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Tournament Rules 2017



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: Is donefor WS play. as USSSA rule book 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 rules.


Pitching: USSSA baseball pitching rules are used for all tournaments. After a game is completed, pitching challenges are not accepted unless it involves the last out of game.


  New USSSA Bat rule for 2017 as enforced at Champion Diamonds

9 to 14under

big barrel

1) Must have a new USSSA mark or

2) Be a wood bat or

3) Have a 1.15BPF or BBCOR marking

High School 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 allowed.


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.
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