Rules, Mosquito Tournament, 2019 (Oakridge Baseball)

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             Oakridge Minor/Major Mosquito A and below Tournament
        July 19, 20 & 21st, 2019 Four Game Format (Three Guaranteed) 

1. All teams must provide an OBA roster number to the Tournament Convenor before their first game.  
2. Home team will be decided before each round-robin game by a coin toss.      The team, that has traveled the greatest distance, will call the coin toss. 
      Home team in playoffs will be the team that placed higher in the round-robin. 
3. The home team will be the official scorekeeper. Visitors are official pitch counters. 
i.e. The Home Team will be the Official Scorekeeper and inform the Home Plate umpire who on the visiting team is the “Official Pitch Counter” for both teams prior to the start of the game. 
Pitch Counts of the “Official Pitch Counter” will be the only numbers used by the Umpires during a game regardless of what numbers (Pitch Counts) any coach or spectator may have – no appeal or protest of the numbers recorded will be permitted. 
Note: It is recommended that both team’s coaches check the Pitch Count of any pitcher as recorded by the “Official Pitch Counter” at the conclusion of each inning. 
 All 2019 OBA pitching rules will be strictly enforced as found in your handbooks. 
4. A curfew of 1 hour and 45 min. will be in effect from the 1st pitch for all round-robin games. i.e. No new inning is to start after that time 
Semi finals will have a two hour limit (for a new Inning to start).  Finals - no time limit. OBA Mercy rules still apply to all. 
5. There is to be no infield practice before any games. 
6. OBA constitution and OBA pitching rules will be used. (please review prior to     the tournament) 
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 three (2 ½ if home team leads) and 15 after four innings (3 ½ if home team leads).   

8. All round robin games will be tabulated as follows: 
Win = 2 pts.   Ties = 1 pts.   Loss = 0 pts. 
9. Full OBA tie breaker rules as follows: 
In tournaments where tie breaking rules are required, the following tie breaking rules will be used for each placement independently:
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;
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 
When there are 3 or more teams tied, the tiebreakers will exclude RP7.3 (w) (ii). After the winner of that tie breaker is determined, the tiebreakers will continue, if necessary, excluding RP7.3 (w) (ii) as long as there are 3 or more teams tied. When only 2 teams remain, the tiebreaker will start at RP7.3 (w) (i). 
In the event of rainy weather, park curfew or lighting failure it will be considered an official game after 4 innings of play, or 3 1/2 innings if the home team is ahead. PR7.3 m) If during the bottom of the last inning the home team goes ahead by one run, the game will end with a one run win recorded. Tie breaking rule calculations however, will revert back to the end of the top half of that inning. 
10. All valid protests and rule interpretations 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. Medals shall be awarded to players only with a maximum of 14 per team. 

13. Ejected team officials will be subject to a minimum suspension of one game. Additional suspensions may apply as determined by reviewing the umpires’ report. Suspensions will be reported to the OBA and the team’s home Association 
   Team officials are responsible for the behavior of their parent group.   
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