2022 Baseball Tournaments 


Join us for the 33rd ShopRite Nutmeg State Games hosted by the City of Middletown! This is a great opportunity to play against some tough competition from all over the state in Central Connecticut. The tournament includes a minimum guarantee of three (3) games in a round robin format. Space is Limited! Please see the instructions below on how to Register Your Team Today

2022 Tournament Dates - ​13's, 14 & Under & 15 & Under:
- July 18th - July 24th
- 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

Registration Instructions - How to Reserve Your Team's Spot 

  • Register Your Team Online
  • Your Team's spot cannot be guaranteed until payment is made. 
    • Payment Options:
      • Pay online when you register your team 
      • Check: Please send a check made out to the CT Sports Management Group, Inc. to:
        • 975 Middle St. Unit G. Middletown, CT 06457 
      • Call our office to make payment arrangements: (860) 788 7041
  • Once your Team has registered online the following paperwork is required:
    • Team Roster Form
    • Athlete Waiver Form for each player on the roster
    • Proof of Age for each player on the roster

Sport Details

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

  • 13 Year Old Division - 8 Spots Available:
    • CT Mayhem, Bluefish Travel, Ahern Whalen (Middletown), Greenwich Cannons, CT Gamecocks, CT Kings Baseball, Somers Storm
  • 14 & Under Division - 6 Spots Available: 
    • Bluefish Travel, Greenwich Cannons Red, Complex Sports, Hamden Dragons, CT Gamecocks. 
  • 15 & Under Division - 8 Spots Available:
    • CT Mayhem, Ahern Whalen (Middletown), CT Gamecocks, CT Riptide, Northern Connecticut Mustangs

Age Groups & Age Cut Off Dates 

Age                      Division                 Roster Max.            Age Cut Off Date
13's Junior 16 5/1/22
14 & Under Intermediate 16 5/1/22
15 & Under Scholastic 16 5/1/22

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.

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

Registration Instructions - How to Reserve Your Team's Spot 

  • Register Your Team Online
  • Your Team's spot cannot be guaranteed until payment is made. 
    • Payment Options:
      • Pay online when you register your team 
      • Check: Please send a check made out to the CT Sports Management Group, Inc. to:
        • 975 Middle St. Unit G. Middletown, CT 06457 
      • Call our office to make payment arrangements: (860) 788 7041
  • Once your Team has registered online the following paperwork is required:
    • Team Roster Form
    • Athlete Waiver Form for each player on the roster
    • Proof of Age for each player on the roster

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

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) - 2022 High School Federation (with slight modifications)
    • 13 Year Old Division (ONLY)
    • BATS/EQUIPMENT: 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.
    •  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.
         
  • 14&U Intermediate & 15&U Scholastic – 2022 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.
    • Designated Hitter (DH) can be used in two ways.
      1. The Designated Hitter (DH) can be listed as the tenth starter replacing one of the other nine players when it is their turn to bat.

      2. Any one of the starting defensive players can be their own Designated Hitter (DH) 

        • Example - the pitcher (or any defensive player) can be taken out while still maintaining his batting position. 

All Age Divisions (13's, 14&U & 15&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.

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.

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. Total Runs Allowed per Inning starting with the 1st Inning (All Preliminary Round Games) 
  5. 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".

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 nutmeg@csmg.org 

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