USABL TOURNAMENT RULES
All USABL Rules Apply with the exception of the below additions. -- Click here to view the other USABL Rules.
Time Limit Pool Play - All pool play games will have a time limit. No new inning after 1 hour and 45 minutes at the 46/60 and 50/70 levels. At the 60/90 levels no new inning after 2 hours + 10 minutes. Extra Innings: If the time has not expired teams will play extra innings until time expires. Games can end in a tie in pool play.
Time Limit Playoffs - All playoff games will have a time limit. No new inning after 2 hours at the 46/60 and 50/70 levels. At the 60/90 level no new innings after 2 hours + 25 minutes. Extra Innings: If the time has not expired teams will play extra innings until time expires. If still tied after the time limited has expired we will use the playoff tiebreaker (See Below)
Championship Time Limit - No time limit unless it is deemed necessary by Tournament Director. Play until there is a winner. The higher seed will be the home team.
Playoff Tie Breaker After Time Has Expired - Last batted out from the previous inning will be placed at 1st Base, second, to last batted out will be placed at 2nd base and the third to last batted out will be played at 3rd base. The team at-bat will start the inning with 1-Out. The game will resume and continue every inning like this until one team is ahead at the end of a complete inning.
Three or more tie-breaker: When three or more teams are tied.
When all tied teams have played each other and one team has beaten ALL the other tied teams without a loss, that team will be awarded the playoff spot. All teams must have played each other to use this.
Fewest Runs Allowed