Pay for your team’s entry:
We must have both a registration form and a waiver in order for you to play!
Rules for the tournament:
There is a $100 registration charge per team of 4-6 players (4 players at a time will be in the field).
Male, female, and coed teams are permitted
An official game will be 4-on-4. All teams must have no less than 4 players and no more than 6 players on their rosters. Each team shall have at least 4 players on the field to compete. No roster changes are permitted without commissioner approval.
At least 4 players will bat.
Team pairings will be drawn from a hat
A regulation game will consist of 4 innings or 30 minutes max. The championship game will be 4 innings with no time limit.
3 outs per inning.
If a game Is tied, one additional inning will be played. If still tied after the extra inning, a home run derby will be held. Each team picks one player to hit, there will be a 3 outs rule where any swing that does not result in a home run is an out. You must use a different batter for each round, and the rounds will continue until a tie is broken.
All bats used must be regulation, yellow WIFFLE bats. They may not be altered. Balls will be WIFFLE baseball size. All bats and balls will be provided.
No steel cleats will be worn on the playing field Plastic cleats are permitted.
All players must play barehanded.
On the field you must have a pitcher and you can field a catcher if desired. Your other fielders can play any position on the playing field with a maximum of 4 total fielders.
Substitutions may be made. Teams can rotate or shuffle players defensively throughout the game. You are not permitted to change the starting batting order. You can bat 4, 5, or 6 players on your roster at any given time, but you must keep that lineup throughout the game. There is n…o substituting players in and out of any current lineup during a game. In the case of an injury, the commissioner will make all final decisions.
All force plays are on the BATTER and may be made to the pitcher or any other player located in the pitcher’s circle (designated as “Pitcher/s poison”) the runner may also be put out by any legal play at a base. For example, a ground ball to third, fielded and thrown to the pitcher or any other player standing within the pitcher’s circle before the batter reaches first base, the batter would be out.
ALL umpire’s calls are final!
All close plays will favor the defense.
There will be no balls or walks. Batters may strike out swinging or by a called third strike.
There will be a line placed in front of the plate which the ball must pass or it will be ruled a foul.
Base runners hit with a batted ball within fair territory will be called out. The base runner must remain on base until the ball is hit. Leaving early will result in the runner being called out. Base stealing is not permitted.
Sliding into bases is not permitted. Anyone who slides into base will be called out.
All fair balls hit over the designated homerun fence is a home run. Robbing homeruns is allowed so long as the fielder has one foot in play or if the player is able to leap from the field itself and catch the ball in the air before landing. Catching the ball and falling over the fence is ruled a home run.
Fielders may throw the ball at runners and runners struck below the neck will be out Unnecessary force will be considered unsportsmanlike conduct and is possible grounds for dismissal from the tournament.
Strike zone dimensions are 20″x28″ will be placed 3 feet behind home plate. If the ball hits the strike zone area it will be called a strike.
All pitches must be slow to medium speed (pitch to hit). The pitcher must have one foot on the rubber when the ball has been released. You may put any kind of curve, dip, knuckle effect, or whatever you can on it. A batter may ask the pitcher to slow the pitches down.
All pitches must cross in front of the batter in order to be called a strike.
There are no pitching substitutions in the middle of an inning.
Any ball that is blocked from entering the strike zone will be considered a strike automatically. This includes catching the ball or moving into it. (This is an umpire decision)
All teams engaging in unsportsmanlike conduct will be removed from the tournament IMMEDIATELY at the discretion of the commissioners!
Some rules may be revised before or during the tournament to contribute to the effectiveness or impact the longevity of the games.
Please note, we cannot stop inclement weather from moving into the area. We WILL play if it rains, but will have to stop if lighting becomes an issue or if the rain becomes too heavy to continue.
Wind, or slow play may cause games to run long. The commissioner may, at his discretion, shorten the games by informing the captains that the game being played will end at the end of any inning after the third.
Home to 1st base: 40 feet
Home to 2nd base: 70 feet
Home to 3rd base: 40 feet…
Home to Pitcher’s mound: 30 feet
Home to Home run fence: 100 feet
Pitcher poison: 5 foot circle radius
Dead ball area: 7 foot line in front of home plate (treated as a foul ball, despite being in regulation fair territory)