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2018 High School Baseball & Softball

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Lecia Schluterman    SCIAA Baseball/Softball Coordinator

Office              416-9944                     Cell                 479-438-0854

Fax                  416-9949                     Email              schlutermanl@scsk12.org    


Important Dates


November 28 Baseball & Softball Coaches Meeting 4:00 pm SCIAA Office
January 17 All Schedules due to SCIAA
January 17 TSSAA Softball Rules Meeting 5:30 pm MUS
January 17 TSSAA Baseball Rules Meeting 6:30 pm MUS
February 12 TSSAA First date of practice
March 12 TSSAA First Date of Contest
March 12 TSSAA Deadline to File Eligibility & Schedules
March 12-16 SCS Spring Break
May 11 TSSAA Districts Must Be Completed
May 14 TSSAA Region Semifinals
May 16 TSSAA Region Finals
May 18 TSSAA Sectionals
May 22-25 TSSAA State Championship




Baseball-TSSAA limits high schools to play a maximum of 30 games played, 4 tournaments (tournaments count as 3 games).

Softball-TSSAA limits high schools to play a maximum of 34 games, 5 tournaments (tournaments count as 4 games).



All high school baseball schedules are due to the SCIAA Office by January 17th.  It is the responsibility of the school to contact Memphis Parks for field availability, scheduling and fees.  The school will be responsible for paying all fees associated with playing on Parks Fields.  These fees will not be reimbursed.

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 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 (schlutermanl@scsk12.org).

Parks Services Fields: 

After April 1st, all games played at Willow Park must be completed by 6:00 pm, Tobey on Wednesday and Thursday must be completed 6:00 pm.  Drop dead.  No excuses. 

Andrew Fisher             (901) 767-4580 office             andrew.fisher@memphistn.gov

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:

Baseball & Softball Assigning Agent:   Tony Walsh          (901) 634-5201           twalsh06@aol.com



  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Only Officials’ fees for League/District games will be reimbursed by the SCIAA.


Umpire Fees:

  Two Officials Three Officials
Senior High Baseball Single Game


Single Game


  Doubleheader (JV/JV)


Doubleheader (JV/JV)


  Doubleheader (JV/V)


Doubleheader (JV/V)


  Doubleheader (V/V)


Doubleheader (V/V)


Doubleheader fees apply to regular season contests only when there is no more than 30 minutes between games.  If one game of the doubleheader is a JV game, it is limited to 5 innings or a 1:15 time limit, whichever comes first.  NO EXCEPTIONS!
  Two Officials Three Officials
Senior High Softball Single Game


Single Game


  Doubleheader (V/V)


Doubleheader (V/V)


Doubleheader fees apply to regular season 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 (instructions are included in this packet).  The scores must be submitted by noon of the following day.  The SCIAA also asks that coaches submit every score to the Commercial Appeal for publishing in the newspaper.  Just call 901-529-2360 and say that you have a score to report. 



TSSAA Baseball Pitch Count Regulations



  1. Make sure properly warmed up prior to any throwing activity. Use proper equipment to aid in the warm up. (Surgical tubing, etc…)
  2. Make sure a proper dynamic and static stretching plan is followed prior to throwing.
  3. Educate pitchers on proper mechanics and techniques of throwing.
  4. Monitor for signs of mechanical breakdown and fatigue.
  5. Take immediate action if a pitcher complains of pain.
  6. Consult a trainer/doctor/ trained coach upon completion of game pitching activity.
  7. Put in place and follow a prescribed post pitching rehabilitation program.
  8. Make every effort to avoid pitching a player in multiple games on the same day.


  1. Cannot use the same pitcher three (3) days in a row regardless of number of pitches thrown.
  2. If pitchers hit their END number, they are allowed to finish the batter in the box regardless of END number.
  3. 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 )
  4. Home team would be final correct count.
  5. Both teams would sign documentation pitch form at the end of each game.
  6. 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.
LEVEL Maximum number of pitches per appearance Days of  Rest (Pitches) 1

calendar  day of  rest


calendar 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


  • The pitch count applies to regular season and postseason.

A form tracking pitches for the pitchers for each school shall be kept and signed by opposing coach at the conclusion of each game.


Penalty for violation of the 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 occurred.

3rd Time – Forfeit; $500 fine; coach suspended for four games at each level the violation occurred.


The SCIAA urges coaches to check with opposing team between each inning to ensure pitch counts are the same.  If you see a coach not charting pitch counts, please make note of it on your sheet and contact the SCIAA Office the next day, schlutermanl@scsk12.org.   

TSSAA FAQ’s to Highlight

Schools Which Member Schools May Play or Scrimmage.

