SSL Certificate

Where potential meets passion

We value sportsmanship, inclusion, and achievement through teamwork and collaboration.

ISST DIVISION I BASEBALL TOURNAMENT

 MONDAY 27 – WEDNESDAY 29 MAY, 2019

 TASIS THE AMERICAN SCHOOL IN ENGLAND

Venue: Canons Park, 837 Honeypot Lane, Stanmore, London HA7 1AR

 

TASIS is pleased to welcome the participants to England for the 2019 ISST Division I Baseball Tournament. The ISST organization provides a unique sporting experience for literally thousands of young people in a network of international schools throughout Europe and North Africa.

On behalf of the coaches, players, and spectators I would like to thank the many people who have contributed to what we hope will be a successful and enjoyable baseball tournament. In particular, the Athletic Department and community of the American School in London (ASL) who have kindly shared their facilities so that both softball and baseball can be held at the same venue this year.

The friendships forged in the tough challenges that lay ahead will endure. The competition will be fierce, but fair, and the sportsmanship of the highest order.  You are fortunate to have this opportunity, enjoy it. When all is done and dusted at the Awards Ceremony, whatever the outcome, be able to look back with pride at your contribution, and depart happy in the knowledge that you have given of your best.

Marc Butler
Director of Sports and Activities

ISST Sportsmanship and Player Conduct

ISST STATEMENT OF SPORTSMANSHIP

The purpose of the International Schools Sports Tournament is to provide a venue for athletes from the member schools to compete in an environment that is safe, challenging, professional and educational. Each athlete is given the opportunity to demonstrate her/his best athletic ability while maintaining a spirit of respect and co-operation with fellow athletes from various international backgrounds.

Each event involves students and adults in their different roles as athletes, coaches, sports officials and spectators. All those involved in the event are expected to uphold the same spirit of respect and co-operation. This spirit is demonstrated by fair play among athletes, positive encouragement from coaches, impartial judgments from officials and respectful enthusiasm from spectators. The behavior of the adults is crucial to the successful educational aspect of the tournament.

The adults act as models for our athletes. Therefore profanity, deliberately making noises that distract and interfere with the performance of a competing athlete, the condemnation of coaches or officials, or any behavior that is disrespectful or degrading to the ISST standard of sportsmanship, jeopardizes the purposes of the ISST organization and, most of all, jeopardizes the quality of the experience for the athletes.

As the event ensues, we ask that all of our parents, coaches, officials and athletes keep this vision of our purpose in mind.

REGULATIONS FOR STUDENTS

These regulations shall be followed by all students participating in tournaments and other athletic competitions organized by the ISST.  All students participating in an ISST event have agreed to obey these regulations.

Students shall obey all instructions given to them by their coaches as if these instructions were given to them by their parents.  This applies to all activities, irrespective of location, undertaken during the period of the tournament or competition.

Smoking, any other use of tobacco, the drinking of alcohol and the use of drugs are not permitted.

Hotel arrangements made by the responsible official of the host school may not be changed.

Please note that visiting athletes may not ride in a car being driven by a TASIS student.

These regulations apply to all students: both those from the host school and those visiting throughout the period of the competition's duration and, for visiting students, apply also during the journey to and from the site of the event.

Violation of the ISST Regulations for students will result in the offending athlete's removal from competition and the hotel.  Violations will be reported to the responsible ISST official and the student's Athletic Director.

Baseball Tournament Guidelines

ISST DIVISION I BASEBALL TOURNAMENT GUIDELINES

The maximum number of players (including Managers) will be fourteen (14). Rules: U.S. NFHS  www.nfhs.org

Format

In both Division 1 and Division 2 there will be 2 groups, to be called group 'A' and group 'B', of 3 teams seeded based on the previous year’s results. Promotion/Relegation will be 1 up and 1 down.

Day 1 consists of the round robin games for each group. These games will be 6 innings with a time limit of 90 minutes with no new inning starting after the 90-minute time limit.

Upon completion of round-robin play, cross-over semi-final games between the top two teams from group play will be played. The semi-finals would be played on Day 2. These games will be 7 innings with no time limit but mercy rule will apply.

The two 3rd place teams from group play will play a mini 3 game series to determine 5th & 6th place. Two games on Day 2 and one game on Day 3. These games will be 6 innings with a time limit of 90 minutes with no new inning starting after the 90-minute time limit.

Both medal games will be 7 inning games on the final day of the tournament (no-time limit but mercy rule will apply).

A game officially starts with “Play Ball” and finishes at the time the final out is made in an applicable inning. There shall be a provision for a maximum of three (3) minutes injury time determined by the home plate umpire in the event of a serious injury, after which the appropriate coach must decide whether or not to make a substitution.

Group A - #1, #4 & #6 seeds
Group B – #2, #3 & #5 seeds



 

 

 

Division winners are the home teams on Day 2. On Day 2, each 3rd place team will receive one home game. The home team will be decided by a coin flip for all games on Saturday.

Note: The playing schedule for the final day can be changed by the Tournament Director following the penultimate day’s play so that important matches conclude the tournament where possible and appropriate.

No pitcher may pitch more than 15 innings during the entire tournament. Any appearance in an inning counts as a full inning pitched.

Designated hitters are allowed, but their use is governed by NFSHSA rules (Rule3, Section 1, Article 4.)

All games will be officiated by TWO Umpires. It is STRONGLY recommended that an umpire who is directly related to any player/coach involved in the Championship should not be used.

One (1) infield per team per field per day with a maximum of 10 minutes.
In all games, a 10-run mercy rule will operate after three (3) innings.

