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About Jesse Caron: The Caron family was heavily involved in baseball along with their two sons, Cody and Jesse. Unfortunately, we lost Jesse to a tragic accident shortly after high school. The family sponsored this tournament in Jesse’s name to promote sportsmanship and a love of the game that was so important to their family.

 

Message from the Division Manager:

As we enter our final tournament to wrap up the season, I just want to say a big thank you to all the coaches, team managers and volunteers who have helped make this a fun and successful season of baseball. Thank you to the players for all your hard work and dedication, and for representing Ladner Minor Baseball with pride - best of luck to everyone!

Fair Play rules will continue to be in affect during the final tournament; should a team not abide by the fair play rules the game will be considered a forfeit.

  • Each player must sit once before someone sits twice unless injury or other circumstances agreeable to both teams prevent this. If a player cannot play defensively, they must come out of the game.
  • Infield Positions: Players are allowed to play a maximum of four (4) innings infield, of which only one position may be played twice. The only position exempt from this is the catcher. Your catcher may occupy the position for a maximum of three (3) innings each. Only two (2) of the innings played at catcher will count towards their infield time.
  • Outfield positions: Players shall be allowed to play a maximum of three (3) innings per game. All outfield positions are considered the same position.
  • It is the coach’s responsibility to keep track of the player’s positions and they must provide it to the league or other coach should it be requested.

 

Tournament information:

  • All teams will be placed into three x 3 team pools for a round robin phase and play two games.
  • Top 4 teams will advance to the semi-final group and the other 5 teams will continue to the placement round.
  • The 8th and 9th ranked teams coming out of the round robin will play a one game Play-in game to determine who will play for 7th place.

 

Round Robin Rules:

  • Each team will be given two points for a win, one point for a tie and 0 points for a loss.
  • At the conclusion of the round robin, the top team from each pool will automatically advance to the semi-final group, along with the top team from the remaining 6 teams. See tiebreaker rules #1 and #2 below.
  • Mercy rule is in effect as per standard 9U division spring rules.
  • If home team is ahead following the visiting team's at bat in the final inning, home team does not bat.
  • Time limit = no inning starts after 1 hr 45.
  • Game can end in a tie.

 

Placement Game Rules: 

  • Mercy rule is in effect as per standard 9U division spring rules.
  • If home team is ahead following the visiting team's at bat in the final inning, home team does not bat.
  • Time limit = no inning starting after 1 hr 45.
  • Game can end in a tie EXCEPT Play-in game which will play additional innings using the international tiebreak rule (1 out and last player who batted in the previous inning starts on second).

 

Semi-Final / Bronze Medal Game rules:

  • Mercy rule is in effect as per standard 9U division spring rules.
  • Time limit = no inning starts after 1 hr 45.
  • Games cannot end in a tie. Additional innings will be played using the international tiebreak rule (1 out and last player who batted in the previous inning starts on second).

Tiebreakers to be used at the conclusion of the Round Robin

Tiebreaker #1:  Determining the TOP TEAM within an individual pool

Note 1: This tiebreaker is only used to determine the top ranked team in each pool. All remaining teams will follow Tiebreaker #2 to determine team rankings of 4 through 9

Note 2: All steps are only calculated using the games played between the tied teams, not all games played.

Note 3: Once the top team is determined within the pool, this tiebreaker is concluded and all remaining teams enter the Tiebreaker #2 process for the 4th to 9th placed teams fresh. 

 

Step 1: Head to head result amongst tied teams.

Step 2: If the tie persists, the placement of teams will be dictated by the lowest ratio of number of runs allowed per defensive inning. A defensive inning is defined as having taken the field and a pitch thrown.

Step 3: If the tie persists, the placement of teams will be dictated by the highest ratio of runs scored per offensive inning. An offensive inning is defined as having been at bat for at least one pitch.

Step 4: If the tie persists, apply Step 2 and Step 3 (if necessary) but include all games played in the Round Robin. If all three teams are involved in the tiebreaker, advance to Step 5.

Step 5: If the tie persists, the placement of teams will be dictated by the team that has scored the highest number of runs over all games in the Round Robin.

Step 6: If two teams remain, coin toss (conducted in person or on video call). If three teams remain, a random draw will be conducted by the Division Manager.

Tiebreaker #2: Determining rankings for 1ST to 3RD (pool winners) and then 4TH TO 9TH PLACE

Note 1: all steps are calculated using both round robin games played by each team

 

Step 1: Head to head result amongst the tied teams if it is a two way tie and both teams were in the same pool for the round robin.

Step 2: If the tie persists or Step 1 was not able to be applied, the team with the highest number of wins between the tied teams.

Step 3: If the tie persists, the placement of teams will be dictated by the lowest ratio of number of runs allowed per defensive inning. A defensive inning is defined as having taken the field and a pitch thrown.

Step 4: If the tie persists, the placement of teams will be dictated by the highest ratio of runs scored per offensive inning. An offensive inning is defined as having been at bat for at least one pitch.

Step 5: If the tie persists, the placement of teams will be dictated by the team that has scored the highest number of runs over all games in the Round Robin.

Step 6: If two teams remain, coin toss (conducted in person or on video call). If three teams remain, a random draw will be conducted by the Division Manager.

 

Seed 7, 8, 9 Tiebreaker Explanation

Teams involved: Mets, Expos, Athletics

Step 1: Head to head result amongst the tied teams if it is a two way tie and both teams were in the same pool for the round robin.

Results: No teams were in the same pool. This step does not resolve 3 way tie.

 

Step 2: If the tie persists or Step 1 was not able to be applied, the team with the highest number of wins between the tied teams.

Results: No teams earned a win. This step does not resolve 3 way tie.

 

Step 3: If the tie persists, the placement of teams will be dictated by the lowest ratio of number of runs allowed per defensive inning. A defensive inning is defined as having taken the field and a pitch thrown.

Results:

Mets: 11 defensive innings, 19 runs allowed = 1.73 runs per inning allowed
Athletics: 8 defensive innings, 16 runs allowed = 2 runs per inning allowed
Expos: 8 defensive innings, 24 runs allowed = 3 runs per inning allowed

This step determines the placement for all three teams:

7th seed = Mets
8th seed = Athletics
9th seed = Expos

Schedule and Results

Saturday, June 15

9:30 am - Tigers @ Expos - Tigers win 16-8
12:30 pm - Blue Jays @ Athletics - Blue Jays win 12-2
3:30 pm - Mets @ Sharks - Sharks win 8-5

Sunday, June 16

9:30 am - Expos @ Bombers - Bombers win 8-0
12:30 pm - Sharks @ Dodgers - Sharks win 15-7
3:30 pm - Athletics @ Black Sox - Black Sox win 4-1

Monday, June 17

6:00 pm - Dodgers @ Mets - Dodgers win 11-8

Wednesday, June 19

6:00 pm - Black Sox @ Blue Jays - Black Sox win 17-10

Thursday, June 20

6:00 pm - Bombers @ Tigers

 

End of Round Robin - Teams are re-seeded 1-9 with top team from each pool taking Seeds 1-3.

 

Friday, June 21

6:00 pm - Play-in game - Expos @ Athletics

Saturday, June 22

9:30 am - 7th place game - Play-in winner @ Mets
12:30 pm - Semi-final #1 - 4th seed @ 1st seed
3:30 pm - Semi-final #2 - 3rd seed @ 2nd seed

Sunday, June 23

9:30 am - 5th place game - 6th seed @ 5th seed
12:30 pm - Bronze medal game - coin toss
3:30 pm - Gold medal game - coin toss

Pool A Standings
Pool B Standings
Pool C Standings