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Home Run Derby Wins It

2021 Futures League Extra Innings Format- "Home Run Derby Wins It"

If a game is tied after the 10th inning, the game will go to a homerun derby (shootout). The team that wins the Home Run Derby will win the game.
 
Field Manager from each team will choose up to three players from their active roster to participate in the first round of the derby. The visiting team will hit first.
 
The First Round will consist of 10 outs with two 30-second timeouts. An out is defined as any batted ball that does not clear the home run fence. At each timeout, the hitter can be substituted. The team with the most home runs will win the game. 
 
If the teams are still tied, they will go to a second round.  The second round will consist of five outs with one 30-second timeout. An out is defined as any batted ball that does not clear the home run fence.
 
If the teams are still tied after two rounds, the Home Run Derby will continue with five-out rounds until the game is decided.
 
Miscellaneous:
 
-If a player or manager or coach had been thrown out of the game at any point they aren't eligible to participate during the HR Derby/Shootout.

-Umpires remain on the field. They will judge fair and foul and legal home runs. The home plate umpire should keep the official home run total.

-Any uniformed member (Player or Coach) of a team can throw in the derby as long as that member hasn't been thrown out of the game prior.

-If at any point during a round a player or coach/thrower gets injured or hurt the umpire can pause the round. If said player can't return to hit then his coach can replace him with any member of his active roster.  The new player will pick up where the injured player left off.  If a coach was hurt the umpire shall give some time to the new thrower to get ready but no practice swings for the hitter.