Big Bat Battle
Big Bat Battle
April 13-15, 2012
Event Sport: Baseball
Event Stature: NCI
Event Format: Pool Play w/ Single Elimination
Event Location: La Porte, TX

Trophies will be awards to the top 2 teams after the single elimination bracket in each age division.  Nations points will be awarded for this event.

I want to encourage you to sign up for text messaging through Nations.  The scores and pitching records will be updated as soon as the games are complete.  Receiving text messages helps us correct any errors in scores and pitching immediately.  The umpires will keep the score cards and the pitching records.  Please check the card before leaving the field.  All errors must be reported to me within 15 minutes of the next game time.  If the umpire leaves the field without you checking the card, please feel free to stop by the office within that 15 minutes and take a look at it. The office is located between fields 3 and 4.


Bat manufacturers have begun certifying bats with a bat performance standard 1.15 using a new testing procedure.  All bats that meet the new BPF testing procedures have a stamp affixed by the manufacturer in the barrel to handle transition area. 

The following bat rule is in effect at all Nations Events in the Houston/South Texas area. 

1)      In ages 13U and below bats with the new BPF 1.15 stamp is legal, regardless of weight and composition
2)      Bats with the old Little League approved stamp (2 ¼” barrel, no composite) on the barrel under the manufacturers model name, will be legal until July 31, 2012.
3)      In 14U bats must either be a BPF 1.15 -5 bat OR a BBCOR bat (BESR -3 bats are not legal)
4)      15U and above must use a NFHS (high school) legal BBCOR bat).”


Time limits are as follows:

   7U and 8U  one hour fifteen minutes or 6 innings

   9U and 10U one hour thirty minutes or 6 innings

   11U and 12U one hour forty minutes or 6 innings

   13U and 14U one hour forty minutes or 7 innings


All pool games and bracket games are time limit with the exception of the championship game which is innings, no time limit.  Home team is established as the last team on the schedule on the Nations website for league play.  In bracket play the high seed will be home with the exception of the championship game which will be a coin flip.


All other rules will be followed according to Nations Rules posted at under the "Teams" tab. 


If your players do not have their birth certificates uploaded to Nations Baseball, please do so.  If there is a protest of a player and the birth certificate is not uploaded, you must have it on hand. 


PECAN PARK:  Please remember no pets and no outside coolers.  Please help us keep the park clean by having your players and parents clean up after themselves in the stands and dugouts.  We appreciate it. At Pecan Park our concession stand is fully equiped with everything your hunger desires! We have a covered pavillion for your teams to meet and eat before, after, and between games.  Your team may bring a spouted cooler for their dug out with water or gatorade.  You would also need to bring cups and make sure they are cleaned out of the dugout after your game.  We do not supply water. 

For more questions, please email or call 832-419-6082. Tournament Director will be on site at the tournament.

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Facility Address
La Porte Pecan Park 3600 Canada St, La Porte, TX 77571
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Divisions Offered
Divisions Teams Entered Entry Fee Per Team
Gate Fee
Total Fee Schedules Pay Now Pitching
7U - Elite Division
0 of 4 Available
Teams Entered $375.00 $50.00 $425.00 Schedules Pay Now
9U - Elite Division
0 of 12 Available
Teams Entered $400.00 $50.00 $450.00 Schedules Pay Now
12U - Elite Division
0 of 11 Available
Teams Entered $400.00 $50.00 $450.00 Schedules Pay Now
13U - Elite Division
0 of 8 Available
Teams Entered $425.00 $50.00 $475.00 Schedules Pay Now
14U - Elite Division
0 of 6 Available
Teams Entered $425.00 $50.00 $475.00 Schedules Pay Now
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