The umpire on duty will have full authority to interpret the tournament rules and to settle all in-game disputes.
The volunteer assigned to monitor the game will report any questionable rulings, player complaints, or other protests to the tournament committee for later review, but will not be asked to provide conflict resolution at the time of the given incident.
All players are expected to respect the nature of this event and to exhibit the highest level of sportsmanship.
1. Teams are allowed a maximum of 20 players on their roster.
2. 10 players play at a time, 5 men and 5 women play on the field. Teams may start with a minimum of 8 players; In this instance, 4 must be women.
3. Teams must have at least 4 women playing to start and continue a game. Teams playing with 4 women (unless playing w/ 8 total) must take an automatic out in the batting order in the spot that the 5th woman would bat (typically the last batter of the lineup).
1. Batting orders shall alternate 1:1, between men and women.
2. Teams may bat up to 20 batters, if they wish, as long as they do not bat 2 males in a row at any point of the batting order.
3. Three outfielders are required when women bat.
4. Teams may move players in and out of any fielding position as long as they remain in the batting order.
5. No player may re-enter the game once he/she has been removed from the batting order.
1. Batters begin with a 1 and 1 count.
2. Pitchers may not use any type of fake, jump, or intentional hesitation while pitching.
3. The arc limits for a pitch are:
a. 6 ft. minimum, 12 ft. maximum.
b. No Fast or flat pitches are allowed.
c. Pitches outside these limits will be called illegal. Batter may still swing.
4. Intentional walks are discouraged, but allowed with the following results:
a. If a male walks, he immediately advances to second base.
b. If a male walks with two outs, he is awarded second base and the following batter has the option of being rewarded a walk or taking their regular at-bat.
5. Third strike foul is an automatic out and a dead ball.
1. There are NO lead offs or stealing bases. Runners may only leave the base when the ball crosses home plate, or the ball is hit by the batter.
2. Runners may not advance on a dead ball.
3. The No Contact Rule is in effect for base runners. A runner must do everything possible to avoid contact. Runners do not have to slide to avoid contact. Fielders are not entitled to block a base without having a play on the runner. Runners that initiate contact will be called out, and may be ejected from the game at the umpire’s discretion.
*In the event of contact, all judgement is the reserved right of the umpire.
1. Team captains must report to the field 15 minutes prior to game time.
2. Forfeit time is 5 minutes after game time.
3. There are no restrictions on what positions are played by men or women.
4. A team may score a Maximum of 10 runs in the first, second and third innings. Once the10th run has crossed the plate, the inning is over regardless of the number of runners left on base.
For example: if a team has scored 9 runs in an inning and has the bases loaded if that team’s next batter hits a home run, the run scored by the runner on 3rd base counts to give the team 10 runs for the inning; the runs for the batter and the runners on 1st and 2nd base do not count.
5. Slaughter rule is 15 or more runs after 4 innings, 10 or more runs after 5 innings.
6. Out-of-bounds will be designated by the umpire to the team captains prior to game time. Out-of-bounds designations may vary from field to field.
7. One-Hour Rule: Each game will be allotted only one hour for completion. No new inning will start after the 50 minute mark on the clock (not always 50 minutes of playing time).
8. No foul language will be tolerated.
9. Players deemed to be intoxicated will not be allowed to play. Discretion in this matter is the reserved right of the event staff.
1. No metal spikes or metal-tipped cleats allowed.
2. Bats are not supplied at event. Please bring your own.
1. Extra inning rules apply when the game is tied after the 7th inning or has passed the 45-minute mark on the clock (not always 45 minutes of playing time).
2. Upon the start of the new inning, the last out of the previous inning will be awarded 2nd base and all batters start witha 2-2 count. Normal rules apply with the home team batting at the bottom of the inning.