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Rules and Guidelines


Tourney Rules and Guidelines

COVID Guidelines: We will follow all state-mandated guidelines.

Tournament Director: Responsible for enforcing facility rules, time limits as well as making decisions regarding the weather and field conditions. Should any controversy arise, Tournament Director makes final ruling.

Insurance: Teams must provide a current certificate of insurance with a minimum $1M in General Liability Coverage, Naming Junior Swamp Bats as additional insured.

Bat Restrictions: Must be BBCOR, USA or wood bats.

Time Limits: Pool play is 1-hour 45-minutes and always finish the inning.  No time limit on playoff games. Tournament Director always has final say.

Ties: Ties allowed in pool play after time limit has been reached. No new inning can start after 1 hour 45 minutes. If tied after regulation in playoff games, California-style tiebreaker shall apply, runner on second(last batter out in previous inning) with one out

Run Rule: Mercy rule for all ages is 10 runs after four innings and eight runs after five. 

Playoff seeds: Top seeds are based on pool records, head-to-head, then runs allowed, then run differential, and, if needed, a coin flip. No time limit for playoff and championship games. 

Mound visits: Pro-style rules apply. Pitchers must be replaced on the second trip to the mound for the same pitcher in the same inning. Once a pitcher has been removed from the game or goes to another position, he may not re-enter the same game as a pitcher.

Home/Away: First team listed on the master schedule is the visiting team. In playoffs, higher seeds are home teams.

Rosters: Players may not participate on multiple teams within the same age division ... Extra Hitters (EH) are allowed. Roster batting is allowed. Batting order never changes.

Weather-related refunds: If games are not played as a result of unplayable fields, teams will be issued the following refunds: No games: 100 percent refund; one game: 75 percent refund; two games: no refund. A $50 processing fee will be charged for entry cancellations within 30 days of tournament start date. No refund for any cancellations within 30 days of tournament start date.

Injury Rule: If a player leaves a game or cannot play as a result of injury (and only eight players remain in the lineup or no legal substitution is available) that player's spot will be an automatic out in the batting order. Once that player leaves the game for injury, he may not return. 

Other FAQs:

-Teams must be at their field and ready to play 30 minutes before the scheduled start of their game. We will start the game 10-15 minutes early when possible.

-Please do not bring your own grill for the parking lot. No dogs. No alcohol. No tobacco products. This complex will follow a Zero Tolerance policy.

-No infield/outfield before games. No pitching restrictions for tournament play. Umpires are patched and assigned by Granite State Umpire Association. 


63 Emerald Street, Suite 125
Keene, New Hampshire 03431

Email: [email protected]

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