2021 Regular season comprised of 18 conference games. All 7 teams advance to state AA tournament in Great Falls, July 28 - August 1.
Tie Breaker Rule
If two or more teams end the regular season with identical win/loss records for conference games, the team's eligibility for post season play shall be decided as follows:
a). The team winning the most of the conference games will advance.
b). If teams split the conference games, the total runs scored in all conference games by the teams shall decide the winner.
c). If both teams conference wins and total runs scored are identical. A flip of a coin will decide the eligibility of the two teams by the Chairman.
d). If three or more teams are tied, the best winning percentage against teams ending the season (tied or not) in positions 1-2-3-4-5-6-7 in the final conference standings will determine the highest seed with the other teams following in order based on highest to lowest winning percentage.
For the 2021 season the East Conference is split into 2 sub-districts for conference play. North subdistrict- Froid Bulls, Glasgow Reds, Glendive Blue Devils, Wolf Point Yellowjackets and the South subdistrict- Billings Blue Jays, Billings Cardinals, Laurel Dodgers, Miles City Mavericks. East conference teams play 12 conference games within the sub-districts. Seeding for the district tournament will cross 1-4, 2-3, etc.
The North Conference has only 4 teams playing this season due to the Canadian border closure. Each team plays the other 3 teams 8 times for a 24 game conference schedule.
West District has a North & South Sub-district:
For the 2021 season the West District is split into 2 sub-districts, North & South. The North District teams are Libby Loggers, Glacier Twins & Kalispell Lakers. The South District teams are Bitterroot Bucs, Bitterroot Red Sox, Mission Valley Mariners & Missoula Mavericks. The Cranbrook Bandits who would normally play in the North District can not play due to the Canadian border closure.
For the conference schedule the 3 North District teams play a 16 game conference schedule (2 teams x 4 games + 4 teams x 2 games). The South District teams play an 18 game conference schedule (3 teams x 4 games + 3 teams x 2 games)