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OFFICIAL RULES
 (Revision June 6,2014)

Age Divisions   

Ages 7U,8U, 8U Kids Pitch, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, and 13U. Cut off date is May 1st 2014. The playerís age on May 1st 2014 is his/her competition age.

Rosters

Rosters will be provided by Danny Berry and must be turned in with a copy of the birth certificate and photo I.D. of each player.  Must have everything turned in before first game, NO EXCEPTIONS.  Unlimited amount of players allowed. No players may be added to roster after teamís SIXTH game has been played.  Exceptions for Medical Emergencies only.  If a player is found ineligible, all games played by player will be a forfeit. In order for a player to participate in the playoffs, they must play in half of the teams scheduled or played games.

 

Playing Field

Division Bases (ft)
7U, 8U 60
9U, 10U 65
11U, 12U 70
13U 80

Pitching Distance

Division Rubber (ft)
8U 40
9U 46
10U 46
11U, 12U 50
13U 54

Official Game Rules  

6U and 7U Coach Pitch

  1. Game is 6 innings
  2. Team may score a maximum of 6 runs per inning
  3. Run Rule is 15 runs after 4 or 10 runs after 5 complete innings
  4. Time Limit is 1 hour and 20 min.
  5. Players on the field are 11 (6 infielders and 5 outfielders)
  6. You can start a game with 8 players
  7. All players on the bench will bat
  8. If a player shows up late he must go at end of lineup
  9. Free substitution but have to keep same batting order.
  10. No bunting.
  11. No head first slides at home.
  12. Infield players must hold up the ball in fair territory in order for time to be out.
  13. Batter shall receive 5 pitches or 3 strikes . If the fifth pitch is fouled off the batter is still up.
  14. Once a team bats around the batting order or 3 outs or 6 runs the inning is over.
  15. Players must slide at home plate if there is a play.  If player doesnít slide, player is out.
  16. Games are scored a tie if the score is tied at the end of the prescribed number of innings or time limit.  One additional inning may be played at umpire's discretion.  Each team will receive a half game won and a half game loss. 
  17. Games are official after 3 complete innings.

8U Coach Pitch

  1. Game is 6 innings
  2. Team may score a maximum of 6 runs per inning
  3. Run Rule is 15 runs after 4 or 10 after 5 complete innings
  4. Time Limit is 1 hour and 20 min.
  5. Players on the field are 10 (6 infielders and 4 outfielders)
  6. You can start a game with 8 players
  7. All players on the bench will bat
  8. If a player shows up late he must go at end of lineup
  9. Free substitution but have to keep same batting order.
  10. Bunting is allowed
  11. No head first slides at home.
  12. Players must stop play just like in regulation baseball.
  13. Batter shall receive 5 pitches or 3 strikes. If the fifth pitch is fouled off the batter receives an extra pitch.
  14. Once a team bats around the batting order or 3 outs the inning is over. Last inning 3 outs must be made
  15. Players must slide at home plate if there is a play. If player doesnít slide, player is out.
  16. Games are scored a tie if the score is tied at the end of the prescribed number of innings or time limit. One additional inning may be played at umpire's discretion. Each team will receive a half game won and a half game loss.
  17. Games are official after 3 complete innings
  18. No Stealing

Coaches 8U Kids Pitch 

  1. Game is 6 innings in length
  2. Run Rule is 15 runs after 3 or 10 after 4 complete innings
  3. Time Limit is 1 hour and 45 min.
  4. Games are official after 3 complete innings.
  5. 9 defensive players on the field
  6. Team can start a game with 8 players.
  7. All players on the bench will bat (up to 12).
  8. Free substitution but players must stay in same batting order.
  9. No head first slides at home.
  10. You may use a pinch runner for the catcher when there are two outs. Must use last out of the inning.
  11. Metal cleats are not permitted.
  12. Catcher must wear a fully protected helmet.
  13. Games are scored a tie if the score is tied at the end of the prescribed number of innings or time limit. One additional inning may be played at umpire's discretion. Each team will receive a half game won and a half game loss.
  14. Players must slide to avoid contact. If player does not slide, player is out.
  15. No slashing.
  16. Balk rules shall not apply
  17. Batter is automatically out on dropped third strike
  18. Players may not take lead but can steal 2nd or 3rd when ball crosses home plate from the pitcher.
  19. If player leaves base early and is safe the umpire shall call time and the runner shall return to the base last legally occupied at the time of pitch. If the player is called out, the call shall stand and the runner is out. If the ball is hit the defensive team shall have the option of the result of the play or a no pitch.
  20. Runners shall not advance from 3rd base to home unless the runner is batted home or forced by a base on balls, hit batsman. Runners shall not advance from third base to home on passed balls, wild pitches or dropped/missed 3rd strikes by the catcher.
  21. A batter is automatically out on a dropped/missed third (3rd) strike by the catcher
  22. Once a pitcher is removed from pitching, he may not come back to pitch.
  23. No curve balls allowed (13U division only).
  24. 3 inning per game max for each pitcher

9U to 12U 

  1. Dropped third strike is in effect.(only in 11-12 division)
  2. Game is 6 innings in length.
  3. Run rule is 15 after 3 innings or 10 after 4 complete innings
  4. Time limit is 1 hour and 45 min.
  5. Games are official after 3 complete innings.
  6. 9 players on the field
  7. A team can start a game with 8 players
  8. All players on the bench can bat.
  9. A pinch runner may be used for the catcher when there are two outs. Must use last out of the inning.
  10. Metal cleats are not permitted
  11. No head first slides at home
  12. Stealing of home is not permitted, Runners may score on pass balls and wild throws by the catcher. NO SUICIDE SQUEEZE PLAYS.
  13. Catcher must wear a fully protected helmet.
  14. Games are scored a tie if the score is tied at the end of the prescribed number of innings or time limit. One additional inning may be played at umpire's discretion. Each team will receive a half game won and a half game loss.
  15. Players must slide to avoid contact if player does not slide, player is out.
  16. No slashing.
  17. One legal pitch counts as an inning.
  18. Once a pitcher is removed from pitching, he may not come back to pitch.
  19. No curve balls allowed (13U division only).
  20. No warnings for balks.
  21. pitcher has NO limit to number of innings he/she can pitch

13 & Under (13U)

  1. No head first slides at home.
  2. Game is 7 innings in length.
  3. Run rule is 15 after 3 innings or 10 after 4 complete innings .
  4. Time limit is 1 hour and 50 min.
  5. Games are official after 3 complete innings.
  6. 9 players on the field
  7. Your team can start a game with 8 players
  8. All players on the bench will bat-up to 11 (1 DH and 1 EH)
  9. you may use a pinch runner for your catcher when there are two outs. Must use last out of the inning.
  10. Metal cleats are permitted
  11. Stealing of home is permitted.
  12. Catcher must wear a fully protected helmet.
  13. Games are scored a tie if the score is tied at the end of the prescribed number of innings or time limit. Each team will receive a half game won and a half game loss.
  14. No slashing.
  15. Players must slide to avoid contact if player does not slide, player is out
  16. One legal pitch counts as an inning.
  17. Once a pitcher is removed from pitching, he may not come back to pitch.
  18. Curve balls allowed.

Protest and Forfeits 

A protest may only be made on rules infractions NOT judgment calls.  All protests must be made to the umpire and chief prior to the next pitch, play or attempted play.  The protest must be followed in writing along with a $100.00 protest filing fee.  If the protest is upheld, the fee will be refunded.

 

Any team that loses two games by forfeit shall remain in the league but all remaining games will not count in standings.  Forfeit time is GAME TIME.

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