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Spring Mid-Season Tournament

Mid-Season Tournament Saturday Bracket Schedules

GB = Games Behind First Place
GP = Games Played
RF = Runs For
RA = Runs Against

2019 Mid-Season Tournament Rules

The following outlines the rules for the 2019 mid- season tournament.  If any discrepancies with rules, the rules will be applied as follows. 

  1. 2019 tournament specific rules  
  2. 2019 LNGS rule book
  3. 2019 USA softball rules

6u Division  

  • Format – Pool with bracket
  • Game time
    • Pool - 1 hour drop dead.  Pool games can end in a tie
    • Elimination (semi and champ) – 1 hour drop dead. Must have winner (ITB in effect)
  • Run limit
    • 4 runs max per inning (all games, all innings)
    • Mercy rule - A mercy ruling of a 12 run after 3 innings, 8 run after 4 innings or 6 run differential after the 5th inning will be observed.
  • Batting
    • Round robin batting.  3 outs in an inning (not batting through the entire line up each inning)
    • Coach pitching distance will be from within the pitching circle.
    • Each batter receives 3 pitches from the coach (4 if 3rdpitch is foul ball and so on) and then 2 swings off the tee if necessary.
    • Player can advance a maximum of 2 bases off of a tee hit, including hitters and base runners (hitter cannot advance past 2nd on the hit. A runner on first cannot advance past 3rd on the hit).
    • There will be a 15-foot arc in front of home plate extending from the first base line to the third base line. A hit ball that does not pass this line is considered a foul ball.
    • Runners may advance one base on an overthrow. Runners may not advance to home on an overthrow.
    • Base runners cannot leave their base until the ball is hit. Runners can only advance to home on a hit ball.
    • On a hit ball, runners must stop advancing when fielder returns the ball to pitcher (crosses the pitcher's circle). Runners less than ½ the distance to a base when ball crosses the pitcher's circle must go back to previous base.
  • No more than 10 players on the field at one time, with 4 outfielders. Two coaches are allowed in the outfield with their team.
  • Home Team - Coin toss winner will determine who is home team.  One team is heads, the other team is tails (winner does not choose home vs away).
  • Tie Breaker - If teams are tied in the standings at the completion of pool play, the tiebreak criteria will be the following:  
    1. Runs allowed (lowest) 
    2. Run differential - maximum of 10 runs per game
    3. Coin toss

8U Division

  • Format – 2 Pools (2 games) with Single Elimination Bracket Saturday
  • Game time
    • Pool game - 1:20 no new, 1:40 drop dead.  Game can end in a tie. 
    • Elimination game (non Champ) – 1:20 no new – must have winner (ITB in effect)
    • Champ game – 4 innings, no time limit.  ITB in effect
  • Run Limits
    • For the first three (3) innings, there will be a maximum run rule of four (4) runs per inning per team. Beginning with the 4th inning, teams may score an unlimited number of runs.
    • Run ahead rule – Game will end if one team is ahead by 12 run after 3 innings, 8 run after 4 innings or 6 runs after the 5th inning.
  • Pitching rules
    • Player pitch only, except for coach pitch back up when bases are loaded. Cannot walk a run home in any inning. 
    • A pitcher is limited to nine (9) outs in any game.
    • A warning is to be issued for the first illegal pitch infraction per pitcher. A “ball” will be called for any and all subsequent illegal pitches by the same pitcher.
  • Tie Breaker - If teams are tied in the standings at the completion of pool play, the tiebreak criteria will be the following:  
    1. Head to Head
    2. Runs allowed (lowest) 
    3. Run differential - maximum of 10 runs per game
    4. coin toss
  • Parent backup for catcher allowed.  Cannot coach.
  • Max 2 bases off of a coach pitch – all runners, regardless of continuation of play or overthrows.
  • Home Team
    • Pool – Coin toss winner will determine who is home team.  One team is heads, the other team is tails (winner does not choose home vs away).
    • During Elimination Play, the higher-ranking team is the home team, occupies the third base dugout and bats last.
    • Champ game - Coin toss winner will determine who is home team.  One team is heads, the other team is tails (winner does not choose home vs away).
  • Substitution / fairness rules in effect

