2019 Granite State Fall Brawl

Saturday & Sunday, September 21st-22nd, 2019 | Manchester, NH

2019 Colleges attending

2019 Tournament Information

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“Granite State Fall Brawl” presented by Firecracker Baseball will be held September 21st through September 22nd, 2019

Age groups: 13U/14U; 15U/16U; 17U/18U (3 Divisions)

Pool play: Friday, September 20th (PM only for local teams) through Saturday, September 21st

Playoffs & Championships: Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

  • Participation is limited to 24 teams and is expected to fill up before July 1st, 2019.
  • Registration for this tournament is $900.00, including a box of game baseballs.
  • We offer multi-team/event discounts, please inquire for more savings!
  • 3 game guarantee: Pool play format will be used with all teams (weather permitting).
  • Teams will be placed in pools, based solely on where they are from. We place teams from different areas against each other to allow the kids to play new teams.
  • All Umpires are High School board certified and we supply 2 for every game.
  • Preliminary round games will take place at area high school and collegiate fields with the playoffs and championship games at college facilities.
  • We use the top fields in the Manchester, NH area such as St. Anslem’s; New Hampshire Technical Institute, New England College and more.
  • This past summer we had over 100+ representatives from college and professional programs at all our of events, including Wheaton College, Boston College, Bryant University, Salve Regina University, Fairleigh Dickinson University and Concordia College.
  • What else could we offer…well! We offer player and team video packages for programs looking to have their scout days during our event but also evaluations and “live in game video” of their players complied.
  • Want more….let’s discuss that we do on-field reporting/interviewing with players/coaches, live streaming of pool play games and all playoff/championships on You Tube TV, social media exposure along with more exciting news to be announced shortly.

2019 Teams Registered

We started planning this event in 2018 and we are very excited about the interest so far. Manchester, New Hampshire is a great place to visit during the fall with the foliage, covered bridges and awesome autumn evenings. We have opened up this event to include more teams with the 13U/14U Division for those transitioning to the big diamond. Championships will be held at the St. Anselm’s or Holman Stadium for all divisions in 2019! If you are interested in participating in one of the fall’s best events, please register today or inquire at operations@firecrackerbaseball.com for more details.

Coming soon!

  1. Bandits Baseball Club (Pawtucket, RI)
  1. Bandits Baseball Club (Pawtucket, RI)
  2. The Base Astros 17U (Boston, MA)
  3. The Base Astros (Boston, MA)
  4. SNE Wave (Westfield, MA)

2019 Hotels

Coming soon!

2019 Pro & College Coaches Attending

Please check out our website regularly as we approach the 2019 calendar year for confirmed attendance of coaches, schools and scouts. Our rotator above will show you the quality of programs who attended this event previously and several who have expressed interest in being a part of this event moving forward.

2019 Fields & Facilities

We try to give all our student athletes and their families a first class experience by securing and enabling all our teams to play on the top facilities in the Manchester, New Hampshire area. We are getting close to our goal of securing all college fields for every age group! We would like to see all our teams play all their pool play and playoff games on top fields, including collegiately.

As you can see from the list below most of our divisions are exclusively played on collegiate fields including playoffs and Championships for our 13U/14U, 15U/16U and 17U/18U Divisions. These younger divisions are given these unique playing opportunities which has become increasingly rare for other tournament providers. These fields and facilities are tentatively scheduled to host in 2019 but until schedules are finalized please inquire about your location before securing your hotels and travel plans.

17U/18U Division: Pool Play Fields (Playoffs & Championships TBA)

2019 Tournament Rules

1. BASEBALLS

All teams MUST bring 1 box of 12 game baseballs, NFHS stamped & approved, to the site supervisor before their 1st game. If baseballs are not provided, then

  1. At 1st game, team will forfeit the right to coin flip (to pick home or away).
  2. At 2nd game, team will forfeit their game (even if it’s on the 1st day of games).
  3. At 3rd game, team will forfeit their game and be banned from future tournaments.

