South Miami, November 14, 2015
The new season brings a slew of exciting changes for the South Florida Baseball League. In particular, we have simplified the league and made it more exciting than ever. Effective the Spring 2015 Season, the SFBL now operates two divisions – Open Division (ages 18+) and Masters Division (ages 30+). The League uses aluminum bats but wood bats are permitted.
The SFBL is awarding a championship trophy, championship T-shirts and a $1000 cash bonus to the championship team of each division.
The SFBL will award an MVP trophy for each division.
Finally, the SFBL will award the very special Baseball Beast trophy to our most heroic warrior.
Special Note: The $1000 cash prize will only be payable to championship teams in good standing, meaning teams must be in full compliance with a published team roster, matching waiver form signatures, fully paid team fees and full team statistics in order to collect the incentive cash bonus.
All games, except championship games, are subject to 3 hour time limit, no ties permitted. Games are suspended after 3.5 hours. No inning will start with less than 5 minutes remaining. Mercy Rule – 10 run lead after seven innings in effect. Championship games do not have a time limit. ALL games, including championship games, are official after five complete innings if called due to rain.
The top six teams at the end of the season qualify for the Post Season.
Number 1 seed in each bracket gets a BYE with an automatic entry into the semi-finals.
The Number 3 team (Visitors) plays the Number 2 team (Home team) with the winner advancing to the semi-finals in both brackets.
Winner of the quarter-finals (Visitors) plays the Number 1 seed (Home team) in both brackets.
The winners of the semi-final games play the championship game, with the team with the best regular season record earning the home team designation. A coin flip will break a tie.
Masters Division Playoffs:
The 30+ Masters Division teams must carry a roster of players turning 30 and older in the current year, with three exceptions. Masters Divisions teams are permitted to carry up to three players turning 27 and older in the current year, regardless of position played.
The top team in each bracket and two teams with the next best record (points) at the end of the season qualify for the Post Season.
The Number 4 seed (Visitors) plays the Number 1 seed (Home team) and the Number 3 seed (Visitors) plays the Number 2 seed (Home).
The winners of the semi-final games play the championship game, with the best overall record earning the home team designation. A coin flip will break a tie.