Guidelines for Teams Entering the TSSAA Baseball State Tournament

TOURNAMENT SITE – The TSSAA Division I and Division II Baseball State Tournament will be played May 21-24, 2019.

TEAM LODGING – Click here for a list of hotels. Schools are responsible for making their own hotel accommodations.

PARKING – Parking passes for the schools qualifying for the state tournament will be included in the team packets. Those without parking passes will be charged $5 per day for parking.

GENERAL ADMISSION – All tickets are general admission.  Admission is $10 per day.

TEAM PACKETS – Team packets will be available for pick-up Tuesday, May 21 at the field where teams will play their first game.  There will no longer be an off- site location for advanced packet pick-up.  The team packets contain credentials and information for coaches which will allow them into all events at the TSSAA Spring Fling.

COACHES’ PASSES & ENTRY FOR PARTICIPANTS – No physical credentials will be issued to participants this year.  Each participating team may bring in 25 individuals free of charge as part of their team party.   Each registered TSSAA coach will receive a Spring Fling Coach Credential in their team packet, and those wearing this credential do not count as part of the 25 admitted in the team party.  The head coach will be required to sign in their team upon arrival.  A participating school will be charged $10 per person per day for individuals in excess of 25.  This charge will appear on your school’s TSSAA Portal the week after Spring Fling.

If a team wishes to go to another Spring Fling venue after their game, they must get a handstamp before they leave the venue where they played their game.

TOURNAMENT SQUAD / ROSTER – Every team participating in the Baseball State Tournament will be able to dress as many players as they bring to the tournament. There will be, however, only 20 players eligible to participate for each game. Those 20 players who are eligible will be presented to TSSAA when your team arrives at the field. Those 20 will be listed on your line-up card. They will be listed as your starters and then your substitutions. Also, those 20 eligible players will be the only players who can participate during your infield practice prior to the start of the game. You can interchange your list of 20 eligible players from game to game if you choose to do so.

TOURNAMENT BRACKET – A copy of the state tournament bracket can be found on the TSSAA Championship website. The fields and game times are listed on the bracket. If more than one game is listed on a field, it will start approximately 45 minutes after the conclusion of the preceding game.

Upon arrival at the tournament site, there will be a coin toss conducted by the tournament director to determine the home and visiting team for each game. There will be no batting practice at the game site. On the first day of the state tournament, all teams will be given 10 minutes to take infield. On the second and third day, all teams will be given 5 minutes for the infielders only to take infield. On championship day, there will be no infield taken.

The 10 run rule is mandatory.

In tournament play, a suspended game shall be continued from the point of suspension unless 4 ½ innings have been completed with the home team ahead.

The pitch count rule applies during all tournament games.

LINE-UPS – Coaches should have their line-up written out and ready to give to the scorekeeper (press box), opposing coach, and umpire during the pre-game conference following infield.

UMPIRES – The umpires shall be assigned by the state office.


VIDEO CAMERAS – Video taping or filming is permitted as long as the taping or filming is for private use or use by the two schools involved and not for public or commercial use. Video taping or filming must be done from the individual’s seat. Individuals will not be allowed to use tripods. A school taping or filming its own game may use a tripod. A school will not be allowed to tape or film a game unless its team is involved in the game. All taping or filming by a school may be approved by the local Game Director, and the Game Director shall assign space, when available, from which to tape or film.