On Sunday, November 6, the 2016 6-4-3 Fall Finish Sunday Shootout is happening in Marietta, Georgia. The one-day tournament event will feature teams in the 14/15U, 12U and 11U age groups. All tournament games will be played at Aviation Sports Complex located at 455 Aviation Road, Marietta, Georgia.
Best of luck to all participating teams: 11U - 6-4-3 DP Cougars, Titans Baseball, East Cobb Colt 45's (10U), 6-4-3 DP Tigers, East Cobb Colt 45's, Chastain Crashers; 12U - 6-4-3 DP Cougars, Bandits, East Cobb Tigers, 6-4-3 DP Jaguars, Georgia Octane, East Cobb Surge; and 14/15U - 6-4-3 DP Jaguars (14U), 6-4-3 DP Cougars (14U), 6-4-3 DP Tigers (14U) and 6-4-3 DP Jaguars (15U).
We look forward to a great day of baseball competition as the fall, tournament season comes to a close.
TOURNAMENT RULES ARE LISTED BELOW:
National Federation rules will govern play except where otherwise provided in these rules.
Major League Baseball (MLB) rules govern pitching visits and changes (pitcher will be replaced on the second visit in any inning).
Tournament Format – 2 game guarantee for all teams. In the 11U and 12U age groups the 2 pool winners in each age group will play a championship game. The following tiebreaker system will be utilized to determine the two pool winners in each age group. Record / Head-to-Head / Runs Allowed / Run Differential / Runs Scored / Coin Flip.
A player will be permitted to pitch a total of 6 innings for the entire event. 1 pitch thrown from the pitcher’s mound during live play constitutes an inning pitched.
All 11U and 12U games will have a time limit of 1 hour and 30 minutes. All 14/15U games will have a time limit of 1 hour and 55 minutes.
Teams will provide game balls for each game (at least 2 new and 1 used ball).
International Tie-Breaker (runner who was the last batted out of prior inning will be placed at second base) will be used for all games which end in a tie after regulation and prior to the expiration of time. Once time elapses, the inning will be concluded and the game ends. Mercy Rule: (For 11U and 12U) 15 runs after 3 innings; 10 runs after 4 innings; 8 runs after 5 innings. (for 14/15U) 15 runs after 4 innings; 10 runs after 5 innings; 8 runs after 6 innings.
Coin flip will determine the home team for all games.
Teams may utilize a DH, an EH and/or XH for lineups. Teams may also bat all players in a game. If a team elects the DH/EH/XH they must use a roster substitute as courtesy runners. If a team elects to bat their lineup they will use the last batted out as courtesy runners.
Players will utilize wood bats in the 11U age group and metal bats in the 12U age group. Players can choose either metal BBCOR -3 or wood bats in the 14/15U age group.
Inclement Weather: In the event of inclement weather, the Tournament Director reserves the right to modify any aspect of the tournament / game format.
If a coach is ejected from a game and leaves the field immediately and without incident, then they will be able to coach in the team’s next scheduled game. If a coach is ejected from a game and fails to immediately leave the field and/or causes an incident, then they will not be permitted to participate in any remaining games of the team for the remainder of the tournament. All decisions are at the discretion of the umpires officiating the game in which the ejection occurred and the Tournament Director.
Protests: A team may file a protest on rules violations or player eligibility only. Protests will not be accepted regarding any judgment calls made by umpires. Only the Head Coach of a team will permitted to file a protest. To file a protest, a one hundred dollar ($100.00) cash payment will be made to the Tournament Director, along with an explanation of the rule violation in question immediately upon presumed violation occurring. Upon filing of the protest, the final ruling will be rendered as quickly as all facts can be determined. If the final decision supports the team filing the protest, then the $100.00 protest fee will be returned to the team and the appropriate sanction will be invoked. If the final decision does not support the team filing the protest, then the protest fee will be forfeited.