2019 Border Battle

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Date: 07/25/19 - 07/28/19

THE BORDER BATTLE INFORMATION

All games will be played at college fields including University of Toledo (OH), Mercy Field - home of Lourdes University (OH), Tiffin (OH), Adrian College (MI) and more!

Prep Baseball Report's highly respected scouting services creates an exclusive, elite tournament option for high-level baseball teams. 

TEAM SELECTION PROCESS

Only 16 teams will be accepted into each age group.

16 teams at the 15U level, 16 teams at the 16U level, and 16 teams at the 17U level.

Teams are selected through a large database and intensive player and team review by appointed PBR staff.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out this form. Do not register without an invitation.

FORMAT:

5 Game Guarantee. 

15U Bracket Play - The pool winners will be seeded 1-3 and one wild card will advance. All other teams will receive a consolation game.

16U Bracket Play - Pool A 1st place will play Pool B 2nd place and Pool B 1st place will play Pool A 2nd place. All other teams will receive a consolation game.

17U Bracket Play - The pool winners will be seeded 1-4. All other teams will receive a consolation game.

BENEFITS:

  • Pre-content coverage of teams attending and players to watch
  • Post-content coverage of event results and players results
  • PBR Player profiles for all players attending the event
  • Scout Blogs and team recaps during all games
  • Radar guns at all venues
  • Roster packets created for College and Professional Scouts in attendance and provided at no cost
  • Baseballs will be provided for all games

LOCATION:

University of Toledo, Mercy Field (Home of Lourdes University - all turf field w/lights), Tiffin, Heidelberg, Adrian College (turf field w/lights), and more!

REGISTRATION FEE:

$1000 ... ***We do not charge gate fees***

HOTELS:

We will require out-of-town teams to stay at tournament hotels.

Location

Locations

University of Toledo
Nebraska Ave and Parkside Blvd
Toledo, OH
43607

Mercy Field (turf)
525 S Holland Sylvania Rd,
Toledo, Ohio
43615

Adrian College
110 S. Madison Street
Adrian, MI
49221

Tiffin University
2375 W County Rd 26
Tiffin, OH
44883

Heidelberg University
182 Prospect Street
Tiffin, Ohio
44883

Owens CC
30335 Oregon Road
Perrysburg, OH
43551

Carter Park
401 Campbell Hill Road
Bowling Green, Ohio
43402

Rules

Prep Baseball Report Tournament Playing Rules

 

Prep Baseball Report and the on-site tournament director reserves the right to amend these rules at any time for specific tournament play. NFHS rules will be enforced with the following exceptions. All teams and coaches need to review their event rules prior to the start of each tournament.

 

Age Restrictions: Your age is determined by the May 1st date of that year or your high school graduation year.

  • If the team is found with an illegal player, that team will be KICKED OUT of the tournament and will forfeit all games with a score, 7-0.


Mercy Rules:

15 runs after 3 innings

10 Runs after 4 innings

8 Runs after 5 innings


Coin Flip: In Pool Play home team is determined by a coin flip. The home team will be the official book and will record game start time when announced by umpire. All teams need to be prepared to start 15 minutes prior to their official start time.

 

Field Dimensions and Time Limits

13U: Games will be played on 54’x80’ or 60’x90’ fields depending on the tournament listing with a time limit of 2 hours.

14U-18U: All games will be played on 60’x90’ fields with a time limit of 2 hours.

 

Pool Play games will be played with a strict 2-hour time limit with no new inning starting after two hours. Time will be announced and kept by the home plate umpire and/or the PBRT field manager. If a pool play game ends in a tie after 7 innings OR the 2-hour time limit, the game will be recorded as a tie. In the case of a tie, each team will receive ½ a loss and ½ a win.

 

Playoff games will continue to follow the 2-hour time limits, except for the Semi-Final and Championship games. Rule is subject to change. The higher seed is the home team throughout the ENTIRE playoffs. If a playoff game (excluding Semi-Finals and Championship) are tied after 7 innings or 2 hours, the following rules will go into effect:

  • Last hitter from previous inning @ 2nd base

  • Normal substitution rules apply

  • The hitting team starts 1 out and every hitter has a 1-1 count

  • Play continues until one team is ahead at the end of the inning

 

Semi-Final and Championship will be played and completed with regular extra innings. There is no time limit in the Championship game but run rules will stay in effect.

