Baseball

Tournament Note

Thursday: June 21

6:40PM
The revised & updated Pool Play schedule for the 14U Age Group is now live on line.

6:20PM
Tonight's Manager's will be at 8PM in the Windsor VII room at the Embassy Suites - La Vista. We look forward to seeing you there.

5:55PM
13 & 14U Pool Play Update - After carefully considering numerous options, as well as input from a handful of Coaches and the CEO of Triple Crown Sports, we have decided that we will advance teams into Championship play based on 2 Pool Play games played.

What this means for your team is the following as stated below:
1) All teams in 13U/14U will play a maximum of 2 Pool Play games
2) If your team played 2 games today you will be off and play no games on Friday.
3) If your team didn't play any games today you will play 2 Pool Play games on Friday.
4) If your team played 1 game today you will play 1 more game on Friday.
Once all teams have played their 2 Pool Play games then we will Seed all teams into the playoffs.
The Tournament Director Slumpbuster Staff thought long & hard about the best case scenarios as a result of the weather we have confronted over the past 5 days. While not all teams might not be in agreement with this we do believe this decision is in the best interests of ALL teams in the 13U & 14U age divisions. It creates an equal opportunity for every team to advance into the playoffs based on everyone having played 2 games vs an opposing idea of advancing teams based on some teams playing either just one, two or three Pool Play games. We believe this approach would have given some teams an unfair advantage.

We appreciate all your support of our decision (Coaches & parents) as we feel this approach gives us the best opportunity to maintain the integrity of the 2018 Slumpbuster.

We will be posting Friday's 13U schedule this evening by 6PM.
We will be posting Friday's 14U schedule this evening by 8PM.

ALL TEAMS: please check the revised brackets for your respective Age Groups as Field Locations, Game Times & your Opponents may have changed.

Thank you for your patience with the weather today. Best of luck to all teams as you progress through the Slumpbuster.

10:30AM
Lamp Park - Fields 1 & 3 have been pushed back. Both fields will now start at 1:30PM. Lamp #1 (14U) will play a 1 hour 30 minute time limit (no new inning). Lamp #3 (12U) will play a 1 hour 45 minute time limit (no new inning).

9:50AM
If your team was playing at a Facility that has been cancelled for today those games will not be played. You will play tomorrow's schedule as currently posted on-line. We apologize to those teams that won't be playing today but after assessing all facilities throughout the Greater Omaha area we have not found any additional facilities that are playable. As a result we have no place to move you to. Thank you for your patience & understanding this morning.

9:10AM
Seymour - Field 1 has been deemed unplayable. We are looking for alternative facilities.

9:05AM
Zorinsky - Fields 1 & 2 have been deemed unplayable. We are looking for alternative facilities.

9:00AM:
Seymour Park - Field #4 has been deemed unplayable
Towle Park - has been deemed unplayble
We are looking for alternative facilities

8:50AM:
The Yard - we have just been informed that all Fields here have been deemed unplayable. We are looking for alternative facilities.
Seymour - Field #3 is unplayable. We are looking for alternative facilities.
Westgate - Field # 2 is unplayable. We are looking for alternative facilities

8:40AM:
Kelly Sports Complex - we have just been informed that all Fields here have been deemed unplayable. We are looking for alternative facilities.

8:30AM:
Jack Anderson Park - we have just been informed that Field B is not playable. We are looking for an alternative facility.

8:15AM:
Council Bluffs Rec Complex - Fields 7,8,9 have been pushed back to 2PM starts.

8:10AM:
Zorinsky - Field #3 has been pushed back to a 10AM start.

7:55AM:
Towle Park - has now been moved back to Noon starts
The Yard - Fields #2 & #3 has now been moved back to Noon starts

7:30AM
** JJ Isaacson - no games will played here today. We are currently looking for an alternative facility.
** Zorinsky - Fields #1 & 2 are currently in a rain delay. Fields #3 & #4 have been pushed back to 8:30AM start times. Will update Fields 1 & 2 when we have more information.
** Lamp Park - Fields #1 & #3 have been pushed back to Noon start times
** Seymour - Field # 3 is now at 10AM
** Towle Park - start time is now at 10AM

7:07AM:
West Gate Field #2 is now in a rain delay. We are working with the facility director to determine a new game and will post that once we hear back.

