2019 Baseball Tournaments


Join us this summer for the 31st Annual ShopRite Nutmeg State Games Baseball Tournaments hosted by the City of New Britain! This is a great opportunity to end your season by playing at some of Connecticut’s top facilities in New Britain and Central Connecticut. The tournament format includes a minimum guarantee of three games plus gold and bronze medal games for teams who qualify. We will be offering the following tournaments this summer: 

13's, 15 & Under & 18 & Under Tournaments
 - July 22nd - July 28th
 - Weekday Game Start Times: 5:00 pm & 8:00 pm
 - Weekend Game Start Times: 9:00 am, 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm

10 & Under & 12 & Under Tournaments
 - July 29th - August 4th  
 - Weekday Game Start Times: 5:00 pm & 8:00 pm
 - Weekend Game Start Times: 9:00 am, 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm, 6:00 pm

COACHES - To Reserve Your Team's Spot in the "Games" please send us the following information:

  • Team Name, Team Age Group
  • Coach Email, Coach Cell Phone

Sport Details

Please See the List Below of Committed Teams per Age Group:

  • 10 & Under Division - 12 Spots Available:
    • West Hartford Youth Baseball, New England Knights, Fagan Baseball League, 
  • 12 & Under Division - 12 Spots Available:
    • Farmington Fireballs, South Windsor Little League, Fagan Baseball League, 
  • 13 Year Old Division - 8 Spots Available:
    • Wolcott Scrappers, 
  • 15 & Under Division - 8 Spots Available:
    • Hurricanes Baseball, New Britain Fagan, 
  • 18 & Under Division - 8 Spots Available:
    •  TBA

The Nutmeg State Games is an OPEN TOURNAMENT that any team can enter!

Team organizers / managers / coaches are required to submit a Coaches Form, Team Roster, Team Sport Athlete Form (for each player on the roster), proof of age for each player on the roster and the Appropriate TEAM FEE as soon as possible to enhance their chances of competing in the Nutmeg State Games. Proof of age includes a copy (please do not send originals) of one of the following: valid driver’s license, copy of a birth certificate or a copy of a passport.

Coaches - you have the option to Register Online or by Hardcopy.. You do NOT have to do both! 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR TEAM ONLINE - Coming Soon!

To be considered for competition of the Nutmeg State Games a team must submit a Team Entry Packet which includes the following:

  1. A properly completed Team Roster

  2. A properly completed Coaches Form

  3. A properly completed Team Sport Athlete Entry Form for EACH PLAYER ON THE ROSTER

  4. Proof of age (a COPY of one of the following: Driver’s license, Birth Certificate or Passport)

    1. Proof of Age is required for the following Team Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Roller Hockey & Soccer 

  5. ONE CHECK covering the entire team entry for the approiate sport

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ENTER YOUR TEAM'S ROSTER ONLINE

  • Please Note: You will need to know the Team ID# and the Email Address of the Head Coach
Age                      Division                 Roster Max.            Age Cut Off Date
10 & Under Bantam 16 4/30/19       
12 & Under Youth 16 4/30/19
13's Junior 16 4/30/19
15 & Under Intermediate 16 4/30/19
18 & Under Scholastic 16 4/30/19

The Nutmeg State Games cooperates with the United States Olympic Committee, Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference and National Collegiate Athletic Association. All athletes must abide by the rules of their association, which may include restrictions on the number of athletes from the same school, or team that enter the Nutmeg State Games. All athletes should realize that each is responsible to make certain he/she is not in violation of existing rules and regulations. All athletes must be amateurs as defined by the Nutmeg State Games and/or a National Governing Body rules for their particular sport.

Coaches
C.I.A.C. Member school coaches may only coach or instruct member school athletes in the sport they coach during the school year according to the following parameters:

Girls Team Sports:
Out of Season

 

 

Boys Team Sports :
Out of Season

 

Basketball

3

 

Baseball

5

Field Hockey

6

 

Basketball

3

Lacrosse

6

 

Football

6

Soccer

6

 

Ice Hockey

3

Softball

5

 

Lacrosse

6

 

 

 

Soccer

6

In addition, C.I.A.C. coaches may not coach more than One (1) team in non-school out-of-season tournaments/camps/clinics unless the total number of athletes does not exceed the aforementioned minimum on the chart provided.

