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  • 10 players in the field, including 4 outfielders.  Teams with large rosters are allowed to use 5 outfielders
  • Running batting order (All players must play at least 3 innings in field)
  • No bunting
  • No stealing
  • No infield fly rule
  • OVERTHROW FROM THE FIELD WILL BE LIMITED TO ONE BASE ADVANCEMENT. IF A PLAY IS ATTEMPTED ON THE ADVANCE AND IT IS OVERTHROWN AGAIN, THE PLAY IS DEAD AND RUNNERS DO NOT ADVANCE FURTHER
  • 6 inning game
  • 5 run mercy rule in effect except for the 6th inning.
  • No Run Rule but no inning to start after 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  • Independent umpire calls balls/strikes/outs.
  • Use RIF ball (level 5)
  • Players pitch the odd numbered innings (1, 3, and 5)
  • Coaches of the offensive team will pitch the even numbered innings (2, 4, and 6) to their batters.  In these innings, the defense will station a pitcher near the coach pitcher.  Coaches cannot field the ball.
  • Players may pitch a maximum of 1 inning or maximum pitch count, whichever comes first. No player should throw more than 39 pitches. 
  • A player is required to play the defensive position of pitcher, even when a coach is used to pitch
  • Whenever a coach is used to pitch, the batter must either strike out or put the ball in play (no walks)
  • All pitchers must pitch from 46 feet, regardless of ability.  When a coach is pitching, the player who is fielding that position cannot be in front of the coach (ie; they must be at the side or behind).   Discretion used.
  • Maximum pitch count is 39 pitches with prescribed rest as follows:
If a player pitches 39 pitches in a day, two (2) calendar days of rest must be observed
If a player pitches 21-39 pitches in a day, one (1) calendar day of rest must be observed
If a player pitches 1-20 pitches in a day, no (0) calendar rest is required
 
      Up to 3 walks per inning OR 2HBP per inning per pitcher.There is a maximum of 2 child pitchers per inning.  If after the 2nd pitcher in the inning reaches the limit of 3 walks or 2 HBPs without completing the inning, a coach will be brought in to finish out the inning.
 
Example – child walks two and hits a third player during the inning.  He will continue to pitch until a third batter walks or a second player is hit.