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2021

12U MA State Tournament

CAL RIPKEN BASEBALL

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

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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!

 

Best Regards,

Tyler Cyr

FLAA Site Director

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Site Director: Tyler Cyr
Cell Phone: 508-728-0293
Email: tyler.cyr@gmail.com 

 Cal Ripken Tournament Director: Christopher Tremblay
 Cell Phone: 857-488-8771

Email: christopher.tremblay@takeda.com

Host Manager: Brian Serrecchia
Cell Phone: 508-717-7792
Email: bserrecchia@gmail.com

 

PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL

 

Please send the following items electronically to Deborah Flaherty at debflaherty@yahoo.com

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.

 
  • 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.

  • 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 

(508) 672-0011

 

 Riverview Inn and Suites

1878 Wilbur Ave.
Somerset, MA
508-678-4545

 

Hampton Inn Westport
53 Old Bedford Rd.

Westport, MA 

855-516-1090

 

Seaport Inn and Marina
110 Middle St.
Fairhaven, MA

508-997-1281

 

Holiday Inn Express and Suites Swansea

1400G.A. R. Highway, Route 6
Swansea MA 

844-209-2017

 

Residence Inn by Marriot
181 Faunce Corner Rd
Dartmouth, MA

508-984-5858

 

Hampton Inn Raynham
600 New State Highway

Raynham, MA

508-822-6222 

 

Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites

43 Harding St.
Middleborough, MA 

508-946-3398

 


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

  1. Parade & Team Introductions

  2. National Anthem

  3. First Pitch

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

 

  1. Certificate of Coverage of League’s Commercial General Liability Insurance
  2. Official Team Roster certified and signed by League President
  3. Letter of Tournament Eligibility Form, (Regional Only)
  4. Consent for Treatment Forms
  5. Color Team photo with the Identification on a separate sheet.
  6. 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.

PITCHING RECORDS/SUBSTITUTIONS

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. 

TOURNAMENT UNIFORMS

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.

HEADGEAR

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.

 

GAME LENGTH

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.

 

BAT BOY/GIRL

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.



 

OFFICIAL SCOREKEEPER

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.

 

STARTING LINEUPS

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.

 

UMPIRES

Be sure to bring umpire fees of $60 per game, per team.  Two umpires per game.

 

PROTEST COMMITTEE

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.



 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

TOURNAMENT WEB PAGE

For updates throughout the tournament, please visit http://www.freelakeathletics.com

 

TOURNAMENT MERCHANDISE

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.

    

CONCESSIONS

There will be a concession stand in operation throughout the tournament. We will offer a wide variety of foods during the tournament schedule.

 

LOCAL EATERIES

 

Dunkin Donuts

2 Chace Rd

E. Freetown MA

 

Nephew’s
2 Crossroads Dr
E. Freetown, MA

Assonet Roasters

59 S. Main St.

Assonet, MA

 

Barrett’s Alehouse
4171 N. Main St.
Fall River, MA

 

MEDICAL CARE

Charlton Memorial Hospital

363 Highland Ave

Fall River, MA

 

Southcoast Health Urgent Care

450 William S. Canning Blvd.

Fall River, MA

 

Morton Hospital

8 Commerce Blvd.

Taunton, MA

 

Compass Medical-Urgent Care

8 Commerce Blvd

Middleborough, MA

 

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.     

Assonet, MA 

 

Saint Mary’s Catholic Church

343 Tarkin Hill Rd

New Bedford, MA

 

POINTS OF INTEREST

Roger Williams Park Zoo

 

 


TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

 

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10 minutes prior to start time, players/coaches introductions, National Anthem, Sportsmanship Code