2019 MCT Information

2019

 Monmouth County Softball Tournament

 

 

 2018 MCT Team List

  1. SJV
  2. Middletown North
  3. Howell
  4. Middletown South
  5. Matawan
  6. Monmouth Reg.
  7. Freehold Twp.
  8. RBC
  9. Marlboro
  10. Wall Twp. 
  11. Holmdel
  12. Ocean Twp.
  13.  Manalapan
  14. Red Bank
  15. Colts Neck
  16. Manasquan
  17. Freehold Boro

 

Once we receive your 2019 Intent Form – Only your $200 Paid Tournament Fee secures your spot in the MCT – please be sure your AD mails in your 2019 Entry Fee

 

  • Intent Form – Fax to (732) 556-2105
  • Tournament Entry Fee $200.00 – Send check to Wall Township High School, 18th Avenue & New Bedford Road, Wall Township, NJ, 07719 – Make check payable to: Wall High School
  • Umpire Form – Fax to (732) 556-2105
  • Team Roster Form – Fax to (732) 556-2105

        Please rank all entered teams in Monmouth County  Tournament (1-16)  Fax to (732) 556-2105 or email to     wallsoftballscores@gmail.com  by April 1st.

 

Tournament Director: Sherri Cate – Work # (732) 556-2064 – Cell # (732) 513-7631

Tournament Director: Greg Kapalko – Cell # (732)-881-2011)

 

Dear Athletic Director and Softball Coach:

 

Wall High School is proud to once again be hosting the Monmouth County Softball Tournament this season.  The tournament is open to all teams in Monmouth County who are in good standing with the NJSIAA and the Shore Conference of High Schools.

 

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

 

The format will be a single elimination tournament which will consist of Two different divisions of play (Red & Blue)

 

 

  • Only the first 16 teams registered and paid will be guaranteed admittance into the MCT.

 

  • In the event we get more than 16 Paid and Registered by the April 1 Deadline – the MCT will have a Preliminary Round that will consist of the lowest seeded teams.. Teams must win their Preliminary Round Game to to advance to the Round of 16.

 

  • All Preliminary Round Losers will get at least one MCT consolation game.

 

  • First Round Winners in the Round of 16 will advance to the Red Division.

 

  • First Round Losers in the Round of 16 will advance to the Blue Division.

 

  • All teams entering the tournament must mail or fax the following, by Wednesday, April 1st .
    1. Intent Form – Fax to (732) 556-2105
    2. Tournament Entry Fee $200.00 – Send check to Wall Township High School, 18th Avenue & New Bedford Road, Wall Township, NJ, 07719 – Make check payable to: Wall High School
    3. Umpire Form – Fax to (732) 556-2105
    4. Team Roster Form – Fax to (732) 556-2105
  • Fee will offset the cost of Tournament Staff, Umpires Fees for the Championship Games  in each division plus provide (20) first place awards in the Red & Blue Divisions.
  • There will be “NO REFUNDS” once the MCT has started.

 

Tournament Regulations / Timelines

  • The Tournament will be an “OPEN TOURNAMENT” for any team in Monmouth County.

 

  • The SHORE UMPIRE ASSOCIATION ASSIGNOR will work with the tournament director to  assign the umpires for all games.

 

  • The HIGHEST SEEDED TEAM is the home team for all games (except for the finals) and will be responsible for the payment of both umpires. Games that are played at neutral sites – each Team will supply 1 Umpire Voucher and 1 New Softball.

 

Rules To Follow Regarding “Round of Play”

 

  • (*) Teams that have a game scheduled earlier on Saturday must make arrangements to play their tournament game later that afternoon. If the Home team cannot secure a field that afternoon because of daylight then the game will be moved to the MCT designated site (Harry Rash Field or South Wall Little League) where it will be played that evening. If weather becomes a problem the game must be played the next day on SUNDAY.

 

  • Teams will be seeded by Sunday, April 5th.

 

  • Preliminary Round Games (if any) must be played by April 13th.

 

  • All Teams Entered in the MCT must be available to Play at a Site designated by the MCT on Saturday April 20 – Note: Rain Date will be Sunday April 21.

              

  • The FIRST ROUND OF (16) must be completed by Saturday, April 20th .

