Jake Hodge 2013 Preview

The tournament will be held on May 31-June 2, 2013.  Entry fee is $350 per team, however, we encourage teams to raise as much as possible through the use of sponsors, etc.  Teams will consist of 9 to 12 players.  This will be a weekend of fun for the entire family. All proceeds will go to the Jake Hodge Memorial Scholarship fund.  Activities will include wiffle ball games, corn hole tournament, batting cages, and home run derby.  Concessions will be available.

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Game Format:

We can accommodate 12 teams for the tournament and each team is guaranteed 3 games.  The format will be 3 division round-robin with a 4 team playoff to determine a champion.

Rules:

Uniform

  • All players must wear matching jerseys
  • Shorts or Pants may be worn
  • NO CLEATS
  • Hats optional

 

General Rules
Misc.

  • Games are 6 innings or 1 hour
  • All teams must have 9 players

 

Pitching   

  • No pitch counts or inning limits
  • A pitcher may not re-enter a game after he/she has been removed
  • Pitch speeds may not exceed 45-50 mph (at umpires discretion).  If the umpire declares a pitch in a given at bat to be too fast, it is a no pitch.  If the trend continues, the umpire has the authority to call a ball.  The goal is to strike a batter out with movement and location rather that speed.

 

Gameplay (All baseball rules apply with the following exceptions):

  • No bunting
  • A player may be called out advancing the bases if he/she is hit by a thrown ball (below the head).  The ball must hit the player in the air and cannot bounce and hit the player.  If a player ducks and is hit in the head, it is an out at the umpires discretion.

Mission Statement:
The Jake Hodge Memorial Foundation grants educational scholarships to students who display honesty, character and integrity. The foundation rewards students who excel in the classroom and in their chosen field of competition. These students who are singled out for recognition are forever challenged to lead a purpose-driven life and to leave a positive and profound legacy.

 

The scholarship was established by friends and family of Jake Hodge. The award is made possible through the generosity of many individuals, sports teams and businesses. Jake Hodge was 12 years old when he died in his sleep. An outstanding athlete, good student and Christian, Hodge touched many lives during his short time on earth. His legacy will continue through this scholarship and a companion outreach program.