May 12, 2018

Pitching Height

Six feet to unlimited

 Safe And Commit Line

Can not tag between the safe and commit line

 No Anticipation

If a player jumps off base the runner is out and there as no pitch to the batter

 - Jewellery is permitted

 - Five run limit per inning (Unlimited for last inning)

- Any ball hit which rolls into the high grass, is an automatic double (whether it hits somebody or they don't play the ball) No Exceptions

 - Throwing a ball out of play (whether infield or outfield) results in runners on base advancing two bases at time of throw 

 - Catching a ball in fair territory and carrying it out of play results in every player who's on base advancing ahead one base

 - A game can start with a minimum of eight players ( Effective immediately any team that has only 8 players the other team will supply a catcher for them and he or she must participate in the game by making plays on thrown balls or batted balls .)

 - Unlimited courtesy runners can be used

 

Time Limits (No Exceptions) & Double headers

- All 9 inning games are to begin at 6:30 PM (single game)

- Double headers are to begin at 6:00 and 7:15PM (for the first 4 weeks and last 4 weeks of the season) 

-Games that fall between those dates are to begin at 6:00 and 7:30PM 

(please make sure to check your starting times each week)

**All games are to be played on diamonds 4 diamond  7 and diamond 14 for double headers

-An inning cannot begin if game length has reached 1 Hour and 15 Minutes (for the first 4 weeks and last 4 weeks of the season). Games in between will get 15 extra minutes per game

-10 run mercy will be in affect for 7 inning games as long as 5 innings have been played. (If home team is up by 10 runs they will not bat in the bottom of the 5th )

-(NOTE BECAUSE OF THE 10 RUN MERCY AFTER 5 INNINGS THE GAME WILL STOP AFTER 5 INNINGS NO EXCEPTION ON ONLY DIAMOND #4  #7 and #14 AT TURNER PARK)

- No new inning will begin one hour and 15 minutes from schedule starting time on a 130 minute game 

-No new inning will begin one hour and 5 minutes from schedule starting time on a 115 minute game

-The league recognizes different associations have different rules about time limits, in these cases the association rules will prevail. (exception when home team comes back and ties the game up, the game will be deemed a tie due to time constraints).

-all 9 inning games are to be played out only if home team is winning at the start of the bottom of the 9th inning. (they will not get their last bats)

-(NOTE IN A 9 INNING GAME IF THE LOSING TEAM WANTS TO STOP PLAYING AFTER 7 INNINGS BECAUSE OF THE SCORE THEY HAVE ALL THE RIGHT TO STOP WITH ABSOLUTELY NO PENALTY AT ALL)

 - A player is eligible for league play and the tournament as long as they have played in one of the first 5 league games and played in a minimum of 8 league games

 

Conduct

 Players are expected to use acceptable deportment in their relations with umpires other players and the league

Officials

Players using unacceptable conduct shall be subject to discipline

Under no circumstances shall any team consume alcoholic beverages or pot in a public park  if this happens during the game the ump will stop the game and the team will come under discipline action which will result in the team being removed from the league without any money being returned to the offending team 

 

 

Tie Breaking Formula

In the event that two or more teams finish tied, the higher place shall be awarded based on the following criteria

1) Head to head

2) run differential during head to head matchups ( And if the teams dont play each other in the season then #3 will be followed )

3) total run differential for the season ( WHOEVER HAS THE HIGHER PLUS MINUS TOTALS WILL PLACE ABOVE THE OTHER TEAM 

 

Suspensions

- Any player and/or coach who threatens an umpire (as reported by the umpires association) shall be suspended for 5 games

- Any player and/or coach who strikes an umpire (as reported by the umpires association) shall be suspended for life and will be reported to The City Of Hamilton

- Any player and/or coach ejected from a game will be automatically suspended for the next team game.

- Should the ejection occur in the final regular season game the player and/or coach ejected will be suspended from playing the first game of the weekend tournament

- Any player and/or Coach who is ejected from a game for fighting will automatically be suspended for the teams next 3 games

- Should the ejection occur in the final regular season game the player and/or coach will be suspended for the first 3 games of the weekend tournament.

 

Number Of Players

 Team(s) that field less than 8 players shall default the game

 - 9-0  For A  9 Inning Game

 - 7-0  For A  7 Inning Game

 A team with 8 players may play in such a situation if the opposing team supplies a catcher. 

 

A Team May Play With Only 8 Players

 

Inclement Weather

Umpires are scheduled to attend all games and it is their responsibility for cancelling games due to inclement weather (Not the teams)

(If any player(s) or team(s) play on diamonds when an umpire has cancelled the game because of the diamond condition the league will be held responsible for the repair and/or damage to the diamond, so please keep off of them)  

 

Line-Ups

Eight or more players (No Maximum) can be in the starting line-up

- The starting line-up must be written with only the players physically at the park . Players expected cannot be shown in the line-up until their arrival. If a player not present is shown in the line-up there shall be an automatic out at his at bat.

 No player can be taken out part way through except if the following situations arise;

1) A player is legitimately injured and/or becomes ill part way through the game

2) A player who has must leave for work  ** This must be declared before the first pitch **

 

Late Arrivals

 A late arrival may enter the game whenever he arrives at the park, but must be placed last in the line-up

 

Girls Are Allowed To Play In The League (Nobody under the age of 21)

 

 Substitutions

Any 10 from the starting line-up may play defensively. There shall be unlimited defensive substitution of those in the line-up.

 

 3 Strikes and you are out  (There is no extra strike anymore in our league)

 

                                                PLAYOFF WEEKEND 

 

PLAYOFF WEEKEND WILL BE A ROUND ROBIN THE TEAMS WILL BE BROKEN INTO 3 PODS OF 6 TEAMS DETERMINED BY THE END OF THE YEAR STANDINGS . EACH TEAM WILL PLAY EACH OTHER ONCE IN THE POD THE 2 WORST TEAMS IN EACH POD WILL BE ELIMINATED . AFTER THAT  DEPENDING ON YOUR STANDINGS 1ST WILL PLAY 4TH AND 2ND WILL PLAY 3RD  WINNERS OF THOSE GAMES WILL PLAY FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP FOR EACH POD     

 

 

Protests

 The umpires decision shall be deemed FINAL. There shall be no protests based on an umpires call

 

 If your team walks off the field because of umpiring calls EXT, the game will be a forfeit, and everyone on that team will be suspended for the next game (as a forfeit). If this occurs, the team will be required to pay $100 for the two forfeit games. ($50 per game) *This rule does not take effect for any team that uses the mercy rule for a game*