Home Team and Away Team from Tourney for Baseball/Softball

Home and Away teams are almost always determined at home plate before each game. Having it on the website only creates more issues with parents and coaches and umpires.

  • Brian Ingle
  • Dec 11 2015
  • Additional Info Needed
Frequency Several times a year
Which sport(s) does this apply to: Baseball, Softball
Organization type Tournament
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  • Jim Dahline commented
    April 22, 2016 19:25

    Hi Brian,

    Aren't home/away designations either spread out across pool play (if you have 4 games in pool, you are 2 home, 2 away) or decided by higher seed?

  • Chris Taylor commented
    May 31, 2016 16:46

    In many cases, particularly in the losers bracket, home/away is decided by a coin flip at game time.

  • Carl Rendell commented
    July 18, 2016 21:48

    This is a key restriction for Tourney getting into Little League TOC, District, Sectional, Division, etc. All of these tournaments are setup as double elimination, and as a result the home team is decided by coin flip one hour before each game.

    As an advocate for moving at least TOC and District tournaments to a central place for the District, this change would allow that to happen and tie in an entire set of leagues on to a single platform. The Marketing argument is to drive higher volume sales and a deeper user base when entire Little League Districts - and similar levels for Pony Baseball - become a SportsEngine client.