Autumn Baseball League
Opening day Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018
at 10 am
Registration starts now and
ends Monday, Aug. 27th, 2018
IMPORTANT UPDATE - SEE SECTION 5; #34: ATTENTION ALL 50/70 & 60/90 TEAMS AND especially the RI Teams using "Federation Rules":
Pitchers while on rubber cannot fake a pickoff to 3rd then throw to first. This is a Major Baseball
Established in 2000 by Lucas Bomback & Herman Bomback
283 Linden St., Fall
River, MA 02720
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SEE SECTION 5, #13
CORI AND MANAGEMENT CHECK: ALL
TEAMS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR INTERNAL ISSUES. THE LEAGUE (ABL) IS NOT
LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY PERSONNEL OR TEAM PROBLEMS, ISSUES, LITIGATION OR UNMENTIONED SITUATIONS or for THOSE WHO HAVE
NOT TAKEN OR CANNOT PASS A CORI TEST. TEAM LEADERS AND MANAGERS MUST SCREEN,
CORI AND APPROVE ALL MANAGERS, COACHES AND PERSONNEL ASSOCIATED WITH THE TEAM. THIS IS NOT THE AUTUMN BASEBALL LEAGUE'S RESPONSIBILTY
AND THE ABL SHALL NOT BE LIABLE.
By playing in this league and have read these bylaws as required, all
team personel, parents, players, et al, agree on the above and have read and signed the Parents' Waiver, the ABL Registration
& Waiver and the Medical Release Form and relieves the Autum Baseball League and it's personnel including Herman Bomback
from all liability and further more agree that the team(s) you have entered in this league are independent and not controlled
or managed by the ABL.
Table of Contents
RULES AND PROTEST COMMITTEE
First Aid Kits
Reporting a Win or Tie email addresses:
Rules and Regulations: ABL Rules, MLB Rules, LL Rules
EXTRA INNINGS AND TIED GAMES rule.
Delayed, Postponed and Suspended Games.
INNINGS TO BE PLAYED FOR COMPLETE GAME.
GAME 2 POINTS ONLY.
EXTRA INNINGS AND TIED
Rescheduled, rained out games or game that could not be completed
PLAYER ELIGIBILITY / CUTOFF DATES / 40% RULE
Playoff umpires shall be assigned by the Umpire n Chief
18 (max.) MAN ROSTER/Post season eligibility 18 Man Roster must be submitted by mid season; the date is to be announced
8 Player Rule, Extra Hitters and Batting Line-up Rule
Extra Hitters and Batting Line-up Example
Substitution Rule (offense and defense)
Trips to the mound
Sliding Section 6, Gen. Rule 26
Innings a pitcher is allowed to pitch
ABL does not use the Little League Catcher to Pitcher Rule.
Section #4: 8U
- no stealing home (see Section 6: #22) / 9U and older
are allowed to steal home.
8U 10 defensive players allowed
Playoff Eligibility SUBMIT 18 MAN ROSTER BY MID SEASON...This date
is to be announced by Commissioner.
Pinch Runner Rule
Game Times, Rescheduling
games, Managers/Umpires responsibility, night game curfew times.
POSTPONING (CANCELLING) Game because of the weather
1. ABL's game rules, Major League Baseball & Little League Rules
2. Standings: The Point System.
3. Game reporting protocol/procedure
4. One Win Gets 2 Points Only Rule. / Penalty
5. Once game begins home plate umpire is in charge of
6. Home team score book is final in contested decisions.
7. Hidden Ball Trick Rule.
8. Player Multi-Team Rule
10. Ball Park Size Regulations for 13U, 14U, 16U & 19U
11. Disbanded teams: Rules for players to join other teams.
12. Player proof of age / Pre season submit rosters to Commissioner
13. CORI and Management Check
(IMPORTANT: MUST READ)
14. Deliquent League Registration Fee Rule
15. Play by the ABL RULES.
16. Mercy Rule
17. Head to Head Rule (if necessary) For playoff seeding.
18. Keep Copy of Rules during the games.
19. Bylaws May Be Modified by the Commissioner
and/or Rules Committee during the season.
