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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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