  1. What schools may a member school of TSSAA play or scrimmage during regular season?
  2. TSSAA member schools may play or scrimmage the following:
  3. Any secondary school team with grades 9 and above.
  4. An individual home schooled student who might be invited to participate in a track meet, wrestling competition, golf competition, etc. This would primarily apply to individual sports.
  5. A home school team in a team sport, such as basketball, baseball, softball, etc., where home schooled students go together to form a cooperative team.


  1. Who can a member school of TSSAA not play during regular season?
  2. Any non-school team. Examples would be a club team, recreational park league team, or any type of

independent team.


Varsity Teams

  1. Can a school’s junior varsity team participate against another school’s varsity team?
  2. No. A game is either a varsity game for both teams, a junior varsity game for both teams, or a scrimmage for both teams. An exception may be made by the Executive Director when a school is beginning an athletic program.


SCIAA Rules:

  1. 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.

105.2 If schools are closed on the day a meeting is to be held, the meeting will be rescheduled by the SCIAA office.  Schools will be notified of the new date.

105.3 The principal of the home school will contact the principal of the visiting school and they will decide whether the game is to be played or postponed. In the event of disagreement, the decision rests with the Athletic Manager.

105.4 If postponed:

  1. The Athletic Manager should be notified of the decision immediately, including the new date and site preference.
  2. The home school will notify the officials’ assigning agent that the game has been postponed.

105.5 Guidelines for Forfeiting Athletic Contests

Forfeit – Any game that is cancelled by a school for reasons other than weather related conditions.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Both schools in a forfeiting situation should send a letter to the SCIAA office and a copy to the opposing school principal.
  4. 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. 
  5. 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.
  6. The forfeited game will not be rescheduled.
  7. If there is a continued pattern of forfeiting in any sport, the Athletic Manager may request an explanation.
  8. 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.
  9. A forfeit will remove the forfeiting team from consideration for the SCIAA Championship.



TSSAA 2017-2021 District Alignments-Baseball & Softball

Region 8 Region 8 Region 7 Region 8
District 15A District 16A District 16AA District 14AAA District 15AAA District 16 AAA
BTW City Univ. Craigmont Arlington Collierville Central
Douglass Fairley Hamilton Bartlett Germantown East
KIPP Colleg. Freedom Prep MLK Prep Bolton Houston Overton
Manassas Hillcrest Raleigh-Egypt Cordova Kirby White Station
MAHS MSE Trezevant Kingsbury Ridgeway Whitehaven
MASE Oakhaven Melrose Southwind
MBA PCA Mitchell
Middle College Web DuBois A&T Sheffield
Soulsville Westwood Wooddale
Web DuBois L&PP GRAD Acad.




District Tournament Sites

Baseball (Last Year) 2017-18
14AAA- 14AAA-
15AAA- 15AAA-Germantown-Casey Calloway
16AAA-White Station-Wade Walter 16AAA-
16AA-Craigmont-Coach Hester 16AA-
16A-Middle College-Reed Willis 16A-Middle College-Reed Willis
15A- 15A-
Softball (Last Year) 2017-18
14AAA-Bolton 14AAA-Arlington
15AAA- 15AAA-
16AAA-White Station-Bob Alberson 16AAA-
16AA-Craigmont-Tim Anderson 16AA-
16A- Middle College-Reed Willis 16A-
15A- 15A-


Tobey Park                                                                Willow Park

2599 Avery Ave.                                                        4971 Willow Road

Behind the SCS Board of Education                       #1 is behind the Community Center and

Overton High School



Kennedy Park

4575 Raleigh LaGrange Road

Fields 6-9 are the first fields you come to

Fields 1-5 are the last fields


Team Baseball Home Field Softball Home Field
Bolton Bolton Bolton
Cordova Cordova Cordova
Kingsbury   Kennedy Park
Germantown Red Devil Field Germantown
Southwind Southwind Southwind
Kirby Kirby Willow Park
Ridgeway Ridgeway Ridgeway
Wooddale Sowell Field Willow Park
Central Tobey Legion Field Tobey Park
East East East
Hamilton   Tobey Park
Melrose Orange Mound Park  
Overton Willow Park #1 Willow Park
Whitehaven Whitehaven Whitehaven
White Station White Station White Station
Craigmont Craigmont Kennedy Park
Fairley   Fairley
MLK Prep MLK Prep Kennedy Park
Sheffield Sheffield Sheffield
Westwood Westwood Westwood
Douglass Douglass Kennedy Park
Manassas Manassas Manassas
Raleigh-Egypt Raleigh-Egypt Raleigh-Egypt
Trezevant Trezevant Kennedy Park
Mitchell Mitchell Carrruthers Park
Oakhaven Oakhaven Oakhaven
PCA   Willow Park
MAHS   Kennedy Park
BTW Jesse Turner Park Tobey Park
Middle College Tobey Legion Field Middle College
MSE   Willow Park
GRAD Academy   GRAD Academy



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