IHSBCA Summer Tourney Rules

PAY FOR SUMMER TOURNEY FEE ON-LINE HERE 

PAY FOR SUMMER TOURNEY FEE VIA CHECK HERE 

Illinois High School Summer Baseball

The IHSBCA supports the use of summer baseball as a way to further the growth of our student athletes and our baseball programs. Head coaches can customize the structure of their summer baseball season to meet the needs of their program.  The scheduling of individual games, tournaments, camps, etc. is determined by each head coach. See guidelines below.

  • Summer Tourney Baseball starting date for 2022 – first Summer Contact Day June 6th. Players still participating in the IHSA Playoffs are not eligible until their team is eliminated.

  • Graduated seniors are not eligible.

  • Transfer students are eligible to play with their new high school.

Phil Lawler Summer Tournament Information

Since 1976 the IHSBCA has provided all high school programs the opportunity to participate  in a summer state tournament. In 2010 the IHSBCA Board of Directors agreed that the summer state tournament would be called the Phil Lawler Summer Classic.  

2022 Phil Lawler Summer Classic 

  • First round  6/20-22 (23rd rain date).  Final Eight 6/27-29 (30th rain date). 

  • 32 team tournament.  Teams can register and pay at the link above.

  • Teams will be assigned to one of eight regionals by the IHSBCA based on geography.  Must register and pay by March 1st. First 32 are in.  If we have demand beyond 32 teams, we will put teams on a waiting list until we get 48. Once we get 48 we will expand the tournament. Tourney is capped at 64 teams for 2022.  

  • Both rounds will be a round robin format with each team playing each other once.  (If regional play includes more than 4 teams each team will NOT play each other.  3 game MAX in First Round 4 game Max in Final Eight.)

  • Regional round robin: Each team will provide two baseballs and be billed for one umpire for each game. 

  • Coach must be a high school certified coach.

  • Suspended games will be picked up at the point of interruption unless the game is official (4 ½ innings).

  • No protest allowed.

  • Regional and Pool play winners are determined by:  overall record, head to head, runs allowed, and the last tie breaker is run differential with a max of 10 per game. 

  • IHSBCA will provide balls, umpires, trainers, and fields for the Final Eight.

  • Final Eight  format:

 

Pool A (Location TBD)

Pool B (Location TBD)

 

Times TBD

Monday 

Tuesday 

Monday 

Tuesday 

Wednesday

Game 1

1v2

2v4

1v2

2v4

 

Game 2

1v4

2v3

1v4

2v3

 

Game 3

3V4

1v3

3V4

1v3

Championship

  Pool A vs B

 

Any questions can be sent to Dan Colucci

Lake Park  High School

dcolucci@lphs.org