17 Baseball Tournaments is constantly running tournaments throughout the spring, summer, and fall. 17 Tournaments currently runs tournaments in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio and Tennessee. Our 17 Tournaments waiver can be found here.
Consistency and reliability are lost arts in our constantly changing world, but there’s always one constant on the baseball field — home plate. 17 inches wide and 17 inches long, the dish is always the same. 17 Baseball strives to be the same in the tournament industry, providing reliably good tournaments at quality facilities, with friendly customer service.
17 Tournament Baseball Rules are based upon the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Baseball Rules Book with the following clarifications / modifications below.
Base Rule Modifications:
Baseballs: Each team must provide 2 new baseballs for each game. If additional balls are required due to balls going out of play, the team at bat must supply the additional balls.
Cleats: Molded cleats allowed for all ages. Metal cleats only allowed for 13u and older.
12u and younger: Approved bats only. USSSA BPF 1.15 allowed. USA Bat Standard allowed. Legal wood bat allowed.
13u D1: Cannot use a bat lighter than drop 5 (-5). Players and teams must comply with the age group rules for the age division in which they are playing.
13u D2/D3: Cannot use a bat lighter than drop 8 (-8). Players and teams must comply with the age group rules for the age division in which they are playing.
14u: BBCOR drop 3 (-3) or legal wood bat.
In pool play, a coin toss determines the home team. In bracket play, the higher seed has choice of home or away (same seeds that play each other in bracket play will be a coin toss).
The home team keeps the official scorebook and the visiting team runs the scoreboard where applicable.
Game Time Limits: apply to all games, including Championship games.
Coach Pitch, 6u – 8u: 1:15
Kid Pitch: 8uKP: 1:30
BaseballConnected Tournament Organization Directory https://baseballconnected.com/baseball-tournament-organizations/