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We really appreciate you choosing to play in our tournament this weekend! As always, NW Nations staff will be onsite at all times, please do not hesitate to ask if you need anything, we will be happy to assist you in any way that we can.

General Information:

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Absolutely no sunflower seeds are allowed at any of the fields this weekend. Please help us out and make sure that everyone associated with your team; (players, coaches and fans) are aware of this before you show up at the field. The best decision would be to leave the seeds at home and then none of us have to deal with it.

We had a huge issue with seeds on the fields at our tournament here a couple of weeks ago. Fans with seeds are an issue too, as piles of shells on the pavement ends up blowing onto the fields too. Athletic Directors from the schools have advised us that if it happens again, we will no longer be able to use the fields for future tournaments. Therefore, we had to come up with a proposal that satisfied them that we were taking the issue seriously.

Sunflower Seeds Policy at all Fields this weekend:

  • Starting this weekend, any coach, player, or fan that has seeds at the field will be excluded from the school grounds for the remainder of the day.
  • Any team (coach, player or fan associated with a team) with seeds at the field will result in the team being fined $100 on their NW Nations account. This fine will be required to be paid prior to participating in any future NW Nations tournament.

NW Nations staff, umpires and school staff will be inspecting dugouts and fields before and during games and watching for fans with seeds outside of the fields too. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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Weather: We will make every effort to play all games, we want to play them as much as you do! If we were to experience weather that was determined by the staff, game director and umpires to be severe enough to pose a player safety concern, we will delay games until conditions improve, or cancel games if necessary.

If we happen to be subject to extreme weather conditions this weekend, you can call the NW Nations Weather line for updates. NW Nations Weather Line: (503) 799-5737. Please restrict the calls to one person per team so that everyone can get through if needed. Initial updates are recorded 1 1/2 hours before the first game of the day, each day, subsequent updates will be added as needed. We will also post updates on the game schedule page and on the NW Nations/ Tourney Machine app too.

Unfortunately, those playing the first games of the day are at a disadvantage because we may not have the information on the field status updated before you must leave. Sometimes it is a "game time" decision. Please consider all games playable unless updates indicate otherwise. Weather related decisions will be made the day of the scheduled games. We will not make any decisions prior to the day of the scheduled games unless the park notifies us that the fields are shut down.

Coats/Jackets: Wearing whatever is necessary over the top of the uniform in order to be comfortable is fine with us.

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Tournament Headquarters: We will have staff rotating to all locations throughout the day, but if you would like to purchase tournament swag, (Limited Edition Kraken Hoodies, t-shirts) and other cool stuff please visit the NW Nations tent at:

Yaquina View Elementary
351 SE Harney St.
Newport, OR 97365

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Game locations: games are scheduled for several schools in Newport and nearby communities. Please scroll to the bottom of the page for directions.

Note: Due to the extremely wet spring weather some of the dirt fields in Newport were not up to par, so we have secured other fields to play on this weekend, which has spread the fields out a bit more than usual. All fields that we are playing games on this weekend have artificial turf infields.

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14u Fields

Frank V. Wade Park-Baseball Field
1445 NE Big Creek Rd
Newport, OR 97365

*Concessions will be available at this location.

Toledo Elementary School-Baseball Field
600 SE Sturdevant Rd
Toledo, OR 97391

-Both of these fields have artificial turf infields, artificial turf mounds and natural grass outfields. Metal cleats are allowed, but not for the pitcher.

*No concessions will be available at this location.

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13u Field (13u Division will play on a 90' field this weekend.)

Waldport High School-Baseball Field
3000 S Crestline Dr
Waldport, OR 97394

-This field has an artificial turf infield, dirt mound and natural grass outfield. Metal cleats are allowed.

*No concessions will be available at this location.

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12u Fields

Newport Middle School
825 NE 7th St.
Newport, OR 97365

-This field is full-artificial turf with a portable mound. No metal cleats allowed for this age division.

*Concessions will be available at this location.

Waldport High School-Softball Field
3000 S Crestline Dr
Waldport, OR 97394

-This field has an artificial turf infield, portable mound and natural grass outfield.

*No concessions will be available at this location.

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11u Fields

Toledo Elementary School- Varsity Softball Field
600 SE Sturdevant Rd
Toledo, OR 97391

*No concessions will be available at this location.

Taft High School Varsity Softball Field
3780 Spyglass Ridge Drive
Lincoln City, OR 97367

-Both these fields have an artificial turf infield, portable mound and natural grass outfield.

*No concessions will be available at this location.

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10u Field

Yaquina View-Varsity Softball Field
351 SE Harney St.
Newport, OR 97365

-This field has an artificial turf infield, portable mound and natural grass outfield.

