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CAYL 10U/12U Baseball 2023 Rules

 

U10 Baseball

HOUSE

U10 Baseball COMPETITIVE

U12 Baseball

HOUSE

U12 Baseball

COMPETITIVE

Game:

May 1st, 10 or Under

May 1st, 10 or Under

May 1st, 12 or Under

May 1st, 12 or Under

# of Innings Played for Regulation Game

6

6

6

6

Complete Game

4 innings

4 innings

4 innings

4 innings

Game Time Limit (Hours)

6:00 P.M. NO new inning will be started after 8PM.(regardless if school is out) Once the final inning has begun it will be finished unless otherwise agreed upon by BOTH coaches to revert back to last completed inning.  15 minute grace period to field a team or forfeit

6:00 P.M. NO new inning will be started after 8PM.(regardless if school is out) Once the final inning has begun it will be finished unless otherwise agreed upon by BOTH coaches to revert back to last completed inning.  15 minute grace period to field a team or forfeit

6:00 P.M. NO new inning will be started after 8PM. (regardless if school is out)Once the final inning has begun it will be finished unless otherwise agreed upon by BOTH coaches to revert back to last completed inning.  15 minute grace period to field a team or forfeit

6:00 P.M. NO new inning will be started after 8PM.(regardless if school is out) Once the final inning has begun it will be finished unless otherwise agreed upon by BOTH coaches to revert back to last completed inning.  15 minute grace period to field a team or forfeit

Mercy Rule (Innings/
Runs)

4/10

4/10

4/10

4/10

Maximum Runs/Inning

5 runs per inning

unlimited runs in 6th OR LAST DECLARED PLAYABLE INNING

5 runs per inning

unlimited runs in 6th OR LAST DECLARED PLAYABLE INNING

5 runs per inning

unlimited runs in 6th OR LAST DECLARED PLAYABLE INNING

5 runs per inning

unlimited runs in 6th OR LAST DECLARED PLAYABLE INNING

Tie games allowed

yes

yes

yes

yes

Reporting Game results

 

NONE

Cascades Area Youth League (leagueathletics.com)

MUST BE IN BY SUNDAY OR GAME IS A LOSS FOR BOTH!

 

NONE

Cascades Area Youth League (leagueathletics.com)

MUST BE IN BY SUNDAY OR GAME IS A LOSS FOR BOTH!

Pitching:

Coaches may visit to mound only 2 times per pitcher

Coaches may visit to mound only 2 times per pitcher

Coaches may visit to mound only 2 times per pitcher

Coaches may visit to mound only 2 times per pitcher

Balk Warnings

Unlimited - Educational per umpire discretion

Unlimited - Educational per umpire discretion

To be called - per umpire discretion

To be called

Hit Batter Limitation

*maximum of 3 hit recommended batters/pitcher/game can occur

*maximum of 3 hit recommended batters/pitcher/game can occur

*maximum of 3 hit recommended batters/pitcher/game can occur

*maximum of 3 hit recommended batters/pitcher/game can occur

Maximum # Innings Pitched per game

 

3 Innings

1 ball pitched is considered a complete inning

 

3 Innings

1 ball pitched is considered a complete inning

 

3 Innings

1 ball pitched is considered a complete inning

 

3 Innings

1 ball pitched is considered a complete inning

Other

Can NOT return to mound

Can NOT return to mound

Can NOT return to mound

Can NOT return to mound

Base Running:

       

Sliding

Must slide or give yourself up, intentional contact not allowed.

UMPS DISCREATION

Must slide or give yourself up, intentional contact not allowed.

UMPS DISCREATION

Must slide or give yourself up, intentional contact not allowed.

UMPS DISCREATION.

Must slide or give yourself up, intentional contact not allowed.

UMPS DISCREATION.

Lead-off

No

No

Yes

Yes

Stealing

Yes

After ball reaches or passes catcher

Yes

After ball reaches or passes catcher

Yes

Yes

 

Stealing Home

ONLY if there is a bad throw from the catcher. (Ball must go beyond the pitcher to justify a bad throw) Once the pitcher catches the return throw from the catcher, the play is dead.  There is no baiting, taunting, attempting to draw a throw.

ONLY if there is a bad throw from the catcher. (Ball must go beyond the pitcher to justify a bad throw) Once the pitcher catches the return throw from the catcher, the play is dead.  There is no baiting, taunting, attempting to draw a throw.  

No limitation

No limitation

 

Dropped 3rd Strike

Batter cannot advancement, but runners may steal

Batter cannot advancement, but runners may steal

Yes

Yes

Roster/Player

Min/Max:

9/15

9/15

9/15

9/15

Minimum Team make up

7 players is considered a team

6 players is a forfeit

7 players is considered a team

6 players is a forfeit

8 players is considered a team

7 players is a forfeit

8 players is considered a team

7 players is a forfeit

Minimum/ Maximum # of
Hitters in Line-up

All Uniformed Players Hit

All Uniformed Players Hit

All Uniformed Players Hit

All Uniformed Players Hit

Minimum Defensive
Playing Time

 

6 defensive outs

 

6 defensive outs

 

6 defensive outs

 

6 defensive outs

Equipment:

       

Maximum Bat Drop Ratio

2 5/8 DIAMETER MAX

2 5/8 DIAMETER MAX

2 5/8 DIAMETER MAX

2 5/8 DIAMETER MAX

Spikes/Shoes

Rubber or plastic

NO METAL

Rubber or plastic

NO METAL

Rubber or plastic

NO METAL

Rubber or plastic

NO METAL

Ball

Regulation

Regulation

Regulation

Regulation

PINCH RUNNER

Only if player is injured, or the catcher. Player who made the last out in the line up

Only if player is injured, or the catcher. Player who made the last out in the line up

Only if player is injured, or the catcher. Player who made the last out in the line up

Only if player is injured, or the catcher. Player who made the last out in the line up

Field Dimensions:

       

Pitching Distance

44’

44’

48’

48’

Base Distance

60’

60’

70’

70’

Throwing bat

1 warning per team after warning is given the next is an automatic out once play is over

1 warning per team after warning is given the next is an automatic out once play is over

1 warning per team after warning is given the next is an automatic out once play is over

1 warning per team after warning is given the next is an automatic out once play  is over

 

Games called because of inclement weather and/or darkness shall be considered complete games after 4 complete innings.

The home plate umpire will make the final decision.

Any tornado watch or warning in effect at 5:00 pm or after shall cancel any scheduled games.

The temperature at game time shall be a minimum of 40 degrees F.

 

HOME TEAM TO SUPPLY 2 NEW GAME BALLS TO UMPIRE BEFORE GAME Conduct of Program Participants

1.  Good sportsmanship must always be encouraged. Umpires may eject unsportsmanlike players and coaches from the game and forfeit games for flagrant offenses.

2. The only acceptable form of spectator response before, during or after and League game is a display of encouragement. In no way should abusive displays or poor sportsmanship be directed toward and player, coach, manager or official.

3.  Coaches are held responsible for the action of their team fans. Umpires have the right to forfeit games for the flagrant actions of unsportsmanlike fans.

4.  All fans must remain behind restraining line put down by the host community.