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2012 College Coach Attendance

Following is a list of the (93) coaches from (68) colleges and universities that attended the 2012 showcase - many thanks to the athletes and their coaches that made this possible:

1. Ashland University (OH)
Sheila Gulas - Head Coach

2. Indiana University of Pennsylvania (PA)
Bill Graham - Head Coach

3. Grand Valley State University (MI)
Dana Callihan - Assistant Coach

4. Bethany College (WV)
Jan Forsty - Head Coach
Kristen McGaughey - Assistant Coach

5. Denison University (OH)
Brian ledford - Assistant Coach

6. Baldwin Wallace University (OH)
Gary Saunders - Assistant Coach

7. Marietta College (OH)
Jeanne Arbuckle - Head Coach
Jenn Castle - Assistant Coach

8. Robert Morris University (PA)
Craig Coleman - Head Coach
Jaci Timko - Assistant Coach

9. Bowling Green State University (OH)
Shannon Salsburg - Head Coach
Lani Shaffer - Assistant Coach
Monica Wright - Assistant Coach

10. Urbana University (OH)
Danielle Lowe - Head Coach

11. University of Mount Union (OH)
Sandy Douglas - Head Coach
Ed Vargo - Assistant Coach

12. Ohio Dominican University (OH)
Marcella Vanlandingham - Head Coach
Shannon St. Clair - Assistant Coach

13. Kent State University (OH)
Karen Linder - Head Coach
Jexx Varner - Assistant Coach

14. Ohio Wesleyan University (OH)
Cassie Cunningham

15. Indiana Institute of Technology (IN)
Becky Norris - Head Coach
Lloydene Searle - Assistant Coach

16. Tiffin University (OH)
Jeff Nickerson - Head Coach
Casey Hanes - Assistant Coach

17. Manhattan College (NY)
Bridget Hurlman - Assistant Coach

18. Sinclair Community College (OH)
Steve Beachler - Head Coach

19. Youngstown State University (OH)
Brian Campbell - Head Coach
Tiffany Patteson - Assistant Coach

20. Otterbein University (OH)
Christine Steines - Head Coach
Liz Allum - Assistant Coach

21. Butler University (IN)
Scott Hall - Head Coach

22. Lewis University (IL)
Sara Somogyi - Assistant Coach

23. Hillsdale College (MI)
Joe Abraham - Head Coach
Erin Porter - Assistant Coach

24. Muskingum University (OH)
Kari Hoying - Head Coach
Ashley Price - Assistant Coach

25. Saint Francis University (PA)
Kelly Miller - Assistant Coach

26. Hanover College (IN)
Megan Carlton - Head Coach

27. Ave Maria University (FL)
Tim Speakman - Head Coach
Kevin Scott - Assistant Coach

28. Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IN)
Amanda Rivera - Head Coach

29. Concord University (WV)
Alisa Tasler - Head Coach

30. Miami University (OH)
Amanda Buchholz - Assistant Coach

31. University of Akron (OH)
Julie Jones - Head Coach
Julie Pratt - Assistant Coach

32. Morehead State University (KY)
Jennifer Giles - Assistant Coach

33. Ohio University (OH)
Jenna Hall - Assistant Coach

34. Kentucky Wesleyan College (KY)
Miles Mallette - Head Coach

35. Transylvania University (KY)
Kim Tackett - Head Coach
Jodi Stevens - Assistant Coach

36. Lake Erie College (OH)
Kristin Hall - Head Coach

37. Wright State University (OH)
Dave Brittingham - Assistant Coach
Dawnjene DeLong - Assistant Coach

38. Thiel College (PA)
Stephanie Smith - Assistant Coach

39. Salem International University (WV)

Steve Potts - Head Coach

40. Southern University (LA)
Mark Mattox - Head Coach

41. Mount Aloysius College (PA)
Rick Bicke - Head Coach

42. Fairmont State University (WV)
Rick Wade - Head Coach
Brad Campbell - Assistant Coach

43. Northern Kentucky University (KY)

Kathy Stewart - Head Coach
Chip Gregg - Assistant Coach

44. West Liberty University (WV)
James Bacca - Head Coach

45. University of Charleston (WV)
Ray Loeser - Head Coach

46. Alverno College (WI)
Kristin Ortman - Head Coach

47. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN)
Brian Shearer - Head Coach

