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SCIENCE BASEBALL SEASON BEGINS!!
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Game Objectives

  • Demonstrate mastery of science concepts

  • Have fun while learning science

  • Encourage students to help other students

  • Provide incentive to do assigned reading

Eligibility

  • Turn in 'pitch' questions when required

  • Demonstrate appropriate behavior in the classroom

  • Turn in regular class assignments on time

 

How you play

  • Players get to run the bases by correctly answering questions from current and previous assignments/labs

  • Runners are advanced by being moved forward when fellow teammates also get hits

How you win

  • Most runs at the end of the games
  • Close games will be decided by a final duel matching one team's DH against the opposing team's 'closer'

Awards

  • League Champions
  • Names on Perpetual Trophy
  • Batting Champions
  • average, RBI, slugging %
  • Gold Gloves
  • All Star Team

Rule Details

Batting

  • Batting order determined by manager
  • Each player on team must bat at least once per game
  • Pinch hitters or DH's (maybe)
  • A coin toss will add additional chance to each at bat
  • there will also be random wild pitches, hit batters, b.o.b, and pass balls

Outs

  • batter 'striking out' 
  • put out on the basepath by correct answer by defensive team

Defense

  • Some types of pitches require defensive 'plays' , when each batter comes up to bat one player from the opposing team will come up to play defense if required
  • Future - pick off plays, stealing bases, double plays
  • Team on defense my limit # of bases on some hits and may throw out baserunners attempting to stretch a hit out on the basepath

Teams

Class is divided into two teams
  • Each team will form a line in the order batting order submitted by their manager
  • A second line will be formed to form the defense, everyone on the team bats
  • Only 9 from that team must also play defense

Managers

  • Team Managers/Captains Submit Batting & Fielding Order
  • Order will remain the same until the final 2 outs

Batting

  • Batter calls out desired pitch type
  • 3 strikes make an out
  • On third strike there may be a pass ball(determined by coin toss) requiring a defensive play, an incorrect answer by the defense give the batter 1st base
  • In some cases the team on defense will have to answer a question to get the batter/baserunner out or prevent him from advancing

Pitches

Batters come up to bat and call out the 'pitch' they want to receive

PITCH #

Question type

NAME - Baseball Equivalency (offense)

Advances Runners

Defensive Play Required

Can be stretched?

1

True/False

Grounder

no

no

no

2

Periodic Table Reading

Base Hit

1-2,2-3(4),3-H

no

yes

3

One Word Vocab

Hot Grounder

1b

yes

yes

4

Define Word

Blooper

1b

yes

Yes, 1B

5

Constants and conversion factors

Grounder with Eyes

1b

Yes

No

6

Multiple Choice (3) Verbal Ans.

Stand-up Double

Pick-off play at 1st, 2nd

No

No

7

Short Answer, Multiple Choice (number)

Gapper2, Gapper3

no play for 2B

2B No

3B Yes

Yes

8

Multi-Part, or Standards

Home Run

clear bases

No

No

TIME

  • Games will be completed 5 minutes before that period ends

TEAMWORK

  • Support and motivate teammates

Defense

  • Each team will get 3 outs per inning, Each batter will get 3 strikes before striking out)
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AWARDS

CHAMPIONSHIP
  • period champs playoff for school championship
ALL-STARS
  • recognition of excellent individual effort

ELIGIBILITY

  • Must Submit 'pitches'
  • not be placed on 'injured reserve' due to absence or tardies
  • not be 'put down to the minors' due to improper classroom behaviour
  • Must  turn in assignments when due

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