Freetown Lakeville Athletic Association 8U Eastern MA State Tournament
When: June 26th thru July 10th
-ceremonies June 26th
-games June 27th thru July 10th
Where: 39 Memorial Drive, Freetown, MA
Dear Cal Ripken District Champions and Families,
On behalf of the Freetown Lakeville Athletic Association, it is my honor to welcome you to the 2020 Cal Ripken 60’ Eastern Massachusetts State Championship. We are very excited to have you as our guest for a great week of baseball. Earning a spot in this tournament is a testament to your dedication to the game of baseball and your love for the game.
I think you will find our facilities very accommodating and our complex fan-friendly. It’s very important to us that you enjoy your time here in Freetown. Please don’t hesitate to ask a volunteer for help. We are here to make this memorable experience for both the players and their families. The boys will take of the excitement on the field, allow us to take care of the rest.
In closing, I would like to thank Cal Ripken Baseball for bestowing upon us the honor of hosting this Eastern MA State Tournament. In particular, special thanks goes out to Mike Janicki, Eastern MA State Commissioner, for his guidance, support and dedication.
Good luck to all of the teams!
Site Director: Jack Taylor Cal Ripken Tournament Director: Don Banzi Cell Phone:508-726-7633 Cell Phone: 774-269-6671
Host Manager: TBD
KEY INFORMATION FOR THE TEAM
TOURNAMENT WEB PAGE
For updates throughout the tournament and schedule, please visit http://freelakeathletics.com
We have arranged for a print company to be on-site for players, families and guests to purchase a wide- variety of apparel, imprinted with the tournament logo. Only the top-of-the-line equipment to custom print apparel on-site. Since they will only be available for a limited time, please plan accordingly.
Host Hotels (all hotels are 8-10 miles from field)
Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites 4 Chalet Road
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 43 Harding Street, MA Middleborough, MA
Residence Inn by Marriott 181 Faunce Corner Road North Darmouth, MA
Seaport Inn & Marina 110 Middle Street Fairhaven, MA
We strongly encourage any teams that need accommodations to make reservation as soon as they receive this package.
MANAGERS MEETING/TOURNAMENT CREDENTIALS BINDER
There will be a mandatory Managers meeting with the Tournament Director. Tournament credential binders MUST be provided at this meeting. These Binders must contain the following documents pursuant to section 11.04 of the Cal Ripken Rule Book
- Coaching Certification Abuse Prevention Training
- Certificate of Coverage of League’s Group Accident Insurance Policy
- Certificate of Coverage of League’s Commercial General Liability Insurance
- Official Team Roster certified and signed by League President
- Letter of Tournament Eligibility Form, (Regional Only)
- Consent for Treatment Forms
- 4 Color Team photos with the Identification on separate sheet.
- Coaching Certification I.D. card or certificate for all rostered coaches.
Credential binders will be then held by the Tournament Director and returned after your team is eliminated from competition or wins the Tournament
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
One player, as agreed upon by the team managers, on both the winning and losing team of each game will receive a Player of the Game Award Pin.
Tournament substitution and pitching rules shall apply. Please announce all substitutions and player re-entries to the Official Scorer ahead of time located behind home plate. All pitching changes must be given to the Official Scorer and Umpire as well as soon as changes are made. The Official Scorer’s pitching log will govern for Tournament eligibility. We highly recommend all teams verify their pitching log with the Official Scorer upon the conclusion of each game with a Tournament Official or the Official Scorer, and ask Managers to sign the Official Scorebook.
Babe Ruth League / Cal Ripken Tournament rules require ALL Players and Coaches to be in uniforms with no duplicate jersey numbers. Uniforms/hats must also have Cal Ripken Patches affixed to them. Coaches must be in baseball pants matching their uniforms and have numbered jersey and matching hat.
Only USA bats approved for play in Babe Ruth League Cal Ripken Division are allowed.
