OHI

2022 Oak Hill Invitational

Friday, May 27 through Sunday, May 29

2022 Oak Hill Invitational Results

Champions

6U - Manchaca Bombers

8U - LTYA Lightning

10U - Manchaca Rage

12U - OH Gold

Runners-Up

6U - OHYSA Green

8U - OHYSA Gold Rush

10U - OH Green

12U - Manchaca Blue

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What is the Oak Hill Invitational? 

The OHI is Oak Hill's annual baseball warm-up tournament to prepare  teams for the summer season in a friendly environment.

How many games will we play?

This is a 3 game guarantee tournament, however based on the number of teams and the bracket, a team could conceivably play 5 or more games to get to Championships.

Are there limited spots for teams?

Yes. There will be a maximum limit as determined by the tournament director based on field space, of between 8 and 12 teams per bracket. Based on total number of registered teams per division, OHYSA reserves the right to (1) modify tournament format while still guaranteeing 3 games, or (2) canceling the bracket outright and refunding any fees paid.

What teams are coming and how do I know who I'm playing?

Confirmed teams will be posted HERE as they register and game brackets will post no later than 11PM on May 25th

When will games play?

Games begin on Friday evening with championship and IF games playing on either Sunday afternoon or Monday evening depending on number of teams in the bracket. 

Why don't you spread games out and play during the day Monday?

While Memorial Day is a holiday, we know that not everybody has it off from their IRL jobs. Many parents, coaches, umpires, league officials and tournament workers are unavailable on a weekday regardless of whether or not it is a holiday. For that reason we limit Monday usage to night games only.

What is the entry fee and are there any other fees?

The entry fee is dependent on the age division. This fee is all-inclusive. There is no gate fee or umpire fees.

Division

Entry Fee

Time Limit

6U

$350

1 hr – 00 min/ 6 innings

8U

$400

1 hr – 15 min/ 6 innings

10U

$440

1 hr – 30 min/ 6 innings

12U

$440

1 hr – 30 min/ 6 innings

14U

$450

1 hr – 45 min/ 6 innings

How do I register my team?

Click the REGISTER HERE button at the top of this page. Entry deadline is May 23rd 

CLICK HERE to pay for your team online

You may also pay by check made out to OHYSA or with cash. Entry fee must be submitted and proof of insurance presented before first games plays.

I am a league official, can you hold spaces for the number of teams we estimate we will have this summer?

Yes. Please email OHYSATournaments@ohysaboard.org letting us know how many in each division you need held. Team designation (A, B, C, oetc.) and coaches names (if available) should be provided.

Are there awards for this tournament?

Yes. Both individual and a team award will be be given for Championship and Runner-up in each playing division.

Is there a rainout policy for this tournament?

Yes. We make every effort to complete the OHI, however, in the event that rainouts limit field availability because of repeated delays the TDs and UICs will re-work brackets to first drop 3rd games, then loser bracket games, and then IF games. The refund policy is as follows:

  • If the tournament is canceled before your team has played any games you will be issued a full refund of fees paid
  • If the  tournament is canceled or the bracket re-worked and your team has played ONE game, we will retain $125.00 of your fee and refund the remainder
  • If the  tournament is canceled or the bracket re-worked and your team has played TWO games, will retain $200.00 of your fee and refund the remainder
  • If the tournament is canceled or the bracket re-worked and your team has played THREE games, no refund will be issued
  • In the event you choose to forfeit any of your games, no refund will be issued

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: Traci Anderson at 512.423.8708 (text is preferable)

General Responsibilities

Teams are responsible for providing two game balls for each game.  No specific stamp is required, however they should be game quality leather balls. Unlike in years past, we will not be able to sell game balls as supply chain shortages have us waiting on our most recent order.

Home team will keep the official scorebook. Game cards will be completed by the umpires and turned in. Coaches are responsible for checking the score on the card. Once turned in scores stand as official.

There are no protests. Disputes will be settled on the field. Head coach must call time out and discuss dispute with umpire and the tournament director will be contacted if necessary.

WHO IS HOME?

Higher seeded team (top of the bracket) will be home team, except in Championship "if" game. 

CAN YOU EXPLAIN SEEDING?

Brackets are RANDOMLY seeded using Random.org list randomize with modifications to (A) match teams appropriately in the first round such that a select or "A" team isn't playing a "D" team, and to prevent teams within leagues from facing each other their first game, and (B) not require distant teams to travel for first games scheduled on Friday night or early Saturday morning.

HOW ARE TIES HANDLED

Ties will go extra inning with last batter of previous half inning on 2nd with no outs. Should 1 extra inning be insufficient, a 2nd extra inning will play, however if this does not result in a win then the tournament director will be called and the game will end in coin toss (with the exception of the championship, which will continue to pay until a winner is declared).

