With 19 teams, playoffs will look a little different this year. There will be two brackets, GOLD and SILVER. Those are independent tournaments, but there will be some play in opportunities. Now is the time to start checking on vacations, working on 8u call ups, and making sure you have several pitchers ready to go.
We will have an eight team gold bracket, but only the top four seeds will qualify outright. Seeds 5 through 12 will have single elimination play in games on Friday night June 14. The teams that win go to the Gold Bracket. Teams that lose will go to the Silver Bracket. All playoff games will endeavor to have two umpires...$36 per man per game. EACH TEAM PAYS ONE UMPIRE.
LAST DAY FOR MAKEUP GAMES IS MONDAY JUNE 10!
We will have a brief meeting on June 9 or 10 that is mandatory for all teams...assistant coach is fine or even a parent who will show up. Location to be determined.
FRIDAY JUNE 14 (Seeds 1-4 have byes to Gold Bracket Quarterfinals, Seed 13 has bye to Silver Bracket Quarterfinals)
Gold Bracket Play In--Winners to Gold, Losers go to Silver Bracket --FOR THESE FOUR GAMES ONLY---Normal days of rest apply...will give a ten pitch allowance...any player that goes 60 pitches (hard cap, may not finish batter) may compete on Monday with two days of rest instead of three. If you go above 60, it will be three days rest and 66+ it will be four days rest. So, you as manager may decide to use a kid Friday for 66+ and realize he won't throw Monday.
NE MIDDLE 5 v 12 (gold bracket play in)
NE LOWER 6 v 11 (gold bracket play in)
GLON LWR 7 v 10 (gold bracket play in)
GLON UPR 8 v 9 (gold bracket play in)
SATURDAY JUNE 15 - FOR THESE THREE GAMES ONLY---all pitchers are capped at fifty pitches, hard cap (may not finish batter). May throw Monday. You may choose to follow normal days of rest...however, if s/he throws 66+, they will not be able to pitch on Monday or Wednesday.
11am NORTHEAST LOWER 14 v 19 (elimination game)
11am NORTHEAST MIDDLE 16 v 17 (elimination game)
1:30PM NORTHEAST LOWER 15 v 18 (elimination game)
MONDAY JUNE 17--NORMAL DAYS OF REST APPLY FOR BOTH BRACKETS FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK--all pitchers have ten (10) innings for the rest of the week--one pitch equals one inning!
A BRACKET QUARTERFINALS Annville 1 (Doubleheader) Annville 2, Cleona (one through four seed play appropriately seeded winners...highest always plays lowest etc)
B BRACKET QUARTERFINALS NE Middle, NE Lower, Glonninger 1 and 2 (Friday night losing teams and the thirteen seed play Saturday winners)
WEDNESDAY JUNE 19
A BRACKET SEMIS Annville 1 and Annville 2
B BRACKET SEMIS Northeast Lower and Middle
FRIDAY JUNE 21
B BRACKET FINAL AND 8U ALL STARS Northeast Park
SATURDAY JUNE 22
10U Championship under the lights at Annville, 7:15pm Start