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All Star Rules

  1. All-Star League games will follow PONY Baseball Tournament rules with all Parish Regular season exceptions, unless otherwise noted below.
  2. All teams will play nine (9) fielders and bat nine (9) players.
  3. In the Mustang 9 Group All substitutes must be entered into the game at the Top of the 3rd Inning. They must play a minimum of two (2) consecutive innings before they can be taken out of the game.
  4. Pitching regulations for ALL groups will follow the PONY Tournament restrictions. Pool Play and Bracket Play are considered two (2) separate tournaments for this rule.

Slow Pitch:

  1. Tournament games will follow USSSA Slow Pitch rules, unless otherwise noted below.
  2. Teams are required to have a minimum of 12 eligible players listed on their roster.
  3. Teams will be limited to a maximum of 3 Certified Coaches and the eligible players on the Team Roster in the dugout.

Fast Pitch:

  1. Tournament games will follow USSSA Fast Pitch rules, unless otherwise noted below.
  2. Teams are required to have a minimum of 12 eligible players listed on their roster.
  3. Teams will be limited to a maximum of 3 Certified Coaches and the eligible players on the Team Roster in the dugout.

All Groups:

  1. Game Lengths will be as follows:
    1. Mustang and below- 6 innings or 1 hour and 30 minutes.
    2. Bronco 11 and above – 7 innings or 1 hour and 40 minutes.
    3. 10U Slow Pitch- 7 innings or 1 hour.
    4. All other Slow Pitch- 7 innings or 1 hour.
    5. 10U Fast Pitch- 7 innings or 1 hour.
    6. All other Fast Pitch- 7 innings or 1 hour.
    7. ALL Pool Play games may end in a tie, NO extra innings will be played.
  2. All teams must wear uniforms that are identical in style, color and design. All uniforms must be worn as they are designed to be worn. No jewelry is allowed.
  3. All suspended games will be completed unless the Tournament Director(s) decide otherwise and/or a specific exception is noted in these rules.

Weather issues:

Games which are rained out on any specific day will be rescheduled at the next earliest available date as decided by the Tournament Directors, Frank Wittenberg, Terry Godfrey or Bill Verret

Tie-Breakers for Seeding:

  1. Overall Record (Winning Pct.)
  2. Head to Head Results
  3. Total Runs Allowed in ALL games
  4. Total Run Differential
  5. Coin Flip

Other Information:

It is highly recommended that each team keep its own scorebook for each game. If there are any discrepancies or conflicts with the books then we will refer to the official book only if there is no clear mistake in it.

Any Protest must be filed according to the rulebook for that tournament. The Tournament Decisions Committee will be the LRPD Tournament Director on duty. In the absence of this person a Committee will be formed according to the PONY rulebooks for Baseball and the USSSA rulebooks for Softball. Protests are allowed during a game on rule applications only.

Any Protest concerning Player Eligibility will be handled after the game is completed, however the protesting coach must inform the umpire and the official scorebook during the game of the intended protest.
Coaches are responsible for their team's fans. We expect your cooperation in dealing with any fan or parent who is acting inappropriately during the tournament Failure to cooperate with the tournament directors in this manner may result in the coach being suspended and/or the team forfeiting the game. Please remind your fans of the proper behavior for the LRPD Youth Athletic
Program.

Substitution Policy:

It is very important that you, as a coach, pay special attention to the substitution rules for tournament play. All subs must enter the game at the top of the 3rd inning, before the first pitch is thrown to a batter. There are no exceptions for this. The penalty is forfeiture of the game.
You are not allowed to tell the official scorer before the game who your subs are going in for. The wnpires will not hold up the game for any extra time to allow you to report your subs. It is your responsibility alone to take care of it. Please handle it properly, we do not like to have to forfeit gan1es because the coach forgot or was not paying attention. If a coach has gone outside the field to report the subs and is at the official scorebook prior to the first pitch of the 3rd inning we consider this to satisfy the reporting rule, as long as they are entering all of their eligible subs during this time. Each Coach must use the proper designated fonn to report their subs to the scorekeeper.

The Tournament Director(s) have the authority under LRPD rules to enforce any ruling(s) they deem appropriate if it is not specifically covered in any Governing Organization's rules and/or deemed to be in the best interest ofthe Programs.