2018 Middle School Baseball & Softball
Lecia Schluterman SCIAA Baseball/Softball Coordinator
Office 416-9944 Cell 479-438-0854
Fax 416-9949 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lou Stackley SCIAA Baseball/Softball Agent
Cell: 901-488-8490 Email: email@example.com
|January 25||Baseball & Softball Coaches Meeting||4:00 pm||SCIAA|
|February 1||First date of practice|
|March 1||Final date to add games to schedule|
|March 12||First Games|
|March 12-16||Spring Break|
|*March 30-31||SCIAA Middle School PlayDay|
|*April 6-8||Rain Date-SCIAA Middle School PlayDay|
|April 27||SCIAA Championship Meeting||4:00 pm||SCIAA|
|*April 30-May 5||SCIAA Championship Tournament||TBA|
|*May 11||TMSAA West TN Softball Sectionals-LargeTMSAA West TN Softball Sectionals-Small||5:30 pm||AwayMemphis-TBA|
* Dates subject to change
Eligibility must be entered into the TSSAA Portal at least one week prior to the first scheduled contest.
All participants must be insured. For more information, please contact India Weaver at (901-416-7470).
TMSAA limits middle schools to play a maximum of 16 games played. The SCIAA Championship tournament will count as two games in the TMSAA limit. Coaches are welcome to schedule more games up to the max 16. Non-league games must be reported to the SCIAA by March 1st. Schools will be responsible for fields and umpires if submitted after the deadline.
Admission charge is optional. $2.00 max ticket price.
Line-up Cards: Coaches should exchange line-up cards before the start of each game. The player’s uniform number is to be included. This is necessary due to the re-entry rule.
Inclement Weather: Cancellation or postponement of games for inclement weather is the responsibility Athletic Director of the home team or his/her representative. The final decision and notification to the visiting team, umpire or assigning agent, and the SCIAA Lou Stackley must be made by 11:00 a.m. on the day of the game. If there is any question as to playing conditions of Park Commission fields, the final decision for determining whether or not the field is playable will be made by the Park Commission representative.
Rescheduling Inclement Weather Games: The home team is responsible for obtaining field assignments for make up games and contacting assigning agents to obtain umpires. The home team is responsible for contacting the visiting team within three days of the postponed game and setting a playing date for the rescheduled game. If the visiting team has not received notification of game reschedule by the third day, they are responsible for contacting the SCIAA in writing (e-mail). Please CC the SCIAA on all correspondence concerning make-up games (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Games have not been scheduled for Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays to allow dates for make-up games. If we have a lot of reschedules the SCIAA reserves the right to schedule multiple games on a Saturday at a Parks Services facility.
After March 30, all games played at Willow Park and Tobey Park must be completed by 6:00 pm. Drop dead. No excuses. I am working on getting a few days that we can play later. Will update when confirmed.
Andrew Fisher (901) 767-4580 office
Games postponed on Park Commission fields should be rescheduled through the Park Commission office. Please contact them at 757-4580 between 10am and 12pm, daily. The participating teams should reschedule games postponed on school fields.
The home school is responsible for changes of the field location –You must notify the umpire’s assigning agent of any change:
Softball & Baseball Assigning Agent:
Tony Walsh (901) 634-5201 email@example.com
- All umpires are required to contact the home team school by 12:00 noon on game day. Check with your financial secretary to insure that the officials have called in. Do not leave for your playing field without 100% assurance that your officials are assigned and are aware of your game.
- Any changes on game day, coaches are required to contact the umpires or an assigning officer by 11:00 a.m. of game day or be in jeopardy of paying game fees.
- In case it becomes necessary to postpone a regular game after the umpires have arrived, but before any play takes place, the umpires shall be entitled to collect only half of the fee.
- If a change on the schedule is required, contact an assigning agent immediately. If no answer, leave a message on the voice mail and call the SCIAA Office.
One Umpire Two Officials
MS Softball 1 Game-$75.00 1 Game-$55.00
MS Baseball 1 Game-$75.00 1 Game-$55.00
Doubleheader fees apply to contests only when there is no more than 30 minutes between games.
The home team of each contest must upload the outcome of the game to their DigitalSports website by noon of the following day. Usernames and passwords as well as instructions will be included in the preseason meeting packet.
Section V – Baseball and Softball Rules
- Limits Upon Games
503.5 Middle School Baseball – No new inning will begin 1 ½ hours after the official starting time of the contest, except in case of tie games, which should be played to completion.
Middle Softball – No new inning will begin 1 hour and 15 minutes after the official starting time of the contest, except in the case of tie games, which should be played to completion.
503.6 Baseball – If a team is ahead by ten (10) runs after five (5) complete innings of a seven-inning game has been played, the game will be called as a complete game, provided there is a mutual agreement between the two coaches.
Softball – If a team is ahead by fifteen (15) runs after three (3) complete innings or ten (10) runs after five (5) innings of a seven inning game has been played, the game will be called as a complete game, provided there is mutual agreement between the coaches.
- SCIAA Championship
Schools must play all league games to be eligible to participate in the SCIAA championship. All league games that are cancelled must be scheduled within three working days. Forfeits for championship purposes must go through the SCIAA office. Forfeiting a regular season game will remove the team from consideration for the Championship. The SCIAA Championship format will be determined prior to each season.
