Texas Collegiate League

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Texas Collegiate League Rules

Leage Eligibility:
Players competing in the Texas Collegiate League must have completed their freshman years in college and must have a minimum of one (1) season of collegiate eligibility remaining.

Team Roster Size:
A Texas Collegiate League team shall have a maximum of thirty-three (33) players on its active roster for any regular-season game and thirty (30) players for the post-season.


2021 Summer Season 

The TCL will play a 44-game regular season schedule with 6 teams. The regular season will be followed by the playoffs which is composed of a three (3) game divisional series followed by a one (1) game championship.

TCL Playoffs:

2021 Summer Season: 


In the event of a tie in the standings of determining playoff teams or a tie in regular season records to determine home field advantage, the first tiebreaker will be based upon the record of head-to-head competition between the teams in question. The second tiebreaker will be run differential (runs scored minus runs against) during the time period in question.

Length of Games:
All games are scheduled for nine innings. There are no double headers in the TCL. There will be no tie games in the Texas Collegiate League. Extra innings will begin with a runner on second base. The last batter of the previous inning will be the player to occupy second base to start the extra inning. Normal substitution rules still apply. 

Official Playing Rules:
The Official Playing Rules of the Texas Collegiate League are the Baseball Rules of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, except in a few cases where rules have been modified for TCL play.