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All games are 9 innings unless the mercy rule is reached.

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Games are goodwill rules, but can teams may play full rules as long as both teams agree and inform the umpires at the plate meeting.
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Violations of Goodwill rules is simply a “do-over”.

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Batting is continuous with everyone batting and the man on deck when the last out is made becoming the lead off hitter the next game.  Batting order can be reset for Sunday’s game.

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Games are goodwill rules: no passed balls, stolen bases, balks, wild pitches, pick-offs, or dropped third strikes. Leads are limited to the cut outs.
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No base stealing permitted

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No passed balls – runners may not advance

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No wild pitches – runners may not advance

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There are no balks

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Dropped third strikes are outs

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Base runners may not take a lead beyond the grass cutout

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Pick offs:  Pitcher may not attempt pick offs from the mound.  Catchers may attempt to pick runners off; runners must return to their last occupied base on a catcher pickoff attempt, and it is a tag play.  No runners may advance on a catcher’s pickoff attempt, unless … Ball is live if pickoff throw is gets past the defensive player at the base.

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Though games are goodwill rules, teams may play full rules as long as they both agree and inform the umpires before the game.

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Courtesy runners are allowed for injured base runners and catchers. The player making the last out must be the courtesy runner unless he is the pitcher or catcher in which case its the runner is the previous batted out. NO courtesy runner from the plate. If you can't run to first base, then you don't bat and cost your team an out.

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Pitchers are not allowed to attempt a pick-off from the mound.

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Catcher's can pick runners off any base.

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Bunting is only allowed in sacrifice situations; squeeze/suicide plays are not allowed.  No drag bunting, or bunting with a runner occupying 3rd base. There is no fake bunting (It’s not a fake bunt if you don't bunt a bad pitch).  No fake bunts.  If batter shows bunt but pulls back and swings, batter will be called out.

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The mercy rule is 15 runs after 5 full innings or 10 runs after 7 innings as pitching and players will be at a premium during the tournament.

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Tie games:  Play extra innings until winner determined.  Each new inning begins with the last out from previous inning on 2nd base.  Exception:  Game called by darkness

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Standings Tie Breakers:

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head-to-head competition (2 teams)

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head-to-head differential (N teams)

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runs against

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run differential

 

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