20. 8U Teams are Allowed 10 Defensive Players.
21. 8U Teams Cannot Steal Home. 9U and older can steal home.
22. 8U Teams Can only Score on a Batted Ball.
22.1 8U 4 run rule.
23. The Infield Fly Rule is used by ALL DIVISIONS.
24. Illegal Bat Use Penalty
26. Force-Play-Slide Rule
27. 11U thru 19U: Uncaught/Dropped Ball 3rd Strike
28. Required Umpires for all age groups.
29. Trophy distribution
30. All Divisions are required to use 2 eared helmets.
32. UMPIRE RULES: dress code, number to be hired, relationship
with coaches and players, PROTESTING UNQUALIFIED UMPIRES.
33 Coaches must account for
all games and game information in their scorebooks and save for the entire season... Save ALL
information of each game played.
34. ATTENTION ALL 50/70 & 60/90 TEAMS AND especially the RI Teams who uses "Federation
Rules": Pitchers while on rubber cannot fake a pickoff to 3rd then throw to first. This is a Major Baseball League
35. (2017) METAL CLEATS RULE
36. COACHES ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE THE "CONCUSSION IN
SPORTS" ONLINE FREE COURSE.
GO TO http://nfhslearn.com/courses/61037 TO TAKE THE COURSE.
37. POST SEASON: COACHES RESPONSIBILITIES FOR
CONTACTING AND PAYING UMPIRES
THE ABL RECCOMENDS TEAMS
TO HAVE AT LEAST ONE ASSISTANT COACH and CONSEQUENCES.
REMINDER: GAMES ARE MAINLY SCHEDULED ON SATURDAYS AND
MAY ALSO BE SCHEDULED OR RESCHEDULED ON SUNDAYS. TEAMS WISHING TO RESCHULE GAMES MAY ALSO DO SO ON WEEKDAYS...
ALL RESCHEDULED GAMES MADE BY THE TEAMS HAVE TO HAVE MUTUAL AGREEMENT.
QUALITY OF BASEBALLS
CODE OF CONDUCT
Autumn Baseball League 2017
The Rules & Protest Committee: Herman Bomback,
Mark Bomback, Thomas Tanous, Dee Mongeon, AttorneyS James H. Barrett/Kevin Phelan/Mark Azar, Fall River City Councilor
Ray Mitchell, George "Sneaker" McDonald, Louie LaGace and Jeremy Raposa of KSJ Seafood & SnapDragon Baseball organization.
Deadline for registration – Sunday, August
Entrance fee is $285 per team and required to be paid to the League on or before the deadline date.
Registration closes Monday, August 27, 2018.
MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO: Autumn Baseball League
Insufficient funded checks will be charged $50.00
Checks must be accompanied with registration.
Teams may be omitted from schedule if fee is late. Late fee:
BY SIGNING THE APPLICATION and WAIVER FORMS YOU ARE ACCEPTING
ALL LIABILITY RESPONSIBILITY.
Team managers, coaches, and parents willingly
and voluntarily accept and assume all medical and liability risks of participation.
Each independent team, manager(s), coaches and parents or combination, shall be responsible for any and all liability. The ABL shall share no responsibility resulting from injury or any other reason.
COACHES ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE THE "CONCUSSION IN SPORTS" ONLINE FREE COURSE. GO TO http://nfhslearn.com/courses/61037 TO TAKE THE COURSE.
Teams are required
to have First Aid Kits at games.
Reporting a WIN OR TIE:
GAME RESULTS MUST
BE REPORTED TO COMMISSIONER. The report must be sent to AutumnBaseBallLeague@Live.com by the winning team.
Game Results Report at AutumnBaseballLeague@Live.com;
WITHIN A 72 HOURS OF THE END OF GAME. Failure to report within 72 hours could
result in no credits awarded for the win(s).
