Local Rules

Majors Division


Updated 3/1/2019






  • Weekday games start at 6:00 p.m. All games will have a drop dead time limit 10 minutes before sunset or 8pm whichever is earliest. For weekend games, the drop dead time limit is 2 hours.  In the event that this drop dead time falls within an uncompleted inning, score of record will be the score at the end of the last full inning played. Pitch counts continue until the end of play


  • The concession stand clock will serve as the official time and where the sunset schedule will be posted.


  • East Valley Youth Baseball will be using the Little League pitch count rules for number of pitches and days of rest between games as well as pitcher entering as catcher.  See Little League Rule Book.


  • No coaches and/or players shall be in the fenced in on-deck area of the dugout during play.  No coaches shall coach from this area, or the area directly behind the plate between the dugout and press box.


  • Local rules will not be used during City tournament.  See Little League rulebook.


  • No metal cleats.


  • A new pitcher may take up to 8 pitches to warm up, a returning pitcher may take up to 5 pitches to warm up.


  • Home team has the 3rd base dugout; visitors have the 1st base dugout.











  • If the home team is up by 10 runs in the middle of the 3rd inning or either team is up by 10 runs in the bottom of the 4th inning the 10-run rule will take effect. The game may continue until all 6 innings have been completed (to allow for practice).  The scoreboard will be turned off and no runs are added to the official score. Pitch counts continue until the end of play.


  • Three Little League qualified coaches maximum per dugout.

     Little League qualified= has background paperwork on file with     EVYB


  • Home team shall keep the official scorebook.


  • If an umpire fails to show up, the home team must supply the home plate umpire and the visitor team must supply a base umpire.


  • Coaches must discipline players for poor sportsmanship, i.e. throwing helmets or bats, etc.  Players who violate this rule will be subject to an additional out and will have to sit on the bench for a minimum of at least an inning.  Coaches can use their discretion if they feel they need to sit a player for any other disciplinary reasons.


  • If a coach is sitting a player for disciplinary reasons, coach shall notify player’s agent as to why this action took place.


Warm up

  • Teams must warm up in the outfield prior to a game. No infield.


  • Players may not play pepper or take batting practice against any fencing.


  • Outfield batting practice permitted with wiffle or soft limited flight balls only






  • 9 players on Defense
  • If a pitcher hits (3) batters in one inning, they must be substituted out for a new pitcher.  If a pitcher hits (5) batters in a game, they must be substituted out for a new pitcher.




  • All players bat.


  • Maximum 5 runs per inning, with last inning being open.


  • Runners may steal any base.


  • Sacrifice and drag bunting is legal, however slash bunts (showing bunt to draw the infield in and then pulling back to take a full swing) is not legal and will be an automatic out.


  • Players must slide at 2nd, 3rd, and home plate if there is any play to be made.  The slide must be feet first; however a player may dive back to a base if they are returning to that base.


  • No player shall sit out for 2 consecutive innings of any game.