DP Fall League: 2012


dp_logo1.pngdp_logo1.pngDiamond Prospects Developmental Fall League – 2012

Competitive, Developmental, Affordable, Exposure

Diamond Prospects is proud to announce our return of a weekday fall league in the Upstate, Midlands and Coastal region during September and October of 2012, plus an addition in the Charleston area. The league will provide a local and affordable option for up-and-coming talent, plus established baseball players looking to get in some extra work during the school week.

As always, DP will provide players with opportunities for exposure. Team rosters, schedules, standings and game recaps will be posted on the website for easy access for college coaches and scouts looking to follow players during the ‘off-season’.

Something to play for… League standings will be kept and updated after each game providing a competitive atmosphere among the schools. Also, at the close of the season, DP will name an All-League Team.

High Schools that have confirmed to field a team (Updated July 17):

Upstate: Will be updated as teams confirm

Midlands: Aiken, Dutch Fork, Midland Valley, South Aiken

Coastal: Carolina Forest, Waccamaw, Loris, North Myrtle Beach

Lowcountry: Will be updated as teams confirm

General Info:

-Games will be played on weekday nights only – no weekends. The aim is to shoot for Monday-Wednesdays and some Thursdays, rainouts and field availablity will determine much of our schedule.

-Opening week will be September 4-6, the league will end during the week of October 15-18. Championship games will be played on October 22-23.

-Teams will play a minimum of 10-12 games, max of 15. The exact number depends on the eventual amount of clubs in a given league, plus rainouts

-Teams are allowed to have players from multiple high schools

-Rainouts will be made up to the best of our ability

-Teams or individual players that want to be placed must contact your nearest league commissioner ASAP…

-Upstate League commissioner: Barry Mabry[email protected]

-Midlands League commisioner: David List[email protected]

-Coastal League commissioner: Michael McDonald – [email protected]

-Lowcountry League commisioner: Randy Carlson[email protected]

DP will:

-Post on TheDiamondProspects.com team rosters, schedules and updated standings of the league

-Handle all scheduling of games, sites and umpires

-Handle payment of jersey tops, sites, umpires and game balls

-Be on hand to cover as much as possible to provide prospect info on TheDiamondProspects.com

Teams will:

-Provide own insurance

-Be responsible for ordering jerseys from Uniform Work & Sport at: [email protected] . Deadline is August 23.

-Be responsible for collecting checks and player applications

-Please mail only one team check to Diamond Prospects, PO Box 1262, Conway SC 29528. This check should account for 100% of your player fees. Deadline is August 23.

-Teams will not be included into the master schedule until all checks/applications are received.

-Provide DP commissioner with two contact names/numbers for your team

-Post final scores on DP Scoreboard

-Provide own equipment (BP balls, helmets, catching gear, etc)

-Chase foul balls on your half of the field

Sites will:

-Make sure the field is cut, dragged and lined off

-Have option of running concession stand and keeping 100% of the profit

-Make ruling as to whether a field is playable or not. If a game must be cancelled, contact the DP commissioner for that league.


-Pitchers will throw no more than 3 innings per week

-Each team will have no less than 12 players and a preferred player limit of 15. Forfeits due to lack of players is not permissible.

-10 run rule after 5 innings, 15 after 4 innings

-If game is tied after 7 innings of play, 1 extra inning will be played if coaches agree (Only at sites where a single game is played; not at DH sites). Games can end in a tie!

-2 hour 15 minute time limit on single games; no new inning past that point. Bottom half must be played if home team is trailing

-2 hour time limit on doubleheaders; no new inning past this point.

-Pre-game coin flip between coaches will determine home/visiting team

-Free substitution, provided it does not compromise the order of the lineup

-Mandatory courtesy runner for catchers with 2 outs

-Teams are allowed 10 minute pre-game INF/OF if your game is the only game that night at a site. Games must begin on time. Poor planning and mis-management of time will not be permitted.

-Keep the games moving: catching up pitcher, hustling on/off the field, limit time on mound visits, arguing calls, etc. The purpose of this league is letting players play as much as possible for their development