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All teams must be registered with USSSA and have a completed roster.


No refunds if team withdraws inside of two weeks from start date of tournament.  $150 withdraw fee if outside of two weeks from start

If tournament is shortened or cancelled due to inclement weather, refunds will be issued as follows:


0 Games Started: Entry fee and prepaid gate minus $100 administrative fee.
1 Game Started: 50% of entry fee & 50% of gate fee refunded.
2 Games Started: No refunds


The team’s manager is responsible for all aspects of the eligibility of the players on his team and they meet the Bylaws and rules, including player additions. This includes but is not limited to; age eligibility and classifications of previous teams the player(s) may have participated on. Managers are responsible for all information included on their team’s Official On-Line Roster. Manager found adding ineligible players to their team’s roster and playing such ineligible players may be suspended.

Please read through the National Bylaws on roster rules.


Schedules will be posted on Tuesday night the week of the tournament.


​Individual awards for 1st and 2nd place for divisions of 5 teams or more.  If a division is four teams, 1st place awards are given.  If silver or bronze division, winners only will receive awards.


Run rules: 10 runs after 3 innings; 8 runs after 4 innings; 6 runs after 5 innings.


Pool play: Games will be 7 innings or time limit. If the game is tied at the end of regulation, it will be declared a tie.
Bracket Play: Games will be 7 inning or time limit. Games that are tied at the end of regulation will use the ITB rule until a winner is declared.IS



Roster Batting will be allowed during the ENTIRE tournament. Conversely, all State and USSSA World Series events will be played by the rule book. Regardless of the number of players you have, you will need to announce your line-up format at the pre-game conference with the officials. AND YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO TURN IN A LINE-UP CARD NO MATTER WHAT TYPE OF BATTING LINE-UP YOU ARE USING.  Due to IA USSSA allowing roster batting, for teams that choose to roster bat, there are some additional rules that need to be clarified:


Batter: If a batter cannot fulfill her time at bat due to injury or illness, that player will be eliminated from that entire game. Her spot will be skipped in the batting order. Teams will not be required to take an automatic out UNTIL they drop below 9 players.
Runner: If a runner cannot continue her time on the bases, that player will be substituted with the last batter not on base. She will not be allowed to participate in the remainder of the game. The line-up will compress when her spot comes to bat.


Any player or coach ejected from a game due to unsportsmanlike conduct MAY NOT be allowed to participate in the next game of the event. Anyone ejected may be asked to leave the park at the discretion of the Site Director. Additional penalties may be assessed as deemed necessary by the Site Director (ejected from next tournament game and/or ejected from remainder of tournament).
No alcohol is allowed in complex or parking lot and violators could be ejected from the remainder of the tournament.

Courtesy runner will be allowed for pitcher and catcher at any time. The courtesy runner will be designated by the following rules:
Rulebook batting line-up: Per rulebook designation
Roster batting line-up: The last batter not on base. If the last batter not on base is unavailable (i.e. she is the catcher or pitcher), the designated runner will roll back until such time as a possible sub can be found.

Teams may begin a game with 8 players. If the additional players arrive after the start of the game, they will be handled in the following manner:

Rulebook batting line-up: Teams may add a 9th player to the line-up. Any additional players will be designated as substitutes.
Roster batting line-up: Teams may add any and all players to the end of the line-up. These players must listed on the line-up card submitted prior to the game. If the players are not present for their time at bat, their spot will be skipped until they arrive with no automatic out being charged (unless below 9 players).

The following procedure will be used to determine the seedings after pool play:

If three or more teams are tied with the same record in a division, head-to-head may or may not be used to break ties.
Once a level of tie-breaker is used, we DO NOT revert back to any steps of the tie-breaking procedure. We will continue on down the list until all ties are broken.

Highest Winning Percentage (number of wins divided by number of games with a result (ties eliminated form formula))
Most Wins
Head-to-Head Games
Runs allowed per game
Runs differential (+/- of 8 runs per game)
Coin Flip

If a team is playing an extra pool game, the runs allowed and the Win/Loss in that game will not count towards your total. However, the result of the game (win/loss) will be used in head-to-head consideration if a tie in pool play occurs.
In case of a rain-shortened tournament, pool play games can be deemed official after 2 ½ innings of play (with home team winning) or 45 minutes of elapsed game time. This policy will only be used through pool play. In addition, if games are cancelled due to weather, there may be an adjustment in application of the tie-breaking procedures.

​​​​​​​​ Triple Bagger Softball Tournament Rules

Triple Bagger Softball follows all USSSA rules in addition to the our standard rules that are below.  We do follow USSSA age requirements and it is the responsibility of the teams to be compliant.

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