Bat Restrictions

All bats must be unaltered baseball bat commercially manufactured for baseball play with a BPF of 1.15 OR a BBCOR of .50 dependent on barrel OR be a USABaseball stamped bat

6U may use a 2 1/4" barrel bat or a 2 5/8 barrel bat

8U and up may use a 2 1/4 barrel bat, a 2 5/8 barrel bat or a 2 3/4 barrel bat

If an umpire notes an illegal bat prior to use, a warning will be issued to the coach and the bat will be removed from play.

If an umpire notes an illegal bat after it's use, the batter will be out and no runners will advance.

If a 2nd offense occurs, the coach will be ejected

Bottom line - check your players' bats

Playing Rules

RULES GENERAL TO ALL DIVISIONS

Teams will bat their entire roster present at each game.

A courtesy runner may be used for the catcher and pitcher at any time, and is mandatory for the catcher with 2 outs. The courtesy runner will be the last batted out.

Players removed from a game due to injury cannot be re-inserted, however no automatic outs will be recorded for their at-bats unless the order drops below 10 in 6U or 8U, or 9 in 10U through 14U.

A thrown bat is an automatic out at all levels of play, this serves as the warning, there will be no verbal warning.

The run rule will be 15 after 3, 10 after 4.

For the purposes of advancement in the event of inclement weather, a game will be considered complete at 3 innings or at 2 1/2 innings with the home team ahead.

Game lengths: 6U - 1 hour, 8U - 1:15 hours, 10U &12U - 1:30 hours, 14U - 1:45 hours. No new inning will begin after that time, however the current inning will complete.

Whether coaches other than offensive base coaches are allowed outside the dugout during games is at the discretion of the umpire.

Umpires have latitude in keeping games moving in a timely fashion by, for example, limiting warm-up pitches or imposing time limits on gearing up catchers.

6U Rules

Each team must have a minimum of 8 players to start a game. The 9th and 10th spots in the batting order will be automatic outs. If a team has 9 players to start a game, the 10th spot in the batting order will be an automatic out. Any players arriving late must be added to the end of the batting order.

A maximum of four outfielders can be used.

The umpire will adjust the tee height and remove the tee from the plate during plays. Coaches may verbally instruct the batter for position but cannot touch or assist the player in any other way.

The tee will be provided by OHYSA.

The batter may have 3 swings to put the ball into play. However, a foul ball or foul tip on the 3rd swing will NOT be an out. The batter will be allowed additional swings to either put the ball into play or strike out. 

Measuring up to the tee will be considered a strike.

A runner leaving the base too soon in the umpire's judgment is automatically out.

Head first slides into any bag will be illegal. The runner will be declared out.

Ball is dead when returned to the infield and, in the umpire's judgment, play has stopped. The defense must stop the lead runner. Baiting by runners to induce a throw from the infielder is not permitted.

The umpire will determine the position of the runners when the ball becomes dead.

A team is restricted to scoring 5 runs per at bat.

8U Rules

Each team must have a minimum of 8 players to start a game. The 9th and 10th spots in the batting order will be automatic outs. If a team has 9 players to start a game, the 10th spot in the batting order will be an automatic out. Any players arriving late must be added to the end of the batting order.

A maximum of four outfielders can be used.

The batter may have 4 pitches to put the ball into play. The batter is out on 3 swinging strikes. A foul or foul tip on the 3rd swinging strike, with pitches remaining, or on the 4th pitch will NOT be an out. The batter will be allowed additional pitches to either put the ball into play or strike out. 

A runner leaving the base too soon in the umpire's judgment is automatically out.

Head first slides into any bag will be illegal. The runner will be declared out.

Ball is dead when returned to the infield and, in the umpire's judgment, play has stopped. The defense must stop the lead runner. Baiting by runners to induce a throw from the infielder is not permitted.

The umpire will determine the position of the runners when the ball becomes dead.

A team is restricted to scoring 5 runs per at bat.

The pitching coach may not communicate with the batter.

10U, 12U & 14U Rules

Open bases in 10U & above.

Each team must have a minimum of 8 players to start a game. The 9th  spot in the batting order will be an automatic out. Any players arriving late must be added to the end of the batting order.

Suicide squeeze plays, and outright stealing of home on a pitch without pause or break before the ball crosses home plate, will be illegal. The runner will be declared out. A safety squeeze or delayed steal is a legal play.

Balks will be enforced.

Head first slides into any bag will be illegal. The runner will be declared out. A dive back to the base on a pick-off move or throw down is allowed.

Slash bunting will be illegal.

When a play at the plate is evident, the runner should make every attempt to avoid a collision with the catcher or fielder. Failure to slide is not an automatic out. The runner will be declared safe or out by the umpire based on the play. However, if in the umpire's opinion the runner exhibited malicious intent, then the runner will be called out and may further be ejected from the game at the umpire's discretion.