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Fall Ball Baseball Rules

Boys Baseball Rules Summary

 

8U

10U

12U

Ages (as of May 1st.)

 

7 & 8

9 & 10

11 & 12

Distance between bases

 

60'

60'

70'

Distance between rear point of home plate & front edge of pitcher's plate

 

36'

46'

50'

Scheduled innings of play

 

6

6

6

Official game

 

N/A

4

4

Max. runs per inning (local rule). No unlimited runs in last inning

 

6

6

6

Defensive positions (local rule)

 

10 (4 OF)

10 (4 OF)

9

Outfielder Minimum Depth

 

Must be 10’ in grass

30' Behind baseline

None

Min. Innings played defensively per player

 

4 (No Player can sit consecutive innings)

4 (2 infield / 1 outfield) no player can sit 2 innings in a row and we EXPECT you to rotate their defensive positions

4 (2 infield / 1 outfield) no player can sit 2 innings in a row and we EXPECT you to rotate their defensive positions

Batting (local rule)

 

All bat

All bat

All bat

Free defensive substitutions (except pitcher)

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Pitcher - max. innings per game ( one pitch constitutes an inning)

 

Machine Pitch or...
Game: 2 Innings
Day: 4 Innings
Week: 4 Innings

Game: 3 Innings
Day: 4 Innings
Week: 6 Innings
*48 hours rest required after daily max

Game: 3 Innings
Day: 4 Innings
Week: 6 Innings
*48 hours rest required after daily max

Times any pitcher can re-enter game as a pitcher

 

0

0

0

Balk rule

 

N/A

N/A

Yes/Warnings

Infield fly rule

 

No

Yes

Yes

Dropped third strike rule

 

No

No

Yes

Leading off

 

No

No/until ball crosses the plate

Yes

Base stealing

 

No

Yes - After the ball crosses the plate

Yes

Stealing Home

 

No

No

Player must be batted-in, walked-in or as the result of a “baseball move’”

Players may NOT steal home when the catcher is throwing the ball back to the pitcher after a pitch.

Yes

only once per inning.

Pitcher pick-off

 

No

No

Yes

Sliding

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Intentional Walks

 

No

No

No

Bunting allowed

 

No

Yes

Yes

Courtesy runner (last batter out that inning)allowed for pitcher or catcher at 2 outs.

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Time Limit:  

 

2 hours, no new inning after two hours.  Finish the inning you started.

2 hours, no new inning after two hours.  Finish the inning you started. Championship games have no time limit

2 hours, no new inning after two hours.  Finish the inning you started. Championship games have no time limit

Field Rules

 

Machine Pitch: 7 pitches, you can strike out swinging. If the 7th pitch is fouled off or not hittable and not swung at another pitch will be given

On Deck circle behind batter

On Deck circle behind batter

Stopping Runners

 

Stop at next base when a “baseball move” is made toward the infield from the player in the outfield

Runners must stop when the pitcher has the ball on the mound or near the rubber if no mound is present

Runners must stop when the pitcher has the ball on the mound or near the rubber if no mound is present

Advancing Runners on Over Throws

 

No

Unlimited

Unlimited

Extra Innings if Tied under time limit

 

Yes/time limit

Yes/time limit

Yes/time limit

Jewelry is prohibited

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bats Allowed

 

max 2 5/8” barrel max 33” length.
2 1/4 " BPF 1.15 or wood
USABat stamped or stenciled from the factory.
No stickers.
Softball bats are allowed for kids crossing over from softball.

max 2 5/8” barrel max 33” length.
2 1/4" BPF 1.15 or wood
USABat stamped or stenciled from the factory.
No stickers.
Softball bats are allowed for kids crossing over from softball.

max 2 5/8” barrel max 33” length.
2 1/4" BPF 1.15 or wood
USABat stamped or stenciled from the factory.
No Stickers.
Softball bats are allowed for kids crossing over from softball.


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