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Operating Procedures

visit www.InterstateCBL.com for information on our league for 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 2016 Information

Baseball Procedures

1.  All games will be 9 innings, except doubleheaders which will be two 7 inning games.

2.  Typical baseball rules apply in regards to game suspensions and completions due to weather.  The team losing must hit 5 times for a game to be complete.  If tied after that point, the game will be considered halted and resumed at a later date.  If the game was suspended before that point, the game will be considered a rainout.

3. Rainouts will not be made up.

4.  The top two teams in each division will make the TCBL Playoffs (based on winning percentage).  Tiebreakers will be a) head to head record b) record against 1st place team (if still tied then record against second place team, etc) c) coin flip

5.  Playoffs will be single game elimination with quarter-final games of #1 seed vs #2 seed within each division.  Semi-finals will match Eastern vs Southern and Central vs Western and the championship will then match the two winners.  The team with the higher winning percentage will be the home team.

6.  Any wood or composite bat is allowed.

7.  All players on the field of play must be in uniform or an accepted jacket.

8.  After 11:59 PM July 10, rosters are frozen and only in the case of an extreme emergency will exceptions be made to add a player (by the commissioner).

9.  Eligible players must be enrolled in a college or university.  Players finishing their high school senior year are eligible as are graduating college seniors.

10.  There will be 12 teams in the league consisting of teams from the Capital Distrct area, Central New York area, the Hudson Valley/Catskill area, and the Rocster area.  The teams from the Capital District area will use Shuttleworth Park in Amsterdam as their home field, the Hudson/Catskill teams will use Cantine Field in Saugerties and Greenport Park in Hudson as their home fields, the Western teams will use McDonough Park in Geneva and Colburn Park in Newark as their home fields, while the teams from the Central New York area will use DeLutis Field in Rome and Onondaga CC as their home field.  

11.  There will be generally one single game during the week, a doubleheader on Saturdays, and a single game on Sundays.  The single weekday game and Sunday game will be played within a team's own division and played at their local home field, while the Saturday doubleheaders will be played against the other division (Eastern vs Southern and Central vs Western) and will rotate back and forth between sites.  

 

Payment Information

1. To secure a spot in the TCBL all payments must be adhered to according to the payment schedule.  If payments are not maintained, the TCBL has the right to replace the player with an alternate player and no refund will be issued.

2.  There are no refunds offered.

3.   To help offset the cost of the league, players will also recieve an amount of $20 raffle tickets equal to their payments to sell which have great prizes.  The players KEEP the money for the tickets they sell and just turn in the stubs.  In essence if they sell them all, they would be basically playing and living for free

 

Housing

1. There is no housing in this league.  All players should be from the Upstate New York region.

 

Equipment 

1. Helmets, balls, etc will all be provided by the TCBL.

2.  Composite wood bats will be provided to each team.  Players are welcome to bring their own composite or wood bats as well.  

3.  Each player will be issued 2 sets of jerseys, a pair of pants, league shorts, socks, a hat, and a belt.  The pants and belts need to be returned at the end of the season.

 

Miscellaneous

1.  All games will have live stats provided by Pointstreak.  

2.  Updated statistics will be available on the TCBL website via Poinstreak.

3.  NCAA rules will apply to all games.

4.  Batting practice and infield/outfield will be available for most pre-games.

5.  Tobacco of any kind is not allowed per NCAA rules.