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Independence Day Classic 13U-18U

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June 30 - July 3, 2023


NEBC & Surrounding Fields


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


  • 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.


  • 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)

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 Braves Nokona Braves
Nokona Braves Nokona Braves
Nokona Braves
Nokona Chiefs Nokona Chiefs
Nokona Chiefs Nokona Chiefs
Nokona Chiefs
Boston Prime Boston Prime
Boston Prime Boston Prime
Boston Prime
MWS Devils MWS Devils
MWS Devils MWS Devils
MWS Devils
Evo Alpha Evo Alpha
New England Ruffnecks Evo Baseball
Evo Baseball
Evo Apex Evo Apex
NH Prospects NH Prospects
NH Prospects 17u
NH Prospects New England Ruffnecks
NH Cannons NH Cannons
NH Prospects 18u
Hudson Valley Renegades 13u MausCB Futures
Grizzlies Baseball 15u Showcase Seacoast Pirates HS
Grizzlies Baseball 17u
Bay Sox American NH Prospects
Grizzlies Baseball 15u Scout Nor’Easters Stampede
Bay Sox 2023-24 American
Bay Sox National Bay Sox National
Seacoast Pirates HS Nor’Easters National
Bay Sox 2023-24 National
Nor’Easters Stampede Black Bay Sox Regional
Bay Sox 2026 National Nor’Easters Regional
Nor’Easters National
Team Boston Braves Nor’Easters Stampede Black
Bay Sox 2026 Regional Show New England Prospects
Nor’Easters Regional
Team Boston Rams Seacoast Pirates 14u Chamblee
Nor’Easters National Ct Capitals
Show New England Prospects
HammerheadsSeacoast Pirates Dover
Nor’Easters Regional Hammerheads
Ct Capitals Prospects
Complete Game Colonials Seacoast Pirates Sabriza
Nor’Easters New England Rt 2 Blue Sox 2025
Rt 2 Blue Sox 2024
FSA Force Baseball Club Complete Game Colonials
Show New England Prospects J&M Baseball
J&M Baseball
Maine Lightning Elite Hudson Valley Renegades
Show New England National Antonelli Black
Antonelli Baseball
Beantown Bombers Navy Ottawa Knights
Rt 2 Blue Sox Navy Antonelli Gold
Waterford Nationals
Pride of the Diamond Iron Colts Northeast Longhorns
Rt 2 Blue Sox Carolina Giants Futures
Giants Futures
Northeast Longhorns Bay State Braves
Evo Baseball Ct Capitals Futures
North Shore Freedom
Hudson Valley Renegades Ottawa Knights
Webster Wolves
J&M Baseball Bay Sox 2025 American
Ottawa Knights
Antonelli Black Bay Sox 2025 National
Spinners Showcase
Antonelli Gold Northeast Longhorns
Brookline Bandits
NE Wildcats Next Level Boston
Giants Futures North Shore Freedom
MVP New England Jr WooSox Coutu
Northeast Longhorns Ocean State Makos White
MDB Knights Northeast Clutch Elite
Nor’Easters Inferno Nor’Easters Inferno