Palmetto Games: Schedule and Player Notes

palmetto_games1.jpgpalmetto_games1.jpgSchedule for Friday, Saturday & Sunday - August 10-12, 2012

NOTE: For attendees, it would be wise to print off this info


8:45-9:15 Both teams BP in cages

9:30-9:40 #1 Northeast infield/outfield

9:40-9:50 #2 Midwest infield/outfield 

10:00 Pal Gms Finals: #2 Midwest vs #1 Northeast* (7-inning game), Post-Game Ceremony

11:00-11:30 Both teams BP in cages

12:30-12:40 #3 Southwest infield/outfield

12:40-12:50 #4 Mideast infield/outfield  

1:00 #4 Mideast vs #3 Southwest * (7-inning game), Post-game Ceremony

2:00-2:30 Both teams BP in cages

3:30-3:40 #5 Northwest infield/outfield

3:40-3:50 #6 Southeast infield/outfield  

4:00#6 Southeast vs #5 Northwest * (7-inning game), Post-game Ceremony

Key: SW-Southwest, SE-Southeast, MW-Midwest, ME-Mideast, SW-Southwest, SE-Southeast

*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. All other times will remain as scheduled unless weather, or the threat of rain, forces us to speed ahead.

-Mercy Rule: For games 2 & 3 on Sunday, there will be a ten-run rule after five innings. There is no mercy rule for Friday/Saturday games or for the Championship Game.

-In the event of inclement weather, a game is considered official after five innings.

Player/Parent Notes

-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.

-This is a BBCOR event. Players are encouraged to bring their own BBCOR bats.

-Wood bats will not be used in games but will be used Saturday in batting practice on the field. Please bring your own lumber. Mizuno will be present with wood for sale on Saturday.

-The registration tables will be stationed on the concourse directly behind homeplate at Gate 4.

-Overflow parking will be available to players and parents in the centerfield lot. Please park there and enter through the Gate 4 behind homeplate, FYI it is a 0.2 mile walk. Limited and 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 courtesy of Lexington HS.

-DP apparel will be available all weekend.

MizunoAd.jpg-A representative from Mizuno will be on hand on Saturday. They will be our official sponsor of the player awards after the Championship Game.

Admission: $20 Event Pass, $10 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.

Tournament Info

-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)

2. Head-to-Head

3. Run Differential

4. Runs Allowed

5. Runs Scored

6. Coin Flip

-If game is tied after 7 innings, one additional extra inning will be played. Each game will feature seven complete innings, even if the winning team hits last.

-No inning will feature more than 8 hitters. If 8 hitter rule is envoked, one run will be added for each remaining out, ie 0 outs=3 runs, 1 out=2 runs, 2 outs=1 run.

*Most Important Thing: Please stay tuned to in the days leading up to the event for any announcements/last second adjustments. Also, in the case of inclement weather during the event, the DP website will be our way of communicating with you along with Twitter @diamondprospect