Orchard Park 11u Tournament Center
Latest News and Scores!UpdatedWednesday July 7, 2021 byOPLL.
Wednesday July 7 - Sunday July 11
Questions regarding this tournament should be directed to:
Daren Senfield @ 716.432.4316
Peter Suffoletto @ 716.860.1481
11U Field Locations
Duerr Road Fields
4514 Duerr Road, Orchard Park, NY 14127
California Road Fields
4500 California Road, Orchard Park, NY 14127
11U Tournament Rules
i.Games called after regulation shall be scored as final.
ii.If a game is suspended for an extended period of time before regulation, it will resume where it left off at the earliest opportunity.
iii.Scorekeepers must record and confirm with the other team the time elapsed, current score, outs, runners on base, pitchers and out counts before leaving the field and again before resuming the game.
iv.No player substitutions / additions are permitted when a suspended game is resumed. Players unable to be in attendance for the remainder of a suspended game will be an out when they are scheduled to be at bat.
v.The current batter will restart his at bat with a new count when play resumes.
vi.If the result of a suspended game won’t affect the final seeding it may be deemed a regulation game by tournament officials.
i.We are not perfect! Mistakes can happen. Coaches must check that their score was recorded correctly after each game.
i.The official start time is that of the umpire or his designee.
ii.The official start time is the scheduled start time unless delayed due to the tournament or weather.
iii.An inning is considered started at the time the final out of the previous inning is recorded (at the time the 6th run is scored where the run limit ends an inning).
i.In the event that the top of an inning will end with the run limit the umpire may declare the inning as the final inning, suspending the run rule and allowing the top of the inning to continue until 3 outs are recorded.
ii. If the top of an inning ended in the run limit instead of three (3) outs, the run limit will apply to the bottom of the inning even if time will expire before the inning ends.
iii. If an inning declared as the final inning, ends before the time limit it will be at the umpire’s discretion to allow one (1) additional inning to be played as the final inning.
6.Farm Club Players:
a.Bunting is permitted - No Fake (Slash) Bunts – Batter may not show bunt then swing.
i.Dead ball, strike, no runners advance.
b.Each team shall bat their entire roster until three (3) outs are recorded or the run limit.
c.Dropped third strike rule is in effect.
d.Infield fly rule is in effect.
e.Throwing a bat while at the plate
i.1st incident - a warning is issued to the player and team manager.
ii.2nd incident – player is out.
f.Throwing of equipment will not be tolerated
i.1st incident - a warning is issued to the player and team manager.
ii.2nd incident – player is ejected from the game, may not play in next game.
a.Head first slides are not permitted (Head first return to base is permitted).
b.Leadoffs are permitted. Taunting the pitcher is not, repeated offenses will be an out.
c.Stealing of any base is permitted at the runner’s risk at any time the ball is live.
d.On an over throw that goes out of play each runner will advance one (1) base, forced or not.
e.Excessive force on the base paths will result in the offending runner being called out.
i.Runner must attempt to avoid collisions at all times.
ii.Runner must slide or attempt to avoid a collision on a play at any base, otherwise will be OUT! No warnings will be issued.
iii.Any runner attempting to dislodge the ball from a defensive player shall be called out.
1.If, in the judgement of the umpire, the runner attempted to injure, the offending
player will be ejected from the tournament.
a.Each team shall field nine (9) players, three (3) must be in the outfield.
b.Unrestricted player substitutions.
c.A defensive player will not obstruct the base path unless attempting to field the ball.
d.No fake tags / hidden ball tricks - dead ball.
e.No blocking bases, runner should be allowed a clear path to the base.
a.No pitcher may pitch more than six (6) innings in any tournament day.
b.A pitcher is also restricted to twelve (12) innings during the tournament.
c.A pitcher is restricted to three (3) innings per game.
d.One pitch constitutes one inning pitched.
e.A pitcher who has been removed from the mound may not reenter the game as a pitcher. He may however play any other position on the field.
f.Pitchers must be dressed in full uniform and may not wear wristbands or undershirts which are not of like color to their uniform.
g.All scores and pitchers names/innings logged must be logged in the teams scorebook or any other method of accounting.
i.Eight (8) pitches for a new pitcher.
ii.Five (5) pitches for a returning pitcher.
iii.Pitchers are permitted to wear a batting helmet while pitching if he/she chooses. They are not required to do so.
iv.If the catcher is not ready, a coach must warm up the pitcher.
1.Pitches thrown to a coach count as warmup pitches.
i. Balk Rule is in effect – 1 warning per pitcher.
a.One (1) dozen Diamond DLL-1 baseballs will be distributed at the start of the tournament. Additional balls will be provided as needed or requested.
b.All male players must wear a protective cup.
c.The Batter, all base runners, and the on deck batter must wear batting helmets.
d.Metal spikes are not permitted.
e.All bats must have the USA Baseball logo and be listed on the USA Bat approved bat list to be used in this tournament. Modified bats are not permitted.
i.Any player who uses an illegal bat during an at bat will immediately be called out at the time of appeal.
ii.Per NFHS Rules, if a player is caught using an illegal bat, there will be one team warning AND the Head Coach will be restricted to the bench area.
iii.If a team is caught using an illegal bat on a second occasion in any given game, the offending player AND the Head Coach will be ejected from the game.
a.Two (2) umpires shall be used for all games, one plate umpire and one base umpire. In the event that a second umpire is not available, one umpire may be used but will be a rare exception.
b.Three (3) umpires shall be used for the championship game(s) on Sunday, if available.
c.The coach attending the pre-game conference is the only one permitted to speak with the umpires.
d.Coaches should clarify all questions with the umpires before the game starts.
13.Coach, Player & Fan Conduct:
a.There is a Zero Tolerance Policy regarding verbal and/or physical abuse of any player, coach, umpire or fan. Offending party will face disciplinary action up to / and including ejection.
b.Team Managers are responsible for the behavior of the parents and the fans in attendance for their team. Please address any issues with them immediately to avoid disciplinary action.
c.If a coach, player or fan is ejected from a game, play will not continue until they have left the area of the field.
d.Refusal to leave - the police will be called, the team will forfeit the game, and the offending individual will be banned for the remainder of the tournament.
e.Any player, coach or fan ejected from a game will not be permitted to attend the next game.
f.The tournament committee may impose additional restrictions for repeated or serious offenses at their sole discretion.
14.Pool Play / Bracket Seeding
a.Home team determined by a coin toss at the pre-game umpire meeting. Team traveling the furthest will call the toss.
b.If a tie exists following the end of regulation and the time limit has not expired, additional innings may be played.
c.Games that result in a tie will be recorded as a tie in the standings.
d.Overall record, head-to-head, runs allowed, run differential, runs scored, and coin flip will be used as tiebreakers
e.If pool play games are shortened/ cancelled due to weather, run differential will be used as a tie breaker instead of runs allowed.
a. All teams will advance to bracket play.
b. Teams will be divided into brackets based on Pool Play seeding
Teams will be divided into brackets based on Pool Play seeding.
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