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2019 Derrick Keller Memorial Slugfest

 

 

Slugfest 2019 Weather Update

Weather Update:  Sunday May 19, 7:15 am:  ALL SUNDAY GAMES CANCELLED

Well Mother Nature has decided to fight back and today she has won.  Our fields have been deemed unplayable.   All games are cancelled for today.  I thank you all for helping to make this year's Slugfest the success that it was.  The teams, volunteers, umpires and fans all contributed to the fun that was had!  Cheers to you!

Weather Update:  Saturday, May 18, 11:40 am: 

All games today are 5 innings (10 run rule after 4 innings).   Teams should be prepared to start play 30 mins prior to official game start.  

Weather Update:  Saturday, May 18, 11:30 am: 

All games running as the schedule states in the link below.    Game times today could still change, so please arrive extra early as we try to get games going ahead of the weather.   

Weather Update:  Saturday, May 18, 7:00 am: 

Mother Nature is not cooperating yet.  All games  for today have been delayed by two hours, with the new start times being reflected in the schedule (see link directly below).  Please keep an eye out for new notes by 9 am.

Tournament Information

Dates:  We will host the following tournaments this upcoming season:

  • May 17-19, 2019: 13A and 14/15A.
  • June 7-9, 2019:  13AAA, 14AAA, 15AAA.

Cost:  The entry fee for each participating team is $395.  

State Tournament Bids:  At this point, we have received bids for MBT State Tournament bids for all the above tournaments.  We have applied for Gopher State Tournament bids which will be announced in january 2019.

Location:  St. Louis Park is centrally located in the Twin Cities, we have great fields, a great city, and a great group of volunteers. 

Bat Standards:  Please note that St Louis Park Traveling Baseball and MBL/MBT adhere to the following bat standards: 

  • All bats used in the Slugfest tournament must comply with the rules below and have the new USA stamp or -3 BBCOR / Wood Bat stamp.
  •  9-13U: Bats must be 2 1/4" with unlimited weight differential or bats 2 5/8" and have a -11 differential or less (i.e. 31” – 20.0 oz.)
  • 14-U and 14/15A: Bats must be 2 5/8" with a -5 or less differential or a -3 BBCOR bat.
  • 15-U: Bats must be 2 5/8” with a -3 or less differential and must be a BBCOR or wood bat. 

You can find the approved bat list from USA Baseball at https://usabat.com


Registration

Registration is now open for the 2019 Derrick Keller Memorial Slugfest tournament.  Please use the link below to register online.

Participating Teams (Registration and Payment Received)

13A (May 17-19) 14/15A (May 17-19) 13AAA (June 7-9) 14AAA (June 7-9) 15AAA (June 7-9)
1) St Louis Park 1) St. Louis Park 1) St Louis Park 1) St Louis Park 1) St Louis Park
2) Wayzata Blue 2) Wayzata Gold 2) Wayzata 2) Wazata 2) Minnetonka
3) Orono 3) OMG Storm 3) OMG Storm 3) Orono 3) Elk River Elks
4) Shakopee 4) Woodbury Blue 4) Hopkins Royals 4) Chatfield 4) Duluth
5) Highland Park 5) Lakeville North 5) Chanhassen 5) Bloomington 5) Delano
6) East Ridge Gold 6) Elk River Elks 6) Champlin 6) Hermantown 6) Champlin
7) Burnsville Grey 7) Orono 7) AC Raptors 7) Chaska 7) OMG Storm
8) Apple Valley 8) Champlin 8) Lake Elmo Lions 8) Hopkins Royals 8) Minneapolis


Refund Policy and Inclement Weather

No refunds due to cancellation after April 15th unless a replacement team paying in full is found. If this occurs you will receive a refund less transaction fees.

If the tournament is cancelled due to inclement weather prior to the start of the tournament each team will receive a refund, less $95.00 to cover administrative costs. If the tournament is cancelled once tournament play has begun, refunds will be granted minus the $95.00 administrative fee and minus $95.00 per game played. Any game that is started is considered a game played for refund purposes.

Our first priority is the safety of everyone at the facilities. All games will be played to their conclusion if possible. However, the following guidelines were developed in cases where rain or other situations may persist for extended periods of time. The Tournament Committee shall determine the best method to conclude the event. The decision of the Tournament Committee is final.

Options may include the following:

*Games will be limited to five innings in an attempt to complete all games.

*Games will be limited to one hour in length.

*Only those games needed in order to advance teams to the Championship bracket may be played.

*Other scenarios may also be possible.