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Wasatch Baseball League

December 6, 2018

**Attention**

Herriman Baseball is excited to Announce that we have left the Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth League and are now part of the newly formed Wasatch Baseball League. We are joined with Bingham, West Jordan Copper Hills, Riverton, and Eagle Mountain in this new League. We are extremely excited about this change and the partnerships we have made with the league. 
The website for the Wasatch Baseball League is: wasatachbaseball.org  This site will be the location for official rules and all Double A (AA) and Triple A (AAA) Divisions. 


Wasatch Baseball League Divisions

Divisions - Levels of Play
 
A - Drafted Division (Single "A" or Rec Ball)
  • Teams will be comprised of 100% league boundary approved players. All players will be drafted to the selected team using each leagues approved drafting processes. Each league draft process will be reviewed by the Wasatch baseball competition comity leagues may choose to freeze coaches and assistant coaches players up to 3 players in total.  
  • These teams will all participate in local league play as subject to each leagues playing rules and bylaws. 
  • Bats to be used in the division will all be required to have the new USA Baseball stamp to be eligible
  • End of season tournament - The 1st and 2nd place teams in each league will compete for Wasatch Baseball league championships To take place on June 14th and 15th.  
  • This division will provide an All Star experience for players who are interested and select by individual league selection process. All Star tournament will be comprised of a 3 game pool play followed by single elimination tournament. 
  • Uniform is open to league to decide. Coaches will be required to wear matching shirt and pant/shorts for post season/all star play
  • All star play- leagues will pay Wasatch baseball for tournament fees. Fees will be determined by the board and will include fees for umpires, Baseballs, winning team awards, and fees for tournament that winners advance to. 
  • All Star tournament will include 3 pool play games followed by Silver/Gold level single elimination tournament. Pool play will determine silver or gold level seeding. Expected dates for tournament in 2018 are June 24-29th. The winning team from the Gold level division will have the option to advance and represent WBL in the Pioneer tournament in Heber UT hosted by RMSB.
AA- Competitive Division (Double "A" formerly called Crossover)
  • These teams will be made up of a minimum of 9 players from the participating district. Additional players may be from other areas districts or outside of the league boundaries will need to be approved by league presidents. It is highly discouraged for a team to pull players from other districts participating in Wasatch baseball.
  • These teams will play cross over games with the other leagues in Wasatch Baseball league there will be a total of 16 games during the regular season. Games will be played Monday - Friday and on some Saturdays if needed for rain outs. There will be an end of year double elimination tournament based on league play during the season to determine seeding. End of year tournament will be played at Copper Hills and fees for tournament will be paid to Copper Hills. The cost of the tournament should be collect with team registrations and participation in post season will be required. 
  • Winning teams from end of year tournament will be given a $400.00 award to be used for a tournament of the teams choice.  WBA will pay the entry fee for each of those winning teams. Tournament week will take place the week of June 17-22.      
  • Bats in this division used in this division from ages up to 12U can be USA baseball, or USSSA stamped BPF 1.15 - Any bat that has been Withdrawn/Disallowed will no longer be permitted for use on any league or post season game. We will use the list provided by USSSA baseball https://www.usssa.com/baseball/baseball-withdrawn-andor-non-compliant-baseball-bat-models . For 13u divisions bat will only be allowed a max of drop 5 or -5 these will include USA bats or USSSA 1.15.  In ages of 14-18 BBCOR bats will be the only approved bat.  
  • Complete Rosters should be submit to league presidents prior to start of regular season play or April 1st. Any changes to roster needs to be approved by the hosted league president prior to any game. Players from A-Division teams are recommended for substitution if need to fill a team due to illness or absence of regular roster players. Players who are not on any league rosters are not eligible for play at any time in Wasatch Baseball league. Teams who are found to violate this rule can face team discipline up to and including removal from play for the remainder of the season. 
  • uniform is open to league/Team to decide including post season play.
AAA- Intact Division (Triple "A" Super League)
  • This is an open division with teams being formed from any area. Each team will be required to register with one of the participating leagues. Participation in these leagues is at the discretion of the registering league president. Teams may need to be formed with a number of players from the local league.
  • Games will be played 50% home and 50% away. 
  • Bats in this division used in this division from ages up to 12U can be USA baseball, or USSSA stamped BPF 1.15 - Any bat that has been Withdrawn/Disallowed will no longer be permitted for use on any league or post season game. We will use the list provided by USSSA baseball https://www.usssa.com/baseball/baseball-withdrawn-andor-non-compliant-baseball-bat-models . For 13u divisions bat will only be allowed a max of drop 5 or -5.
  • Complete Rosters should be submit to league presidents prior to start of regular season play or April 1st. Any changes to roster needs to be approved by the hosted league president prior to any game. Players from A or AA-Division teams are recommended for substitution if need to fill a team due to illness or absence of regular roster players. Players who are not on any league rosters are not eligible for play at any time in Wasatch Baseball league. Teams who are found to violate this rule can face team discipline up to and including removal from play for the remainder of the season.

