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Tournament Aug 12-14 - End of Summer Classic

posted Aug 8, 2011, 10:05 PM by Alan Jacob   [ updated Aug 11, 2011, 3:59 PM ]

The Commerce tournament is full, and the director is unable to expand the tournament due to field limitations. The following weekend (Aug 19-21) in Waterford doesn’t look promising, as we are 1 of 2 teams registered as of yesterday. Keeping our fingers crossed that additional teams register.

In order to avoid a long gap in playing baseball, I was able to secure us a spot in the Grosse Pointe tournament.

 

The Greyhound Baseball Club will be playing in the Grosse Pointe Woods-Shores “End of Summer Classic” tournament being held this weekend, August 12-14. This is a Little League All Star tournament, and we will be playing up in the 10u division. We should see some good competition from Grosse Pointe, Harper Woods and Rochester Hills. The tournament director is fully aware that we are a 9u federation team playing up in a 10u Little League All Star tournament.

 

Tournament Team Practice
Wednesday, August 10 - 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Anchor Bay Middle School South

 

Tournament Location

Ghesquiere Park

Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

Located on Mack between Moross and Vernier – Right behind the City Clerk’s Office

**Map on team website – Check Schedule Section**

 

Tournament Schedule

Friday @ 4:00pm

Saturday @ 4:00pm and 6:00pm

Sunday – 10:00am Semi-Finals and 12:00pm Championship Game

**3 Game minimum - See schedule**

 

Key Tournament Rules

1.      No big barrel bats – All bats must be 2 ¼”   -- Please bring a 2 ¼” bat to practice on Wednesday if you have one, if not, we will all share.

2.      No lead-offs, but stealing is allowed after the ball crosses home plate. Runner may steal home on passed balls, delayed steals at home when catcher returns ball to pitcher...etc.

3.      Pitchers are allowed 4 innings in a game – no other restrictions.

4. Out on dropped 3rd strike.

5. 3 Outfielders and 9 player minimum per team. The rules state 10 players, which has been changed.

 

Tournament Cost

$30.00 per player for the tournament – If you need a jersey and hat, the cost is $30.00 in addition to the tournament.

 

 Key Notes

1.       Anyone NEW, please bring a copy of your birth certificate to the practice on Wednesday.

2.       All players should arrive at the tournament 1hr prior to the start of each day’s game.

3.       All details on the tournament will be posted on the team website, after I am done with this email. Be sure to check the schedule and announcements.
This includes Tournament Rules, Map, Schedule, Teams, Etc. – www.greyhoundbaseballclub.com

4.       Players  will wear white pants with navy pinstripes to go along with jerseys. White pants will also work, or you can check with us on Wednesday for a matching size.

5.       Navy Socks and Navy Belt is preferred.

 

Coaching Staff and Roster

We will be without our NEW head coach this weekend, and his son Grant. Our assistant coaches will be running the dugout this weekend – Al Goerke and Bill Lubanski. Nick Krysinski and I will assist the coaches during each game, so we keep 3 coaches in the dugout for each game.

 

We are going to carry 12 players in this tournament, as we have a player missing on both Saturday and Sunday due to scheduling. This will put 12 players on the bench for Friday’s game only, and possibly Sunday if we make it to the Championship game. All boys will get plenty of playing time over the weekend, as we will playing 3-5 games.

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Alan Jacob,
Aug 8, 2011, 10:11 PM
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Alan Jacob,
Aug 9, 2011, 2:58 PM
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Aug 8, 2011, 10:11 PM
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