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Coach Pitch - Fall

Mandatory Play-Time/Rotations –

  • Teams will bat all rostered, present players in a continuous batting order.

  • Coaches shall use discretion as to how many pitches to pitch to a batter within reason with a guideline of 8 pitches (minimum AND maximum) unless a batter has fouled several pitches off during the at bat in which case the coach may pitch up to two more pitches (for a total of 10).  

  • After the pitch count is reached, the coach has the option of having the player hit soft toss from the side OR off a tee.  Coaches should use discretion on which method to use so as to keep gameplay moving.

  • Defense will play 10 players in the field

  • Players cannot sit consecutive innings.

  • No player may sit TWICE before every rostered, present player has sat ONCE

  • Players alternate outfield to infield every inning (this is mandatory for regular season)

  • Outfield positions: LF, LC, RC, RF, C

    •  Infield positions: 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, P

    • A “bench” inning does not count as Infield or Outfield; Example: if a player is 1st inning: 1st base, 2nd inning: bench, 3rd inning: he/she must go into Outfield.

Game Play – 

  • When pitching, the coach must stand up & overhand pitch. He/She must be @ least 25 feet away from the batter. 

  • Batters/base runners are removed off the base if the defense gets him/her out 

  • A half inning is concluded when either a) the defense records 3 outs OR b) the  offense’s batting order has gone (1) time through completely 

  • Outfielders must be 10 feet from the edge of the clay 

  • Outfielder must throw the ball in to record an out (not merely tagging a base) 

  • The players on the bases can run until the outfielder throws the ball in. When the  ball is in the air, the runners must stop at the next base they come to. 

  • Base runner cannot advance on an overthrow. 

Time Limits – 

  • Saturday: 1 hr 30 min; cannot start a new inning after 1hr 15min post-start time

  • Weekday: 1 hr 15 min; cannot start a new inning after 1 hr post start-time 

  • *** It is recommended to play 3-4 innings & around 1 hour. **

Other rules – 

  • September 23 – October 21:  No score is kept, No winner/loser is recorded & No standings 

  • Beginning October 23 – November 4: 

    • Score is kept:  The first 3 innings will continue until the offense has scored 5 runs or the  defense has recorded 3 outs. The 4th inning and on will be unlimited runs  (or until 3 outs) or the game reaches the time limit. 

    • No standings are kept 

    • Home team will have Score Duty & will use the electronic scoreboard 

  • No Playoffs/Postseason

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