Smokies Fall Ball League
Registration for the 2019 Smokies Wooden Bat Fall Ball League is OPEN! The league is for current high school baseball players (rising 10-12 graders). All games will be played at Smokies Stadium on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights beginning September 23, 2019. Teams will play 2 games per week, and the league will run for 5-7 weeks (depending on the number of teams). The fee to register is $450 per player. Registration fee includes a league jersey and use of the state-of-the-art HitTrax Data Capture & Simulation System for warm up before designated games throughout the season. Learn more about HitTrax here.
At the conclusion of the season, an All-Star team will be selected by league coaches. Each All-Star team player will have the opportunity to participate in a showcase in front of college scouts, free of charge. All other league players can participate for a discounted rate of $50. Click the link below to sign up for the Smokies Wooden Bat Fall Ball League! (Note: you will not be considered registered until payment in full is made. More information on how to pay is included in the online form.)
Game Play Rules
This is not a USSSA sanctioned league, however all game play is goverened - unless otherwise mentioned below - by the official USSSA National By-Laws & Rules. See the USSSA rulebook here.
Bats, Balls, Umpires
Baseballs and umpires will be provided by the Tennessee Smokies. This is a wooden bat only league. No metal bats allowed. Players are responsible for supplying their own bat.
Per TSSAA rules, baseball coaches may not coach players from their own high school baseball in an independent game. However, baseball coaches are permitted to coach students from other schools. See the TSSAA bylaws here.
Turf shoes must be worn on the field until game time.
Game Time Limits
Games shall be 7 innings or 1 hour 45 minutes long- whichever comes first. After the time limit expires, the current inning will be completed. No extra innings will be played. There will be a 15 minute break between each game.
In the event that games are canceled due to inclement weather, possible makeup days are Thursday and Sunday.
Infield / Outfield
Teams are welcome to warm up in the infield and outfield prior to games.
Food & Concessions
No outside food or beverage is allowed inside Smokies Stadium. With that said, Smokies Stadium will have concessions open during all baseball games.
Tickets for the Smokies Fall Ball league will be $5/day. Children 5 and under are free to enter. Tickets will be available for purchase at the gate. Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted.
Season passes can be purchased for $45 each.