 

  • The Quarterfinal Round of (8)  must be completed by Saturday, April 27th.

 

  • The Semifinal Round of Play – Saturday, May 4th – Games will be played a site TBD  by the tournament director .  Each team will pay for one umpire if the games are at a neutral site.  Home Team will pay for both umpires if the games are played at the Home Teams site. Since this Saturday is an SAT TESTING day and you may already have a game scheduled for the afternoon, see (*) above to follow the rules of evening play.

 

  • In the event of rain on Saturday, May 4th rain date for the semi final will be Sunday, May 5th at a site TBD.

 

  • The Home Team is responsible for the softballs for the semifinal game.

 

  • In the Final RoundThe tournament will pay for the umpires in the Red, Blue division(s), which will be held at Wall High School or a Site Designated by the MCT. Three Umpires will be assigned in the tournament finals for each division.

 

  • Final Game – a coin toss will determine the home team and the visitors will have choice of dugout/bench.

 

  • Tournament Finals: will take place on Saturday May 11th
  • BLUE DIVISION will play at 11:00PM
  • RED DIVISION at 1:00PM.
  • RAINDATE: Saturday, May 18th (Same Game Times)

 

 

Game & Team Procedures

 

Games and or teams who cannot stay on schedule will automatically be required to play in an evening slot, at Harry Rash Field,  or South Wall Little League. The time and date will be scheduled through the Tournament Field Manager:  Greg Kapalko – Cell # (732)-881-2011.  Information will be listed on wallsoftball.com.

 

 

  • All teams that have not completed their specified round of play within the per-arranged timeline will be assigned a time and date to make up their game by the TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE.

 

  • Your assigned game will be played whether or not you have already played a game earlier that day. Harry Rash Field or South Wall Little League will schedule two game slots each night. The first game slot will be at 6:30pm and the second game slot be will at 8:00pm. When both time slots are open and teams cannot agree on the time the game is played, the later time will prevail. If either team has a game that day an 8:00pm start time will occur.

 

  • FAILURE TO COMPLY – WILL RESULT IN THE OPPOSING TEAM RECEIVING ADVANCEMENT TO THE NEXT ROUND

 

  • SOFTBALLSThe tournament committee will supply a N.F.H.S. approved Leather Yellow Optic .47 and/or .44 core softball with a .375 compression for the final round of play in each division.

 

  • BATTING PRACTICE will be in accordance with Shore Conference Rules which states “that a team can hit up to 30 minutes prior to the scheduled game time. e.g. a game that is scheduled to start at 3:45pm must end all batting at 3:15pm. *Soft toss is considered batting practice (whether hit onto a field and/or hit into a net) and must  STOP  30 minutes prior to scheduled start of the game.  A team caught violating this rule must be reported immediately to the home plate umpire and recorded accordingly.  If information reported by the opposing team is accurate and documented by the home plate umpire     THE OFFENDING TEAM  WILL BE PENALIZED BY THE UMPIRES  ENFORCING THE  TIEBREAKER RULE IN THE (OPPONENT’S)  FIRST AT BAT ONLY.
  • NOTE: Team Pepper is considered a defensive drill not batting. Pepper can only be played within 40 feet of your dugout area and not on the field of play.

 

  • National Federation High School rules will govern all games. When a game is tied at the end of nine full innings, the 10th inning will start using the International Tiebreaker rule (which places a runner on second base) prior to the start of play.

 

  • PROTESTNo Tournament game will be protested.  All situations will be handled by the umpires when it occurs.  To assist in any situation that may arise, at least one of the following personnel:  the Tournament Director, Assistant Director  and  or the Tournament Field Manager must be present at all Final Rounds of play.

 

  • OFFICIAL SCORER –  The Home Team book will be the official scorer.  The tournament is open to all Monmouth County teams regardless of their record.  Home team keeps the official book for all games.

