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Carrollton-Farmers Branch Baseball Association

Carrollton-Farmers Branch Baseball Association

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Contact Stephanie or Liz with any questions.
Stephanie- [email protected] or 214-770-4810
Liz[email protected] or 972-814-4210

Registration Listing

2024 Beat the Heat Tournament

June 21-22, 2024

First game will start at 7pm. Last game will start at midnight.

7/8

Registration closes on 06/10/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 06/21/2024 to 06/23/2024
$450.00

9/10

Registration closes on 06/10/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 06/21/2024 to 06/23/2024
$450.00

11/12

Registration closes on 06/10/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 06/21/2024 to 06/23/2024
$450.00

13/14

Registration closes on 06/10/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 06/21/2024 to 06/23/2024
$450.00

This is an OPEN tournament but intended for Rec or lower level AA/D3 teams!

Divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12 & 13/14

8 Team Max Per Divisions

Registration will close June 9, 2024 at 11:59 pm.


SCHEDULE

Schedule will be available by June 14, 2024

WHO'S COMING


FORMATS:

3 Game Minimum; 2 Games: Pool Play on Friday.  Single Elimination Bracket Play on Saturday.

Game Times: 

Pool Play-Friday Bracket Play-Saturday
7:15 pm 7:15pm
8:50 pm 8:50pm
10:25 pm 10:25pm
12:00 am (Saturday) 12:00 am (Sunday)

AGE INFO:

League age determination date is their age as of MAY 1, 2024.

Contact tournament director for age questions: [email protected] or [email protected]



LOCATION:

McInnish Sports Complex
2335 Sandy Lake Rd, Carrollton, TX 75006
Fields 6-9 & 12-15

COST:

February 10-April 31
Early Bird Registration: $400 + Team Gate Fee

May 1-June 9:
Standard Registration: $450 + Team Gate Fee


GATE FEE:

$150 per team; There is no individual gate fee at entrance.  
Gate fee can be paid cash, Venmo, or Zelle starting a week prior.


ROSTERS:

  • Rosters must be submitted by Wednesday, June 19  by 11:59PM
  • Please submit rosters (including first/last name and DOB) to: [email protected].
  • Players MAY NOT play on more than one roster in a single tournament.
  • Rosters will be emailed from DocuSign. Confirm/sign your roster hold harmless by Friday, June 21 at 1:00 PM.


BASEBALLS:

You'll need 2 new baseballs and 2 gently used baseballs per game.  We do not provide baseballs as part of your registration.

CHECK IN:

  • Check-in at least 45 minutes prior to the start time of your 1st game.
  • Pay gate fee.
  • Provide proof of insurance (non-CFBBA teams). Proof of insurance can be emailed to [email protected] prior to check in.
  •  You can purchase insurance for this tournament only from us for an $3.25 a player. Reach out to [email protected] for additional details.
  •  Rosters MUST be signed through DocuSign prior to check in.

BRACKET SEEDING PROCEDURES: 

  • Pool Play Record: The team's win-loss record during the pool play stage will be taken into consideration for seeding purposes.
  • Total Runs Allowed: In the event of teams having the same pool play record, the total number of runs allowed by each team will be evaluated. The team with the lower number of runs allowed will receive a higher seeding.
  • Run Differential: If teams still have an equal number of runs allowed, the run differential will be considered. The run differential is calculated by subtracting the total runs scored against a team from the total runs scored by that team. A higher run differential will result in a better seeding.
  • Head-to-Head: If only two teams are tied based on the above criteria, head-to-head results between the tied teams will determine the seeding. The team with the better head-to-head record will receive the higher seed.
  • Coin Flip: If none of the previous criteria provide a clear distinction for seeding, a coin flip will be used as a tiebreaker to determine the final seeding.

INCLEMENT WEATHER & REFUND POLICY:

  • If the tournament is canceled due to inclement weather, prior to any games being played, a 100% refund will be issued. 
  • If a team only completes 1 game, due to inclement weather, 2/3 of the registration fee will be refunded.
  • If a team only completes 2 games, due to inclement weather, 1/3 of the registration fee will be refunded.
  • Once bracket play begins, no refunds will be given.
  • If bracket play games are not completed, due to inclement weather, rings will be awarded to the top 2 remaining seeds in each bracket. 
  • When discussing inclement weather, a game is considered complete after one inning is complete.
  •  Any team disqualified from the tournament will not be refunded.f a team withdraws from the tournament with at least 7 days’ notice, a full refund will be issued.


ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS:

Additional questions, please email: [email protected] or [email protected]

RULES:

GENERAL RULES - ALL AGE DIVISIONS:

  • CFBBA teams must play with the roster submitted during tournament registration, not league registration.

    • You may add players from outside of CFBBA but need to be included on the roster submitted.

  • Must complete the scorebook and must use the official scorebook provided by CFBBA.  
    • GameChanger can be used.
    • Failure to have someone available to complete the scorebook / GameChanger will result in the loss of home field advantage.
  • Dug-outs are first come, first serve.

  • For pool play, a coin flip will determine home/away.

  • For bracket play, the higher ranked seed will be the home team.

  • Head first sliding is allowed but not recommended.

  • Pool play games will be 1 hour 30 minutes, finish the inning; No new inning once time has expired; Pool Play games may end in a tie.

  • Bracket play games will last: 1 hour 30 minutes; finish the inning; No new inning once time has expired; In case of a tie, extra innings will be played up to 6 completed innings.  If after 6 innings are played, the game is still tied, the following Tie-Breaker will be used:  last 3 batters that batted load the bases, 2 outs, 2-1 count on each batter

  • Runs:  5run cap per 1/2 inning, for all divisions

  • Mercy Rules are: 15 after 3, 10 after 4, 6 after 5, ALL divisions

  • Mathematical Elimination DOES apply, NO CUMULATIVE. 

