The Last Man Standing tournament is ENYTB's season closing event - it is played every year on the last weekend of July and is designed to provide a fun ending to everyone's season. A record 114 teams participated in 2018. Games were played at more than 30 fields operated by ENYTB members.
General Format: Pool play followed by single elimination with a three game guarantee (no consolation games). Every team, regardless of tournament record, is still alive at the beginning of play on Sunday morning.
FRI/SAT ...Three rounds of pool play - each team plays two games and gets one BYE. **
SUN R4 - Pool winners get a R4 BYE while 2 plays 3 cross-pool.
SUN R5 - R4 winners play pool winners. (R4 losers are eliminated.)
MON R6/R7 - 3 --> 2 --> 1.
Age Divisions: Teams are sorted into age groups, defined in two year intervals, beginning at age 9/10. 19U teams can play in 17/18U tournament.
3 Competition Levels: Teams are grouped by competition level i.e., high (BIC), medium (AAA) and low (AA). The goal is to place each team into a level that it can be competitive in. **
ENYTB Standings are used to place ENYTB teams while non-ENYTB teams are allowed to self-place in conjunction with a talk with the tournament director.
Team Eligibility: Open to all teams - member and non-ENYTB alike. We welcome fresh blood!
Player Eligibility: Open roster. Teams are not restricted to their current regular season rosters. However, there are two age-related restrictions:
A - Teams can have a maximum of four players one year older than their team's age group level (pre-2019 teams are grandfathered for five over-aged players provided those five players played for them on their regular season roster.
B - Baseball age of all other players must fall within or below the age group level the team is registered in. (Player's age on April 30 defines his baseball age.)
RESTRICTIONS Applicable to use of over-aged players:
i - Over-aged players at 9/10 and 11/12 can not pitch.
ii - Over-aged players at the older age levels are allowed to make one pitching appearance in the tournament but they may not pitch more than 3 complete innings during that appearance. Whenever an over-aged player has been used to pitch, the team doing so must inform the tournament director immediately following the conclusion of the game the player pitched in. The tournament director shall inform all tournament teams of any over-aged player who has used up their eligibility to pitch.
NOTE: There is no restriction on appearances by over-aged players at any other position.
NOTE: Wood bats are used at 15/16 and older
ENYTB members, in conjunction with ENYTB, host all LMS games. We ALWAYS need hosts for this tournament so if you are interested in hosting any games, please advise the tournament director (Ed Frye, (518)-542-8498).
We make every effort to place games at fields to avoid significant travel distances for both teams whenever possible. As tournaments wear on, the games get concentrated at fewer and fewer fields and there is less control over that.
There are several hosting options available:
1 - Host your team's games only, usually Friday & Saturday.
2 - (1) plus hosting additional games not involving your teams (secondary host)
3 - (1) plus one other game on Friday and/or Saturday. **
4 - Host non-stop throughout tournament, includes games involving your teams and games not involving your teams. Usually includes Championship game in your team's division. (Primary Host.)
League provides baseballs and all team and player awards;
Each team pays one ump per game played; and,
Each host keeps 100% of all concession revenue.
Primary Hosts get free tournament entry for one of their teams.
No ump costs, no ball costs, no sweating the details, all the host does is order the umps, distribute the game balls, keep the field(s) groomed, and cook the food and keep the drinks cold! (Did I mention send the scores into the Tournament Director?) Great way to sell the last of your snack bar supplies. We have used 30+ fields for LMS games in each of the last two years.
Every ENYTB hosted tournament has its own online tournament home page containing all information pertaining to that tournament, including rules, brackets, schedule and scores.
1st Place team - ENYTB Last Man Standing! Championship Trophy. Players receive a Last Man Standing Tournament medallion.
2nd Place team - ENYTB Last Man Standing! Runner-Up Trophy Players receive a Last Man Standing Tournament medallion.