Provincial Baseball Championships
Winkler, MB - June 2-4, 2016

ONLINE ELIGIBILITY is due by MAY 20. All junior varsity and varsity teams must enter online, through EXNET, regardless of whether or not they will be attending the provincials.
ZONE AND INTERZONE PLAYOFFS must be completed by MAY 26.  Please inform the MHSAA as soon as your representative has been determined.
WILDCARD APPLICATIONS are due by MAY 25 at 1:00 pm sharp.  THERE WILL ONLY BE A WILDCARD SPOT IF THE HOST SCHOOL WINS THEIR ZONE. Wildcards are open to zone semi-finalists and finalists only.  Applications must include the following:
- Complete season record of all games played (exhibition, league, tournament).  Season Record Form available on the MHSAA website.
- Letter of intent to participate signed by the Principal.
- *NEW* Schools selected for a wildcard will be invoiced for the wildcard fee of $125.00.  The school will then have 20 working days from the date of the invoice to pay the fee or they will be subject to further sanctioning. 
If your application does not include the complete season record and letter of intent, and/or is late, the application will not be considered.  See page 133 for an example wildcard application.  Wildcard game date and location will be determined once the teams have been selected. Automatic wildcard spots may be awarded.  
PROVINCIAL ROSTERS must be submitted online on the provincial championship website by MAY 27.  You will need to have a team picture, school logo and complete roster information ready in order to enter your information. If roster information is not received by the date indicated you may be subject to a fine.  
SEEDING INFORMATION must be received by the MHSAA, by MAY 27, with complete information, or the team may be subject to a $50.00 fine. Seeding information must include a complete season record of all games played, dates and scores.  Please use the seeding/wildcard season record form available on the website. 
A) FORMAT: both the boys and girls championship will be twelve (12) team round robin with four (4) pools of three (3).  There will be a championship play-off with no consolation.
B) RULES: Baseball Canada (midget category) rules will be in effect.  Special playing rules approved by the MHSAA will take precedence over playing rules in the official rule book.
It is expected that all teams attend Opening Ceremonies and related functions. Non-attendance may result in performance forfeiture.  Teams must be in school uniform for the ceremonies.
Uniform Rule: Style and colour of uniform must be consistent throughout the team.  If one player wears digger shorts, all players must wear digger shorts.  Undergarments or sliders must not extend below mid thigh of the playing shorts. Each team must have matching caps (no commercial advertising allowed on them) and shirts with clearly visible numbers on the shirts.  (No commercial or ‘club’ shirts permitted.) Coaches must wear school team cap.
Coaches should be advised that if the uniform rule is not adhered to, the team may not be allowed to compete and may be fined up to $200.00.  The school may also be put on probation (probation being that if the school violates the infraction again, the school may be fined $200.00 and be suspended from all MHSAA activities).
Advertising on uniforms must adhere to guidelines as outlined on pages 134-135 of MHSAA Handbook.
Only wood or completely wood composite bats are allowed.
Pitch Count is in effect for high school baseball.
All games will be seven (7) innings with 10-run rule after five (5) innings.
The winner will receive the championship banner, championship t-shirt, and 1st place medals (16 each).  
The finalists will receive the finalist banner, and 2nd place medals (16).
An all-star team along with a M.V.P. will be selected.
At all MHSAA Provincial Championships, interzone and wildcard games, participants must have a teacher from the school division in attendance as a supervisor, or they will not be allowed to compete.  In individual sports where it may be unrealistic for one teacher to accompany one student, the zone may designate teacher supervisors for athletes.  This must be a written request, signed by each principal involved, and approved by the MHSAA, well in advance.  The designated teacher supervisor should have a copy of the letter, with them during the championship.
Teachers employed in the school division where they are coaching a team, may be the supervisor for that team.  The responsibility rests with the school to ensure that supervisor(s) are fully acquainted with all MHSAA rules, regulations and consequences.  Violation of this rule may result in a bond forfeiture up to a maximum of $200.00.
The MHSAA, in cases of severe weather disruptions, may have to make decisions as to the possible rescheduling of Provincial Championships.  MHSAA decisions will be based on Environment Canada weather reports, the Manitoba Highway reports and weather conditions at the host site.
Information on possible schedule changes will be posted on the host website between 6:30 and 7:00 am on the day of the Championship.  Schools will also be emailed any changes.  In case of inclement weather, schools should refrain from travelling to Provincial Championships until they receive notification from the MHSAA Assistant Executive Director with instructions and updated scheduling.  Schools making a decision to travel prior to receiving notification from MHSAA Assistant Executive Director do so at their own risk and will be responsible for their travel and hotel costs, should the event be postponed or changed.
Many schools travel to Provincial Championships on the day prior to the championship beginning.  In cases where most schools are already at the host site, the convenor along with MHSAA assistant director will try to modify schedules to accommodate teams that will be arriving later due to weather conditions.

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