48. Georgetown College (KY)
Thomas Thorton - Head Coach
Bryan Johnson - Assistant Coach

49. Defiance College (OH)
Jodie Holava - Head Coach
Kaycee Butt - Assistant Coach

50. Adelphi University (NY)
Betsy White - Assistant Coach

51. Trine University (IN)
Brittney Stensland - Assistant Coach
Dennis Smith - Assistant Coach

52. Chatham University (PA)
Brittany Leslie - Assistant Coach

53. Grove City College (PA)
Chelle Fuss - Head Coach

54. Valparaiso University (IN)
Katheryn Boldt - Assistant Coach

55. Indiana University (IN)
Becky Keogh - Assistant Coach

56. University of Kentucky (KY)

Rachel Lawson - Head Coach

57. Willmington College (OH)
Beth Floyd - Head Coach
Gina Schneider - Assistant Coach

58. University of Northwestern Ohio (OH)
Tracy Coffman - Head Coach
Tom Riepenhoff - Assistant Coach

59. The Ohio State University (OH)

Kelly Schoenly - Head Coach

60. Glenville State College (WV)
Mandy Sansbury - Head Coach
Rich Sansbury - Assistant Coach

61. University of Rio Grande (OH)
Amber Bowman - Assistant Coach

62. University of Dayton (OH)
Kara LaPlaca - Head Coach

63. University of Indianapolis (IN)
melissa Frost-Fisher - Head Coach

64. Pennsylvania State University (PA)
Robin Petrini - Head Coach

65. The College of Wooster (OH)
Bob Lance - Assistant Coach

66. Thomas More College (KY)
Lindsay bramhall - Head Coach

67. Franklin College (IN)
Butch Zike - Head Coach

68. Cleveland State University (OH)

Angie Nicholson - Head Coach


Tournament Information: 

2013 Ohio USA/ASA Qualifiers

Following is a listing of the contact information for 2013 USA/ASA qualifying events open to Ohio teams. This information was obtained from Ohio ASA and is posted with the permission of Ohio ASA.


Tournament Information: 

Showcase Brackets

18U Pool & Bracket Information
18U Bracket Seedings 18U Elimination Bracket
Pool A Pool B Pool C Pool D
Pool E Pool F Pool G Pool H


16U Pool & Bracket Information
16U Bracket Seedings 16U Elimination Bracket
Pool I Pool J Pool K Pool L
Pool M Pool N Pool O Pool P


14U Pool & Bracket Information
14U Bracket Seedings 14U Elimination Bracket
Pool Q Pool R Pool S
Pool T Pool U Pool V


12U Pool & Bracket Information
12U Bracket Seedings 12U Elimination Bracket
Pool AA Pool BB Pool CC
Pool DD Pool EE Pool FF


10U Pool & Bracket Information
10U Bracket Seedings 10U Elimination Bracket
Pool GG Pool HH Pool II
Pool JJ Pool KK Pool LL


Following is a complete list of the teams playing in the 2014 Showcase by age group and playing pool. Please read the Showcase Rules to determine how teams will be seeded for elimination play. A real time interactive scoring table for pool games and elimination games will be added shortly before the showcase starts. The Master Field Schedule can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Pool Game #1 - Team 1 vs Team 2 & Team 3 vs Team 4
Pool Game #2 - Team 1 vs Team 3 & Team 2 vs Team 4
Pool Game #3 - Team 1 vs Team 4 & Team 2 vs Team 3