- Inclement Weather and Postponed Games
105.1 Inclement Weather – When school is cancelled because of inclement weather conditions, all athletic events will be postponed. The home school is responsible for notifying officials and calling everyone involved in the contest.
105.5 Guidelines for Forfeiting Athletic Contests
Forfeit – Any game that is cancelled by a school for reasons other than weather related conditions.
- To keep from paying a fine, the forfeiting schools must notify the opposing school and the SCIAA office in writing at least 24 hours before the contest.
- Officials should be notified of game cancellation by 11:00 a.m. on the day of a scheduled contest. If the school fails to notify the officials, the forfeiting school must pay and will not receive reimbursement from the Athletic Office.
- Both schools in a forfeiting situation should send a letter to the SCIAA office and a copy to the opposing school principal.
- The fines for forfeiting are two hundred dollars ($200.00) for major sports, fifty dollars ($50.00) for minor sports. Baseball and Softball are both defined as major sports.
- If a school fails to notify the opposing team by 11:00 am in writing on the day of a scheduled contest the forfeiting school must pay the cost of the bus for the visiting team if a bus charge is incurred.
- The forfeited game will not be rescheduled.
- If there is a continued pattern of forfeiting in any sport, the Athletic Manager may request an explanation.
- Any school that has a forfeit situation must notify the SCIAA within 24 hours. Failure to notify the SCIAA in writing will result in a no contest for championship purposes.
- A forfeit will remove the forfeiting team from consideration for the SCIAA Championship.
Baseball Bases-80’ Pitching Rubber-54’
Softball Bases-60’ Pitching Rubber-43’
- Only coaches and players are allowed in the dugout area.
- When a team is on offense only 4 people are allowed outside of the dugout (batter in the box, on deck batter, 1st base coach, 3rd base coach). If a student is coaching a base he/she must have on a batters helmet.
- When a team is on defense no one is allowed outside of the dugout.
2018 SCIAA Baseball and Softball Leagues
|Area 1A||Home Field|
|Area 1B||Home Field|
|Barret’s Chapel||Barret’s BaseballBolton Softball|
|Area 2A||Home Field|
|JP Freeman||JP Freeman (2)|
|Area 2B||Home Field|
|STEAM Academy||TobeySTEAM Softball|
All game after March on highlighted parks fields (Tobey & Willow) must be completed by 6:00 pm.
Drop dead, no excuses!
|Area 1||Home Field|
|Kate Bond||Kate Bond (1)|
|White Station||White Station (SB)Travel (BB)|
|Germantown||Germantown SoftballBob Hailey Baseball|
|Area 2||Home Field|
|American Way||American Way (2)|
|Hickory Ridge||Hickory Ridge (2)|
2599 Avery Ave.
Behind the SCS Board of Education
Central to Flicker Street
4971 Willow Road
Will Carruthers Park
3924 Neely Road
4575 Raleigh LaGrange Road
Fields 6-9 are the first fields you come to
Fields 1-5 are the last fields
NO BUSES OR OTHER VEHICLES INSIDE ANY
2018 TSSAA Baseball Pitch Count Regulations
- Make sure properly warmed up prior to any throwing activity. Use proper equipment to aid in the warm up. (Surgical tubing, etc…)
- Make sure a proper dynamic and static stretching plan is followed prior to throwing.
- Educate pitchers on proper mechanics and techniques of throwing.
- Monitor for signs of mechanical breakdown and fatigue.
- Take immediate action if a pitcher complains of pain.
- Consult a trainer/doctor/ trained coach upon completion of game pitching activity.
- Put in place and follow a prescribed post pitching rehabilitation program.
- Make every effort to avoid pitching a player in multiple games on the same day.
- Cannot use the same pitcher two (2) days in a row regardless of number of pitches thrown.
- Every pitch counts toward the pitch count rule, included those used to finish a batter.
- Highly recommended that a coach check with a coach on the opposing team between each half inning to make sure pitch counts are in congruent. (the same )
- Home team would be final correct count.
- Both teams would sign documentation pitch form at the end of each game.
- The pitch count will apply to a player who pitches. JV pitch count and high school varsity pitch count would be linked together. Example – Pitcher A pitches Varsity on Monday 45 pitches, not allowed to pitch JV on Tuesday.
- The pitch count applies to regular season and postseason.
|LEVEL||Maximum number of pitches per appearance||Days of Rest (Pitches)||1calendar day of rest||2calendar days of rest||3 calendar days of rest||4 calendar days of rest|
|0 days||1 day||2 day||3 day||4 day|
|Middle School(7th-8th Grade)||85||1 19||20 35||36 55||56 84||85|
|High School Freshman/JV||100||1 25||26 40||41 65||66 99||100|
|High School Varsity||120||1 25||26 55||56 75||76 119||120|
Violations of the TSSAA Pitch Count Rule
1st Time – Forfeit; $50 fine; coach suspended for one game at each level the violation occurred.
2nd Time – Forfeit; $250 fine; coach suspended for two games at each level the violation.
3rd Time – Forfeit; $500 fine; coach suspended for four games at each level the violation.