Rules and Regulations: The Autumn Baseball League
(the ABL) shall be played in accordance with the rules adopted by the Rules Committee of the ABL.
8U, 9U, 10U, 11U(46/60), teams shall use Little League Rules
except for ABL modifications.
11(50/70), 12U 13U, 14U, 16U, 17U, 19U & Adult Division use current
Major League Baseball League Rules. See 2017 Rules in URL below :
Delayed, Postponed and Suspended Games:
THE GAME MUST CONTINUE UNLESS AN ACT OF NATURE PREVENTS
IT FROM CONTINUING. i.e. LIGHTNING, EARTHQUAKE, RAIN, SUNSET or ANY OTHER UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCE. IF THE GAME IS ENDED BECAUSE OF THESE
CIRCUMSTANCES A COMPLETE GAME IS DEFINED AS:
1.) 4 INNINGS IN A 6 INNING GAME
2.) 5 INNINGS
IN A 7 INNING GAME:
3.) 7 INNINGS IN A 9 INNING GAME
IF A GAME IS CALLED AND THE GAME HAS
NOT MET THE REQUIRED AMOUNT OF INNINGS TO MAKE IT A COMPLETE GAME THEN THE GAME MUST START OVER.
IF A GAME IS CALLED AND THE GAME HAS MET THE
REQUIRED AMOUNT OF INNINGS BUT IS TIED THE GAME IS COMPLETE. Recorded as a tied game... (added 9/18/14)
Innings to be played:
8U - 12U Divisions: All
games shall be 6 innings. A complete game shall be a minimum
of 4 innings.
In the event of an "if necessary" game in post season then 10U,
11U & 12U divisions will play 7 innings. (complete game 5 innings)
13U, 14U, 16U & 19U Divisions: 9/18/14 (corrected to
All games shall be 7 innings (complete game 5 innings)
One game shall earn 2 points
EXTRA INNINGS AND TIED GAME
RULES: there's no time limit on ABL games.
In the event of a tied game, extra innings must be played to break the tie. If game is being played in the extra innings and cannot be continued because of inclement weather or darkness,
then the score shall stand after the last completed inning. It’s the umpire(s)
decision and not the coaches. The umpire is in charge once the game begins. If the game is tied, then each team is awarded one point.
Rescheduled, rained out games (or game that
could not be completed):
Teams must agree on a make up date within a week. If an
agreement to reschedule cannot be made then the Commissioner may have to decide on the makeup date.
If a team does not have enough players by game time, the team shall have a 15 minute grace period. The second game shall start no earlier than 20 minutes and no later than 30 minutes after
the 1st game. If a team does not have enough players to start the second game then a 15 minute grace period
is allowed. In this case, the max time between games will be 45 minutes.
If the team doesn't have enough players at the time of
the second game, then the second game is forfeited.
If both teams do not have enough players to start a game then
both teams shall forfeit and no points will be issued unless the teams mutually agree to reschedule.
Call the Commissioner if this event occurs. 508
Playoff umpires shall be assigned by
the ABL Umpire n Chief and paid for by BOTH teams.
Coaching staff cannot umpire games within their
8U & 9U only: All home teams are responsible
for qualified adult umpires, baseballs and field preparations. Min. of 2 umpires are recommended. PATCHED
UMPIRES MAY BE OF RESPONSIBLE AGE. A MINIMUM OF ONE PATCHED UMPIRE IS REQUIRED
AT EACH GAME. A MINIMUM OF 2 PATCHED UMPIRES ARE RECOMMENDED. Proper dress required.
10, 11, 12U, 13U, 14U, 16U, 17U, 19U & 20 + division:
Adult and mature umpires must be used during the game. Two
umpires are required. Proper dress required. DO NOT to use a close friend, relative of a player or person connected to the teams
playing. Umpires must be neutral. All umpires must have earned an umpire’s
certificate as credentials.
