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Majors Baseball Rules

2023 D5 Majors Baseball Interleague Rules

All D5 Major Division games are played in compliance with the 2023 Little League Baseball Rules and Regulations, and
will include the following:
- NO “LOCAL” LEAGUE RULES ALLOWED!
- THE HOME TEAM IS RESPONSIBLE TO PREPARE THE FIELD.
- TEAM MANAGERS SHOULD COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER 48 HOURS, IN ADVANCE, TO CONFIRM
GAME, TIME AND LOCATION; AND TO HELP AVOID/REDUCE CANCELLATIONS.

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

2. Free substitution is permitted. Minimum play rules apply: 6 consecutive defensive outs and 1 at
bat.

3. The “15 run rule” will be observed, as described in rule 4.10 (e).

4. The “dropped 3rd strike” rule is in effect.

5. Intentional walk rule in effect, there will be no pitches thrown, but pitcher will have 4 pitches added
to pitch count.

6. Batter must keep a foot in the batters box as described in rule 6.02(c).

7. 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 game’s umpires.

8. Teams must use regulation Little League baseballs and provide 2 new baseballs prior to the start of play,
at the plate talk with the plate umpire.

9. The time limit for all games at this level is no new inning may begin after 2 hrs from the scheduled start
with a drop dead time of 2 hrs 15 mins from the scheduled start.

10. Home plate umpire to be provided and scheduled by the Host League.

11. The umpires will leave the field if you do not have 9 players at the beginning or during a game, and the
game will be counted as a forfeit. The two teams should then scrimmage against one another, ie
practice game.

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

13. Each team is responsible for maintaining their own pitch counts which should be communicated
between the teams and plate umpire regularly throughout the game, with meet in the middle if there
are discrepancies.

14. Official scorekeeper to be provided by the Home team. 

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