Matthew Krol 2022 Memorial Tournament
Fri June 24th – Sun June 26th
Thank you for participating in this year’s tournament.
On August 4, 1994, while hosting the Big League Canadian Championships at the newly built Anc aster Community Centre, lightning struck the field and killed a young man by the name of Matthew Krol. Matthew had just turned 19, and playing for his hometown team in a national championship. The final strike of lightning coming as the skies had cleared and play was about to resume, teams were warming up getting ready for play, it is a moment and a day that has not been forgotten in this town and today we honour Matthew Krol’s life and legacy.
Please join us on Diamond 3 at 11:15 on Saturday for a brief ceremony to honour Matthew.
- Ancaster Community Center Diamonds (385 Jerseyville Rd W, Ancaster, ON L9G 3L5)
- James Smith Park (Braithwaite Ave, Ancaster, ON L9G 5A6)
- Both parks have ample parking
- Washrooms will be available at the Community Center Diamonds
- Concessions will be available at the Community Center Diamonds
- There is plenty of space for picnic lunches
- Playground is open for use at both diamonds
- Many local restaurants are nearby
Registration and Scoring
- Registration/scoring booth will be located in the concession stand at the center of the diamonds
- Upon arrival please check-in at the registration desk
- Please drop off 2 OBA approved games balls at the registration desk to be used during the tournament
Tournament Format & Schedule
- This is an 8 team tournament … 3 games guaranteed.
- Schedule: Coming Soon!
- Play will be governed by Baseball Ontario rules including pitch counts and substitutions
- The home team will keep score while the visiting team tracks pitch counts (score sheets must be returned to the score booth after each game, please record pitch counts on the score sheets)
- Scoring, line-up cards and pitch count sheets will be available at the registration desk
- Please do you best to have access to the pitch count app
- No new inning after 2 hours
- Home and Away will be pre-determined using an online randomizer app. For the semi-finals the higher seed may choose home or away. A coin toss will determine home/away for the final games
- During the semi-finals and final there will be no time limit
- Mercy rules are as follows...18 runs after 3 innings, 15 runs after 4 innings, 10 runs after 5 innings
- Tie Breakers—1. Head to Head Results 2. Fewest Runs Allowed 3. Coin Toss
- Protests will be directed to the on-site tournament convenors (Mike Hammond and/or Mike Furdal)
- No pre-game infield warm-ups are permitted
- Baseball Ontario Return to Sport Protocols will be in effect