Jun 30-Jul 03, 2023

Independence Day Classic

JUNE 30- JULY 3, 2023

Independence Day Classic

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Locations:

New England Baseball Complex & surrounding fields

Divisions:

All Divisions

Tournament Notes:

  • 125 Teams (13u – 25 Teams) (14u – 25 Teams) (15u – 25 Teams) (16u – 25 Teams) (17/18u – 25 Teams)
  • 4 Game Guarantee
  • Championship MVP Award
  • All-Tournament Team Awards
  • Championship & Runner-Up Awards
  • Baseball and Umpires Included

*$100 of tournament registration fee will cover New England Baseball Complex’s gate fee for parents and spectators

JUNE 30- JULY 3, 2023

REGISTER TODAY

REGULAR $1795.00 per team + Transaction Fee

JUNE 30- JULY 3, 2023

 

TOURNAMENT BRACKET COMING SOON

13u

14u

1 Nokona Braves 1 Nokona Braves
2 Nokona Chiefs 2 Nokona Chiefs
3 Boston Prime 3 Boston Prime
4 MWS Devils 4 MWS Devils
5 Evo Alpha 5 Evo Alpha
6 Evo Apex 6 Evo Apex
7 NH Prospects 7 New England Ruffnecks
8 Hudson Valley Renegades 13u Maus 8 CB Futures
9 Bay Sox American 9 NH Prospects
10 Bay Sox National 10 Bay Sox National
11 Nor’Easters Stampede Black 11 Bay Sox Regional
12 Team Boston Braves 12 Nor’Easters Stampede Black
13 Team Boston Rams 13 Chamblee
14 Hammerheads 14 Seacoast Pirates Dover
15 Complete Game Colonials 15 Seacoast Pirates Sabriza
16 FSA Force Baseball Club 16 Complete Game Colonials
17 Maine Lightning Elite 17 Hudson Valley Renegades
18 18 Ottawa Knights
19 19
20 20
21
22
23
24
25

15u

16u

1 Nokona Braves 1 Nokona Braves
2 Nokona Chiefs 2 Nokona Chiefs
3 Boston Prime 3 Boston Prime
4 MWS Devils 4 MWS Devils
5 New England Ruffnecks 5 Evo Baseball
6 NH Prospects 6 NH Prospects
7 NH Cannons 7 NH Cannons
8 Grizzlies Baseball 15u Showcase 8 Seacoast Pirates HS
9 Grizzlies Baseball 15u Scout 9 Nor’Easters Stampede
10 Seacoast Pirates HS 10 Nor’Easters National
11 Bay Sox 2026 National 11 Nor’Easters Regional
12 Bay Sox 2026 Regional 12 Show New England Prospects
13 Nor’Easters National 13 Ct Capitals
14 Nor’Easters Regional 14 Hammerheads
15 Nor’Easters New England 15 Rt 2 Blue Sox 2025
16 Show New England Prospects 16 J&M Baseball
17 Show New England National 17 Antonelli Black
18 Rt 2 Blue Sox Navy 18 Antonelli Gold
19 Rt 2 Blue Sox Carolina 19 Giants Futures
20 Evo Baseball 20 Ct Capitals Futures
21 Hudson Valley Renegades 21 Ottawa Knights
22 J&M Baseball 22
23 Antonelli Black 23
24 Antonelli Gold 24
25 Cepeda Gigantes 25
26 Giants Futures
27 MVP New England
28
29
30

17u/18u

1 Nokona Braves
2 Nokona Chiefs
3 Boston Prime
4 MWS Devils
5 Evo Baseball
6 NH Prospects 17u
7 NH Prospects 18u
8 Grizzlies Baseball 17u
9 Bay Sox 2023
10 Nor’Easters National
11 Nor’Easters Regional
12 Show New England Prospects
13 Ct Capitals Prospects
14 Rt 2 Blue Sox 2024
15 J&M Baseball
16 Antonelli Baseball
17 Waterford Nationals
18 Giants Futures
19 Cepeda Gigantes
20 Webster Wolves
21 Ottawa Knights
22
23
24
25

Tournament Central

Tournament Format

 

