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A Baseball Rules

Article XI- A BASEBALL DIVISION - NON-COMPETITIVE


Section 1. Limited to league age 7 & 8. Teams are selected by draft and are normally but not necessarily limited to a roster of 12 players. Player candidates must attend and complete one of the scheduled tryouts to be drafted onto a team.

Section 2. Continuous Batting Order shall be used in this division. Defensively, only 9 players may be on the field and minimum playtime rules are in effect.

Section 3. The offensive team is retired when either the defensive team completes three outs or the offensive team has scored 5 runs in the inning.

Section 4. Player/Coach pitch will be used during the entire season. After four balls, an offensive coach will come onto the field to complete the batters turn at bat. Coach will assume strike count that the batter currently has. The volunteer umpire shall continue to call balls and strikes until either the ball is put in play or the batter strikes out. Offensive team must still have a coach in dugout while coach is on the field pitching. The defensive team's pitcher must remain by the pitcher's mound. (the pitcher cannot go play another position.) During coach pitch, the coach will pitch to the player from the pitcher's mound.

Section 5. A player may not pitch more than 2 innings in any week. Refer to "Pitch Count" restrictions put forth by Little League.

Section 6. Stealing and bunting is not allowed in this division.

Section 7. The defensive team will provide a coach to umpire behind pitcher.

Section 8. Single A division will use a level 5 ball.

Section 9. The pitching distance will be forty (40) feet (From the back point of home plate to the front edge of the pitching rubber).