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RULES

NWTBA tournaments are wood bat only! There are no weight or length restrictions. As long as the bat is wood, it is legal. This event will go by Major League Baseball rules which includes the no trucking the catcher, new balk rules, etc. The following modifications are included. Managers must turn in rosters prior to first game of the tournament. Only Players in rosters will be able to participate.

No new inning will start after 1 hour and 45 minutes for 11U-12U age groups and 1 hour and 50 minutes for 14 & over age groups

TIE BREAKERS: Extra Innings will begin with a runner on 3rd with 1 out until a winner is decided. NO DRAWS!

COURTESY RUNNERS: The courtesy runner must be a sub or if batting entire roster, the last batted out. Courtesy runners can be used at any time for the pitcher and catcher ONLY.

HOME/VISITORS: A coin toss will be used before every game to determine the Home and away teams during pool play games. During elimination, Highest seed will have the option of HOME or VISITORS except the championship game. Championship game home/visitor will be determined by a coin toss.

RUN RULE: 12 run lead after 3 completed innings, 10 run lead after 4 completed innings, 8 run lead after 5 complete innings will result in a completed game by run rule!
Teams can use 9 or 10 batters in a lineup with a EH (Extra hitter) but not a DH. You may bat your entire roster with free defensive substitution. Example: If you have 13 players in your roster you can put 9 or 10 in the lineup or all 13. You cannot bat 11 and sub 2. If you bat your roster and a player is ejected or injured, the player’s spot in the batting lineup will be an automatic out for the remainder of the game.

4-5 GAME GUARANTEE TOURNAMENT ALL WOOD BAT ALLOWED
PITCHING RULES: MAX 3 INN IN A DAY TO BE ELIGABLE NEXT DAY. 10U-12U 27 OUTS
6INN A DAY | 9INN TOTAL. 13U-18U 42 OUTS 14 INNINGS TOTAL RUN RULES 12 AFTER 3 INNINGS,
10 AFTER 4 INNINGS, 8 AFTER 5 INNINGS. TIME LIMITS: TEAMS TO BE READY 30 MIN PRIOR TO GAME 10U-12U: 1 HR 40 MIN | 13U-18U: 1 HR 50 MIN NO TIME LIMIT IN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

3 GAME GUARANTEE TOURNAMENT ALL WOOD BAT ALLOWED
PITCHING RULES: MAX 3 INN IN A DAY TO BE ELIGABLE NEXT DAY. 10U-12U 21 OUTS
6INN A DAY | 7INN TOTAL. 13U-18U 27 OUTS 9 INNINGS TOTAL RUN RULES: 12 AFTER 3 INNINGS
10 AFTER 4 INNINGS, 8 AFTER 5 INNINGS TIME LIMITS: TEAMS TO BE READY 30 MIN PRIOR TO GAME 10U-12U: 1 HR 40 MIN, 13U-18U: 1 HR 50 MIN, NO TIME LIMIT IN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Each manager will be asked to sign a pitching / score card after every game. Please check your pitchers innings as well as your opponents innings to insure accuracy before signing. Once signed, the score card will become the official record and will be used to determine pitching eligibility and
final scores. Anyone using an ineligible pitcher will be forced to forfeit their current game ONLY if the opposition team protests. There will be no protests after the umpires leave the field. Game scores & pitching records will be posted on site.

PROTESTING: To protest a game, $150 must be paid and game must be protested before it is over only for teams using illegal players. If protest is successful, the illegal player will be ejected from the tournament. Illegal bats will result in automatic player and manager ejections. If a tournament is canceled due to weather conditions before championship game, a make-up date will be assigned. If tournament is not made up, a discount will be awarded for a future event.