TPR Tournament Rules
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2017 Rules for TPR Baseball Tournaments
 
Bat Rules:  14u and Younger   
All Bats Must have USSSA 1.15 Stamp on them or they will not be allowed.
 
Bats rules for 15u and Above are already in effect:  BBCORE, Wood, or Wood Composite only.
View them at www.USSSA.com under “Rules Equipment” 
 
1. Run Rules: 
Run Rule 6 inning game:
15 after 3
 8 after 4
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Run Rule 7 inning game
15 after 3
12 after 4
8 after 5
 
2.  Pitching limit:  IV Penalty for violation is forfeit of game.
Age/Division
One Day Max. to
Pitch Next Day
One Day
Max.
Weekend
Max.
8u to 12u
3
6
8
13u to 14u
3
7
8
15u to 19u
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
1 out = 1/3 inning.  2 outs = 2/3 inning.  No out recorded = 0   No penalty for going over on double/triple play.
 
3. Courtesy Runner for the Pitcher or Catcher at anytime.  If a team does not have a sub, then last batted out is used.  Same runner, may only be used once per inning.
 
4. Teams may bat 9, 10 with an EH, or the whole line up.  No DH will be used in 14u and younger.  15u and higher DH can be used.
 
5. Teams may start a game with 8 players, but may not finish with less then 8.  Teams may start with 9 and finish with 8 without a forfeit.  Teams may submit 9 hitters if they only have 8 players, but the vacant spot is an out if the player is not there to bat by the time his turn comes up.  If the player is there, the second time through the line up, he may take his regular turn at bat.  With 2 outs, teams can't Walk/HBP the previous batter to get to the automatic out position.  The automatic out is skipped if the previous batter walks with two outs and the following batter takes his turn at bat.  All subs must be listed on the line up card. 
 
6. Innings/Time limits:
Ages
Innings Played
No new inning after
9u – 12u
6 innings
1 hour 50 minutes unless stated at check in
13u
7 innings
1 hour 50 minutes unless stated at check in
14u – 18u 
7 innings
 1 hour 50 minutes unless stated at check in
Note:  Game times may be reduced to 1:45 in conditions of weather or other circumstances but would be stated before tournament begins or after a weather, fog, light issue, or other delay. 
 
7.  Tie Games Pool Play:  If tied after 6/7 innings with time left, one extra inning will be played.  If still tied, game ends in a tie.    This will give teams a chance to break the tie.  Games can end in a tie. 
 
8. Tie Games in Play Offs:  If tied after 6/7 innings or after time expires, IBAF International Baseball Tie-Breaker rule: one extra inning is played normally, and then teams may start anywhere they want in their order and runners will be placed on 1st and 2nd. Games will be played in that fashion until there is a winner.
 
9.  Ejections of players will be one game with the possibility of a second.
Ejection of Coaches/Fans/Parents ejected will be two games automatically. 
 
10. Seeding Tie Breakers:  1. Record   2. Head to Head (unless 3 teams or more tied),   3. Runs Allowed             4. Run Differential (with a max. of +/- 8)    5.  USSSA Points    6. Coin flip
 
11.   USSSA Rules for all other rules. Once ruled on, Tournament Directors decisions are final.

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