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CT District 4 Baseball, Softball & Challenger

CT District 4 Baseball, Softball & Challenger

Seabreeze Rules

2021 TEAM INSTRUCTIONS
ALL STATE OF CONNECTICUT, LOCAL
HEALTH DEPARTMENT,  LOCAL LEAGUE,
AND LITTLE LEAGUE GUIDELINES MUST
BE ADHERED TO.


TEAMS MUST HAVE PERMISSION FROM THEIR LEAGUE PRESIDENTS TO PARTICIPATE.

ANY CURRENT YEAR ALL-STAR TEAM, OR PLAYER FROM AN ALL-STAR TEAM, IS NOT ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE REGULAR SEABREEZE TOURNAMENT. THEY MUST PARTICIPATE IN THE SEABREEZE ALL-STAR DIVISION.

THE PENALTY FOR THIS WILL BE IMMEDIATE REMOVAL OF THE OFFENDING PLAYER, PLAYERS, OR TEAM AND ALL GAMES WILL BE FORFEITED.


The Seabreeze Classic will be administered by Connecticut District 4 Little League.  All questions, problems and decisions will be made by the Seabreeze Classic Tournament Committee.  All decisions made by this committee will be FINAL.  Any team or manager who contacts another authority will immediately be disqualified from further competition and no refund of money will be given. 

SITE DIRECTOR
The site director will identify themselves to each team and will be responsible for final decisions at all sites.

  Home team will be decided by a coin flip before each game.
Winner will have choice Home, Away, or Dugout.  


REGISTRATION AND ROSTER

All teams will be required to carry the Pitching Page from the All-Star Affidavit supplied by their local league. 

PRE-GAME INFIELD

Each team will be provided 10 minutes for infield.  The visiting team will take the field first followed by the home team.  The site director has the discretion to shorten or eliminate this time if necessary.

SCORES

All teams must report the score of their game to the site director immediately following each game.  Coaches must also report their scores to the League responsible for the standings. Failure to report scores may result in your elimination from the double elimination portion of this tournament.

PITCHING RECORDS

The manager is responsible to verify the pitching record. 

RAIN

In the event of inclement weather the tournament committee will make every effort to remain on schedule. Every Effort will be made to make up any games canceled by weather. Games may not be made up if time doesn't permit.  The decision to play or not play will be the sole discretion of the tournament committee.

DECORUM


Managers, Coaches, and players will show their utmost respect for opposing players, coaches, umpires and tournament officials.  Any participant ejected from any game will forfeit their eligibility to participate in the next scheduled game.  If the offense is of a serious nature (determined by the umpires and tournament officials) the participant may be removed from the remainder of the tournament. Any Manager, Coach, or Parent ejected must leave the playing site, and are not permitted to be at the site for the next game. Any Player ejected must leave the field and dugout area, they may sit with their parent, or a coach will have to sit with them and the team will have one less.
Any Manager or Coach ejected will may not be replaced for the next game by an
alternate coach.


FORMAT

All teams will be scheduled to play 5 games.  This may be shortened by inclement weather conditions. 
In the event all teams in the bracket do not have an equal number of games played.
The order of finish will be determined by head to head or best winning percentage.  

TIE BREAKER
The first tie breaker will be Head To Head. If a three way tie and
one team has defeated the other 2 they win the first tie breaker.
It will then revert back to Head To Head.
If they all beat each other, then it will be runs allowed/ defensive innings
for the first tie breaker, then back to Head To Head


UMPIRES

The tournament committee will make every effort to have a minimum of two (2) umpires for each game.  Circumstances may result with only one (1) umpire to be available at some games.

BASEBALLS/SOFTBALLS

Baseballs/Softballs will be provided by the tournament committee.  

AWARDS

The tournament champion and runner up will receive individual medallions.

PLAYING RULES

1.  The tournament will be administered by Connecticut Little League District 4 and the Seabreeze Classic Tournament Committee.  Any deviation from this may result in an immediate disqualification.

2.  Any playing rule protest must be brought to the attention of the plate umpire before the next pitch following the play.  The tournament committee will make the FINAL decision.

3.  The Little League Baseball/Softball Division Tournament Rules for 2021 will apply.  
Pitch count will be in effect for Baseball. 

4.  SPECIAL NOTE 


Regulation VI – PITCHERS in the Baseball/Softball Rule Book has been amended to read, in part -

(A) Any player on a regular season team may pitch.
(NOTE: There is no limit to the number of pitchers a team may use in a game.) 

(B) The manager must remove the pitcher when said pitcher reaches the limit for his/her age group as noted below, but the pitcher may remain in the game at another position:
12U/10U
Maximum 12 innings in a day requires 1 days rest
7 innings in a game requires 1 days rest
A pitcher may be moved to another position and return to pitch once
an inning.


MERCY RULE
5.  The mercy Rule is in effect for the entire tournament.
(A) 15 runs after 3
(B) 10 runs after 4
(C) 8 runs after 5


6. The new extra inning rule will be in effect.

7. In the 10U division of Seabreeze there will be 5 runs or 3 outs per inning.
The sixth inning will be 3 outs.

NO INNING MAY START AFTER 2 HRS !!!!!
REMEMBER, THE MINUTE THE 3RD OUT IS MADE 
IN THE BOTTOM OF THE INNING, THE NEW INNING
IS CONSIDERED STARTED

UNLESS EXTRA INNINGS ARE NEEDED.


8. Unlimited Steals and scoring on passed balls.
A) 12U Players can leave on release

B) 10U Player can not leave until ball reaches home plate


9.  Each team must have 8 players available to start the game.
If they do not have the minimum number of players the umpire will call "play". 
If the team in unable to field 8 players with a 15-minute period the game will be referred
to the tournament committee for a possible forfeiture ruling.

10.  Continuous batting order is mandatory.  This will allow coaches to have free substitution. If a team has only 8 players the 9th batter will not be an automatic out.
11. All players must play 6 outs in the field. They do not need to be consecutive.
12. Courtesy runner for the Pitcher and  Catcher with two outs, or if needed is last batted out.

Contact

CT District 4: Denis Haley District Admin
273 Forest Rd 
Milford, Connecticut 06461

Phone: 203-444-1772
Email: [email protected]

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