Policy and Procedure


Rules and Regulations

Finesse Fall Invitational, October 19-20, 2024
Tournament Rules
Tournament format: 3 pool games seeding into a box bracket (5GG). The Director reserves the right to change the tournament format.
NFHS rules will be followed with the following exceptions
Free defensive substitution for pool and bracket games.
Teams may bat 9,10 or whole lineup. Must maintain integrity of the line-up. Since it is free defensive substitution, there is no need for a flex/DP.
Dugout assignments: Team listed first (pool games) or top of the bracket, occupy 3rd base dugout unless team already occupies from previous game.
Line-up cards: Coaches should exchange line-up cards at the pre-game conference and provide a copy to the home plate umpire.
Courtesy runners for pitchers & catchers can be someone not in the batting order or last batted out if all players are in the Line-up. Pinch runners will be a normal substitution.
Pitching: Pitcher is allowed to step back with one foot in contact with the rubber.
Time limit: No new inning will begin after 1 hour and 40 minutes from the completion of the pre-game conference. Tournament Director may change time limit if needed. Game time will be kept by the umpires on the field. Umpires reserve the option to enforce 75 seconds between half innings. We all want to play 7 innings, please keep the pace up between innings.
Run Rule: 10 runs after 4 innings, 8 runs after 5 innings and 6 runs after 6 innings for pool & bracket play
Home team: Team listed first in pool games is the Home team. Home team for Bracket games will be determined by a flip of coin at pre-game conference.
Pool games: Teams will receive 2 points for a win and 1 point for a tie. Games can end in a tie after 7 innings or time limit.
Pool Game Tie breakers: 1) Record, 2)Head-to-head, 3) Runs allowed, 4) Runs scored, 5) Run differential.
Bracket games must have a winner. International tiebreaker rules for Bracket games start at the end of 7 innings or following a completed inning after time expires. ITB will start with the last 2 batted outs on 2nd and 3rd base.
Warm-ups: Pre-game warm-ups should be beyond HR fences, in the batting cages or in designated areas. No warm-ups on the infield inside the base paths. No hitting into fences. Please be considerate of field maintenance crews and other teams.
Weather Issues: Coaches/parents/players should follow me on twitter: @donnysoftball for weather updates and updated game time changes.
Insurance: All teams should provide proof of Insurance.
Rosters: Open rosters, you do not need to turn a roster in. Players can only play on one team regardless of age group unless adding a player avoids a forfeit.
Tournament Director: Donny Dreher 248-842-0217