  • Thursday – Sunday Format:
    • All teams will play 4 games from Thursday – Sunday.
  • Monday Format:
    • Gold Bracket: Top team in each pool based on tie breaker system will advance to the Gold Bracket single elimination round.
Tournament Rules
  • Game Time: Starting time is forfeit time unless there is a delay. Game time starts at completion of ground rules. All teams should plan on arriving 30 minutes prior to scheduled start time.
  • Home Team: Coin flip will determine the home team during pool play games. In single elimination round, the higher seeded team will be the home team.
  • Player Minimum: A team must start with a minimum of 9 players but can finish with 8, taking an out in vacated batting position(s)
  • Infield Warm-Ups: All teams are encouraged to warm-up as much as possible before game time. NO PREGAME INFIELD!
  • Pitching Rules:
    • No pitching restrictions. We highly recommend coaches using the Pitch Smart guidelines.
    • There are no warnings on balks.
    • If a balk is called then the play is dead. Each base-runner moves up one base.
    • Pitchers cannot fake to third base; it will be considered a balk.
    • The pitcher must be replaced on the 2nd mound visit per inning or the 3rd mound visit in the game. This resets for each pitcher.
  • Intentional Walks: Coaches simply need to tell the umpire that you are intentionally walking the batter and no longer need to throw 4 pitches. The ball is dead.
  • Time Limit: All games will have a 2 hour time limit except for the Championship Game. This is not a drop-dead time limit. No new inning can start after the time limit has been reached. If the home team is up to bat and is winning the game when the time limit expires the game will end at the point of time expiration. If you start an inning before the time limit, you must finish it. Site director is responsible for keeping the official time.
  • Run Rule: 15 runs after 3 innings, 10 runs after 4 innings and 8 runs after 5 innings. Home team always needs to get their last at bat unless they are winning.
  • Extra Inning Rule: Start with bases loaded and 1 out. Last 3 batters from previous inning will be the base runners. Play until you have a winner.
  • Pool Play Games: There are ties in pool play.
  • Courtesy Runners: Teams have the option to use a courtesy runner for the catcher or pitcher at any point during the game. This runner must be a player not in the line-up at that time. If you have no players available on the bench, then you can use the last batter from the previous inning.
  • Substitutions/Re-Entry:
    • Re-entry rule. A player can only re-enter in the same batting slot in the line-up. You can never hit in 2 different spots in the line-up during a game.
    • Re-entry for a pitcher: In the event a pitcher is substituted with a pinch-runner or hitter, the pitcher may re-enter the game immediately as long as another pitcher does not throw a pitch. If he re-enters after someone else throws a pitch, he will not be allowed to pitch in that game.
  • Batting Order:
    • The batting order must consist of at least 9 players. Teams can use an EH and a DH in the same line-up. Teams also have the option of using as many EH’s as they want.
    • When you move the EH around in the field you do not have to tell the other team what position he is playing each inning.  You only have to tell the other team if your lineup changes.
    • If a player is injured while using a continuous batting order and that players spot in the batting order comes up, an out is recorded and then they can continue with the batting order.
  • Ejection Rules:
    • A coach or player ejection carries removal from that game only.
    • A coach or player who is ejected for the 2nd time is suspended for the rest of the event.
    • The Tournament Director has the authority to suspend a coach or player for the rest of the event after the 1st ejection based on the severity of the act.
  • Stop in play:
    • If games are not resumed, they will become suspended or called official.
    • If 4 innings have been completed, or 3 ½ innings if the home team is ahead will become an official game.
    • A suspended game will resume where the game was halted.
  • Seedings are determined by the following:
    • Pool Winners
    • Overall Record
    • Head-to-Head.
    • Runs Against then Runs Scored in the 2 games.
    • Runs Against then Runs Scored in first game.
    • Runs Against then Runs Scored in second game.
    • Coin Flip.
  • Bat Rules:
    • Metal/composite bats (14u-18u is BBCOR or Wood bat only)
    • 13u All bats must have a branding, label, or stamp proving BPF 1.15; length/weight ratio does not matter for this age level
    • USA Bats, BBCOR, and/or Wood Bats are also allowed
    • Effective January 1, 2022, the following bats may not be used in this event:
      • 2015 Demarini CF7 (-5)
      • 2015 Easton XL1 (-5)
      • 2016 Demarini CF8 (-5)
      • 2016 Demarini CF8 (-8)
      • 2016 Demarini CF8 (-10)
      • 2017 All Demarini CF Zen Bats
      • Louisville Slugger Blue Meta Composite (33/30 model only)
      • 2018 Dirty South Kamo BB KA 8 (30/22, 31/21, 32/22, 31/23, 32/24 only)
      • (Easton) Ghost X (30/20 only – USA Baseball Marked)
NEBC Facility Rules
GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
  • No Metal Cleats
  • No Sunflower Seeds or Gum
  • No Smoking
  • No Alcohol
  • No Tobacco Use
  • No Pets
  • No Outside Coolers
  • No Bicycles, Scooters, Roller Skates, or Skateboards
  • New England Baseball Complex is not responsible for any lost or stolen items at the facility
PARKING
  • Parking is free at the New England Baseball Complex. If additional parking is needed, there will be signs and parking attendants to direct you to the player drop-off and overflow lot
  • Please do not double park or park in unmarked spots. Cars will be towed at the owner’s expense
  • No parking is allowed in the medical building lot. Cars will be towed at the owner’s expense
  • New England Baseball Complex is not responsible for any damage to parked cars
FIRST AID & AED
  • First Aid equipment and AED is on-site at all events.