  • Please arrive early and be ready to take the field 30 minutes prior to your start time. FAILURE TO DO SO COULD RESULT IN A FORFEIT.

  • Please have birth certificates / passport on hand in case of an age protest. A picture of the birth certificate/passport is acceptable.

  • Protests must be made within the first 45 minutes of the game and will require a $100 deposit.  If the player/coach cannot provide a birth certificate, the player will be considered illegal.

  • Malicious contact rule will be enforced. Whenever a tag play is evident, a runner must slide or seek to avoid contact with the fielder and the catcher. Attempting to jump, leap, or dive over the fielder or catcher is not interpreted as seeking to avoid contact. Malicious contact shall supersede all obstruction penalties. Penalty: Runner is called out and may be ejected from the games at the discretion of the umpire. This is a judgment call and cannot be protested.

  • Teams may NOT use players from other teams playing in the same tournament. Teams will forfeit all games and be disqualified from the remainder of the tournament.

  • Ejections: Any participant (player, coach, spectator, etc.) ejected from a game will be suspended for a minimum of 1 game (subsequent game). The Umpire-In-Chief and the Tournament Directors will enforce any game suspensions depending on the severity of the situation.

AGE DIVISIONS RULES:

PITCHING & BATTING RULES - 9/10 & UP

  • No pitching limitations, but coaches are strongly advised to use sound judgment, while keeping each player's health a top priority.

  • A pitcher may NOT re-enter as pitcher in the same game, once removed.

  • Bunting is allowed; however, slash bunting is not. 

    • Slash bunting is when a batter shows intent to bunt, then draws his bat back and takes a swing at the pitch. 

    • If in the umpire’s judgment, a batter tries to slash bunt (whether there is contact or not), the ball will be declared dead, no one can advance and the batter will be called out. There is no warning for this rule. A batter who shows bunt must either bunt the ball or take the pitch. 

    • A second offense by a team in the same game will result in that player, as well as the head coach, being ejected. 

7/8 DIVISION: 

  • Batting
    • Coach pitches up to 6 pitches to batters, if 3 strikes swinging then the batter is out.

    • If the final pitch is a foul ball, the batter is awarded another pitch. Multiple foul balls are allowed on the final pitch.

    • If a batter is hit by the coach, no base is awarded, but a pitch is charged to the coach

    • If a batted ball hits the coach pitcher, it shall be declared a “no pitch”, and no one is charged with the pitch

    • No bunting

    • The ball must travel past the start of the infield grass or it is considered a foul ball.

    • Full roster batting

  • Base Running
    • Tags on the first baseline are allowed. 

    • When a ball is hit to the outfield, once it comes back into the control of any infielder on the infield, if the runner is already attempting to advance to the next base they can continue at their own risk. This is a judgment call by the umpire and is final.

    • No lead offs, stealing or dropped third strike rule.

  • Player Positions
    • No position requirements or minimums 

    • Play 10 in the field (4 outfielders in umbrella - no rovers).

    • The kid pitcher must wear a batting helmet and stand parallel to the coach pitcher with one foot on the dirt and one foot in the grass.

    • Once the ball is hit the coach pitcher must exit the field as quickly as possible. (past the foul lines on the 1st or 3rd base foul lines.

    • Balls hit to the outfield

  • Overthrows
    • No rules on overthrows

  • Courtesy runners
    • No courtesy runner allowed for the pitcher

    • Catcher of record (catcher who was catching when the last out of the prior inning was recorded) anytime is allowed.

    • Runner will be last batted out, or next to last out if pitcher or catcher is the last out. 

  • Playing Field
    • The pitching coach shall take a position standing or kneeling at 40 feet (6 feet in front of the mound) and must throw the ball OVERHANDED. 

9/10 DIVISION: 

  • Batting
    • Full roster batting

    • No rule on runner on 3rd base, all bases can be stolen

  • Balks
    • Flagrant balks will be called after a pitcher is given 1 warning.

  • Dropped Third Strike
    • There WILL be dropped third strikes.

  • Courtesy runners
    • Pitcher of record (pitcher who was pitching when last out of the prior inning was recorded) anytime is allowed.

    • Catcher of record (catcher who was catching when the last out of the prior inning was recorded) anytime is allowed.

    • Runner will be last batted out, or next to last out if pitcher or catcher is the last out. 

11/12 DIVISION: 

  • Batting
    • Full roster batting

  • Courtesy runners: 
    • Pitcher of record (pitcher who was pitching when last out of the prior inning was recorded) anytime is allowed.

    • Catcher of record (catcher who was catching when the last out of the prior inning was recorded) anytime is allowed.

    • Runner will be last batted out, or next to last out if pitcher or catcher is the last out.

13/14 DIVISION:

  • Batting
    • NOT full roster batting

  • Courtesy runners
    • Pitcher of record (pitcher who was pitching when last out of the prior inning was recorded) anytime is allowed. 

    • Catcher of record (catcher who was catching when the last out of the prior inning was recorded) anytime is allowed.

    • Runner will be last batted out, or next to last out if pitcher or catcher is the last out, exception: in 13/14 if the roster is not being batted then you will use a bench player. Bench player still can enter game in another spot. 

Contact

Carrollton-Farmers Branch Baseball Association
PO Box 815162 
Dallas, Texas 75381

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