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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.     Rule 6.02 –(c)is in effect at this level for 2022: After entering the batters box, the batter must remain in the box with at least one foot throughout the at bat.

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

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

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

6.     All bats must meet regulations as outlined in rule 1.10 in the 2022 Little League Baseball Rules and Regulations, and be approved by the managers.

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

8.     The time limit for all games at this level is no new inning after 1 hour 30 minutes and a drop dead time of 1 hour 45 minutes from scheduled start time.

9.     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

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

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

12.  For the month of October, there will be NO walks.  Should 4 balls be thrown, the coach will pitch to the batter and the batter will inherit the count.  If there were two strikes on the batter before the walk then the batter gets one swing.  Normal baseball rules apply.

13.  For the month of October there will be no stealing of home.  Runners are permitted to steal a base on a pitched ball that goes behind the catcher. 

14.  For the month of November, stealing home on passed balls is allowed.

15. There is no “must slide rule.” The rule is, “slide, or attempt to get around.” The key in this situation is, “the fielder has the ball and is waiting to make a tag.” If the fielder (any fielder, not just the catcher) does not have the ball, and there is a collision, you CANNOT call the runner out. However, if the umpire determines that the runner deliberately attempted to injure the fielder, the umpire could eject the runner for unsportsmanlike conduct. 7.08(a(3)).

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