Grand Slam Sports Tournaments

Pearl, MS

Pearl Pirate Park

Central MS - Fall State Tournament- Presented by Triple Play Sports

Oct 14-15, 2023

Welcome to the " Fall State Tournament"!  

Please make sure coaches & parents see this information

NO SUNFLOWER SEEDS at ANY Location including all High Schools

This is a city & High School ordinance from Each City & High School

Teams caught with sunflower seeds are subject to a forfeit of their game &/or $500 fine payable to the City or High School to which the ordinance was violated

Individuals caught with sunflower seeds are subject to being removed from the park &/or a $500 fine payable to the City or High School to which the ordinance was violated

Dugouts, field, bleachers & other areas will be checked before & after each game


Service dogs are the only pets allowed in the parks. No exceptions!

For questions during the event

 text 601-732-5040 (TEXT ONLY)

Coaches, if we have to eject one of your spectators from the park then the head coach will also be ejected. 

Head coaches who are ejected must sit 1 game. Assistant coaches who are ejected cannot return for that specific day. Spectators who are ejected are not allowed to return for the remainder of that event. 

Any coach or fan who makes a threat to an umpire, coach, player, fan, or staff will be banned from all Grand Slam events. 

Any pattern of badgering of an umpire, other fans, coaches, players, directors, gate workers, etc...will result in being escorted from the park by local PD.  Coaches, if you put your hands on an umpire, you will be prosecuted & vice versa for umpires to coaches. Tournament Directors have the discretion to have anyone removed from the park. Gate fees are nonrefundable. 

Important Links

Grand Slam MS Rules - Please Click & Read (These may differ from Grand Slam Corporate rules.)

Directions to the Quarry

Directions to Pirate Park at Pearl

Directions to Freedom Ridge Park

Directions to Flowood Liberty Park

Directions to Magee Sports Complex

Directions to Clinton HS
Directions to Jackson Prep HS

Directions to Hartfield Academy

Gate Information

  • All gate fees are per person

  • Ages 12 & under are free

  • 2-Day pass - $15

  • Daily pass - $10

  • Senior Citizen/Military - $5 Daily

  • You must have your armband to re-enter the park

  • All gate fees are non-refundable

  • Any patron that uses profanity toward a gate worker or enters without paying will be removed from the park by the local PD. If you have issues at or with the gate, email

Coaches Passes

  • Coach Pitch teams are allowed 4 coaching passes. These are issued at the gate. 

  • Teams ages 9-14 are allowed 3 coaching passes. These are issued at the gate

  • Coaches must have their coaches armband to enter the park free

    Teams were emailed 3 times to submit names for the coaching list. For state tournament, your name must be on the list to receive a coaching pass. 


  • Event Rosters will be enforced. It's up to you to double check them & if you are having any issues you need to let us know. Players need to move from "Pending" to "approved". 

  • However, players that show as "pending" are not ineligible. 

Time Limits

  • 7U & 8U time limit is 50 minutes

  • 9U-12AA time limit is 1:20

  • 12AAA & 13U time limit is 1:30

    14U & 15U time limit is 1:40

  • DO NOT let an umpire tell you they are stopping a game within 5 minutes of the time limit. Stop the plate meeting or when you are told this immediately and call for a director. We can't help you after a game ends.


  •  Protest fees are $300 - No exceptions. For protest of players not on the roster or illegal age or any other player eligibility question, the protest must be initiated from the 1st pitch of the game to before the 1st pitch of the 2nd at bat of the player who is being protested.  Once a player has had 1 pitch thrown to him of his second at bat, he is no longer eligible to be protested. Any other protest that isn't a player eligible protest, must be done between the first pitch of the game and end of the game(unless the last out of the game causes a protestable situation,in this case the coach who wants to protest must call it to the umpires attention before they leave the field).You get the $300 back for a successful protest. 

