2011 BARRIE BASH SELECT TOURNAMENT RULES
Softball Canada rules govern this tournament, except as specified below.
No protests are allowed: the umpires’ decision is final.
Umpire’s watch is the official time.
No rulebooks or rule papers allowed on the field during the game.
Ejections: Zero tolerance. Any coach or player ejected in this tournament will not be allowed to continue in the tournament and must leave the park. Ejected players will be ineligible for any awards. Failure to leave the park within five minutes will result in the disqualification of the entire team. Fans are the responsibility of the Head Coach. Harassment and/or misconduct by fans will result in a warning, followed by the ejection of the Head Coach, if the warning is not heeded.
Players who are OASA or PWSA carded, or play for a representative team, are not eligible to play.
All players must be registered and participating within the House League organization or Interlocking Loop, which they are representing.
All players must be registered and photocopies of birth certificates must be available upon request.
The penalty for ineligible players is expulsion of the player and head coach from the tournament and forfeiture of all games in which the ineligible player participated.
Jewellery: Must be removed. EXCEPTIONS: Medical Alert Bracelets only. No Taping.
No metal spikes permitted. Steel and Plastic toecaps must be removed for base running.
A minimum of 9 players are required to start the game to avoid forfeiture. Teams may continue with a minimum of 8 players, should a player be injured or removed from the game. Should a team be reduced to 7 players during the course of a game that team will declared the loser of that game by forfeit and the score shall be 7-0
Home team to be decided by a flip of a coin with the umpire presiding (team travelling the furthest to make the call).
The official score will be that of the home team and the official score sheet must be shown to the tournament control centre at the end of each game. Visiting team Scorekeeper should check score after each inning in order to avoid disputes.
All registered players will bat in rotation every game. No offensive substitutions i.e. pinch runners or batters. Unlimited defensive substitutions are allowed.
Game duration: For all round robin games, no new inning may commence after 1 hour & 15 minutes or 7 innings, whichever comes first. Should the home team be winning and batting when the time limit (“no new inning time limit” = one hour and fifteen minutes) is reached, the game will be declared over. If the home team takes the lead in the bottom half of the last inning, after the time limit has passed, the game will be declared over. The home team will NOT bat, if leading, in order to increase their run differential. In the Championship and Consolation games there will be no new inning after 1 hour & 30 minutes, or 7 innings. ALL teams must be prepared to play a minimum of 15 minutes before schedule start.
The International Tiebreaker rule is in effect only if the Championship or Consolation game is tied at the end of the time limit or seven innings.
The mercy rule is in effect for all games (15 runs after 4 complete innings, 10 runs after 4 or more complete innings).
Infield fly rule: In effect for Squirt and older.
Dropped third strike rule: In effect for Novice and older.
Stealing. Squirt and older after the ball leaves the pitcher’s hand. Mite when ball crosses home plate.
Blood Rule: All cuts must be covered and a change of clothes must be made, should the clothes be soiled by blood.
In the event of an injury resulting in a player being removed from the game, there shall be no “out” when the player is due to bat and they are skipped over.
In the event a player is ejected from a game, an “out” shall be recorded each and every time the player’s spot in the batting rotation comes up.
In round robin games, the winning team is awarded two points. Each team receives one point in the event of a tie.
If one division, then 1st and 2nd advance to the Championship, 3rd and 4th to the Consolation.
If 2 divisions, then 1st in each division go to the Championship and 2nd in each go to the Consolation.
If 3 divisions, then 1st in each division advances, with 1 Wild Card team.
Tie breaker: If two or more teams are tied (total points) then seeding will be determined by: