TbS Georgia Major Elite

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Event Info

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Date: 04/05/19 - 04/07/19

TbS Georgia Major Elite

Since its inception in 2006, Travelballselect has attracted top level teams from all over the country due to the great competition, top notch facilities, and well run events. 

 The Georgia Major Elite will be held April 5 - April 7 in 2019. This event is will attract the top teams in the region, being that it will be one of the premier events for the upcoming spring.

ALL GAMES will be played at the LakePoint on their state of art turf surface.

LakePoint's elite baseball facilities include 8 Major League-size fields, which are surfaced entirely with synthetic turf provided by Shaw Sports Turf. This high-tech playing surface has been designed to accurately mimic the bounce of the ball off of real dirt and grass, and will allow fields to be playable immediately after rain. There will be temporary fencing set on the fields appropriate to each age group.

The event is for the following Ages:
Class of 2028 (9U)
Class of 2027 (10U)
Class of 2026 (11U) - Fences will be 200'
Class of 2025 (12U) - Fences will be 200'
Class of 2024 (13U) 
Class of 2023 (14U)

*9U Division Players who turn 10 prior to May 1 of the current season are not eligible unless they are in the 3rd grade. Also, any player turning 11 prior to May 1 will not be eligible. Players who are 9U eligible are eligible for this division regardless of grade.

 *10U Division Players who turn 11 prior to May 1 of the current season are not eligible unless they are in the 4th grade. Also, any player turning 12 prior to May 1 will not be eligible. Players who are 10U eligible are eligible for this division regardless of grade.
 
*11U Division Players who turn 12 prior to May 1 of the current season are not eligible unless they are in the 5th grade. Also, any player turning 13 prior to May 1 will not be eligible. Players who are 11U eligible are eligible for this division regardless of grade.
 
*12U Division Players who turn 13 prior to May 1 of the current season are not eligible unless they are in the 6th grade. Also, any player turning 14 prior to May 1 will not be eligible. Players who are 12U eligible are eligible for this division regardless of grade.
 
*13U Division Players who turn 14 prior to May 1 of the current season are not eligible unless they are in the 7th grade. Also, any player turning 15 prior to May 1 will not be eligible. Players who are 13U eligible are eligible for this division regardless of grade.
 
*14U Division Players who turn 15 prior to May 1 of the current season are not eligible unless they are in the 8th grade. Also, any player turning 16 prior to May 1 will not be eligible. Players who are 14U eligible are eligible for this division regardless of grade.

9U & 10U = $425
11U & 12U = $525
13U & 14U = $575

Game Guarantee:  3 Games

Bat Type: 9U - 13U: 1.15 Stamped Approved (No greater than -5 for 13U) 14U: BBCOR Only

Gate: $5 Daily - $12 Weekend Pass

Parking: $5 Daily - $10 Weekend Pass

LakePoint Sporting Community: 755 GA-293, Emerson, GA 30137

NO METAL SPIKES AT LAKEPOINT

Refunds:  

  1. If Zero Games are played 75% of entry fee will be returned as a credit for a future event run by PBR Tournaments.  
  2. If 25% of your guaranteed tournament games are played 50% of entry fee will be returned as a credit for a future event run by PBR Tournaments  
  3. If  33% of your guaranteed tournament games are played 40% of entry fee will be returned as a credit for a future event run by PBR Tournaments  
  4. If you play 2 or more of your scheduled games, that is considered a full tournament.  
  5. Credits are valid for 12 months from the time of the cancelled event.  

Gate Fees are non refundable. Bullpen Tournaments will do everything we can to play all scheduled games.  

Teams that pull out after an event is sold out will not receive any refund or credit.  

Teams that pull out with 90 days of an event will not receive any refund or credit.

 

*Teams traveling to PBR tournaments will book their team hotel through our housing partner, Connections Housing.  The Stay-&-Play program requires each team book a minimum of eight rooms to qualify for admission into the tournament.  Once you have registered, a Connections Housing associate will reach out to you to collect information on your hotel needs. 

Location

Location

LakePoint
124 LakePoint Pkwy
Cartersville, GA
30121

Rules

RULES OF THE GAME

Playing rules not covered in the Travelball Select Internet version on www.travelballselect.com revert to the Official Rules of Major League Baseball by Triumph Books or the online MLB rules at http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/official_rules/foreword.jsp.

Local and State Directors have the right to adjust rules for local and state play with the approval from Travelball Select.

A. THE PLAYING FIELD

Table 1 describes the recommended mound height, rubber-to-plate, base-to-base, and fence distances for each age division. The rubber-to-plate distance is measured from the rear of home plate to the front of the pitching rubber or coach’s pitching plate.