 

Complete Games and Extra Innings: In the event of inclement weather, all rainout games may not be made up due to time constraints and/or field availability. If rain or weather suspends a game in a 6 inning contest, 4 innings (3 1/2 innings if home team is winning) could be considered a complete game. If rain or weather suspends a game in a 7 inning contest, 5 innings (4 1/2 innings if home team is winning) could be considered a complete. The host facility and tournament director will make the final decision on all complete games.

 

If a game is tied after the final inning AND TIME REMAINS, you will be allowed to play one extra inning. After that one extra inning, if the game still remains in a tie, it will end in a tie even if time remains on the clock.

 

Number of Players/Forfeits: A game can start with either 8 or 9 players. However, if a team drops to seven or less, the game will become an automatic forfeit.  The tournament director and committee reserves the right to look at and rule on all forfeits. A forfeit score will be the average runs scored for the winning team to 0 for the losing team.

 

Injuries: If a team is hitting a continuous lineup and a player gets injured and can not continue to play, his spot in the batting order will be skipped with no penalty. Once a player’s spot in the batting order is skipped, the player is out for the remainder of the game and can not come back into play.

 

Pre-Game Infield/Batting Practice: No pre-game infield or batting practice on the field will be allowed during any tournaments unless noted by the tournament director.

 

Intentional Walks: Head Coach needs to inform the umpire of the intentional walk and the hitter will be awarded 1st Base. No pitches need to be thrown.

 

Courtesy Runner: Courtesy runner is optional for pitcher/catcher at anytime. The courtesy runner must be a legal sub or the last batted out if you are batting a continuous lineup.  The courtesy runner will never be mandatory.


Tie Breaker and Advancement Rules:

Win Loss Record

Head to Head (does not apply with 3 or more teams tied)

Runs Allowed

Runs Scored

Runs allowed in games against teams tied with

Runs Scored in games against teams tied with

Coin Flip


Pool Winners will always be the higher seed than a non pool winner.  From there all wild card teams will be determined based on the rules below. After Pool winners, pool seed will have no barring on who advances, i.e a 2-0 team who finished 2nd in there pool will be seeded behind a 1-1 team who wins there pool.


Pitching: The MLB balk rule will be enforced and will be LIVE, not a dead ball. 3rd to 1st pickoff move is legal. All teams in PBRT events are strongly encouraged to follow the USA Pitch Smart guidelines that are displayed below. PBR Tournaments officials will not police these, they are simply guidelines to take care of your pitchers arms.


Age

Daily Max

0 Days

1 Day

2 Days

3 Days

4 Days


13-14

95

1-20

21-35

36-50

51-65

66+

15-16

95

1-30

31-45

46-60

61-75

76+

17-18

105

1-30

31-45

46-60

61-75

76+

 

Protests: A protest is only available for a violation or misapplication of a rule, not for coach/fan/player disagreement with an umpire’s judgement call (ie. ball and strikes, out and safe). Pitching limitations are not eligible for protest. Protests must be filed and ruled on before the next pitch if during a game, or before umpires leave field if after a game. The team protesting must make cash payment of $100 at the time of protest and the protest will only be heard and ruled upon by the tournament committee. If the protest is ruled in the protesting team’s favor, the $100 will be refunded to the team.


Sportsmanship: It is required that all teams, coaches, and fans comply with all tournament and facility rules. Team managers/head coaches MUST have full control of their players and parents at all times. This means “on” and “off” the field. Tournament directors and hosts have the authority to eject a player, fans or team anytime during the tournament for threatening with physical harm, physical attack, abusive language, destruction of property, or failure to pay. The tournament committee reserves the right to eject any person from the site for unruly or unsportsmanlike behavior. Any physical altercation between two teams before, during, or after a contest could result in the removal of both teams from the remainder of the event and future events.


Ejections: Any player, coach, manager, spectator and fan that is ejected from a game shall be suspended and removed for the remainder of that game only. Any individual ejected must leave the complex and exit to the parking lot. *If a team is hitting a continuous lineup, the ejected player’s spot in the lineup will remain and his team is forced to take an out. Any player or coach that acts maliciously or performs an act with intent to injure, the tournament committee has the final say in the penalty for that individual(s). Any individual that gets ejected for a second time in a tournament shall be removed and eliminated from participating in the remainder of that tournament.

 

Hitting Lineups: All coaches/teams must turn in a lineup card to the umpire at the plate meeting prior to the start of each game. Once the first pitch has been thrown, the number of batters must stay the same for the entire game and the lineup is locked in.

You will have three lineup options:


1.Hit 9 hitters with a DH or no DH. We will honor the High School DH Rule. (14 and under).

