2023 17U Steel City Baseball Classic
Location: Birmingham, Alabama & Surrounding Areas
Wednesday, June 7, 2023 to Sunday, June 11, 2023
RULES AND INFORMATION
EQUIPMENT: WOOD BAT & BAUM BATS ONLY ALLOWED.
TIME LIMIT: Each game is 7 innings or until time expires. A game cannot start a new inning after a time of 1 hour and 50 minutes. A game shall complete the current inning if the inning started prior to 1:50 minutes and is relevant to the outcome of the game (Relevancy to Winner or Loser only). Umpires are responsible for monitoring time. If the game is a tie at the end of the time limit, the game will be considered a tie, and no additional innings will be played.
BASEBALLS: Each team is required to provide 3 new baseballs to the umpire at the beginning of each game. Each team is mutually responsible for providing baseballs for the entire duration. No baseballs provided by the SCBC.
10 RUNS AFTER 4 INNINGS (The game will end if the visiting team is behind by 10 or more runs after 3 ½ innings, or the visiting team is ahead by 10 or more runs after 4 complete innings).
8 RUNS AFTER 5 INNINGS (The game will end if the visiting team is behind by 8 or more runs after 4 ½ innings, or the visiting team is ahead by 8 or more runs after 5 complete innings).
HOME / VISITOR: The home team shall be decided by a coin flip between coaches.
RULES: National High School Federation Baseball Rules will be enforced. In the event that any items are not covered in the rules, the tournament director will make the fairest possible final ruling.
HITTING LINEUP and PLAYER USE: Line up may consist of 9, 10 or 11 batters. The lineup must stay with either 9, 10 or 11 batters (whichever is used) for the entire game. The 10th hitter, if used, will be designated as an EH on the lineup card and the 11th as the XH. You can also use a DH as provided for in the NHSF rules. You can make free defensive substitutions. You can use a courtesy runner for the pitcher and catcher per NHSF rules.
GAMES: Each team is scheduled to play 5 games.
ADMISSION: Tournament Pass is $30. Day Pass is $10. CASH and VENMO only. No refund once purchase has been made.
INFIELD/OUTFIED and CAGES: No infield/outfield prep at any site. Some fields may allow use of cages.
SCORING: The home team is responsible for the official scorebook.
SPORTSMANSHIP: The tournament committee reserves the right to eject any person from the site for unruly or unsportsmanlike behavior. Any coach or player who is ejected for the second time during the tournament will be eliminated from participating for the remainder of the tournament.
CANCELLATION / WEATHER POLICY: No refunds for cancellation. As with most baseball games, weather could play a factor. Our goal is to adhere to the original schedule. The SCBC may shorten or cancel games because of inclement weather. By registering for this event, you agree to this weather policy – 0 games played, 75% credit for next year. 1 game played, 50% credit for next year. 2 games played, no credit or refund.
INSURANCE / WAIVER / PARKING: Each team is required to have insurance for their team/participants. Proof of insurance is due prior to the start of event. A signed waiver is also required for each organization. All individuals park at their own risk.
The SCBC is open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender).
The Steel City Baseball Classic is hosted by Central Alabama Baseball Academy.
BY REGISTERING FOR THIS EVENT – ALL COACHES, PLAYERS, PARENTS, AND FANS AGREE TO THESE RULES.