| PLAYOFF RULES|
Players must play in 5 games to be playoff eligible
|There will be three separate playoffs: Northern, Southern and Eastern Division. For the Southern and Eastern division playoffs, there will be a double elimination tournament. For the Northern division playoffs, the top six (6) teams will make the playoffs. (New Rule for 2017)|
Teams will be seeded 1 thru 7 in the Eastern & Western & Southern divisions. (Teams 1 and 2 will receive 1st round bye’s.) Teams will be seeded 1 thru 6 in the Northern division (Teams 1 and 2 will receive 1st round bye’s.)
Tiebreakers for seedings are as follows:
- Head to head record
- Head to head run differential
- Overall run differential (maximum 10 run win - ARD on standings page)
- Overall minimum runs allowed.
A coin flip will be used in situations not covered by the above tiebreakers
In the case of a three or more team tiebreaker, once the tie is broken, the winning team is removed and the remaining teams start the tiebreaker from the beginning (head-to-head record).
For Northern Division
Round 1 (best of 3)
#3 seed vs #6 seed (best of three)
#4 seed vs #5 seed (best of three)
Round 2 (best of 3)
#1 seed vs Lowest winning seed from Rnd 1 (best of three)
#2 seed vs Highest winning seed from Rnd 1 (best of three)
CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (best of 5)
Winners play best-of-five series for Northern championship
For Eastern & Southern Divisions
Double Elimination Playoff Bracket
The playoffs will be in a double elimination format for both brackets. Teams will be seeded based on finish within their division, (i.e. Eastern division teams will be seeded #1 through #10 and Southern division teams will be seeded #1 through #10 in their respective tournament brackets. The winner of the loser’s bracket will need to defeat the winner of the winner’s bracket twice to win the championship in each tournament bracket.