18U POOL 'A'
18A1-Beverly Bandits DeMarini
18A2-Cincy Doom Gold
18A3-Team PA Cyclones Elite
18A4-West Virginia Dusters

18U POOL 'B'
18B1-Indy Dreams Gold
18B2-Newtown Rock Amendolara
18B3-Ohio Nightmare Gold
18B4-Ohio Stingrays Manahan

18U POOL 'A' & 'B 4th Game
18A1-Beverly Bandits DeMarini vs 18B1-Indy Dreams Gold
18A2-Cincy Doom Gold vs 18B2-Newtown Rock Amendolara
18A3-Team PA Cyclones Elite vs 18B3-Ohio Nightmare Gold
18A4-West Virginia Dusters vs 18B4-Ohio Stingrays Manahan


18U POOL 'C'
18C1-Cincy Doom Elite
18C2-Florida Stingrays Gold
18C3-Indiana Shockwaves Black
18C4-Road Runner Elite

18U POOL 'D'
18D1-Diamond Dusters
18D2-Jersey Inferno Gold
18D3-Ohio Bandits
18D4-Indiana Gators Smitson

18U POOL 'C' & 'D' 4th Game
18C1-Cincy Doom Elite vs 18D1-Diamond Dusters
18C2-Florida Stingrays Gold vs 18D2-Jersey Inferno Gold
18C3-Indiana Shockwaves Black vs 18D3-Ohio Bandits
18C4-Road Runner Elite vs 18D4-Indiana Gators Smitson


18U POOL 'E'
18E1-Indiana Prospects Gold
18E2-M C Madness
18E3-Ohio Ice Gold
18E4-Pittsburgh Lady Roadrunners

18U POOL 'F'
18F1-Ohio Lasers Black
18F2-Ohio Stingrays McGhee
18F3-Pittsburgh Power Gold
18F4-Team Long Island Gold

18U POOL 'E' & 'F' 4th Game
18E1-Indiana Prospects Gold vs 18F1-Ohio Lasers Black
18E2-M C Madness vs 18F2-Ohio Stingrays McGhee
18E3-Ohio Ice Gold vs 18F3-Pittsburgh Power Gold
18E4-Pittsburgh Lady Roadrunners vs 18F4-Team Long Island Gold


18U POOL 'G'
18G1-Indiana Gators Gold
18G2-Michigan Bulldogs
18G3-Ohio Hawks Gold
18G4-Ohio Lasers Gold

18U POOL 'H'
18H1-Ohio Classics 96
18H2-Ohio Wolfpack
18H3-Pittsburgh Spirit Gold
18H4-Team Indiana

18U POOL 'G' & 'H' 4th Game
18G1-Indiana Gators Gold vs 18H1-Ohio Classics 96
18G2-Michigan Bulldogs vs 18H2-Ohio Wolfpack
18G3-Ohio Hawks Gold vs 18H3-Pittsburgh Spirit Gold
18G4-Ohio Lasers Gold vs 18H4-Team Indiana


16U POOL 'I'
16I1-Indiana Prospects Premier
16I2-Ohio Hawks Lenos
16I3-Ohio Lasers Blue
16I4-Turnin2 98

16U POOL 'J'
16J1-Explosive Fastpitch Black
16J2-Indy Dreams Montgomery
16J3-Ohio Stingrays White
16J4-Pittsburgh Spirit LeViere

16U POOL 'I' & 'J' 4th Game
16I1-Indiana Prospects Premier vs 16J1-Explosive Fastpitch Black
16I2-Ohio Hawks Lenos vs 16J2-Indy Dreams Montgomery
16I3-Ohio Lasers Blue vs 16J3-Ohio Stingrays White
16I4-Turnin2 98 vs 16J4-Pittsburgh Spirit Gold


16U POOL 'K'
16K1-Buckeye Heat Toledo
16K2-USA Stars
16K3-MN Renegades
16K4-Team PA Cyclones Premier

