About Five Tool

Five Tool Showcases was established in January of 2013. The foundation was a joint effort between college coaches and select clubs to establish events that provide quality competition at quality venues. The goal is to provide events that allow the players to showcase their abilities and do so in a manner that is friendly to the college recruiters and professional scouts while allowing the clubs to maintain fiscal responsibility to their members.

Our goal is to host local teams seeking exposure for their players while accommodating out of town clubs in a manner that minimizes travel and the expense associated with select baseball. The mix of local and regional clubs provides great competition in a central location that is convenient for college recruiters and professional scouts in the central, Midwest, Northwest, Southeast, Texas, and West regions.

Rules

These are general Five Tool rules. May vary by event, please see event hubs/tournament director for specific ruling detail.

  • Extra innings: In the event of a tie game in the 7th inning — If a game does not go over the time limit by the end of Inning No. 7, the game will get only one (1) extra inning in pool play/consolation.
  • If the game is over the time limit or by the end of the 7th inning, the game will end in a tie during pool play/consolation.
  • Each team will provide baseballs and be responsible for foul balls.
  • Spikes are not permitted on the fields until game time.
  • Coaches are not required to wear helmets on the field of play unless required by the University.
  • Each team is required to provide proof of insurance 7 days prior to the event.

Run Rule

  • 10 after 5 only

Pitching Restrictions

  • There are no mandatory pitching restrictions. However, please remember that you are responsible for these young men. BE SMART!
  • Pitcher must be replaced on 2nd trip to mound in any inning.

Infield

  • Unless otherwise noted by a Tournament Director, no infield practice will be allowed prior to the start of any game.
  • Teams will be permitted to take fly balls down the outfield lines prior to the start of their game, unless venue host says otherwise.
  • No warm ups on aprons.
  • Teams will be provided 15 minutes to warm up prior to the start of all games.
  • We will abide by all venue host rules

EH and DH

  • Teams will be allowed to use a DH and EH during any given game.
  • Teams must designate who each player is and for what player the DH will be hitting for in the field of play.
  • Should the DH enter the field of play, the DH position will be eliminated.
  • The EH may also enter the field of play but must remain in their current batting position.
  • The player for which the EH has replaced in the field will now become the EH, but will remain in the same batting position.

Courtesy Runner

  • May be used for catcher/pitcher. Optional for catcher with less than 2 outs.
  • Must be a player not currently in the game or the player who made the last out should a team not have an extra player on the bench.

Intentional Walks

  • Automatic intentional walk will be used and may be granted anytime during the at bat.

Slide Rule

  • Players must try to avoid contact on all players during a game.
  • It is umpire’s discretion if there was intent to cause contact.
  • Players may be subject to ejection if there is intent to cause contact.

Tiebreaker

  • 1. Head to head
  • 2. Runs allowed
  • 3. Runs differential (max at 8 per game)
  • 4. Runs scored
  • 5. Coin toss

Venue Parking

  • Please follow each venue’s parking instructions
  • Five Tool Showcases is not responsible for any parking violations

Rules for Premier Baseball of Texas

· NO SPIKES ALLOWED. If a player is caught he will be removed from that game. If a player is caught a second time or a second player on that team is caught the coach and player will be removed from that game.

· Outside coolers are NOT allowed. Coolers for team and players are allowed but must stay in dugout. From car to dugout only. Coolers will be removed if outside the dugout area.

· NO SHELLED SNACKS ALLOWED IN park area at all. Parents or spectators will be asked one time to stop. After that, the game will be stopped until it’s cleaned up and remove that person or persons from the park for the rest of the TOURNAMENT. This includes sunflower seeds, peanuts, pistachios, etc… Please note, if players on field are found to be using seeds, the game will be stopped until it is cleaned up.

Rain Out Policy

In the event of rain, we will push game start times up to one hour to get the game started.

If the game is in progress, we will allow for a one hour delay. If it goes longer, we will postpone or cancel the game and then attempt to reschedule it.

If the game cannot resume or start within one hour of its original start time, then that game will be cancelled and we will look at ways to possibly reschedule it.

  • 2 games completed = 50% refund
  • There will be no refunds after the start of each team’s third game
  • We will try and reschedule games with available field space

Waiver/Terms of Condition

In consideration of being allowed to participate in, or observe, the event or activity referenced above, I acknowledge, appreciate, and agree that:

1) The risk of injury from participating or observing the activities involved in this program is significant, including the potential for permanent paralysis and death, and while particular rules, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious injury does exist;

2) I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation and/or observation;

3) I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation and/or observation. If, however, I observe any unusual significant hazard during my presence, participation or observation of the event, I will remove myself and bring such to the attention of the nearest official immediately; and

4) I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS V Tool Showcases, LLC, a Texas limited liability company, and their officers, officials, agents, and/or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event (“RELEASEES“), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, OR LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PERSON OR PROPERTY,  WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES, OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Photo/Social Media Policy

I do hereby authorize V Tool Showcases, LLC, a Texas limited liability company (“V Tool“), and its employees to utilize any and all photographs, videos or other likeness of me or anyone assigned guardianship to me, as they deem appropriate in promotional materials or social media.  V Tool has permission to post player photos, videos and likeness to social media of players participating in any event organized or hosted by V Tool. Fans, players, and scouts acknowledge V Tool’s social media feeds and website as the primary platforms allowed to capture player photos, videos and likeness during any event organized or hosted by V Tool for distribution.

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