ALL PERSONEL warming up a pitcher MUST wear proper headgear! This includes on and off the field, and includes everyone, Players, Managers, Coaches, and Parents. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Each team is required to bring 1 dozen of Rawlings RCAL baseballs with Cal Ripken stamp with them to the coach's meeting. This will be turned in at the meeting. The score table will provide baseballs for the start of every game. Home run balls, along with an award pin will be handed out at the conclusion of game.
All tournament games shall be 6 innings in length, except when shortened by the mercy rule or extended by extra innings. In case of inclement weather, the game shall be suspended at the time of stoppage and completed at the first available moment as designated by Tournament officials.
The use of a “batboy” is allowed and that player must have a helmet on at all times, regardless of the age of the bat boy/girl.
The HOST shall provide an official scorekeeper. This scorekeeper shall also be the official scorekeeper and keep track of all pitching. Each manager must sign off on the pitching after each game. All substitutions shall be made to the official scorekeeper.
HOME TEAM / DUGOUT ASSIGNMENTS
Home Team is designated on each position of the bracket. Home Team shall use the 1st base dugout. All teams are requested to make sure to clean their respective dugouts prior to leaving.
BATTING CAGES / PRACTICE
The complex has 2 batting cages behind the Fenway Green Monster. Batting schedule is at the bottom of the playing schedule.
Teams must report to their dugouts on the Field 30 minutes prior to the game. The home team will get 10 minutes on-field prior to the start of the game, and then the Visitors will also get 10 minutes. 10 minutes prior to the game all teams shall be warmed up and in their respective dugouts ready for introductions.
Lineup cards (please use the form provided for this Tournament) complete with players first name, last name and uniform#, should be turned into the Official Scorer at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the game.
ON DECK CIRCLES
There are designated on-deck circles inside the dugouts of both fields, which will be pointed out by the umpires prior to the game. Only 1 player may be in the on-deck area at any time.
Be sure to bring umpire fees of $65 per game, per team. Two umpires per game.
Each Team will provide (1) person per game, if required, to serve on the Protest Committee. The Manager shall advise the Protest Committee Chairman of his designate 10 minutes prior to the start of each game. Protests must be lodged at the time of the disputed rule interpretation and will be decided at the time of the protest, not after the game. As a clarification, judgment calls cannot be protested.
PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL
Please send the following items electronically to Jack Taylor (Email:
This information is need in electronic format no later than June 24th, 2019. Please put “12U MA Cal Ripken Tournament” in the subject line of your email.
NOTE: These items do not take place of the information that will need to be included with your official tournament documents that will be part of your tournament book.
- Team Name
- Manager’s name, email address, and cell phone number
- Assistant coaches names, email addresses, and cell phone numbers
- Team Roster & Photo – One 5”x7” or 8”x10” team photograph with player identification of all players and coaches, the file should be jpeg.
- Team roster, including uniform numbers, player identification and phonetic pronunciation of each coach and each player’s name (i.e. Dundee: done-dee)
- List of players that will participate in the skills competition, see detailed descriptions of these events.
- Events (Every player will participate in at least one event, but no more than two challenges.
- Golden Arm – accuracy from center field – 2 players per team
- HR – 2 players per team (One Coach to Pitch)
- Team Relay Race – 4 players per team
- Around the horn – 4 Players per team
2020 8-Year-Old MA Cal Ripken State Tournament
Opening Day Schedule Freetown Little Fenway Complex
Friday, June 26, 2020
By 3pm: Teams Report
3:30pm: Orientation/Coaches Meeting
3:45pm: Player / Coaches Welcome Dinner (Across the St. at Freetown Elementary School Cafeteria)
Full Concession Stand Open for the parents
5pm-5:30pm: Opening Ceremony
- Parade & Team Introductions
- Color Guard
- National Anthem
- Guest Speaker
- First Pitch
5:45pm-7:15pm Skills Competition Teams dismissed after skills