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Wilsonville Little League Local Rules

  1. Rules Governing All Baseball Divisions

1.1. The most recently published "Baseball Little League Official Rules and Playing Regulations" published by Little League Baseball is the governing rule set for all Wilsonville Little League play. Additional baseball "Local Rules" will be submitted each year to the Board of Directors ("Board") by the Wilsonville Little League Local Rules Committee chaired by the President of Baseball.

1.2. Only "Local Rules" submitted and approved by the Board of Directors will be used during all league play. Local rules not approved by the Board are therefore not sanctioned and will not be enforceable in league play. A local rule may provide additional detail to an existing Little League rule where allowed by Little League. However, in no case shall a local rule conflict with a the most recently published "Baseball Little League Official Rules and Playing Regulations".

1.3. All Players must be registered with the VP of the level the player is participating in prior to participation in any sanctioned event in order to ensure that the Player is covered under the League insurance policy.

1.4. All Players, Parents, Volunteers, Managers and Coaches must sign the Wilsonville Little League Code of Conduct prior to the first game of each season. Failure to sign the form will result in the Player or participant not being able to participate in league events. The responsible Manager shall maintain Code of Conduct forms for the duration of the season. The League President shall maintain documentation of any detrimental conduct. Violations of the code will be handled by a Discipline Committee composed of the President, VP of that level of play and Treasurer. The decisions of the Discipline Committee shall be final and will be determined within one (1) week of the conduct violation hearing.

1.5. Any Player who is out of the lineup for more than seven (7) continuous days or three (3) consecutive games, whichever is earlier, is subject to being removed from his/her team by action of the Board. However, the Board reserves the right to allow a Player to remain on the roster pending a determination of the circumstances surrounding the absence of the Player. The Manager shall inform the VP of the level of play by the next day, if any Player misses more than seven (7) days or three (3) consecutive games for any reason. Failure by the Manager to notify the VP within the time limit will be cause for action against the Manager by the Board.

1.6. When a Player misses more than seven (7) continuous days of participation for an illness or injury, a physician or other accredited medical provider must give written permission for a return to full baseball activity (Rule III (d) 2). The Manager is required to forward a copy of this written permission to the VP of that level of play within twenty-four (24) hours of the Player returning to the team.

1.7. The Manager must notify the opposing Manager prior to the start of the game, if a player on the team's official roster will not/cannot play in the game and state the reason why the player cannot play.

1.8. Any Manager, Coach, Player or Parent who is ejected from a game will be immediately suspended from participation in any Wilsonville Little League game or event, until the Board Discipline Committee (President, VP of that level of play and Treasurer) can meet. Umpires have the discretion to eject Managers, Coaches, Players, and Parents. Game forfeiture is possible.

1.9. All Managers and Coaches must have an approved "Little League® Volunteer Application", and the most recently published Wilsonville Little League Code of Conduct Agreement signed and on file with the Player Agent.

1.10. Manager "Option" Players (Limited to Manager sons/daughters) shall be designated and announced to all teams prior to the league draft. Players designated, as "Managers Option" will be slotted in a draft position based on the average rankings of the head coaches evaluating during tryouts.

1.11. Parents may designate their child as a "Parent Option" to limit their child to no higher than a specific division. (Typically Minor or Farm) This request must be made in writing to the VP of that level of play prior to the annual Draft and announced to all teams during the tryouts. A "Parent Option" may be used for players who are league age 11 or younger.

1.12 Players that wish to tryout and play at the division above their Little League age must submit a waiver to the Division VP at registration and in advance of tryouts. Players attempting to play at an older LL age division must be selected in the first six (6) rounds to play in that division. Any player waivering to an older division that is not selected by the end of the sixth round will be removed from that draft and put in the corresponding draft for their LL age.

1.13. Any eligible Player in the Minor and Farm divisions may be called up during the season as a replacement Player to the Majors or Minor Division. Any eligible Player is defined as a Player who meets Regulations III (c) and all sections of Regulation IV of the most recently published "Baseball Little League Official Rules and Playing Regulations" and has not been designated as an "Option" Player (Manager, Coaches, or Parent. See Rules 1.10 and 1.11 above). Priority is determined by Managers at the end of the draft. Managers will rank the remaining players eligible at that age division. Players will be asked in that predetermined order.

