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05/20/21 – Baseball & Softball Reminders

May 20, 2021 Baseball Blog Updates

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To assist administrators and coaches as we approach the postseason in baseball and softball, the office would like to provide the following reminders:

DISTRICT SEED GAMES
The last date to play a district-seeded game is Wednesday, May 26.  For games that are not able to be played by this date, the winner/loser of the contest will be determined by the RPI as of May 26.

Baseball RPI Link 
Softball RPI Link  

TIE-BREAKER FOR DISTRICT SEEDS
We continue to get questions about seeding procedures and which game counts toward breaking a tie. 

Since the January Board meeting, spring sports have been able to utilize the normal locally adopted seeding procedures.  If after all of those locally adopted tie-breaking procedures are exhausted and there remains a tie, the COVID guidance shared states that the first game played would be the tie-breaking game.  

Three team districts still adhere to the KHSAA Board mandated three-team seeding procedure.  Schools were afforded the opportunity, as in past years, to vote at the beginning of the year whether to play each other once or twice.  If no vote was taken, then it defaults to playing opponents twice.  If after all of those tie-breaking procedures are exhausted and there remains a tie, the COVID guidance shared states that the first game played would be the tie-breaking game.

POSTSEASON ROSTERS
Athletic Directors and coaches are reminded that rosters are locked on the first date of the postseason.   Please make sure you have completed your postseason rosters (different from freshmen, junior varsity, or varsity rosters).  There is no limit to the number of students that can be on the postseason roster, but there are limits on the number of players permitted to dress/be in the dugout as well as limits on admission.

For baseball questions, contact Associate Commissioner Butch Cope (bcope@khsaa.org).  For Softball questions, contact Assistant Commissioner Sarah Bridenbaugh (sbridenbaugh@khsaa.org).

 

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About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
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 284 member schools both public and non-public. The KHSAA awards 215 state championships to 51 teams and 164 individuals in 13 sports and 6 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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