The tournament will be played using 2019 STLWAA rules.
Game length 1 hour and 30 minutes, max runs per inning (7), and Mercy rules apply (15 runs after 4IP / 10 runs after 5IP). Pool games may end in a tie. Bracket play games may not end in a tie as a winner must be determined. Bracket games tied with time expired or after 7 innings, will follow the STLWAA rule for ties.
Protests will be handled immediately by the Tournament Director and the Umpire in Chief, and their decisions are final.
The park will provide 2 baseballs for each game.
A team forfeiting a game during the tournament is ineligible for any championship round games, but they will be allowed to complete their remaining games pool games.
Scores must be posted at the bulletin board by the concession stand and e-mailed to the Tournament Director (firstname.lastname@example.org). The winning manager is responsible for reporting the score. If the score is not reported it will be recorded as a forfeit for both teams. All managers should check the posted scores to ensure there are no discrepancies.
If tie breakers are needed after pool play to seed teams they will be applied as follows (standard tournament/USSSA rule):
Head to Head (only if two teams are tied)
Fewest Runs Allowed
Run Differential (+ or – 8 runs max per game)
Teams should check e-mail, the PAA website (www.pondathletic.com) and the rainout line (636-458-9627) throughout the tournament for updates.