Tournament Rules - TCS Summer Invitational
USA Softball rules, plus Triple Crown rules will apply.
Age Cutoff: December 31, 2018
1. Time Limit: No new inning after 1hr 45min or 7 innings
2. Run rule: 8 after 5
3. Tie: No ties. All games must have a winner. If at the end of 7 innings, or time limit expires, the next inning starts with a runner (the batter scheduled to bat last in the respective half inning) at second base.
4. Ball: TCS will provide the game balls.
5. Game Time: Game time is forfeit time unless the delay is created by Triple Crown.
6a. Offensive Lineups: May have 9 or 10 batters. May also bat the entire roster. (Must keep integrity of the offensive lineup).
6b. Free Defensive substitution regardless of how many players in the lineup. (Please identify pitcher and catcher when turning in offensive lineup for courtesy runner purposes).
6c. Courtesy Runners: For pitcher and catcher only. A player NOT in the offensive lineup may be used to run for the pitcher and/or catcher. The same player cannot run for both. If batting the entire roster, then no courtesy runners are available.
7. Home Team: Flip for home team in all games.
8. Dugouts: Team Listed 1st on the schedule will occupy the 1st base dugout.
9. Protest: No protests
10. DP/Flex: DP and Flex players may be used. Example: The DP hits for the flex player anywhere in the batting order. The Flex may play any defensive position, and may enter the game offensively only in the DP position.
11. Roster: Must be electronically signed on the TCS web site.
12. Championship Games: No time limit. Run rule still in effect.
13. Decisions: The Tournament Director shall have final decision on all tournament questions.
14. Any coach, player and/or spectator ejected from a game may be required to not participate in their next scheduled game.
15. NO METAL CLEATS for 12U players. 14U,16U and 18U can wear them unless notified in advance due to the facility rules.
***Rosetta Canyon has artificial turf in the outfields. Metal spikes are allowed for this event.