*Concessions will be available at this location.

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9u Field

Yaquina View-JV Softball Field
351 SE Harney St.
Newport, OR 97365

-This field has an artificial turf infield, portable mound and natural grass outfield.

*Concessions will be available at this location.

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Parking: Parking is allowed in designated parking areas only. 

RV Parking: Overnight parking is not allowed at the schools.

Game Score Updates: We will be updating game scores throughout the day on the NW Nations Tourney Machine app as games are completed. Please click here for updated game scores. 

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Get game scores and schedule updates throughout the weekend with the NW Nations TM App!

For all NW Nations events you can receive score and schedule updates via text or e-mail or best of all straight to your mobile device by downloading the tournament app. 

You can download the tournament mobile app by going directly to www.tourneymachine.com/R99660 on your mobile device.

Scheduling 

NW Nations makes every attempt to keep the tournament on schedule, on occasion due to circumstances this is not possible. Directors reserve the right to change any game time, playing field or dates or to make other changes necessary to conduct the tournament.

When circumstances arise where we can start a game early throughout the day, teams must be prepared to start up to 20 minutes before their scheduled game time, this is to keep the tournament moving along at all times.  

Legal Foot Wear

10u, 11u, 12u Divisions: No metal cleats are allowed.

13u, 14u Divisions: Metal cleats are allowed. (No metal cleats on artificial turf mounds).

NW Nations Bat Rules

Umpires and tournament staff will be checking bats for compliance prior to games throughout the tournament.

9u-13u Age Divisions: No bat size restrictions. All Bats must be certified by the manufacturer to meet a Bat Performance Factor of 1.15 or less and must bear the BPF 1.15 stamp or USA Bat stamp.  All (-3) bats must be BBCOR approved and bear the BBCOR stamp.

14u Division: This is a 14u Open (mixed Majors/AAA) division, therefore the AAA bat rule will be used (-3) and (-5) bats are allowed. All (-5) bats must bear the BPF 1.15 stamp or new USA Bat stamp. All (-3) bats must be BBCOR approved and bear the BBCOR stamp.

  • Concessions will be available at the Yaquina View fields, the Newport Middle School and Frank Wade Park.
  • You are welcome to bring food and non-alcoholic drinks into the park.
  • NW Nations does not charge entrance fees at our tournaments, come out and watch!
  • Well behaved and attended dogs on a leash are welcome at the Complexes.

Thanks for Playing NW Nations Baseball

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Coach Information

Birth Certificates: Please make sure that you have copies of birth certificates for all players with you at the fields.

Dugouts are not assigned; the first team to arrive has their choice of dugouts.

Warm-ups: The parks will open at 7:00 AM both days. Teams playing the first games of the day can warm up on the outfield of the field that they will be playing on. Do not plan on warming-up on the fields during the day as we will make every effort to stay on schedule. No taking infield allowed for tournament play.

Line-Up Cards: Each team is expected to present a line-up card to the plate umpire at the pregame conference.

Game Balls: NW Nations will be supplying all game balls.

Post Game: At the end of your game please be considerate and vacate your dugout promptly. Team meetings need to take place outside the fences!

Tournament Rules: Please click on the "Tournament Rules" box near the bottom left for the tournament rules.

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10u Division Rules: We will be playing under our standard 10u rules which allows leading off, stealing and live dropped third strikes. Balks are called for major infractions after one warning per pitcher.

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9u Division Rules:

  • No leading off.
  • Baserunner can steal once the ball crosses the plate.
  • Dropped third strikes are not live.
  • No balks are called.

Runners cannot leave their bases until the pitched ball crosses the front edge of home plate. A runner who leaves early is declared out, and the pitch is declared a no pitch. This is an appeal play.

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Conduct: NW Nations is committed to fostering a family-friendly, healthy atmosphere for kids to compete in.

Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated. Players, managers, coaches or spectators shall not make disparaging or insulting remarks to, or about any opposing players, umpires or other spectators; or commit other acts that could be considered unsportsmanlike conduct. Anyone violating this rule will be asked to leave the ballpark. All conversations with an umpire should be conducted after a time-out has been called and be handled in a calm and professional manner. Verbal abuse of an umpire will not be tolerated and will result in immediate ejection from the game.

NW Nations souvenirs will be available to purchase at the Yaquina View tournament tent. Cash or credit accepted. Get your limited-edition Kraken Hoodie or T-Shirt!

 

Frank Wade Park

Yaquina View Elementary- JV/Varsity Softball Fields.

Toledo Elementary- Baseball/Softball Fields.

Newport Middle School Field

Waldport High School Baseball and Softball Fields

Taft High School Softball Field