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AA Baseball Rules

Thornydale Little League AA Baseball Rules

1.     A Continuous batting order will be used for both teams.

2.     Free substitution is permitted. Minimum play rules apply: 6 defensive outs and 1 at bat. No courtesy runners are allowed.

3.     There will be a maximum of 5 runs scored per half inning OR 3 outs, whichever happens first.

4.     Teams must use regulation Little League baseballs and provide 2 new baseballs prior to the start of play.

5.     All bats must meet regulations as outlined in rule 1.10 in the 2023 Little League Baseball Rules and Regulations, and be approved by the managers.

6.     Pitchers will pitch from the regulation distance, 46’ pitching plate –no exceptions.

7.     The time limit for all games at this level  is a maximum of 1 hour 45 minutes from scheduled start time.

8.     Must start and finish the game with 8 players. The ninth position in the batting order will be an out.  In the event a team has less than 8 players at the scheduled start.  The game can continue by borrowing a player from the other team.  NO FORFEITS

9.  A rostered adult must be present in the dugout at all times when players are present.

10.  Each team is responsible for maintaining their own pitch counts which should be communicated between the teams regularly throughout the game.

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