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Baseball, Softball, Basketball

Baseball, Softball, Basketball

Updated 08/14/20

For the 2021 season – 13/15YO, 16/18YO Division:

See the Coach Requirements and Coach & Parent Behavior links as these apply for all age divisions

**Rules violations are to be identified at the time of infraction. We expect coaches to work together throughout a game to minimize any issues.

**Games and practices will be cancelled due to weather on the decision of the league. Rescheduled games have priority over any practice schedules. We will provide 48-hour notice on rescheduled games.

Field & Game Limits

1.    Base paths are 90’. 

2.    Pitcher rubber to home plate is 60’6”. 

3.    No new inning will start after 100 minutes.The maximum amount of innings is 7. The clock does not stop for minor injuries or timeouts.The game will be called for time at 120 minutes in the event the second game following the first game matches two different opponents.

4.    The infield fly rule applies.

5.    The dropped third strike rule applies.

6.    Teams cannot warm up on the infield prior to the game in foul or fair territory. They must warm up in the outfield.

7.     Metal cleats are allowed.

Player Participation

1.    Teams bat all players in the batting order and use free substitution in the field.

Score keeping

1.    The home team keeps the official book. An adult from the visiting team must operate the scoreboard controller.

2.    The mercy rule is in effect for all games: 15-runs after four innings.

3.    There is a 7-run rule limit per inning.


1.        Bats cannot exceed 34 inches in length and the bat barrel may not exceed 2 5/8 inches in diameter. All aluminum or alloy barrel bats and all composite handle (only) aluminum or alloy bats are allowed. Only composite bats certified and marked BBCOR .50 will be allowed. Wood barrel bats conforming to the specifications of Official Baseball Rule 1.10 are allowed.

Stoppage of Play

1.    This is a stop the runner format


1.    New pitchers to an inning are allowed EIGHT warm up tosses that include any in front, behind or on the mound.

2.    Existing pitchers are allowed FIVE pitches after their second and following innings.

3.    If three batters are hit during the game by a pitcher, that pitcher must be pulled from pitching and cannot return to pitch later in the same game.

4.    The pitcher must be pulled on the 2nd trip to the mound in the same inning.

5.    A pitcher may re-enter the same game unless he was pulled due to 2nd trip in same inning.

6.    Balks are called as they occur.

Pitch Count Limits Regular Season

1.    The "Maximum Pitch Counts" per game or doubleheader is 95 pitches. A pitcher will be allowed to finish a batter if they reach their limit during the at bat.

2. A pitcher that delivers 50 pitches or less in a game can pitch in the second game of a DH not to exceed 95 pitches across both games. The pitcher can complete the batter once reaching 50 but any pitch during that at bat counts towards their max count

3. If a pitcher delivers more than 50 pitches during a game, the pitcher cannot pitch in the second game of a doubleheader.

4.  If a pitcher throws 70 pitches or more on a Saturday, they cannot pitch on a Monday.


Player Shortage & Sub Rules

1.    If you need a Substitute player due to a short roster (less than 9), use a player from the existing rec division or a younger division (12YO and younger).

a.    A sub may play any position except pitcher or catcher and may bat anywhere in the lineup as 5th or later.

2.    Subs must wear their team's uniform and not the uniform of the team they are subbing for. Subs from other teams are to be identified prior to the start of the game.

3.    Subs cannot be added to the lineup card once the game starts.

4.    Teams cannot sub using a player outside of our league. Penalty for any violation - Head coach suspension for next two games.

5.    Teams may start a game with no less than 8 players.

6.    When playing with 8 players, the 9th player position is an out in the batting order. A ninth player may be added to the bottom of the batting lineup as soon as they become available.

7.    If a player starts the game and leaves for any reason, they will be skipped in the order unless the team now has less than 9 players. In that case, the player is recorded as an out each time.

Base running

1.    Lead offs are allowed. Any base can be stolen.

2.    Players must attempt to avoid contact. A Player can be called out if contact is not avoided; this is a judgment call by the umpire. 

3.    There are no sliding method rules except at home plate. On any play at home plate, players must slide feet first, if sliding and avoid a collision with the catcher. If not sliding, they must also avoid a collision. The catcher may block the plate only if he has the ball. 

4.    A base runner is required to do whatever is needed to avoid a fielder who is fielding a batted ball. A runner is out for running out of the baseline, only when attempting to avoid a tag.

5.    Courtesy runners are allowed for pitcher and catcher of record. Use the last batted out.


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Brentwood, Tennessee 37027

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