Thursday, October 6, 2022

Baseball

Baseball Information

Registration Update

Our Spring baseball season registration is now closed. Fall registration will open July 1st. All age groups will begin practice in February and games will run from March to May. Teeball, 6U, and 8U will cost $95 per payer or $115 per player for late registration. 10U, 12U,and 14U will cost $115 per player or $135 per player for late registration.

  • T-Ball registration fee will include a hat, jersey, pants, belt, and socks. Players are only responsible for their gloves, bats, and cleats.
  • All other age groups will need to get their own uniforms. (Coaches will coordinate this with their individual teams)
  • T-Ball will be broken up into two age groups. 3-4 and 5-6. All T-Ball games will be played in house at Walker Hawk Sports Complex in Royse City on Saturdays with one practice a week.
  • All age groups will play an 8 game season over 6 weeks plus the playoff tournaments.
  • 6U-8U-10U-12U-14U-16U will play all home games at Walker Hawk Sports Complex in Royse City. All away games will be at Caddo Mills. All games could be scheduled on a Monday-Tuesday-Thursday or Friday.nights.Pre-season and playoff tournaments will be scheduled for a weekend.


Runs allowed per inning
  • Baseball | Seven (7) runs per inning
  • T-ball | Six (6) runs per inning
Run rules
  • 15 runs after 3 innings
  • 8 runs after 4 innings
Baseball
  • 6U and 8U | 75 minutes
  • 10U thru 14U | 90 minutes
T-Ball
  • 3/4 and 5/6 | 55 min
Additional time allowance

When within 5 minutes of the allotted game time: if the home team is behind and the top of the inning has ended, they will be given their at bet even if it goes over the alotted game time. However, if the home team is behind by more than the single inning run limit, the game will be called in favor of the visiting team.

Weather Related Disruption

When the regulation game has not reached the 50% of game play time, the game will be made up and started over as a new game.

When a regulation game has reached at least 50% of the scheduled play time and must be discontinued due to weather then the game will officially record the final score.

If a regulation game is called off due to weather:

  • the home team does not have the lead,
  • AND while an inning is in progress,
  • AND before the inning is completed,
  • AND the visiting team has scored one or more runs to take the lead
  • THEN final score will revert to the previous inning after the home team has completed an official inning.
Coaching
  • The offensive team may place a coach at first base and third base
  • If an offensive coach touches a baserunning player that player will be called OUT
  • Prior to the game beginning, both teams' head coach (or the acting head coach) and the umpire shall have a home plate meeting
  • 6U & 8U | In addition to the other offensive coaches, the coach who is pitching may also coach players from the mound
  • 6U | The defensive team may place one coach in the outfield and one coach in the infield, but both must remain in foul territory away from the field of play
  • 8U and up | The defensive team is allowed to have up to two (2) coaches just outside the dugout
  • All other coaches must stay in the dugout
Players
  • A team must have 7 players to begin a game (if there are not 7 players the team will have to forfeit)
Batting
  • 6U | The batter will receive 3 coach pitches. If the batter swings and misses at all three, it will be a strike out. If the batter fouls off the last pitch, the continuation rule will apply (batter gets another live pitch. If missed, batter will get one swing off the tee). If the batter does not swing at all three pitches, they will receive one swing off the tee.
  • 8U | The batter will receive 6 coach pitches. If the batter swings and misses 3 of the pitches, it will be a strike out. If the batter fouls off the last pitch, the continuation rule will apply (batter gets another live pitch until the ball is put in play or the batter misses or doesn’t swing at the next pitch).
Baserunning | Stealing
  • 8U and below | No stealing or leading off
  • 10U | Leadoff and secondary lead are permitted (runner must keep body facing toward infield). On the pitch, the runner can “break” toward the next base only after the ball crosses the plate. The first-time a runner breaks early, a warning is issued. If the pitch was not put in play, the runner returns to the base they were at prior to the pitch. If the ball is put into play, the play resolves as normal but the warning stands. After this warning (only 1 per team), any runner that “breaks” early is immediately out regardless of the outcome of the pitch. “Break” means turning one’s body toward the next base in order to run normally.
  • 12U and 14U | Unrestricted ("open baserunning")
Fielding | Overthrows
  • 10U and under | One (1) base allowed on overthrows (this includes throw downs from the catcher and pick off attempts)
  • 12U and 14U | The ball is live
Pitching | Count Limitations

Regular Season

  • No pitch limits during the regular season

Playoffs

  • 10U and 12U | 7 outs or more - not eligible for next day, and 24 outs maximum over 2-day tournament
  • 14U | 7 outs or more - not eligible for next day, and 24 outs maximum over 2-day tournament
Pitching | Balks
  • 10U and 12U | One (1) warning per pitcher then standard penalty after that
  • 14U | No warnings are given
Coaching
  • The offensive team may place a coach at first base, second base, and home plate
  • The home plate coach may position the batter in the box
  • If an offensive coach touches a baserunning player that player will be called OUT
  • The defensive team may place one coach in the outfield and one coach in the infield
  • All other coaches must stay in the dugout
  • Prior to the game beginning, both teams' head coach (or the acting head coach) and the umpire shall have a home plate meeting
Players
  • A team must have 7 players to begin a game (if there are not 7 players the team will have to forfeit)
Batting
  • 3/4 Only | Each team will take turns batting through their entire bench per inning
  • 3/4 Only | There will be neither outs nor runs recorded
  • 3/4 Only | Each batter will swing until they are able to put the ball in play
  • 5/6 Only | Batters will have 3 swings to put the ball in play
  • 5/6 Only | No additional swings are awarded for foul balls
Baserunning
  • 3/4 Only | When the last batter puts the ball into play, all players on base will run the bases to home plate
Defensive Play
  • The pitcher may not run down a runner going to first base, but must either throw the ball to first base or run it to first base
  • The pitcher may run down a runner going to any other base or home plate
Bat Weights:

12U and under | no bat weight restrictions, should have USA or USSSA stamp

14U | must be drop 5, drop 3, or wood. BBCOR stamp is not required

Equipment:

No specific stamp (NFHS or otherwise) is required on balls, gloves, bats, or any other equipment.

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