2018 District 5 Fall Baseball
Senior (Upper and Lower) Division Rules
Managers shall contact the opposing manager prior to each game to verify time and location of the game.
Each team is shall supply two games balls for each game.
Each HOME team is responsible for supplying two umpires for each of their home games.
Eligible players are those that are 2018 Little League baseball age 13, 14, 15, and 16.
The Division will be broken into two segments, Upper Senior and Lower Senior.
-Upper Senior is designed for the more skilled and generally older players.
-Lower Senior is designed for the less skilled and generally younger players. It is also designed to be competitive but with a stronger emphasis placed on instruction.
Games are set to begin on September 9 and will end on October 29. This provides for a normal (Sat and Sun) schedule of 16 games. There are no playoffs. Managers that would like to play outside this season may contact other teams and schedule additional games.
Upper and Lower Senior Division will follow the Little League Rule Book (“Green” Book) applying the Senior League rules unless adjusted or clarified below.
- There is no mercy rule.
- Pinch runner can be put in for the catcher after two outs. Pinch runner shall be the last player to get out.
- Minimum of six defensive outs per player and managers may do free substitution on defense.
- Continuous batting order shall be used.
- A maximum of three Coaches are allowed during games. This includes the Manager.
It shall not be more than 36 inches in length, nor more than 2⅝ inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30″) at its smallest part. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed eighteen (18) inches from the small end. The bat shall not weigh, numerically, more than three ounces less than the length of the bat (e.g., a 33-inch-long bat cannot weigh less than 30 ounces). All bats not made of a single piece of wood shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark. The certification mark shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color. Aluminum/alloy and composite bats shall be marked as to their material makeup being aluminum/alloy or composite. This marking shall be silkscreen or other permanent certification mark, a minimum of one-half-inch on each side, and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.
Ties are allowed. If time allows and the managers agree to play extra inning(s), then this is allowable as well.
All Managers and Coaches are expected to present an atmosphere of sportsmanship and instruction. If any manager is ejected from a game, he/she will be suspended for the remainder of that game and the next TWO played games. Any subsequent ejection will result in suspension for the remainder of the season.