(2017) GAMES COULD BE FORFEITED IF PROTESTED AND
PROVEN A RELATIVE, FRIEND, PARENT OR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE TEAM OR PLAYERS UMPIRES THE GAMES
Player Eligibility / Cutoff dates
/ Maximum ages for Divisions
Teams must submit rosters by mid season. The Commissioner shall annouce the date. )
shall be locked in for the remainder of the season including post season. No other player is allowed
to play in games after this time.ALL TEAMS MUST SEND THE COMMISSIONER A COPY OF THEIR ROSTER BY
MID SEASON TO PROTECT YOUR TEAM FROM ROSTER PIRACY AND FOR PLAYER
ELIGIBILITY FOR SECOND HALF SEASON PLAY.
players maximum are eligible for the latter part of season and post season.
date of sending in rosters shall be determined by the Commissioner... Deadline is on or after mid season.
Players cannot play on multiple teams in the same Division.
Coaches are required to keep rosters updated with the Commissioner during
the entire ABL season.
AGE CUTOFF DATES FOR 2018:
8U - if player's 9th birthday is on or after April 1st then player is
eligible for U8. (If age 10 this year, not eligible)
9U - if players's 10th birthday is on
or afte April 1st then player is eligible for 9U. (If age 11 this year, not eligible)
10U - if player's 11th birthday is on or after April 1st then player is eligible for 10U. (If age 12 this
year: not eligible)
11U (46/60 & 50/70) - if player's
12th birthday is on or after April 1st then the player is eligible for 11U. (If age 13 this year, not eligible)
12U (46/60, 50/70, 60/90) - if player's 13th birthday is on or after April 1st then player is
eligible for U12. (If age 14 this year: not eligible)
13U (60/90) - if player's
14th birthday is on or after April 1st then player is eligible for 13U. If age 15 this year, not eligible)
14U - if player's 15th birthday is on or after April 1st then player is eligible for U14. (If age 16 this
year: not eligible)
16U - if player's 17th
birthday is on or after April 1st then player is eligible for U16. (If age 18 this year: not eligible)
HIGH SCHOOL DIVISION (if not in school then 18U): All players
in high school or has graduated this year are eligible.
POST HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE DIVISION: Players not attending
high school and beyond high school age. No age limit.
Only the team manager is designated to confront the umpire on
disputes. This person shall be named prior to the game. If there is a violation then that person may be warned and may be ejected for the second violation. The umpire has the option of either or both.
Disagreeing with the umpire is allowed but acting disrespectfully is not allowed.
All team personnel shall be civil and respectful. The maximum penalty
shall be ejection from the league. The rules/protest committee shall make the
IF A PLAYER, COACH OR MANAGER IS EJECTED FROM A GAME, THEN HE/SHE SHALL LEAVE
THE BASEBALL PARK PREMISES FOR THE REST OF THE GAME. THE NEXT GAME, THE OFFENDER CANNOT STEP ON BALL FIELD BUT CAN WATCH
THE GAME FROM OUTSIDE THE BALL PARK NOT IN DUGOUT.
There is a
$100 protest fee...
If the decision is upheld then you shall get a refund...
If you lose the decision, no money is returned...
All protests shall be reported
to the umpire in charge with details of the game situation and must be presented to the Commissioner in
print or email with a $100 check made payable to the Autumn Baseball League within 24 hours of the game. Fee
shall be returned if the protest is upheld (won). Fee shall not be returned if protest
is not upheld (lost).
Any protests upheld by the committee
shall be replayed at exact point of protest of the game.
Only protest involving interpretations of official rules of baseball shall be considered. The protesting
manager must notify the head umpire and opponent of protest. Umpires must give their contact information by writing
it in the book and indicating in the book where the alleged infraction occured during the game. Protests must be made
before the next ball is pitched. A written report with all information (including umpires contact information) must be
sent to ABL Commissioner within 24 hours, either personally handed over or emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8 Player Rule, Extra Hitters and Batting
***The minimum number of players in the batting lineup shall be 9. The maximum, your entire team. Any player(s) in the
lineup over 9 shall be considered Extra Hitters (EH). Once you choose one of the above or a number in between and the game
commences, you cannot change.
