Washington Township Baseball

 2022 Memorial Day Weekend Tournament

Location:  Washington Township Baseball Complex

Age Groups:  8U through 14U

Tournament Age Based on April 30 2022 Date

Friday, May 27th to Monday, May 30th

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Tournament Schedule

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TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR
Don Wigginton
coachwiggs21@gmail.com

 

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The NJ Department of Health Guidance for Sports Activities:
NJ DOH Guidance for Sports Activities

Washington Township baseball will follow guidelines from NJ DOH. Please follow the guidelines as indicated for all participants and spectators.

 

 

COSTS

8u: $480
9u & 10u: $490
11u & 12u: $535
13u – 18u:  $575

 

**DOUBLE ROSTER PLAYERS**
A player cannot be on two rosters playing in our tournament regardless of age group. If a player is double rostered they will not be allowed to play in our tournament.

WASHINGTON TWP BASEBALL COMPLEX
Click here for WT Baseball Complex Map
316 Hurfville Grenloch Road
Sewell, NJ 08080

WASHINGTON LAKE PARK
626 Hurffville Cross Keys Road
Sewell, NJ 08080

INSURANCE REQUIREMENT

Each team is required to carry its own insurance and submit a certificate of insurance to Washington TWP Baseball prior to the beginning of the tournament. The certificate must include:

Township of Washington
523 Egg Harbor Rd, PO Box 1106
Turnersville, NJ 08012

TOURNAMENT RULES

All teams will play 2 games between Friday and Saturday. Maximum of 3 balls per game provided.
Each age group will be seeded on Saturday night.
Sunday is single-elimination play and the championship games will be on Monday.

Each team will be given one home and one away game through the first two games of the tournament.
Once re-seeded, the higher seed will be the home team.

*Schedule subject to change from weather and other uncertainties.

Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of rain, we will do everything within our power to make up games and stay as close to the original game schedule as possible. However, there may be circumstances in which we will need to deviate from the released schedule. If and when this occurs, we will use the following procedures as a guide:

If inclement weather or other scenarios forces a cancellation of game slots during pool play rounds; we may have to alter the brackets to complete the tournament. If an elimination game cannot be played, the team with the higher seed will advance.

Balls to be provided, however it is expected that all foul balls are returned to umpire. Please ensure your parents, fans etc… return all foul balls.

GAME TIME LIMITS

8u through 12u:  No new inning can start after 1 hour 45 min
13u – 18u:  No new inning can start after 2 hours.
Pool play games can end in a tie, single elimination games must have a winner.
Championship games have no time limit.
First pitch is the start of the time limit to last out of an inning.

If a game runs past scheduled start of next game, start time should be no longer than 10 minutes after previous game finishes.

A game is considered official after 3 complete innings for 8U-12U and 4 complete innings for 13U and older. If a game is suspended due to weather or other situations the game will be resumed as soon as possible. If the game is unable to be resumed the result will be based off of the last completed inning. If an inning is in progress the result will revert to the last completed inning, unless the home team is winning or took the lead in the bottom half of the inning when the game was called.

 

BAT RESTRICTIONS

8u‐12u USA Stamp allowed

13u‐14u: BBCOR or USA Stamp allowed

17u-18u: BBCOR

Wooden bats are permitted, composite/hybrid wooden is not.

No USSSA

An illegal bat used in a game during a plate appearance will be counted as an out.

 

RE-SEEDING RULES

  1. Best Record
  2. Head to Head (if only two teams are tied)
  3. Runs Allowed
  4. Run Differential
  5. Runs Scored
  6. Coin Flip

**Please check standings (link provided) after last game on Saturday night for re-seeding schedule for each age group**

3 (or more)-TEAM TIE BREAKER SYSTEM:

If three or more teams are tied with same record, the following will be used to break the tie:

If all tied teams did not play each other use normal tie breaker rules

If all three teams played each other use head-to-head results

If one team beat all of the other tied teams they will get the highest seed among the tied teams,

Then use head to head results for remaining teams in tie

If all teams have the same record vs each other then least runs allowed will be used.

 

MERCY RULE

8u through 12u – 15 runs after 3 innings, 10 runs after 4 innings
13u & 14u – 15 runs after 4 innings, 10 runs after 5 innings

 

LINE UP RULE

Teams will have the discretion to select one of the following options that must be declared prior to the start of the game. Further, this option must be utilized for the entire game.

Bat the entire lineup

Bat nine

Bat ten, utilizing an Extra Player (EP). You may only use one EP.

If you are batting the order, there is NO out taken if a player must leave the game providing the lineup does not go below nine players.

RE-ENTRY

If a team does not bat the entire lineup and substitutes are available, we use the standard re-entry rule.  Starters may be re-entered once as long as the player occupies their original position in the batting order.  The sub is not eligible to re-enter the game once he is removed.

 

BALKS

11u/12u – 1 warning per pitcher. A balk warning is a dead ball.
13u – 18u – no warnings given
The fake to third, throw to first pick off move will NOT BE allowed.

 

PITCHING

8u – 2 innings max per pitcher. Other age groups do not have limits on innings pitched, however should follow pitch smart guidelines found here: https://www.mlb.com/pitch-smart/pitching-guidelines.

Team is allowed two mound visits per inning by coach, second visit and pitcher must be replaced. Mound visit must be less than one minute. Also once a pitcher is removed they cannot pitch again in the same game. BE SMART & RESPONSIBLE WITH YOUR PLAYERS ARMS.

 

COURTESY RUNNER

With 2 outs, required for your catcher. Please have a coach ready to warm up your pitcher between innings if your catcher is getting his gear on.

 

INTENTIONAL WALKS

Speed up rule – The pitcher or manager may inform the umpire their intention to walk the batter to first base. Pitches do not have to be thrown

 

BUNTS

No slash bunts/butcher boys at any age group. Batter is called out if this occurs.

 

SLIDE RULE/AVOID CONTACT

Umpires discretion on malicious contact. Slide or veer if defensive player in possession of ball on a force play at 2B (direct into bases on slides). No blocking of a base by defensive players, both runner and defensive player should seek to avoid a collision. If, in the judgment of the umpire, contact is intentional and avoidable, player ejection may occur.
No headfirst slides 8U-10U except when going back to bag from less than half way to next base.
Head first slides accepted at 11U and up except at home, must be feet first. However, player can touch home with hand as long as it is a feet first slide. 13U and older head first is aloud, but not recommended at home.

 

EXPECTED BEHAVIOR

These games are just that, GAMES. We checked with MLB and the NCAA, they aren’t sending scouts or coaches out. Inappropriate behavior from coaches, spectators and parents simply will not be tolerated. If any adult is ejected from a game, whether a coach or parent, that individual will be banned from the complex for the remainder of the tournament. There is no appeals process. The judgment of the umpires and the Washington Twp Tournament Committee as to what constitutes inappropriate behavior is final.

 

8U SPECIAL PLAYING RULES

We will follow the 8u TSE playing rules for that age group. No straight steal attempts, 4 run max per inning, 5 attempted advances per inning on wild pitches/passed balls. Please review the TSE playing rules for 8u here –
http://tsebaseball.net/index.php/league-info/rules/13-8u-special-playing-rules

 

All other rules not covered here will be based on Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth Baseball.