16U POOL 'L'
16L1-Cincy Doom Burden
16L2-Louisville Stunners
16L3-Michigan Batbusters Vitale
16L4-PA Renegades 3N2

16U POOL 'K' & 'L' 4th Game
16K1-Buckeye Heat Toledo vs 16L1-Cincy Doom Burden
16K2-USA Stars vs 16L2-Louisville Stunners
16K3-MN Renegades vs 16L3-Michigan Batbusters Vitale
16K4-Team PA Cyclones Premier vs 16L4-PA Renegades 3N2


16U POOL 'M'
16M1-BATS Academy
16M2-Cincy Static 98
16M3-Indy Edge Wolf
16M4-Ohio Stingrays Theophilus

16U POOL 'N'
16N1-Beverly Bandits DeMarini
16N2-Indiana Shockwaves Gold
16N3-Kentucly Softball Club
16N4-Ohio Classics 98

16U POOL 'M' & 'N' 4th Game
16M1-BATS Academy vs 16N1-Beverly Bandits DeMarini
16M2-Cincy Static 98 vs 16N2-Indiana Shockwaves Gold
16M3-Indy Edge Wolf vs 16N3-Kentucky Softball
16M4-Ohio Stingrays Theophilus vs 16N4-Ohio Classics 98


16U POOL 'O'
16O1-Cincy Static 97
16O2-Indy Dreams 98
16O3-Ohio Outlaws Premier
16O4-Team Michigan

16U POOL 'P'
16P1-Ohio Lasers Red
16P2-Florida Stingrays Gold
16P3-Ohio Classics Black
16P4-Outlaws PA Premier

16U POOL 'O' & 'P' 4th Game
16O1-Cincy Static 97 vs 16P1-Ohio Lasers Red
16O2-Indy Dreams 98 vs 16P2-Florida Stingrays Gold
16O3-Ohio Outlaws Premier vs 16P3-Ohio Classics Black
16O4-Team Michigan vs 16P4-Outlaws PA Premier


14U POOL 'Q'
14Q1-Easton Heat Gold
14Q2-Michigan Batbusters 99
14Q3-Ohio Power 99
14Q4-Pittsburgh Spirit Gold

14U POOL 'R'
14R1-Finesse Black
14R2-PA Renegades 99
14R3-Ohio Lasers Orange
14R4-Ohio Outlaws Premier

14U POOL 'Q' & 'R' 4th Game
14Q1-Easton Heat Gold vs 14R1-Finesse Black
14Q2-Michigan Batbusters 99 vs 14R2-PA Renegades 99
14Q3-Ohio Power 99 vs 14R3-Ohio Lasers Orange
14Q4-Pittsburgh Spirit Gold vs 14R4-Ohio Outlaws Premier


14U POOL 'S'
14S1-MN Renegades
14S2-Ohio Lasers Purple
14S3-Team PA Cyclones
14S4-Turnin2 Black

14U POOL 'T'
14T1-Birmingham Thunderbolts 99
14T2-Ohio Classics 99
14T3-Ohio Stingrays Skerbetz
14T4-Team Long Island Angel

14U POOL 'S' & 'T' 4th Game
14S1-MN Renegades vs 14T1-Birmingham Thunderbolts 99
14S2-Ohio Lasers Purple vs 14T2-Ohio Classics 99
14S3-Team PA Cyclones vs 14T3-Ohio Stingrays Skerbetz
14S4-Turnin2 Black vs 14T4-Team Long Island Angel


14U POOL 'U'
14U1-New Era Diamond Girls
14U2-Nitro Fastpitch
14U3-Ohio Stingrays Marcum
14U4-Thunder Elite Fastpitch 00

14U POOL 'V'
14V1-FAST Wizards 190
14V2-Indiana Prospects Premier
14V3-Michigan Pride 99
14V4-Pittsburgh Lady Roadrunners