 

10U Division

  • Format – 5 team pool (3 games) with Single Elimination Bracket Saturday
  • Game time
    • Pool game - 1:20 no new, 1:40 drop dead.  Game can end in a tie. 
    • Elimination game (non-champ) – 1:20 no new – must have winner (ITB in effect)
    • Champ game – 6 innings, no time limit.  ITB in effect
  • Run Limits
    • Pool Play - For the first four (4) innings, there will be a maximum run rule of five (5) runs per inning per team. Beginning with the 5th inning, teams may score an unlimited number of runs.
    • Elimination (non-champ) For the first three (3) innings, there will be a maximum run rule of five (5) runs per inning per team.
    • Champ game - For the first four (4) innings, there will be a maximum run rule of five (5) runs per inning per team. Beginning with the 5th inning, teams may score an unlimited number of runs.
    • Run ahead rule – Game will end if one team is ahead by 12 runs after 3 innings, 8 run after 4 innings or 6 runs after the 5th inning.
  • Pitching rules
    • Pitching Limits 21 out Rule - A pitcher is limited to (21) outs in any (2) consecutive games.
    • To promote pitcher development, the same pitcher cannot start in (2) consecutive games.
    • Pitching outs are set to 0 at the beginning of pool play.
    • Pitching outs reset to 0 at the beginning of elimination play.
  • Catching rules
    • A catcher is limited to three (3) consecutive innings per game.
  • Tie Breaker - If teams are tied in the standings at the completion of pool play, the tiebreak criteria will be the following:  
    1. Head to Head
    2. Runs allowed (lowest) 
    3. Run differential - maximum of 10 runs per game
    4. coin toss
  • Home Team
    • Pool – Coin toss winner will determine who is home team.  One team is heads, the other team is tails (winner does not choose home vs away).
    • Elimination (non-champ) - the higher-ranking team is the home team, occupies the third base dugout and bats last.
    • Champ game - The higher-ranking team occupies the third base dugout; home team is determined based upon coin toss.  Coin toss winner will determine who is home team.  One team is heads, the other team is tails (winner does not choose home vs away).
  • Substitution / fairness rules in effect

 

12U Division

  • Format – 4 team pool (3 games) with Single Elimination Bracket Saturday
  • Game time
    • Pool game - 1:20 no new, 1:40 drop dead.  Game can end in a tie. 
    • Elimination game (non-champ) – 1:20 no new.  Must have a winner.  ITB in effect
    • Champ game – 6 innings, no time limit.  ITB in effect
  • Run Limits
    • Pool Play - For the first four (4) innings, there will be a maximum run rule of five (5) runs per inning per team. Beginning with the 5th inning, teams may score an unlimited number of runs.
    • Elimination (non-champ) For the first three (3) innings, there will be a maximum run rule of five (5) runs per inning per team.
    • Champ game - For the first four (4) innings, there will be a maximum run rule of five (5) runs per inning per team. Beginning with the 5th inning, teams may score an unlimited number of runs.
    • Run ahead rule – Game will end if one team is ahead by 12 run after 3 innings, 8 run after 4 innings or 6 runs after the 5th inning.
  • Pitching rules
    • Pitching Limits 24 out Rule - A pitcher is limited to (24) outs in any (2) consecutive games.    
    • Pitching outs are set to 0 at the beginning of pool play.
    • Pitching outs reset to 0 at the beginning of elimination play.
  • Tie Breaker - If teams are tied in the standings at the completion of pool play, the tiebreak criteria will be the following:  
    1. Head to Head
    2. Runs allowed (lowest) 
    3. Run differential - maximum of 10 runs per game
    4. coin toss
  • Home Team
    • Pool – Coin toss winner will determine who is home team.  One team is heads, the other team is tails (winner does not choose home vs away).
    • Elimination (non-champ) - the higher-ranking team is the home team, occupies the third base dugout and bats last.
    • Champ game - The higher-ranking team occupies the third base dugout; home team is determined based upon coin toss.  Coin toss winner will determine who is home team.  One team is heads, the other team is tails (winner does not choose home vs away).
  • Substitution / fairness rules in effect