A courtesy runner is allowed for pitcher & catcher of record. Last batted out.
Maximum 7 runs per inning
Ties are allowed in pool games
Tie in bracket play (International tie breaker): Both teams start the next inning with last out (from previous inning) on 2nd base
Mercy rule - 15/3, 10/4, 8/5
Home/Visitor is preset for pool play
Higher seed is Home Team in bracket play
Each team will provide 2 new baseballs for each game. If additional balls are required due to balls going out of play, the team at bat must supply the additional balls.
All bats must have USSSA certified stamp, big barrel is allowed
No specific pitching rules (coaches use best judgement to keep everyone safe)
Free defensive substitutions
Dropped thiird strike in effect
Infield fly in effect
Head first slide: Legal if No Face Mask, C-Flap, or Chin Strap
Mound is 46 feet, Base distance is 65 feet
Tie breaker (Pool Play)
Record, Head to Head, Run Differential (max = -7/+7), Runs Allowed, Runs Scored, Coin Flip
Head to head tie-breaker is to be used for TWO TEAM ties only. If 3 or more teams are tied, and if one team has defeated all other tied teams, that team advances. If not, then the first tie-breaking criteria will be the run differential max by all tied teams, then runs allowed by all teams, then runs scored by all teams, then coin flip. With 3 or more tied teams, the criteria never reverts back to the 2 team tie criteria.