 

  • REPORT SCORES – Immediately following each game, the winning coach must advise the Tournament Field Manager (Greg Kapalko Cell: (732)-881-2011) of the results. Please email or text scores to www.wallsoftball.com so that we can load it on the site.  Game highlights and outstanding performances are welcome. The winning coach must call the Asbury Park Press and Star-Ledger with the result

 

TOURNAMENT HISTORY / PREVIOUS CHAMPIONS

 

 Maroon Championship Division                               Gray Developmental Division

1989        Red Bank Catholic High School                                        (NONE)

  • Wall Township High School                   (NONE)
  • Wall Township High School                   (NONE)
  • Middletown South High School                  (NONE)
  • Allentown High School Marlboro High School

1992    Middletown South High School                                       Marlboro High School

1993    Ocean Township High School                                           Marlboro High School

1994    Allentown High School                                                        Mater Dei High School

1995    Ocean Township High School                                           Matawan High School

1996    St. John Vianney High School                                            Marlboro High School

1997    Wall Township High School                                              Marlboro High School

1998    Red Bank Catholic High School                                        Keansburg High School

1999    Manasquan High School                                        Freehold Twp. High School

2000    Red Bank Catholic High School                                        Howell High School

2001    Freehold Township High School                                     Freehold Boro High School

2002    St. John Vianney

2003    Red Bank Catholic

In 2002 and 2003 attendance dropped and the tournament only had one division. Nick Pizulli (RBR-AD) asked Wall to take over the tournament. We again went to two divisions of play and called it the Monmouth County Tournament.

 

2004    St. John Vianney defeated Red Bank Catholic 8-0

2005    Manalapan defeated Ocean Twp. 3-1

 

RED Championship Division                                          BLUE Developmental Division

2006    RBC defeated SJV 1-0                                            St. Rose (1) defeated Rumson (0)

2007    SJV defeated Wall 2-1                                             St. Rose (3) defeated Mon.Regional (0)

2008    RBC defeated Mater Dei 1-0 (8 innings)                  Free Twp.(4) defeated Manasquan (0)

2009    RBC defeated Midd South 1-0                                 Holmdel (2) defeated Marlboro (0)

2010    SJV defeated Midd South                                        Neptune defeated Manalapan

2011    SJV defeated RBC 5-2                                             Matawan (4) Manalapan (3)

2012    SJV (4) Midd South (3)                                          Red Bank Regional (1) Neptune (0)

2013    SJV (8) Wall (0)                                                     Blue Div. Mater Dei (3) Free Twp. (1)                                                                                                                   White Div.  Matawan (1) Free Boro (0)

2014   SJV (4) Midd South (0)                                         Blue Div. RBR (8) vs  Holmdel (6)                                                                                                                        White Div.  (Shore Reg. (1)  Free Boro (0)
2015  St. John Vianney                                                         

2016  St. John Vianney

2017  St. John Vianney                                                Blue Div. Ocean Township over Wall Township

2018 St.John Vianney 5-2 Middletown North             Blue Div. RBC 12-3 Colts Neck  

 

 

Tournament Management

 

Tournament Director:                            Sherri Cate, Wall Township High School.

Tournament Director:                                   Greg Kapalko (Wallsoftball.com)

Tournament Umpire Liaison:             President or appointed liaison by Shore Umpire

Association (John Bransley)

*Wall Township High School will be the sponsoring school in accordance with the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association requirement, Article X.

                                      

Teams Eligible to Participate in the Monmouth County Tournament

 

Asbury Park Colts Neck Freehold Boro Freehold Twp. Henry Hudson
Holmdel Howell Keansburg Keyport Long Branch
Manalapan Manasquan Marlboro Matawan Mater Dei
Middletown North Middletown South Monmouth Regional Neptune Ocean Twp.
Ranney Raritan Red Bank Catholic Red Bank Regional Rumson
Shore St. John Vianney St. Rose Trinity Hall Wall

 

 

 

 

 

Monmouth County Softball Tournament Ranking

2019

 

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  • Forms must be in by Wednesday, April 1st

 

  • Intent Form – Fax to (732) 556-2105
  • Tournament Entry Fee $200.00 – Send check to Wall Township High School, 18th Avenue & New Bedford Road, Wall Township, NJ, 07719 – Make check payable to: Wall High School
  • Umpire Form – Fax to (732) 556-2105
  • Team Roster Form – Fax to (732) 556-2105

 

  • Please rank all teams in Monmouth County (1-26). Fax to (732) 556-2105 by April 1st.