1.14. Managers must notify the VP of that playing level (email, phone or in person) by the next day after losing a current roster Player(s) for the current season due to illness, injury, change of address or other justifiable reasons (Subject to Board approval). The playing ability of the child must not be considered a justifiable reason for replacement. The VP of that division will then have thirty-six (36) hours after learning of this loss to offer a roster spot to the eligible players in the order determined in 1.13.

1.15. Any Minor Player who declines to move up to the team in the higher division shall forfeit further eligibility in the higher Division for the remainder of the current season.

1.16. All Team rosters will be "frozen" during the last two (2) weeks of the season. The last two weeks of the season are defined as 14 days prior to the last scheduled Major regular season game. For example, if the last regular season game(s) are scheduled on Saturday May 30th, then all team rosters (Majors and Minors) will be frozen as of 12:01 AM May 16th. No Player in any division may be added to a team roster after this time. Maximum roster size is 13 players. Within two weeks of Opening Day, rosters must be "full" with a minimum of 12 players. After that date, coaches may choose to add a player to reach 12 if injury, illness, change of address or other justifiable reason occurs to reduce roster size to 11. All coaches must add a player before rosters are frozen if roster size reaches ten (10).

1.17. WLL requires that all participants and spectators observe the "30/30 rule" in regards to lightning during a game or practice. If lightning is seen and thunder is heard within 30 seconds, then the game must be suspended immediately and all participants must seek appropriate shelter (not under trees) until such time as no strikes are observed with thunder within 30 seconds and for a period of 30 minutes. No one should be allowed back onto the field until this time has expired. During the game the umpire is in charge of the game and should suspend the match. Managers and Coaches are also responsible to exercise proper judgment. If the umpire(s) fails to observe the above 30/30 rule, the Managers must suspend the game/practice immediately. Failure to stop the game or practice under these conditions can result in suspension for both Managers by the League Discipline Committee. There will be no sanction against any Manager or penalties incurred by the team for removing his/her team from the field during this situation.

1.18 Players at Majors level and below are limited to four (4) innings of catching on any calendar day.

1.19 For Minors division and below, the Pitcher and Catcher positions are considered infield positions for the purpose of minimum play time. Minimum play time for all players is one inning in the infield and one inning in the outfield . All players will play a minimum of four (4) innings in a six (6) inning game. In the event a player is deemed a safety risk to play in the infield, the Manager must notify the VP of that division and parents of that player must be notified of the risk before being excluded from playing an infield position during the game.

  1. Rules Governing the Junior Baseball Division

2.1. Free substitutions are allowed for defensive positions, except for the pitcher.

2.2. The minimum playing time for all Players will be Three (3) defensive innings. Each team will bat the roster for intra-league play.

2.3. Managers will present their line-up to the opposing Manager and Umpire prior to the start of the game. The batting order will be made up of ALL roster Players present at each game. The batting order established at the start of each game cannot be changed except to add Players at the end of the batting order. This may be done only if these Players arrive after the batting order is submitted to the Umpire. If Players currently in the batting order leave the game, that Player(s) turn at bat may be skipped with no penalty to the offensive team if the reasons and intentions are communicated to and accepted by the Umpire and opposing Manager. If that Player returns, he/she may only return to the batting order in the same position as they originally occupied. The most recently published "Baseball Little League Official Rules and Playing Regulations" govern regulations for ejected Players.

2.4. The rules governing rainouts in the Junior division are defined by the Rules of the most recently published "Baseball Little League Official Rules and Playing Regulations". Rescheduled games must be coordinated with the VP of Juniors and the Field Scheduling Coordinator for field availability.

2.5. A maximum of one (1) Manager and two (2) Coaches approved by the Board are permitted in the bench/dugout area. ALL Players must remain in the bench area except when playing in the field. For all divisions, at least one (1) league approved Coach or Manager must remain in the bench area while the game is being played. For those fields that do not include an enclosed dugout/bench, the bench/dugout area is defined to be a six (6) foot area surrounding the team bench in all directions.