14U POOL 'U' & 'V' 4th Game
14U1-New Era Diamond Girls vs 14V1-FAST Wizards 190
14U2-Nitro Fastpitch vs 14V2-Indiana Prospects Premier
14U3-Ohio Stingrays Marcum vs 14V3-Michigan Pride 99
14U4-Thunder Elite Fastpitch vs 14V4-Pittsburgh Lady Roadrunners


12AA1-Indiana Shockwaves
12AA2-Michigan Pride 01
12AA3-Ohio Stingrays Back
12AA4-Ohio Storm 01

12BB1-Cincy Static Neon 01
12BB2-Elyria SunDogs Pyles
12BB3-Kalamazoo Klash 01
12BB4-Ohio Outlaws Premier

12U POOL 'AA' & 'BB' 4th Game
12AA1-Indiana Shockwaves vs 12BB1-Cincy Static Neon 01
12AA2-Michigan Pride 01 vs 12BB2-Elyria SunDogs Pyles
12AA3-Ohio Stingrays Back vs 12BB3-Kalamazoo Klash 01
12AA4-Ohio Storm 01 vs 12BB4-Ohio Outlaws Silver


12CC1-Diamonds Fastpitch 01 Orange
12CC2-Grand Slam 01
12CC3-Silver Creek Starz
12CC4-Mason Thunder 02

12DD1-Indy Dreams Greene
12DD2-Lady Lasers Green
12DD3-Ohio Hawks 01
12DD4-Valley Extreme Kelm

12U POOL 'CC' & 'DD' 4th Game
12CC1-Diamonds Fastpitch 01 Orange vs 12DD1-Indy Dreams Greene
12CC2-Grand Slam 01 vs 12DD2-Lady Lasers Green
12CC3-Silver Creek Starz vs 12DD3-Ohio Hawks 01
12CC4-Mason Thunder 02 vs 12DD4-Valley Extreme Kelm


12EE1-Crown Point Bulldogs
12EE2-Explosive Fastpitch Black
12EE3-Ohio Stingrays Gunter
12EE4-Pittsburgh Stealers

12FF2-FAST Wizards Blackswamp
12FF3-Lady Lasers White
12FF4-Ohio Wolfpack Chevalier

12U POOL 'EE' & 'FF' 4th Game
12EE1-Crown Point Bulldogs vs 12FF1-Compuware
12EE2-Explosive Fastpitch Black vs 12FF2-FAST Wizards Blackswamp
12EE3-Ohio Stingrays Gunter vs 12FF3-Lady Lasers White
12EE4-Pittsburgh Stealers vs 12FF4-Ohio Wolfpack Chevalier


10GG1-Indy Crush
10GG2-Nitro Fastpitch
10GG3-Ohio Ice Orange
10GG4-Ohio Stingrays Orange

10HH1-Diamonds Fastpitch
10HH2-Lady Lasers Black
10HH3-Pittsburgh Passion
10HH4-OFC Heat Black

10U POOL 'GG' & 'HH' 4th Game
10GG1-Indy Crush vs 10HH1-Diamonds Fastpitch
10GG2-Nitro Fastpitch vs 10HH2-Lady Lasers Black
10GG3-Ohio Ice Orange vs 10HH3-Pittsburgh Passion
10GG4-Ohio Stingrays George vs 10HH4-OFC Heat Black


10II1-Indy Diamond CHIX
10II2-Mason Thunder
10II3-Ohio Stingrays Pope
10II4-Pittsburgh Riot

10JJ1-Kentucky Crush
10JJ2-Ohio Blast
10JJ3-Ohio Outlaws
10JJ4-Ohio Storm

10U POOL 'II' & POOL 'JJ' 4th Game
10II1-Indy Diamond CHIX vs 10JJ1-Kentucky Crush
10II2-Mason Thunder vs 10JJ2-Ohio Blast
10II3-Ohio Stingrays Pope vs 10JJ3-Ohio Outlaws
10II4-Pittsburgh Riot vs 10JJ4-Ohio Storm


