Pineview DYB Ground Rules - Ozone

Updated Monday March 14, 2016 by BEN BARRS.

Pineview DYB Ground Rules - Ozone


1. All OZONE League games are to be played six (6) innings. Exception: There

will be a “Ten (10) Run Rule Limit” on all regular season games. Definition: If the

home team is ahead by ten (10) runs or more after the visitors have had four (4)

turns at bat, then the home team will be declared the winner. If the visitor team is

ahead by ten (10) runs or more after four (4) complete innings, then the visitor

team will be declared the winner.



PLAYED BY HIS/HER TEAM. Each team will bat round robin until all players

have batted one time. Once all players have batted one time, the line up will go to

9 batters listed in line up roster. Any suspected violation of this rule must be

reported by the opposing manager to the umpire or League Official within fifteen

(15) minutes after completion of the game under protest. The protest filing

procedure is the same as stated in the current DYB Official Rules and

Regulations, Section 4.19. PENALTY: If protest is upheld, forfeiture of the game

in the event the violating team is the winner

3. OZONE League teams shall keep the original number on the roster at drafting.

As vacancies occur, players will be assigned from the waiting list on a first come,

first serve basis until the original number on the roster drops below 11 players or

the designated number set by the President, Vice President and league


3.1 Until mid season, if a OZONE League team drops below the designated

number of players and the waiting list has been depleted, the manager will go to

the player agent with his selection and the player agent will coordinate the

transition. EXCEPTION: See Bylaw Article III, Number 3, Second paragraph. The

child that is pulled will be counted as a first round draft pick for that team the

following year. Any child that refuses will return to the draft. If a pulled player

quits the League, and registers the following year, he will remain property of the

team to which he was pulled.

3.1.1 EXCEPTION: For circumstances when initial team rosters start below 11

players per team: If a team's roster falls below 10 players prior to the first half of

the season the manager will be allowed to borrow players from the same league

or a lower league up to 10 players for each remaining game of the season. These

borrowed players must bat last and play an outfield position. No player on the

current team roster will sit during a game in place of a borrowed player.

Borrowed players are not considered a draft pick for the team and will not affect

the next season's draft.

3.2 After mid-season, if a OZONE League team drops below the designated

number of players, the Board of Directors will meet and decide whether or not

the Manager will be allowed to select a new player.

3.3 If a player is pulled from the Minor League to OZONE League, the Minor

League team from which the player was pulled will be excluded from further

pulling until all Minor League teams have lost a player.

3.4 If a player is pulled up at the request of the Pineview Board of Directors; the

games played with the team he/she is pulled up to will be considered as a full

season. Therefore, that player may utilize the black ball rule the following season.

If the black ball rule is implemented; the manager will not be penalized a draft


4. Any player quitting a team for any reason in the first half of the season will go

back into the Draft the following year (excluding a pulled player). Any player

quitting in the second half of the season will join his/her original team.

5. *If the defensive player has the ball, and is waiting on the runner, the runner

must either slide or attempt to get around the defensive player, without going out

of the three feet baseline and without making malicious contact with the

defensive player. If the defensive player is in the act of fielding the ball then the

runner does not have to slide or attempt to get around the defensive player but

cannot interfere with, or make malicious contact, with the defensive player. Any

malicious contact will result in the runner being ejected. If done after scoring

then the run will count. If done prior to scoring then the run will not count. An

out will be awarded to the defense. On the first occurrence both managers will

receive a warning. The second occurrence will result in the offending team’s

manager being ejected from the game.

6. *Headfirst sliding, at any base not yet attained, will result in an automatic out

on the offending base runner. The second occurrence, by any player, during the

same game, will result in the player being ejected from the game.

7. **Curve balls will be highly discouraged during any regular season games due

to the potential harm it can cause to a young player’s arm.

8. With two outs, the last out may pinch-run for the catcher. The pinch runner

will take the catcher’s place on the base as soon as play is halted and time called

by the umpire. This is so the catcher can be dressed in gear and ready to warm-up

the pitcher as soon as their teams turn at bat is over.

9. Pitch Count Penalty: Any Manager exceeding the pitch count will be penalized

one (1) game suspension at his next game. Opposing Managers shall verify pitch

count during the game and not wait until the count has been presumably

exceeded. Second offense will result in a two (2) game suspension and no

pitching by the player for one (1) week.

9.1 The pitching log will be maintained in the canteen. Managers will complete

the pitching log after each game on the same day of the game. PENALTY:

Managers who do not complete the pitching log will be warned once by the league

commissioner. The second offense will result in the suspension of the Manager at

his next game. Further offense will result in consecutive two (2) game


9.2 Pitching/Catching Rule: If a pitcher pitches more than 50 pitches in a game

he/she will not be allowed to play in the catchers position for the remainder of

the game. The intent of this rule is to protect the player and prevent over


*This is a judgment call, to be made by the umpire on site, and cannot be


Ground Rules OZONE_2015.pdf