• A team may only have a manager and 3 coaches on the field.
  • No manager or coaches are allowed on the field of play while the game is in progress.
  • ONE coach must be in the dugout at all times.
  • Coaches are allowed outside the dugouts during the game.  However, they will be called for interference when applicable.
  • You must start with nine players but may finish with eight.
  • No player is allowed to sit on the bench for more than six consecutive defensive outs.  All players must play at least half the game in a defensive position. When re-entering defense, the player must play in a different defensive position than they were previously playing.
  • An inning concludes when 3 outs are recorded or when the entire line-up has batted.  When the 6th batter comes to the plate, there are automatically 2 outs.
  • Time limit:  No new inning after 1:45 except in case of a tie.  The inning will start with a runner on 2nd base (Last batted out). Must have a winner.
  • Open defensive substitutions are allowed. 
  • No more than two offensive time outs per half inning. 
  • Mandatory15 runs after 3 1/2 or 4 innings.
  • No standings will be kept and the year end tournament will determine the champion.  A blind draw will be held to determine brackets.
  • Any coach ejected will be suspended from his next game, and circumstances pertaining to ejection will be referred to the board to determine eligibility for remainder of the season.
  • During tournament play each team will use 3 outfielders.


  • Coaches may warm up pitchers between innings, if the catcher is not ready.
  • No more than 5 warm-up pitches between innings.
  • A pitcher may only pitch 3 innings per game and 5 innings per week.  One pitch constitutes an inning.
  • Once the pitcher is removed from the mound, they cannot return to the mound.


  • Each team must bat their entire line-up.
  • NO on deck batter is allowed.
  • If playing with less than 9 players or when the lineup must shrink, no outs will be recorded.
  • Players shall be added to the bottom of the lineup as they arrive to the game.
  • NO SLASHING - Penalty:  Batter will be called out and manager will be ejected.  Example:  A play by the team at-bat where the hitter assumes the position for a bunt and then changes grip and takes a swing at the ball.  Any batter pulling the bat back to a hitting position after assuming the postion for a bunt will  be deemed guilty of slash bunting whether the baseball is put into play or not.


  • A courtesy runner MUST be used for the catcher with 2 outs.  This applies to the current catcher of record that is going to continue as catcher.
  • Once third base is occupied, the runner may advance only by being hit in or walked in.  No stealing home on an overthrow.
  • If there is an overthrow on a play being made from the infield or outfield, then the runner may advance one more base. NOTE: There is only one overthrow per hit ball.  Any player thrown out advancing farther than allowed remains out.



NOTE: It is the Manager's responsibility to ensure that the minimum play requirement is met. Managers failing to comply with the minimum play requirements will be subject to disciplinary action.

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