11/19/15 – Board Adopts Schedule Change for State Baseball Tournament

November 19, 2015 Baseball Blog Updates

At its November meeting, the KHSAA Board of Control adopted a schedule change, beginning in 2016, for the Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament.

In an effort to alleviate competitive issues under the current format resulting from pitching limitations and roster depth, as outlined in the extensive research conducted by Lawrence County Athletic Director Travis Feltner and validated through staff review of the current format, the new format will provide a minimum of three days of rest between the quarterfinals and the semifinals. The new format will allow teams the opportunity to use their pitchers at the top of the rotation in both the early rounds (first round/quarterfinals) and the later rounds (semifinals/championship).

“Pitching limitations are in place for the health and safety of our student-athletes,” KHSAA Commissioner Julian Tackett said.  “In keeping with the overall desire of the membership to maintain a 16-team format, and yet alleviate identified problems with pitching restrictions, a change in schedule was necessitated.”

“We appreciate the Lexington Legends for continuing to work with us and our desired schedule to be able to provide a first-class memorable venue for the participants and fans,” Associate Commissioner Butch Cope said. “We will continue to work with them on the scheduling of the event and maintaining three days minimum between the quarterfinals and semifinals beyond 2016.”

Working in conjunction with representatives from the Lexington Legends, the revised schedule for this year’s Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament will be as follows:

2016 Rawlings/KHSAA State Baseball Tournament
at Whitaker Bank Ballpark, Lexington
Thursday, June 9
First Round Games at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m.
Friday, June 10
First Round Games at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 11
Quarterfinal Games at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 8 p.m.
Friday, June 17
Semifinals at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 18
Championship at 7 p.m.

– KHSAA –

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