PBI Baseball League Rules

BAT REGULATIONS

Bat Restrictions – all bats must either be wood, BBCOR or USA Baseball certified and stamped

  • 10U 46-60 and under – Little League authorized USA Baseball certified bats
  • 11U & 12U 50-70 – either wood, BBCOR or USA Baseball certified bats only
  • 13U: -5 drop or less barrel not to exceed 2 5/8” (metal, wood bats allowed) *
  • 14U: drop of -3 or less, barrel not to exceed 2 5/8” (metal, wood bats allowed) * *
  • 13u & 14u any composite bat MUST be BBCOR
  • High School divisions – wood bat ONLY  – composite wood bats are allowed

GAME PLAY

  • 8U through 10U – adhere to Williamsport Little League Rules
    • All games six innings in length
    •  11U and 12U 50×70 – adhere to Major League Rules
    • All games seven innings in length
    • 13U through 18U 60×90 – adhere to Major League Rules
    • All games seven innings in length

    PITCH COUNT RULES

    • 8U – maximum 65 pitcher per day
    • 9U, 10U – maximum 75 pitcher per day
    • 11U, 12U – maximum 85 pitches per day
    • 13U, 14U – maximum 95 pitches per day
    • High School – maximum 110 pitcher per day
    • Pitchers can finish batter when maximum number has been reached

    PITCH REST RULES

    8U through 12U

    • 4 days rest 66 or more pitches
    • 3 days rest for 51-65 pitches
    • 2 days rest for 36-50 pitches
    • 1 day rest for 21-35 pitches

    13U through HS Divisions

    • 4 days rest 76 or more pitches
    • 3 days rest for 61-75 pitches
    • 2 days rest for 46-60 pitches
    • 1 day rest for 31-45 pitches
    • Pitch Rest rules MUST be adhered to for doubleheaders
    • Pitch Rest rules MUST be adhered to for playing on back-to-back days

    PROTESTS

    • Must be announced at game to home plate umpire prior to the next pitch
    • Protesting coach must provide report to League Official within 24 hour time period
    • Will be $100 fee for protest; if protest upheld, fee will be refunded
    • Playoffs: same rules apply

    ROSTER/LINEUP

    • 8U through 14U – 15 Player Limit
    • High School Divisions – 20 Player Limit
    • Line-Up Rules – starter may return to same spot in lineup.  The sub being removed is done for the game.  Only exception is due to injury; any non-starter may replace the injured player.
    • EH (extra hitter): allowed for all divisions.  Line-Up will be 10 players for complete game.  Allowed to play field as one of 9 defensive players (including the pitcher).  Starter can re-enter once following regular substitution rules.
    • DH (designated hitter): only 50×70 and 60×90 divisions.  Cannot play field.  Normal substitution rules apply; otherwise MLB rules apply.
    • Cinderella Line-Up all players bat.  Only 9 defensive players (including pitcher) allowed on the field at any time.
    • Recap:  Line-up can be 9, 10 with EH, or Cinderella; are the only line-ups allowed

    STANDINGS

    • Winning Coach must provide winning score, original game date, Player of the Game via email to: scores@baseballclinics.com
    • Standings will be based on Winning Percentage

    TIE-BREAKERS

    • Head-to-head
    • Lowest RA (runs against) head-to-head
    • Lowest overall RA
    • Coin Flip by League Official

    MISCELLANEOUS RULES

    Speed Up Rule – OPTIONAL Rule

    • With two outs, a runner can be put in for the catcher or pitcher of record that is on the bases.
    • If batting 9,10, the runner cannot be in the game.
    • If Cinderella lineup, the last batted out.
    • Discuss during ground rules so all parties aware.

    Balks –

    • 11U & 12U 50×70 – One warning, then called.
    • 13U, 14U, High School Divisions – Called

    Stealing Rule Exception:

    • 8U: No steals of home from 3rd, must be scored by ball in play

    Mercy

    • Six inning games: 10 runs after losing team has 4 at bats
    • Seven inning games: 10 runs after losing team has 5 at bats