DFW Fastpitch Tournament Rules
TNO INFIELD WARM-UP AFTER 1ST INNING
WARM UP PITCHES 5 FIRST INNING 2 EACH INNING AFTER
Non Seeded Pool Games
70 or 75 min Finish Batter
Bat roster if you like
Flip on Pool games
6 Runs per half
Seeded Pool Games
Teams with most USSSA Points will pick HM/Visitor
75 to 85 MINUTES (Finish the inning, may end in a tie)
If we have an official Winner when time expires game is over.
Home team would be at the plate and winning for example. If you want to add to your runs be the visiting team.
Bat roster or USSSA batting rules
Courtesy runner for pitcher and catcher.
(Last out can run for Pitcher or Catcher as long as you are batting the Roster even if that is 9 or 10 players)
USSSA Rules includes batting up to 11
If a team drops out or does not show a Forfeit is a 7-0 win.
6 RUNS PER HALF INNING
LINE UP CARDS REQUIRED (even if you bat roster)
12 after 3
10 after 4
8 after 5
Winning Percentage - Descending
Number Wins -Descending
Number loses - Ascending
Tied Teams (vs. each other) Winning Pct - Descending (Not valid if all tied teams have not played each other)
Avg Points Allowed - Ascending
Avg Points Differential with a maximum of (8) - Descending
Ranking Points - Descending
Date Team Entered USSSA Database
Once past a tie breaker do not return to previous
Will be placed into Bracket based on position in Pool games.
Higher Seed picks HM/Visitor (same seed will flip)
If Non Seeded pool games then Most USSSA points pick HM/Visitor (Except Ship)
Team in Winners Bracket for Championship picks HM/Visitor
75 to 85 MINUTES
Unlimited Runs in Gold/A Division Brackets
6 Runs per Half Inning for Open/Silver/B Division Brackets
NO "IF" Game (unless State or NIT)
LINEUP CARDS REQUIRED
ITB for Bracket Games
1st ITB: Runner on 2nd 2 Balls one Strike count
2nd ITB Runner on 2nd and 3rd 2 Balls one Strike Count
3rd ITB Bases loaded and Full count
Except for Championship game which will be played per USSSA Rules
BALLS WILL BE PROVIDED
"IF" GAME will be played (State/NIT only)
In leu of an IF game, a 2 inning shootout will be played in the event of tie after the Championship game is played (2 one loss teams). Each team creates a new lineup for shootout and flips for home team. In the first inning, the last batter in the lineup is placed on 2nd base to start the inning. In the second inning, the last completed at bat is placed on 2nd. If both teams are tied at the end of the 2nd shootout inning, then Progressive ITB will start
TOURNAMENT WINNER DECLARED: (if tournament gets rained out)
All teams must have played 2 complete games in Bracket
Head to Head (only if its between 2 teams)
Forfeits During tournament
Team that forfeits any game during the tournament must pay all umpire fees for games not playing for both teams unless last game of day then must pay only their fee.
Once the event is completed, the usssa.com system must be manually configured to show the final placings and award the correct amount of corresponding points. Until this is done, the results may not show as final or be correct. We do this process for each event on Monday, which may take up through midnight on Monday to completely update and reflect accurate results.
All Protests are $50 Cash, if you win your Protest you get your money back.