Tournament Rules, PBLO 16U Play-offs, 2019 (London Badgers)

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TOURNAMENT RULES

 

The rules of Major League Baseball and the Ontario Baseball Association (OBA) will apply with the following notes:

 

1.    In case of rain/and or other delays the tournament, schedule may be revised at the Convenor's discretion.  A cell phone contact from each team will be required at registration.

2.    Games will be 7 innings in length. No new inning will start after 2 hours have elapsed from the time of the first pitch. There is a 2hr 15min drop dead time. The umpire should notify both teams and the scorekeeper of the time of the first pitch.  The semi finals will NOT have a time limit.  Championship games will be 7 innings with NO time limit.

3.    Tie games will be allowed to stand in pool play.  There will be NO extra innings in pool play.

4.    There will be no pre-game warm ups on the infield,

5.    In all OBA games an 18 run mercy rule will apply after 3 innings (2 ½ if the home team is ahead), a 15 run mercy rule after 4 innings ( 3 ½ if the home team is ahead), and a 10 run mercy rule will apply after 5 innings (4 ½ if the home team is ahead) or any subsequent inning thereafter. New P7.3 m) A 7 inning game will be considered an official game after 4 innings of play or 3 ½ if home team is ahead

 

6.    The decision of the umpire(s) is final. Protests will be resolved on the field by the protest committee    

7.    The score of a forfeited game will be recorded as 7-0, and 5 innings for tie breaking purposes.

8.  In case of ties in standings the following will be used (OBA rulesP7-3v) &w)

P7.3 W)

      i.        Teams with a forfeit loss are ineligible for tiebreakers

     ii.        head to head record among tied teams

   iii.        team with the smallest runs against ratio (runs allowed / number of defensive innings played) in games among tied teams; Page 65 Constitution & By-Laws of Baseball Ontario Revised for the 2016 Playing Season

   iv.        team with the smallest runs against ratio (runs allowed / number of defensive innings played) in all games

     v.        team with the highest runs for ratio (runs scored / number of offensive innings played) in games among tied teams

   vi.        team with the highest runs for ratio ( runs scored / number of offensive innings played) in all games

  vii.        coin toss 

P7.3 X)

When there are 3 or more teams tied, the tiebreakers will commence at 7.3(W)(ii). After the winner of that tie breaker is determined, the tiebreakers will continue, if necessary, at 7.3(W)(ii) as long as there are 3 or more teams tied. When only 2 teams remain, the tiebreaker will start at 7.3(v)(i).

P7.3 (M) A 7-inning game will be considered an official game after 4-innings or play 3-1/2 innings if the home team is ahead

13.  Managers and coaches are responsible for the conduct of anyone involved   with their team throughout the tournament including coaches, players, and spectators.

14.   The London Badgers Baseball Association accepts no responsibility for any injuries, damages or losses to anyone during the tournament.

15.   Teams are asked to retrieve foul balls hit during the game.  No time will be added for any delays due to a lack of  baseballs.

16.  Teams are asked to conduct post game meetings off the field.  Please gather all equipment and personal items as quickly as possible to keep the games on schedule.  

 

17. Single Pool Play: In single pool play the top two(2) teams will play in the finals. There will be no semi-finals.

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