Entry Fee Payments

  • Entry fee must be paid before your 2nd pool play game begins. Game will NOT begin until the entry fee is paid. 

  • Online Payment option will be turned off Friday at midnight. We will NOT take online payments once the event starts. 

  • You can pay your entry fee any time via Venmo @GrandSlamMS or CashApp $GrandSlamMS

General Rules/Details

  • We will provide baseballs for each game. However, teams need to be prepared to throw in game balls if the umpire runs out until we get more. Also, teams are responsible for retrieving foul balls & returning them to the field. 

  • 13U can only use -5 or -3 bats.  

  • 14U can only use -3 bats.

  • Pay attention to your post game score cards before signing. When you sign you are approving the score and all pitching records. 

  • Catchers must wear a helmet that covers the ears. 

  • Run rules are 12 after 3 .... 10 after 4 ....8 after 5

  • Extra innings - Last batter from the previous inning on 2nd base with 0 outs. 

  • 2nd Extra inning - Last 3 batters from the previous inning to load the bases with 1 out. 

  • 3rd to 1st pick off is legal. 

  • Head first slides are legal to any base unless a face mask, cflap, or chin strap is being worn. First offense is a team warning. The 2nd offense is an out. This only applies to ages 12 & under. 

  • 9-A will have a 6 run per inning limit in pool & bracket

  • Grand Slam plays by National Federation High School rules...with the exception of rules listed here, Grand Slam MS Rules or corporate Grand Slam. State Directors have the discretion to modify corporate rules. 

  • Always keep birth certificates on hand. Digital copies are allowed. 

  • Teams who have players that meet the grade exception (hold back) must have a progress report, report card or letter from the school confirming current grade if challenged. 

If you have a rule issue or any type of issue that needs to be addressed,

call for a director! We can't help you after a game has ended

and teams have left the field! 

As always, thank you for playing Grand Slam! Good luck!


If you are receiving this email, your team is registered to play in the Fall State Tournament October 14 & 15. 

If your team's plans have changed, please take the time to log into your account & withdraw. The deadline to withdraw is Saturday October 7th at midnight. Click Here For Help

Please make sure you read the Grand Slam MS rules on guest player eligibility. Click Here

There is a high probability that all kid pitch divisions will have bracket games Saturday night. As things stand now, this is definitely the case for 9-A, 12AA, 13A & 14-AAA. Just because your division wasn't listed in the prior sentence, doesn't mean you shouldn't be prepared for bracket games Saturday. We won't know that for sure until we have a final layout. 

Here are the locations for each division as of the time of this email. We do not anticipate it to change other than 14U & 15U could also be playing at a few HS venues. But as always, it is subject to change if the team count changes drastically.

Venues are chosen for this event based primarily on field size.  All locations are turf. 

Locations for Fall State


Flowood Liberty Park

7U, 8A, 8AA, 11AA, 13AA

Magee Sports Complex

9A, 10A, 12AAA

Pearl Youth Baseball Complex

9AA, 10AA, 10AAA, 11A (also at the Quarry), 13A

The Quarry in Brandon

11A (also in Pearl), 12A, 12AA

Freedom Ridge Park

14AA, 15U (& other HS Venues)

Jackson Prep & other High School Venues

14AAA & 15U

All schedule request must be in by Sunday October 8th at 12:00 Noon! All schedule request need to be submitted through the online portal. There is a link at the end of this paragraph that can help you with this. The schedule will be released by Tuesday at lunch.  Click Here For Help

Schedule Request for Fall State will be granted on a very limited basis. You can submit a request, but there are no guarantees it will be granted. 

If you coach multiple teams, this would be the weekend to make sure you have plenty of help because we may or may not be able to stagger your games. 

You can get your entry fee paid early via your cart or via

(Venmo) @grandslamms or CashApp $GrandSlamMS

Please make sure to include "Fall State" & your team name and age.

As always, reach out with any questions! Thank you for choosing to play Grand Slam!