- Bats must be approved for little league play, shall be no more than 2 ¼ inches in diameter, and a maximum of 32 inches in length. No wooden bats allowed.
- All catchers are required to wear a protective helmet, face mask, throat protector, shin guards, and chest protector.
- A full game will be six (6) innings or 105 minutes.
- A full team will be ten (10) players in the field. A team may play with 7 without having to forfeit.
- After 10 or total number of batters for the side in a single inning (see item 6), the side shall be retired when three (3) outs have been achieved or the ninth/closing batter crosses home plate. Batters beyond the tenth/closing batter will continue to bat until either condition is met above. Only the tenth/closing batters run will be counted for the game score.
- There will automatically be two (2) outs when the tenth/final batter comes to the plate (seventh batter if only seven players).
- A player or players may be freely substituted when a team takes the field. Substitutions do not have to be given to the umpire or opposing team scorekeeper during the game.
- The starting pitcher’s name and number should be given to the opposing team’s scorekeeper at the beginning of the game. All pitcher substitutions must be given to the opposing team’s scorekeeper.
- Coaches on the baselines may be two (2) eligible players in uniform wearing protective helmets, or assistant coaches.
- The catcher shall not be required to catch the third strike, except for a foul tip. The batter shall be out and the ball shall remain in play, and base runners shall advance at their own risk.
- All batters must be pitched to; even for intentional walks (4 balls must be thrown).
- One time-out shall be allowed on offense to talk to a batter during the same time at bat. Any other requests will be denied.
- Bunting is allowed.
- The infield fly rule will be called at all games.
- When a pitcher is in contact with the pitcher’s plate with the ball in his possession, and the catcher is in the catcher’s box in position to receive the pitch, all runners shall be in contact with their bases until the pitch has reached home plate. Base stealing will be allowed once the ball reaches home plate. If a runner leaves the base before the pitch reaches home plate, the runner shall be declared out and the play declared “no pitch” The ball is dead. All other runners shall return to bases occupied at the time of the pitch. The count on the batter returns to what it was before the runner left the base.
- Sliding feet first will be allowed with the stipulation that this skill is taught by the coach of each team. Sliding headfirst is not allowed. A warning will be issued for the first offense, the second offense and the runner will be called out.
- A pitcher can pitch no more than 80 pitches or 4 innings (whichever comes first) which must be consectutive. Any part of an inning pitched shall constitute a full inning.
- If a pitcher reaches the maximum number of pitches while facing a batter, he may continue to pitch until one of the following occur:
- The batter reaches base
- The batter is put out
- The third out is recorded to complete the half inning
- Pitchers must adhere to the following rest schedule
- If a pitcher throws 70 or more pitches, he cannot pitch for four (4) calendar days
- If a pitcher throws 56-69 pitches, he cannot pitch for three (3) calendar days
- If a pitcher throws 41-55 pitches, he cannot pitch for two (2) calendar days
- If a pitcher throws 26-40 pitches, he cannot pitch for one (1) calendar days
- If a pitcher throws 25 or less pitches, he can pitch the next day
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Below is the number of days rest a pitcher is required based on the number of pitches thrown on Monday. The black shaded days are days not available to pitch