2019 WBL Rules of Play for All Divisions

Age Divisions

Divisions of Play

Base Paths

Pitching Distance

Outfield Fence*

T-ball

55'

N/A

N/A

C/M Pitch

55'

N/A

N/A

7U

60'

40'

160'

Peewee 7/8

60'

40'

160'

Minor 9/10

60'

46'

180'

Major 11/12

70'

50'

220'

13U

80'

54'

275'-300'

14/15

90'

60'6"

300'-375'

16/18

90'

60'6"

300'-375'

*These are recommended, and parks may be different

 

1-1

Rules of play will be based on the NFHS rules. In addition, the following rules will be used in league and post season play. 

 

1-2  

For details on field layout including recommended direction of play, fair and foul territory requirements, infield and outfield grades, pitcher’s mound height and slope, batter’s and catcher’s box dimensions, and base and home plate size and construction should be referred to the Official Rules of Baseball as published by NFHS

 

1-3

No metal cleats will be allowed in any age or division under age of 13u. No player will be allowed to play in a game with metal cleats. Any team who does not have enough players to play will forfeit their game and will not be rescheduled. Any player found playing in metal cleats will be removed from the game for the remainder of the game. No metal cleats should be worn on any temporary pitching mound at any park. 

 

1-4

The catcher shall wear all appropriate protective gear including a catcher’s helmet with face mask and either a built in extended throat guard or a separately attached throat guard, chest protector, shin and / or leg guards, and protective cup. The protective cup is required for any player male or female. In age divisions T-Ball – 13U, the catcher’s helmet shall fully cover both ears.

 

 

1-5

Time limit

    7u - 8U - 1:30 No new inning

    9u - 18U - 1:45 No new inning all divisions - Game times played on field with no lights can be adjusted by hosting league

Maximum innings per game (Complete Games if finished under time limit)

    7u - 12u 6 innings

    13u- 18u 7 innings

 

1-6

Run Rules 

7u - 10u           6 runs per half inning 

11u- 15u          7 runs per half inning

16/18               no run limit per inning

 

1-7

Mercy rule 

10 runs after 4 innings. Any team leading by 10 runs after 4 innings or later will end the game. 

 

1-8

Games will start as long as each team has a minimum of 7 players. When players arrive, they will be added to the end of the batting order. If a team has less than 9 players and the batting position that is missing a player, the opposing team has the option to take the automatic out or allow to skip the batting position with no out taken. If a player is injured during the game and is not able to make a plate appearance there will be no out taken, and the batter will be skipped. 

 

1-9 

Games can end in ties. In the event the time has run out and the game is tied at the end of that inning the game is over. 

 

1-10

60 Foot base running Rule:

When a pitcher is in contact with the pitcher’s plate and in possession of the ball and the catcher is in the catcher’s box ready to receive delivery of the ball, base runners shall not leave their bases until the ball has been delivered and has reached home plate. Once the catcher has secured the ball and the runner has stopped his forward progress, the runner must immediately return to the base.

The violation by one runner shall affect all other runners.

A. When a base runner leaves the base before the pitched ball has reached home plate and the batter does not hit the ball, the runner is permitted to continue. If a play is made on the runner and the runner is out, the out stands. If said runner reaches safely the base to which he is advancing, all runners must be returned to the base occupied before the pitch was made, and no out results.

B. When any base runner leaves the base before the pitched ball has reached home plate and the batter bunts or hits a ball within the infield, no run shall be allowed to score. If three runners were on the bases and the batter reaches first base safely, each runner shall advance to the base beyond the one they occupied at the start of the play except the runner who occupied third base, which runner shall be removed from the base without a run being scored. NOTE: See exception following the rules.

C. When a base runner leaves the base before the pitched ball has reached home plate and the batter hits the ball to the outfield, the base runner or runners are permitted to continue. If a play is made and the runner or runners are put out, the out or outs will stand. If not put out, the runner or runners must return to the original base or bases or to the unoccupied base nearest the one left. In no event shall the batter advance beyond first base on a single or error, second base on a double or third base on a triple. The umpire-in-chief shall determine the base value of the hit ball.

