2024 War at the Shore Packet

 

WAR AT THE SHORE

Updated JuLY 8, 2024
 
To Play in this Tournament your Team must be USA- Softball Registered – you can Register online at: https://www.usasoftballnj.com/page/show/1673620-team-registration

War at the Shore Rules & Field Addresses

                              

 

1. Each Team MUST provide a copy of your Proof of Insurance form;
Please email to oruprup@aol.com *We encourage you to email (scan or take a
picture) your forms before the tournament to save time

**Umpires are Pay at the Plate:
*1-umpire/games = $40 per team *2-umpires/game = $70 per team

2. **Winning Team in each game MUST text/call your score to 732-581-5776 please!

3. Home Team for every game on Friday & Saturday will be determined by a coin-flip, with the
team traveling the furthest calling the toss. The Home Team scorebook is official. In Sunday
playoff games, the Higher seeded team has choice of home/away. (Ex: #2 seed has choice over
#3 seed)

4. We will present 1 st & 2 nd Place awards: (12uB, 12uC, 14uA, 14uB, 16uA, 18uA) .
**Only 1 st Place Awards will be presented in 18uB & 16uB

5. No smoking allowed within the confines of the playing area! Please keep your bench area
clean! After each game, please clean up your garbage before leaving.

6. No pre-game infield warm-ups before games! You may use the outfield grass to warm up

7. Umpires are instructed NOT to take any abuse from players, coaches, parents & fans. If any
umpire feels that anyone is being overly abusive towards them, that person will be asked to leave
the complex! If that person fails to leave within 2 minutes, their team will forfeit the game &
possibly all games for the weekend! Managers are responsible for their players and fans!

8. Teams will be seeded according to pool-play points:
*Points will be used as the 1 st criteria when an EVEN number of teams exist & an equal number
of games have been played in a bracket

WIN = 3 pts TIE = 1 pt LOSS = 0 pts

*Teams tied in points will be broken by:
A. Head to Head (if only 2 teams are tied); if still tied, then:
B. Least number of Runs Allowed in the 4 games. If still tied, then:
C. Most number of Runs Scored in the 4 games. If still tied, then:
D. Coin Flip by Tournament Director

*if any teams play less than 4 games, then Winning Percentage will be used as their first
criteria, followed by Average Runs Against, followed by Average Runs Scored
9. We will use the following Mercy Rule:
*12 runs after 3 innings *10 runs after 4 innings * 8 runs after 5 innings

10. In the event of bad weather, the Tournament Director reserves the right to use a Rain
Schedule which could limit the number of games played and/or time limit of games and may also
declare a game official if weather or darkness become an issue. Any game halted due to weather
( ie: rain, thunder/lightning, darkness) will have the clock continue. Scores will count and will
revert back to the last completed inning, no matter how many innings or how much time has
been played. (If home team is ahead, score would not revert if batting in the bottom of an
inning)

11. All games, except “Finals” games, are played to 7 innings or to Mercy Rule. However, NO
New Inning may start at or after 75 minutes! Once at the 75 minute mark, that inning
will be completed, if needed. If the Home Team is batting and is ahead, or goes ahead at any
point after 75 minute mark, the game is over. If the Visiting Team is batting at the 75 minute
mark, the inning will be completed
*Friday & Saturday games can end in a tie. If time remains and full innings have been
completed and game is tied, then International Tie-Breaker will be used
*All Sunday Playoff games, excluding “Finals” games, will also be NO New Inning may start at
or after 75 minute mark. Any Playoff game that is tied after a full inning at or after the 65
minute mark will start the next inning with the ITB
*Any Sunday Playoff game that ends tied(after 7 innings or time limit) will immediately go to
International Tie-Breaker, with the player scheduled to bat last that inning starting as a base
runner at 2 nd base
*Finals Games are NO New Inning may start at or after 80 minutes! Once at the 80 minute
mark, that inning will be complete, if needed. If the Home Team is batting and is ahead, or goes
ahead at any point after 80 minute mark, the game is over. If the Visiting Team is batting at the
80 minute mark, the inning will be completed. Any Finals game that is tied after a full inning at
or after the 70 minute mark will start the next inning with the ITB

12. No infield or outfield warm ups allowed between innings, except for the 1 st inning! Pitchers
are allowed 5 warm up pitches in the first inning (or for new pitchers entering the game).
3 warm ups allowed for all other innings. 1 minute between innings strictly enforced!

13. Courtesy Runners are allowed for Pitcher & Catcher anytime. With 2 outs, Courtesy Runner
is mandatory for the catcher (first offense, warning. Second offense, an out is assessed).

Courtesy Runner must be a bench player. If all players are in the batting lineup, then last batted
out is to be used

14. There are NO Protests allowed on any call at anytime! All discrepancies or rules
interpretations will be settled by the home plate umpire. Umpire may call the UIC, if needed, to
settle a rules question (clock continues to run)
15. Teams may bat their entire roster (or any number of players over 9) in any Friday or Saturday
game, but a minimum of 8 players are needed to play at anytime. Any team who plays with 8
players will have an out assessed each time the 9 th batting position is due up. Teams may add to
their lineup if a player arrives late. *Sunday games—9 starters, 1 EH &/or DP/Flex allowed
*Offensive changes to the batting order must be reported to the plate umpire and opposing team.
Defensive changes need not be reported

16. All Starters and Subs may re-enter the game 1 time

17. The DP/Flex Rule can be used for this tournament.

18. Should weather become an issue awards will be presented to the best remaining seeds

19. Winning Team is responsible for making sure their winning scores are texted/called in to
732-581-5776 and that they are correctly posted online

20. Sunday Playoffs:
The 18u, 16u & 14u will be split into an “A” Bracket and “B” Bracket on Sunday Playoffs
determined by Friday & Saturday game results.
18uA Bracket—-Top 12 Teams 18uB Bracket—-Remaining 12 Teams
16uA Bracket—-Top 10 Teams 16uB Bracket—-Remaining 8 Teams
14uA Bracket—-Top 12 Teams 14uB Bracket—-Remaining 12 Teams
12uB/Open Division—-All 10 Teams 12uC/Rec Division——All 14 Teams
*The Championship game umpires in each age group will be paid by the Tournament in “A”
Bracket only for 18uA, 16uA & 14uA; “B” bracket Finals umpire fees are paid by the 2 teams
in 18uB, 16uB, 14uB and all 12u Games (both 12uB & 12uC divisions will pay umpires in all
games, including Finals)
We will present 1st & 2nd Place awards: (12uB, 12uC, 14uA, 16uA, 18uA) .
**Only 1 st Place Awards will be presented in 18uB, 16uB & 14uB
Umpire Fees: 1-umpire games= $40/team 2-umpire games=$70/team

21. No phone calls will be made Saturday night. Check standings and schedules on our website:

www.TRLightningFastpitch.com

Field Locations

North Bay Ave. Complex
1643 N. Bay Ave.
Toms River, NJ 08753

YMCA Complex
1088 West Whitty Rd.
Toms River, NJ 08755

Donovan Catholic Complex
1380 Whitty Rd.
Toms River, NJ 08753

North Wall Little League
2600 Belmar Blvd.
Wall, NJ 07719

Marconi Fields
2165 Marconi Rd.
Belmar, NJ 07719

Rash Fields
2008 NJ-71
Belmar, NJ 07719

Holbrook Little League
401 Bartley Rd.
Jackson, NJ 08527