10KK1-Central Ohio Lady Vipers
10KK2-Cincy Slammers
10KK3-Valley Extreme
10KK4-Thunder Elite Fastpitch

10LL1-Elyria SunDogs
10LL2-Ohio Wolfpack
10LL3-Vikings Elite
10LL4-Wizards Elite

10U POOL 'KK' & 'LL' 4th Game
10KK1-Central Ohio Lady Vipers vs 10LL1-Elyria SunDogs
10KK2-Cincy Slammers vs 10LL2-Ohio Wolfpack
10KK3-Valley Extreme vs 10LL3-Vikings Elite
10KK4-Thunder Elite Fastpitch vs 10LL4-Wizards Elite

The Master Field Schedule can be downloaded by clicking the link below.

Tournament Information: 

Showcase Locations

The 2014 Ohio Stingrays College Showcase will have four sites: Fred Beekman Park and Coffey Road Park on the campus of The Ohio State University, and Pickerington Central and North Softball Complexes. Beekman Park

Fred Beekman Park

Pickerington Central High School

Pickerington Central

Pickerington North HS

Pickerington North

Coffey Park

Coffey Road



Tournament Information: 

2014 Showcase Rules


The Ohio Stingrays are happy to host our annual Junior Olympic Girls Fastpitch College Showcase again at the The Ohio State University's Fred Beekman Park and Coffey Road Park facilities and the Pickerington Central and North High School Softball Complexes. Our organization greatly appreciates The Ohio State University and the Pickerington Local School District making these facilities available for our showcase because they are among the premier venues for fastpitch softball in Ohio. In order that we may continue our good relationship with The Ohio State University and the Pickerington Local School District, we ask that everyone adhere to the following rules:

1. No stake is to be driven into the ground for any reason at any time.

2. No ice should be dumped on the grass at any time.

3. No soft toss should be done into any of the permanent fencing or backstops of the facilities.

4. We ask that each team clean out its dugout after each game.

5. As the weekend goes on, The Ohio State University requests that we vary the warm-up areas so that none of the grass is worn thin. Stay out of painted areas indicating worn grass.

6. No signs are to be taped to any building, door, pole, fence, etc. Signs and/or banners are to be secured with non-adhesive products such as zip ties.

7. The Ohio State University and the Pickerington Central and North Softball Complexes are smoke free zones - smoking is not allowed.

8. The Ohio State University and the Pickerington Local School District do not allow the use of alcohol. Anyone caught drinking alcoholic beverags will be ejected from the playing site and their team will not be invited back in the future.

The Ohio Stingrays appreciate your cooperation in following the above rules so that we may continue our showcase at these fine facilities in the future.


The competitive purpose of this Junior Olympic softball event is to provide a quality playing venue with like teams so that the softball athlete can state her case for why she should be playing at the collegiate level. Even though this applies primarily to the 16U and the 18U age groups, it is not too early for the 10U, 12U, and 14U age groups to get accustomed to the competitive nature of this event. We expect that all teams will compete hard, but fairly in order to showcase their skills. Our PGF umpires will do their very best to make the correct call as they see it. In light of that, any excessive player or adult behavior that leads to ejection from the playing field may possibly affect that team's standing for entering the showcase in 2015. Excessive arguing of calls will not be worth it. The Ohio State University, the Pickerington Local School District, Premier Girls Fastpitch, and the Ohio Stingrays appreciate your adherence to these principles.


All teams must leave a hard copy of their insurance certificate at check-in. All head coaches must leave a hard copy of their NFHS concussion training certificate as outlined by Ohio House Bill 143 at check-in. Teams do not have to be PGF registered in order to participate. All playing sites will have their own check-in station.

