Babe Ruth Softball Tournament Trail 2013 Florida State Championships
Pick up your Team Book! If you get eliminated, please come to the room above the concession stand to pick up your Team Book.Tournament Brackets - WE'RE DONE! Click on the Age Division name to download the bracket. Home teams were decide at the Managers Meeting by coin flips. The team at the TOP of the bracket occupies the 1ST BASE DUGOUT. Hit counter at 4:41 PM - July 7, 2013: 57,301
16U Division - D7-Winter Park on the left and D3-Branford on the right...
Most ever for a FSC!
No metal cleats - Babe Ruth Softball Rule: 1.11 (g)
No player shall attach anything to the heel or toe of her shoe other than the ordinary shoe plate or toe plate. Shoes with metal spikes or cleats are not permitted.
Team Gift Bag Exchange Schedule
In MOST cases, teams will exchange their Team Gift Bags AFTER their FIRST game. The teams will do the exchange on the field, between HOME PLATE and the PITCHING RUBBER.
The list below shows the Division and Game Number where the two teams will do their Team Gift Bag Exchange in this manner:
GAME 1, GAME 2, GAME 3, GAME 4, GAME 5, GAME6, GAME 7
GAME 1, GAME 2, GAME 3, GAME 4, GAME 5, GAME 6
GAME 1, GAME 2, GAME 3, GAME 4, GAME 5, GAME 6, GAME 7, GAME 8
GAME 1, GAME 2, GAME 3, GAME 4
GAME 1, GAME 2
The 6U, 8U, 10U, 14U, and 16U Divisions have unusaul situations. In those cases, we have to do some creative manuvering to have ALL teams participate in the Team Gift Bag Exchange. So, here is the schedule for those teams who DON'T play in one of the games listed above:
6U GAME 2and GAME 3 Teams that have yet to exchange bags, will do a three (3) team exchange following Game 2 on Field 3:
D6-Longwood will GIVE their bags to D6-Altamonte
D6-Altamonte will GIVE their bags to D3-Madison
D3-Madison will GIVE their bags to D6-Longwood
8UGAME 8andGAME 9 Teams that have yet to exchange bags, will do a three (3) team exchange following Game 8 on Field 4:
D6-Longwood will GIVE their bags toD1-NFGS
D1-NFGSwill GIVE their bags toD3-Williston Youth
D3-Williston Youthwill GIVE their bags toD6-Longwood
10UGAME 7 and GAME 9 Teams that have yet to exchange bags, will do a two (2) team exchange following Game 7 on Field 1.
D6-Longwood will EXCHANGE with D2-Middleburg
14U GAME 5 and GAME 6 Teams that have yet to exchange bags, will do a two (2) team exchange following Game 6 on Field 6. IfGame 5 finishes AFTERGame 6, please do the exchange on Field 5 instead.
D3-Ft. White will EXCHANGE with D3-Wesconnett
16UGAME 3and GAME 4 Teams that have yet to exchange bags, will do a two (2) team exchange following Game 4 on Field 6. IfGame 3 finishes AFTERGame 4, please do the exchange on Field 5 instead.
This is not a mandatory meeting for coaches. The purpose of the meeting is to seed the teams into the brackets. Anybody can attend. We just need some eye-witnesses to validate the "blindness" of the draw. This meeting is hosted by the Florida State Commissioner and the Tournament Director.
Tuesday, June 25th at 7:00 PM
Shocker Park - Above the Concession Stand
2371 SE 44th Court
Ocala, FL 34471
Tuesday, July 2nd at 7:00 PM
3600 SW 36th Ave
Ocala, FL 34474 (352) 854-1400
Wednesday, July 3rd
2371 SE 44th Court
Ocala, FL 34471
Thursday, July 4th
Specific event times will be posted later
Elimination Games Begin
Friday, July 5th
Sunday, July 7th
Skills Challenge Events
The Skills Challenge, which is held prior to the Opening Ceremonies on Thursday evening, will consist of five (5) events. Because of the constraints of time, only seven (7) players from each team will be able to participate. Managers select players who will represent their teams.
Depending on the event, participants will either run, hit, throw or catch. Contestents will score points. Awards will be given to the first and second place winners in each event/age-division. The points each contestant scores will be added with others from her own team. Those teams scoring the highest number of points will be the winner in their age-division.
Here is a description of each event:
Task 1 - The Hitting Derby
TheHitter will take five (5) swings. Where the ball stops rolling will determine the point value of each hit. Her total score will be the sum of the five hits. Pitches will be delivered from a spring loaded machine. 6U girls will use a tee.The machine will be set on various speeds based on age-division: 8U-32 MPH, 10U 36 MPH, 12U 40 MPH, 14U/16U 44 MPH.
One (1) per team
Task 2 - Pitching Strikes The Pitcherwill have seven (7) pitches to throw a strike. The point value of each successful strike is determined by the number on the ball. The first few pitches will be worth less than the last few pitches.
One (1) per team
Task 3 - Base Running
The Base Runner will start at home running around the bases. A stop watch will be used to determine the the runner's time. The runner must touch each base and home plate. Two (2) per team
Task 4 - Throwing the Runner Out at the Plate Five (5) balls will be rolled to an Outfielder who must immediately pick up the ball and throw it home. Points are awarded by hitting targets of different values near home plate. The distance of the throw varies by age-division. One (1) per team
Task 5 - Throwing the Runner out at 2nd Base
This is a two (2) player task - A pitch will be delivered from a pitching machine and caught by the Catcher, who then throws the ball down to theShortstop, who must catch the ball then tag 2nd base. The Shortstopbegins the pitch stationed at a traditional shortstop position. A stopwatch will be used to determine the time from the moment the Catcher touches the ball - to the moment 2nd base is tagged by the Shortstop. The team will have three (3) attempts to record a fast time. Their single fastest time will be what determines their standings. The Shortstopmust successfully tag 2nd base, with her glove, and the ball in her glove for their time to count. Two (2) per team
Last Year Babe Ruth Softball Tournament Trail 2012 Florida State Championships
Skills Challenge Team Winners (2012)
06U - Altamonte
08U - Creeks Crushers
10U - Winter Springs
12U - MSA
14U - Winter Park
16U - Fort White
Tournament Brackets (2012)
The Tournament is COMPLETE... Hit counter at 5:00 PM - July 8, 2012: 24,400