Game times and Pay at the Plate
60-70 min $35
75 min $40
80-85 min $45
90 min $50
No time limit 6inn $60
No time limit 7inn $75
Most game times are 75 min Some formats and delays due to weather may change game times.
Teams must be Ready to play 15 min before schedule time except for the 1st game of the day the coaches meeting will be 5 min before assigned game time.
Due to shortage of Softballs we can not sell or trade game balls for Home Runs and we need teams to retrieve out of play balls to keep games going without delays.
Forfeits will go down as 7-0
8U GOES STRICTLY BY USSSA RULES
CLICK HERE AND GO TO PAGE 67 FOR COACH PITCH RULES
USSSA Seeding is based on the following:
- Winning Percentage – Descending
- Number Wins – Descending
- Number Losses – Ascending
- Tied Teams (vs. each other) Winning Pct – Descending (Not valid if all teams “Tied” 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
- If you play an extra Seeded Pool game the last game will not count unless it comes down to Head to Head
Top seed picks home/visitor or most USSSA points if Bracket was not seeded by pool games
Except for championship game in double elimination which will be team from winners bracket
unlimited runs in A and B Divisions (unless specially addressed at event)
6 runs per half for Open and C Divisions
NO “IF” game (unless State or NIT)
Progressive (Except for Championship game)
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
“IF” Game will be played in (STATE/NIT only)
If we can start IF game before 8pm on the last day of tournament it will be a normal game length
If the Game starts after 8PM we play a Shootout
In leu of an IF game, a 2 inning shootout will be played in the event of tie after the Championship game is played (2 one loss teams). Each team creates a new lineup for shootout and flips for home team. In the first inning, the last batter in the lineup is placed on 2nd base to start the inning. In the second inning, the last completed at bat is placed on 2nd. If both teams are tied at the end of the 2nd shootout inning, then Progressive ITB will start $15 PAP
Tournament Winner Declared
(tournament rain out)
All Teams in Winners bracket must have played 2 complete games
Team that stayed in Winners Bracket longest
Winning % (Bracket Games)
Wins (Bracket Games)
Head to Head (only if its between 2 teams)
(Complete game is 2 half innings if Home team is winning)
FORFEITS DURING TOURNAMENT
Teams that forfeit any game during the tournament must pay all umpire fees for games not playing for both teams unless the last game of the day then must pay only their fee. Teams will be suspended from USSSA until payment is made.
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.
All Protests are $50 Cash, if you win your Protest you get your money back.
TEXAS PLAYER ROSTER RULES
A Roster Protest (this does not include an AGE of a player protest) must be made before the 1st pitch of the 3rd inning. (unless the tournament director of tournament picks another time frame) If a player is caught on a lineup card that is not on USSSA online roster the offending team will receive a 7-0 loss. If the player is of proper age/class and not on another roster from a team currently playing in same event they will be giving a chance to correct the online roster for next game. The offending team will not be eliminated from the tournament unless the 7-0 loss puts them out of the tournament based on where they are in the bracket.
Teams can not accumulate USSSA points without a roster of at least 9 girls.