High School


If a rule is not listed on this page, WCP Tournaments will defer to the MLB rule book also known as “big book rules”.

Click here to download an Official Copy of the MLB Rules Book

Home team will be determined by COIN TOSS for all pool play games in all divisions. For Playoffs, Higher Seed has choice of home/visitor.

All 15U-18U games will be played on fields with 90′ bases and a 60′ 6″ pitching distance.

Teams are required to register with West Coast Premier Tournaments and complete all required documents prior to the start of the tournament.

Teams who are unable to attend a game during the event will be required to take a 7-0 forfeit and will receive no refund.


The age cutoff for WCP Tournaments is May 1st. Any player with a birthday prior to May 1st must play in that years age division or older. Example: a player turning 16 on April 30th will be required to play in the 16U division or older. A player turning 16 on May 2nd may play in the 15U division or older. We strongly suggest that players try and play with their grad class rather than their age division for recruiting purposes.


All metal bats must be bear the BBCOR stamp and have a ratio of minus 3. If bats appear to be tampered with they will immediately be removed from the game.

Wood bats are legal to use in all events. In addition to solid wood bats players may use the following bats: Baum bats and composite bats – must not contain any metal on any part of the bat.

There is no weight to length ratio requirements for wood bats.


There are no pitching restrictions for WCP High School Tournaments.  How a team uses their pitchers is entirely up to their discretion.  We do suggest that teams consider following the USA Baseball Pitch Smart Guidelines when trying to protect the future of their players.

Click here to view the USA Baseball Pitch Smart Guidelines


Home team will be determined by COIN TOSS for all pool play games in all divisions. For Playoffs, Higher Seed has choice of home/visitor.

15U-18U games will play 7 innings or 2 hours with no new inning, whichever occurs first.

The time starts upon completion of the plate meeting. It is the responsibility of the coaches to get the start time from the crew chief.

The new inning starts as soon as the third out from the previous inning has been recorded.

In the case that the home team is winning and time is reached while they are batting, the game will be ruled complete.

There is no time limit for championship games unless deemed necessary by the tournament director.


Pool play games will end at the conclusion of the allotted innings or time regardless of the score. Pool play games will end in a tie if there is no time left.

Tied games will go down as a 1/2 win – 1/2 loss.

If a playoff game is tied at the end of the allotted innings at the time limit, they will start with a runner on second base and one out. This will continue until there is a winner.


2nd Inning3rd Inning4th Inning5th Inning
15 Runs12 Runs10 Runs8 Runs


  1. Win/Loss record
  2. Head to head (when all tied teams have played each other)
  3. Runs allowed
  4. Run differential (min/max of 8)
  5. Runs scored
  6. Fewest runs allowed in a single game
  7. Most runs scored in a single game
  8. Coin flip
  9. We will never revert back to a previous tie breaker once a tie has been broken
  10. When ties are involved, teams will be rewarded half a win and half a loss for a tie.  This will help determine seeding.  Example: 2-1 in pool play is the same as 1-0-2.


Teams will be allowed to use EHs and a DH (for any player)

Teams will have the option of batting 9, 10, or their entire roster. Example: if a team rosters 13 players, they may not choose to bat 11 or 12. If they choose to bat 10 or the entire roster, all players not currently playing in the field will be scored as an EH which will represent a position the same way a shortstop or centerfield would.

If batting the entire roster, an out will be recorded if any batting spot is vacated during the course of the game.

If a team finishes the game with fewer players than they started, the team must take outs in the vacant positions (NO EXCEPTIONS).

Teams are allowed free defensive substitutions throughout the game. A player may enter the game at any time defensively without entering into the batting order. The only time a player must check in and become an eligible substitute is when replacing a player in the batting order. Example: a substitute may play left field every other inning without actually taken the place of the starting left fielder in the batting order as long as the substitute is never granted an at bat.

All age divisions will allow re-entry one time for the starter.


Teams are allowed a courtesy runner only for their catcher and only when there are two outs in the inning. This rule is in place to speed up the game and still allow catchers to develop their base running abilities.

There are no courtesy runners allowed with less than two outs and for no other positions than the current catcher.

The courtesy runner must be a player currently not in the batting order. If a team is batting their entire roster, it will be the last recorded out.


The fake pickoff to third, pickoff to first is not allowed and will be ruled a balk per MLB Rule.


All players, coachers and fans will be expected to conduct themselves in a sportsmanlike manner at all times. Razzing, heckling, taunting and making disparaging remarks to the opposing team and umpires will not be tolerated.  Any player, coach or fan whose conduct is unbecoming or abusive will, at a minimum, be removed from the premises at the discretion of the Tournament Director, Umpire-in-Chief and umpires. Any individual ejected from the game will miss the remainder of the game, plus the next game. If the same person is ejected for a 2nd time, he, or she, is suspended for the remainder of the tournament. Failure to comply will result in forfeiture of the game.


$100 cash (on rule interpretation only)

Must protest immediately, once next pitch is thrown the ability to protest is lost

*Coaches* – Kindly and calmly call time-out and inform one of your umpires that you would like to protest. At that moment, the game will stop. A WCP tourney director and the officials will then handle the situation as quickly as possible.