DFW Fastpitch Tournament Rules
NO INFIELD WARMUP AFTER 1ST INNING
WARM UP PITCHES 5 FIRST INNING 2 EACH INNING AFTER
Seeded Pool Games
Teams with most USSSA points will pick HM/Visitor
50 MINUTES (Finish the inning, may end in a tie)
1-1 count for all Batters
75 Seconds between half innings
Batter not ready (Strikes will be called)
Pitcher not ready (Balls will be called)
If we have an official Winner when time expires game is over.
Home team would be at the plate and winning for example. If you want to add to your runs be the visiting team.
NEW USSSA Rules includes batting up to Roster Bracket/Pool
Courtesy runner (USSSA rules)
New USSSA Rules allows Last completed AB if no unused Substitute available
If a team drops out or does not show a Forfeit is a 7-0 win.
USSSA Rules includes batting up to 11
6 RUNS PER HALF INNING
LINE UP CARDS REQUIRED
12 after 3
10 after 4
8 after 5
Winning Percentage - Descending
Number Wins -Descending
Number loses - Ascending
Tied Teams (vs. each other) Winning Pct - Descending (Not valid if all tied teams have not played each other)
Avg Points Allowed - Ascending
Avg Points Differential with a maximum of (8) - Descending
Ranking Points - Descending
Date Team Entered USSSA Database
Once past a tie breaker do not return to previous
If a team is playing an extra bracket game, the runs allowed and the Win/Loss in that game will not count towards your total. However, the result of the game (win/loss) will be used in head-to-head consideration if a tie in pool play occurs.
In case of a rain-shortened tournament, Bracket games can be deemed official after 2 ½ innings of play (with home team winning) or 45 minutes of elapsed game time. This policy will only be used through Bracket play. In addition, if games are cancelled due to weather, there may be an adjustment in application of the tie-breaking procedures.
Higher Seed picks Home or Visitor
Same Courtesy runner rules as Pool games
1-1 count to all batters
LINEUP CARDS REQUIRED
1st ITB: Runner on 2nd 2 Balls one Strike count
2nd ITB Runner on 2nd and 3rd 2 Balls one Strike Count
3rd ITB Bases loaded and Full count
Except for Championship game which will be played per USSSA Rules
TOURNAMENT WINNER DECLARED: (if tournament gets rained out)
All teams must have played 3 complete seeded Pool or Bracket games
Complete Game is 3 innings
If three or more teams are tied with the same record in a division, head-to-head may or may not be used to break ties.
Once a level of tie-breaker is used, we DO NOT revert back to any steps of the tie-breaking procedure. We will continue on down the list until all ties are broken
1.Highest Winning Percentage (number of wins divided by number of games with a result (ties eliminated form formula))
4.Runs allowed per game avg
5.Runs differential (+/- of runs per game)
If a team is playing an extra pool game, the runs allowed and the Win/Loss in that game will not count towards your total. However, the result of the game (win/loss) will be used in head-to-head consideration if a tie in pool play occurs.
In case of a rain-shortened tournament, bracket games can be deemed official after 2 ½ innings of play (with home team winning) or 45 minutes of elapsed game time. This policy will only be used through Bracket play. In addition, if games are cancelled due to weather, there may be an adjustment in application of the tie-breaking procedures.
Forfeits During tournament
Team that forfeits any game during the tournament must pay all umpire fees for games not playing for both teams unless last game of day then must pay only their fee.
All Protests are $50 Cash, if you win your Protest you get your money back.
(Roster Protests must be before the 1st pitch in the 4th inning)
Once the event is completed, the usssa.com system must be manually configured to show the final placings and award the correct amount of corresponding points. Until this is done, the results may not show as final or be correct. We do this process for each event on Monday, which may take up through midnight on Monday to completely update and reflect accurate results.