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 ITBL Playoff Format

 

2021 Intertown Playoff Alignment MAJORS

 

All 15 Teams Make the Playoffs

 

American and National

 

8 American / 7 National

 

Top team in each division (American/National) will receive a 1st round bye. Additionally, the 7th & 8th seed in the

American League will play a “play in” game on 6/2. Pitch counts from play in games carry into the 1st round.

 

If teams are tied for a playoff spot, seedings will be determined as follows:

  1. head to head
  2. better record against teams ahead of you in conference
  3. better record against common opponents
  4. Coin flip

 

Example Playoff Pairings (Cross Over 1st Round Only):

 

  1. #2 American vs #7 National
  2. #2 National vs #7 or #8 American
  3. #3 American vs #6 National
  4. #3 National vs #6 American
  5. #4 American vs. #5 National
  6. #4 National vs. #5 American

 

RESEED after each Round with highest seed as Home Team

 

Single Elimination until Semi-Final & Finals Best 2 out of 3

 

Rainout Policy: Rainouts will be played the next night in all playoff rounds.

 

Umpire Fees – Majors: $60 per umpire – each town will SPLIT the cost. Semi’s and Finals will have 2 Umpires.

 

Game Dates (subject to change):

 

Majors Playoffs

2-Jun

Play in (7 & 8 Amer.)

4-Jun

1st Rd

8-Jun

2nd Rd

10-Jun

Semi GM 1

12-Jun

Semi GM 2

14-Jun

Semi GM 3 (if needed)

16-Jun

Final GM 1

18-Jun

Final GM 2

21-Jun

Final GM 3 (if needed)

 

2021 Intertown Playoff Alignment MINORS

 

All 17 Teams Make the Playoffs

 

American and National

 

9 American/ 8 National

 

The 8th and 9th seed in the American League will play a “play in” game 6/1. No Byes given. Pitch counts from play in games carry into the 1st round.

 

If teams are tied for a playoff spot, seedings will be determined as follows:

  1. head to head
  2. better record against teams ahead of you in conference
  3. better record against common opponents
  4. Coin flip

 

Example Playoff Pairings with (Cross Over 1st Round Only):

 

  1. #1 National vs #8 or #9 American
  2. #1 American vs #8 National
  3. #2 National vs #7 American
  4. #2 American vs #7 National
  5. #3 National vs. #6 American
  6. #3 American vs. #6 National
  7. #4 National vs. #5 American
  8. #4 American vs. #5 National

 

RESEED after each Round with highest seed as Home Team

 

Single Elimination until Semi-Final & Finals Best 2 out of 3

 

Rainout Policy: Rainouts will be played the next night in all playoff rounds.

 

Umpire Fees – Minors: $50 per umpire – each town will SPLIT the cost. Semi’s and Finals will have 2 Umpires.

 

Game Dates (subject to change):

 

Minors Playoffs

1-Jun

Play in (8 &9 Amer.)

3-Jun

Rd 1

7-Jun

Rd 2

9-Jun

Semi GM 1

11-Jun

Semi GM 2

13-Jun

Semi GM 3 (if needed)

15-Jun

Final GM 1

17-Jun

Final GM 2

20-Jun

Final GM 3 (if needed)