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Discussion: SPA HR rules

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April 7, 2008
T.Burk
48 posts
SPA HR rules
Did SPA change the Home run rules for AAA to outs after the second home run? If so, why?
April 7, 2008
DD
Men's 60
75 posts
We competed in the recent Mustang Classic Qualifier Mar 29-30 in 50/AAA and the rule was 2 HRs and then a "single"---but the runners had to be forced in order to advance. This amounted to making the extra HR s the equivalent of a base on balls. There was no limit on the number of balls each team could hit out of the park...except that the first two only counted as homeruns...and then singles for the rest of that game.
By the way, we had an excellent time there despite the gloomy weather. SPA treated us hospitably and made all the teams feel as though their presence at the event was appreciated and valued.
April 7, 2008
T.Burk
48 posts
Dennis, thanks for the info. Did you play all AAA or did they mix your team with major teams?
April 7, 2008
DD
Men's 60
75 posts
Well, we faced teams that hit the stuffing out of the ball---Sooner Storm and Oklahoma Mudcats in particular hit consistent gappers and had PLENTY of balls leave the park. Another team, the Texas Silverbeaks (or something like that) also pounded the ball all weekend long.

Come to find out the Storm and Mudcats are rated DOUBLE A---ouch!!---those dudes can flat out SPANK the ball all through the lineup. We tied for first place with the Storm but they beat us 2-of-3 counting the round robin. We scored 189 runs in 6 games (31.5/game) while opponents scored 172 against us (28.7/game) and if those teams stay AA both have an excellent shot at a National Championship...last year's SPA 50/AA champions, Springfield Express, was also at this tournament, but we did not get a chance to play them. Lucky for us---they put up 50 RUNS against somebody in the early DE round.

Wow, what a Hit Parade that weekend in Oklahoma!
April 9, 2008
Corky
Men's 55
446 posts
It would be better if it was 2 then 1 and 1 up with singles until the other team caught up. That would take into consideration the 2 particular teams playin that particular game. Just my 2 cents I'm out "Keep on Playin"
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