Schedule for Saturday and Sunday August 15-16, 2009
7:30 Midwest vs Mideast* (7-inning game) PPD due to rain!
8:45 AM USC cages are available all day-No spikes/seeds; Put balls up when finished
9:20 Mideast/Midwest Team/Individual Pictures in LF corner
9:40 60's (Mideast/Midwest)
10:00 Midwest vs Mideast* (7-inning game)
12:15 #6 Northeast vs #5 Southwest* (6-inning game), Post-game award ceremony
2:30 #4 Northeast vs #3 Southeast* (6-inning game), Post-game award ceremony
4:45 Championship Game: #2 Midwest vs #1 Northwest* (7-inning game), Post-game award ceremony
*Denotes Home Team; 1B Dugout-Home Team, 3B Dugout-Visiting Team
***NOTE: FYI, If games end quickly, the next contest will begin ahead of schedule.
-Sunday Mercy Rule: For games 2 & 3, there will be a ten-run rule after five innings. There is no mercy rule for the Championship Game.
-In the event of inclement weather, a game is considered official after five innings.
-Players are responsible for bringing baseball pants, HS hat, helmet, indoor shoes and any other equipment that you may need. DP will provide your jersey.
-On Friday and Saturday, the registration tables will be stationed on the concourse directly behind homeplate.
-Parking will be available to players and parents in the centerfield lot. Please park there and enter thru the Gate 4 behind homeplate, FYI it is a .2 mile walk. Handicap parking does exist beside the stadium on the 1B/RF side.
-No spikes are allowed in the cages or in the stadium, only on the field. No sunflower seeds in the cages.
-Concessions will be available each day, courtesy of the University of South Carolina.
-Baseball jewelry and DP apparel will be available all weekend.
Admission: $10 Event Pass, $5 Day Pass; Ages 10 and under are FREE
Hotel info: We have secured a reduced rate at a Columbia hotel, be sure to mention Diamond Prospects for the aforementioned discount.
Sleep Inn - 803.731.9999, $69.99 + tax
For more info and directions to this Sleep Inn, click here.
Directions: To Carolina Stadium, 431 Williams St, Columbia 29208. For Carolina Stadium info, click here.
-Please be familiar with the schedule and be on time, or early, when your team is scheduled for activity. You are free to leave after your games. If games end early and allow us to move ahead of schedule, please understand that we will quickly roll into the next phase of the schedule.
-Sunday seedings will be based on the following info/tie-breakers:
1. Overall Record (1 point for a win, .5 points for a tie, 0 points for a loss)
3. Run Differencial
4. Runs Allowed
5. Runs Scored
6. Coin Flip
-If game is tied after 7 innings, one additional extra inning will be played.
Please stay turned to TheDiamondProspects.com in the days leading up the event for any announcements. Also, in the case of inclement weather during the event, the website will be our way of communicating with you.