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Fast, Fun and Fundamental!
$58.50 Members / $65.00 Non-Members
The Big League Training Hitting League is a competitive hitting league designed for fast paced excitement. The league consists of simulated games with 4 or 5 players (do not have be the same age...even mix adults and kids / Minimum 2 players per week) per team who compete in a pool play league format with the end of league tournament to decide the champion. Games consist of players hitting baseballs or softballs pitched in an overhand pitch manner by one of the umpires behind an “L” screen. The games are scored based on where the ball is hit within our cages divided into single, double, triple, and home run areas as well as areas for outs. If you can hit a ball 50ft you can play! Our batting cages are marked to track the flight of the ball. Players do NOT need to swing at a given pitch. A swing will result in an out or a hit. Every team will play two best of 3 series each day.
1. Team Rosters will be made up of 4 or 5 players.
2. Teams will hit with a batting lineup of 2-4 players. Lineups must be written on the board and followed.
3. Games can be played with as few as 2 players in the lineup.
4. Fewer than 2 players will result in an automatic out each inning. (innings will start with 1 out)
5. Substitutes (cost of $10 per night) may be used but may not be on another teams’ roster in that division.
6. Two 3-game series will be played each scheduled date. Both teams will be the home team one game with a coin flip for game 3. Teams will then rotate for the second 3-game series of the night. Best 2 out of 3 games.
7. Games will be 5 inning games. If the score is tied after 5 innings a 6th inning will be played and if still tied will go to a Tiebreaker (see below). No new inning will start after 25 minutes are left in the series. If the score is tied at the end of the time limit a Tiebreaker will be used.
8. Ground balls are outs
9. Balls hit into the “L” screen are singles
10. Balls hit on the fly past the yellow side lines result in a double, triple or home run. Doubles are hit into the sides or ceiling of the net. Triples are hits into the back wall including the yellow line or below. Home Runs are balls hit into the back wall above the yellow line.
11. Balls hit in the air past the yellow side lines, but hit the ground before the sides or back of the net are outs.
12. Runners advance bases equal to the number of bases earned with the hit.
13. “L” screens will be centered in the lane and placed 6ft behind the yellow line. Front of Home plate will be placed 10ft from back wall.
14. One player can use the tee, 1 time, during a given game. Use this strategically! Use it, or lose it!
15. First 4 weeks will be pool play with the 5th week the Championship week. 1 seed will play 2, 3 will play 4 and so on. The final standings will be determined at that point.. Open age limits 6 and up. We will try and bracket this based on 13 and under and 13 and up!
16. Teams should report 10 minutes before their scheduled start time.
17. Games are pitched/umpired by Big League Training staff. All umpire calls are final!
18. No player can play on two different teams within the same Age Group/Division.
19. Tie Breaker -Each player (4 total at bats) will hit once. The tie breaker is determined by the number of hits per team. If each team gets the same amount of hits, we will go to sudden death. In sudden death, each team chooses one player to get one at bat. If each player gets a hit, teams can chose a different player or they can keep the same player hitting for the second round. This will continue until one player gets a hit while the other teams player gets an out.
20. Hit and Run - With less than 2 outs and runner(s) on 1st and/or 2nd a player may elect to hit and run prior to his at bat. If the player hits a ground ball (ball that hits the ground before any side or top of the cage) he is still out, but the runners advance 1 base. If a ball is successfully hit, he is given the result of the ball hit and the runners move an extra base beyond what would normally happen. If however a ball is hit and hits the sides or top of the cage in front of the yellow lines (usual out) then the result will be a double play and the lead runner will be out.
21. Sacrifice Bunt - With less than 2 outs and a runner on 3rd a player may elect to bunt. If a bunt is successful (between the cones...must hit the ground before the net) then the runner on third scores. Any other runners on bases advance 1 base. A bunt that hits the cage first will result in a double play with the runner on 3rd being out.