Tournament Rules, Oakridge Bob Stark Minor or Major Rookieball AA and below, 2014 (Oakridge Baseball)

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           Oakridge Bob Stark Rookieball Tournament
         
July 12 & 13th, 2014 (GUARANTEED 3 GAMES)

 

1. All teams must provide an OBA roster number to the Convenor before their first game.

 

      2. The home team will be decided before each game by the toss of the coin.

     The team that has traveled the greatest distance will call the coin toss.

 

   3. The home team will be the official scorekeeper.

 

   4. A curfew of 1 hour and 45 min. will be in effect from the 1st pitch for all round-robin

    and semi-final games. i.e. No new inning is to start after that time.

    (Championship games will have a two hour limit after 1st pitch for new innings to start)

 

      5. There is to be no infield practice before all games.

 

6. OBA constitution and OBA Rookieball rules will be used.

 

  7. The 10 run mercy rule will apply to all games after five innings (4 ½ if home team

     leads). We will also apply the 18 run mercy rule after four innings (3 ½ for home

     team). This includes playoffs.

 

  8. All round robin standings will be tabulated as follows:

 

            Win = 2 pts.   Tie = 1 pt.   Loss = 0 pts.

           

Teams will be seeded for playoffs after completion of their two round-robin games.

 

       9. Any ties in standings after the round robin will be broken in this order:

a. Head to Head (if two teams tied in pts. after round robin)

b. Team with the smallest runs against ratio (runs allowed/number of defensive innings played) in games between the tied teams.

c. Team with the smallest runs against ratio (runs allowed/number of defensive innings

 played) in all games

d. The team with the highest runs for ratio (runs scored/ number of

offensive innings played) in games between the tied teams

e. The team with the highest runs for ratio (runs scored/ number of

offensive innings played) in all games

 f. A coin toss will decide who will advance

 

10.  All valid protests and rule interpretations (including any scorekeeping disputes) will be ruled

      upon at that time by the on-site tournament Convenor and play will continue after.

       Such rulings will be final.

 

  11. In the case that rain occurs causing scheduling problems the tournament Committee reserves

       the right to alter the tournament and playoff format.

 

  12. Trophies shall be awarded to players only with a maximum of 15 per team. Presentations will

       occur on the side lines for semi-final games and on field in Championships (time permitting)

 

  13 Ejected team officials will be subject to the minimum suspension rules found in the OBA

       handbook. Additional suspensions may apply as determined by the umpires’ report.

       All suspensions will be reported to both the OBA and the team’s local Association.

 

      Team officials are responsible for the behavior of their parent group. This includes the rules against

      consumption of alcohol in City parks.

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