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05/08/23 – Baseball End of Season/Postseason Start

May 8, 2023 Baseball Blog Updates


We have received some inquiries from baseball schools that have had issues with regard to the availability of the host facility scheduling district tournaments and contracted games for the end of the regular season.

Within Bylaw 23 it states that the opportunity to participate in regular season contests ends at all levels of play on the second day preceding the first KHSAA Tournament (District, Region, or State), with the exception that the varsity team may practice and play through its elimination from KHSAA sanctioned tournament play.

While there were accommodations during COVID to allow play until the day prior to the first date of the tournament, those accommodations were only for the 2020-2021 school year. Traditionally the regular season ended on Saturday and the postseason began on Monday.

Given that schools are having scheduling conflicts with host sites and those conflicts are dictating the District Tournament to start earlier than the Monday of District week, schools in this situation would be able to participate in a contracted regular season game up until the earlier of the day before the scheduled start of the District Tournament and the Saturday prior to the published District Tournament week.

Please reach out to Associate Commissioner Butch Cope ( with any questions.



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The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 289 member schools, both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and six sport-activities, funds catastrophic insurance coverage for its more than 106,000 rostered member school student-athletes, provides coaching education and sports safety programs for more than 12,000 coaches and licenses and facilitates the distribution of training material for over 4,000 contest officials.


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