ALL STAR HARVEST LEAGUE 2013 UMPIRES
These are a couple of important things that all assignors, managers, and umpires will need to know in the event of a rain out situation. Some important rules and regulations are also addressed.
1. The home team is responsible for canceling games in the event the field is not playable .We would appreciate if someone would make a trip to the field for an assessment before canceling.
2. In the event that the game is unplayable, all divisions should immediately contact Greg Thompson. Please call with the correct game number which is listed on the game schedule page. Greg Thompson – 413 364- 7767 mobile Gregthompson4980@yahoo.com
3. Umpires Will BE CONTACTED. Umpires will not be paid for games not played. Be sure to check your messages if the weather is questionable.
4. All divisions will follow Tri Town Baseball rules for their respective divisions. If you need a full listing go to www.tritwonbaseball.com and these rules may be printed from that website. Any rules that deviate from those rules will be listed on this home page.
5. One warning per pitcher for balking in all divisions. Umpires should take a moment to explain what caused the warning to both player and coach.
6. Umpires are required to arrive 10-15 minutes before the scheduled game time. In the event an umpire has a conflict, it is their responsibility to contact that division assignor and find a replacement.
7. All rainouts must be made up even if the game is played out at the other team’s field. Follow the schedule to determine who would be the home team in the event this occurs.
8. 14 –under division will bat the 9 players on the field and are allowed an extra hitter (EH) to be used (10 players max batting) once the tournament begins, but will follow a continuous batting order in the regular season. All younger divisions will follow a continuous batting order.
9. All games are to be played out and the MERCY does NOT apply in any division. Sportsmanship should be demonstrated by all coaches, players and fans on and off the fields.
10. NO COLLISION RULE applies in all divisions.
11. 10 under division shall play 6 innings. Pitchers are limited to 3 innings per game and 6 per week.
12. 12 under division shall play 7 innings. Pitchers are limited to 4 innings per game and 8 per week.
13. 14 and under division shall play 7 innings. Pitchers are limited to 5 innings per game and 10 per week.
14. Steel cleats are allowed in the 14U division.
15. Umpires should report any incidents with coaches, players or fans directly to the assignors for that division. Assignors should contact Greg Thompson with any of these issues.
16. Players may be called up, and play up to a team in an older division without being listed on the older teams roster. Under no circumstances will players play laterally, or down on other teams. To be eligible to play up in the tournament, a player must have played in 50% of the older teams games during the regular season.
17. Bat Sizes:
10U maximum -12
12U maximum -10
14U maximum -5
16U maximum -3
Maximum drop is for the protection of our players, so no exceptions will be made.
Managers and Teams for 2013:
Ludlow Red Sox - Mike Kelliher firstname.lastname@example.org
Rockhounds - Michael Buehrle email@example.com
Palmer Hurricanes - Gary Webber firstname.lastname@example.org
Granby Blue Sox - John Gaughan email@example.com
East Longmeadow Spartans - Anthony Frigo firstname.lastname@example.org
Hampden-Wilbraham Monarchs - Keith Hotaling email@example.com
Western Mass Rebels - Tony Faulkner firstname.lastname@example.org
Belchertown - Craig Kupinski email@example.com
Warriors - John Morrin firstname.lastname@example.org
South Hadley Tigers - Larry Roberts email@example.com
Ravens - Dennis Cahalan firstname.lastname@example.org
Springfield Indians - Matt Bleakley email@example.com
South Hadley Panthers - Matt Foley firstname.lastname@example.org
Monson - Chris Tranghese email@example.com
Ludlow Diamondbacks - Brian Kibbe firstname.lastname@example.org
Wilbraham Falcons - Rene Garza Rene.Garza@styrolution.com
Hampden Bulldogs - Mark Goossens email@example.com
East Longmeadow Spartans - Peter Donaldson firstname.lastname@example.org
Badger Baseball - Joe Mead email@example.com
Belchertown Orioles - Ed Medina firstname.lastname@example.org
Somers Rangers - Joe Decker email@example.com