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18U Tournament Information


Eau Claire Fastpitch presents

51st Annual Eau Claire Fastpitch Classic

June 23-June 25

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

When you arrive at the Park

When you arrive at Carson Park, please report to the Registration Table.


When you register you will:

  • Confirm Registration/Entry Fee
  • Confirm Phone numbers of coaches
  • Turn in roster forms
  • Ask any questions
  • Receive any pre-order Apparel


Tournament Format

Pool Play will determine seeding.

Teams will go into championship bracket. Due to a seven team field. the top four seeds will play for the championship. The fourth seed for the championship bracket will be determined by the bottom four seeds playing for the right to play in the championship round.

There will be 2 umpires for all games

First, second, and third place medals will be awarded



  1. ASA rules apply unless otherwise noted.


  2. Teams not present at their scheduled times will be considered a forfeit (Unless team is playing another game). Please be ready to play 15 minutes before your scheduled game time. We will start your game as early as possible. Forfeit score will 7-0.


  3. Time limit for all age groups is 1 hour and 15 minutes. Seven inning games will be allowed for championship only. No extra innings in case of tie during pool play games, ties will count. International tie breaker rules will be used in case of tie during bracketed games. Last batted out is the runner on second. There will be no time limit for the championship games.


  4. There will be a 15 run rule after 3 innings and 8 runs after 5 innings. Run rules will apply for championship games.


  5. No game protests. Any protested call will stop the game and be settled by the tournament director or umpire in chief if he is at that ballpark (Scott Campbell).


  6. No pre-game practice on infield. Batting cages are available. They are available on a first come, first served basis.


  7. First inning, pitchers get 5 warm up pitches and infielders and outfielders get warm up balls. Every inning thereafter, 3 warm up pitches and no warm up balls.


  8. Teams will bat 9 players with a possible DP/Flex or you may bat your entire line up, if you choose to bat your entire line up you may not drop any one out of the line up except for injury. Their spot in the order will be skipped with no penalty unless you are left with 8 players. There will be an automatic out for the missing player until another player arrives and can be inserted into the spot of the missing player. If your team starts the game short 1 player it must be listed in the 9 spot in the batting order. If batting the entire line up, defensively you may have free substitution. You may not change after the first pitch is thrown. Pinch runner for the pitcher or catcher is the last batted out if you bat the entire line up. Teams must have a minimum of 8 players to play.


  9. This is a rain or shine tournament. The tournament director reserves the right to adjust the game schedule, and game length depending on the circumstances. There will be no refunds in the event of a rained out tournament.


  10. Please remember good sportsmanship and cheer loudly and positively for your team.


  11. No collisions; Runners must avoid contact with the defensive player by sliding on close plays. Base runners will be called out and may be ejected from the game by the umpire. Fielders may not block the path of a base runner without control of the ball. There may be inadvertent collisions with no penalty to either player.


  12. In case of tie records in pool play, tie breaker as follows; head to head, least runs allowed to common opponent, least runs allowed total, run differential, coin flip.



Carson Park: Both the Gelein and Hobbs fields at Carson Park are located behind the football and baseball stadiums. To get there from Clairemont Ave, go east on Menomonie St to Carson Park Drive. (big sign, cant miss it). Take Carson Park Drive through the park and past the big parking lot. At the top of the hill by the baseball stadium take a left and follow to the fields. Ample parking is available both on street and in the parking lot.

University/Bollinger Fields: 3110 Stein Blvd, Eau Claire WI 54701. All games will take place on field 2 (home of the UWEC Blugolds)


Carry-ins and Seating

There will be a full concession stands with reasonable prices. All proceeds will benefit Eau Claire Fastpitch Softball.  Please no carry-ins in the parks or in the parking lots.



If you have any questions please contact either:

18U Site Director Jodi Thesing-Ritter                        715-828-7221 (Cell)

Tournament Director, Doug Hayes                             715-271-0531 (Cell)


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