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1. 1 hour and 30 minute game times or 6 inning games

2. Run Rule is 10 after 4 (3.5) or 8 after 5 (4.5) OR if a team gets up 20 at any point.

3. No run limit per inning.

4. Drop 3rd strike is in play as well as infield fly rule.

5. A team must have a minimum of 8 players to start play and to continue play. Failure to have 8 players at game time results in a forfeit. A team can finish a game with fewer players than they started with, provided the team continues to field the minimum number of 8 players. Teams are not allowed to play with 7 or fewer players. If a team’s batting roster drops below nine (9) players, the team must take an out for the 9th batter. If the roster is below eight (8) players, the team will forfeit the game.

6. Bat 9 or bat the lineup.

7. Substitution Rules Apply.

8. Courtesy runners may be used for pitchers and catchers but must be 2 DIFFERENT runners.

9. Courtesy runners must be bench players (if only batting 9). If batting lineup courtesy runner must be last recorded out. If a team is batting 9 and only has one bench player then the bench player must be the first used courtesy runner. After he is used for the pitcher or catcher then the last recorded out will be used for opposite player being the pitcher or the catcher. A courtesy runner also has to be a person still eligible to enter the game. A courtesy runner cannot be a player not eligible to enter the game.

EXAMPLE: A player starts the game on the bench. Is later substituted in and then later taken out. This player is no longer allowed to play and cannot courtesy run.

10. Shoes with spikes or metal cleats are strictly prohibited.

11. Love hatbox will request there be no more than 4 coaches on the field or in the dugout at one time. If you are not a 1st base coach or a 3rd base coach you must remain within 5 feet of the entrance of the dugout at all times during play. While your team is on the field all coaches must remain within 5 feet of dugout entrance with the exception of the head coach who will be granted to stay within the gravel rectangle area. (This will be enforced by the umpire at the discretion of the umpire based upon game flow and action of the coaches.)

12. All interference/obstruction/judgment calls are made by the judgment of the umpire’s only. If a coach has a question please present the question to the head coach who may approach the umpire professionally to ask the question or present the problem. NO OTHER COACH BESIDES THE HEAD COACH WILL BE GIVEN AN ANSWER. THE UMPIRE WILL SIMPLY REQUEST THE ASSISTANT COACH TO PLEASE GO BACK TO THE DUGOUT OR BACK TO THEIR SPOT.

13. If there is inclement weather games will be considered official after a minimum of 2.5 innings are complete. It is to the discretion of the league office to decide to call the game or to complete the game another day. Their decision is the final decision.


1. In order for a pitching outing to occur an out must be recorded (OK KIDS)

2. A pitcher can throw a MAX of 18 outs in one day (OK KIDS)

3. If a pitcher throws 1 pitch more than 18 outs IT IS AN AUTOMATIC FORFEIT. NO QUESTIONS ASKED. (OK KIDS)

4. If a pitcher throws 9 outs or less in one day then the pitcher can throw again 2 days later. (OK KIDS)

EXAMPLE: Pitcher throws Monday, rests on Tuesday, can throw again on Wednesday.

5. If a pitcher throws more than 9 outs in a day then the pitcher can throw again 3 days later. (OK KIDS)

EXAMPLE: Pitcher throws Monday, rests on Tuesday AND Wednesday, can throw again Thursday.

All Baseball Divisions Love Hatbox Sports Complex Baseball leagues are designed to enhance the enjoyment and learning experience of all participants. As such, we encourage sportsmanship and instructional learning over competition. We will not tolerate poor sportsmanship and/or abusive language. Coaches are also responsible for maintaining a safe environment for the kids. Coaches need to convey this information to the parents as well.

Standard Park Rules

All fans, coaches, player or any other persons(s) admitted into the Love Hatbox Sports Complex must adhere to all posted regulations and applicable city laws and ordnances.

Gate fees are nonrefundable. -Love Hatbox Team Rosters must be filled out and signed prior to your teams first game.

Please be mindful that we will be checking rosters and that once it is submitted, it becomes your official team roster. Keep this in mind so that if you need to carry extra players in case of players not being able to play. You will not be able to just mix and match players once a roster is submitted.

-Coaches are responsible for knowing and Understanding OK KIDS Baseball Rules.

-Coaches are responsible for first aid kits for their team and fans. -Coaches are responsible for the conduct of their fans.

-All warnings will be given to the Head Coach.

Game Ejection Policy

Any player, coach or spectator ejected from a game must immediately leave the facility for the remainder of the game and the following game, failure to comply can result in ejection for the remainder of the event. The ejected person(s) must then meet with the league director for re-admittance into the facility.

Rain out Policy

Rain outs will be posted on our Facebook page.

Rain-outs will be played as applicable.

Love Hatbox Sports Complex

3601 Arline St. 
Muskogee, Oklahoma 74401
Phone : 918-684-6398
Email : [email protected]
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