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2016 JULINGTON CREEK CLASSIC

 

Contact Name:                        Patrick Kincaid

Contact e-mail:                       patrickkincaid@synovus.com

 

Tournament Dates:                May 31st thru June 5th, 2016

Place:                                      Mills Field

Age Groups:                            6u – 8u

Entry Fee:                               $350 per team, plus 2 game balls

Tournament Format:              3 game minimum- 2 pool play with single elimination after pool play    

 

* Team and Individual Awards given to top Champion/Runner-Up in each age group for the Championship game*

*This is open to A teams and B teams. If there are enough teams participating, we will have separate brackets for A teams and B teams

*Limited to 8 teams per division

** NO TRAVEL TEAMS ACCEPTED. This is a Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken Tournament**

*One team cooler allowed in the dugout. No individual coolers allowed in the stands.

 

Email – Patrick Kincaid at patrickkincaid@synovus.com with your intention to play. Tournament coaches meeting May 19th at Mills Field, above the concession stand.

 

Please fill out the below make copy and return with payment to:

                   Julington Creek Baseball

                   ATTN: Patrick Kincaid

                   272 Sweetbrier Branch Lane

                   Jacksonville, FL 32259

                

 

6U RULES

JCB All-Star Invitational Rules and Regulations 2016

Eligibility – Rostered players must be league age 6u or younger. Players must have participated on a Cal Ripken roster during the regular season in order to be eligible for this tournament. Proof of age via Babe Ruth cards or birth certificates may be asked if needed.

Equipment - Tees and balls will be provided for all games. 1) Teams may use a Tee of their own while at bat, subject to Tournament Director approval. 2) Regular Cal Ripken League baseballs will be used. 3) All players are required to wear approved batting helmets while batting. 4) Baseball bats cannot be larger than 2-1/4” barrel. No softball bats are allowed. Use of an illegal bat will result in the batter being called out. 5) Catcher MUST wear a catcher’s mask and chest protector – shin guards are optional.

Home Team: Will be designated 3rd base dugout. Will have official score.

Playing Field – Distance between bases is 60ft. Foul arc is 20ft from home plate. Pitcher’s circle is 12ft in diameter with the center of the circle 46ft from home plate. Go back lines are marked 40ft between bases.

Dugouts - Manager, 2 coaches, rostered players and a team Mom/Dad may be in the dugout.

Scoring - When any team’s sixth run of any inning is scored, the inning shall be considered over, even if the team batting has less than 3 outs assessed against them.

Game length - Six innings (5 ½ if the home team is ahead) and no new inning will begin after play has lasted one hour and thirty minutes. A game shall be considered regulation if a team is ahead by 15 runs after 3 innings ten (10) runs after four (4) innings or three and one half (3 ½) by home team, at any time during the game, if a team is unable to surpass the other team due to the 6 run per inning rule, the game will be terminated. Every effort will be made to complete a game in progress. Extra innings may be played until a winner is determined in elimination play. No time limit in Semi-Final and Championship games.

Batting - All rostered players will be presented in a complete batting order, and that list will be presented to the umpire at the start of each game. Any team with less than 10 batters will take an out each time the 10th batter is scheduled to bat.

An offensive coach will pitch the ball from a line 30ft from the back of home plate. The coach must have both feet on or behind the line to start pitching.

No bunting allowed. 

A batter may get 3 pitches or 2 strikes.  After the 3rd pitch or 2nd strike, the ball will be placed on the Tee. The batter has one attempt to put the ball into play off the Tee. When hitting off the tee and a swing and miss occurs or if the swing results in a foul ball the batter is out.

Fielding - A fourth outfielder will be allowed defensively. There shall be ten (10) players on the defense. Play ends when the umpire calls time out.

Defensive players/coaches position - A maximum of six (6) players including the catcher are allowed to play in the infield. Pitchers are required to remain on the pitchers mound until the ball is hit.

Two defensive coaches will be allowed on the field. Coaches must be positioned and remain in foul territory at least 15' beyond first and third base. If any coach attempts to intimidate, coerce or otherwise negatively affect the opposing team, they will be removed from the field/game at the umpire’s discretion. 

Time out request - In accordance with the rules of baseball, time out is requested by a coach/player, and then granted by the umpire, at the umpire’s discretion. Before a timeout shall be granted to the defensive team in a live ball situation, the defense must cause the offense to cease play (i.e. force the base runner(s) into a non-advancing situation) or have control of the ball and both feet in the pitchers circle. A runner must be past the 40ft go back line when time is called to be awarded the next base.

At the umpire’s discretion, play may be stopped if in the judgment of the umpire there is an injury to a player. He would then award runner/batter bases accordingly and to the best of his judgment.

Overthrows - Players can advance as many bases as possible, until the play is called dead by the umpire.

Infield fly rule - There will be no infield fly rule.

Protests - Will be ruled on immediately by the protest committee/tournament director. A $100 protest fee will apply.

Ejections – Ejections during a game are for the remainder of that game. Additional punitive action may be imposed at the discretion of the Tournament Director.

Participation - Any player who arrives late to a game may be entered into the lineup as long as he is on the official team roster and must be placed last in the batting lineup

Appeal – Any appeal will be allowed during a dead ball period by the manager.

*** Games will start early if fields and umpires are ready to go. Please arrive in plenty of time for warmups. Tournament director on site will advise the teams if they will be starting early. It is possible games could start up to 30 minutes early.  

