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Rules of the Game
Bunting
1. A batter cannot "show bunt" on a pitch and then swing at the same pitch. Doing so
results in the batter being called out.
The Batting Order
1. The batting order must contain all eligible roster players.
2. A team's batting order can be changed after the first game. This allows the manager a chance
to evaluate his players and establish a lineup to use for the rest of the tournament.
a. Once the batting order for the team's second game has been established, no changes are allowed.
3. The batting order for each team is "rubber banded" throughout the tournament, including the
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playoffs. The term "rubber banded" means the batter, who was on deck as a game ends, is the
2. Bunting is allowed at any time.
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Miscellaneous
1. Hidden ball tricks are not allowed.
2. Faking or "deaking" by a defensive player to make a base runner alter his course or
slide unnecessarily is not allowed. If in the umpire's judgment this occurs, the
base runner and all other current base runners are awarded an extra base.
3. Beyond applying the tag to a base runner, a "no-contact" rule between the offensive and defensive
players is in effect.
4. Oversliding the base or "taking out" a defensive player is not allowed. If the base runner
5. If the catcher is blocking the plate and does not have control of the ball, the base runner may
go around the catcher and not touch home plate yet still be awarded the run if it was
to avoid a collision.
violates the "no-contact" rule, the umpire may eject the base runner from the game.
leadoff batter for the next game. This allows players to have the same number of plate
appearances or within one plate appearance of their teammates by the end of the tournament.
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