6:50AM:
The Yard - Fields #4 & #5 start times have been pushed back to 10AM due to standing water in the outfield.

6:35AM:
** Kelly Sports Complex - all fields will start at Noon.
** We are in the process of updating the brackets online.

6:25AM:
** The following facilities will start play at 8AM:
Westgate Park Fields #1,3,4
Zorinsky,
Hillside
The Yard - Fields #4 & #5
Carter Lake
** The following facilities will start play at 9AM:
Seymour Park
Towl Park
Westgate Park Field #2
** The following facilities will start play at 9:30AM:
Jack Anderson Park (Field B).
** The following facilities will start play at 10AM:
The Yard Fields #2 & #3
JJ Isaacson
Lamp Park
La Vista Fields #1 & #5
The following facilities will start at Noon:
Council Bluffs Rec Complex with the exception of Field #10.
** The following Field Changes are in effect.
Games originally scheduled on Council Bluffs Fields #1 & #2 will be moved to Kelly Sports Complex # 5 & #6 at 11AM.
Games originally scheduled at La Vista Sports Complex Fields #2 & #3 will be moved to Council Bluffs #1 & #2 at Noon.
Games originally scheduled at Council Bluffs #3 will be moved to Hillside #7 at 8AM.
Games originally scheduled at La Vista #4 will be moved to Council Bluffs #3 at Noon.
** The following facilities are not playable today:
Christie Heights,
Jack Anderson Park (Baseball Field)
Council Bluffs #10
We are currently exploring alternate facilities to potentially move games to.

** If necessary, Our next weather post will be at 8AM with any additional changes.

Wednesday: June 20th
6AM:
All games in all divisions have been cancelled today due to continual rain over the past 4 days and field conditions that have been deemed unplayable. We will be working hard throughout today to get fields ready for Thursday (weather permitting).

Our Merchandise room at our HQ Hotel (Embassy Suites La Vista) will be open from 9am-2pm on Saturday June 23rd. Everything will be for sale at Council Bluffs Rec Complex during the festival.

No metal cleats are allowed on any portable mounds

14u teams are required to swing -3 BBCOR bats during the event.

SlumpBuster Festival: Council Bluffs Rec Complex from 5-9pm Saturday June 23, Pro Player Workout, Pin Trade, Inflatables, Fundamentals Challenge, Bonfire, and More.

Brackets are subject to change. Field directions can be found online by clicking the Facilities link.

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SEEDING PROCEDURE (First factor is Win-Loss record)
Two Way Tie
1. Head to Head between tied teams
2. Total Run differential
3. Runs Allowed
4. Runs Scored
5. Actual run differential in last pool game
6. Coin Flip

Three (or more) Way Tie
1. Head to Head (if sweep)
2. Total Run differential
3. Runs Allowed
4. Runs Scored
5. Actual run differential in last pool game
6. Coin Flip

RA=Runs Allowed
RS=Runs Scored
LAD=Last Actual Differential

IMPORTANT: Run differential maximum
1. Forfeits will be scored 7-0
2. Maximum run spread per game is 7 regardless of score.

Note: When 3 or more teams are tied and there is not a common opponent amongst all tied teams, run differential is the first tie breaker.
Ties will be counted as a .5 win and .5 loss.

Pool Protection in Bracket Play:
When seeding teams for the playoffs, if 2 teams have previously played each other in Pool Play (ie: 2 teams from the "A" pool) then we will Pool Protect. This means we will provide both teams with a new opponent from a different pool (ie: "B" pool) for their first playoff game. For example, in an 8 team playoff bracket the #1 Seed would normally play the #8 Seed. However, if the #8 Seed is from the same Pool then we would flip the #7 seed with the # 8 seed so that the #1 seed would play an opponent from a different Pool (ie: "B" pool).

Omaha SlumpBuster Session 3

Jun 20 - 24, 2018
IA • NE
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