Minnetonka Baseball Association is a program of service to the youth of our community. It is geared to provide an outlet of healthful activity and training under good leadership in an atmosphere of wholesome community participation.

MBA COMMUNITY TEAM TOURNAMENT RULES

 Community 12/13

 

IF A  RULE IS NOT ADDRESSED WITHIN THESE “COMMUNITY TOURNAMENT RULES,” ALL REGULAR SEASON RULES ARE ASSUMED TO BE IN EFFECT

 

Tournament Format: 

The teams are seeded into the bracket based randomly. Teams should reference the bracket for timing of potential games.

Bracket Placement - The seedings are determined by random placement of teams into the bracket. 

Game Length: 

Regular season rules regarding time limits for game play will be utilized with the exception of the Championship game and 3rd Place Games; there will be no time limit on those specific games. If weather shortens the game, the League Director and / or Tournament Director shall convene with the coaches to make a decision, but first of which will be the score after each full inning of play, depending on when the game was interrupted.

 

Game Rules (no deviation unless determined by the League/Tournament Director):

 

Eligibility - This is an MBA in-house tournament, so all players assigned to your roster are eligible to take part in the tournament. All replacement players must be pre-approved by the MBA tournament director.  Any violation of this rule may result in forfeiting their game.

Home Team Designation – The higher seed (i.e. 1 being the highest seed) will be the home team and they will occupy the third base dugout and be responsible for the scoreboard.

Pitch Counts – Players will be allowed to throw a maximum of 130 pitches for the tournament. They are allowed to throw a maximum of 65 pitches per game and 90 pitches per day.

Scoring – Scores will be kept similar to the regular season. At the completion of each game the coach / score keeper must communicate game results to the league and tournament director to ensure brackets are updated timely for subsequent games.

Tie Score – In the event of a tie score after complete game requirements have been met (time limit, or 7 innings, or weather or darkness), the higher seeded team will advance as the winner.  The score should be reported to reflect a winner, not a tie to allow the app to function correctly.

The exception to this rule will be the Championship Game, 3rd place Game and Consolation Championship Game:

* In the event of a tie after the seventh innings of play for these games, teams will play extra innings until a winner has been determined.

 

Community 14/15

 

IF A  RULE IS NOT ADDRESSED WITHIN THESE “COMMUNITY TOURNAMENT RULES,” ALL REGULAR SEASON RULES ARE ASSUMED TO BE IN EFFECT

 

Tournament Format: 

The teams are seeded into the bracket based randomly. Teams should reference the bracket for timing of potential games.

Bracket Placement - The seedings are determined by random placement of teams into the bracket. 

Game Length: 

Regular season rules regarding time limits for game play will be utilized with the exception of the Championship game and 3rd Place Games; there will be no time limit on those specific games. If weather shortens the game, the League Director and / or Tournament Director shall convene with the coaches to make a decision, but first of which will be the score after each full inning of play, depending on when the game was interrupted.

 

Game Rules (no deviation unless determined by the League/Tournament Director):

 

Eligibility - This is an MBA in-house tournament, so all players assigned to your roster are eligible to take part in the tournament. All replacement players must be pre-approved by the MBA tournament director.  Any violation of this rule may result in forfeiting their game.

Home Team Designation – The higher seed (i.e. 1 being the highest seed) will be the home team and they will occupy the third base dugout and be responsible for the scoreboard.

Pitch Counts – MBA regular season Pitching Restriction Rules apply. Therefore a pitcher may pitch a maximum of 2 innings per game; and 6 innings total for the MBA 10/11 Community Tournament.  NOTE:  Innings pitched will reset at the end of the regular season (Sunday before start of tournament).

Scoring – Scores will be kept similar to the regular season. At the completion of each game the coach / score keeper must communicate game results to the league and tournament director to ensure brackets are updated timely for subsequent games.

Tie Score – In the event of a tie score after complete game requirements have been met (time limit, or 7 innings, or weather or darkness), the higher seeded team will advance as the winner.  The score should be reported to reflect a winner, not a tie to allow the app to function correctly.

The exception to this rule will be the Championship Game, 3rd place Game and Consolation Championship Game:

* In the event of a tie after the seventh innings of play for these games, teams will play extra innings until a winner has been determined.