2023 High School Baseball




Reed Willis         MSCIAA Baseball/Softball Coordinator










Important Dates

December 7

MSCIAA Baseball & Softball Coaches Meeting



January 18

All Schedules due to SCIAA



January 18

TSSAA Baseball Rules Meeting


MUS  6:30 PM

February 13

First date of practice



March 13

TSSAA First Date of Contest



March 13

TSSAA Deadline to File Eligibility & Schedules



March 13-17

MSCS Spring Break



May 9

TSSAA Districts Must Be Completed



May 12-13

TSSAA Regional Tournament



May 17-20

TSSAA Sectional Series



May 23-26

TSSAA State Championship





Games Limits

Baseball-TSSAA limits high schools to play a maximum of 30 games played, 4 tournaments (tournaments count as 3 games).



All high school baseball schedules are due to the MSCIAA Office by January 16th. It is the responsibility of the school to contact Memphis Parks for field availability, scheduling and fees. The school will be responsible for paying all fees associated with playing on Parks Fields. These fees will not be reimbursed.


Game Time Limits: Time limits must be agreed upon by both coaches at the plate with the umpire before the game begins. The time limit is not drop dead. No new inning will be started after the time limit expires. If coaches do not agree on a time limit, games will be played by NFHS rules: 7 innings. Run rules also need to be discussed prior to the game starting. Acceptable run rules are 15 run lead after 3 innings, and 10 run lead after 5 innings.

The MSCIAA minimum time limits are 1 hour 30 minutes for softball and 1 hour and 45 minutes for baseball when playing 1 game.

MSCIAA minimum time limits for varsity doubleheaders are 1 hour and 15 minutes for softball and 1 hour and 30 minutes for baseball. Doubleheaders should have no more than 30 minutes between games for officials’ payment for DH.



The home school is responsible for changes of the field location --You must notify the umpire's assigning agent of any change:

Baseball & Softball Assigning Agent: Tony Walsh            (901) 634-5201       twump9@gmail.com



  1. All umpires are required to contact the home team school by 12:00 noon on game day. Check with your financial secretary to ensure that the officials have called in. Do not leave for your playing field without 100% assurance that your officials are assigned and are aware of your game.
  2. Any changes on game day, coaches are required to contact the umpires or an assigning officer by 11:00 a.m. of game day or be in jeopardy of paying game fees.
  3. In case it becomes necessary to postpone a regular game after the umpires have arrived, but before any play takes place, the umpires shall be entitled to collect only half of the fee.


Umpire Fees:


High School Baseball


SINGLE JUNIOR VARSITY GAME                                $ 80.00

SINGLE VARSITY GAME                                               $ 90.00

JV / JV DOUBLEHEADER                                               $ 120.00

JV / V DOUBLEHEADER                                                 $ 120.00

V / V DOUBLEHEADER                                                  $ 180.00



2022-23 Mileage Fees
The TSSAA Board of Control has set the following fees for mileage, which applies to all officials, and is to be based on mileage that is calculated in Arbiter: 1. If an official travels 30 to 60 miles one-way, they will receive an additional $10.
2. If an official travels more than 60 miles one way, they will receive an additional $20.
3. If an official travels less than 30 miles one way, no additional fee will be paid. Sport 2022-23 2023-24


The home team of each contest must upload the outcome of the game on the MSCIAA rschooltoday website. The scores must be submitted by noon of the following day.


Username for entering scores is your email address. Password is SCIAA.

If you do not have access to enter scores, check with your athletic director to see if you have been added as the coach for this season. 


  1. Inclement Weather and Postponed Games
    1. Inclement Weather - When school is cancelled because of inclement weather conditions, all athletic events will  be postponed. The home school is responsible for notifying officials and calling everyone involved in the contest.
    2. If schools are closed on the day a meeting is to be held, the meeting will be rescheduled by the MSCIAA office. Schools will be notified of the new date.
    3. The principal of the home school will contact the principal of the visiting school and they will decide whether the game is to be played or postponed. In the event of disagreement, the decision rests with the MSCIAA Office.
    4. If postponed:
      1. The MSCIAA Office should be notified of the decision immediately, including the new date and site preference.
      2. The home school will notify the officials’ assigning agent that the game has been postponed.
    5. Guidelines for Forfeiting Athletic Contests

Forfeit - Any game that is cancelled by a school for reasons other than weather related conditions.

