game day rosters must be noted with the umpire at the pre-game home plate meeting.

4. All athletes must be able to produce appropriate identification at all times.

5. Good sportsmanship is expected of all coaches, parents and players. NO ABUSE OF UMPIRES OR OFFICIALS WILL BE TOLERATED! Failure to comply with this rule could lead to ejection.

6. The Southern Alberta Summer Games has a Zero Tolerance Harassment Policy. If a competitor, coach, parent, or spectator is abusive in any way towards officials, other competitors or volunteers, they will immediately be ejected from competition.

7. Home team with use the 3rd base dugout throughout the tournament. A coin toss will determine home teams for all games. The coin toss for all round robin games will occur at home plate prior to either team beginning warm ups.

8. Two (2) adult base coaches will be allowed during the tournament provided there is a third coach in the dugout.

9. On a close play, runners MUST slide or attempt to avoid a collision with the defensive players or they will be called out. Flagrant disregard for this rule will result in the ejection of the offending player from the tournament.

10. The base runner must slide at home plate if there is any possible play at home. Failure to slide may result in the base runner being called out.

11. Except when the runner is returning to a base, head first slides ARE NOT permitted at the MINOR/MAJOR level.

12. Regulations prohibit on-deck batters. This means no player should handle a bat, even while in an enclosure, until it is his/her time at bat.

13. Mandatory Playing Rule in effect:

  • All players on the roster must participate in an equivalent of one defensive inning comprising of 3 outs and one offensive at bat per tournament game. If for any reason a team has not met this requirement at the completion of the scheduled play the team be disqualified from further action.

 

 

Minors/Majors

Seniors

Pitching Distance

46 ft

60ft 6 in.

Baseline Distance

60ft

  90ft

 

 

MINOR/MAJOR Rules:

 

Substitution Rule:

1) Special Pinch Runner, will apply.

2) A courtesy runner for the catcher with 2 outs is allowed.

 

The Game:  

1) All MAJOR/MINOR games will be six (6) innings in length. No new inning can start after the completion of 2 hours of playing time, unless required for a game to become a regulation game. The Sport Chairperson reserves the right to impose a time limit on any game in order to maintain the tournament schedule.

2) The 10 run rule will apply in this tournament. Any team leading by 10 runs after 4 completed innings or any completed inning after (3 and a half innings if the home team is ahead) will be declared the winner of the game.

3) The tournament Sport Chair may implement a further mercy rule should an extreme score situation occur.

4) No team may score more than 6 runs per inning.

 

Equipment: 

1) All catchers must wear approved Little League catcher’s helmet and mask with a throat protector, a long body chest protector, protective supporter and cup at all times.

2) Batters must wear protective NOCSAE helmets during practice as well as games. Chin straps on batting helmets are MANDATORY. 

3) No steel cleats allowed.

 

Pitching Rules:

Any player may pitch. The following 2018 Little League pitch counts and rest requirements must be followed:

 

AGE

NO REST

 1 DAY REST

 2 DAY REST

 MAX TOURNAMENT

             PITCHES

Minors 9-10

1-20

21-35

36-50

75

Majors 11-12

1-20

21-35

36-50

85

 1) Any player may pitch. Each player will be restricted to their respective age group maximum number of tournament pitches. If a pitcher pitches 20 or less pitches he/she will be al- lowed to pitch the next game or day.

 2) A single player may be used as a pitcher in up to two games in a day. (Exception: If that player pitched 21 or more pitches in the first games, that player may not pitch in the second game on that day).

 3) All pitch counts are cumulative.

 4) A pitcher who delivers 41 or more pitches in a game cannot play the position of catcher for the remainder of the day.

 5) The violation of any pitching rule may result in forfeiture of the game in which the violation occurred. 

 

 

SENIOR Rules:

 

Substitution Rules:

1) Only a player in the starting lineup may re-enter the game.

2) A courtesy runner for the catcher with 2 outs is allowed.

 

The Game:

1) All SENIOR games will be seven (7) innings in length. No new inning can start after the completion of 2 1/2 hours of playing time, unless required for a game to become a regulation game. The Sport Chairperson reserves the right to impose a time limit on any game in order to maintain the tournament schedule.

2) The 10 run rule will apply in this tournament. Any team leading by 10 runs after 5 completed innings or any completed inning after (4 and a half innings if the home team is ahead) will be declared the winner of the game.

3) The tournament Sport Chair may implement a further mercy rule should an extreme score situation occur.

4) No team may score more than 10 runs per inning.

5) Any team late or not present and ready to play for their game at the scheduled time may be counted as a loss in the tournament.

 

Equipment:

1) All catchers must wear a protective helmet and mask while catching. This includes practice and warm-up situations such as the bullpen or between innings. Throat protectors are to be mandatory for all catchers and umpires.

2) Steel cleats permitted.

 

Pitching Rules:

All Senior players, regardless of age, will adhere to the 2018 Little League pitching rest requirements for league age 14 and under:

 

AGE

NO REST

 1 DAY REST

 2 DAY REST

 MAX TOURNAMENT

             PITCHES

Seniors 13-15

1-20

21-35

36-50

95

 

1) Any player may pitch. Each Senior player will be restricted to pitching a maximum of 95 pitches in the tournament. If a pitcher pitches 20 or less pitches, he/she will be al- lowed to pitch the next game or day.

2) A single player may be used as a pitcher in up to two games in a day. (Exception: If that player pitched 21 or more pitches in the first games, that player may not pitch in the second game on that day).

3) All pitch counts are cumulative.

4) A pitcher who delivers 41 or more pitches in a game cannot play the position of catcher for the remainder of the day.

5) The violation of any pitching rule may result in forfeiture of the game in which the violation occurred.

 

Registration Deadline:

Registration Deadline as designated by your Regional Director 

All registrations are done through your Regional Director, who will determine the Regional Deadline. The registration fee must also be submitted to your Regional Director. Signed consent forms must accompany the waivers.

No late registrations will be accepted.

Events will be cancelled if there are one or less individuals or teams registered. Should any event be cancelled due to lack of registrations, the athletes being affected by the cancellation will be given an opportunity to re-register in another suitable category provided that event is scheduled to run.

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