***Exception…If a team can only field 8 players
at game time, then the 9th position shall be recorded as an out. If
later in the game the 9th player arrives, that player shall be inserted in the ninth position to rectify the problem. Extra
Hitters: If you elect to use all of your players in your line up and one (or
more) gets injured then there will be an open spot in the line-up which shall be recorded as an out.
Extra Hitters and Batting Line-up Example:
If you place all of your players in the lineup you’re at risk. If
a player or players gets injured and cannot play because of an injury or a player ejected, then that vacant spot(s) shall
be recorded as an out(s). A minimum of 8 players is allowed in line-up. No game is to be played with less than 8. The
team with less than 8 players in lineup shall forfeit the game.
Substitution Rule (offense and defense):
ALL DIVISIONS: There is
no mandatory or minimum amount of playing time for the players. The manager is
not obligated to play everyone. Free substitution is allowed. When a batter is taken out of a game and later re-entered, the batter must re-enter in his or her original
position in the batting line up.
Defensively players may enter and re-enter multiple
times. There’s no set amount of times a player can re-enter a game. Example: two shortstops may be flip-flopped
every inning. Pitchers are excluded.
to the mound:
One trip to the mound: If the pitcher is
removed from his pitching position and goes to the bench then
he/she cannot return to the mound however he/she can return to another
position any time during the game.
If a pitcher is relieved after the 1st trip and immediately takes another
position in the field then later in the game he/she can return
to the pitcher's position. This procedure is allowed only once
per pitcher per game.
trips to the mound in the same inning with the same pitcher, the pitcher must be removed.
One visit to the mound per inning per pitcher is allowed.
On the 2nd visit in one inning the pitcher must be removed from the pitcher's position and cannot return to that position
for the remainder of the game.
* For 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, 16U, 17U, 19U & 20+only...Concerning
the 2nd trip to the mound, in the same inning, same pitcher and the same batter the pitcher has to be removed
and the coach is ejected from game. (this is a Major League Baseball Rule)
***Note: Major League Baseball rule - if coach makes 2 trips
to the mound in one inning with the same batter then the pitcher must be removed and the coach ejected. The mound circle
or grass fringe once crossed is considered a trip. The coach can participate in the next game.
If the pitcher is removed from
the mound (after the first visit) and is placed in another defensive position then he is entitled to return to the mound.
(This move will be allowed only once per game per pitcher)
if at any time that player is benched immediately after getting relieved, then he cannot return to the pitchers position
during the game but allowed to play any other defensive position.
The player can return
to the mound if he/she immediately goes to a defensive position and NOT sent to the bench after being relieved.
If he/she gets relieved
and goes directly to the bench then he cannot return to the mound in that game.
Bottom Line: A player
can make 2 (separated) appearances on the mound per game in the event he is immediately placed in a defensive postion after he's relieved...
BUT if he is removed from the mound then benched then he CANNOT take the mound for the rest of the game. (Repeated 3 times
just to emphasize the point)
A pitcher can be relieved/removed
and returned to the pitchers position once per game.
If the player returns to his pitchers
position in the same inning he was removed, he may have warm-up pitches if needed.
Moreover, if the coach visits the pitcher again in the same inning then the pitcher is removed permanently from the
pitcher’s status for that game.
Modified in 2017
No slash bunting in the 8U, 9U, 10U, 11U & 12U Divisions (will
be recorded as an out.
Slash bunting is allowed in 13U, 14U, 16U 17U, 19U and 20+ Divisions but not
>>>ALL DIVISIONS: Slide
or avoid contact. If there is a collision without sliding and
the defensive player has the ball and or getting ready to make the play, the runner is out. NOTE for all divisions: If defensive player is
blocking the plate without the ball or not attempting to make a play then the runner has a right to advance to the base even
if a collision occurs the umpire shall call defensive interference.
