18U Division Rules
18U Division Rules
- Pitching distance is 60' 6" feet and the baselines are 90 feet.
- A team may start the game with 7 or 8 players. An automatic out will be charged for the 8th and/or 9th batters (SC league rule only).
- Late-arriving players are to be inserted into the lineup with no penalty.
- In case of an ejection, the re-entry rule MAY NOT BE USED and the game is thus forfeited.
- In case of injury see 4.03 Injury Rule in the MBA Handbook.
- Only players that have not been in the game are eligible.
- Games are seven (7) innings.
- Run limit - 6 runs per inning, or 3 outs, whichever comes first. Exception: Last inning will be an open (no run limit).
- This differs from Baseball Manitoba rules and applies to league-play only
- If a team is up 10 runs or more after 5 innings, 4½ if home team, the game shall be declared over. If a game is called because of rain or darkness before 3 innings (2½ if home) the game shall be declared no contest and must be replayed.
- 9 players shall be in the batting order.
- A pitcher once removed from the mound cannot re-enter as a pitcher.
- Re-entry (See Baseball Manitoba Handbook)
- All players in the starting batting order shall be permitted to re-enter the game once but MUST bat in the same batting position. Once a pitcher has been removed from the pitching position, even though he re-enters the game, he may NOT pitch again.
- A DESIGNATED HITTER will be allowed for the pitcher only.
- Wood and composite bats are to be used.
- There are NO restrictions as to the number of pitchers that may be used in a game.
- Any player on the team is eligible to pitch. See below
- Over-age Players are not permitted.
- Pitchers and coaches MUST follow the pitch count/rest guidelines (see below).
- Pitch-count must be recorded for all league, exhibition, and tournament games.
- Pitchers and Catchers - Baseball Manitoba Hand Book-Page 101 - read it and know it.
- Once a player assumes the role of pitcher, they cannot catch for the remainder of the day. A player is allowed to catch and then pitch in the same game or the same day. However a player cannot pitch and then catch in the same game or day.
- All other rules as per Baseball Manitoba/Baseball Canada will apply.
- Check with Baseball Canada NCCP for updated coaching requirements.
SCMBL Special Rules
- Up to three over age players may play if there is no team of his age group in his town.
- Overage players may not be more than 1 year over age, and cannot pitch or catch.
- An executive member or designate will assess the players skill level and make a ruling.
- Over age players must be identified on the game sheet as OP.
- In league championship tournaments, all teams with OP players must drop these players (they are not eligible to play in the play-offs.)
- Girls may participate one year past the suggested ages without being considered an overage player (Baseball Canada)
- Alternate Players (APs)
- In regular league play only, players may move up ONE age classification.
- Clarification - a Peewee “A” player can AP to Peewee “AA”, Bantam “A” or “AA”, but cannot AP to any level of midget
- Clarification - a Peewee “AA” player can AP to Bantam “A” or “AA”, but cannot AP to any level of midget
- APs cannot pitch or catch
- APs must be identified on the game sheet as AP.
- If a player is on a higher age roster permanently, then he may pitch or catch.
- Players can AP laterally in the same age category, as long as they ONLY play outfield, do not pitch or catch, and can ONLY bat in the last 3 in the order.
- Teams may not use APs if the total number of players, not including APs, on a game sheet is 11 players.
APs cannot be used in South Central Playoffs
Pitch Count Rules