Umpire’s must be PONY
patched to umpire behind the plate, and at least 16 years old for
It is the umpires decision to call a game at any time due to
darkness. Player safety is always the main concern.
A game can be started with only 8 players on a team but, 1 out will
be taken each time the 9th batting position is reached
(unless both coaches agree not to take the out).
Make up games are to be re-scheduled as soon as possible and are the
responsibility of the HOME team. If efforts to re-schedule are made
but not reached, contact Jamie Wilkey as soon as possible
a game is called for any reason, it shall be a complete game if four
innings have been completed, or it the home team has scored more
runs in three innings or three and a fraction innings, than the
visiting team has scored in four completed innings.
If a game is called for any reason before it is a complete game, as
described above, or when the score is tied, it shall be considered a
suspended game and shall be resumed from the point of curtailment at
the time scheduled by league officials.
If a game is called for any reason in an uncompleted inning, after
having reached complete-game length as described above and the
visiting team ties the score or takes the lead in the uncompleted
inning, and the home team does not tie the score or retake the lead
in its portion of the uncompleted inning, the game shall be
considered a suspended game and shall be continued from the point of
curtailment at the time scheduled by league officials.
Ten run rule is in effect. 15 runs after 4 innings or 10 runs after
Game length is 7 innings. Extra innings are allowed.
There is NO time limit concerning game length.
Team enthusiasm is encouraged. All player chatter must be positive
and directed only towards their team and their teammates. At no
point can a team chant towards their opponent. Examples include "hey
batter-batter swing", "slaughter rule", "yeap", etc. If a team
communicates negatively towards their opponent, the team Manager
will be warned. If the issue occurs again, the team will forfeit the
game and the League Director will address accordingly with the team
All other rules not addressed above are governed by
In a play at the plate the runner must slide, or can be called out.
The umpire has sole judgment on the play.
A courtesy runner can and should be used for the catcher only, with
2 outs but is not required.
Continuous batting order can be used but is not required. If you start
the game with a continuous order you must finish that way. Each team can
decide before the game and instruct the opposing coach.
The pitching distance is 50
Pitching limits are 7 innings
per day and 10 innings per week. The week starts on Monday. 40 hours
rest is required after 4 or more innings on the same day. Time is
computed from the start of the game.
Drop 3rd strike is in effect.
One pitch consists of an inning
Once a pitcher is removed from
the mound and a new pitcher is inserted, he cannot re-enter as the
On an intentional walk, the
pitcher must throw 4 balls.
A pitcher cannot wear wrist
bands or batting gloves.
If a pitcher hits 2 batters in an inning or 3 in a game, he
must be removed from the mound.
Infield fly rule is in effect and must be called by the umpire’s
A safety base must be used at First Base. Both sides of the base are
in play for the runner and defender. If there is no safety base in
place before the first pitch is thrown, the home team will forfeit
Bat size must conform to current IESA bat standard....Any non-wood
bat that has a barrel diameter greater than 2 5/8 inches is illegal.
All non-wood bats 31 inches and over in length must meet all of the
NFHS standards as detailed in NFHS rule 1-3-2 including: a maximum
barrel diameter of 2 5/8 inches; maximum length of 36 inches, a
Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) silkscreen label on
the bat; and in weight, the bat shall not weigh, numerically, more
than three ounces less than the length of the bat (e.g., a
31-inch-long bat cannot be less than 28 ounces). Non-wood bats 30
inches and under in length which have a greater than three ounce
weight vs. length differential may be used provided the barrel
diameter does not exceed 2 1/4 inches (e.g., a 29-inch-long bat may
weigh 20 ounces and is legal provided the barrel diameter does not
exceed 2 1/4 inches). The BBCOR label is not required on this type
of bat. Wood bats that are manufactured in accordance with National
Federation rules may be used.
All Catcher's masks must either be
Hockey Style, or have a throat protector.
Pitching rules are the same as regular season
with one exceptions stated below
1 - In 1st and 2nd place
game and 3rd and 4th place game there will
be no rest rule in effect.
2- A pitcher may pitch a total of fourteen (14) innings for the
REMEMBER NOT TO INJURE A
PITCHER JUST TO WIN!!!