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Independence Day Classic 13U-18U

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June 28 - July 1, 2024


NEBC & Surrounding Fields


All Divisions




Tournament Notes

  • 124 Teams (13u – 22 Teams) (14u – 20 Teams) (15u – 32 Teams) (16u – 28 Teams) (17/18u – 22 Teams)

  • 4 Game Guarantee

  • Championship MVP Award

  • Championship & Runner-Up Awards

  • Baseball and Umpires Included


  • 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. (Pools of 6 will be the top 2 teams)


  • 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: Players must meet age eligibility requirements (May 1st).
  • Starting the game: All games must be started with at least 8 players.
  • If a team starts with 8 players, then an automatic out will be called every time the 9th batter comes up. If and when a 9th player arrives at any time during the game, that player is to be inserted immediately into the line up in the 9th spot.
  • 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 are 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. No extra innings in pool play.
  • 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 8 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.
    • If a team starts with 8 players, then an automatic out will be called every time the 9th batter comes up. If and when a 9th player arrives at any time during the game, that player is to be inserted immediately into the line up in the 9th spot.
    • 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:
    • 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)

Facility Rules

  • 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 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 equipment and AED is on-site at all events.

Committed Teams


Nokona ChiefsNor'Easters BlueNHPBay Sox
Evo ApexEvo AlphaNE Stampede EliteGBG Northeast Black
Complete Game Colonials RedHit Dr Diamonds GreenPA Rebels MarronPA Rebels Black
NH CrushPrime Baseball NorthNortheast Wildcats CostaOttawa Knights
WM MountaineersCoastal Marine StormWest Ottawa PiratesNEB Guerro
NEB WattBeantown Bombers Navy
Nokona BravesNokona ChiefsNor'Easters BlueNHP
Grizzlies ShowcasePA Rebels BlackBay Sox NationalEvo Apex
Evo AlphaPA Rebels GoldNE Stampede BlackMaine Lightning Elite
GBG Northeast BlackComplete Game Colonials RedPA Rebels MarronMDB Knights
Hudson Valley RenegadesNext Pitch Black Bears Blue
Nokona BravesNokona ChiefsRoute 2 Blue Sox 2027'sNor'Easters Runbirds Regional
Nor'Easters WestNHPGrizzlies ShowcaseGrizzlies Regional
NH CannonsNPBBGBG Northeast BlackBay Sox 2027 National
Boston Prime NavyNor'Easters Inferno ShowcaseWM MountaineersRockets Select
Energy FireEnergy WolfpackTeam SteelSeacoast Pirates HS
Antonelli Baseball GoldCanes New EnglandMDB KnightsTeam Boston
PA Rebels BlackHudson Valley RenegadesEnergy WolfpackOttawa Knights
North Shore FreedomZone FuturesCoastal Riptide GoldNortheast Longhorns
Nokona BravesMWS Devils ShowcaseRoute 2 Blue Sox 2026'sNor'Easters Runbird National
Nor'Easters Runbird RegionalNHPGrizzlies ShowcaseNPBB
Bay Sox 2026Boston Prime NavyBoston Prime OrangeNor'Easters Inferno Showcase
Energy PrepAntonelli Baseball GoldAntonelli Baseball BlackCanes New England
Team Boston RamsZone ProspectsCanes New England prospectHudson Valley Renegades
Ottawa KnightsCT Capitals FuturesCT BombersCathance Cubs
North Shore FreedomKR Express EliteZone Scout
Nokona BravesNokona ChiefsEnergy ShowcaseMWS Devils Showcase
Route 2 Blue Sox 2025'sNor'Easters Runbird RegionalNHP 2025NHP 2024
NHP 18uBay Sox 2025Bay Sox 2024Boston Prime Navy
Boston Prime OrangeNor'Easters Inferno ShowcaseCanes New EnglandZone Select
Ottawa KnightsNorth Shore FreedomJr WooSox College SelectValley Heat
Junior Swamp BatsNor'Easters Runbirds Upperclass