Opening Ceremonies Skill Competition Rules

All teams are invited to participate in our Skills Competition events.  Teams are permitted 2 entries per individual event and 1 entry per team event.  We would like to give more girls an opportunity but the reason we limit the number of participants is so that we do the skill events in an efficient manner.  Thanks for your understanding and please let your players know that only 2 will participate in individual events.  Certificates will be awarded to the winner of each event per age group. 
  • Home Run Derby (Individual Event) -  Each player will be soft tossed 8 balls.  The winner will be determined by the highest number of balls hit OVER the fence.  In the case of a tie, 1 playoff round will be played.  2 players from each team may be entered.   All players will hit soft toss.  Batters must provide their own soft tosser.
  • Fastest Pitcher (Individual Event) - Each pitcher will pitch 3 consecutive balls that will be measured for speed.  Fastest pitch wins. (Unfortunately, we cannot objectively measure movement, so pitching will be judged solely on speed.) In the case of a tie, highest average of all 3 pitches will determine winner.  If there is still a tie, a playoff round of 1 pitch each will continue until tie is broken.  2 players from each team may be entered.  The player must provide her own catcher - coaches/parents are permitted.
  • Fastest Touch 'Em All (Individual Event) - Each player will be timed on her speed running the bases (home to home).  Each player will get one attempt.  All bases must be touched.  Player with the fastest speed is the winner.  In the case of a tie, 1 playoff round will be played.  2 players from each team may be entered.
  • 'Round the Horn (Team Event) - Team will be timed based on the speed in which they are able to throw the ball around the bases.  Each team will take their infield BASES with shortstop starting on second base.  The ball will begin with the pitcher.  Pitcher will pitch the ball from the mound to the catcher.  Catcher throws to shortstop (standing on second base), shortstop to first, first to third, third to second (standing on second base), second to home.  Time will be stopped when ball is in catcher's glove and the catcher touches home plate.  Each team will get 2 consecutive attempts.  Fastest time wins.  In the case of a tie, 1 playoff round will be played.  Each team is allowed one entry. Each entry will be comprised of six players.  With the exception of the pitch, all bases must be touched while ball is under control in order for the ball to be thrown to the next base.
  • Outfield Accuracy (Team Event) - Each team is allowed 1 entry.  Each entry will be comprised of 3 players.  Players will attempt to hit a target.  Each individual will get 3 throws.  Players will throw at the same time.  Team with the highest number of total target hits will be the winner.  In the case of a tie, 1 playoff round will be played.
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