Further to the Annual General Meeting of the Board of
Baseball Atlantic held in Halifax on December 2nd, 2018, the members agreed to
the additions, changes, and amendments to the Baseball Atlantic Tournament
Manual and operations as follows:
1. Teams attending the 14U Girls Championships shall be
permitted over age players (turning age 15) as follows; a maximum of two (2)
players per attending team from Newfoundland and Nova Scotia, and three (3)
players per attending team from New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island.
2. Provincial Baseball Associations have agreed to use a
standard registration (roster) form for teams attending the championships. This
will facilitate the addition of players to the roster. The form will be
available from the Provincial Baseball Association.
3. Teams at the 11U, 13U (except 13U AAA), 15U category will
be allowed two (2) pick-up players from other teams from the same age and or
lower skill category within their own province. There is no change to the
current practice of pick-ups for the 18U category.
4. Amendments have been made to the playing schedules to
clearly identify the playing schedule for the provincial champions of the
hosting province. The term “Host” has been removed and replaced by Team 1 and
Team 2. Team 2 shall be the provincial champions, which can be the host team.
5. The Board of Baseball Atlantic has sent a recommendation
to Baseball Canada Championship Committee to amend the National Atlantic 13U
AAA schedule to incorporate quarter-final games. This will eliminate the
situation of teams being eliminated after the first day of games played and at
the same time have more teams still compete in the playoffs towards the
6. A pitcher, nearing a pitch count rule threshold, shall be
permitted to finish the batter and thrown pitches over the threshold amount
shall not be charged to the pitcher’s total pitches as it pertains to the pitch
count rest period. The condition is that the coach notifies the umpire, in
advance, that the pitcher is throwing to his last batter. This will eliminate
the removal of a pitcher during a batter’s at bat due to the pitcher reaching a
pitch count threshold. Additional details is available in the tournament
7. Where a team goes undefeated during round robin play and
all other teams have at least two losses, the undefeated team must be beaten
twice and the undefeated team shall have the choice of home game for both games
if two games are played.
8. In the event of an intentional walk, the pitcher is not
required to throw any pitches to the batter. The coach shall notify the umpire
and the batter shall proceed to 1st base. If any pitches were thrown
to the batter, only those pitches shall count towards the pitcher’s pitch
9. At the 15U AA and AAA categories, the Baseball Canada
“Extended Hitter-(EH)” rule can be used. In general, a team has a choice to add
another batter anywhere in the batting order. His position assignment on the line-up
card shall be “EH”. The player can be assigned to multiple positions on the
field during the game. In other words, the “EH” can be the shortstop and the
former shortstop shall assume the “EH” position assignment with no change to
the batting order. Additional details are provided in the tournament manual.