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Clemente Rules

2016 ROBERTO CLEMENTE DIVISION RULES (Revised 1/1/2018)     THE MAJOR OBJECTIVE OF THIS DIVISION IS INSTRUCTIONAL.  COACHES MUST ROTATE HIS PLAYERS THROUGH DIFFERENT DEFENSIVE POSITIONS AS THE SEASON PROGRESSES.

 

1.      Base distance - 50 ft.

         Pitching distance - 40ft

         Game Length – 5 innings or 90 minute time limit.

         

2.      Baseball – regular baseball provided by the Wallen league     

     Bat size - Maximum 2 3/4" x 33"

     Helmets – All players will wear helmets with protective face masks/cages.

 

3.      Substitution rule - All players not playing defensively in the current inning must be substituted      in defensively that next inning and henceforth the same rotation occurs every inning.

 

Time limit - The game is complete as the last batter completes his time at bat. No inning shall begin after the 80 minutes. For timing purposes, the next inning shall begin immediately once the third out has been recorded in the bottom of the previous inning.

 

4.      Continuous batting order shall be used.  Once a team bats completely around it's order, it must      take the field defensively (if less than nine players are playing, nine batters can be faced per inning).

 

5.      Pitching limitations – Players are allowed to pitch a maximum of 6 consecutive outs per game. They are allowed only 2 appearances per week (Sunday through Saturday.) Travel team players from any travel team may pitch in house league games, but the maximum outs pitched in a game is 6 for all travel team players combined per game. (See Rule Change #17 below)

 

6.      Stealing - 2nd and 3rd base is allowed, after a pitched ball crosses the plate.  A base runner may not attempt to advance to home plate from 3rd base on a passed ball,  wild pitch, or any throw back to the pitcher wild or caught.  The runner on third may only advance on a hit, ball hitting batter (with bases loaded),  a play on him, or a play on another base runner.  Additionally, in order to avoid unnecessary delays and rundowns,  once a base runner from third base stops completely, hesitates, or turns his back to home plate, that runner must return to third base, unless there is a play on him or another base runner.

 

7.      Base-running – Once the ball has broken the plane of the infield, a runner may not attempt to advance any further than the one base he was en route to.

 

8.      Any pitcher walking 4 batters in an inning must be removed from pitching. When base are loaded, after 4 balls are called the Batting team’s coach shall pitch to the batter from the pitching rubber. The Batter will either strike out or put the ball in play (no walks or HPB allowed).  

 

9.      No lead offs allowed.

 

10.   No intentional walks allowed.

 

11.   Balks shall not be enforced in this division.

 

12.   Bunts ARE allowed.

 

13.   Where Washington Township rules do not apply, Little League rules will apply.  

 

14.   No head first slides allowed unless the runner is returning to the base they came from. 

 

15.   One coach or designated parent must be in the dugout at all times.

       

16.   Once the team batting scores 5 runs or records 3 outs, whichever comes first, then that half inning is complete.

 

17.   The coach for the team that is batting will pitch the first two innings of each scheduled game and the players will pitch the remaining innings up until the 90 minute time limit (can’t start an inning after 80 minutes) or 5 innings, whichever comes first.  Once the players start to pitch, beginning with the top half of the 3rd inning and beyond, all existing Clemente rules apply. 

During postseason play, coaches will not pitch the first two innings of the game.  Pitchers will be allowed to make 9 outs per game during the postseason.  All other pitching limitations and Clemente rules will be in effect.


18.   The team on defense may field 4 outfielders for a total of 10 players.  This is not mandatory, and is at the coaches discretion.

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Phone: 260-489-0727

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