2.6. During the regular season, no full inning may start after 2 ½ hours of play. The umpire will officially notify the teams of the declared last inning of play. For the last inning of each game, play shall continue until the team in the field records three (3) outs. The umpire will notify the home team scorekeeper of the official start time of the game and ensure the time is recorded in the official scorebook. The recorded time shall be used to determine the 2 ½ hour time limit. If a game ends in a tie at the end of the scheduled time, it will remain in a tie.

2.7. No game protests will be accepted or reviewed by the league in the Junior division. Managers and Umpires involved in the game must seek resolution of the protest issue, prior to the next pitch.

  1. Rules Governing the Major Baseball Division

3.1. Free substitutions are allowed for defensive positions, except for the pitcher. Wilsonville Little League minimum play time must still be met.

3.2. Managers will present their line-up to the opposing Manager and Umpire prior to the start of the game. The batting order will be made up of ALL roster Players present at each game. The batting order established at the start of each game cannot be changed except to add Players at the end of the batting order. This may be done only if these Players arrive after the batting order is submitted to the Umpire. If Players currently in the batting order leave the game, that Player(s) turn at bat may be skipped with no penalty to the offensive team if the reasons and intentions are communicated to and accepted by the Umpire and opposing Manager. If that Player returns, he/she may only return to the batting order in the same position as they originally occupied. The most recently published "Baseball Little League Official Rules and Playing Regulations" govern regulations for ejected Players.

3.3. The rules governing rainouts in the Major division are defined by Rule 3.10 (a) & (b) of the most recently published "Baseball Little League Official Rules and Playing Regulations". Rescheduled games must be coordinated with the VP of Majors and the Field Scheduling Coordinator for field availability. Make up games not scheduled with the VP of Majors and the Field Scheduling Coordinator will not take precedence over any other (like or lower division game or practice) scheduled team event on the Master Schedule.

3.4. A maximum of one (1) Manager and two (2) Coaches approved by the Board are permitted in the bench/dugout area. ALL Players must remain in the bench area except when playing in the field. For all divisions, at least one (1) league approved Coach or Manager must remain in the bench area while the game is being played. For those fields that do not include an enclosed dugout/bench, the bench/dugout area is defined to be a six (6) foot area surrounding the team bench in all directions.

3.5. During the regular season, Monday - Thursday games may not start a new inning after 1 hour and 45 minutes of play, two hours for weekend games (Friday - Sunday). All games have hard stop at 2 hours and 30 minutes. Interlock games will be determined by agreements with interlock leagues. The umpire will officially notify the teams of the declared last inning of play. For the last inning of each game, play shall continue until the team in the field records three (3) outs. The umpire will notify the home team scorekeeper of the official start time of the game and ensure the time is recorded in the official scorebook. The recorded time shall be used to determine the two-hour time limit. If a game ends in a tie at the end of the scheduled time, it will remain in a tie. Note: During the Major playoffs there will not be any time limit imposed.

3.6. No game protests will be accepted or reviewed by the league in the Major division. Managers and Umpires involved in the game must seek resolution of the protest issue, prior to the next pitch.

  1. Rules Governing the Minor Baseball Division

4.1. Teams will change sides immediately after the batting team has reached five (5) runs or three (3) outs. There will be no restriction on the number of runs a team may score in the 6th inning of each game.

4.2 The Pitcher and Catcher positions are considered infield positions for the purpose of minimum play time. Minimum play time for all players is one inning in the infield and one inning in the outfield within the first four (4) innings. All players will play a minimum of four (4) innings in a six (6) inning game. In the event a player is deemed a safety risk to play in the infield, the Manager must notify the VP of that division and parents of that player must be notified of the risk before being excluded from playing an infield position during the game.

4.3. Free substitutions are allowed for defensive positions, except for the pitcher. Wilsonville Little League minimum playtime must still be met.

4.4. Managers will present their line-up to the opposing Manager and Umpire prior to the start of the game. The batting order will be made up of ALL roster Players present at each game. The batting order established at the start of each game cannot be changed except to add Players at the end of the batting order. This may be done only if these Players arrive after the batting order is submitted to the Umpire. If Players currently in the batting order leave the game, that Player(s) turn at bat may be skipped with no penalty to the offensive team if the reasons and intentions are communicated to and accepted by the Umpire and opposing Manager. If that Player returns, he/she may only return to the batting order in the same position as they originally occupied. The most recently published "Baseball Little League Official Rules and Playing Regulations" govern regulations for ejected Players.

