Thursday September 21st 2017

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GAME DAY

Game Balls

The game balls to be provided by the host team.

Umpires

Umpires to be provided by the host team.

Scorers

Each team is responsible to keep a record of the scores and statistics of games they are involved in.

WEATHER

The hosts will monitor the weather and ground conditions and will keep teams, umpires and other officials informed if the schedule is affected.

 

LEAGUE RULES

The following rules shall apply to this competition:

1. Little League Rules. This competition will be governed by the rules of Little League International as adopted by the British Baseball Federation.

2. Resolving Ties in League Standings. In the event of two or more teams finishing in a tie, either by virtue of identical won-lost records or where teams have played an unequal number of games but the “Games Behind” difference between them is zero, the tie would be broken by using the following criteria in the order given:

a. The head-to-head results between the tied teams should be used to establish placings;

b. If still level, then the team that has conceded the fewest runs in games between or among the tied teams is placed first, the team that has conceded the next fewest number of runs in those games is placed second, and so on;

c. If still level, then the number of runs per game conceded by the tied teams across the whole of the competition should be used to determine placings.

d. If still level, the tie would be broken by a toss of a coin.

3. Reporting Final Scores. The two teams in every game are EACH required to submit the final scores by email to the League Organisers by midnight on the Monday following the game.

4. Rules Applicable to Timed Games. If a game is designated as a “timed game”, at the start of the game the umpires, will inform both managers at what time the game will stop. Umpires will be the official timekeepers of all games. No new innings shall start within 10 minutes from the predefined game finish time. If the predefined game finish time is reached, the umpire will allow this inning to be completed. This inning will be treated as the final inning with all the implied conditions including: (i) the bottom of this final inning will be played only if the visitors are leading or the game is tied in the middle of this final inning; (ii) if the visitors are in the lead in the middle of this final inning, but the home team takes the lead in the bottom of the inning, the game will end as soon as the home team takes the lead and this will be the final play and the final score. If the score is level after completing this final inning, then a count back to the last inning in which one of the teams was in the lead will be taken as the final game score. If still level, the game will be recorded as a tie.

 

LEAGUE ORGANISERS

Herts Baseball Club (to contact the League Organisers click here)