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3-Pitch Tournament Rules

  • Teams will consist of no more than 12 players. Of which 3 must be male and female. Defensively, a team shall field 9 players (at least 3 males and 3 females - other 3 players can be either gender). (First base, second base, third base, shortstop, left field, centre field, right field, rover, catcher.)
  • Regardless of where a player plays defensively a batting order may not change during the course of a game.
  • An injured player may re-enter the game in the same batting order Ã?¢?? they will not be penalized for missing their spot in the batting order unless this causes a team not to have 3 females or 3 males in the batting order.
  • The batting order may not consist of 4 players of the same gender in a row. 1-12.
  • Each team must share their batting order with the opposing team before the start of each game. Both teams will need to report the score to Co-Edge officials after the game.
  • Each game will consist of 5 innings, or after 45 mins of playing time have been reached, and both teams have batted in that inning. Teams may not start a new inning after 40 minutes of play (Official time to be kept by Co-Edge officials and will be according to the time of day regardless of the time at the start of the game).
  • Mercy Rules: Teams may not score more than 12 runs in any given inning. Once 12 runs have been reached, that half inning is over. After two full innings have been played if one team is up by 15 or more runs, that team will be declared the winner of the game. The teams may continue to play until the 45 min mark for fun.
  • Teams may not hit more than one home run per inning. Any hit that goes over the fence after one home run has been hit in that inning will be considered an out Ã?¢?? runners may not advance.
  • The batting team must supply their own pitcher and base coaches.
  • Each batter will receive a maximum of three pitches. If the third pitch is not put into play the batter will be called out.
  • There are no umpires. The batting teamÃ?¢??s pitcher will be responsible for calling Ã?¢??outÃ?¢?? and Ã?¢??safeÃ?¢?? at first, second, third, and home plate. The base coaches will be responsible for calling Ã?¢??fairÃ?¢?? and Ã?¢??foulÃ?¢?? balls.
  • If the ball is hit and touches or is played by the pitcher in any way, the batter will be called out.
  • Bunts, half swings, and Ã?¢??tomahawkÃ?¢?? swings are disallowed and will count as a foul ball. If this is the third pitch, the batter shall be called out.
  • Base runners are not to touch home plate. A runner must cross the plate line before a defensive player has possession of the ball and is standing on home plate. A Ã?¢??force playÃ?¢?? is in effect at all times at home plate.
  • Once a base runner has crossed the Ã?¢??commit lineÃ?¢?? they may not return to third base, they must continue to run toward home.There will be an outfield line marked by pylons in the outfield. Outfielders (rover excluded) may not pass this line towards the infield before the ball hits the bat on any given pitch.
  • Equipment: Co-Edge and the Ice Park will provide bases, and one game ball per game. Bats, gloves, score sheets, and practice balls must be provided by each team/player.
  • Please always play with sportsmanship and consideration for the other team

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