As it stands, it will begin at top of the 10th inning. I believe that this is reasonable, and all well and good for regular season games...HOWEVER...it was presented as an "all or nothing" choice, so to speak, to the ADs and Principals that KHSAA surveyed on the matter; either "Utilize the international tie breaker in all games" OR "Eliminate the tiebreaker in all games". There was no provision by KHSAA for playing out all post-season games to their competitive conclusion, only an area for add'l comments. ADs and Principals have a lot on their plates, and many when faced with that choice probably defaulted to the "Utilize the ITB..." option, without much if any deeper thought, and moved on with their day.
A petition has been started for coaches/parents/fans of fastpitch softball around the State, who have a more in-depth understanding of the sport, and how this could negatively impact post-season games, to give voice to their view to the KHSAA.
The link is found here
, and if it is against protocol to post this here, please remove the link.
I have attempted to remain as down the middle as I possibly can with this post without coloring it with my opinion.
My opinion of the KHSAA in regards to fastpitch softball is extremely low, by the way.