      1. To keep from paying a fine, the forfeiting schools must notify the opposing school and the MSCIAA office in writing at least 24 hours before the contest.
      2.   Officials should be notified of game cancellation by 11:00 a.m. on the day of a scheduled contest. If the school fails to notify the officials, the forfeiting school must pay officials.
      3. Both schools in a forfeiting situation should send a letter/email to the MSCIAA office and copy the opposing school principal.
      4. The fines for forfeiting are two hundred dollars ($200.00) for major sports, fifty dollars ($50.00) for minor sports. Baseball and Softball are both defined as major sports.
      5. If a school fails to notify the opposing team by 11:00 am in writing on the day of a scheduled contest the forfeiting school must pay the cost of the bus for the visiting team if a bus charge is incurred.
      6. The forfeited game will not be rescheduled.
      7. If there is a continued pattern of forfeiting in any sport, the MSCIAA Athletic Director may request an explanation.
      8. Any school that has a forfeit situation must notify the MSCIAA within 24 hours. Failure to notify the MSCIAA in writing will result in a no contest for championship purposes.
      9. A forfeit will remove the forfeiting team from consideration for the MSCIAA Championship.


Inclement Weather: Cancellation or postponement of games for inclement weather is the responsibility of the Athletic Director of the home team or his/her representative. The final decision and notification to the visiting team, umpire or assigning agent, and the MSCIAA must be made by 11:00 a.m. on the day of the game. If there is any question as to playing conditions of Park Commission fields, the final decision for determining if the field is playable will be made by the Park Commission representative.


Rescheduling Inclement Weather Games: The home team is responsible for obtaining field assignments for make-up games and contacting assigning agents to obtain umpires. The home team is responsible for contacting the visiting team within three days of the postponed game and setting a playing date for the rescheduled game. If the visiting team has not received notification of game reschedule by the third day, they are responsible for contacting the MSCIAA in writing (e-mail). Please CC the MSCIAA on all correspondence concerning make-up games (willisrh@scsk12.org).


Parks Services Fields:

All games at Tobey (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday) & Willow (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) must be completed by 6:00 pm. Drop dead, no excuses! Fridays are the best cays for scheduling on Tobey or Willow softball fields. I will update any changes as I receive them from Memphis Parks and Rec.


Memphis City Parks         (901) 636-5580 office 


Games postponed on Park Commission fields should be rescheduled through the Park Commission office. Please contact them at 636-5580 between 10am and 12pm, daily. The participating teams should reschedule games postponed on school fields.




Tobey Park

2599 Avery Ave.

Behind the SCS Board of Education


Kennedy Park

4575 Raleigh LaGrange Road


Orange Mound Park

2430 Carnes Ave.


Willow Park

4971 Willow Road

#1 is behind the Community Center and

Overton High School




MSCIAA Baseball and Softball Champion

  1. Record against MSCIAA teams in the same classification in the regular season will determine the MSCIAA Champions for each Class.
  2. Teams must play a minimum of 5 total games against MSCIAA teams in the same classification to be eligible for the championship.
  3. In the event of a tie, MSCIAA tie breaker rules outlined in the constitution and bylaws will be used to determine the champion.

Class 1A

Region 8

District 15

B. T. Washington High School

Compass School - Midtown High School

Memphis Academy of Science & Engineering

Memphis Middle College High School

Soulsville Charter School


District 16

Bluff City High School

City University School of Liberal Arts

Memphis School of Excellence

Westwood High School


Class 2A

Region 7

District 14

Frederick Douglass High School

Martin Luther King, Jr. Preparatory High School

Memphis Business Academy

Memphis Rise Academy

Trezevant High School


Region 8

District 15

Crosstown High School

Freedom Preparatory Academy

KIPP Memphis Collegiate School

Manassas High School

Mitchell High School


District 16

Fairley High School

Hillcrest High School

Oakhaven High School

Power Center Academy High School

Sheffield High School

Class 3A

Region 8

District 15

Bolton High School

Craigmont High School

Fayette-Ware Comprehensive High School

Millington Central High School

Raleigh Egypt High School


District 16

Hamilton High School

Kirby High School

Melrose High School

Ridgeway High School

Wooddale High School


Class 4A

Region 8

District 15

Arlington High School

Bartlett High School

Collierville High School

Cordova High School

Germantown High School Houston High School

Southwind High School


District 16

Kingsbury High School

Memphis Central High School

Memphis East High School

Overton High School

White Station High School

Whitehaven High School