Winners of the 2022 15U Arrows Classic AA Tournament - The Stellarton Albions!
***Update as of 07/02/2022***
Thanks to everyone for their participation and tremendous play over the weekend!
Final Standings for the preliminary round can be found at LINK
Semi Final 1 will be played at Carl Morash #1 on Sunday at 10:00am between Stellarton (Home Team as higher seed) and Summerside (Visitors)
Semi Final 2 will be played at Carl Morash #2 on Sunday at 10:15am between Fredericton Blue (Home Team as higher seed) and Hammonds Plains (Visitors)
Winner will be the visitors against Arrows in the Final on Sunday at 2:00pm at Kinsman!
Welcome to the 15U AA Arrows Classic!
The inaugural Arrows Classic will take place on Canada Day Weekend and will be held at Carl Morash Fields 1&2. There are 2 divisions - teams from NS's Bluenose League will make up the Nova Scotia Division and our guests from New Brunswick and PEI will make up the Atlantic Division.
Each team will play 3 games against teams from the other division to ensure that we play a maximum amount of games against unfamiliar opponents
Current Pitch Counts and Rules can be found here - Current Pitch Counts and Rules
Defensive Runs/Defensive Inning Calculator can be found here - Calculator
Rules - All Games will follow Baseball Nova Scotia Rules of Play - below are for quick reference but are not contrary to BNS unless specifically called out in BOLD
1.1 - All participating teams must have a copy of their roster submitted online and hard copy on hand for all games. Each team was sent a login and password for their own microsite that will allow them to submit their roster. The main tournament website is Arrows Classic U15 AAA Tournament Site and the microsites can be viewed from there via 'Admin Login'
1.2 - All participating teams must have at least 12 players rostered
2.0 Game Play
2.1 - Shoes with metal Cleats are allowed
2.2 - A CSA approved double earflap helmets, in good repair, are required to be properly worn by players while they are on deck, at bat and on the bases in all age categories. Form fitting helmets that do not have the attachment for a strap are permitted. Chinstraps are optional for 15U
2.3 - The C.F.A.B rules require catchers in all age categories to wear CSA approved and properly fitted protective helmet and mask while catching
Note: This includes practice and warm up situation such as the bullpen or between innings. Coaches must wear a CSA approved and properly fitted protective helmet and mask in all practice and warm-up situations, as well
2.4 - BNS does not permit defensive players (other than the catcher) to wear helmets without prior written permission of the BNS Executive
2.5 - Under no circumstances are cracked or damaged helmets to be used. The umpire has the authority to check all helmets and eject any that are deemed to be unfit
2.6 - 15U - In all levels (AAA, AA, A) Only wood bats, bamboo bats and wood composite bats will be allowed. Wood composite bats include wood bats with fiberglass sheathing and wood barreled bats with composite handles. Wood composite bats do not include any bat that has any metallic component
Females playing on all boys teams at this level must adhere to rule 220.127.116.11. If the team consists of all female player's they will be permitted to use an aluminum bat with a maximum weight-length differential of -5. There are no restrictions on wood bats
2.7 - In accordance with modified rule 3.10 (a) (The Official Rules of Baseball), the host and not the home club makes the decision on starting any game in a tournament
2.8 - A courtesy runner may be used for a player who has, before the game, declared a health issue to the opposing coach and umpire. A batter after hitting the ball must reach at least first base on his or her own. Once play has stopped the batter who just became a runner may be replaced by the last offensive player declared out. Tournament Addition - In the case of an offensive catcher on base with 2 outs, the player may be substituted for a courtesy runner. The catcher must start the next defensive inning as a catcher unless player is injured and unable to take the field
2.9 - The mercy rule shall be applied in the following situations: a team is ahead; 20 runs after 3 innings (2.5 innings with the home team ahead), 15 runs after 4 innings (3.5 innings with the home team ahead) and 10 runs after 5 innings (4.5 innings with the home team ahead)
2.10 - Pitch Count - - BNS Pitch Count rules link (2022 BNS Handbook). Details on page 27
|Level||Daily Pitches No Rest||Daily Pitches (1 Day Rest)||Daily Pitches (2 Day Rest)||Daily Pitches (3 Day Rest)||Daily Pitches (4 Day Rest)||Daily Max|
2.11 - It is the responsibility of the OFFICIAL SCORER to track the pitches/ innings pitched for all those participating. All information regarding this shall be recorded and made available to any team requesting the information. If there is any discrepancy between a team's total and that of the official scorer, the OFFICIAL SCORER'S information will take precedence and is NOT subject to appeal. In the absence of an official scorer, the tournament chairman shall record the pitches/innings pitched by all pitchers and provide this information as requested
2.12 - If there is a violation of the pitching restrictions, the onus is on the official scorer or, in their absence, the opposing manager to bring the matter to the attention of the team at fault through the umpires. Only once the team has been informed of the violation or the impending potential for violation, the team is then responsible to ensure that the rules regarding pitching restrictions are followed. If after this point, the team continues to violate these rules, the team shall immediately forfeit the game
2.13 - Teams cannot score more than 5 runs per inning with the exception of the last inning being an open inning.
2.14 - The Umpire shall call out start of play time after the first pitch. No inning shall commence after 2.5 hours from start of play in non-elimination games
2.15 - A game consists of 7 innings. If the score is tied after 7 innings, there shall be one extra inning of play if time permits.The score will stay tied if there is no clear winner after one extra inning of play. For elimination games play will continue until a winner is decided
2.16 - Home Team for preliminary games will be decided by a coin toss at home plate
3.0 - Standings
3.1 - 1st Place and 2nd Place in each division will be awarded based on points accumulated during play (2 for a win, 1 for a tie). If there is a tie between 2 teams then common opponents shall be compare.