Tourney Rules

AZ USSSA Fast Pitch - Tournament Rules

  1. USSSA rules will be used. USSSA Fast Pitch rulebook is available on line at www.usssa.com.
  2. All team managers must check in prior to the first game.
  3. Teams MUST enter their roster on line at www.usssa.com, print down a copy, get signatures, and submit it at check-in or fill out a blank copy prior to the 1st Game.
  4. Game time is forfeit time. A team must have at least 8 players to start a game.
  5. Coin Flip will determine home team in pool play and in bracket play.
  6. Be prepared to play 15 minutes early, prior to scheduled game time
  7. Pool Play games will have a 1 hr 15 minute time limit. No new inning shall start after time has expired.
  8. Bracket games will have a 1 hr 15 minute time limit except for the Championship Game which will be 1 hr 20 minutes. No new inning shall start after time has expired.
  9. Pool Play may end in a tie.
  10. International Tie Breaker will be used in bracket play if tied at the end of regulation or time has expired.
  11. Mercy Rule:
    • 15 after any inning,
    • 12 after 3 innings,
    • 10 after 4 innings
    • 8 after 5 innings.
  1. Please refrain from any player recruiting at all USSSA events.  Failure to comply could result in forfeiture of games
  2. Bracket seeding will be determined by best record during bracket.

Tie Breakers (Pool & Bracket):

  1. Head to Head Competition (2 teams tied)
  2. Least Runs Allowed (if 2 teams still tied after #1 or 3 teams tied and max. 8 runs per game)
  3. Most Runs Scored (max. 8 runs per game)
  4. Coin Toss