The USSSA SHAMROCK SHOOTOUT will consist of a format of 2 pool games (Saturday) + Single elimination (Sunday). Pool play results will seed teams in championship bracket play. The top four teams will advance to the Gold Bracket and the the bottom four teams will advance to the Silver Bracket.
We will follow USSSA rules. Teams will need to have their rosters online before the event starts. If teams do not have USSSA insurance, teams must email a copy of their insurance to firstname.lastname@example.org before their first game.
SEEDING FOR BRACKET PLAY: 1. W/L Record 2. Head to Head 3. Runs Allowed 4. Run differential (8 Runs Max) 5. USSSA Points
GAME TIME/RUN RULE: All game times will be 85 minutes finish the inning. The mercy rule will be in effect (12/3, 10/4, 8/5). No tie breaker will be played in pool play. In bracket play international tie breaker will be played.
PRE GAME INFO: Home team will be the official scorekeeper. Home team will be decided by coin flip in pool play and the higher seeded team will have the option in bracket play.
PROTEST INFO: Protest fee is $200 cash and is refundable if upheld by the tournament director or UIC. All protests must be made prior to the next pitch.
GAME BALLS: Will be furnished by the tournament.
All players must be on your USSSA roster before your first game or you are subject to forfeiture.
GUEST PLAYERS: If you are picking up players from another USSSA team, this must be done online by logging into your USSSA account.
BIRTH CERTIFICATES: Must be on hand at the event in case another team protests the age of one of your players.