Roster Check-Ins for All Age Divisions:

  • Prior to the first game of the tournament each team will be required to have their roster checked by the site director at that location.
  • Roster checks will be done at the same time of equipment checks with the game official present.
  • We ask each team to be at their field 15 minutes prior to the schedule start time of their game so that we may get through rosters efficiently without delaying the any games.
  • Each team must have each participant playing in the tournament with the proper proof of age available.
  • We ask that each team send in their proof of age prior to the start of the tournament. Coaches will need to have a copy of their complete roster and proof of age for all players with them for all games.
  • Players that arrive late to the tournament must be checked off by the site director prior to them entering the game.
  • If medal round games are a separate day than the first day of play roster checks will be completed prior to a team’s first medal round game.
  • Team roster and proof of age must be submitted to the scorer's table prior to the start of each game.
  • All coaches are responsible for assuring that all players are properly equipped.
  • Grace Period:
    • All teams will be given a 15 minute grace period beginning at the start time of their scheduled game. At the end of 15 minutes if a team official has not contacted the Nutmeg State Games Administration a forfeit will be declared.
       
  • Teams are to provide their own practice balls. Games balls will be provided by the Nutmeg State Games Administration.
  • Any player or coach ejected from a game may not participate in the team’s next game.
  • Home and Away teams will be determined each game by a coin toss conducted by the Umpire or Nutmeg State Games Event Staff.
  • The Tournament Director has the right to alter rules, bylaws and bracket structure as needed.

Bantam & Youth:

  • Game length will be six innings.  Bantam & Youth will have a 2 1/2 hour time limit for all Preliminary Round Games. 
  • (Mercy Rule) - 10 RUN Mercy Rule after a legal game (3 1/2 innings) if home team is ahead, (4 innings) if visitor is ahead. 

Junior, Intermediate & Scholastic:

Game length will be seven innings. 2 1/2 hour time limit for all preliminary round games.

Tie-Breaker Information

Two-Team Ties: In the event of a two-way tie in the standings, the following tiebreaker system will be used (in-order) until the tie is broken

  1. Head to Head record
  2. Runs allowed
  3. Runs scored
  4. Coin toss

Ties Involving Three or More Teams: In the event of a tie amongst three or more teams, the tie breakting system (above) will be used (in-order) until the highest seeded team is determined. Once the highest seed is determined, the remaining tied teams will RESTART from the BEGINNING of the tie breaking system.

Score Keeper

All teams are required to provide an official score keeper as part of their roster. We strongly recommend that the score keeper be an adult and must be present at each contest. The home team's (which will be determined by a coin toss before each game) scorekeeper will be the official score keeper for that game, with the visiting team also keeping score as a secondary or back up score book. The official score keeper will sit with the administration and volunteers at the scorer’s table or tent during the contest. The score keeper is now part of your roster and will be treated as a member of your team. The score keeper will be responsible for keeping track of pitch counts for both teams.

Forfeiture Policy

Due to the fact that all competition brackets are ROUND ROBIN formats, a team may not intentionally forfeit a contest; even though the game may have no consequence on the seeding of the tournament at the conclusion of round robin play.  Any team intentionally forfeiting a contest will be disqualified from further competition and the remaining teams will be re-seeded.

Athlete Code of Conduct

  • No alcoholic beverages or illegal substances are permitted in the possession of athletes.
  • Behavior on and off the competition field by any person’s associated with the "Games" must follow the highest standards.
  • Use of foul or abusive language constitutes a violation of the Code of Conduct.
  • All athletes must respect the decisions of the officials and umpires during and after competitions.  Any harassment will constitute a violation of the Code of Conduct.
  • Unruly behavior by spectators towards players, coaches, volunteers, and/or officials will not be tolerated.  Such behavior may result in the dismissal of the offending spectator from the competition site.
  • Any participant’s behavior deemed in violation of the Code of Conduct, as decided by the Nutmeg State Games administrative staff, subjects the competitor to expulsion from the "Games".
  • 2019 Little League Tournament Rules Summary - coming soon!