The showcase will accept any sanctioning body's insurance certificate. If your team does not have PGF team insurance, then each player/family on your team will have to sign a liability waiver. You will be given a packet with the waiver forms at check-in. Please have the form signed by each player/family and returned in the packet back to the check-in station as soon as possible. Thank you for understanding and cooperating!


This showcase consists of a 5-game minimum. Teams will play (4) pool games, but seeding will only be based on the first (3) games within their pool. The 4th pool game will be a cross-over game with a team from another pool and will not count towards seeding. This will allow teams to know the playing time for their first round elimination game earlier than they would otherwise.

Teams will ne seeded 1 through 4 within their pool into a single elimination bracket that will be determined with a point system as follows:

Win = (2) points
Tie = (1) point
Loss = (0) points

If there is a tie at the end of pool play among teams, the following will be used to break the tie:

1. Head to head. If still tied, then.....
2. Least amount of runs given up. If still tied, then.....
3. Most amount of runs scored. If still tied, then.....
4. Lowest numerical zip code on head coach's address of record on entry form.

For pool play games, no new inning will begin after 1 hour and 15 minutes. Pool games can end in a tie.

For elimination games, no new inning will begin after 1 hour and 15 minutes. If the score is tied at the completion of that inning, the International Tie Breaker will go into effect for all future innings until a winner is determined.

For championship games, there will be no time limit - a complete 7-inning will be played. The International Tie Breaker will go into effect for future innings until a winner is determined.

Since this is a showcase, no run mercy rules will apply in either pool or elimination play - we want the athletes to be able to get their maximum exposure in front of the college coaches.


Each team will be allowed three (3) warm-up pitches and one (1) throw-down by the catcher between innings. Infield and outfield warm-up will be allowed during this time.


The Home Team will be determined with the umpires prior to the start of the game via the ball roll from home plate to the pitching rubber. Each team must turn in an official line-up card to the home plate umpire and a copy of their starting line-up to the opposing team.


The Ohio Stingrays Showcase will use PGF umpires, thus the showcase will be governed by the 2014 National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Rules of Softball. Please make note of the following:

1. Pitching distance will be:
    - 35 feet for the 10U age group
    - 40 feet for the 12U age group
    - 43 feet for the 14U age group
    - 43 feet for the 16U and 18U age groups

2. Metal cleats are allowed for 14U and up play.

3. Umpires are free to check all equipment to insure that it meets appropriate guidelines. Teams must line up their bats behind their dugout before the start of each game so that the umpires can check the bats.

In pool play only, the following exceptions will apply:

1. Teams will be permitted unlimited defensive substitutions in pool games.

2. Teams may bat any number of players in pool games from a conventional 9-player batting order through the maximum number of players on the team - it is up to the coach and must be declared before the start of the game. However, the total number of offensive players starting the game must be the same at the end of the game. Any team batting less than the maximum number of players on the team can make an offensive substitution, but it must be reported to the umpire and the opposing team. If a team bats all their players and an injury occurs to any player and that player is not able to continue, that player's spot is recorded as an out.

3. Pitcher and Catcher may have a courtesy runner. Courtesy runner is to be a player not in the batting line-up. If all players are in the batting line-up, courtesy runner is to be last batted out.

In elimination play, batting line-ups and player substitutions will be governed by NFHS rules.

The Ohio Stingrays will provide (1) new softball and (1) used softball for each game.


Age 18 eligible softball athletes having completed one year of playing or having red-shirted in college (D1, D2, D3, NAIA, NJCAA) are NOT ELIGIBLE to compete in this showcase.


In light of the Sportsmanship Guidelines listed earlier, we would surely hope that tams do not resort to a protest. However, if a protest is lodged, the following will apply:

1. Cost will be $250 cash payable by the protesting team and will go directly to the Stefanie Spielman Fund whether the protest is won or not.

2. Protest must be lodged before the next pitch takes place.

3. Protests will be directed to the Umpire-In-Chief and will be resolved by the following committee:

Tournament Director
Assistant Tournament Director

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