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Softball Carpenter Cup

Phillies Softball Carpenter Cup powered by ENGIE

Congratulations to Delaware South, the 2018 Softball Carpenter Cup Champions! Delaware South defeated Berks County LL, 6-5 to claim the title.

The 2018 Carpenter Cup powered by ENGIE was played June 25-28 at the Phillies MLB Urban Youth Academy Softball Fields at FDR Park.

The purpose of the Softball Carpenter Cup is to give the best high school players in the tri-state area the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of college scouts. The hope is that this tournament, like the baseball Carpenter Cup Classic, will be a catalyst for many players to receive scholarships or admission to some of the country's finest universities. The inaugural tournament was played in June of 2005 and Delaware South (Gold) claimed the first title.

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Softball Carpenter Cup Details

  1. There are 16 Softball Carpenter Cup franchises representing 20 leagues. They are:
    1. Philadelphia Public/AACA

    2. Berks County/Lancaster Lebanon

    3. Burlington County

    4. Chester County

    5. Delaware County East

    6. Delaware County West

    7. Delaware North

    8. Delaware South

    9. Inter-Ac

    10. Jersey Shore

    11. Lehigh Valley

    12. Mid-Penn

    13. Olympic/Colonial

    14. Philadelphia Catholic

    15. Suburban One League/Bicentennial

    16. Tri-Cape

  2. Each franchise can carry and play up to 17 players.
    1. No freshman or seniors may be part of your Carpenter Cup roster.

    2. Your roster for each game must be completed and handed in 20 minutes prior to the game.

    3. The method a team is selected is up to each individual franchise. The team can be selected using each league's All-Star team or via tryouts.

    4. Franchises are only allowed three players from one school.

  3. Pitchers can pitch a maximum of four innings in a regulation game. If the game extends into extra innings, the inning cap is lifted.
  1. The Softball Carpenter Cup Executive Committee will determine rules of play. Franchises will not be able to question rules or rulings made by the Committee at any time.
  2. The tournament will be a double elimination tournament. This means that if, in the championship round, the team from the winners bracket loses to the team from the losers bracket, a deciding game must be played.
  3. All games will be 7 innings and Federation rules will be followed. With the exception of the following:
    1. Each team will play with a nine-player line-up. There will be no DP or FLEX player.
    2. Pitching will follow ASA rules. Therefore, all pitchers must begin with two feet on the pitching rubber. Pitching distance is 43 feet.
  4. The international tiebreaker is in effect if the game is tied after the seventh inning.
  5. Mercy Rule: A game will end any time after 5 innings, or after 4 1/2 innings, if the team is 10 or more runs behind and has completed its turn at bat.
  6. If a game is called because of rain or darkness and the home team is leading after four and a half innings or if the away team is leading after five innings the game will be considered a complete game.
  7. If a game is called because of rain or darkness and four and a half or five innings, depending on who is leading, have not been played, the game will be considered suspended and resume at the point of suspension.

All games will be played at the Softball Fields in FDR Park.

FROM 95

  • Take the PA-611 N/BROAD STREET exit, EXIT 17, toward PATTISON AVE.
  • Get in the left hand lanes and make a LEFT at the first light onto PATTISON AVENUE
  • MAKE FIRST LEFT into FDR PARK
  • Once in FDR PARK turn RIGHT onto the one way road and you will see the SOFTBALL FIELDS next to the tennis courts

FROM 76 EAST

  • Take the PA-611/BROAD ST exit, EXIT 349, toward SPORTS COMPLEX
  • Turn RIGHT onto S BROAD ST/PA-611 S.
  • Turn RIGHT onto PATTISON AVE.
  • MAKE FIRST LEFT into FDR PARK
  • Once in FDR PARK turn RIGHT onto the one way road and you will see the SOFTBALL FIELDS next to the tennis courts

FROM NEW JERSEY (WALT WHITMAN BRIDGE)

  • Take EXIT 349 toward PA-611/BROAD ST/SPORTS COMPLEX
  • Turn LEFT onto S BROAD ST/PA-611 S.
  • Turn RIGHT onto PATTISON AVE.
  • MAKE FIRST LEFT into FDR PARK
  • Once in FDR PARK turn RIGHT onto the one way road and you will see the SOFTBALL FIELDS next to the tennis courts
  • 2017 Berks/Lancaster Lebanon
  • 2015 Burlington County
  • 2014 Tri-Cape
  • 2013 Delaware South
  • 2012 SOL Bicentennial
  • 2011 Mercer County
  • 2010 Jersey Shore
  • 2009 Delaware South
  • 2008 Lehigh Valley
  • 2007 Jersey Shore
  • 2006 Lehigh Valley
  • 2005 Delaware Gold (South)

For more information regarding the Softball Carpenter Cup, e-mail community@phillies.com or call 215-463-1000.