Friday, February 23, 2024

Baseball

Baseball Information

Registration Update

SPRING 2024 BASEBALL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Standard Registration is available from November 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023. Late Registration will start January 1, 2024 and run through January 27, 2024. All age groups will begin practice in February and games will run from March to May with playoffs in June.

  • Blastball and Teeball 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)
  • Teeball will be broken up into two age groups. Blastball 3-4 and Teeball 4-5-6. All T-Ball games will be played in house at Walker Hawk Sports Complex in Royse City on Saturdays with one practice a week.
  • Teeball up to Baseball 10U age groups will play an 8 game season plus the playoff tournaments.
  • The Little League Charter 12U and 14U age groups will play a 12 game season plus playoffs.
  • 7U-8U-10U-12U-14U will play all home games at Walker Hawk Sports Complex in Royse City.
  • All games could be normally scheduled on a Monday-Tuesday-Thursday or Friday nights. Playoff tournaments will be scheduled for a weekend.
# Division Registration Fee Standard Late
1 Blastball 3/4 (uniforms included) $95 $115
2 Teeball 4/5/6 (uniforms included) $115 $135
3 Baseball 7U** Modified Coach Pitch (uniforms extra) $115 $135
4 Baseball 8U** Coach Pitch (uniforms extra) $115 $135
5 Baseball 10U* (uniforms extra) $135 $155
6 Little League Charter 12U* (uniforms extra) $135 $155
7 Little League Charter 14U* (uniforms extra) $135 $155

* These age groups will be eligible to try out for the All star team to advance to the Little League World Series.

** These age groups will be eligible to try out for the NCS Rec World Series Tournament Team.



Runs allowed per inning
  • Baseball | Seven (7) runs per inning
  • Teeball | 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
Teeball
  • Blastball | 55 min
  • Teeball | 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
  • 8U and under | In addition to the other offensive coaches, the coach who is pitching may also coach players from the mound
  • 7U | 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
  • 7U | The batter will receive 3 coach pitches. If the batter fouls off the last pitch, the continuation rule will apply (batter gets another live pitch until either a ball, hit or strike). After the coach pitches if the batter does not get a hit, they one swing to attempt hitting the ball off of a 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).
  • 10U | The batter will be called out on a dropped 3rd strike. Batter may not attempt to run to 1st base.
Baserunning | Stealing
  • 8U and below | No stealing or leading off
  • 10U | No Leading off. Stealing is allowed once the ball reaches the plate.
  • 10U | Overthrows to the Pitcher: An errant return throw from the catcher to the pitcher is considered a dead ball. A runner cannot begin an advance after the ball has been released by the catcher to the pitcher regardless if the ball is caught, overthrown, dropped, etc.
  • 12U and 14U | Unrestricted ("open baserunning")
Fielding | Overthrows
  • 10U and under | Only one base will be allowed (at runners risk) in the event of an overthrow to any base. The play is dead when either the lead runner reaches the next base safely or the runner is tagged out.
  • 12U and 14U | The ball is live
Pitching | Count Limitations

Regular Season

  • No pitch limits during the regular season

Playoffs

  • 10U | They can pitch up to 9 outs and are allowed to pitch the next day. No more than 24 outs maximum throughout a tournament (including playoffs).
  • 12U | They can pitch up to 9 outs and are allowed to pitch the next day. No more than 27 outs maximum throughout a tournament (including playoffs).
  • 14U | They can pitch up to 9 outs and are allowed to pitch the next day. No more than 30 outs maximum throughout a tournament (including playoffs).
Pitching | Balks
  • 10U | Players will be coached and notified by the umpire, but there will be no penalty
  • 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) BATTERS 8 AND 9 MUST TAKE AN OUT!
Batting
  • Blastball Only | Each team will take turns batting through their entire bench per inning
  • Blastball Only | There will be neither outs nor runs recorded
  • Blastball Only | Each batter will swing until they are able to put the ball in play
  • Teeball Only | Batters will have 3 swings to put the ball in play
  • Teeball Only | No additional swings are awarded for foul balls
Baserunning
  • Blastball Only | When the last batter puts the ball into play, all players on base will run the bases to home plate
  • Teeball Only | Only one base will be allowed (at runners risk) in the event of an overthrow to any base. The play is dead when either the lead runner reaches the next base safely or the runner is tagged out.
Defensive Play
  • The pitcher may not run down a runner going to first base. The pitcher must throw (or toss) the ball to 1st base. Rolling the ball to 1st will NOT be allowed.
  • The pitcher may run down a runner going to any other base or home plate
Little League Bat Clarification References:

Any clarifications needed regarding the ruling of Little League rules must be referenced from the Little League website!

Bat Weights:

10U and under | no bat weight restrictions, should have USA or USSSA stamp

Equipment:

10U and under | No specific stamp (NFHS or otherwise) is required on balls, gloves, bats, or any other equipment.

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