HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT RULES
Each team will supply to umpire one game ball (Wilson approved) for each game for a total of 5 for the tournament.
MHSAA Rules will apply for tournament except for time limits , tie breakers , and special rules implemented by the tournament.
MERCY RULE – Applies to both Pool Play, Bracket & Tier Play
15 runs after 3 innings
10 runs after 5 innings
WARM-UPS BETWEEN INNINGS - ALL GAMES
First inning each team will be allowed three (3) warm-up pitches and one throw down by catcher & infield and outfield warm-up allowed in first inning only. ALL INNINGS AFTER THE FIRST WILL BE ONE (1) WARM-UP PITCH AND A THROW DOWN BY THE CATCHER – NO INFIELD OR OUTFIELD WARM-UPS. Make sure your leadoff batter is prepared to step in box after the pitcher’s first warm-up pitch. We are looking to keep games on time and play as many innings as possible. PLEASE MAKE YOUR PLAYERS AWARE PRIOR TO GAME OF THIS WARM-UP RULE AND HAVE THEM HUSTLE ON AND OFF THE FIELD. Play will be resuming quickly – umpires will be enforcing this for it allows a better opportunity of teams playing their seven innings. EACH COACH WILL BE RESPONSIBLE TO HAVE THEIR TEAMS PREPARED TO RESUME PLAY QUICKLY FROM DEFENSE TO OFFENSE.
TIME LIMIT FOR SATURDAY and SUNDAY GAMES
No new inning may start after one hour and thirty minutes. Inning will be completed if time expires during that inning already having started.
NO TIE BREAKER FOR SATURDAY GAMES – GAME WILL END AS A TIE GAME.
No new inning may start after one hour and thirty minutes. Inning will be completed if time expires during that inning having already started.
Fans & Spectators
Please make every effort not to be seated in crowed areas - especially spectator stands.
Bring a lawn chair and find spots along the foul line and outfield fences
SPORTSMANSHIP DURING TOURNAMENT
WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED
All players and coaches are expected to behave in a professional manner.
No inappropriate behavior will be tolerated.
All games are to be played in a respectful manner towards players, coaches,
umpires and fans.
No profanity will be accepted.
ANY EJECTIONS … YOUR NEXT GAMES THAT DAY OR THE NEXT DAY WILL BE SAT OUT
We have a responsibility as coaches to set the example of proper game conduct.
There will be no inappropriate behavior towards umpires, a judgment call is exactly that .. an umpire’s judgment.
You can make the players and fans have a respect for the game … if you display that respect in a leadership role.
No Trainer will be Available
IN CASE OF RAIN
Tournament Staff may have to adjust schedule – this procedure will not be debatable. At registration you will receive a rain number and website that will aid us if rain becomes a concern.
We want to thank all the teams participating.
Our main purpose is to give you a very competitive and enjoyable tournament.