4.5. During the regular season, Monday - Thursday games may not start a new inning after 1 hour and 45 minutes of play, two hours for weekend games (Friday - Sunday). All games have hard stop at 2 hours and 30 minutes. Interlock games will be determined by agreements with interlock leagues. The umpire will officially notify the teams of the declared last inning of play. For the last inning of each game, play shall continue until the team in the field records three (3) outs. The umpire will notify the home team scorekeeper of the official start time of the game and ensure the time is recorded in the official scorebook. The recorded time shall be used to determine the two-hour time limit. If a game ends in a tie at the end of the scheduled time, it will remain in a tie. Note: During the Minors playoffs there will not be any time limit imposed.

4.6. No game protests will be accepted or reviewed by the league in the Minor division. Managers and Umpires involved in the game must seek resolution of the protest issue, prior to the next pitch.

4.7. The rules governing rainouts in the Minor division are defined by Rule 3.10 (a) & (b) of the most recently published "Baseball Little League Official Rules and Playing Regulations". Reschedule games must be coordinated with the VP of Minors and the Field Scheduling Coordinator. Make up games not scheduled with the VP of Minors and the Field Scheduling Coordinator will not take precedence over any other (like or lower division game or practice) scheduled team event on the Master Schedule.

4.8. A maximum of one (1) Manager and two (2) Coaches approved by the Board are permitted in the bench/dugout area. ALL Players must remain in the bench area except when playing in the field. For all divisions, at least one (1) league approved Coach or Manager must remain in the bench area while the game is being played. For those fields that do not include an enclosed dugout/bench, the bench/dugout area is defined to be a six (6) foot area surrounding the team bench in all directions.

  1. Rules Governing the Farm Baseball Division

5.1. A maximum of one (1) Manager and three (3) Coaches approved by the Board are permitted in the bench/dugout area. ALL Managers and Coaches MUST complete a Little League Volunteer Application. ALL Players must remain in the bench area except when playing in the field. For all divisions, at least one (1) league approved Coach or Manager must remain in the bench area while game is being played. For those fields that do not include an enclosed dugout/bench, the bench/dugout area is defined to be a six (6) foot area surrounding the team bench in all directions.

5.2. Managers may designate a maximum of two (2) league approved Coaches to be on the playing field in order to provide instruction while his/her team is on defense. These designated Coaches must remain in the short outfield area behind first and third base.

5.3. The designated home team should provide a volunteer umpire for each game. The visiting team may provide a volunteer umpire in the absence of a home team umpire. If a volunteer umpire cannot be provided the managers may make other arrangements. The umpire must be knowledgeable about all Little League and Wilsonville Little League Local Rules. It is highly recommended that the designated umpire is not the Head Coach. Team Managers will meet with the designated umpire prior to the start of the game to review the ground rules for the playing area. (i.e. out of play areas)

5.4. Teams will change sides immediately after the batting team has reached five (5) runs, three (3) runs during kid pitch innings/three (3) outs. For the last inning of each game, there will be a ten (10) run restriction on the number of runs a team may score.

5.5. No full inning may start after 1.5 hours of play. All games shall have a hard stop at 1:45 (one hour and forty-five minutes). In the event of a hard stop, the final score will revert to the results of the last fully completed inning. During postseason play, the hard stop rule will not be in effect. The designated Umpire will officially notify the teams of the last inning of play. The five (5) run limit shall not be used for the last inning of each game and play shall continue until the team in the field records three (3) outs or ten (10) runs whichever occurs first. The Home Team Scorekeeper will record the official start time of the game and ensure the time is recorded in the official scorebook. The recorded time shall be used to determine the 1:45 time limit. If a game ends in a tie at the end of the scheduled time, it will remain in a tie.

5.5. The "10 Run Rule" (Rule 4.10 (e)) shall not apply to Farm division games.

5.7. A maximum of nine (9) Players (including the Pitcher) shall be on the playing field during the team's defensive half of the inning. At least three (3) Players must remain behind edge of the outfield grass at the time of the pitch.

5.8. No Player will sit out more than one (1) consecutive inning except for Players injured or benched for disciplinary reasons. All players will be on the roster for a minimum of four (4) defensive innings.

