|Event:||LA Invitational 18U|
|Age Groups:||2017s, 18U|
|Type:||Tournament - Games Minimum|
|Date:||July 14th - July 17th, 2017 (Fri - Mon)|
Southern California (CA)
|Rules:||Click here for Rules|
Prospect Wire General Event Rules
POOL PLAY/SHOWCASE EVENTS
TIE BREAKERS (In Order)
1.) Head to Head (If 3 or more teams tie for best record, head to head is only used if 1 of the teams beat each of the other teams with same record. Otherwise, head to head is thrown out and we move to 2nd tie breaker)
2.) AVG runs allowed during pool play
3.) AVG runs scored during pool play
4.) Total Differential Runs Scored vs. Runs Allowed
Prospect Wire reserves the right in the 1st round of any playoff consisting of 8 or more teams, to switch opponents if two teams from same pool OR same organization are scheduled to meet in the first round. This is only the case in Round 1 of a playoff that has a Round of 16 or Quarterfinal as it’s first round. If playoff only consists of Semi Finals & Championship, then seeding stays as is.
APPROVED BATS FOR EACH DIVISION
Upperclass Division (18u/17u) – WOOD BAT ONLY (ash, maple, composite, BAUM, etc…)
Underclass Division (16u/15u) – WOOD BAT ONLY (ash, maple, composite, BAUM, etc…)
NextGen Division (14u/13u) – BBCOR or WOOD BAT ONLY (when division is combined, all teams must use BBCOR (drop 3 max) unless see below:
***If two 13u only teams are scheduled to play each other then they may abide by the following bat rules: All bats must have a branding, label, or stamp proving BPF 1.15 or BBCOR on it. There is length to weight ratio maximum of -5 (5 ounces)
APPROVED AGES FOR EACH DIVISION
Upperclass Division (18u/17u)
Players must not turn 19 on or before May 1st, 2017
Any player that is a 2017 grad or higher is eligible to play in this division
Underclass Division (16u/15u)
Players must not turn 17 on or before May 1st, 2017
Any player that is a 2019 grad or higher is eligible to play in this division
NextGen Division (14u/13u)
Players must not turn 15 on or before May 1st, 2017
Any player that is a 2021 grad or higher is eligible to play in this division
Special Note Regarding Pitching Limits
Prospect Wire does not believe in setting pitching limits for our teams to follow. We believe that coaches should not only know their players better than us, but be responsible adults when handling their pitchers. It is a coach’s responsibility (as well as the parents) to ensure a player is not being overused during an event.
Prospect Wire takes player safety very seriously. While we do not impose pitching restrictions, we do reserve the right to ban a coach/team from an event if we feel they are blatantly abusing a pitcher’s arm by allowing him to throw multiple appearances with excessive innings during an event.
Prospect Wire will handle each situation on a case by case basis. Again, coaches should be responsible and educated on how to properly handle their players. But Prospect Wire will not actively set limits on how many pitches a player can throw in a given game or event.