2. HOME/AWAY

A coin toss administered by the umpire or the site supervisor at each field will be used to determine home team for each game during pool play games.

3. AGE REQUIREMENTS (Date of Birth is NOT used for age eligibility for our events)

  1. 19U Division: Class of 2018 or younger
  2. 18U Division: Class of 2019 or younger (Fall only events)
  3. 17U Division: Class of 2020 or younger
  4. 16U Division: Class of 2021 or younger (Fall only events)
  5. 15U Division: Class of 2022 or younger
  6. 14U Division: Class of 2023 or younger including our Fall events
  7. 13U Division: Class of 2024 or younger

4. TIME LIMITS:

There is a 2-hour time limit on all games except for the championship games. This rule means that no inning can start after 2 hours, it is NOT drop-dead timing. This allows the tournament to stay on track for the entire day. We do allow extra innings, as long as the time limit is still in play. We, at Firecracker Baseball want to see all ties broken WHEN possible so “Firecracker Baseball” tie-breaker will begin in 8th inning (see details, rule #5).

5. FIRECRACKER BASEBALL TIE-BREAKER RULE:(Only when within time limit for pool play or game will be determined a tie; all playoff/championship games will start with this rule in the 8th inning)

  1. 8th inning: Runner on 2nd with no outs (Runner on 2nd was last batter of previous inning).
  2. 9th inning: Runner on 1st and 2nd with no outs (Runners on 1st& 2nd were last 2 batters of previous innings, placed accordingly i.e. last batter on 1stbase and previous batter on 2ndbase).
  3. 10th inning: Runners on 1st, 2nd and 3rd with no outs (Runner on 1st, 2nd& 3rd were last 3 batters of previous inning, placed accordingly i.e. last batter on 1st, previous batter on 2ndbase and so on).

6. WOOD BAT/METAL BAT:

This is a wood bat tournament. 13U Division is allowed to follow NFHS standards for metal bats, only age allowed.

7. PLAYING RULES:

  1. Major League rules will be used throughout the tournament.
  2. You can re-entry for the starter one time, each game, in the same batting spot. Any substitute entering the game, if replaced at a later point, is out for the remainder of the game.
  3. Pitchers when removed from the game as a pitcher, can NOT return as a pitcher in that game.
  4. Courtesy Runners are allowed for Pitcher and Catcher ONLY! Must be player on your bench or last out from previous inning.
  5. ALL substitutions and changes must go through the home plate umpire & the official scorer at each field.
  6. Mound visits are limited to 1 per inning. After 1st visit, each time the coach visits the mound in that same inning, the pitcher needs to be replaced.

8. STARTING LINEUPS:

Any team can start 9, 10, or 11 players. The lineup must stay with the same number of batters for the entire game. Once the first pitch has been thrown the lineup is locked and the lineup can NOT be reduced or added. If a player gets hurt and there are no substitutes available, that team will occur an out in that injured player’s spot in the lineup.

The 10th and 11th hitter, if used, will be designated as an Extra Hitter and Super Hitter in the lineup. The EH and Super Hitter may bat at any spot in the order. The EH and SH is the same as any position on the field as far as substitutions are concerned. The starting pitcher is allowed to DH for himself and bat in any spot in the order but must be listed a P/DH on the lineup card.

9. MERCY RULES:

There is a mercy rule for our Firecracker Baseball events.

  1. 12 runs after 3 innings
  2. 10 runs after 4 innings
  3. 8 runs after 5 innings

10. COACH’S ATTIRE:

All coaches must be in professionally dressedWe do not allow coaches on the field in flip flops or beach attire. You will be confined to the dugout by the umpires; site supervisor(s) or tournament administration. NO EXCEPTIONS!

11. EJECTIONS:

Any coach or player that is ejected from a game is automatically suspended for the next game of the tournament.

