12U MA State Tournament
CAL RIPKEN BASEBALL
On behalf of the Freetown Lakeville Athletic Association, it is my honor to welcome you to the 2021 Cal Ripken 12-year old State Tournament. 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 and your love for the game of baseball.
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 provide the excitement on the field, allow us to take care of the rest.
Welcome coaches and congratulations to all teams advancing to the 12-year old State Tournament. We welcome you to Freetown. Our board members hope to make you feel comfortable and welcomed during your stay with us. We hope you find our hospitality inviting to you and your families. I want to personally welcome you and to let you know that I will be available throughout the tournament to help with your needs. We have a wonderful tournament plan to help accommodate all of your team's needs while you are here.
In closing, I would like to thank Cal Ripken Baseball for bestowing upon us the honor of hosting this State Tournament. In particular, special thanks goes out to Christopher Tremblay, Cal Ripken Tournament Director, for his guidance, support, and dedication.
Good luck to all of the teams!
FLAA Site Director
Site Director: Tyler Cyr
Cell Phone: 508-728-0293
Cal Ripken Tournament Director: Christopher Tremblay
Cell Phone: 857-488-8771
Host Manager: Brian Serrecchia
Cell Phone: 508-717-7792
PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL
Please send the following items electronically to Deborah Flaherty at firstname.lastname@example.org
This information is need in electronic format no later than June 29, 2021. Please put “10U State 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.
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.
Skills Competitions: Details here
Roadrunner - 4 players from each team
Around the Horn - 4 players from each team
Golden Arm - 3 Players Each Team
Homerun Derby-1 player from each team
No player can partake in more than one event. If a team has more than 12 players the additional players can be added to Golden Arm.
HOTELS IN THE AREA
Holiday Inn Express
360 Airport Rd.
Fall River, MA
Riverview Inn and Suites
1878 Wilbur Ave.
Hampton Inn Westport
53 Old Bedford Rd.
Seaport Inn and Marina
110 Middle St.
Holiday Inn Express and Suites Swansea
1400G.A. R. Highway, Route 6
Residence Inn by Marriot
181 Faunce Corner Rd
Hampton Inn Raynham
600 New State Highway
Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites
43 Harding St.
We strongly encourage any teams that need accommodations to make reservations as soon as they receive this package.
2021 12U Cal Ripken State Tournament
Opening Day Schedule
Freetown Little Fenway Complex
39 Memorial Drive Freetown, MA
Friday, July 2, 2021
All coaches and players must be in full uniform
(baseball pants & team jersey with Cal Ripken patch)
11AM - Teams Report
11:15-11:45 AM - Orientation/Coaches Meeting (in front of the concession stand)
11:45 a.m.-1:15 PM - Skills Competition
1:15-2:45 PM - Players / Coaches Welcome Luncheon. Full Concession Stand Open for Families and Guests
2:45-3:30PM - Opening Ceremony
Parade & Team Introductions
Teams dismissed after opening ceremony unless scheduled to play
MANAGERS MEETING/TOURNAMENT CREDENTIALS BINDER
There will be a mandatory manager meeting with the Cal Ripken 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
- 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
- Color Team photo with the Identification on a separate sheet.
- Coaching Certification I.D. card or certificate and abuse 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 must also have Cal Ripken Patches affixed to them. Coaches must be in baseball pants matching their uniforms and have numbered jerseys and matching hats.
ALL PERSONNEL 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.
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 the stoppage and completed at the first available moment as designated by Tournament officials. No new inning may start after the 2.5-hour time rule.
The use of a “bat boy” is allowed and that player must have a helmet on at all times, regardless of the age of the bat boy/girl. He/ she must also be wearing a baseball uniform.
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. The 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. The 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 the 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 the player's first name, last name, and uniform #, should be turned into the Official Scorer at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the game.
Be sure to bring umpire fees of $60 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.
TOURNAMENT WEB PAGE
For updates throughout the tournament, please visit http://www.freelakeathletics.com
We have arranged for Fine Designs to be on-site on Saturday, July 3rd for players, families, and guests to purchase a wide variety of apparel, imprinted with the tournament logo. Fine Designs uses only the top-of-the-line equipment to custom print apparel on-site. Since they will only be available for one day, please plan accordingly.
There will be a concession stand in operation throughout the tournament. We will offer a wide variety of foods during the tournament schedule.
2 Chace Rd
E. Freetown MA
2 Crossroads Dr
E. Freetown, MA
59 S. Main St.
4171 N. Main St.
Fall River, MA
Charlton Memorial Hospital
363 Highland Ave
Fall River, MA
Southcoast Health Urgent Care
450 William S. Canning Blvd.
Fall River, MA
8 Commerce Blvd.
Compass Medical-Urgent Care
8 Commerce Blvd
LOCAL PLACES OF WORSHIP
East Freetown Congregational Christian Church
4 Washburn Rd
East Freetown, MA
Our Lady of Fatima Church
4256 Acushnet Ave
New Bedford, MA
Saint Bernards Church
30 S Main St.
Saint Mary’s Catholic Church
343 Tarkin Hill Rd
New Bedford, MA
POINTS OF INTEREST
Roger Williams Park Zoo
10 minutes prior to start time, players/coaches introductions, National Anthem, Sportsmanship Code