Official Site of the 4th Annual "Wifflehawk Tournament"
Stadium Rules: No smoking or alcohol permitted in the facility. Tweet us for options. RULES OF PLAY 1) Extra innings – man on 3rd, 2 outs for each team; Person who made last out goes to 3rd base the next inning 2) If any field is open and both teams agree, you can start your scheduled game earlier 3) Captains make all calls on outs (if call is close, follow a gentleman’s rule of giving one back the next call) 4) Batting order cannot change no matter the number of defensive changes. If a replacement player enters the game that is not in the batting lineup, the person they replaced cannot re-enter the game 5) 20 run rule after 3 innings, 15 after 4+ innings 6) If your field is on the end of a fence, a homerun is only counted if it goes over the part of the fencing or both teams agree that the ball is out over the ‘projected’ fence line 7) Batters do not have to run out homeruns (and please don’t) 8) No cleats nor alcohol 9) Tie goes to defense on pitcher’s hand 10) Both team captains must sign score sheet after every game to validate score 11) Playoffs: Higher seeded team has choice of being home or away 12) Playoffs: Field choice will be randomly selected at the end of pool play for the fairness of the wind direction 13) Tournament Director has the right to disqualify any team due to disorderly conduct by either a player or a fan of a team 14) Games that go over the time limit cannot restart another inning after the allotted time 15) There will be no walks; Players can strikeout swinging 16) Only (1) intentional walk per team per game 17) Pitches must have arc on them. If a player requests a pitch to have more arc, then the pitcher must abide. A pitch is considered with ‘arc’ if the ball ascends above the original release point before it descends towards the catcher. If a batter requests the pitch to be slowed down, then the pitcher must abide; This is a slow pitch tournament 18) No steals permitted of second or third base. Batters on third can steal home or attempt a steal on a passed ball by the catcher
The tournament director may resolve any and all conflicts regarding the interpretation of the above rules – or any loopholes therein – at his or her discretion. The director will not umpire judgment calls.