Rules

General Rules

GATE ADMISSION – include verbiage of 4 coaches passes for 8U teams

BAT RULE – Change verbiage to say All bats must have the USA Baseball Logo on them except for -3 BB Core bats, wood bats are legal to use in all age groups, if not a one piece wood bat they must have the USA baseball logo on them

PITCHING RULES – Change wording of 3+ innings pitched to : After 3 innings, any pitcher who throws one pitch over will be deemed ineligible to pitch for 36 hours from the time he leaves the mound.
Delete the last point of the home team is responsible for completing pitching log and change to : Umpires will complete a pitching log for both teams during the game, it is the responsibility of both teams to initial pitching log at the completion of the game.

LINE UP RULES – Under CBO – add verbiage of ages 5-12 , add a bullet point of No CBO in the 13/14U division, only 9 players can be listed on line up with all subs listed separately.

COURTESY RUNNER – Under bullet point one add verbiage : and for the catcher only in 8U at any time

EJECTIONS – Any player or coach that is ejected from a game must sit out the remainder of that game and their next scheduled game

PROTESTS – Any team that wishes to file a protest must do so to the umpires before they leave the field of play, before protest will be heard by tournament directors a protest fee of $100 cash must be presented. If the protest is upheld the team will get their protest fee returned. Any protest involving an illegal pitcher must be made to the home plate umpire before the pitcher throws one pitch to a batter.

Age Specific Rules

5/6U and 7/8U
Under bullet point of Coaches must stand on pitching line add verbiage of …..or astraddle of

Under bullet point of ” Hitting in continuously lineup, change wording to …………Teams may bat a continuous line-up and have free substitutions, playing 10 players in the field or they may bat 10 play 10

9/10U

Under bullet point of ” Leaving base early is a dead ball runner is out……..add this is an umpires judgement call

Under bullet point of “Pitching rules………remove verbiage of based on 1/3 innings and make same as general rules of ” innings will be calculated by out recorded ( 1/3, 2/3, 1)

Add bullet point of Teams may start a game with 8 players but will take an out for 9th player each time their spot in the line up comes up. If the 9th player or any other subsequent players arrive after the game has started they will be added to the bottom of the lineup with no penalty

Add bullet point of A batter may not square to bunt and pull back and swing, penalty : batter will be called out immediately (umpires judgement)

Add bullet point of NO metal spikes allowed

11/12U

Under bullet point of ” Pitching rules ….. remove verbiage of based on 1/3 innings and make same as general rules of ” innings will be calculated by out recorded (1/3,2/3,1)

Add bullet point of Teams may start with 8 players but will take an out for the 9th player each time their spot in the line up come ups. If the 9th player of any other subsequent players arrive after the game has started they will be added to the bottom of the lineup with no penalty

Add bullet point of NO metal spikes allowed

Add 13/14U Age specific rules

* Teams will play 9 defensive players and bat 9 players (NO continuous batting order)
* Bats must be -3 BB Core with 1.15 stamp
*Courtesy runner must be sub not currently in the game (does not burn the sub by using them as courtesy runner) unless only 9 players in lineup (no subs listed) then it will be last batted out
* Teams must have a minimum of 8 players to start ( include other verbiage as above in age groups 10U and 12U)
*Teams may use the DH
* NO metal spikes allowed
*Game time length – 90 minutes
* No run limit per inning