Softball

Tournament Note

ELIMINATION SHOWCASE RULES

Teams should report to the assigned field and ready to play at least 15 minutes before game time.

If coach is not present at requested time, team present will have choice of home or away

1.Pitcher will be allowed 5 warm up pitches her first inning & 1 warm up pitch thereafter. All new pitchers will be awarded the same.

2.NO INFIELD WARMUP BETWEEN GAMES.

3.NO INFIELD BALLS DURING THE GAME, AFTER THE 1ST INNING.

4.ALL POOL GAMES WILL BE 80 MINS. FINISH THE INNING!

5.DURING ELIMINATION, GAME TIMES ARE 80 MINUTES FINISH THE INNING!

6.During the SHOWCASE (POOL) games there will be FREE defensive substitutions and unlimited batting line up.

7.DURING THE ELIMINATION ROUNDS, LINEUP CARDS WILL BE NECESSARY AND WE WILL USE THE NFHS DP/FLEX RULES BAT 9, OR YOU CAN CHOOSE TO BAT UP TO 11 NO DP FLEX WITH NORMAL SUBSTITUTION.

8. Teams are responsible for trash collection of dugouts following their games. PLEASE MAKE SURE DUGOUT IS CLEAN WHEN YOU LEAVE IT. ALSO PLEASE HAVE PARENTS AND PLAYERS RETRIEVE FOUL BALLS.

9. Home team/visitor will be determined by a coin flip. HOME TEAM WILL BE OFFICIAL BOOK.

10.. NFHS RULES APPLY IF NO SPECIAL RULE INTERCEDES. ONLY EXCEPTION IS PITCHERS MUST HAVE BOTH FEET IN CONTACT WITH THE MOUND AT THE START OF THE PITCH. (NO SEPARATION OR STEP BACK IS ALLOWED)

11. Run Rule for all games is 10 after 4, 8 after 5 and 6 after 6

12. When the game is over, teams must leave the field immediately after shaking hands. NO TEAM MEETINGS IN DUGOUT OR ON FIELD. We will be on a tight schedule so please adhere to this!

13. Remember, this is an exposure event; therefore, no bad behavior will be tolerated. This includes parents, players and coaches!

14. RAIN INFORMATION AND UPDATES WILL BE POSTED ON TOURNEY MACHINE TWITTER @D1FASTPITCH1 FACEBOOK D1 FASTPITCH
15. Enjoy yourselves and have a GREAT day!

16. We do a draw to seed teams so pool games do not count for seeding. This gives college coaches a opportunity to set their schedule, and coaches an opportunity to move kids around if they’d like. .

17. Teams batting are responsible for foul balls, so please have players on bench retrieve them, and/or parents. Games will be stopped if balls run out and are not retrieved until parents/ players/ coaches can locate them.

18. NO FORMAL PROTESTS: UMPIRES’ DECISION’S ARE FINAL!

Tournament Officials:
TD –Emma Wolff
UIC—Bob Himmelein
8 after 5 completed innings
6 after 6 completed innings

Time limits
80 minutes finish the inning

America's Premier Fall Showcase

Oct 19 - 20, 2019
Columbus, OH
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