Rules

  • Game times are 2 hours and 15 minutes or 7 innings.
  • Each team will provide baseballs and be responsible for foul balls.
  • Spikes are not permitted on the fields until game time.
  • Coaches are not required to wear helmets on the field of play unless required by the University.
  • Each team is required to provide proof of insurance 7 days prior to the event.
  • 3 pool play games with 1 elimination/consolation game

Run Rule

  • 10 after 5 only

Pitching Restrictions

  • There are no mandatory pitching restrictions. However, please remember that you are responsible for these young men. BE SMART!
  • Pitcher must be replaced on 2nd trip to mound in any inning.

Infield

  • Unless otherwise noted by a Tournament Director, no infield practice will be allowed prior to the start of any game.
  • Teams will be permitted to take fly balls down the outfield lines prior to the start of their game, unless venue host says otherwise.
  • No warm ups on aprons.
  • Teams will be provided 15 minutes to warm up prior to the start of all games.
  • We will abide by all venue host rules

EH and DH

  • Teams will be allowed to use a DH and EH during any given game.
  • Teams must designate who each player is and for what player the DH will be hitting for in the field of play.
  • Should the DH enter the field of play, the DH position will be eliminated.
  • The EH may also enter the field of play but must remain in their current batting position.
  • The player for which the EH has replaced in the field will now become the EH, but will remain in the same batting position.

Courtesy Runner

  • May be used for catcher/pitcher. Optional for catcher with less than 2 outs.
  • Must be a player not currently in the game or the player who made the last out should a team not have an extra player on the bench.

Intentional Walks

  • Automatic intentional walk will be used and may be granted anytime during the at bat.

Slide Rule

  • Players must try to avoid contact on all players during a game.
  • It is umpire’s discretion if there was intent to cause contact.
  • Players may be subject to ejection if there is intent to cause contact.

Tiebreaker

  • 1. Head to head
  • 2. Runs allowed
  • 3. Runs differential (max at 8 per game)
  • 4. Runs scored
  • 5. Coin toss

Venue Parking

  • Please follow each venue's parking instructions
  • Five Tool Showcases is not responsible for any parking violations

Rules for Premier Baseball of Texas

· NO SPIKES ALLOWED. Pitchers on 5,6,7,8 can wear spikes. Pitcher must change to bat. If a player is caught he will be removed from that game. If a player is caught a second time or a second player on that team is caught the coach and player will be removed from that game. Warmup mounds have been adjusted so warmup mounds on 5,6,7,8 can have spikes.

· Outside coolers are NOT allowed. Coolers for team and players are allowed but must stay in dugout. From car to dugout only. Coolers will be removed if outside the dugout area.

· NO SHELLED SNACKS ALLOWED IN park area at all. Parents or spectators will be asked one time to stop. After that, the game will be stopped until it's cleaned up and remove that person or persons from the park for the rest of the TOURNAMENT. This includes sunflower seeds, peanuts, pistachios, etc... Please note, if players on field are found to be using seeds, the game will be stopped until it is cleaned up.