  • Bantam & Youth – 2019 Little League Tournament Rules
    • PLEASE NOTE - The Nutmeg State Games will use Little League Tournament rules to govern the rules of the actual game. Little League Rules that govern a season, including residency and other such issues will NOT be enforced. The Nutmeg State Games is not a sanctioned Little League Tournament. The "Games" are an OPEN tournament in that any team can enter as long as their players meet the stated age requirements.
      • Pitching Distance = 46 Feet
      • Base Paths = 60 Feet
    • In the event of inclement weather, the Nutmeg State Games Administration reserves the right to modify the schedule and all tournament rules in order to safely and fairly end the tournament successfully.
       

In the event of inclement weather, the Nutmeg State Games Administration reserves the right to modify the schedule and all tournament rules in order to safely and fairly end the tournament successfully.

  • 13’s (Junior) - 2019 High School Federation (with slight modifications)
    • 13 Year Old Division (ONLY)
    • BATS/EQUIPMENT:  Prep Division bats = minus 5 drop
    •  EH RULE:  An extra offensive player (EH) is permitted if declared prior to the start of the game. The EH does not bat for a defensive player. A team may change the EH, but cannot alter the batting order.
      •  Example - Smith batting 5th as EH, and Jones batting 6th as catcher. If Smith goes into catch, he must continue to bat 5th, and Jones now becomes EH and continues to bat 6th.
         
  • 15&U Intermediate – 2019 High School Federation
    • The Extra Hitter (EH) will not be utilized during the course of the tournament for the 15&U tournament. Only the Designated Hitter (DH) can be used.
       
  • 18&U Scholastic – 2019 High School Federation
    • The Extra Hitter (EH) will not be utilized during the course of the tournament for the 18&U tournament. Only the Designated Hitter (DH) can be used.
       
  • BATS (15&U and 18&U)– all non-wood bats must meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) standard. Bats meeting that standard must be clearly marked on the bat - BBCOR Stamped. Bats marked with the Ball Exit Speed Ration (BESR) certification are NOT legal. A bat can be marked with both BBCOR and BESR certification and will be compliant.

All Age Divisions (13's, 15&U and 18&U):

  • Game length will be seven innings.
    • 2 1/2 hour time limit for all preliminary round games.
  • If a game is called, the game must complete 5 innings or 4.5 innings if the home team is winning to be official.
  • Mercy rule will be set at 10 runs after 5 innings or 10 runs after 4.5 innings if the home team is winning.
  • The pitcher may not pitch more than (10) innings in any (3) consecutive calendar days.
    • To determine the eligible number of outs that a pitcher may pitch on game day; total the number of outs pitched during the two previous calendar days and subtract from (30).
    • Ten innings is equal to 30 outs.
    • Coaches are responsible for keeping track of the number of innings pitched in the game and removing the pitcher when ten full innings (30 outs) have been reached
    • A pitcher violating this rule will be ejected for the remainder of the game in which the violation occurs, as well as the next entire game. The pitcher ejected as a result of violating this rule is ejected as a player and may not participate in another position until the penalty is fully observed.
  • The umpire and Nutmeg State Games Site Director is to make sure before every game that the coaches are aware of the rules under which the games will be played.
    • A meeting between the Umpires, Site Director and both coaches will occur before the start of each game to review the rules.
  • Any player or coach ejected from a game may not participate in the team’s next game.

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The Nutmeg State Games administration works closely with all Connecticut media outlets regarding any interesting stories about athletes and teams that will be participating in the "Games". If you have an interesting story to tell, we are all ears!

Human interests stories typically address situations "off-the-court". Do you volunteer in the community? Are you great at something other than the sport you are playing? Are you following in the steps of a a sibling or parent? Of course, if you are doing something great on the court please provide us with all the details.

If you, your team or someone you know fits any of these questions, please pass along this information or feel free to contact our office, and we would be happy to coordinate coverage on their behalf. - Please send all info to info@nutmegstategames.org.

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