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Umpires are always needed for Minor League, phone 623-5693.

SPRING BASEBALL/SOFTBALL SCHEDULE

 

Minor League

 

Eligibility:

1.      Age on April 30 must be 8-12.

2.      T-Ball players may be added if needed to fill out roster.

3.      Players must be residents of the area represented by their teams.

4.      Every player must have official registration form filed in the Rec. Office or they dont play or practice.

5.      Players must be registered before the draft unless extenuating circumstances.

6.      No player shall be added to the roster with out approval of director.

7.      The player must live in the township which he plays.

Rules and Regulations:

1.      A semicircle 10 in front of the home plate shall be marked to indicate that the call is in play anytime it goes beyond that line when hit off the tee.

2.      You may bunt off the pitcher.

3.      If a team scores 10 runs in one inning, they must take the field.

4.      Teams may bring their own tee for their players.

5.      Bats must have tape or rubber molding.

6.      Each manager must designate on his roster (3) players (1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice) to be moved up to Little League in the event a Little League roster falls below the (12) player limit.  When not called up, the player can play in both leagues.

7.      All players must play (2) consecutive innings except players specifically designated in the scorebook as being denied the right to play for disciplinary reasons.  This must be discussed and agreed upon prior to the start of the game.

8.      When a batter is hitting off the tee, the catcher must wear his mask and play at least (2) two feet behind the batters box and to the left of home plate for a left-handed hitter.

9.      When a batter is hitting off the tee, the pitcher will play no more than five feet behind or to either side of the pitchers rubber.  Umpires judgment. Pitcher must be in the 10 ft circle

10.  Any player who throws his bat is automatically called out.  Umpires judgment. (Warn both coaches during pre-game.)

11.  No in-field fly rule.

12.    The umpire will work from behind home plate and be in charge of placing and removing the tee.

13.  Only rubber spikes are permitted.  All catchers must wear helmets with throat protectors and plastic athletic cups.

14.  All safety rules as outlined in the Little League Rule Book must be adhered to.

15.  All 11 and 12 year olds not on a Little League roster last year must try-out for a Little League team or they dont play in any league.  They are then eligible to play Minor League if not selected to a Little League roster.

16. No 12 year olds are allowed to pitch.

17. If a runner leaves the base early, that team will receive 1 warning, after that the runners are out if they leave early.

18. A player may steal only one base per turn at bat.

19. When using a tee, the player gets one swing, hit or out.

20. No negative chanting or influential statements during a game.

21. After 4 innings, if a team is ahead by 15 runs the game may be called. (Top of 4th, home team is ahead game is called.)

 

Changes From 2001:

1.      Innings per week (Sunday through Saturday). A player may pitch a maximum of 4 innings in one game and 6 innings per week.  If a game is suspended, innings will be charged against the pitcher.

2.      Any game suspended due to rain, darkness, etc., during regular season, not consisting of 4 complete innings shall be replayed in its entirety.  During playoffs the game shall be resumed from the exact point at which it was suspended.

3.      Forfeit.  If a team cannot put 9 players on the field before the game begins, this shall not be grounds for automatic forfeiture but shall be referred to the Bedford Parks and Rec. Director for a decision.  (A game may not be started with less than 9 players.)

4.      Players cannot steal on ball no. 4.

5.      Keep fans away from behind home plate (back stop)

6.      No Playoffs

7.      Players age as of April 30, will be the playing age. Bedford Area Board of Directors has changed the playing age, to follow National Rules, as of 2006.

8.      A missing base must be appealed by a player before next play.

 

Field Dimensions:

1.      Pitching distance shall be 46 feet.

2.      Base distance shall be 60 feet.

 

Remember:  You as the coach should represent honesty, integrity, in the eyes of the children you coach.  If you bend, ignore, or vary an existing rule, what message are you sending to your players?

 

Coaches:  Any inclement or threatening weather, get your team off of the field and under cover.  Safety first, you are liable.

             

            No Protest In Minor League.

 

EH: EXTRA HITTER

 

EH is not to be confused with a DH (designated hitter).  EH only bats, a DH bats for a player who plays a position in the field.

 

EH- An EH can be inserted into the lineup (batting order) 1 through 10 in Little League, or 1 through 11 in minor league.

 

If a team is going to utilize the EH during that game, the team must insert the EH in a designated spot in the lineup prior to the game.  You must inform the other team preferably during the line-up exchange or at the latest before the first pitch of the game.

For Example:  You have 9 players (LL); 10 (ML) at the start of a game, but you know another player will be coming at approximately the second inning and  (you) the coach would like to utilize the EH throughout the game, you must place the EH in the line-up prior to the game.  If the extra player is not available when the EH position is due to bat an out will be recorded for that team.  Another player already in the line- up cannot bat in the EH position.

 

An individual player cannot be designated the EH for more than 50% of the teams played innings for the entire year.  Our goal is to develop a complete baseball player not one-dimensional.

 

The goal is to allow as many players as possible to participate during the course of a game.

 

 

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