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Before registering for your event, please read the Sunflower State Games General Rules, Refund Policy and Frequently Asked Questions.

 
 
DATE:
July 12-14, 2019
SITE:
Bettis Family Sports Complex, Lake Shawnee, Topeka, KS.
TIME:
Schedule will be posted online approximately four days prior to the tournament. 
FEE:
$325 per team for 7U and 8U Machine Pitch
$395 per team for 9U, 10U, 11U and 12U
$425 per team for 13U and 14U
$495 per team for High School 
 
By registering for this event all teams agree to the Sunflower State Games NO refund policy. 
REGISTRATION:
Online registration opens March 1. Online registration is strongly encouraged.
 
Click here to download and print the 2019 SSG Baseball Team Entry Form for mail-in registration
DEADLINE:
Saturday, July 6. Space is limited. Deadline will not be extended. Absolutely no late registrations will be accepted.
T-SHIRTS:
Commemorative t-shirts will only be distributed to participants who have been added to the team roster online by June 30.
 
*Please see the Team Rosters & Waiver Forms section below for more information.
COMMISSIONER: 
Nick Pruitt, 785-249-6499, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
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TEAM ROSTERS & WAIVER FORMS:

  • Please read this section carefully regarding the policy and procedure for submitting Team Rosters and Waiver Forms.
  • IMPORTANT! Click here for instructions on submitting Team Rosters & Waiver Forms.
  • Commemorative t-shirts will only be distributed to participants who have been added to the team roster online by June 30. Any participant added to a team roster after June 30 will NOT receive a commemorative t-shirt.
  • Roster and Waiver Deadline: 6 p.m. on Friday, July 12: Your full roster must be submitted online by this date. Rosters will be frozen at this time. Your signed waiver form must also be received in our office by this date. Waivers will not be accepted at the event.
  • By registering for this event, all teams agree to follow the Roster & Waiver submission policies and procedures.
  • If the above deadline is not met, your team will be pulled from the tournament and a refund will NOT be issued.
  • Teams must check in at least hour one prior to their first game. Coaches are required to have copies of birth certificates for all players on their roster with them at check-in.
  • Roster limit of 14. Minimum of 9.
  • To access the Coaches Log-in Link for Roster Submission click below:
 
 

COMPETITION FORMAT:

  • Divisions include: 7U Machine Pitch, 8U Machine Pitch, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, & High School.
  • All divisions: Pool play with single elimination championship bracket. Format may be altered depending on the number of teams registered.
  • SSG reserves the right to combine divisions. If there are not enough teams to form a single division, then divisions WILL be combined using the following format: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, and 13/14. Divisions must have a minimum of four teams or will be combined.
  • Teams are responsible for providing their own catcher's equipment, bats, helmets, etc. Game balls will be provided by the Sunflower State Games. Teams must assist in obtaining foul balls.
  • All rules are governed by USSSA Baseball. Click here for complete rules listing. Various rules will be modified by SSG as listed below.
  • Click here for specific SSG Machine Pitch Rules.
  • Run Rule: A run rule shall be used to complete a regulation game when one team's margin of lead is greater than or equal to the listed run differential: 12 after 3rd inning, 10 after 4th inning, or 8 after 5th inning. 7/8 divisions will get a maximum of 6 runs per inning.
  • Pitch Limit: No limitations, coaches please use discretion.
DIVISION GAME LENGTH
DIAMOND SIZE
PITCHING DISTANCE
7U & 8U 6 innings or 90 min. 60' Baseline 43'
9U & 10U 6 innings or 90 min. 65' Baseline 46'
11U & 12U 6 innings or 90 min. 70' Baseline 50'
13U 7 innings or 2 hours 80' Baseline 54'
14U 7 innings or 2 hours 90' Baseline 60' 6"
High School   7 innings or 2 hours 90' Baseline 60' 6"
  • Four coaches are allowed in the dug-out.
  • Steel spikes are NOT allowed for any division. No exceptions.
  • Age determination date is May 1, 2019.
  • Each team must provide a scorekeeper. Home team will be the official score-book.
  • Coin flip will determine home team for all pool games. Seeds will determine home team in bracket play.
  • Gold and Silver medals awarded to the top two teams in each age division. Trophy awarded to the first place team in each division.
  • An admission fee will be charged for spectators. $1 per person each day. There is no admission fee for players.
  • No Sunflower Seeds are allowed in the complex.
 

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