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Friday, June 8, 2012

Tournament #3 Rules


9U, 10U, 11U & 12U DIZZY WARM UP 
TOURNAMENT RULES 
TOURNAMENT OTHER 
Coaches please remember to bring: 
A copy of your roster with player numbers. 
2 new tournament balls per game. Teams may be asked to throw in good used balls. Please have some available. 

PITCHING 
A pitcher can pitch in consecutive games in the same day if he does not violate any of the following rules. 
7 inning limit in a day. 
8 innings allowed in a week 
Can throw a maximum of 3 innings and pitch again in the same day or the next day. 
1 pitch over 3 innings the pitcher must take a 48 hours break starting at the time he leaves the game. 
A pitcher may return to the same game once. 
When a pitcher is turned in on a line‐up card he is the pitcher of record and must dispose of a batter. He is charged with 1/3 inning. 
Innings pitched are recorded in 1/3 innings. (Explanation: If a pitcher enters a game he is charged with 1/3 inning until an out is completed, when the next pitch after that out is thrown he is charged with another 1/3 inning and an additional 1/3 if he pitches a pitch after the second out. There can be more than three thirds recorded in an inning if a pitcher is replaced.) 
If a game is delayed a pitcher may continue to pitch the following day only if he has pitched 3 innings or less. 
Pitching over the limit results in leaving the game and a required 48 hour rest. 

AGE SPECIFIC 11U & 12U 
Base length is 70 feet 
Pitching distance is 50 feet 
6 inning games 
No lead offs 

BALKS 
If a pitcher, after coming in contact with the pitching rubber, with runner(s) on base, feints a throw to home, plate, a balk will be called, with no one on base a ball will be called. 

INFIELD FLY RULE 
Infield fly rule applies for ages 9 and up. 

MERCY RULES 
15 after 3 innings 
10 after 4 innings 

TIME LIMIT 
Game time limit 1 hour 30 minutes. (No inning will start after the time limit. The next inning starts at the time of the 3rd out of the previous inning.) 
Semi‐finals and Finals will not have a time limit. 
Slow play and stalling will be considered poor sportsmanship and not be permitted by umpires. Coaches should make every effort to move games along. 

OTHER 
If a player is injured by being hit with a batted ball in the face, throat or head, time will be called immediately and all players will be awarded one (1) base if injury to an infielder, two (2) bases if player injured was an outfielder. Umpire’s judgment call. 
3 strikes is an out even if ball is dropped. 

TIME OUTS 
Coach visits playing field more than twice in one inning per pitcher – pitcher must be removed. 
Coach visits batter more than one time per at bat or three times in an inning – batter must be removed. 

APPEAL AND PROTESTS 
APPEALS: Before next pitch. Manager appeals to the plate umpire. Manager must identify the correct player by name or number and also the correct base involved in the play. NO SECOND CHANCE. Umpire rules safe or out. Play continues. 
PROTEST: There are no protests allowed in this tournament. 

EJECTION (manager, coach or players) In all age groups, the first occurrence results in suspension for the rest of the game (removal from game site) in which ejection occurs and the next scheduled game. The second occurrence during the same tournament results in suspension for the remainder of the tournament. If all coaches listed on the team’s tournament roster are ejected during a game; then the team must forfeit upon the removal of the last coach.
ATPP RULES FOR DIZZY WARM‐UP TOURNAMENTS 
WARM‐UPS No infield warm‐up. Coaches may use the area outside of the baselines in front of the dugouts to hit ground balls. 2. No throwing will be allowed prior to warming up on the field. 3. Warm‐up area between the fields is limited to players and coaches. No siblings or parents allowed in this area. 
BATTING CAGES One batting cage will be provided for each field for warm‐ups. Field 1 is assigned Cage 1. Field 2 is assigned Cage 2. TIME SLOT 
60 MINS – 30 MINS PRIOR TO GAME 
30 MINS PRIOR TO GAME TIME – GAME TIME 
POOL PLAY 
Team listed on left of schedule 
Vs. 
Team listed on right of schedule 
BRACKET PLAY 
Home Team/Highest Seed 
Vs. 
Visiting Team/Lower Seed 

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