5.9. Free substitutions are allowed for all defensive positions.

5.10. An eight (8) foot diameter circle will be defined around the pitching machine and outlined using chalk. The circle will be centered at forty-six (46) feet from home plate with the machine placed at the center. The speed of the pitching machine shall be between 40-42mph. Batted balls that hit the pitching machine are live dead balls and baserunners may advance if forced. Batted balls which come to rest within the 8-foot circle are declared dead balls. The batter is awarded first base and all baserunners advance only if forced. Baserunners are granted the next base if they are forced. If a player steps inside of the eight (8) foot pitching machine circle at any time while fielding the ball, the play is called dead, the batter is awarded first base, and runners advance if forced. The defensive team must field one (1) of their nine (9) defensive Players at the "Pitcher" position. That Player must position themselves outside the eight (8) foot pitching machine circle at all times. They are allowed to position themselves on either the 3rd base or 1st base side of the circle prior to the pitch being delivered.

5.11. If a pitcher pitches four (4) balls, "4th ball rule", then the hitter will revert back to the pitching machine to finish the at bat.

5.12. Batters will carry over the strike count from the live pitcher to finish their at bat.

5.13. When a pitcher goes from live pitching back to the pitching machine, the pitcher MUST wear a helmet.

5.14. Farm division will utilize a three strike count during kid pitch and a four strike count during machine pitch. The strike count for an out will increase to four (4) strikes when transitioning to the pitching machine under the "4th ball rule".

5.15. A Player struck by a pitch from live pitching or the pitching machine will be awarded first base and runners may advance if forced.

5.16. Only League approved Managers or Coaches are permitted to operate the pitching machine during the game. Before placing the first pitch in play each inning, the operator will ensure that all the Players in the field are ready to begin play. The designated Home Team Manager is responsible for transport and set-up of the pitching machine.

5.17. The pitching machine will be used for five (5) and four (4) innings per game. Players will pitch for one (1) inning through the fifth (5th) game. Beginning at the sixth (6th) game, the number of innings of "Player pitch" will be increased to two (2) innings per game. Player pitch innings will be at the beginning of the game.

5.18. The pitching distance for "Player pitching" will be from the regulation mound, forty (40) feet.

5.19. Pitch counts shall follow the counts listed in Local Rules 9.3 and 9.4. Players under 7 years old will follow the 7-8 year old pitch count rules.

5.20. Managers will present their line-up to the opposing Manager prior to the start of the game. The batting order will be made up of all the Players on the team roster. Teams will "bat the roster" during each game. The batting order established at the start of each game cannot be changed except to add Players at the end of the batting order. This may be done only if these Players arrive late to the game. If a Player currently in the batting order leaves the game, that Player(s) turn at bat maybe skipped with no penalty to the offensive team if the reasons and intentions are communicated to and accepted by the opposing Manager. If that Player returns, he/she may only return to the batting order in the same position as they originally occupied.

5.21. Bunting is not allowed in Farm. A bunt will result in a dead ball and a strike will be added to the count.

5.22. A runner may not steal a base. Runners may not lead off.

5.23. A batter/runner is allowed only one (1) base on any infield overthrow and may be thrown out by the defense.

5.24. A ball thrown out of play by the team in the field shall result in all baserunners advancing one base. "Out of play"is defined as outside of the fenced in area of the field or beyond the imaginary extended fence line behind first and third base.

5.25. Umpires shall have discretion to call time upon completion of a play, determine when a ball is considered out of play and suspend play due to Player injury. Umpires shall make all calls including foul and "dead" balls loudly enough to be heard by all the Players and coaches on the field.

5.26. No game protests will be accepted or reviewed by the league in the Farm division. Managers and Umpires involved in the game must seek resolution of the protest issue, prior to the next pitch.

5.27. The Infield Fly Rule will not be used in Farm.

5.28. No player may play the same position for more than 2 innings and players must play both infield and outfield positions. The Catcher position shall be considered an "outfield" position only for purposes of infield/outfield play time. Outfielders must stay in the outfield for the catch.

