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 23-26, 2017.

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 at the Rutherford County Chamber (3050 Medical Center Parkway, Murfreesboro, TN 37129, just off Exit 76) on Monday, May 22nd from 12:00 PM CT – 3:00 PM CT. Please note, this is a change from previous years. We will no longer be holding packet pick-ups at the SportsCom. Starting Tuesday, May 23rd, team packets that were not picked up on Monday between the hours of 12PM and 3PM will be available at the field where teams will play their first game. The team packets contain credentials for players, managers, coaches, and the team party which allow them into all events at the TSSAA Spring Fling.

PARTICIPANT PASSES – Participant passes are for players and student managers ONLY. Participants must have their passes or they will be charged admission. Teams will be given the following number of passes:

CLASS A – 20 Passes
CLASS AA – 22 Passes
CLASS AAA – 24 Passes

COACHES’ PASSES – The number of coaches’ passes that each school will receive will be based on the number of baseball coaches that each school has registered online with TSSAA.  You will be given one pass for each baseball coach that is registered online. ADDITIONAL PASSES WILL NOT BE GIVEN OUT.

TOURNAMENT SQUAD – Tournament squads are limited to a maximum of 20 players.

TOURNAMENT BRACKET – A copy of the state tournament bracket can be found on the TSSAA 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 pitching 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.