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Regular Season Games per Week
Regular Season Practices per Week
1 (upon coach request)
Games will be scheduled Monday through Saturday
Due to # of games, practices will be limited to Friday, Saturday or Sunday
Make-up games supersede practice with notice by 10pm on prior night.
Scheduled Innings per Game64 innings batting with Home Team having 3. Since the consensus was to allow for TIES, these comments need to be clarified.
Losing coach has the option for MERCY @ 15 at any point during the 4th or 5th innings
Coaches can mutually agree to fewer innings but no fewer than 4 innings constitutes a complete game if the Home Team is winning when the game is called. If a game is called prior to 4 completed innings, or if the game is tied with 4 innings completed the game willend in a tie.
Umpire can call 'last inning' prior to the inning starting due to weather (unlimited run rule applies).
Scheduled Start Time6:15 PMHome team bats last and occupies 3rd base dugout
A new inning cannot begin after 8:30 PM
UmpiresYes - 1s
Pitcher warm-up by coachYes5 - 7 pitches
Pitchers may re-enter a gameYesOnly the starting pitcher may re-enter a game but is still subject to the pitch count cap.
Pitching Restrictions1-30 pitches Zero days rest
31-44 pitches One day rest
45-55 pitches Two days rest
56-70 pitches Three days rest
71-80 pitches Four days rest
80 pitches in one game is the cap. The pitcher is only permitted to exceed 80 in order to finish a batter.
There is NO 80 pitch cap within 24 hours. For example, a pitcher can throw 30 pitches on Monday and come back to throw an additional80 pitches on a Tuesday game.
Hit batter limitYesReplace pitcher on 3rd hit batter
Intentional walkYesAdvance runner, don't pitch
BalkNoDoesnt Apply
Hit BatsmanYesA pitch that hits the ground (dirt) and then hits the batter is ruled as a HIT BATSMAN. It is a DEAD BALL and the batter takes first base. Also to note is that a batter may get a base hit off a ball that hits the ground first
Catchers permitted to pitchYes
Catchers required equipmentYesComplete set of Catchers Equipment and Cup - extras in the concession stand. Catchers can use their own baseball mitts in this division; catchers mitts are not required. If preferred, the league will provide.
Minimum # of players to start game8During the regular season, coaches with fewer than 10 players (1-9) can borrow players from the opposing team, another Minor's team or can work with the Mighty Mites or Hybrid Commissioner to promote a player for one game. The borrowed players must play outfield and bat last.
# of outfieldersMaximum of 4
Mandatory Play Time9 defensive outs / 3 defensive inningsCoaches are encouraged to rotate players but there is no minimum or maximum number of innings a player can / must play in a specific position (other than Pitcher who is subject to a pitch count).
Game ballsRawlings 12UEach HC will receive a bucket of 30 game balls and 12 practice.
Bat restrictionsYesMax. 2 3/4" diameter w/"official" baseball marking
Pitching mound distance (raised or flat)46'
Base distance65'
Fence distance200 feet from apex of Home Plate
Run Limit per Inning5 runs per but unlimited 6thUNLIMITED RUNS LAST INNING: A game may end in a tie if there is a tie after the unlimited 6th.
Visits to moundYes1/inning, pitcher must be replaced on 2nd visit in same inning
Catchers - # of defensive inningsUnlimited
Continuous batting orderYes
On-deck batterPermitted along baseline to the back of the batter.
Lead offsNo
StealingYesRunners may not advance on a wild throw from catcher to pitcher.Runner may advance after the ball crosses the plate NOT when ball leaves pitchers hand.
Dropped 3rd strikeNoNo dropped third strikes. However, this is a "live ball" situation, and runner(s) may advance at their own risk to another base.
Head-first slidingNo (dive-back permitted)
Restricted GearMetal Spikes
Courtesy runnerOnly if baserunner is injured
Infield fly ruleYesA fly ball that an infielder can 'get under' with runners on 1st AND 2nd, or bases loaded with less than 2 outs is considered infield fly rule. Consensus was line drives, 'bloops', ball lands in outfield are NOT infield fly rule.
ScoringHome Team Owns the ScoreHome team has the game book and texts the score to the commissioner and the away coach after the game
End-of-season playoffs**YesEight teams with the best record will advance - single elimination. Run Differential is tiebreaker for seeding based on the regular season record. 1v8, 2v7, 3v6, 4v5. Winner of 1/8 v 3/6 and 2/7 v 4/5
All-star GameYesYes - HC of each team will nominate 3 players.

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