NOTE: When there is a base running violation, the umpire should signal such infraction by indicating a delayed dead ball. EXCEPTION: If at the conclusion of the play there is an open base, paragraphs (a) and (b) will apply

1-11

No Malicious contact - If a runner attempting to reach home plate or any other base intentionally and maliciously runs into a defensive player in the area of home plate or any other base, he will be called out and ejected from the game. 

 

1-12 

Protested Games 

Umpire judgement calls cannot and will not be protested.

If there is a misapplication of a rule by an umpire there is an option for a protest. During the game the head coach will need to inform the umpire that He/She would like to protest the game. The score keeper and the umpire should track the time and point of the game in that the protest has been made. Play of the game will be resumed and the game will be completed as normal. The protest will need to be filed with the hosting league president within 12 hours of the end of the game. The protest will require the rule that was applied in error and why the coach believed it was applied incorrect. The league president should have a review process with his rules committee and provide a ruling on the protest within 7 days of the game. If the game has an impact on the end of season results the league president has the option to replay the game from the point of the protest and finish the game. If there is no impact on standings the game will not be replayed. 

 

1-13 

Coach/Player/Fan misconduct

any participant using inappropriate words, actions, or behavior is not acceptable and can be ejected and removed from any park. Upon ejection the parent/player/coach or fan must immediately leave the park. Such actions will also serve a one game suspension upon the teams next game. Presidents may also have the option to require additional penalties at their discretion. If any fan/spectator is removed from the game the head coach for that team will also be removed and serve the given suspension. 

 

1-14 

All players in A and AA divisions and at all ages are to be placed in the batting lineup. There will also be open defensive substitutions and no player shall sit for more than 2 innings in any game. It is also recommended that no player should sit for consecutive innings at any time.  

 

1-15

Background Checks

    Each head coach should have a background check at a minimum 

    Each board member will need to complete a background check

    Each individual league will responsible for conducting these checks on each of their coaches and board members

 

1-16

As per NFHS rules a pitcher may feint a throw to 3rd base and turn in an attempt to throw back to 1st base. Rule 6-1,6-2,6-3

 

1-17

It is not permitted to slash bunt in any age division up to and including 12u. This is an act by a batter to fake a bunt and then attempt to make a full swing on the same pitch. The runner will be called out and all base runners will return to preciously awarded base. 

 

1-18 

Speed up rule- 7u-12u may use a speed up runner for catchers only with 2 outs. The runner will be the last recorded out. Ages 13-18 speedups runners will be allowed for pitchers and catchers.

1-19 

No music should be played by any team at any park at any time.  

1-20

No more than 4 coaches will be allowed in a dugout during any game. Only 2 coaches are ever allowed outside of the dugout during play.  

 

1-21

Pitching Rules

Age Divisions 

Pitches/ 

Day

Days 

Rest

Pitches/ 

Day

Days 

Rest

Pitches/ 

Day

Days 

Rest

Max/

Day

7U

1-19

0

20-35

1

36+

2

50

Peewee 7/8

1-19

0

20-35

1

36+

2

50

Minor 9/10

1-29

0

30-49

1

45+

2

65

Major 11/12

1-34

0

35-55

1

56+

2

75

13U

1-44

0

45-59

1

60+

2

80

14/15

1-49

0

50-65

1

66+

2

95

16/18

1-49

0

50-65

1

66+

2

95

No pitcher is allowed to pitch in 3 consecutive days

 

Age Division Specific Rules

2-1 

7u special live ball running rule

    No stealing bases in any situation including past balls or overthrows 

    once ball touches the infield the runner may only advance to the next available/open base. The ball will still remain live and an attempt on a runner can result in an out. 

    Pitcher must remain behind the pitching machine prior to pitch being hit. 

    5 pitch max - Runner is out after 5th pitch is thrown. An at bat may be extended if the 5th pitch results in a foul ball.

    in 7u teams will use 4 out fielders 

    Team must start a game with 7 players at game time 

    7u - A - all leagues decide what level of pitching/pitching machine will be used in local league play. For cross over games played at the end of year we will use all innings on pitching machine. 

 

8u special base running rules - A and AA divisions only

    No stealing home base on a past ball or overthrow to pitcher prior to the first full week in May. Any attempt on a runner is a live play and runners may advance to any base including home. Starting with the first full week of May stealing home will be allowed. 

     

9u/10u - Minor

    No lead off 

    No drop 3rd strikes

    

11u/12u - Major 

    Lead offs are allowed / Dropped 3rd strike is live

 

    a Balk will be called but runners will not advance on the first offence during any game prior to the first full week of May. One warring will be given to each pitcher. (This is for A and AA divisions only)


Age Matrix

If you are wondering what age division your player will be in please see the chart below:


 


 

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