Let's get these few important ones out of the way first: (as I know these are the first questions you'll ask, lol!)
BALL PARK LOCATIONS:
Cane Ridge Park, 419 Battle Road, Antioch, TN 37013
Volunteer Park, 850 8th Ave, Smyrna, TN 37167
Tournament Format- 4 Game Guarantee: 1 Play-In Game and then a seeded double elimination championship bracket , with a consolation bracket for teams that go 0-2 in bracket pay
Draft Rules: Females, Pitchers, Infielders, Outfielders and C/AH will be split up and randomly drafted as evenly as possible across entire draft board in a snake draft format.
Bat List - All Current ASA and USSSA Bats will be allowed!
Balls - Men MUST hit 12" BAMM Athletics Classic M Balls w/Spiderz Stamp on it and Women will have OPTION to hit 11" or 12" Classic M Balls w/Spiderz Stamp on it. (6 men's balls and 2 women's balls will be supplied to each team before the tournament starts. If you lose all of your balls, more will be available for purchase at the Spiderz Tent)
Home Run Limit - Five (5) Home Runs/Game. All Home Runs over the limit will be considered a Dead Ball Out. Female Home Runs DO COUNT towards total. Hit and Sit, no need to run them out.
Lineup - Each team must present their lineup to the other team before 1st pitch. Each team will be supplied with a Scorebook, to keep score and keep track of the opposing team. Each team MUST bat all players. However only (10) will take the field. No 2 players of the team’s minority sex may sit the bench at the same time. No player may sit out from playing a defensive position more than 7 innings for every 14 innings played unless player should so choose to. Each team will need to monitor this as a whole. Please be respectful and fair to your teammates that also came to play. (No player can be an EH for back to back games unless that player should so choose to)If a player "No Shows" to a BRACKET game, that player will be immediately removed from the roster and no longer eligible to win any prizes, or participate in any future Spiderz Mega Draft events. If a player "No Shows" to a PLAY IN game, and then show up to the next game, the team can vote on if they want to have that player back or immediately removed from the roster/tournament and no longer eligible to win any prizes.If a player is "running late": Bracket Game - team must add him/her to the end of lineup and every time that person comes to bat, and they're not there, that spot will be an out (EACH TIME) OR consider the player a "No Show" and they will be removed from the tournament.Play-In Game - The team can start the game without that person in the lineup, and he/she arrives BEFORE they have batted through the lineup, that player must be added to the end. If the player shows up AFTER they have batted through the lineup, that player is no longer eligible to play in that game, cannot substitute for another player and tam can vote o have that player removed from tournament. No team may have any less than, 1 less female than the other team. If a team roster drops, and their active female count is more than 1 less than the other teams active female count, the short team must add an automatic out spot to their lineup.
Illegal Player/Roster Check: All LIVE rosters can be viewed at anytime by going to the mega draft location website and clicking LIVE ROSTER. If you are playing a team you feel has an illegal player in their lineup and would like to appeal the roster: call time out (before the last out of the game), announce to the umpire that you would like to appeal a player on the other teams roster, present the umpire $100 CASH, and the umpire will stop the clock and contact a tournament director. The tournament director will check IDs of the player(s) in question. If a player is determined as illegal, the appealing team will get their $100 back and the violating team (all players) will be immediately removed from the tournament. If player(s) are determined legal, the clock will restart and the $100 will be put into a fund to be split up between all the umpires at the end of the tournament. All players must remain on the field until tournament director come to the field. If at any time the player(s) in question leave the field of play while waiting for the tournament director, they will be determined illegal and team will be removed. No appeals can be made after the last out of the game.
Pinch Runners - 1 per inning, per sex, per team. Runner has to be of the same sex and can be anyone on the team (however if that runner comes up to bat in the lineup before he/she scores or gets out, that runners spot in the lineup will be an automatic out and NO OFFENSIVE EJECTION) . NOTE: A pinch runner may be used twice in the same inning if the person needing the runner gets on again (the pinch runner must also be the same runner used earlier that inning).
Run Rules - 20 runs After 3 innings, 15 runs after 4 innings, 10 runs after 5 innings
Time Limit - Games will be scheduled every 70 minutes. No new inning may start after 60 minutes . Time starts after coin flip! Hustle in and Hustle Out!
Pitching - 4'-10' height limit, jukes/faking ok, all pitchers MUST wear a mask - NO EXCEPTIONS!
Co-Ed Rules: Females can play anywhere on the field. No outfield co-ed line will be used. If a male is walked and a female is on deck, the male gets 2nd base (must run it out) and the female will have the option to hit or take a free walk ONLY when there are 2 outs. Females CANNOT be thrown out at 1st base from an outfield position (or an assist from an OF position). Female on deck batters must CLEARLY be the next person to bat, and in the on deck circle area.
Roster Additions: NO additions will be made to any roster unless tournament director adds them. In the event a player drops leading up to within 1 week of event, the tournament director will make best attempt to fill the empty roster spot with someone who is on the official waiting list. If a player drops within 1 week of event, that team will play less 1 payer.
Injury: In the event a player is injured during the game and cannot continue, that spot in the lineup will be an automatic out the 1st time that spot returns to an AB, then skipped each AB thereafter. If injured player cannot play the next game, the team must play with only 11. If 2 people are injured, the team must play with 10. If a team drops to less then 10, Tournament Director will assign a "House Sub" (some one who has not played on a team yet) if available.
Awards/Prizes: If you or your team wins an award/prize, you must be on the current roster to claim. If you no showed at any point, you'll be removed from the roster and forfeit any award/prize.
Weather: Tournament director reserves all rights to modify any game to a 1-pitch, shorten game times or eliminate play-in games and/or 0-2 bracket games in the event of time constraints due to Weather.In the event of bad weather or acts of god that are out of our hands that force a tournament cancellation, no refunds will be given as each player will have received a uniform package with a retail value of $239. In addition, if tournament cancellation is announced between the tournament start and just before the finish of play in games, we will host a drawing which will include all players in the tournament and randomly choose names to distribute all prize packages. Once play-in games are completed, tournament director reserves all rights to decide prize distribution in the event of tournament cancellation.Tournament director reserves all rights. Umpires and Balls will be provided. We do kindly ask for your help in returning Home Run and Foul Balls back into play. We do kindly ask for your help in returning Home Run and Foul Balls back into play.