5.29. The Managers will mutually agree to call the game due to weather or field conditions. Reschedule games are at the discretion of each Manager and must be coordinated with the VP of Farm League and the Field Scheduling Coordinator for field availability. Makeup games not scheduled with the VP of Farm League and the Field Scheduling Coordinator will not take precedence over any other (like or lower division game or practice) scheduled team event on the Master Schedule.

5.30. The "Infield Area" for the purposes of Farm division play is deemed to be the area of the baseball diamond outlined by the edge of the outfield grass. Play shall be considered "stopped" if a ball hit to the outfield is returned to or within infield area of play and under the control of a defensive player and base runners may no longer advance.

5.31. Sliding is permitted by base runners in Farm, but they cannot slide head first.

5.32 A team must have a minimum of eight (8) players to field a team. An automatic out is recorded if there is not a player available to bat in the 9th spot of the batting order.

  1. Rules Governing the Coast Baseball Division

6.1. A maximum of one (1) Manager and three (3) Coaches approved by the Board are permitted in the bench/dugout area. ALL Managers and Coaches MUST complete a Little League Volunteer Application. ALL Players must remain in the bench area except when playing in the field. For all divisions, at least one (1) league approved Coach or Manager must remain in the bench area while game is being played. For those fields that do not include an enclosed dugout/bench, the bench/dugout area is defined to be a six (6) foot area surrounding the team bench in all directions.

6.2. Each team will designate a Manager/Coach to pitch and umpire during their team's offensive play. The designated umpire may ask base coaches for assistance in making a call. The designated Manager/Coach must be knowledgeable about all applicable Little League and Wilsonville Little League Local Rules. The team Managers and Coaches will meet with the designated adult prior to the start of the game to review the ground rules for the playing area. (i.e. Out of play areas).

6.3. Games will be up to six (6) innings. No new innings will be started after 1 hour and 15 minutes. There will be a hard stop at 1 hour and 30 minutes.

6.4. Each inning will consist of three outs or four runs scored.

6.5. A maximum of ten (10) Players shall be on the playing field during the team's defensive half of the inning. The pitcher will play behind and to the side of the designated Manager/Coach pitcher. Other infielders will play in traditional positions and no more than three feet in from the baselines. Outfielders must remain on the grass before the ball is hit. Defensive Players may not play the same position for more than two (2) consecutive innings.

6.6. No Player will sit out more than one (1) consecutive inning except for Players injured or benched for disciplinary reasons. All players must play at least two (2) innings in the infield. A player will play the catcher position. Coaches need to ensure the catcher is able to safely play the position, especially when the pitching machine is introduced. Modified positioning and stance are suggested if a player cannot maintain a safe stance.

6.7. Only "Coach Pitching" will be used for league play for the first six weeks of the season. Beginning in the seventh week, a pitching machine, if available, may be used for players who possess the safety skills and ability at the coach's discretion. An opposing or same team Player shall not pitch to any Player. Once the pitching machine is introduced, the player pitcher must wear a batting helmet.

6.8. Once the pitching machine is introduced, an eight (8) foot diameter circle will be defined around the pitching machine and outlined using chalk. The circle will be centered forty (40) to forty six (46) feet from home plate with the machine placed at the center. The machine may be set to a speed appropriate to the players' abilities. Batted balls that hit the pitching machine are dead balls and baserunners may advance if forced. Batted balls which come to rest within the 8-foot circle are declared dead balls. The batter is awarded first base and all baserunners advance only if forced. Baserunners are granted the next base if they are forced. If a player steps inside of the eight (8) foot pitching machine circle at any time while fielding the ball, the play is called dead, the batter is awarded first base, and runners advance if forced. The pitcher will be positioned on either side of the pitching machine circle.

6.9. Only league approved Managers or Coaches are permitted to pitch to their own Players during the game. Before pitching the ball to the first batter in each inning, the Manager/Coach will ensure that all the Players in the field are ready to begin play. If a pitch thrown by the pitching Manager/Coach strikes a batter, the Player will not be awarded first base and any runners shall not advance. If a player cannot continue the at-bat after being struck no out will be recorded and the next player on the roster will bat with a fresh strike count. If a player is struck by the machine, the player is awarded first base and runners advance if forced.

6.10. The pitching Manager/Coach may position themselves as necessary to be able to throw accurate pitches. The pitching Manager/Coach shall deliver four strikes, either swinging or thrown in the strike zone, to the batter. There are no walks.