Table 1. Recommended playing field dimensions Age Division Mound Height Rubber-to- Plate Distance Base-to-Base Distance Recommended Fence Distance

8U Kid Pitch 40’ 40’ 60’ 60’ 0” 4” 180’ 180’ 
9U 46’ 65’ 
10U 46’ 65’ 
11U 50’ 70’ 
12U 50’ 70’  
13U 60’ 90’ 
14U 54’ 80’ 
14U 60’ 90’ 

B. UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT

  1. Players must be uniformed with proper baseball attire. It is recommended that the numbers are at least 4” in height on all jerseys. Only the director can make rulings on uniform legality. No one can protest uniforms.
  2. All offensive players participating in a PBR Baseball event must wear a double ear flapped helmet while on the playing field. This includes bat boys and bat girls while performing their duties. Youth coaches under 18 years of age must adhere to this standard.
  3. If the umpire observes any violation of these rules, he or she directs the violation to be corrected.
  4. The catcher must wear a head protector, body protector, protective cup, shin guards, and a mask with a throat protector. The throat protector, which is part of or attached to the mask, must adequately protect him. The helmet must have full ear protection. The head, face, dual ear flaps, and throat protector can be one piece.
  5. Age divisions 12U and below cannot wear metal cleats.
  6. Bats must be made of an approved material, and they must be smooth and round.
  7. Bats must be certified by the manufacturer to meet a Bat Performance Factor of 1.15 or less.
  8. BBCOR bats will be required in the 14u division.
  9. For 13U bats will be restricted to a -5 ratio or heavier. (The weight of the bat in ounces as compared to its length in inches, must be no greater than 5).
  10. Penalty – the bat will be removed from the playing field by the umpire and the manager of the team will be warned against further use. If the illegal bat is discovered after the end of the play, and the play results in the batter/runner safely reaching first base, the batter/runner will be declared out and all runners must return to the last base legally occupied prior to the play. No run may score on this play. Any out that results on the play will stand. On a second offense, the above penalties will apply and the manager of the offending team will be removed from the field and will be prohibited from managing for the remainder of the game.
  11. A batter using an altered bat is declared out, and all runners return to the base occupied at the time of the pitch. A batter is deemed to have used or attempted to use an illegal bat if the player brings such a bat into the batter’s box. Any out or outs made during the play stand.

C. GAME RULES

  1. A flip of a coin between the two teams determines the home team for each pool play game. For bracket play games, the highest seed is home team.
  2. Roster batting:
  • Teams can bat a nine-player lineup, a 10-player lineup using an extra hitter (EH), or roster bat all present uniformed players. The lineup must be declared before the start of the game and used the entire game.
    • If a team uses a lineup that contains 10 players, the player in the EH position, while not actually playing a defensive position, is treated as such for substitution purposes.
    • Any team that is not roster batting should declare all eligible substitutes by noting them as such on the official lineup that is exchanged with the opposing team and/or home plate umpire at the beginning of the game. Players not listed as eligible substitutes but appear legally on the online roster will be considered legal substitutes.
    • If a team chooses to roster bat, then all players other than the nine defensive position players are extra hitters and can move freely in defensive positions.
    • If a team is batting all present, uniformed players, with no eligible substitutes listed on the lineup card, and the number of players is nine or 10, that team is considered to be roster batting for the purposes of defensive substitutions and courtesy runners, unless the coach has specifically declared otherwise at the pregame plate conference.
    • If additional players arrive after the game has started, those players are placed at the end of the batting order. If the coach declares at the pregame plate conference that he is not roster batting, the late players are listed on the lineup as eligible substitutes. (See Rule C.7)
  1. For teams that are not roster batting, starting players can withdraw and re-enter once (including designated hitters, for age divisions that allow them), provided that the players re-enter in their original position in the batting lineup.
  2. Teams can start a game with eight players provided they take an out for the ninth player. Teams must have a minimum of eight players to start a game. If the lineup drops below eight players, the game is declared a suspended game and is not rescheduled. The suspended game is then ruled a forfeit by the tournament or league director. Umpires have no authority to forfeit a game.
  3. Teams having eight players to start a game are automatically the visiting team.
  4. If a team’s ninth player arrives late to the game, the manager of that team must make an announcement at the plate conference before the game begins and advise both the plate umpire and the opposing team that he or she has a player that will be arriving late. When the player arrives, the player is announced to both the plate umpire and the opposing team and is placed in the ninth position in the batting order. The game resumes as if he or she was there at the start of the game. Until the player arrives, an out is recorded in the ninth position.
  5. If roster batting, players arriving after the game has started are added to the bottom of the batting lineup. If batting nine, or ten with an EH, players arriving after the game has started are legal substitutes as provided in rule 2.C above.
  6. If a player is removed from the game for illness or injury there will be an out recorded for his spot in the batting order (subject to rule 9).
  7. 9U and above teams batting nine, ten, or the roster that drop below nine players are subject to the following:

a) If a team drops below nine players due to illness or injury, an automatic out is recorded.

b) If a team drops below nine eligible players due to an ejection or any reason other than illness or injury and leaves the game,

Teams

Registered Teams

9U

  Team Name City State Roster
1 East Cobb Braves Marietta Georgia View

12U

  Team Name City State Roster
1 Excel Blue Wave Oxford Alabama View
2 Meridian Panthers Lilburn Georgia View
3 Signature Park Bears Brice Hoschton Georgia View

13U

  Team Name City State Roster
1 BigStix Gamers Sanders McDonough Georgia View
2 East cobb colt 45 navy Woodstock Georgia View
3 Meridian Panthers Lilburn Georgia View
4 South DeKalb Tribe Stonecrest Georgia View
5 TA Crush Rome Georgia View
6 Titans Baseball Blue 13u Kennesaw Georgia View

14U

  Team Name City State Roster
1 Banditos Georgia Emerson Georgia View
2 Bill Bond Raptors Pensacola Florida View