12. FORFEITS/CANCELATIONS:

Any team that forfeits a game because of lack of players in attendance for their scheduled game or for lack of arrival on time (45 minutes prior to game or from the scheduled start time) will be banned for 2 years from any future tournaments at that point (Updated: 7/1/2016)

13. PROTESTS:

Any protests will be handled at the time of incident. We do NOT charge for protests like other organizations, if there is an issue we would like to resolve it for the greater good of the game of baseball. There are site supervisors at all fields and will handle any protests brought by a manager and will decide in a timely and appropriate manner.

14. WEATHER POLICY/CANCELATIONS 

Due to unforeseen issues or mother nature, there are times games will be canceled because of rain, thunderstorms and poor field conditions beyond our control here at Firecracker Baseball. We will always try out best to get games in, move games around so EVERYONE has the same opportunity as others in our events but in the case, this does NOT happen, our policy is in place to protect our products and your programs.

  1. No Games Played = Full Credit towards 2020
  2. 1 Game Played = $200 Credit towards 2020
  3. 2 Games Played = No Refund

2019 Playoffs/Tie-Breaker System

17U/18U Division

  • Playoffs and championship round will be announced shortly!
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of the championship game, allowing for pictures and on field celebrations.
  • Team trophies along with an MVP trophy will be awarded for each division.

15U/16U Division

  • Playoffs and championship round will be announced shortly!
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of the championship game, allowing for pictures and on field celebrations.
  • Team trophies along with an MVP trophy will be awarded for each division.

13U/14U Division

  • Playoffs and championship round will be announced shortly!
  • There will be a short award and trophy presentation at the end of the championship game, allowing for pictures and on field celebrations.
  • Team trophies along with an MVP trophy will be awarded for each division.

Tiebreaker System

1. Overall Record in Tournament

2. Head to Head (Only if two teams)

3. Runs Allowed

4. Run Differential (Maximum differential of 10 runs per game, either way)

5. Runs Scored

6. Coin Flip

2019 Team Roster Forms

Thank you for your interest and support of our Firecracker Baseball events.  In order to provide you the best experience possible, we request the entry of your team’s roster via the link below.  The deadline for all 2019 fall tournaments is September 1st.  This will allow us to promote your student athletes to the attending college coaches ahead of time along with promote the players who have committed to play in college, giving an extra boast not only to the student athletes but your programs as well!

We have created a brand new and innovative website that is user-friendly for our parents, players and coaches. With this exciting new addition, we have created a one-stop shop for all your showcase baseball needs. You can create a user account, setup your teams, register for any event, make payments plus enter your roster one time and being done for the entire calendar year! This platform also will be where you see hotels, shopping, schedules, scores, standings and playoff implications right from your mobile device. We hope you enjoy this special benefit and make your life easier.

  1. First and Last Name
  2. Jersey Number
  3. Position(s)
  4. High School
  5. Graduation Year
  6. Email Address of a Parent or Player
  7. College Commitment (not required but asked)
ENTER 2019 TEAM ROSTER INFORMATION HERE

2019 Tournament Schedule

We work on releasing our schedules 2 MONTHS prior to any event we host and run throughout the calendar year. Once our event becomes full we begin to put the teams, fields and pool play together so you can plan your trip better to Manchester, New Hampshire area. This allows everyone to plan in advance their hotels, social events but also let the college programs you are interested in, know your playing times if they are interested in attending. We try to maintain first class customer service from the point of registration, all the way through our final Championship game of our events, so your experience always remains first class!

Granite State Fall Brawl Scores & Standings

We have partnered with another valued member in the baseball industry, Tournament Machine to make your experience even better. Now you can see scores, schedules and standings right from your mobile device as soon as the games are concluded. No more calls, emails to find out where, when and who you are playing. Through our app and Tournament Machine, you can find the GPS location of fields, get notified of time changes, incase of inclement weather but more importantly know where your team is placed for standings after your wins or unfortunately, losses.

Please check out the latest scores and standings of our events, past and present, held in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Area Attractions and Visitor’s Guide

Coming soon from the New Hampshire Tourism and Convention’s Bureau

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