You’re invited to participate in the 2013 Beepball Season!
Everyone is blindfolded except for the pitcher and the catcher.
The pitcher is on the offensive team, so his goal is to pitch the ball
exactly where the batter hits every time.
When the batter hits the ball, either first base or third base
will start buzzing, and the batter must run to it.
Since the bases are about the size of tackling dummies and foam covered,
many players barrel right towards them and sometimes even tackle them.
If the batter gets to the base before the fielders pick up the beeping ball,
he gets a run. If not, he’s out.
The fielders are blindfolded too, so we see a lot of people getting
down on the ground, patting away trying to find that ball.
Each team has up to 12 players with 8 people being on the field at any given time.
We play 6 innings, and each game takes about an hour and a half.
Teams will play a minimum of THREE games on tournament day.
We do have volunteers who are willing to come out and teach new
teams how to play and to help them with their first couple of practices.
Last year, we had teams from Innoventor, Clarkson Eyecare,
Lighthouse for the Blind, Dermassociates, two from Allsup, and
an all-blind team called the Firing Squad.
We hope to grow the
field to twelve teams this year.
Teams are welcome to find multiple sponsors,
pay as individuals or find a mixture of funding sources
to cover their team fees.