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THUNDER & BLAST TOURNAMENT 2015

WELCOME TO THE 2015 THUNDER & BLAST TOURNAMENT

WE HAVE HAD TO MAKE SOME CHANGES TO THIS YEARS TOURNAMENT, SUCH AS LOCATION

HE HAVE MOVED TO THE TOURNAMENT TO LORAIN OAKWOOD PARK DUE TO BEING ABLE TO CONTROL FIELD MAINTANCE BETTER AND HAVE A CONCESSION STAND!

ADDRESS IS: LORAIN OAKWOOD PARK 2047 EAST 36TH STREET. LORAIN 44055

WITH REGRET WE HAD TO CANCEL THE 9U & 10U DIVISION DUE TO LACK OF TEAMS.

CHECKS WILL MAILED OUT TO THOSE WHO HAVE PAID!

 

HERE ARE THE SCHEDULES FOR THE 11U AND 12U DIVISIONS:

THUNDER & BLAST TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:

 

12U DIVISION:

ALL GAMES PLAYED AT FIELD #2

FRIDAY MAY 15

OHIO GIANTS vs. NORTH RIDGEVILLE VIPERS 6PM

SATURDAY MAY 16

AVON vs. NORWALK 10AM

SOLON vs. WINNER OF GIANTS-VIPERS @ 2PM

HERE ARE THE TIMES FOR SATURDAYS GAMES:

12PM

2PM

4PM

6PM

SUNDAY MAY 17TH

10AM

12PM

2PM

4PM AND 6PM IF NEEDED

 

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11U DIVISION

 

ALL GAMES PLAYED ON FIELD #1

SATURDAY MAY 16

LORAIN STEELMEN vs. SANDUSKY @ 11AM

TALLMADGE HITMEN vs> BELLEVUE @1PM

BELLEVUE vs. SANDUSKY @ 3PM

LORAIN vs. TALLMADGE @ 5PM

GAMES TIME ARE AS FOLLOWED:

 

SUNDAY MAY 17TH

LORAIN vs. BELLEVUE @ 12PM

TALLMADGE vs. SANDUSKY @2PM

CHAMPIONSHIP @ 4PM

 

 

Thunder & Blast Baseball Tournament Rules

 

 

 

1) Games will be six (6) innings. Run rule is as follows: Twelve (12) run rule after four (4) innings and ten run after five (5) innings.

 

 

 

2) Team roster will have no more than fifteen (15) players. Birth certificates must be available if requested. Age cut-off is May 1st.

 

 

 

3) The additional hitter may be used (10 players in batting order). The additional hitter (AH) must be in the batting order at the start of the game. The AH may be positioned in the field at any time without affecting the batting order. All “Original” starters, including the AH, may be removed from the game for a substitute and reentered into the game one time only. They must return to the original position in the batting order from which they were removed. All substitutes are “dead” after entering the game, then removed. Courtesy runner for catcher at any time. Any player off bench or player who made last out. 

 

 

 

4)  No bowling over the catcher or any other player in the infield. If there is a play at the plate or any base the runner must slide or give themselves up.  Any intentional collision and the runner will be called out and possible ejection from the game and future games. This will be a judgment call by the umpire and his decision is final. The umpire will determine if contact could have been avoided. 

 

 

 

5)  If a player, coach or fan is kicked out of a game, they MUST SIT  OUT the next game (includes semifinals and finals). Sportsmanship is demanded.

 

As a coach, you are responsible for your players as well as your fans.

 

 

 

6)   No bat restrictions. Lead-offs will be permitted in all ages.    Except in the 9U division. Ball must pass the plate before a runner may steal. Stealing home on a pass ball ONLY. Third strike, batter is out, regardless of a pass ball.

 

 

 

7)  Roster batting will be allowed but not mandatory. Must be discussed prior to start of game with both coaches and umpires.

 

 

 

8) No protests will be allowed, Umpire’s decision will stand.

 

           

 

9)  Pitching distance and base length are 46 and 65 feet 9u & 10u, 50 and 70 feet 11u & 12u.  

 

 

 

10) There will be a 1 hour & 45 minutes time limit on games. No new inning will BEGIN after 1 hr 40 minutes inning being played will be completed. No time limit on the Championship game. Games will start on time or as soon as the game before finishes. Coaches have your teams ready 30 minutes prior to game time.

 

 

 

11) Any game started and stop due to weather will be pick up exactly where they left off unless 4 innings complete that will be a final game.

 

 

 

12) Pitching Rules: 10U- 13U.

 

 

 

 3 innings per game – 6 innings per day.

 

 Balks one warning per pitcher for 12u and under.

 

 

 

***9 TOTAL innings, including semi-finals and championship***

 

NO EXCEPTIONS

 

 

 

One (1) pitch in one inning constitutes a 1/3 of an inning pitched.

 

 

 

Managers use good judgment on the health of your pitchers.

 

 

 

The HOME team is responsible for turning in the tournament score sheet and pitching statistics. The only way we can keep correct pitching stats is if the home team logs both teams pitching stats correctly. We need the LAST names and uniform numbers of the players that pitched for both teams. It is both teams responsibility to verify that stats are correct. Teams need to sign and home team needs to turn sheet in at the tournament coordinators or concession stand before the next game.

 

 

 

Each team must track their 3 innings per game. If a team exceeds the limit the game will be forfeited.

 

 

 

12A) 13U- 12 Innings per tournament no restrictions on innings per game. Please be responsible.

 

 

 

13) Tie Games- Any Tie Game will go into Texas Shootout rules. As follows last out in inning is put on 2nd base, and each Batter starts with 3-2 count. Players who pitch these innings will count as innings pitch. 

 

 

 

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15) No home team will Bat in bottom of inning if leading in last inning or mercy rule has already took effect.

 

 

 

     16) NO Metal Spikes will be permitted 12u and under

 

 

 

     17) Home team will be decided by coin flip.

 

 

 

     18) All teams need to be ready to play 30 minutes early. No infield practice before any game.

 

 

 

      19) Balls will be provided by tournament.

 

 

 

     20) 1ST and 2nd place will receive team awards.

 

 

 

     21) Refund Policy

 

           0 games 100%

 

           1 Game 50%

 

           2 Games no refunds

 

          

 

    22) The 2015 Official MLB Baseball Rule Book will cover any rules not mentioned in this document.

 

 

 

ALL TEAMS ARE ENCOURAGED TO DISPLAY GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP