FALL BALL RULES 2017

Updated Wednesday October 4, 2017 by MDYB JUL2017.

 

 

2017 MIDLAND DYB FALL BALL RULES

 

1.  Players must play the league age in which they play in the upcoming spring. If a player has to move up in spring, he/she must play up in fall ball unless there is a safety issue as ruled on by the Board.

2.  Games will be 6 innings. Time limits are 1 hour & 30 minutes for Coaches Pitch, 1 hour & 45 minutes for Minor, and 2 hours for Ozone. Finish the at bat. **Note for nights with 2 games scheduled for the same field, time limits will be shortened by 15 minutes**

3.  All players are limited to 2 innings per position per game. Exceptions: Ozone/Minor – catcher; Coaches Pitch- 1st base and catcher. No player is allowed to return to a position already played.

‚Äč4.  Continuous batting order.

5.  Pitching:

  • Ozone- must pitch an 11 year old 2 of the first 4 innings. There must be 2 different pitchers in the 5th and 6th innings if using 12 year olds. Pitchers in the 5th& 6th innings cannot have pitched in the 1st-4th innings. No pitcher can go back to the mound once removed for any reason.
  • Minor- must pitch a 9 year old 2 of the first 4 innings. There must be 2 different pitchers in the 5th& 6th innings if using 10 year olds. Pitchers in the 5th& 6th innings cannot have pitched in the 1st-4th innings. No pitcher can go back to the mound once removed for any reason
  • Pitching age is determined by the age the player will be in the upcoming spring season. Example: Any player turning 10 before or on April 30, 2017 is considered a 10 year old in this fall ball season.

6.  Home team is responsible for chalking the field.

7.  No scoreboard is to be kept.

8.  There will be a 10 batter limit per team per inning for all Leagues. The 10th batter must either strike out or hit a fair ball and will not be walked in Minor/Ozone. Coaches Pitch will follow DYB pitches per batter.

9.  Any team not meeting the minimum number of players may borrow a player(s) from another team as long as he/she is registered at Midland for the current season in a lower league.

10.  T-Ball players will have 3 initial pitches. If he/she is unable to hit those itches, they will continue to hit from the tee until they have done so. There will be no strikeouts in T-Ball. (Adopted 10-2017)


*****Failure to comply with above rules during fall ball will result in the coach forfeiting the first game in spring ball.*****

Revised Aug 2017

2017 Fall Ball Rules_v2.pdf