2023 MBL Season - Playoffs - Brackets

Welcome to the 2023 MBL Playoffs!  The brackets are created by computer ranking with weighted factors including finish within region, league record and geography.  In some cases, seeding integrity will be overridden by geography/travel time constraints.

Coaches: Your role in the playoff scheduling process is critical. The high seed has the option to host each playoff game. The coach of the home team must:
(1) Secure a field
(2) Communicate and agree on date/time with opponent
(2) Confirm game details with their umpire assignor
(3) Post the game details on the MBL web site by clicking the game ID

In case of rain, games move to following day.
Rd 16 - July 10 (July 11 is an option if necessary - i.e., umpire/field availability)
Quarterfinals - July 11 (July 12, if necessary)
Semifinals - July 18 (July 17 or 19, if necessary)
Championship - July 25-27 (Check your brackets for exact game times; click here for list of dates/locations)

* Both coaches should enter the game results/pitch count on the MBL site, as they would in regular season.

** Game dates/info cannot be entered into the MBL site until two teams appear in the bracket. (For example, even though Team A is seeded #1 and knows they will host a quarterfinal, the game details can't be entered until the winner of Team B vs Team C is determined and advanced in the bracket.) However, we recommend teams that know they will host an upcoming game, connect with both coaches from their possible opponents to communicate regarding date/time for the ensuing round.

*** For the first week of playoffs, in brackets where some teams could play two games in a single week, games are to be played on the earliest day possible. For example, a Rd 16 game should be scheduled for Monday, July 10 (or even Sunday, if teams, field and umpire are available). The Quarterfinal should played Tuesday or Wednesday.

**** In case of rain, all efforts should be made to schedule the game/continued game for the following day. In this scenario, and if you cannot secure a field from your community for the make-up game, teams may need to play at the lower seed's field. In cases where a team has significant travel time, be mindful of the forecast. (In this scenario, if rain is forecasted for Monday night and both teams/field/umpire are available Tuesday, try and schedule that for Tuesday.)

# The replacement player rule is in effect for league playoffs. You can get a player from same age or lower, and same level or lower.

Playoff Timeline

Fri, June 16Deadline to opt in/out of playoffs
Fri, June 30Last date for AAA regular season games
Sat, July 1AAA standings freeze at 10:00 AM / Bracket formation begins
Wed, July 5Last date for AA/A regular season games
Thu, July 6AA/A standings freeze at 10:00 AM / Bracket formation begins

Fri, July 7Projected date for all playoff brackets to be published
Week of Sun, July 9Playoffs begin, all levels - Rd 16 and Quarterfinals
(first eligible date to schedule playoff games)

Week of Sun, July 16
Playoff - Semifinals
Tue, July 25Playoff Championships (Levels TBD) 
Wed, July 26Playoff Championships (Levels TBD)

Thu, July 27Playoff Championships (Levels TBD)