8U - 13U:
RUNNER IS OUT WHEN RUNNER SLIDES HEAD FIRST WHILE ADVANCING. IF A RUNNER SLIDES HEAD
FIRST INTO THE BAG BECAUSE (1) OVER RUN THE BASE OR (2) DURING A PICK OFF THEN THE RUNNER SHALL
NOT BE CALLED OUT FOR THE HEAD FIRST SLIDE. If the Umpire calls a runner out for a head first slide, the ball is still live.
Go to page 7: Slide Rule
>>>14U, 16U &
2007 NCAA rules Section 6 General Rules #26. Head first sliding is permitted
but not recommended.
Innings a pitcher is allowed to throw
(more importantly Managers
should keep a pitch count):
If pitcher throws at least one pitch in an inning and is taken off
the mound, he's charged for an entire inning pitched.
ABL does not use the Little League Catcher to Pitcher Rule.
as of 10/31/2013: Pitcher re-entry counts as
PITCHER RE-ENTRY RULE
WE HAVE BEEN USING A MODIFIED MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL RULE REGARDING PITCHERS FOR ALMOST 18 YEARS IN THE ABL: if a pitcher is relieved and is taken out of the game (to the bench) then that pitcher cannot re-enter the game as a pitcher.
However, if that pitcher is relieved and is placed directly to another defensive position
then he may re-enter as a pitcher.
A pitcher can only re-enter once in the game.
8U, 9U, 10U & 11U: (2015: 10U and 11U allowed 7 innings per day) 8U
& 9U pitchers cannot pitch more than 6 innings in one given day. A
pitcher cannot pitch more than 8 innings in any 3 consecutive days and cannot make more than 3 appearances during the 3 consecutive
12U & 13U: A pitcher cannot pitch more than 7 innings in one given day. A pitcher cannot pitch more than 10 innings in any 3 consecutive days and cannot make more than 3 appearances
during the 3 consecutive day period.
14U: A pitcher cannot pitch
more than 9 innings in one given day. A pitcher cannot pitch more than 12 innings
in any 3 consecutive days and cannot make more than 3 appearances during the 3 consecutive days.
16U: A pitcher cannot pitch
more than 9 innings in one given day. A pitcher cannot pitch more than 14 innings
in any 3 consecutive days and cannot make more than 4 appearances during the 3 consecutive days.
17U, 18U, 19U: A pitcher
cannot pitch more than 10 innings in one given day. A pitcher cannot pitch more
than 16 innings in any 3 consecutive days and cannot make more than 3 appearances during the 3 consecutive days.
ABL does not use the Little League Catcher to Pitcher Rule
8U - No stealing home (See
Section 6: #22)
8U - 10 defensive players are allowed (10th player shall be an outfielder
If time permits, each team shall be allowed to have pre-game infield/outfield
warm-up. Visitors first.
Just prior to the game, both team managers shall meet at home plate to review
the park rules and should but not necessary give the umpire their line-ups. If lineups are given to the umpires then
all changes should be conveyed to them.
Teams must submit rosters by mid season
to the Commissioner.
FAILURE TO COMPLY MAY DISQUALIFY THE TEAM FROM POST
These players shall
be locked in for the remainder of the season including post season. No other player is allowed to participate
in games after this time.
The mid season specific
date of sending in roster shall be determined by the Commissioner.
18 players are eligible per team for the latter part of season including post season.
Players cannot play on multiple teams in the same Division.
are required to keep rosters updated with the ABL.
PINCH/COURTESY RUNNER RULE:
THE RUNNER WHO IS REPLACED CANNOT
RE-ENTER THE SAME GAME, ALTHOUGH, IN THE EVENT OF AN INJURY AND WITH THE AGREEMENT OF THE OPPOSING MANAGER AND HEAD UMPIRE,
THAT INJURED PLAYER MAY BE AVAILABLE TO RE-ENTER ONLY IF THE TEAM
NEEDS THAT PLAYER TO MAINTAIN THE MINIMUM OF EIGHT PLAYER LINEUP.
