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Local Rules - Baseball A

Local Rules by Division (last revised 10/21/2014)

Issue Rule A
Time Limit CLL Standing Rules No inning can start after a game duration set by the interval between games less 30 minutes. No time limit if no game to follow.
Innings per Game 4.10(a) 6
Innings Needed for Regulation Game 4.10(C ) 4 complete innings, or 3 1/2 if home team is ahead.
"Mercy Rule" 4.10(e) None. Games played to completion or time limit.
How Inning Ends 2.0 (Definition of Inning), 4.09, 5.07 Three outs; or maximum of 5 runs scored (unlimited runs in last inning);or entire lineup has batted
Number of Players 4.16 Minimum of nine must be available to play for game to start or continue.
Minimum Playing Time per Game CLL Standing Rules, Regulation IV (i) Three full innings, 9defensive outs, one at bat. No player may be left on the bench for two innings in a row.
Substitution 3.03, 4.04 No limits as long as minimum playing time is met.
Age Limits for Pitchers Regulation VI (j) No 12 year olds may pitch.
Pitching Limits Regulation VI (C ) For 7 and 8 year olds, 50 pitches per day. For 9 and 10 year olds, 75 pitches per day. For 11 and 12 year olds, 85 pitches per day. For 13 - 16 year olds, 95 pitches per day. Exception: If a pitcher reaches the limit for his/her league age while facing a batter, the pitcher may continue to pitch until any one of the following conditions occurs: 1. That batter reaches base; 2. That batter is put out; 3. The third out is made to complete the half-inning. For Four calendar days of rest if more than 65 pitches. Three calendar days of rest if more than 50 pitches. Two calendar days of rest if more than 35. One calendar day of rest if more than 20. One game per day per pitcher.
Pitcher / Catcher Substitution Regulation VI (c ) A pitcher who has thrown at least 41 pitches in a game cannot play catcher the remainder of the day. A catcher who has caught in all or part of 4 innings cannot pitch the remainder of the day
Pitcher Re-entering as a Pitcher 3.03 A pitcher once removed from the mound may not return as a pitcher in that same game, or resumption of that game if suspended.
Coach Pitching CLL Standing Rules Coach only
Balks, Illegal Pitch CLL Standing Rules, rule 8.05 None, illegal pitch penalty not enforced.
Batting Order 4.04 All players bat continuously. Players who arrive late go to the end of the batting order. Players who leave or are injured are skipped in the order until they return.
Batting Limits CLL Standing Rules Maximum of 4 pitches, or one extra if last pitch is hit foul. Batter is out if uses maximum pitches.
On Deck Batter 1.08, CLL Standing Rules Not allowed. Players are not to pick up bats inside dugout areas until coming out to hit.
Base Running CLL Standing Rules No advance on wild pitch, passed ball, or return throw from catcher to pitcher.
Leading Off 7.13 Once pitcher has the ball and is contact with pitcher plate and catcher is ready to receive the pitch, runner must not leave the base until ball has reached the batter. See Rule 7.13 for penalties.
"Must Slide" Rule 7.06 (b), 7.08 (a) No requirement for a runner to slide at any base at any time. Interference rules require the runner to take action to avoid contact when a tag is being attempted on them. Obstruction rules require the fielder including catchers to not block access to the baseline or base without possesion of the ball.
Headfirst Slide 7.08 (a) Allowed only when returning to a base. Runner is out if done illegally.
Special Pinch Runner 7.14 Not allowed
Infield Fly Rule CLL Standing Rules, Rule 6.05(k) Not in use
Dropped 3rd Strike 6.09(b) Not in use
Base Coaches 4.05 Both coaches boxes must be occupied. Base Coaches may be adults or players or any combination. Base Coaches must not leave dugout until the pitcher has completed warmups between innings. Player base coaches must wear helmets.
Adults in Dugout 3.17, Regulation XIV No more than one manager and two adult coaches at any time in the dugout. At least one adult at all times, especially when adults are in the Coaches Boxes.
Forfeits CLL Standing Rules No forfeits except those approved by Board of Directors action. Suspended or postponed games must be played to completion.
Protests CLL Standing Rules, Rule 4.19 None.
Identification Cards CLL Standing Rules 30 minutes prior to or during any game, no manager, coach or other adult volunteer shall be permitted on the field of play while players are present or in a dugout area whether or not children are present without displaying at all times a valid photo Identification Card the format of which shall be approved by the Board of Directors. This restriction shall not apply to uniformed umpires present at a field to umpire a game.
Pre-game Warmups CLL Standing Rules Begin 30 minutes before the game time. Home team has 12 minutes of field time, followed by visiting team for 12 minutes.
Pre-game Duties - Home Team CLL Standing Rules Prepare and mark the field, provide two new game balls, provide Official Scorekeeper, provide Official Pitch Counter.
Pre/Post - game Duties - Visitors CLL Standing Rules Erect outfield fence on fields, if applicable; dismantle and return fence to the storgage area if the final game of the day.
Post-Game Duties - Both Teams CLL Standing Rules Clean up trash in dugouts and spectator areas. If last game, put away and lock field equipment. Report game score and pitch counts to Division Coordinator.
Lineup Cards CLL Standing Rules Four part multiple copy (Original for umpire, one for each team and scorekeeper.)