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 8U PLAYER PITCH GUIDELINES AND REGULATIONS

1. There are nine defensive players on the field with three outfielders.

2. 8U player pitch is closed bases.

       a. There are no lead-offs until the ball crosses the plate.

      b. No balks are enforced or called.

     c. Runners must stay on the base when the pitcher is in the pitching position and the catcher is in the
         catching position. If the runner leaves the base early, the umpire places the runner back on the last
         base occupied unless the runner was put out. This is not an appealable play. If forced, the runner
         advances one base ahead of the batter-runner. If the ball is put into play, the defense has the 
         option of taking the play or placing the runner or runners back on base and the batter back in the
         batter’s box.

3. The infield fly rule applies.

4. There is no advancement on dropped third strikes.

5. The runner cannot steal home. The only way the runner can advance from third to home is if batted or
     forced home.

 

TOURNAMENT RULES

            Ages 8 and Under - 12 and Under

  1. Playing rules not specifically covered shall follow the Official Major League Baseball Rules as published by The Sporting News. They can also be accessed on the Internet at: http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/official_info/official_rules/foreword.jsp
  2. Age Requirement: May 1st will be the designated date to determine ages. Players exceeding the age of the Division before May 1st, will not be eligible to participate in that Division. Players can play in a higher age Division.
  3. Protest Fee: $100.00 cash (in rule interpretation only). A protest must  be filed before the next pitch.
  4. Game Time: Starting time is forfeit time, unless delay is created by tournament director.
  5. Home Team: Will be determined by a coin flip in pool play and higher seed in Bracket play. Championship game is determined by a coin flip. 
  6. Time Limit: All games have a 1 hour 45 minute time limit in pool play and up to semi-final games. If the home team is ahead, the bottom half of the inning will not be played if the time has expired. Semi-final and Championship games have no time limit.
  7. Run Rules: 8, 9, 10, 11 &12 under 6 inning games; 8 runs after 5 innings; 10 runs after 4 innings; 15 runs after 3 innings.
  8. Slide Rule: The High School slide rule will be used. The player must avoid contact.
  9. Metal Spikes: Not allowed in 12-under
  10. EH Rule: Extra Hitter - Bat ten players, the EH can go into the field for any of the other nine players in the game and that player will then become the EH. The batting order does not change.  Batting the Roster: Also you may bat the roster and have free subs in the field, but if you lose a player, it will be an out in that spot the rest of the game. The batting order does not change.
  11. EJECTION: Players and Coaches will sit out the remainder of that game.
  12. Pitching Rules: For six-inning 12U and younger, a pitcher cannot pitch more than 27 outs in a three day tournament.   
  13. High School Bat weight/length differential rule is waived in the 15 and under ages.
  14. Courtesy runner for both the pitcher and the catcher may be used at any time. Courtesy runner has to be someone not presently in the line-up. The same player can not run for the pitcher and catcher in the same inning.
  15. Re-Entry Rule: High School Rule - starters can re-enter one time.  A pitcher removed from the pitching position cannot return to the pitching position during a game, but can re-enter to any other position. 
  16. Inclement weather policy:
    0 games played - 100% refund
    1 game played   -   50% refund

 

Ages 13 and Under - 18 and Under

  1. Playing rules not specifically covered shall follow the Official Major League Baseball Rules as published by The Sporting News. They can also be accessed on the Internet at: http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/official_info/official_rules/foreword.jsp
  2. Age Requirement: May 1st will be the designated date to determine ages. Players exceeding the age of the Division before May 1st, will not be eligible to participate in that Division. Players can play in a higher age Division.
  3. Protest Fee: $100.00 cash (in rule interpretation only). A protest must be filed before the next pitch.
  4. Game Time: Starting time is forfeit time, unless delay is created by tournament director.
  5. Home Team: Will be determined by a coin flip in pool play and higher seed in Bracket play.  Championship game is determined by a coin flip.
  6. Time Limit: All games have a 2 hour time limit in pool play and up to semi-final games. If the home team is ahead, the bottom half of the inning will not be played if the time has expired. Semi-final and Championship games have no time limit.
  7. Run Rule: 8 Runs after 5 innings; 10 Runs after 4 innings; 15 runs after 3 innings in all tournament games.
  8. EH Rule: Extra Hitter - Bat ten players, the EH can go into the field for any of the other nine players in the game and that player will then become the EH. The batting order does not change.  Batting the Roster - Also you may bat the roster and have free subs in the field, but if you lose a player, it will be an out in that spot the rest of the game. The batting order does not change.
  9. DH Rule: High School Rule - You can DH for any player in the line-up.
  10. Slide Rule: The High School slide rule will be used. The player must avoid contact.
  11. Pitching Rules: For seven-inning 14U and younger, a pitcher cannot pitch more than 30 outs in a three day tournament. 
    For 16-17-18U High School Divisions, there are no pitching rules.
     
  12. EJECTION: Players and Coaches will sit out the remainder of that game.
  13. High School Bat weight/length differential rule is waived in the 15 and under ages.
  14. Courtesy runner for both the pitcher and the catcher may be used at any time. Courtesy runner has to be someone not presently in the line-up. The same player can not run for both the pitcher and catcher in the same inning.
  15. Re-Entry Rule: High School Rule - starters can re-enter one time. A pitcher removed from the pitching position cannot return to the pitching position during a game, but can re-enter to any other position.
  16. Inclement weather policy:
    0 games played - 100% refund
    1 game played    -  50% refund

 Pool Play To Bracket Play

In IBC/Nations State and World Series Tournaments, the following rules will determine which teams will advance out of their pools.

  • WIN-LOSS RECORD
  • HEAD TO HEAD - IF THERE IS NOT A THREE-WAY TIE OR MORE TEAMS WITH THE SAME RECORD.
  • FEWEST RUNS ALLOWED IN POOL PLAY.
  • HIGHEST RUN DIFFERENTIAL - WITH A MAXIMUM RUN DIFFERENTIAL OF 8 RUNS PER GAME.
  • COIN FLIP




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