6.11. Bunting is not allowed. A bunt will result in a dead ball and a strike will be added to the count.

6.12. For the first six weeks of the season, runners may not advance on overthrows. Beginning in the seventh week, runners may advance one base on an overthrow.

6.13. Runners may not steal a base.

6.14. Umpires shall have discretion to call time upon completion of a play, determine when a ball is considered out of play and suspend play due to Player injury. Umpires shall make all calls including foul and "dead" balls loudly enough to be heard by all the Players and Coaches on the field.

6.15. The Infield Fly Rule will not be used.

6.16. The Ten (10) Run Rule will not be used.

6.17. A maximum of two (2) league approved defensive Coaches may be on the playing field in order to provide instruction while his/her team is on defense. These Coaches may position themselves in any portion of the grass playing field or in any foul territory.

6.18. No official or unofficial score is maintained in this division.

6.19. The Managers will mutually agree to call the game due to weather or field conditions. Reschedule games are at the discretion of both Manager and must be coordinated with the Field Coordinator for field availability. Make up games not scheduled with the Field Coordinator will not take precedence over any other (like or lower division game or practice) scheduled team event on the Master Schedule.

6.20. Sliding head first is not allowed and will result in the player being called out. Feet-first sliding is allowed.

  1. Rules Governing the T-Ball Division

7.1. T-Ball Division will use Reduced Injury Factor (RIF) baseballs (Tball style) for all practice and game play.

7.2. Games will be three (3) innings or 1 hour. No full inning may start after 1 hour of play.

7.3. Each inning, teams will bat ALL players on the roster regardless of total runs scored or number of outs made by the defense. Players who arrive late to the game must be inserted at the end of the batting order. Players who are "out" will return to their dugouts, however there is no 3 out rule to end an inning - the teams will bat through the rosters.

7.4. No Player will sit out except for Players injured or benched for disciplinary reasons.

7.5. Only league approved Managers or Coaches are permitted to place the ball on the batting tee during the game. Before placing the ball on the tee for each swing, the Manager/Coach will ensure that all the Players in the field are ready to begin play. Manager/Coaches are strongly encouraged to announce "ball in play" to all Players prior to allowing the batter to swing at the ball on the batting tee.

7.6. The batting tee Manager/Coach will not record a strike when a batter swings and misses the ball. Batters must advance the ball a minimum of six (6) feet from home plate in order for the batted ball to be considered a "hit." The Manager/Coaches will be responsible for marking a six (6) foot radius from the back of home plate and extending from the first base line to the third base line. All balls remaining within this area shall be considered a dead ball and play will be stopped and the ball will be re-placed on the tee.

7.7. For the last half of the season (last ½ of all scheduled games), "Coach Pitch" can be used at the discretion of each Manager on a Player by Player basis. Batters will receive a maximum of four (4) pitches from the league approved Manager or Coach Pitcher (underhand or overhand). If the batter fails to hit the ball into play after four (4) pitches, the Coach will place the ball on the batting tee and allow the batter to swing until the ball is batted into play.

7.8. Managers shall have discretion to call time upon completion of a play, determine when a ball is considered out of play and suspend play due to Player injury. Managers shall make all calls including foul and "dead" balls loudly enough to be heard by all the Players and coaches on the field.

7.9. All Players may be on the playing field during the team's defensive inning. Defensive Players may not play the same position for more than two (2) innings. All extra Players must remain behind the baselines at the time of the pitch.

7.10. Following a batted ball, play stops and the ball is dead when the retrieving Player has returned the ball to the designated infield area and/or the ball is caught by a defensive Player inside the baselines, or when the ball strikes the ground in the vicinity of a Player within the baselines. Runners may not advance when the ball reaches the designated infield area.

7.11. Runners may not advance on an overthrow by a defensive Player.

7.12. Managers may designate a maximum of one (1) league approved Manager and three (3) league approved Coaches to be on the playing field in order to provide instruction while his/her team is on defense. These designated Coaches may position themselves as necessary for safety and instruction.

