In baseball, Major
league USSSA rules are followed except as noted below.
In softball, USSSA
rules are followed.
Teams should be ready to play 15 minutes prior to game time. In the event we are running ahead of schedule, we will try to start early.
Jewerly is not allowed in
softball per USSSA rules. In
baseball, it is not recommended and if worn, the coach
remains responsible for accidents.
Teams must shag balls on their side of the
field, I fteams do not co-operate, the umpire has the authority
to halt play without stopping the clock.
All substituitions should be reported to the
plate umpire then the scorekeeper.
Coaches are responsible for obtaining opposing
teams lineup prior to the game. If not given, then notify the
umpire at the pregame meeting.
California Tiebreaker: In the event of a
tie game at the end of regulation, the visiting team places
their last batted out at 2nd base and play precedes until 3 outs
are made. The home team comes to bat with the same scenario. If
tied at the end of this inning, this is repeated each subsequent
inning. Exception may be in the state tournaments and will be
posted on the schedule.
Foul and Abusive language is not tolerated by
fans, coaches, or players. It is the coaches responsibility to
handle their fans. The tournament director has the right to
remove any or all fans from the park,and forfeit the team involved.
Coaches ejected are also ejected from the following game unless
allowed by the tournament director.
Time limits are posted on the schedules.
In the event of rain, the tournament director
may alter time limits, reduce the number of teams advancing, or
make any other decision that would help complete the tournament.
Rainout numbers are sent on coaches confirmation
letters and are for head coaches only.
Any rain delays will be posted on twitter and then the Champion Diamonds Web site.
Rain refund: 1 game played- 50% returned, 2
games played-no refund.
Coaches Passes: 4 per team are given. Each coach
must sign for pass at check-in. The pass must be presented at
entry or a gate fee is charged.
Scorekeeper: The home team is the official book
for the game. The scorekeeper must be identified prior to the
game for the home plate umpire and visiting coaches convenience.
Bracket seeding: In bracket play the higher
seeded team is the home team. If two teams of the same seed meet in bracket play but not the Championship game, ie 1A vs 1B, then the team with fewest runs allowed is the home team and if tied, run differential, USSSA points then coin flip will determine the home team. This can only be protested prior
to the first pitch.
Protest: $100 must be put up prior to the
protest. The head coach is the only one who can protest. It is
the burden of the coach to prove his arguement. Only one player's
eligibility may be challenged. Rule interpretation will be made
by the home plate umpire and tournament director. The tournament
director has final say. Age and grade based status are per USSSA
Pitching: USSSA baseball
pitching rules are used for all tournaments.
||New USSSA Bat rule for 2017 as enforced at Champion Diamonds
9 to 14under
1) Must have a new USSSA mark or
2) Be a wood bat or
3) Have a 1.15BPF or BBCOR marking
||All bats being used will need the BBCOR mark and have not have a greater length/weight difference than -3.
8U Coaches Pitch: USSSA rules, 1hr 40 min time limit.
Scorecards: are to be signed at the end of each
game. Failure to sign will result in a loss to protest score or
innings pitched (for baseball). In
the event a card is signed that is incorrect, both coaches must
verify the mistake and it is still left to the tournament
director if a change in the posting will be made.
Baseball Wood Bat
tournaments: Only wood or wood composite bats are
Reentry: Starters are allowed to reenter once in
their original spot in the lineup. Pitchers when removed from the pitching mound, may not be replaced on the mound.
Fence Soft Toss: is not
allowed on any field or parking lot. Anyone doing fence soft
toss may be assesed for damages adn asked to leave without
refund. We are proud of our park and work hard to keep
in the best condition possible.
Rain Refund: Cancellations received less than 4 weeks prior to the tournament, will be forfeited. With more than 4 weeks prior, a $50 handling fee per transaction is charged.