THE UMPIRE AND OPPOSING MANAGER SHALL DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THE INJURED PLAYER IS HEALTHY ENOUGH TO PLAY, HOWEVER,
THE UMPIRE SHALL HAVE THE FINAL DECISION. THIS RULE IS PARTIALLY CREATED TO
PREVENT FORFEITS. THE HEALTH AND WELFARE OF THE CHILD SHALL BE THE MAIN CONCERN. COACHES: TO PREVENT THIS SITUATION, MAINTAIN
ENOUGH PERSONEL ON YOUR ROSTER.
Game Times & Rescheduling
games, Managers/umps responsibility:
2 DAYS AFTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE, each team must review the schedule. If teams
see any conflicts then the teams must report it to the Scheduling Committee for review as well as contact the opposing team's
management for compromise.
the season commences, the schedule stands. It can be modified only if both teams and
the league agrees.
TEAMS MUST REPORT ANY CONFLICTS IN THE
SCHEDULE WITHIN 2 DAYS AFTER DEADLINE.
1. 1. If you wish to change the original scheduled time and place, then you must notify your opponent, umpires and Commissioner at least 24 hrs. ahead of scheduled game time. The opposing
team must agree with the change. If no mutual agreement of the change of time then the original scheduled time and place
team shall be home team for both games of double headers, supply the baseballs and responsible for the hiring and paying umpires.
The second game of the double header shall begin a minimum of 20 minutes and
a maximum of 30 minutes from the end of the first game.
& Rescheduling games, Managers/umps responsibility:
all games are initially
scheduled for Saturday mornings.
If you wish to change the original scheduled time and place, then you must notify your opponent,
umpires and Commissioner at least 24 hrs. ahead of scheduled game time.
The opposing team must agree with the change. If no mutual agreement of
the change of time then the original scheduled time and place shall stand.
2. Curfew / Night games. No inning shall start after:
8U, 9U, 10U, - no inning
starts after 8 pm
11U, 12U - no inning starts after 9 pm.
13U, 14U, 16U, 17U - no inning starts after 10 pm.
19U, 20+ - no inning starts after 11 pm.
team shall be home team for both games of
double headers, supply the baseballs and responsible for the hiring and paying umpires.
second game of the double header shall begin a minimum of 20 minutes and a maximum of 30 minutes from the end of the first
of Game because of the weather:
home team must notify their opponent at least 2 hours*** before game time concerning a postponed game because of rain or any
Call 3 hours*** before game time, if the game is to be called off and if (VISITING) team traveling
is more than 50 miles away. THE MILEAGE SHALL BE DETERMINED BY USING MAPQUEST.
teams are traveling, this rule would prevent a team from needlessly making a trip. A WORD TO VISITING TEAM: YOU SHOULD
NOT RELY ON THE HOME TEAM TO CONTACT YOU... BE PROACTIVE AND CALL THE HOME TEAM MANAGER TO BE SURE.
No game can be called
off more than 24 hours prior to game unless both teams agree. See Section 5, General Rules #5.
Home team is responsible to decide whether or not the game shall start in the event of
inclement weather. Once the game begins, then the home plate umpire is in charge
and controls the game and the home team is responsible for paying the umpires.
USA Baseball marking
2 5/8” barrel maximum
Change in bat requirements.
on August 18th, 2018
in 11U (50/70) and 12U (50/70, 60/90) Divisions
2 3/4" bats BPF 1.15 USSSA bats will be allowed. Bats with the USA Baseball marking (2 5/8” barrel
maximum) will also be allowed.
change supersedes the current bylaw which had required 2 5/8" bats for these age groups.
12U(60/90) ABL BAT RULE:
Bats 2 1/4" and no larger than 2 3/4"
in diameter and meet either and stamped with BBCOR, USA BASEBALL (2 5/8” barrel maximum), or BPF 1.15. Also wood bats are allowed. BESR is an outdated standard and will not be allowed