Katy Pony Baseball

Basic Ground Rules - Rec League

Shetland 4-5 (T-Ball)
- 4 innings max, no inning begins after 1 hour
- 5 runs max per inning
- Batter allowed as many swings as needed to hit the ball
- Base runners limited to one base and cannot advance on overthrows
- See Bat Rules (bats must be approved for baseball; no softball bats; bats must not exceed 42" in length or 2 5/8" in diameter).

Shetland 6 (T-Ball)
- 5 innings max, no inning begins after 1 hour 5 minutes
- Game over when time limit reached and additional play will not change outcome
- 5 runs max per inning
- Run rule (mercy rule) is 11 runs after 3 innings
- Batter allowed 5 swings to hit the ball
- Batter or runners can try to advance 3 bases on infield hits
- Open bases on balls hit to the outfield
- See Bat Rules (bats must be approved for baseball; no softball bats; bats must not exceed 42" in length or 2 5/8" in diameter)

Pinto 7-8 (Coach Pitch)
- 6 innings max, no inning begins after 1 hour 15 minutes, games may end in a tie
- Game over when time limit reached and additional play will not change outcome
- 5 runs max per inning, unlimited runs in 6th inning
- 6 pitches; if 6th pitch is a foul, batting continues
- Bunts or soft swings will be ruled a strike
- “Time” is called when the ball is in the possession of an infielder in the infield and all play on the runner(s) has ceased
- When the ball is declared dead, base runners not permitted to advance beyond the base running to

- On an overthrow at first base, base runners can try to advance only one extra base
- Run rule (mercy rule) is 10 runs after 4 innings
- Coach pitcher cannot direct or coach players while on the mound
- Person shagging balls behind the catcher cannot talk or coach while on the field
- See Bat Rules (bats must be approved for baseball; no softball bats, no t-ball bats, no "coach pitch" bats; bats must not exceed 42" in length or 2 5/8" in diameter)

Mustang 9-10 (Kid Pitch)
- Pony Baseball Rules, 46' pitching, 60' bases
- 6 innings, no inning begins after 1 hour 20 minutes, games may end in a tie
- Game over when time limit reached and additional play will not change outcome
- Extra innings possible if game tied and time remains
- 5 runs max per inning, unlimited runs in 6th inning or later
- No squeeze play; bunts not allowed with runner on 3rd base
- Excessive leadoffs at 3rd is a safety issue and the runner may be declared out
- Pitch Smart guidelines followed for pitch count and days rest required
- Balks called and enforced after 1 warning per pitcher
- Balks result in an immediate dead ball, "no-pitch", with umpire time-out to explain infraction
- Managers allowed to participate in balk discussion; no mound trip charged if done immediately
- Run rules are 15 runs after 3 innings, 10 after 4, 8 after 5
- See Bat Rules (bats must be approved for baseball; no softball bats, no t-ball bats, no "coach pitch" bats; bats must not exceed 42" in length or 2 5/8" in diameter)

Bronco 11-12
- Pony Baseball Rules, 50' pitching, 70' bases
- 7 innings, no inning begins after 1 hour 35 minutes, games may end in a tie
- Game over when time limit reached and additional play will not change outcome
- Extra innings possible if game tied and time remains
- 5 runs max per inning, unlimited runs in 7th inning or later
- Pitch Smart guidelines followed for pitch count and days rest required
- Balks called and enforced after 1 warning per pitcher
- Balks result in an immediate dead ball, "no-pitch", with umpire time-out to explain infraction
- Managers allowed to participate in balk discussion; no mound trip charged if done immediately
- Run rules are 15 runs after 3 innings, 12 after 4, 10 after 5, 8 after 6
- See Bat Rules (bats must be approved for baseball; no softball bats; bats must not exceed 42" in length or 2 5/8" in diameter)

Pony 13-14
- Pony Baseball Rules, 54' pitching (front rubber), 80' bases
- 7 innings, no inning begins after 1 hour 40 minutes, games may end in a tie
- Game over when time limit reached and additional play will not change outcome
- Extra innings possible if game tied and time remains
- Pitch Smart guidelines followed for pitch count and days rest required
- Balks called and enforced without warning
- Balks result in an immediate dead ball, "no-pitch", with umpire time-out to explain infraction
- Managers allowed to participate in balk discussion; no mound trip charged if done immediately
- Run rules are 15 runs after 3 innings, 12 after 4, 10 after 5, 8 after 6
- Metal cleats allowed
- See Bat Rules (bats must be approved for baseball; no softball bats; bats must not exceed 42" in length or 2 5/8" in diameter)

Colt 15-17
- Pony Baseball Rules, 60' pitching (back rubber), 90' bases
- 7 innings, no inning begins after 1 hour 40 minutes, games may end in a tie
- Game over when time limit reached and additional play will not change outcome
- Extra innings possible if game tied and time remains
- Pitch Smart guidelines followed for pitch count and days rest required
- Balks called and enforced without warning
- Balks result in an immediate dead ball, "no-pitch"
- Minimum number of players is 7; no penalty when playing shorthanded
- Run rules are 15 runs after 3 innings, 12 after 4, 10 after 5, 8 after 6
- Metal cleats allowed
- High school bat rules enforced -- see http://www.nfhs.org/activities-sports/baseball/                         

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