These classes are for in state only and all teams going to World must build their teams according to the National Rules to be eligible for the World tournaments.
2017 In State USSSA Classes and Rules
Menís B/C+ Ė Any players on a current 2017 Menís A or higher roster is ineligible to play. Any player on the Major Watch List or Major list is ineligible to play.
Men's C -You may have 2 upper class pickups from the Men's B/C+ class.
Menís D Ė You may have 2 upper class pickups from the Menís C class.
Any pickups from the B/C+ class must be approved by the State director and
must play on your roster all year. If you pick up a player from B/C+ class for just one weekend you will have to play C.
Menís E Ė You may have 2 upper class pickups from the Menís D class.
***This is a guideline exception can be made by the State Director. ****
****Rosters that are turned in can be approved with more than 2 uppers but if you do not turn in a roster then the rules above apply. Any team wanting more than 2 uppers most agree to a frozen roster and all pickups must be approved through the State director. ***
Homerun Rules for each Class:
Menís B/C+/C : 5 homeruns per a game and all homeruns over the limit is an out
Menís D Ė 3 homeruns per a game and all homeruns over the limit is inning ending
Menís E Ė 1 homeruns per a game and all homeruns over the limit is inning ending.
Equalizer Rules Ė When a team plays a team from the class above
them they will play the lower teams homerun rule and the lower classes team will receive a 4 run spot.
Menís B/C+ plays Menís C they both hit 5 homeruns and the Menís C team gets 4 run spot.
Men's B/C+ plays Men's D they both hit 3 homeruns and the Men's D team gets 8 run spot. All homeruns over the limit are IEO's.
Men's C plays Men's D they both hit 3 homeruns the Men's D team gets 4 runs sport. All homeruns over the limit are IEO's
Menís D plays Menís E they both hit 1 homerun and the Menís E team gets 4 run spot. All homeruns over the limit are IEO's
2017 GSL RULES AND CLASSIFICATIONS
The teams in the USSSA Class B/C+ will play GSL Open class and rules. This will be 1 homerun hitter and 6 homeruns.
The teams in the USSSA Class C will play GSL C class and rules. This will be 1 homerun hitter and 4 homeruns.
The teams in the USSSA Class D will play GSL D class and rules. This will be 1 homerun hitter and 2 homeruns everything over the limit is IEO.
The teams in the USSSA Class E will play GSL E class and rules. This will be 1 homerun hitter and inning ending for homeruns outside the homerun hitter.
Please don't hesitate to call Carlton with questions 678-410-1759.
These classifications are off rosters that I had at the end of 2016. If you pick up new players for the 2017 season you need to send me a new roster so that I can class your team. If you pick up more than 2 players from the class above your team then you have to start in that higher class next year unless you submit a roster and it is approved by the State Director. I believe these classifications for next year will really help the program grow and give new start up teams a chance to compete in the Rec division. Any team that wants to appeal must play 3 tournaments in their new class before they can appeal to be dropped. Please call or email Carlton with questions. email@example.com or 678-410-1759.