Baseball


Updated: June 21, 2019

 

Date: Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4, 2019

Time: Check In: 7:30 am       Start Time: 8:00 am

Locations:

Juan Teran Regional Park - located off Macleod Street in Pincher Creek (across from Sproule Field)

Sproule Field - 1188 Macleod Street, Pincher Creek, AB

Lions Ball Park - 1035 Hill Avenue, Pincher Creek, AB

 

Click here for printable rules.

Click here for printable maps.

 

Events and Age Groups:

Age as of August 31st of the current year:

Minors                  9-10 years

Majors                 11-12 years

Senior                 13 -15 years                                            

 

Regional  Representation:

Open - no limit on the number of teams per region

Minor/Major- Maximum 14 players

Seniors- Maximum 18 players

 

Format:

Guaranteed 3 games

Round Robin with playoffs for medals as needed. To be determined by the number of teams entered.

 

General Rules & Regulations:

 

  1. MINOR/MAJOR AND SENIOR tournament governed by Little League Canada Tournament Rules, unless otherwise stated.
  1. Minor/Major teams may register a maximum of 14 players and Senior teams may register a maximum of 18 players
  2. Player Rosters: Any differences between original player rosters and game day rosters must be noted with the umpire at the pre-game home plate meeting.
  1. All athletes must be able to produce appropriate identification at all times.
  1. Good sportsmanship is expected of all coaches, parents and NO ABUSE OF UMPIRES OR OFFICIALS WILL BE TOLERATED! Failure to comply with this rule could lead to ejection.
  1. The Southern Alberta Summer Games has a Zero Tolerance Harassment Policy. If a competitor, coach, parent, or spectator is abusive in any way towards officials, other competitors or volunteers, they will immediately be ejected from competition.
  1. Home team with use the 3rd base dugout throughout the A coin toss will determine home teams for all games. The coin toss for all round robin games will occur at home plate prior to either team beginning warm ups.
  1. Two (2) adult base coaches will be allowed during the tournament provided there is a third coach in the dugout.
  1. On a close play, runners MUST slide or attempt to avoid a collision with the defensive players or they will be called Flagrant disregard for this rule will result in the ejection of the offending player from the tournament.
  1. The base runner must slide at home plate if there is any possible play at Failure to slide may result in the base runner being called out.
  1. Except when the runner is returning to a base, head first slides ARE NOT permitted at the MINOR/MAJOR
  1. Regulations prohibit on-deck This means no player should handle a bat, even while in an enclosure, until it is his/her time at bat.
  2. All teams are required to provide one volunteer to score keep during their games.**
  3. Tie Breaking: Points for and against will be used for tie breaking.

 

Mandatory Playing Rule in effect:

  • All players on the roster must participate in an equivalent of one defensive inning comprising of 3 outs and one offensive at bat per tournament If for any reason a team has not met this requirement at the completion of the scheduled play the team be disqualified from further action.

 

Minors/Majors

Seniors

Pitching Distance

46 ft

60ft 6 in.

Baseline Distance

60ft

  90ft

 

 

MINOR/MAJOR Rules:

Substitution Rule:

  • Special Pinch Runner, will
  • A courtesy runner for the catcher with 2 outs is

 

The Game:

  • All MAJOR/MINOR games will be six (6) innings in No new inning can start after the completion of 2 hours of playing time, unless required for a game to become a regulation game. The Sport Chairperson reserves the right to impose a time limit on any game in order to maintain the tournament schedule.

 

  • The 10 run rule will apply in this Any team leading by 10 runs after 4 completed innings or any completed inning after (3 and a half innings if the home team is ahead) will be declared the winner of the game.

 

  • The tournament Sport Chair may implement a further mercy rule should an extreme score situation

 

  • No team may score more than 6 runs per

 

Equipment:

  • All catchers must wear approved Little League catcher’s helmet and mask with a throat protector, a long body chest protector, protective supporter and cup at all

 

  • Batters must wear protective NOCSAE helmets during practice as well as Chin straps on batting helmets are MANDATORY.

 

  • No steel cleats

 

Pitching Rules:

Any player may pitch. The following 2018 Little League pitch counts and rest requirements must be followed:

 

AGE

NO REST

 1 DAY REST

 2 DAY REST

 MAX TOURNAMENT

            PITCHES

Minors 9-10

1-20

21-35

36-50

75

Majors 11-12

1-20

21-35

36-50

85

 

  • Any player may pitch. Each player will be restricted to their respective age group maximum number of tournament pitches. If a pitcher pitches 20 or less pitches he/she will be al- lowed to pitch the next game or day.

 

  • A single player may be used as a pitcher in up to two games in a (Exception: If that player pitched 21 or more pitches in the first games, that player may not pitch in the second game on that day).

 

  • All pitch counts are

 

  • A pitcher who delivers 41 or more pitches in a game cannot play the position of catcher for the remainder of the

 

  • The violation of any pitching rule may result in forfeiture of the game in which the violation

 

Lead off Rules:

No lead offs in Minors and Majors. Runners can ‘steal’ when the pitch reaches the BATTER. Which in most cases is the plate. Base runners can leave the bas as soon as the pitch reaches the batter.

 

SENIOR Rules:

 

Substitution Rule:

  • Only a player in the starting lineup may re-enter the

 

  • A courtesy runner for the catcher with 2 outs is

 

The Game:

  • All SENIOR games will be seven (7) innings in No new inning can start after the completion of 2 1/2 hours of playing time, unless required for a game to become a regulation game. The Sport Chairperson reserves the right to impose a time limit on any game in order to maintain the tournament schedule.

 

  • The 10 run rule will apply in this Any team leading by 10 runs after 5 completed innings or any completed inning after (4 and a half innings if the home team is ahead) will be declared the winner of the game.

 

  • The tournament Sport Chair may implement a further mercy rule should an extreme score situation

 

  • No team may score more than 10 runs per

 

  • Any team late or not present and ready to play for their game at the scheduled time may be counted as a loss in the

 

Equipment:

  • All catchers must wear a protective helmet and mask while This includes practice and warm-up situations such as the bullpen or between innings. Throat protectors are to be mandatory for all catchers and umpires.

 

  • Steel cleats

 

Pitching Rules:

 

All Senior player, regardless of age, will adhere to the 2018 Little League pitching rest requirements for league age 14 and under:

AGE

NO REST

 1 DAY REST

 2 DAY REST

 MAX TOURNAMENT

            PITCHES

Seniors 13-15

1-20

21-35

36-50

95

 

  • Any player may pitch. Each Senior player will be restricted to pitching a maximum of 95 pitches in the If a pitcher pitches 20 or less pitches, he/she will be al- lowed to pitch the next game or day.

 

  • A single player may be used as a pitcher in up to two games in a (Exception: If that player pitched 21 or more pitches in the first games, that player may not pitch in the second game on that day).

 

  • All pitch counts are

 

  • A pitcher who delivers 41 or more pitches in a game cannot play the position of catcher for the remainder of the

 

  • The violation of any pitching rule may result in forfeiture of the game in which the violation

 

Registration  Deadline:

Registration Deadline as designated by your Regional Director

 

All registrations are done through your Regional Director, who will determine the Regional Deadline. The registration fee must also be submitted to your Regional Director. Signed consent forms must accompany the waivers.

 

No late registrations will be accepted.

Events will be cancelled if there are one or less individuals or teams registered. Should any event be cancelled due to lack of registrations, the athletes being affected by the cancellation will be given an opportunity to re-register in another suitable category provided that event is scheduled to run.