FALL T-BALL RULES 2017

Updated Tuesday September 19, 2017 by MDYB.

 

MIDLAND DYB TEE BALL RULES

 

1:00- THE PLAYING FIELD-EQUIPMENT

1:01   The minimum distance from home plate to the nearest outfield fence shall be 160 feet.

1:02   Player-Pitcher must wear a protective helmet with a face protector.

1:03   6th player may be placed anywhere behind the 35 ft. line or at catcher position. 

1:04   There will be a (10’) arc from the back of home plate, the ball must go past the arc to be a fair ball

 

2:00- DEFINITIONS OF TERMS

2:01   “Pitching Circle” is a circle approximately ten feet (10’) in diameter, around the center of the mound or pitcher’s slab.

2:02   “Player-pitcher” is the defensive player playing the pitching position, except he does not pitch to the batter.

2:03   A “bunt” is defined as an obvious attempt by the batter to bunt the ball, including but not limited to the normal squared around stance.

 

3:00- THE GAME, GENERAL

3:01   Ten (10) players will be allowed in the lineup on defense.

3:02   An inning will consist of three (3) outs or five (5) runs.

3:03   A continuous batting order will be used.

3:04   Four (4) Outfielders will be at least ten feet (10’) behind bases.

3:05   A team may score a maximum of five (5) runs per half inning.

 

4:00- STARTING, DURING AND ENDING THE GAME

4:01  There will be no:
“Infield Fly” rule in effect;
Walks;
Base stealing;
Called-strikes (Exceptions- see “Bunts” below);
Bunts;

4:02   All tournament games will be played to conclusion, EVERY PLAYER MUST BAT

4:03   A complete game will be 4 innings unless the home team is ahead after the   visiting team has batted 3 times provided all players have met their offense requirements.

4:04   Coaches will be limited to the Coach-batter (the batter coach may only coach the batter while in the batter’s box, once the ball is hit the base coaches are responsible for coaching the runner, a Dugout coach, and two (2) base coaches. Class A may have one (1) coach in the outfield. (Could have 2 coaches during tournaments)

4:05   The pitching and batting coaches will exit the playing field as soon as the ball is hit and any interference on the part of the pitcher will be a judgment of the umpire and will result in a no pitch. *The pitching and/or batting coach must clear home plate of bats and/or tees.

4:06   All teams must play a regular baseball infield. Up to six (6) players will be allowed in the infield.  Infielders must stay behind the (35’) line until the ball is hit.  Outfielders must stay (10’) behind the base path until the ball is hit. 

 

5:00 LIVE BALL AND TIME OUT

5:01   The ball will be declared dead when the lead runner is stopped or abandons any effort to advance further. A play on any other runner will release the lead runner if the ball has not been declared dead.

5:02   When a player is struck by a thrown or batted ball and in the opinion of the umpire the impact of the ball striking the player is sufficient enough to injure or incapacitate the player, the play will cease. At that point, immediate attention will be given to the injured player, all runners will advance to the next base, and then the play will be resumed by the Umpire.

 

6:00-THE BATTER

6:0l   Each batter will be allowed five (5) pitches. After three (3) pitches the batter will hit from the Tee.  THE TEE WILL BE PLACED ON THE PLATE. (Tanner tee v. traditional tee)  If the fifth (5)  pitch is fouled, the batter will be allowed another pitch. If that pitch is fouled, the batter will be allowed another pitch, etc...

6:02   If  hit on the tee, no matter where it his hit, all hits are singles if batter/runner reaches the base safely without being put out.

6: 03  If  hit on the pitch, on the ground to the outfield, up to two bases if the batter/runner reaches the base safely without being put out at his own risk.

6:04   If hit on the pitch, any over throws at first will be a dead ball

6:05   If a pitch ball is hit to the outfield in the air, it is a live ball and the runner may run/advance  at his own risk.

 

7:00-THE PITCHER

7:01   The Player-pitcher must have at least one (1) foot completely inside the pitching circle at the time of the pitch and no closer than the pitching slab. Penalty: Pitch or no-pitch at the choice of the offensive team. Only one player pitcher allowed on mound at a time. 

 

 APPEAL PLAY ADVICE FOR ALL AGE DIVISIONS

A simple procedure to teach and follow:

(1) If time is OUT: Pitcher takes position on mound, catcher takes position behind home plate, wait for home plate umpire to call or signal that time is IN, pitcher steps out pitching circle and takes or throws the ball to the player covering the base on which the appeal is to be made,* player with the ball in his possession tags (steps on) the base missed by the runner and state what you are appealing. If more than one runner crossed the base, specify the specific runner (such as "the second runner") that missed the base. 

(2) If time is NOT OUT: Any player in possession of the ball takes or throws the ball to the player covering the base on which the appeal is to be made, and proceed at the corresponding point as shown by the * in the above paragraph. 

(3) When time is OUT coach will make appeals for 5 & 6 year olds.  

 

ADOPED 8/8/2017

2017 Midland Fall Ball Tee Ball Rules.pdf