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Date / Time:
01-20-2024 - 01-21-2024
Minimum Games:
Maximum Teams:
Tournament Cost:
$ 695
6950 Marine Way
Director Name:
0 Phil DiPrima
Director Phone:
Tournament Rules:
"Effective January 1, 2020 Triple Crown will be using National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Softball rules with the modifications that are listed below. NFHS Softball rules, plus Triple Crown rules will apply. Age Cutoff: December 31, 2023 TIME LIMITS: Pool Play - No new inning after 1 hour 20 minutes. Bracket Play - No new inning after 1 hour 30 minutes. Championship Game - No time limit. Run rule still in effect. NOTE: Time limit may be imposed due to darkness or facility restrictions. RUN RULE: 10 after 3 innings 8 after 4 innings 6 after 5 innings TIE GAMES Pool Play - If at the end of 7 innings or if the time limit expires (full inning must be finished) games will end in a tie. Any pool game can end in a tie. Bracket Play & Championship Games - Games can not end in a tie. 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 and no outs. GAME TIME Game time is forfeit time unless the delay is created by Triple Crown. HOME TEAM Pool Play - Coin Flip for home team in pool play. Bracket Play and Championship Games - The higher seed will be home team. If the two teams have the same seeding a head to head tie breaker will be used. If the two teams have not played each other home team will be decided by coin flip. DUGOUTS Team listed 1st on the schedule will occupy the 1st base dugout. Team listed on the top half of the bracket will occupy the 1st base dugout. If a team is already occupying a dugout from a previously played game, they may remain in that same dugout. PROTESTS All protests will be accompanied be $100 cash before the protest will be discussed or ruled on. All protests must be made at the time of the play or ruling in question. Judgment calls are not protestable. ROSTERS All players must be added to the teams digital roster on their teams profile prior to the start of the tournament. All players must have their parent/legal guardians signature on the digital roster prior to the start of the tournament. College players are not allowed to be on a teams roster and may not participate in this event. Players may not play with multiple teams playing in the same event. PITCHING RULE MODIFICATIONS While the pitcher takes the signal, her stride foot may be on or behind the pitchers plate as far back as desired. Once the pitcher initially sets the toe of her stride foot, she CANNOT move it to increase the distance behind the pitchers plate. In addition, the pitcher shall take (or simulate taking) a signal from the catcher. INTENTIONAL WALKS All pitches, including a pitch-out, must be legally pitched to the catcher and ball is live. GAME BALLS TCS will provide the game balls. METAL CLEATS 10U & 12U players may not wear metal cleats. 14U,16U and 18U can wear them unless notified in advance due to facility rules. EJECTIONS Any coach, player and/or spectator ejected from a game will be required to not participate in their next scheduled game unless deemed otherwise by the tournament director. DECISIONS The Tournament Director shall have final decision on all tournament questions. LINEUP OPTIONS - DP / FLEX and EP Rules: OPTION 1 - Straight nine: Those nine players can play any position on defense. OPTION 2 - DP/Flex: 10 players are listed on the line-up, but only 9 bats. The DP can bat for any player that you designate prior to the start of the game. That player is designated as the Flex and must be listed in the 10th spot on the lineup card. OPTION 3 - EP: This gives you the option to bat 10 players and any 9 can play defense. This player can be placed anywhere in the lineup. OPTION 4 - DP/Flex and the EP: This allows you to have 11 players listed in the lineup. Only 10 will bat any 9 of these players can play defensively, but the Flex must always play defense. The Flex must be listed in the 11th spot on the lineup card. NOTE: You may not bat your entire roster for this event. 10 AND UNDER SPECIALTY RULES: 1. 35 pitching distance 2. 11"" ball 12 AND UNDER SPECIALTY RULES: 1. 40 pitching distance 2. 12"" ball 14U, 16U and 18U SPECIALTY RULES: 1. 43 ft pitching distance 2. METAL CLEATS ARE ALLOWED SEEDING PROCEDURE (First factor is Win-Loss record) Two Way Tie 1. Head to Head between tied teams 2. Total Run differential 3. Runs Allowed 4. Runs Scored 5. Actual run differential in last pool game 6. Coin Flip Three (or more) Way Tie 1. Head to Head (if sweep) 2. Total Run differential 3. Runs Allowed 4. Runs Scored 5. Actual run differential in last pool game 6. Coin Flip IMPORTANT: Run differential maximum 1. Forfeits will be scored 7-0 2. Maximum run spread per game is 7 regardless of score. NOTE: Franchisees May Have Variations If you would like to order a NFHS Softball rule book you may do so by going to and selecting the 2024 Softball Rules Book. Triple Crown Sports DOES NOT receive any portion of the cost of the NFHS rule book, all proceeds go to NFHS."
Special Comments:
16U and 18U divisions may be combined into a High School Division if team numbers in each division dictate. Pricing Information: A 3.5% processing fee is added to payments made online.Awards: 1st and 2nd place teams will receive team awards, along with individual awards.Age Cutoff Date: December 31, 2023Equipment Required for Participants: Completed Triple Crown roster with parent digital signatures. Copy of teams insurance policy. Copies of individual players proof of age. TCS will provide the game balls. All teams are encouraged to carry their own 1st Aid Kit with them throughout the event. OC Great Park
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