must be PONY patched to umpire behind the plate, and at least 16
years old for the bases.
It is the umpires decision to call
a game at any time due to darkness. Player safety is always the
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
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 815-791-6599
If 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.
Mustang games are 6 innings long. Extra innings are allowed.
There is NO time limit concerning game length.
There will only be 6 runs allowed per inning until
the 6th inning, after which there is no limit. The
same applies for extra innings as the 6th inning.
Ten run rule is in effect: 15 run rule after
4 innings/10 run rule after 5 innings
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 Manager.
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.
There will be no stealing of home plate unless a play is made on
the base runner. This includes passed balls and wild pitches.
“Pump Faking” a throw is making a play on the runner. The play
does not have to be on the runner at third, i.e. in a first and
third situation a runner stealing second and a play made on the
runner stealing, the runner on third can go.
No stealing is allowed when the ball is thrown back to the
pitcher and mishandled.
There is no leading off.
A base runner can steal only after the ball crosses the plate.
A courtesy runner can and should be used for the catcher only,
with 2 outs but is not required.
If a runner leaves the base prior to ball crossing the plate and
the ball is put into play by the batter, the base runner is out
and the hitter is still a live runner.
If a runner leaves the base prior to the ball crossing the plate
and the ball is not put into play by the hitter, the runner must
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
A batter cannot fake a bunt, retract the bat and make a full swing
at the ball.
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
All Catcher's masks must either be
Hockey Style, or have a throat protector.
A Mustang player may be called up
to play on the Bronco team for one week. (2 games). The player
can not play more than 2 Bronco games in one week. If that
player is called up to Bronco again he must stay up for the
remainder of the year. A Mustang player cannot pitch in Bronco.
Only in Tournament play there will
be a 10 run rule after 4 innings.
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.
Pitching rules for the tournament are the same
as regular season with the 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 nine innings
for the tournament week.
REMEMBER NOT TO INJURE A
PITCHER JUST TO WIN!!!