RULES

NATIONAL FEDERATION HIGH SCHOOL RULES WILL BE USED WITH THE FOLLOWING NOTATIONS

Age Requirement: May 1st will be the designated date to  determine ages. Players who exceed the age of the division
before May 1st will not be eligible to participate in that division. Players who turn 19 are eligible for the 18U division if they are current academic year high school graduates. Coaches must turn in rosters prior to playing the first game.  A player may not be on two rosters in  the same division. Copies of birth certificates or driver license must  be made available upon request. Ejections  will be dealt with by the tournament committee.
 

  1. Protest  Fees:$100 cash (in rule  interpretation only).  Protest of uniform will not be allowed.  The tournament  director will be responsible for team’s conformity.

  2. Game Time:  Starting time is forfeit time unless delay is created by the  tournament director.  All pre-game warm-up
    should be done in the  outfield or designated areas.  No infield permitted. Please do not hit  baseballs into chain link fences.

  3. Time Limit:  9U-12U (1 hour 45 minutes), 13U-HS (2 hours) up to  semi-final games.  Tournament director reserves the right to implement  lesser time limits due to inclement weather.  If home team is ahead bottom half  of the inning will not be played if time has expired. Ties will stand in pool  play.  If a bracket game ends in a tie, “California tiebreaker” will be used to  break the tie.  In World Series play, the California tiebreaker will be used in  pool play and the game will be played  to completion in bracket game.

  4. California Tiebreaker: The last batted out will be placed on second base to start  the next new inning then complete innings until the tie is broken.

  5. Home Team:  Will be determined by coin flip in pool play unless  designated, and be seeding in bracket play up to the championship game.  The  home team will be required to keep a score book. The umpire in chief will be  responsible for the official score and changes.

  6. Run Rule:  9U-12U (8 runs after 4 innings) 15 runs after 3 innings  in all tournament games.  13U-18U (8 runs after 5 innings, 10 runs after 4 innings, 15 runs after 3  innings in all tournament games.

  7. EH Rule:  Extra Hitter - Bat ten players, then EH can go into the  field for any of the other nine players in the game and  that player will then  become the EH.  The batting order does not change.

  8. Bat Weight/Length  High School bat  weight/length differential rule is waived in  the 15 and under ages.  In Wood Bat tournaments - bats must be wood or wood composite; no synthetics.

  9. Courtesy Runner::  Courtesy runner for both the pitcher and the catcher may be  used at any time.  Courtesy runner must be someone not presently in the  line-up.  The same player cannot run for both in the same  inning.

  10. Metal spikes:  Not allowed for age groups 12 and under.

  11. Pitching Rules:  9U-12U (8 innings); 13U-14U (10 innings).  In  World Championships, innings start over in bracket play.  Innings are calculated  by thirds.

  12. Inclement Weather  Policy:  0 games played - 75% refund, 1 game  played - 50% refund, 2 games played - no refund.  If WABA cancels the  tournament - 100% refund.

NOTE:  POSTED BRACKETS ARE OFFICIAL (place and/or time subject to change)
 

TIEBREAKER PROCESS TO BE USED FOR  DETERMINATION OF FINISH OR SEEDING.

RECORD - Example:  3-0 teams  over 2-1 teams, 2-1 teams over 1-2 teams
 

  1. Head to Head - Example: if two  teams have the same record, goes to the team who won head to head.

  2. Fewest runs allowed - Example: of  all 3-0 teams first, all 2-1 teams second, etc.

  3. Highest run differential Example: of all 3-0 teams first, 2-1 teams second, etc.

  4. Coin flip - If none of the above  breaks the tie, a coin flip will be used.

NOTE:  When seeding, if a team matches  up with a team in the same pool in the first round of bracket play, the team  will be switched. If switching the teams creates the same problem then the pairing will  stand.