PARK RULES:

No animals (unless they are used for medical reasons) 

NO COOLERS or outside food/beverages full concessions will be provided the entire tournament. (1 Team cooler is permitted with drinks)

NO Skate board, scooters, or anything with wheels

Please make sure that your participants know to lock their vehicles and make sure valuables are not visible.

No Smoking/ Tabaco or Alcoholic beverages are permitted. This includes the parking lot areas.

Mills Field: 1721 Race Track Road St.Johns, Florida 32259

WEBSITE: WWW.JULINGTONCREEKBASEBALL.ORG

WEATHER LINE: 904-389-7871

 

**Any changes to these rules will be announced and discussed at the Pre-Tournament meeting.

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8U RULES

JULINGTON CREEK BASEBALL 8A AND 8B ALLSTAR TOURNAMENT

  1. Each batter receives a maximum of five pitches. If the batter has 3 strikes or if the ball has not been hit into play after five pitches, the batter is out      
  2. A. If the batter fouls the 5th pitch, batter will receive pitches as long as batter continues                  to foul pitches. [Note: Any fouled bunt after two strikes or on the 5th pitch is an out.]
  3. Pitching machine: The pitching machine is placed at 46 ft. with a speed of 43 mph (established when ball crosses home plate). The front two legs of the machine must be placed in front of the pitching rubber (best if up against the front edge of the rubber or at least the front edge of any underground base for the pitching rubber). Coaches are not allowed to check the machine before their team bats. Machine should be checked prior to batting.
  4. Time Out: In accordance with the rules of baseball, time-out is requested by atimeout shall be granted to the defensive team in a live ball situation, the defense mustsituation). In addition, ball must be in the infield. The ball will be declared dead when a player is injured and in the umpire's judgment is unable to continue the play. When a batted ball hits the pitching machine (Refer to Rule 5.09(f)). [The pitching machine is considered the same as an umpire. When the ball is declared dead, the batter occupies first base, and the base runners advance one base, only if forced.]cause the offense to cease play (i.e. force the base runner(s) into a non-advancing coach/player, and then granted only by the umpires, at the umpires discretion. Before a
  5. Scoring: When any team’s seventh run of any inning is scored, the inning shall beconsidered over, even if the team batting has no outs assessed against them.
  6. Infield fly rule: There is NO INFIELD FLY RULE.
  7. Base stealing: Base stealing is NOT PERMITTED.
  8. Bunting: Bunting is allowed. However, NO FAKE BUNTING IS ALLOWED. If the batter offers to bunt then he must bunt the ball or pull the bat back to take the pitch. If the batter offers to bunt, pulls the bat back and then swings at the pitch, the batter will automatically be declared out by the umpire.
  9. Continuous batting order (entire line up bats). Unlimited substitution on defense.
  10. Courtesy runner: The catcher may have a courtesy runner when there are 2 outs. (Catcher had toatch the previous inning, he cannot be the catcher who is coming in after the teams at bat.) Courtesy runner is last batted out.
  11. 15 run rule after 4 innings.
  12. Game Length: 6 innings. No new inning after 1hr 30 min. There will be no extra innings in pool play games they can end in a tie. Seeding will be determined by winning %. After pool play if the teams have the same record we will look at first head to head, 2nd average number of runs allowed, 3rd average runs scored, coin flip if needed.
  13. There will be 1 umpire used in the game positioned to the side of home plate. Home team will be determined by coin flip during pool play games. Home team will be the highest seeded teams during bracket games and will be assigned 3rd base dugout. . Home teams is the official score.
  14. Manager can have 1 bucket outside the dugout during play. No more than 3 coaches outside the dugout when the team is on defense.
  15. Manager is the only one to communicate with the umpire
  16. Ejections are for the current game only unless further action is required by the Tournament Director.
  17. A team will forfeit after 15 minutes from the official game time or if the team does not have at least 8 players.
  18. Offense – Teams will have a choice of batting 10 players using the Cal Ripken

    substitution rules OR batting all players and using free substitution in the field*. All

    teams must start a game with a minimum of 9 players. The missing starter (if less than

    10) in the batting line up will be called out at his turn at bat. Failure to be able to field 9

    players will result in a forfeit as covered in the Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken rules. Each batter

    shall receive a maximum of five (5) pitches or three (3) swinging strikes. If the batter

    fouls the 5th pitch, batter will receive pitches as long as batter continues to foul the pitch.

    There will be no walks. Any player hit by a pitch will be awarded first base by umpire’s

    judgment. All players are required to wear approved batting helmets while batting. Face

    guards are optional. *A late arriving player should be listed last in the batting order and

    skipped when his turn at bat comes up, until the player arrives. No penalty unless team

    drops below 10 players.

     

*** Games will start early if fields and umpires are ready to go. Please arrive in plenty of time for warmups. Tournament director on site will advise the teams if they will be starting early. It is possible games could start up to 30 minutes early.  PARK RULES:  Please make sure that your participants know to lock their vehicles and make sure valuables are not visible.No Smoking/ Tabaco or Alcoholic beverages are permitted. This includes the parking lot areas.Brackets will be updated on the website below as well. All teams should show up for assigned game times regardless of what the weather is in your area unless notified by JCB Tournament Director. 

NO Skate board, scooters, or anything with wheels

NO COOLERS or outside food/beverages full concessions will be provided the entire tournament. (1 Team cooler is permitted with drinks)

No animals (unless they are used for medical reasons) 

WEBSITE: www.jcbclassic.com/2016

MILLS FIELDS

1721 RACE TRACK ROAD

ST. JOHNS FLORIDA

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