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Apr, 2021

Local Game Rules

LOCAL RULES FOR BASEBALL MAJORS and MINORS

General

  • Weekday games will have a drop dead time limit 10 minutes before sunset or 8 pm 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.

  • 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. 

  • The concession stand clock will serve as the official time and be 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. 

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

  • Pitchers may take up to 8 pitches between innings

  • 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.

Defense

  • 9 players on Defense 

Offense

  • All players bat. 

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

  • Runners may steal any base.

  • 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. Failure to slide may result in the playing being called out by the umpire.


VI: LOCAL RULES FOR SOFTBALL MAJORS AND MINORS

General


  • Weekday games start at 6:00 p.m. All games will have a drop dead time limit 10 minutes before sunset or 8 pm 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. A complete game is 5 innings.

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

  • Pitchers may take up to 8 pitches between innings; no more.

  • 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 5 innings have been completed (to allow for practice).  The scoreboard will be turned off and no runs are added to the official score.

Defense

  • 9 players on Defense 

  • If a pitcher walks 3 consecutive batters in an inning a coach from the team batting will pitch and finish out the inning. Each batter that is facing an adult pitcher will only get 3 pitches.

  • The pitcher will stay and field their position for the remainder of the inning.

  • A hit by pitch includes a ball that hits a batter after hitting the ground.

Offense


  • All players bat. If a player arrives late they may be added to the bottom of the lineup. Once you have batted through the lineup, the lineup is set and no players may be added.

  • Maximum 5 runs per inning, with no open innings.

  • Runners may advance however many bases they choose on any pitch. If a team is up by 7 runs or more there will be no further stealing or advancing on passed balls.

  • Stealing of home plate is not allowed.

  • The runner may leave the base once the ball leaves the pitcher’s hand. They may not advance to the next base until the ball crosses the plate.

  • Players must slide 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. Failure to slide may result in the playing being called out by the umpire.


VII: LOCAL RULES FOR COACH PITCH (BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL)

General

  • Weekday game time is 6 pm; 1 1/2 hour time limit per game.

  • No keeping score, no leading off, no stealing, no bunting.

  • Coaches must set a high standard for good sportsmanship

  • Players will play different defensive positions each inning.


Defense

  • Coaches on the field

  • One Little League approved coach (coach or manager) will be on the field

  • One Little League approved parent in the dugout

  • Little League approved=has an I.D. badge and background paperwork on file with EVYB.

  • 10 players on Defense

  • Players will play a maximum of 2 innings at the same defensive position per game.

  • Last batter-defense plays until on out is achieved or the ball is dead.


Offense

  • Coaches on the field

  • One Little League approved coach pitching (from the dirt area near the pitcher mound) to own team

  • One Little League approved base coach

  • One Little League approved parent in dugout

  • Little League approved=has an I.D. badge and background

  • No non-playing children are allowed in the dugout or on the field at any time.

  • Half the team’s players will bat each inning. (If 3 outs are achieved, clear the bases, but continue to bat until half the team has batted.)

  • 6 coach pitched balls (encourage a batter to swing the bat) on the 7th pitch, the coach puts the ball on a Tee, a maximum of 3 swings with the Tee. (Total of 9 swings) If no contact is made, the player returns to the dugout and the next batter is up.

  • Only one player is allowed in the on-deck area with a batting helmet.(No bat)

  • Runner can advance on a hit ball, but cannot advance on a passed ball.  One base advancement max on an infield error.

  • Last batter- Defense plays until an out is achieved or the ball is returned to the pitcher.

  • Batter does not circle the bases freely after they are called out.


Half way through the season players should be worked into minors skills/ideals- including but not limited to. 

Coach pitching (overhand to baseball and underhand to softball) with increased velocity 

Batting 3 strikes=out (called or swinging)

3 outs in an inning

Player pitching (at practice only)

On field coaching assistance removed

VIII: LOCAL RULES FOR T-BALL (BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL)

General

  • Weekday game time is 6 pm; 4 innings per game

  • No keeping score, no leading off, no stealing, no bunting, no sliding.

  • Coaches should be in the field instructing during the game.

  • All players play defense.

  • Players will play different defensive positions each inning.

  • Ask for parental assistance in the field on defense and on the bases on offense.

  • Half the team bats each inning

  • Ball must travel 10 feet.

  • Players will get as many attempts as necessary to put the ball in play.

  • 54 ft base paths.

  • 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, said coach shall notify parents as to why this action took place.

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