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Rules

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  • This is an invitational American Legion Baseball Tournament and any rule not addressed specifically below will be covered by the most current version of the American Legion Rule Book for Senior American Legion Baseball competition.
  • Either drop -3 BBCOR-certified or wood bats may be used in the tournament. 
  • A coin-flip is conducted to determine home team for all games in pool play; higher seed will be home team after tournament seeding is complete.
  • Teams will play seven-inning games (weather permitting).
  • A two-hour time limit will be in effect for all games on Thursday, Friday & Saturday of the tournament; the official time will be noted by the home plate umpire and start from the 1st pitch of the game (NOTE: It is the responsibility of both coaches to determine start time with the umpire).  No new innings will start after 2 hours.  If tie after completed inning, the visiting team puts the player that made the last out in the previous inning on second base.  All new batters start with 3 balls & 2 strikes.  Teams will begin the inning with 0 outs. After 3 extra innings are completed and the game remains tied, both teams will tie and be credited with 1/2 a point for seeding purposes.  
  • No time limit will be used in the championship round on Sunday.
  • The Home team will be the official book for that particular game. Visiting coaches are encouraged to check with the home team coaches to make sure everything is correct.
  • In the event of a forfeit the winning team will be credited with a 1-0 victory for seeding purposes. If possible, the tournament committee will resolve forfeits by making scheduling changes. Forfeits will be used ONLY if schedule changes can not be made to accomodate teams. 
  • The Chillicothe Post 757 Colts, as the host team in the tournament, shall have the right to use their dugout (third base dugout) at Joseph W. Hoffman Field.
  • Official Baseball Rules - Designated Hitter (DH) rule (pitcher only) will be used intournament play as outlined in the Official Rules of Baseball.
  • All coaches shall use best judgment related to pitching restrictions; NOTE: the tournament will not monitor pitching but expects coaches to use best judgment and adhere to established Legion rules.
  • The 10-run mercy rule will be in effect after 5 innings of play or 4 1/2 innings if the home team has the last at-bat.                                                              
  • The American Legion does NOT permit any type of re-entry rule during tournament play.                                                                                            
  • The American Legion does NOT permit courtesy runners during tournament play.                                                                                                        
  • All final game scores shall be texted to the 2015 Jadwin Tournament by both coaches within one hour of game being completed.          
  • Tournament Rainout Policy:
    • In the case of rain, games may be moved to other locations at the discretion of the Tournament Committee.                                               
    • All reasonable efforts will be made to complete games as scheduled; conditions related to adverse weather can NOT be prevented.
    • If a game can not be started within 1 hour of its scheduled start time due to bad weather every effort will be made to reschedule the game. If we are unable to reschedule the game for any reason the game will be cancelled and each each team will receive 1/2 win and 1/2 loss 
  • Participating teams are asked to help with foul balls both on and off the baseball field as well help keep dugouts picked up.
  • Tournament Refund Policy Any game started is considered a game played as umpires have been paid
    • 0 games played - 90% refund  
    • 1 game played - 50% refund
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