585 Baseball Tournament Playing Rules
585 Baseball and the on-site tournament director reserves the right to amend these rules at any time for specific tournament play. NFHS rules will be enforced with the following exceptions. All teams and coaches need to review their event rules prior to the start of each tournament.
Age Restrictions: Either/Or
13U and Up
Your high school graduation year.
Or age, your age is determined by the May 1st date of that year
*9U Division Players who turn 10 prior to May 1 of the current season are not eligible unless they are in the 3rd grade. Also, any player turning 11 prior to May 1 will not be eligible. Players who are 9U eligible are eligible for this division regardless of grade.
*10U Division Players who turn 11 prior to May 1 of the current season are not eligible unless they are in the 4th grade. Also, any player turning 12 prior to May 1 will not be eligible. Players who are 10U eligible are eligible for this division regardless of grade.
*11U Division Players who turn 12 prior to May 1 of the current season are not eligible unless they are in the 5th grade. Also, any player turning 13 prior to May 1 will not be eligible. Players who are 11U eligible are eligible for this division regardless of grade.
*12U Division Players who turn 13 prior to May 1 of the current season are not eligible unless they are in the 6th grade. Also, any player turning 14 prior to May 1 will not be eligible. Players who are 12U eligible are eligible for this division regardless of grade.
*13U Division Players who turn 14 prior to May 1 of the current season are not eligible unless they are in the 7th grade. Also, any player turning 15 prior to May 1 will not be eligible. Players who are 13U eligible are eligible for this division regardless of grade.
*14U Division Players who turn 15 prior to May 1 of the current season are not eligible unless they are in the 8th grade. Also, any player turning 16 prior to May 1 will not be eligible. Players who are 14U eligible are eligible for this division regardless of grade.
13U and up players must be rostered before the first pitch is thrown of current game
No player can appear in a tournament game for more than one team, per division.
Playing a non rostered player will result in removal of the player from the contest, cannot participate. If a team has multiple non rostered players participate, this could result in a fine.
15 runs after 3 innings
10 Runs after 4 innings
8 Runs after 5 innings
13U and above in pool play games, home and away will be pre-determined by tournament operators.
9-10U: All games will be played on 46’x60’ fields with a time limit of 1 hour and 45 minutes.
11-12U: All games will be played on 50’x70’ fields with a time limit of 1 hour and 45 minutes.
13U-18U: All games will be played on 60’x90’ fields with a time limit of 2 hours.
13U and UP
Pool Play will have a strict 2-hour time limit with no new inning starting after two hours. Time will be announced and kept by the home plate umpire and/or the 585 Baseball field manager. If a game is tied after complete 7 innings, then the game will end in a tie. In the case of a tie, each team will receive ½ a loss and ½ a win.
12U and Under
Pool Play will have a strict 1-hour and 45 minute time limit with no new inning starting after that time. Time will be announced and kept by the home plate umpire and/or the 585 Baseball field manager. If a game is tied after complete 6 innings, then the game will end in a tie. In the case of a tie, each team will receive ½ a loss and ½ a win.
Time will begin on First Pitch
Playoff games will continue to follow the 2-hour time limits, except for Championship games. Rule is subject to change.
The higher seed is the home team throughout the ENTIRE playoffs.
Extra Innings (Playoff Only):
Last hitter from previous inning @ 2nd base
The hitting team starts 1 out and every hitter has a 1-1 count
Normal substitution rules apply
Play continues until one team is ahead at the end of the inning
Semi-Final and Championship will be played with regular extra innings.
Tournament Director has right to decide to move the game to Extra Inning Rules stated above if the games go beyond 2 extra innings
Complete Games and Extra Innings:
In the event of inclement weather, all rainout games may not be made up due to time constraints and/or field availability.
If rain or weather suspends a game in a 6 inning contest, 4 innings (3 1/2 innings if home team is winning) could be considered a complete game.
If rain or weather suspends a game in a 7 inning contest, 5 innings (4 1/2 innings if home team is winning) could be considered a complete. The host facility and tournament director will make the final decision on all complete games.
In the event of a delay, games that cannot be resumed within 1 hour will be considered an official game. The tournament director can extend the 1 hour deadline if there are extenuating circumstances - working on the fields, lightning delay, etc.
The MLB balk rule will be enforced and will be LIVE, not a dead ball.
3rd to 1st pickoff move is ILLEGAL.
Coaches are allowed a total of TWO (2) mound conferences per pitcher, on the third conference the pitcher must be removed.
The second conference of an inning, a pitcher must be removed.
All teams in 585 Baseball events are strongly encouraged to follow the USA Pitch Smart guidelines that are displayed below. 585 Baseball Tournaments officials will not police these, they are simply guidelines to take care of your pitchers arms.
Age Daily Max 0 Days 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days
13-14 95 1-20 21-35 36-50 51-65 66+
15-16 95 1-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76+
17-18 105 1-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76+
All coaches/teams must turn in a lineup card to the umpire at the plate meeting prior to the start of each game.