Tie-Games

  1. If at the 90-minute mark (end of the inning) the scores are the same the game is recorded as a tie.
  2. If after 6 innings the game is tied BUT the 90-minute mark is NOT reached then one extra innings will be played. If still tied and the 90-minute mark is NOT reached a second BUT final inning is played. If STILL tied then the game is recorded as a tie.

Final Team Placings:

The round–robin record (Win/Loss/Tied) shall determine final places.

Tied Teams in Final Placing:

If TWO teams are tied then the Head to Head result shall count. If the Head to head result is tied then the following shall be applied:

  1. The ratio of runs against per DEFENSIVE inning in ALL games
  2. If the tie STILL exists then the ratio of runs scored per OFFENSIVE inning in ALL games

NOTE: When calculating the number of defensive and offensive innings that are to be credited to each team under steps 1 & 2 above, innings will be calculated on a fractional basis (i.e., 2.1 or 2.2 innings for one out and two outs, respectively). IMPORTANT: refer to Fractional Inning Scenario. ALSO, In a mercy rule game, the winning team will get credit for 5 DEFENSIVE innings whilst the losing team will only get credit for the number of innings actually play

3.  Should a tie still not be broken, the following tie breakers will be used In the first instance only among the tied teams and in the second instance among all the teams in the division:

a.     Total number of runners to reach 3rd base
b.     Total number of runners to reach 2nd base
c.     Total number of runners to reach 1st base
d.     Toss of a coin

If THREE or MORE teams are tied then the team with the best win-loss record in the games between or among the tied teams will place higher in the standings. If the head-to-head result is tied then the following shall be applied:

  1. The ratio of runs against per DEFENSIVE inning in ALL games
  2. If the tie STILL exists then the ratio of runs scored per OFFENSIVE inning in ALL games

NOTE: When calculating the number of defensive and offensive innings that are to be credited to each team under steps 1 & 2 above, innings will be calculated on a fractional basis (ie. 2.1 or 2.2 innings for one out and two outs, respectively). IMPROTANT: refer to Fractional Inning Scenario. ALSO In a mercy rule game, the winning team will get credit for 6 DEFENSIVE innings whilst the losing team will only get credit for the number of innings actually played.

3.  Should a tie still not be broken, the following tie breakers will be used In the first instance only among the tied teams and in the second instance among all the teams in the division:

a.     Total number of runners to reach 3rd base
b.     Total number of runners to reach 2nd base
c.     Total number of runners to reach 1st base
d.     Toss of a coin

NOTE: When a multiple tie occurs, and is only partially resolved, the remaining ties will be resolved by continuing on with the remaining tie breaking procedures until ALL four (4) procedures have been exhausted. Then and only then will the remaining tied teams return to procedure 1 and proceed through the order again.

Tied Teams Scenario

Yankees, Red Sox and Dodgers are all tied after completion of the tournament
Procedure 1
Yankees defeated Red Sox, 6‐3
Dodgers defeated Yankees, 6‐4
Red Sox defeated Dodgers, 10‐8 No tie resolved, move to procedure 2

Procedure 2
Yankees 9 runs against in 10 innings (9/10) = 0.9
Red Sox 14 runs against in 10 innings (14/10) = 1.4
Dodgers 14 runs against in 10 innings (14/10) = 1.4
Yankees win the Flight Dodgers and Red Sox remain tied, move to procedure 3

Procedure 3
Red Sox 13 runs for in 10 innings (13/10) = 1.3
Dodgers 14 runs for in 10 innings (14/10) = 1.4
Dodgers have the better average and are placed 2nd in the Flight Red Sox are 3rd

Fractional Inning Scenario

Scenario 1
The home team wins the game in the bottom of the 5th by scoring the winning run with NOBODY OUT, the inning count will be:
Visiting Team:                5 offensive innings and 4 defensive innings
Home Team:                   4 offensive innings and 5 defensive innings
Scenario 2
The home team wins the game in the bottom of the 5th inning by scoring a run with one out, the inning count will be:
Visiting Team:                 5 offensive innings and 4.1 defensive innings
Home Team:                   4.1 offensive innings and 5 defensive innings
Scenario 3
The same application of the rule is used in a mercy rule situation. If the home team is awarded the game after two outs in the bottom of the 4th inning, the inning count will be:
Visiting Team:                  4 offensive innings and 3.2 defensive innings
Home Team:                  3.2 offensive innings and 5 defensive innings

Officials: Two (2) umpires and one (1) official scorekeeper

Awards

First, Second, and Third place permanent trophies will be awarded to the relevant teams. Appropriate medals will be awarded to the players and coaches of the first three placed teams. Participation patches will be given to all players involved in the Championships. Special patches will be awarded to the players voted as being All‐Tournament. Please see section 3.15 All Tournament Teams.

Schedule and Results

Participating Schools and Previous Winners

ISST DIVISION I BASEBALL TOURNAMENT

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS:

American International School, Israel                               AISI

American School in London                                              ASL

ACS International School, Cobham                                  COB

Frankfurt International School                                           FIS

International School of Brussels                                        ISB

TASIS The American School in England                           TAS

Click here for
Team Rosters (downloadable PDF)

Miscellaneous Information

CONCESSIONS

Concessions will be available throughout the tournament.

TOURNAMENT ‘T’ SHIRTS

'T’ shirts were available for pre-order. 

LITTER/TRASH

Please help to keep the tournament sites free from litter by utilising the receptacles provided.

Please ensure that your team area is completely cleared of all litter at the conclusion of each game.

YOUR CO-OPERATION WITH THIS MATTER IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.

TOURNAMENT SITES AND SCHOOL

Please remove all muddy footwear before entering any buses/buildings.
Be responsible for your valuables.

 
powered by finalsite