BASEBALL RULES SUMMARY

The following table is a summary of the main Baseball rule differences per Division. Please refer to the Rules page for more detailed information.

T-Ball A AA AAA Coast Majors
# of Innings 4 5 5 5 6 6
End of Inning Each player bats once. 3 outs or 5 runs scored* 3 outs or 5 runs scored* 3 outs or 5 runs scored* 3 outs or 5 runs scored* 3 outs
# of Fielders All players (max 6 infielders) 10 players (4 true outfielders; no rover) 10 players (4 true outfielders; no rover) 10 players (4 true outfielders; no rover) 10 players (4 true outfielders; no rover) 9 players
Minimum Play Every player shall play the entire game. Equal playing time for all players. Two (2) defensive innings must be played at an infield position. Equal playing time for all players. Two (2) defensive innings must be played at an infield position. Equal playing time for all players. Two (2) defensive innings must be played at an infield position. 3 full innings of defense. 3 full innings of defense.
Pitcher Batter hits off a tee Coach pitches to own team. Limit of 7 pitches/batter. No walks or hit-by-pitch. Swinging strike outs apply. Coach pitches to own team. Limit of 7 pitches/batter. No walks or hit-by-pitch. Swinging strike outs apply.

Kid pitches to opposing team. Standard balls and strikes. If batting count reaches 4 balls, hitting team's coach comes in to complete the at-bat; results in ball being put in play or strike out (no walks).Pool Play/Playoffs: Full Kid pitch. (same as Coast & Majors)

Kid pitches to opposing team. Standard balls and strikes including walks, hit-by-pitch, and strike-outs. Kid pitches to opposing team. Standard balls and strikes including walks, hit-by-pitch, and strike-outs.
Pitch Count NA NA NA Pitch count rules apply. Pitch count rules apply. Pitch count rules apply.
Baserunning No steals. Runners stop once the ball has been returned to the infield. Runners may circle the bases on last batter. No steals. Runners stop once the ball has been returned to the infield. No steals. Runners stop once the ball has been returned to the infield. Steals allowed with hard stop at 3rd base. Steals allowed. Defense is responsible for stopping baserunners progress. Steals allowed. Defense is responsible for stopping baserunners progress.
Advanced Baserunning No bases may be taken on an overthrow. One base is awarded on any overthrow. One base is awarded on any overthrow. No lead-offs. Runner advances at own risk once the ball reaches the batter. No lead-offs. Runner advances at own risk once the ball reaches the batter. No lead-offs. Runner advances at own risk once the ball reaches the batter.
Batting Bunting is not allowed Bunting is not allowed Bunting is not allowed Bunting is allowed. Slash bunting strongly discouraged. Bunting is allowed. Slash bunting strongly discouraged. Bunting is allowed. Slash bunting strongly discouraged.
Scoring Scores will not be kept 5 run limit for innings 1-4.
No run limit in 5th inning.
5 run limit for innings 1-4.
No run limit in 5th inning.
5 run limit for innings 1-4.
No run limit in 5th inning.
10-run mercy rule after the 4th inning.
5 run limit for innings 1-5.
No run limit in 6th inning.
10-run mercy rule after the 4th inning.
5 run limit for innings 1-5.
No run limit in 6th inning.
10-run mercy rule after the 4th inning.
Time Limit 4 innings or 90 minutes, whichever comes first. 5 innings or 90 minutes, whichever comes first. 5 innings or 90 minutes, whichever comes first. Regular Season: 5 innings. No new inning after 1:45. Allowed to finish the final inning. No Time Limit unless following game scheduled: No new inning after 2:00. No pitch after 2:20. No Time Limit unless following game scheduled: No new inning after 2:00. No pitch after 2:20.