Lineups must include player name, number and position
Substitutions are not required to be listed on the lineup card
Once the first pitch has been thrown, the number of batters must stay the same for the entire game and the lineup is locked in.
14U and Up you will have three lineup options:
Hit 9 hitters with a DH or no DH. We will honor the High School DH Rule.
Use one EH and hit 10 with or without a DH
Use one EH and XH and hit 11 with or without a DH.
13u and up will play by a modified College DH rule where the pitcher can be P/DH. (This means that once you pull the pitcher out of the game he can remain in the batting order as the DH.) (Can DH for anyone, not limited to the pitcher)
Head Coach needs to inform the umpire of the intentional walk and the hitter will be awarded 1st Base. No pitches need to be thrown.
Courtesy runner is optional for pitcher/catcher of record at anytime.
The courtesy runner must be a legal sub
If you are hitting a continuous lineup that last batted out will be your courtesy runner
Same player is allowed to run for the Pitcher and Catcher
If an error is made on a courtesy runner, it is a correctable error and the runner will be replaced with correct runner
The courtesy runner will never be mandatory.
Number of Players/Forfeits:
A game can start with 8 players. However, if a team drops to seven or less, the game will become an automatic forfeit. The tournament director and committee reserves the right to look at and rule on all forfeits.
If you start game with 8 the 9th place in the lineup will be an automatic out.
A forfeit score will be scored as 7-0.
Tournament Director has the right to amend forfeit scoring.
If a team forfeits a pool play game they will not advance to championship bracket play.
Specific to 12U and under, if a team is hitting a continuous lineup or has no legal substitutions available and a player gets injured and can not continue to play, their spot in the batting order will be skipped with no penalty. Once a player’s spot in the batting order is skipped, the player is out for the remainder of the game and can not come back into play.
Pre-Game Infield/Batting Practice:
No pre-game infield or batting practice on the field will be allowed during any tournaments unless noted by the tournament director.
Tie Breaker and Advancement Rules:
Head to Head
If three or more tied, if one team has defeated all other teams they are tied with, that team advances. If not, next tie breaker applies
Runs Allowed, subtracting the game with the highest runs allowed
Runs Scored, subtracting the game with the lowest runs scored
Pool Winners will always be the higher seed than a non pool winner. From there all wild card teams will be determined based on the rules below. After Pool winners, pool seed will have no barring on who advances, i.e. a 2-0 team who finished 2nd in there pool will be seeded behind a 1-1 team who wins their pool.
A protest is only available for a violation or misapplication of a rule, not for coach/fan/player disagreement with an umpire’s judgement call (i.e.. ball and strikes, out and safe, interference, etc.). Pitching limitations are not eligible for protest. Protests must be filed and ruled on before the next pitch if during a game, or before umpires leave field if after a game. The team protesting must make cash payment of $200 at the time of protest and the protest will only be heard and ruled upon by the tournament committee. If the protest is ruled in the protesting team’s favor, the $200 will be refunded to the team.
It is required that all teams, coaches, and fans comply with all tournament and facility rules. Team managers/head coaches MUST have full control of their players and parents at all times. This means “on” and “off” the field.
Tournament directors and hosts have the authority to eject a player, fans or team anytime during the tournament for threatening with physical harm, physical attack, abusive language, destruction of property, or failure to pay.
The tournament committee reserves the right to eject any person from the site for unruly or unsportsmanlike behavior.
Any physical altercation between two teams before, during, or after a contest could result in the removal of both teams from the remainder of the event and future events.
Any player, coach, manager, spectator and fan that is ejected from a game shall be suspended and removed for the remainder of that game. Any individual ejected must leave the complex and exit to the parking lot.
*If a team is hitting a continuous lineup, the ejected player’s spot in the lineup will remain and his team is forced to take an out.
Any player or coach that acts maliciously or performs an act with intent to injure, the tournament committee has the final say in the penalty for that individual(s).
Tournament Director has final say in penalty for any individual that gets ejected for a second time in a tournament.
12U and Under Bats
BPF 1.15 Max
Must be stamped by either USSSA or USA
13u - 18U
If Zero Games are played 100% of entry fee will be returned as a credit for a future event run by 585 Baseball Tournaments
If 33% of your guaranteed tournament games are played 50% of entry fee will be returned as a credit for a future event run by 585 Baseball LLC Tournaments.
If you play 2 or more of your scheduled games, that is considered a full tournament.
Credits are valid for 12 months from the time of the cancelled event.
Gate Fees are non-refundable. 585 Baseball will do everything we can to play all scheduled games.
Teams that pull out after an event is sold out will not receive any refund or credit.
Teams that pull out within 90 days of an event will not receive any refund or credit.
Teams that pull out prior to the 90 days of an event will receive a refund minus their deposit.