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The 2023 Cam Ricard Souhegan Valley Invitational will take place between July 10 - July 17, 2023! (Dates Subject to Change)

INFORMATION ON THE 2023 SVI Tournament will be released in MARCH of 2023.     

The Hollis/Brookline community was impacted by a great loss in December of 2014 as 17-year old Cam Ricard died tragically in a single car accident caused by black ice.  His father Bob Ricard was the driving force behind creating the SVI tournament to give local All-Star teams a chance to play additional summer baseball after District/State tournaments completed.  To help carry on Cam’s spirit, love of being an athlete, and the ideals provided by team sports, HB Cal Ripken renamed the tournament Cam’s name.  A portion of registration fees received through the annual tournament are donated to local Hollis-Brookline scholarship funds.  

  As always, HB Cal Ripken will attempt to accommodate scheduling conflicts with those participating in District or State play.  However, HB Cal Ripken reserves the right to adjust the schedule and brackets based on weather, field availability, number of registered teams, and external conflicts.

TOURNAMENT RULES : 9U and 10U

  • Cal Ripken Tournament rules apply unless noted otherwise (coaches do not need full uniforms).
  • Bat barrel maximum of 2 5/8th. Bats must have USABat designation.  No BBCOR bats permitted.    
  • Full team rosters, including jersey numbers, are required to be entered within Tourney Machine at least 7 days prior to the tournament starting. 
  • Coin flip for visitor/home choice throughout the tournament.
  • Free substitution with exception of pitcher.  Pitchers may not return to the game and pitch again after stopping pitching (including the starting pitcher).
  • Bat entire roster (not optional) for all divisions (9U-12U).
  • No game may run more than 6 innings and no new inning can start after 1 hour and 45 minutes. (Playoffs exempt)
  • Rained out games may or may not be rescheduled at the discretion of the Tournament Directors.  Weather decisions will be made Tournament Officials. 
  • Mercy Rule – 10 run lead after 4 innings, 15 run lead after 3 innings.
  • Pitching – Standard Cal Ripken Pitch Count Rules Apply. 
    • The maximum number of pitches in 1 day is 75, regardless of innings pitched.  If a pitcher reaches 75, they must be removed and will be required to take 2 days of rest before pitching again.
  • Mandatory: Each head coach is responsible for reporting final scores and pitchers with pitch counts to HBSVIscores@gmail.com.  Please include teams and dates in the subject line.  This should be sent as soon as possible upon game completion. 
  • No infield practice before games as we need to flip the fields quickly.
  • LEADING is not permitted.  
  • Batting cages – please limit your team to 15 minutes per session while others are waiting.  First come, first served.  Take a few swings and get moving. 

TOURNAMENT RULES : 11U and 12U

  • Cal Ripken Tournament rules apply unless noted otherwise (coaches do not need full uniforms).
  • Bat barrel maximum of 2 5/8th. Bats must have USABat designation.  No BBCOR bats permitted.   
  • Full team rosters, including jersey numbers, are required to be entered within Tourney Machine at least 7 days prior to the tournament starting. 
  • Coin flip for visitor/home choice throughout the tournament.
  • Free substitution with exception of pitcher.  Pitchers may not return to the game and pitch again after stopping pitching (including the starting pitcher).
  • Bat entire roster (not optional) for all divisions (9U-12U).
  • No game may run more than 6 innings and no new inning can start after 1 hour and 45 minutes. (Playoffs exempt)
  • Rained out games may or may not be rescheduled at the discretion of the Tournament Directors.   Weather decisions will be made by Tournament Officials. 
  • Mercy Rule – 10 run lead after 4 innings, 15 run lead after 3 innings.
  • Pitching – Standard Cal Ripken Pitch Count Rules Apply. 
    • The maximum number of pitches in 1 day is 85, regardless of innings pitched.  If a pitcher reaches 85, they must be removed and will be required to take 2 days of rest before pitching again.
  • Mandatory: Each head coach is responsible for reporting final scores and pitchers with pitch counts to HBSVIscores@gmail.com.  Please include teams and dates in the subject line.  This should be sent as soon as possible upon game completion. 
  • No infield practice before games as we need to flip the fields quickly.
  • Batting cages – please limit your team to 15 minutes per session while others are waiting.  First come, first served.  Take a few swings and get moving. 

9U will have 2 pools of 4 teams.  Each pool will have a pool champion and the next highest seeded team from each of the 2 pools will also advance to the playoffs.  Pool champions and next highest seeded team to be determined by SVI pool play scoring and tiebreakers.  Coin flip for Finals Home-Visitor selection.   

10U will have 3 pools of 4 teams.  Each pool will have a pool champion (3) and between the pools there will be a total of one (1) wild card winner who will also advance to the playoffs.  Pool champions and wild card winner to be determined by SVI pool play scoring and tiebreakers.  Coin flip for Finals Home-Visitor selection.

Remember : 8 teams out of 42 will go home with a trophy or medal, 34 teams will not.  Your team will likely experience missed calls, bad hops, bonehead plays, and grumpy parents.  Despite this, you and your staff will continue to shape these kids into great young men/women.  Be a superb example for them.