7.13. No official or unofficial score is maintained in this division.

7.14. The Managers will mutually agree to call the game due to weather or field conditions. Reschedule games are at the discretion of both Manager and must be coordinated with the VP of T-Ball Division Coordinator and the Field Scheduling Coordinator for field availability. Make up games not scheduled with the VP of T-Ball Division and the Field Scheduling Coordinator T-Ball League Coordinator will not take precedence over any other (like or lower division game or practice) scheduled team event on the Master Schedule.

7.15. When playing defense, only one player can play the pitcher position and the defense fields 10 players, four of these players must play outfield. The outfield is defined by the transition from dirt to grass, or on all grass fields at 10 feet beyond the 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd base paths.

  1. Rules Governing the All-Star/Honors Tournament Team Selection

8.1. The Board will establish the criteria for the selection of Managers, Coaches and Players for post-season play. The Board shall approve all nominations of Managers, Coaches and Players for positions involving post-season play.

8.2 One Junior All-Star team will be selected by a discussion and vote of the Junior Managers. One Intermediate All-Star team will be selected by a discussion and vote of Intermediate Managers.

8.3. The top three (3) Players for the 11/12 ("Majors" All Star team will be selected based on a count of votes by the Players from the Major division. The three (3) players receiving the most votes from their peers will be the first three (3) players selected to the Major All Star team. Additionally, Major Managers will discuss and vote to select the remaining nine (9) Players to fill out the Major All Star Team roster. Players cannot vote for Players from their own team.

8.4. One 10/11-year-old All Star team may be selected by a vote of the Major Managers after the Major All Star Team is selected. Managers may not vote for Players from their own team. One 8/10 year old All Star team may be selected by discussion and vote of the Minor managers. Any 10 year old player that played Majors during the regular season but does not make the Majors All Star team is eligible to be voted onto the 8/10 All Star team by Minors managers.

8.5. One or two 11/12 Honors teams(s) may be selected by a vote of the Major Managers after the 11/12 and 10/11 All Star Teams are selected. Managers may not vote for Players from their own team. One or two 8/10 Honors team may be selected by a vote of the Minors managers after the 8/10 year old All Star teams have been selected.

8.6. The 9/10 year old All-Stars and 9/10 year old Honors team(s) Players will be chosen by a vote of appropriate division Managers (Majors & Minors).

8.7. To be eligible for either the All Stars or Honors postseason selection, each Player and their parents must submit to the VP by the designated deadline, their understanding of the postseason commitment and their intention to make themselves eligible for consideration by the Division Managers. In addition a Player must have satisfied all eligibility requirements defined in the most recently published "Baseball Little League Official Rules and Playing Regulations", and have met all local league financial registration requirements by the same designated deadline.

8.8. Attendance of the All Star and Honors Section Meeting is limited to the following participants:

  • Managers of the appropriate division (Juniors, Intermediate, Majors & Minors)
  • Secretary
  • VP of Division
  • President
  • All-Star Coordinator

8.9 All Star and Honors Managers to be chosen by a vote of their peers. Any conflicts of interest to be handled as stated by the by-laws.

  1. Miscellaneous

9.1 Volunteer or paid umpires calling games at any level for Wilsonville Little League MUST be certified in order to work from behind the plate otherwise they must work from a position in the infield behind the pitcher.

9.2 Any player interested in requesting consideration to play outside of his/her designated LL age defined division (up or down), must complete waiver form prior to the closing of registration. Completed waivers are to be emailed to age defined division VP.

9.3 Pitch Counts - Pitchers shall be limited to pitching counts by age as follows:

AGE LIMITS PER GAME REST REQUIREMENTS
17 - 18 years 105 / day

76 or more pitches -> 4 days rest

61 - 75 pitches -> 3 days rest

46 - 60 pitches -> 2 days rest

31 - 45 pitches -> 1 days rest

1 - 30 pitches -> 0 days rest

15 - 16 years 95 / day
13 - 14 years 95 / day

66 or more pitches -> 4 days rest

51 - 65 pitches -> 3 days rest

36 - 50 pitches -> 2 days rest

21 - 35 pitches -> 1 days rest

1 - 20 pitches -> 0 days rest

11 - 12 years 85 / day
9 - 10 years 75 / day
7 - 8 years 50 / day

9.4 Pitchers shall be limited to 100 pitches in a rolling week. Managers must report pitch counts via "the pitch count log" within 24 hours of completion of their game.

 
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