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Kansas Grand Slam 2017

Rules

1. The tournament will be conducted under American Legion rules except as amended herein.

2. All tournament games are scheduled for seven innings; championship game included.

3. Run rule – Eight runs after five innings, ten runs after four innings, fifteen runs after three innings (championship game included).

4. No pitching limitations.

5. Designated hitter for the pitcher only. No re-entry of player removed from lineup.

6. Courtesy runner for the catcher only. The courtesy runner cannot be a player who is already in the lineup (including the designated hitter) or one that has been removed from the lineup.

7. Crash rule is in effect at umpire’s discretion. All umpire’s decisions are final. No protests will be considered.

8. Practice fields are available near Dean Evans Stadium, field and cages north of the stadium as well as field and cages south of stadium (by the water tower).

9. Should a game be tied at the end of seven innings, the international tie-break rule shall be utilized. (The ninth batter scheduled to hit in the inning will begin the inning as a runner at second base.) Exception: semifinal and championship games.

10. If any teams have identical won-loss records after pool play, seeding for the elimination bracket play will be determined by the following tie-breaker system.

11.    
  2-Team Tie More Than 2-Team Tie
  a. Head to head a. Fewest runs allowed
    b. Most runs scored (Max. 10/game).
    c. Coin flip

12. Home team in elimination tournament bracket play will be awarded to the team with the higher seeding from pool play competition. If seeds are the same, a coin flip will determine home team.

13. Teams should report for each game at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start time by turning in line-up card (include first and last names). Games will be started early when possible (15-20 minutes maximum). No infield will be permitted before games (City of Salina regulation to minimize wear and tear on the fields).

14. The tournament committee reserves the right to disqualify teams or individuals for inappropriate behavior on or off the field. Please stress sportsmanship on the field and proper behavior in the motels, restaurants, etc. to your players, coaches and fans.

15. Any tournament participant (coach, player or fan) ejected from a game by the umpires or tournament officials shall be required to leave the stadium for the duration of that game.

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