2023 Lacey Storm "SUMMER Storm" Fastpitch Softball Tournament
Date: Saturday, July 29th & Sunday, July 30th, 2023
Place: Lacey Township, NJ
Lacey Storm Travel Fastpitch Softball is proud to be hosting the 2023 "Summer Storm" Girl's Fastpitch Softball Tournament in Lacey Township, NJ. This tournament is a two day B/C level tournament. The cost of the tournament is $625.
Saturday (and optional Friday) pool play games are played for seeding of teams for Sunday's single elimination games. Each team will play 3 Saturday games (weather permitting) before Sunday's single elimination games. MTP (Most Thunderous Player) medals will be awarded after each Saturday game. Team and individual trophies will be awarded to 1st and 2nd place teams providing tournament is full. One umpire per game, except for semi-finals and championship games where two umpires will be used. Full concession stand and bathrooms on site.
12U & 16U/18U teams will be hosted on July 29th & July 30th
Online registration is available on our website.
Please email us at LaceyStorm@yahoo.com for registration information or any other inquiries.
You can find the tournament schedule here: TBA
Online Registration is a three step process:
1) Please fill out the form located at the following link and click the "Submit" button to register for this tournament.
2) Promptly mail a check or money order to:Lacey Storm SoftballP.O. Box 1126Forked River, NJ 08731
3) Monitor the "Registration Status" window on this page to verify that your team has been registered and your payment has been received. If your team's status shows as "Pending", we are waiting to receive payment from you. Please send a check promptly. If your team's status shows as "Registered", then we have received your payment and your team is entered in the tournament.
Placement in the tournament is based on a first come, first serve basis. Registrations will be processed in the order they are received and payment MUST be received by Lacey Storm Fastpitch Softball within two weeks to secure your place in the tournament. If payment is not received, Lacey Storm Fastpitch Softball reserves the right to cancel your registration and accept another team in your place. If you have any questions please email us at LaceyStorm@yahoo.com to confirm your registration.
2023 Lacey Storm “Summer Storm”
USA Softball rules apply to this tournament except as otherwise noted.
Safety rules as required by USA Softball
All batting helmets must have facemarks and chin straps.
Helmets must be worn at all times by runners while on the field including running back to the dugout.
Courtesy runners may be used for the current catcher and pitcher.
Courtesy runner should be used for catchers when there are 2 outs to speed up play.
Courtesy runner must come from the bench, your last batted out.
Courtesy runner(s) must be different for a pitcher and catcher within the same inning.
10U - 35 Feet
12U - 40 Feet
14U - 43 Feet
16U/18U - 43 Feet
Team Line Ups
Teams may bat entire lineup with free defensive substitutions.
A player removed from the batting order, when batting entire line-up, will be counted as an out when she is due up at bat.
Batting order cannot change once set at the start of the game.
Game Length & Time
Seven (7) inning games (10U games will be Six (6) innings).
Pool play games will be 1 hour and 20 minutes, finish the batter at the plate.
Bracket play games will be 1 hour and 20 minutes, finish the inning.
No new inning may start after 1 hour and 20 minutes for bracket play.
The current inning of play at the 1 hour and 20 minute mark will be completed, unless the home team leads at mid inning.
International Tie Breaker will be used on all 12U, 14U and 16/18U games except for the championship game after the 7th Inning. 10U after six innings.
Pool play games can end in a tie.
Championship games will play out full 7 innings. There is no time limit.
Substitutions, conferences, timeouts are allowed in the final 10 minutes of the game.
10 runs after 4 innings
8 runs after 5 innings
10U Division Rule Exceptions
Base path distance will be 60 feet.
Ten (10) players may play in the field. Four (4) Outfielders. No Short Fielder allowed.
NO Dropped Third Strike.
NO Slap Bunting
Runners cannot advance on pick off throws or overthrows.
Stealing Home Plate will be prohibited.
Stealing 2nd and 3rd base will be permitted.
Runner stealing 3rd Base cannot advance to Home on an overthrow to 3rd Base from the catcher.
Limit of 5 runs scored per inning during all games except for the last inning of each game which runs are unlimited. No run limit applied for the Championship game.
The home team for each game will be decided by a coin flip. The team traveling the greatest distance will call heads or tails.
Bracket seeding will be determined by the following point system
3 Points for a Win
1 Point for a Tie
1 Point for a Shutout
Forfeit games count. 3-0 score recorded.
Head to Head
Least Runs Allowed
Total Runs Scored
Refund Policy for Rainout
Complete Rainout = Registration Fee returned less $50 administrative fee
1 Game Played = $125 Refund
2 Games Played = $75 Refund
3 Games Played = No refund as 3 Games were guaranteed.
The winning team and losing team must report their scores at the end of each game for each game played. The format to report your scores will be to text the following example: “14U Yankees (5) vs. Mets (4)”
Scores should be texted to (732) 606-5526 at the conclusion of each game.
For any questions or concerns regarding the tournament please contact:
Rich Zitani - 609-312-6411