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Pee Wee Division Rules

PITCHING

  • A pitcher can pitch up to 50 pitches per day.
  • If a player pitches 1-20 pitches in a day, zero (0) calendar days of rest must be observed.
  • If a player pitches 21-35 pitches in a day, one (1) calendar day of rest must be observed.
  • If a player pitches 36 or more pitches in a day, two (2) calendar days of rest must be observed.
  • EXCEPTION: If the pitcher reaches the maximum pitch count limit while facing a batter, s/he may continue to pitch until the batter reaches base or is put out.
  • If an illegal pitcher is put into the game a forfeit will be called against the team.
  • Managers and Coaches can view a pitching log that is kept in the score keeper’s box each day.
  • A legal pitch is to a batter.

Pee Wee pitching rules are subject to change based on the level of skill and competition to ensure there is baseball happening and the kids are learning and having fun!

COACH PITCH

  • Coach pitch will be used during the first two - three weeks of the season
  • Coaches will pitch to their own batters during the first two innings of each game
  • Kids will pitch after the second inning
  • Kids will pitch all innings after the first few weeks of the season

The exact length of time that coach pitch will be utilized at the beginning of the season will be determined by the Crown Colony board in consultation with Pee Wee Division coaches, and is dependent on the skill level of the players in any given year.

MID-GAME COACH PITCH: Coach pitch will be utilized throughout the season when a player pitcher throws four balls to any batter.

  • The coach pitcher enters the game to throw three pitches, giving the opportunity to the batter to swing and is encouraged to do so.
  • The player does not forfeit the walk that was earned and cannot be called out, even if they take three swings and do not make a fair hit.
  • During mid-game coach pitch, the player pitcher plays the pitching fielding position.
  • When the batter concludes the at-bat, the player pitcher returns to the mound to pitch to the next batter and the coach pitcher exits the field.

 

GAME LENGTH

  • A regulation game shall consist of six (6) innings (if time allows) or three (3) innings if the game is called due to time constraints.
  • Tie Game: In order for a game to be declared a tie game by the umpire it must be a regulation game ie. 2.5 or 3 innings must have been played.
  • Weekday games – games at the beginning of the season will be no new innings at 1:30 and kill time at 1:40.
  • Example: First game will start at 4:45 p.m. and there will be no new inning after 6:15 p.m. The KILL RULE will be implemented at 6:25 p.m. Please reference Kill Game Rules to determine the winner of the game.
  • Example: The second game will start at 6:30 p.m. with no new inning after 8:00 p.m. The KILL RULE will be implemented at 8:10 p.m. Please reference Kill Game Rules to determine the winner of the game.
  • Any game that is in the 2nd inning and one of the teams is more than 10 runs ahead and ends due to time, the team that is ahead will be called the winner and no makeup game will be played.
  • Saturday games will be no new innings at 1:30 and kill time at 1:40. (Effective 4/27/19)
  • The Board Member on duty will call all games due to time or playing conditions.
  • The official game clock is located in the scorekeeper's box.
  • Any team delaying the start of the game by more than 5 minutes will forfeit the game.
  • A playoff game will be scheduled at the end of the season if we have a tie for 1st place within the division.

 

MINIMUM NUMBER OF PLAYERS

  • A minimum of seven (7) players are required to start a game. You have until 5 minutes after game start time to field a team of seven (7) players or the game will be called a forfeit. No automatic outs will be recorded for player eight (8) and player nine (9) if the team does not have players for these positions.
  • If a team is short players (less than nine (9)), then the coach who is short players can ask players from any Pee Wee team other than their current opponent to play on their team.  These names need to be added to the roster prior to the game and the guest player cannot pitch.
  • Every player plays, every player bats.  All extra players play in the outfield.
  • If a player started the game and has to leave early, their turn in the batting order will be skipped and no out recorded.
 

RAIN OUTS

  • Rain outs will not be rescheduled. However, the Board will use discretion in case it has been a very wet spring. If granted that rain out games will be played in a given division, then all rain out games must be played in that division.

SUSPENDED GAMES

  • Time or weather-related suspended games will be made up towards the end of the season if possible.
  • All players on the team roster can play in a suspended game even if they were not there for the original game.

TEN RUN LEAD RULE & SIX RUNS PER INNING

  • If four and a half innings have been played, and the winning team is ahead by ten (10) runs or more, then the game will automatically be called.
  • EXCEPTION: Any game that is in the 2nd inning and one of the teams is more than 10 runs ahead and ends due to time, that team will be called the winner and no makeup game will be played.
  • A maximum of six (6) runs may be scored per inning except for the 6th inning of the ball game.

 

SCOREKEEPERS

  • Each team must provide a scorekeeper for each game. If a team does not provide a scorekeeper, the game will be recorded as a forfeit, but will still be played.

STARTING LINEUPS

  • Submit lineup, including all available subs, to scorekeeper and opposing coach fifteen (15) minutes before game time.
  • Lineups must include player’s full name, uniform number and position.
  • Notify scorekeeper of all substitutions.

BATS

  • All non-wood bats must have the USABat marking.
  • No BBCOR .50 bats are permitted.
  • No BPF 1.15 bats are permitted.

 

SUBSTITUTIONS

  • Free substitutions, however the batting line-up cannot change.
  • If a player must leave the game early or is injured there is no penalty, (unless the number of players fall below 7, then the forfeit rule would apply).
  • You may field 9 players and must bat all players.

 

BATTING OUT OF TURN

  • Rules prohibit the umpire and the scorekeeper from calling to attention the fact that a player is batting out of turn.
  • When a player bats out of turn, the proper batter is the player called out, if the opposing team makes an appeal at the correct time.
  • The correct time to make an appeal regarding batting out of turn is after the improper batter has completed his time at bat and before the first pitch to the next batter.
  • If an improper batter completes his at bat and no appeal is made before a pitch to the next batter, the results of the improper batter’s time at bat becomes legal.

 

STEALING

  • Base runners shall not leave their base until the ball reaches the catcher.
  • A PLAYER MAY STEAL WHEN THERE TWO (2) OUTS ONLY.
  • For more detail please refer to the Cal Ripken Rules.

 

VALID COACH

  • Any responsible person that presented a Cal Ripken Coaching Certificate may substitute for manager, coach or umpire but must adhere to league rules regarding behavior.
  • A team may have no more than three (3) coaches on the field or in the dugout.
  • Coaches cannot touch runners while the ball is in play.  A coach may help on the field but must remain in the outfield area.

 

TRIPS TO THE MOUND

  • The second trip to the mound to the same pitcher in the same INNING by manager or coach will cause that pitcher’s automatic removal from the game as pitcher.

 

MISC

  • No infield fly rule

 

OTHER THAN THESE LEAGUE RULES, THE RULES SET FORTH BY CAL RIPKEN BASEBALL SHALL APPLY.

 

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