East Tennessee High School Baseball League
The Tennessee Smokies are gearing up to host the East Tennessee High School Baseball League. The league is for current high school baseball players. The league will be broken down into an Eastern and Western division with a regular season running roughly eight (8) weeks followed by a league World Series between the first-place teams in each division. The Eastern Division will play all regular season games inside Northeast Community Credit Union Ballpark in Elizabethton, TN and TVA Credit Union Ballpark in Johnson City, Tennessee. Smokies Stadium in Kodak, Tennessee will be home for the Western Division and the World Series. Tickets for fans and parents will be $5 and are good for all games that day.
See below for more information!
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
Umpires will be provided by the Tennessee Smokies. Each team is required to supply half a dozen baseballs at the beginning of the season. All players are responsible for supplying their own bats. Wooden and metal bats are permitted.
Turf shoes must be worn on the field until game time.
Game Time Limits
Games shall be 7 innings or 2 hours 45 minutes. International Rules will apply if the game ends in a tie after 7 innings. There will be a 15 minute break between each game.
In the event that games are canceled due to inclement weather, games will be made up. Make-up days and times will be determined by the Tennessee Smokies closer to the start of the season.
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 Summer 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.