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Tie Breaker clarification

  • From: Doug Hare (Central Ohio Youth Baseball League)
  • To: 10u Licking County Outlaws, 11u Licking County Outlaws, 11U Worthington Nationals Red, 15 U Ohio Dawgs, 8U Dublin Green Sox (2017) and 349 more
  • Originated From: 2017 League Teams Smart Group
  • Date: 06/14/2017, 11:29am EDT

Coaches,
It was brought to my attention that we inadvertently left out some of the tie breaker rule in the rules published online.

The rule is:

If there is a tie with 3 or more teams, once a tie is broken with those teams, teams advance to the next tie breaker rule
until the tie is broken.

Tie breakers


1. Win-Loss Record (In Division only)

2. Head to Head (only if two teams are tied)

3. Fewest Runs Allowed (In division only)

4. Highest Total Run Differential (In division only

Head to head is considered only when two teams are tied. 

For three or more teams, head to head is skipped in favor of the next tie breakers, in order as above until the tie is
broken.

The maximum run differential per game ‚Äčis +8 or –8. 

Total run differential is the sum of each game’s differential.

Bat rule concerns

COYBL will follow USSSA bat rules and neither will not be changing bat rules for 2018.

NEW YOUTH USA BAT STANDARD

You may have heard about a new USA Baseball Bat Standard (USABat) that will take effect January 1, 2018.  As the #1 brand in youth baseball, we want to help answer any questions you may have about this new rule change.

Here's what you need to know:

For starters, the rule change does NOT go into effect until January 1, 2018, so all current youth baseball bats, which are marked with a 1.15BPF stamp, will continue to be legal in Little League®, Babe Ruth & Cal Ripken, PONY, Dixie and AABC through December 31st, 2017.

On January 1, 2018 USA Baseball will be implementing a rule change to the bats. If you are 14 years old or younger and play Little League®, Babe Ruth & Cal Ripken, PONY, Dixie or AABC, you will need to use a new bat marked with a new USA Baseball stamp: The bats currently on the market, which are marked with a 1.15BPF stamp, will no longer be legal for play in these leagues.

COYBL will NOT be implementing this rule change to the bats. So if you are 14 years old or younger and you play on a travel ball team in COYBL, or are playing in a tournament governed by USSSA, you can continue to use the bats marked with the 1.15BPF stamp indefinitely.  All current model Easton bats marked with the 1.15BPF stamp will be allowed in COYBL play extending beyond January 1, 2018.