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9AA Tournament Format

A 7 team district is taylor made for an 8 team bracket with the #1 seed getting a bye.  Even if you play half the bracket at another site simultaneously.

 

Having a play-in game to make 2 3 team tournaments at 2 sites is crazy.  The 2 lower seeded teams play each other and the winner gets rewarded by playing the top seed the very next game.  If they lose that game, they turn around the next day and play the same team they beat the day before but with pitcher #3 while the loser of game one is on pitcher #2.  It's stupid.  Better off to lose the first game and save pitching as idiotic as that sounds.

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If they really put that much emphasis on the regular season and want to protect the sanctity of those district games, they wouldn't start district play until almost April.  Let all the basketball guys get back and play your non district games on the front end and then play a real district schedule. Do away with the freakin tournament as far as I'm concerned if you're just going to monkey up the format to protect the top 2 seeds.

 

God I miss 11AA.....

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A 7 team district is taylor made for an 8 team bracket with the #1 seed getting a bye.  Even if you play half the bracket at another site simultaneously.

 

Having a play-in game to make 2 3 team tournaments at 2 sites is crazy.  The 2 lower seeded teams play each other and the winner gets rewarded by playing the top seed the very next game.  If they lose that game, they turn around the next day and play the same team they beat the day before but with pitcher #3 while the loser of game one is on pitcher #2.  It's stupid.  Better off to lose the first game and save pitching as idiotic as that sounds.

 

To keep from having the 'better to just lose and have better pitching left' 7AAA went to this 7-team bracket:  http://arrowsup.org/2017/04/30/7aaa-baseball-district-tournament-bracket/

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Exactly.  A 7 team double elimination bracket.  I like protecting the higher seeds that lose their first game.  I think that's what throws folks off.

 

I get why they divide and go to 2 sites and play simultaneously so they can get through quicker and have the top 2 seeds ready for regions.  But winning your first game and getting penalized because there's no where to go in a 3 team bracket is ludicrous.  What they have now takes 10 games if you include the play in game.  A 7 team bracket takes 12 +1 for the if game.  Play the opening round at the higher seeds and knock out 3 games in one day and you can still play 2 brackets simultaneously for another day or two.  It wouldn't take any more time to do it right.  The winner is going to have to have that pitching depth to compete at state.

 

In this light, TSSAA should dictate post season formats at the district level in my opinion.  Not that they can't mess it up themselves, but it would at least be consistent across the board.

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Every district has its own quirks. Some are still holding onto the regular season winner getting an automatic bid leaving the rest of the district playing for one spot.

 

Some play single elimination first round and then double for the last 4 teams.

 

I have seen 7 team districts give 2 teams a bye and have a play in game. Ridiculous

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