Baseball


 UPDATED: April 28th / 2017

Date: July 5 - 6, 2017
Location: Brooks Regional Ball Park - 1601-2nd Ave East and

                West End Ball Diamonds - corner of Marshall Dr W and 12th St W
Start: 8:00am Check in: 7:30


Click here for printable Rules

Click here for printable Map Brooks Regional Ball Park

Click here for printable Map West End Ball Diamonds

Events and Age Groups: Age as of April 30th of the current year:
Minors 9-10 years
Majors 11-12 years
Senior 13 -15 years

Regional Representation:
2 teams per region per age category

NB: Regional Directors may accept participant registration from cross-regions in order to field a team.

Format:

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

Rules and Regulations:

MINOR/MAJOR AND Senior tournament governed by Little League Baseball Canada Tournament
Rules
as amended herein.

        1.  Good sportsmanship is expected of all coaches, parents and players. NO ABUSE OF UMPIRES OR OFFICIALS WILL 
        BE TOLERATED!
 Failure to comply with this rule could lead to ejection.

        2.  Home team will use the 3rd base dugout throughout the tournament. 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.

        3.  Two (2) adult base coaches will be allowed during the tournament provided there is a third coach in the dugout.

        4. On a close play, runners MUST slide or attempt to avoid a collision with the defensive players or they will be called out. 
        Flagrant disregard for this rule will result in the ejection of the offending player from the tournament.

        5. The base runner must slide at home plate if there is any possible play at home. Failure to slide may result in the base 
        runner being called out.

        6. Except when the runner is returning to a base, head first slides ARE NOT permitted at the MINOR/MAJOR level.

        7. Regulations prohibit on-deck batters. This means no player should handle a bat, even while in an enclosure, until it is 
        his/her time at bat.

Mandatory Playing Rule:

        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 game. 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.

Player Rosters:

        1. Any differences between original player rosters and game day rosters must be noted with the umpire at the pre-game 
        home plate meeting
       
        2. Minor/Major- Maximum 14 players

        3. Seniors- Maximum 18 players

  Minors/Majors Seniors

Pitching Distance

46ft

60ft 6in.

Batting Distance

60ft

90ft

MINOR/MAJOR

Substitution Rule:

        1. Special Pinch Runner, will apply.

        2. A courtesy runner for the catcher with 2 outs is allowed. 


The Game:

        1. All MAJOR/MINOR games will be six (6) innings in length. 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

        2. The 10 run rule will apply in this tournament. 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.

        3. The tournament Sport Chair may implement a further mercy rule should an extreme score situation occur.

        4. No team may score more than 6 runs per inning.
 

Pitching Rules:

Any player may pitch. The following pitch counts must be followed

 AGE  NO REST  1 DAY REST  2 DAY REST   MAX TOURNAMENT PITCHES 
 Minors 9-10  1-30  31-45  46-60   75
 Majors 11-12  1-30  31-45   46-60  85 


•All pitch counts are accumulative.
•A pitcher who pitches 41 or more pitches in a game cannot play the position of catcher for the remainder of that game.
•A player may be used as a pitcher in up to two games in a day. (Exception: If the player pitched 31 or more pitches in the   
  first game, that player may not pitch in the second game on that day.

Equipment:

        1. 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 times.

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

        3. No Steel cleats allowed.

SENIOR

Mandatory Playing Rule:

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

Substitution Rule:

        1. Only a player in the starting lineup may re-enter the game.

        2. A courtesy runner for the catcher with 2 outs is allowed. 

The Game:

        1. All SENIOR games will be seven (7) innings in length. 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

        2. The 10 run rule will apply in this tournament. 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.

        3. The tournament Sport Chair may implement a further mercy rule should an extreme score situation occur.


        4. No team may score more than 10 runs per inning.

        5. All teams must be present at least 1 hour prior to the event starting time indicated on the schedule. 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 tournament.
 
Equipment:

        1. All catchers must wear a protective helmet and mask while catching. 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.

        2. Steel cleats permitted.


Pitching Rules:

        1)  Any player may pitch. Each player will be restricted to pitching a maximum of 90 pitches in the tournament. If 
             a pitcher pitches 30 or less pitches he/she will be al- lowed to pitch the next game or day.

        2)  A player may be used as a pitcher in up to two games in a day. (Exception: If that player pitched 31 or more pitches
             in the first game, that player may not pitch in the second game on that day)

        3)  All pitch counts are accumulative.

        4)  A pitcher who delivers 41 or more pitches in a game cannot play the position of catcher for the remainder of that day.

        5)  The violation of any pitching rules may result in forfeiture of the game in which the violation occurred


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.