July 5 Suspended Games

With the rain coming through tonight, all games in progress were suspended for the evening.

  • 9-11 Game 14 at Haske was suspended after 2 innings, LSLLA 7 – DLLA 0.
  • LL Game 2 at Reavis was suspended in the 4th inning, 1 out, runners on 1st and 2nd for LSLLN, CLLLN 0 – LSLLN 1.

Each of these games will be continued Thursday at 5:30pm, with the regularly scheduled games to follow a half-hour after the continuation game finishes, but no earlier than the originally scheduled time (7pm and 6:30pm, respectively).

9-11 Game 13 at Round Hill Center was completed, LLLL 0 – CLLLA 1. LL Game 1 on Huber was in the 5th inning, and therefore is already an official game so it will not be continued. The final score is DLLN 1 – ULLLN 3.

Pitching for the resumed games, from the Green Book, page 113, rule 4g.

In a game suspended by darkness, weather, or other causes and resumed the following calendar day, the pitcher of record at the time the game was halted may continue to the extent of his/her eligibility, provided he/she delivered 40 or less pitches, and subject to each of these conditions:
1. If the pitcher delivered 20 or less pitches before the game was suspended, that pitcher’s pitch count will begin at zero for the continuation portion of the game.
2. If the pitcher delivered between 21 and 40 pitches before the game was suspended, that pitcher’s pitch count will begin with the number of pitches delivered in that game.

9-11 Game 14, LSLLA 7 – DLLA 0 after 2nd

LSLLA Krueger is at 35 pitches. If he continues as the pitcher on Thursday, his first pitch will be his 36th of the game. His days of rest will be based on his total pitches in both days of the game. If he continues Thursday, Friday will be his first day of rest. If he does not, Thursday will be his 1 required day of rest.

DLLA Scott is at 14 pitches. If he continues as the pitcher on Thursday, his pitch count will start fresh. His first pitch will be pitch number 1.

LL Game 2, CLLLN 0 – LSLLN 1 top 4th

CLLLN Nordeen is at 56 pitches. LSLLN Lechner is at 43 pitches. Neither player can continue as the pitcher on Thursday.

Teams can take batting practice as scheduled while the continuation games are being played. They are allowed up to 10 minutes of fielding practice.

Helmet Decal Policy

The District has documentation from the following manufacturers that decals on their helmets are permitted.

Each manufacturer has significant restrictions that must be followed to use decals on the helmet so as not to void the warranty. In particular, stickers cannot be larger than 20% of the helmet surface area in most cases and cannot cover the NOCSAE or other stamps. Please read the respective letter for details.

District 16 is in possession of these letters, which are considered “approval in writing by the helmet manufacturer” for purposes of rule 1.16. Other manufacturer helmets, including those manufactured by parent, sibling, or child companies of these companies, are not covered by this approval.

Individual players are not required to carry a copy of the letter with them at District 16 Tournament games. Players that advance beyond District 16 play should print out and carry a hard copy with them.

2017 Tournament Resources

Little League’s web site has a page of tournament resources for managers and leagues preparing for the International Tournament. You can read rules changes, tournament FAQs, affidavits and other forms, etc.

District 16 has put together some of our own information that we review with the scorekeepers and managers at the managers meeting.

Those resources are focused on our District Tournaments, so they are baseball-oriented and primarily for Juniors and below.

2017 District Tournament Schedules

Tentative District Tournament schedules have been posted. Not all times and locations are finalized, but the dates should be pretty close to final. Keep in mind that they may change before and during each of the tournaments.

Also, all days with and without scheduled games, including Sundays and July 4, may be used for completing postponed or suspended games. Times, locations, and schedules may be adjusted due to weather or other issues. Please plan accordingly.