15u and up will play by a modified College DH rule where the pitcher can be P/DH. (This means that once you pull the pitcher out of the game he can remain in the batting order as the DH.) (Can DH for anyone, not limited to the pitcher)

2. Use one EH and hit 10 with or without a DH

3. Hit a continuous lineup with free substitution. See ejections and injuries rules to see what happens when losing a player.

*In the situations 1 and 2, you will have to follow high school substitution rules.*


Rosters: All rosters should be submitted prior to the start of the tournament. A player may not be listed on more than one roster. No player can appear in a tournament game for more than one team. Each manager is responsible for all aspects of his roster and must carry photocopies of birth certificates and/or high school transcripts to provide proof. An illegal player may be suspended until documentation is provided or removed from the entire tournament if proven illegal.


Bats:

  • 13u BPF 1.15 or BBCOR.  Max Difference of Drop 8

  • 14u BBCOR

  • 15u-18u BBCOR


Illegal Bat Penalty

  • It is the responsibility of each teams head coach to monitor bats  that are in play. If a player uses an illegal bat. The umpire must be notified prior to the first pitch of the next batter or before all defensive players leave fair territory.

  • If the bat is found illegal, the batter will be ruled out and runners will not be allowed to advance.

  • If a team has three illegal bat rules infractions the Head Coach will be ejected for the rest of the tournament.

 

Skunk in the Outfield Play - Play where the runner on 1st creates his own path in the baseline by backing up in the outfield WILL NOT BE ALLOWED. Runner must take a lead with a direct line from 1st base toward 2nd base.

 

First Offense, Umpire will call time and issue an official team warning putting all players back to their starting base.

Second Offense, Runner will be declared out and any pitch or action by other runners will be nullified.

 

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. PBR 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 that pull out prior to the 90 days of an event will receive a refund minus their deposit.

Hotel

Please CLICK HERE to book your hotel rooms for the tournament.

All out-of-town teams are required to stay at a host hotel for this tournament.

No exceptions. 

Teams

Registered Teams

15U

  Team Name City State Roster
1 Canes Baseball Miamisburg Ohio View
2 DBacks Elite - Scott (local team) Dearborn Heights Michigan View
3 Lake Erie Tritons 15u Holland Ohio View
4 Lake Erie Warhawks Elyria Ohio View
5 Legacy Baseball - Shields Brighton Michigan View
6 Michigan College Connect Waterford Michigan View
7 Next Level Bedford Temperance Michigan View
8 Oakland Tigers Troy Michigan View
9 Oxford Wildcats Blue Oxford Michigan View
10 Toledo Missles Toledo Ohio View

16U

  Team Name City State Roster
1 A. Green Baseball Northville Michigan View
2 Indiana Landsharks South Bend Indiana View
3 Lake Erie Warhawks (Mezlak) Elyria OH View
4 Marlins Elite 17u New Boston Michigan View
5 Motor City Bulldogs Baseball Club Canton Michigan View
6 Motor City Hit Dogs Rochester Hills Michigan View
7 Ohio Elite North 16U Cleveland OH View
8 Precision Patriots-Flaig Canton Michigan View
9 Titans Baseball Buffalo New York View
10 Triple Crown Royals Maroon Galena Ohio View

17U

  Team Name City State Roster
1 Blennerhassett Bears Parkersburg WV View
2 Bo Jackson Elite 2022 Hilliard OH View
3 Canes Baseball Miamisburg Ohio View
4 Detroit Diamond Jaxx- Latessa Clinton Township Michigan View
5 Dream Park Baseball Bowling Green Ohio View
6 Erie Steelheads Prospects Erie Pennsylvania View
7 Indy Flex Fishers Indiana View
8 Lake Erie Tritons - Merriman Holland Ohio View
9 Lake Erie Tritons - Segura Perrysburg Ohio View
10 Manchester A's Machester OH View
11 Michigan Mustangs IMLAY CITY Michigan View
12 Motor City Flyers 17U Romeo Michigan View
13 Ohio Elite (Rundgren) Cleveland Ohio View
14 Ohio Elite North Cleveland OH View
15 Ohio Heat 2021 Loveland Ohio View
16 Ohio Longhorns Stow Ohio View
17 Spikes Baseball Canton Ohio View
18 UA Force Ohio Westlake Ohio View

18U

  Team Name City State Roster
1 Rochester Cougars Elite Rochester New York View

Upperclass

  Team Name City State Roster
1 NorthStar Varsity Kvasnicka Burnsville Minnesota View