PBR at The Rock Championships

Event Info


Date: 07/25/19 - 07/28/19
Class of: 2020 (17U)


PBR at The Rock Championships is an invite only, 32 team tournament featuring the top club programs from the Midwest and beyond. This tournament is geared to put the best talent on the field in one central location, The Rock Sports Complex.

Interested teams should request an invitation by either following the link on the event page, or emailing Steve Nielsen at [email protected].

Age Group: 17U

Number of teams per division: 32

Fees: 17U - $1495


In PBR fashion, the event will be highly scouted by the college and professional community.  The event will feature top fall programs and athletes from around the Midwest.  Through various media and social media outlets, Prep Baseball Report will continue to shine the spotlight on the future of the game of baseball and create an atmosphere and platform for the athlete looking to gain national exposure.

Entry Fee: Daily spectator admission will be $5 for adults and $3 for children. There will also be a 3 day pass option for $10. There will be no charge for players in uniform and three (3) coaches per team.

Coolers: No coolers Allowed


In the event a tournament is cancelled or shortened due to weather, Rock Tournaments will issue credit as follows (4 game guarantee tourney)…

  • If 0 games are played, you will receive 100% credit towards a 2020 Rock Tournament
  • If 1 game is played, you will receive 75% credit towards a 2020 Rock Tournament
  • If 2nd game is started, you will receive 50% credit towards a 2020 Rock Tournament
  • If a 2nd game is completed, you will receive 25% credit towards a 2020 Rock Tournament
  • If 3 or more games are completed, there will be no credit issued.



The Rock Sports Complex
7900 W. Crystal Ridge Rd.
Franklin, WI


Tournament Rules

Game Guarantee: 4 games

Home/Away: Coin Flip

Shoe Type: Turf shoes or Tennis Shoes - Absolutely no metal cleats allowed on the fields.

Each team will play four pool play games within their age bracket. After pool play games the top four teams will advance to bracket play in each age bracket. The top four teams will be determined by:

1) Record

2) Head to head if only two teams are tied

If more than two teams are tied:

3) Runs allowed

4) Runs scored

5) Run differential (Max run differential per game is 8)

6) Coin toss if necessary

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 60’x90’ fields with a time limit of 1:50 hours.

14U-18U: All games will be played on 60’x90’ fields with a time limit of 1:50 hours.

Pool Play games will be played with a strict 2:00-hour time limit with no new inning starting after 2:00 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 2:00-hour time limit, the game will be recorded as a tie.

Playoff games will not be restrained by the 2:00 -hour time limit. Rule is subject to change. The higher seed is the home team throughout the ENTIRE playoffs. 

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

Run differential (Max run differential per game is 8)

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 bearing 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 their 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.


Daily Max

0 Days

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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.


  • 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.


Registered Teams


  Team Name City State Roster
1 Cangelosi Sparks Mensik Lockport Illinois View


  Team Name City State Roster
1 GRB Rays Yellow 15u Windsor Wisconsin View


  Team Name City State Roster
1 GRB Rays Green 17u Windsor Wisconsin View


  Team Name City State Roster
1 29ers Baseball Sugar Grove Illinois View
2 605 SOX Sioux Falls South Dakota View
3 Central Illinois Outlaws 17U Peoria Illinois View
4 Chicago Elite 2022 Mokena IL View
5 Go Pro 2020 Daly Plainfield Illinois View
6 Great Lakes - Bambenek Woodbury Minnesota View
7 Hitters Baseball WI View
8 Illinois Braves Champaign Illinois View
9 Illinois Indians Mount Prospect Illinois View
10 Illinois Indians - WEST Mount Prospect Illinois View
11 Lou Collier/DB A's Latimore Chicago Illinois View
12 MASH Baseball - Hebig Eagan Minnesota View
13 Minnesota Starters - 17U Black Shakopee Minnesota View
14 Naperville Renegades American NAPERVILLE Illinois View
15 NorthStar Navy 17u Burnsville Minnesota View
16 Ohio Mavericks Cleveland Ohio View
17 PBA 17u Kenosha Wisconsin View
18 Pro Player Canes-Belo McHenry Illinois View
19 Pro Player Canes-Stewart McHenry Illinois View
20 PTA White Franklin Wisconsin View
21 Rhino (WI) WI View
22 Rhino Baseball-Varney Romeoville Illinois View
23 STIKS Academy Red 17u Waukesha Wisconsin View
24 Team Heat Baseball U16 COTTAGE GROVE Wisconsin View
25 Top Tier Navy 17U McCook Illinois View
26 Upper Deck Cougars Orland Hills Illinois View
27 Windy City-Herbert Chicago Illinois View
28 Wisconsin Impact La Crosse Wisconsin View


  Team Name City State Roster
1 RakeCity 2021 IL View