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                                             Buffalo Niagara Select Travel League Rules

NAME

This organization shall be known as the Buffalo Niagara Select Travel League

 

PURPOSE

 

The objective of the Buffalo Niagara Select Travel League shall be to promote, through supervised, competitive baseball activities, the development of youth with emphasis on the teaching of baseball skills, team play of baseball and an overall attitude of good sportsmanship.

This objective can be best achieved through the concerted effort of all the individuals who have agreed to take positions of responsibility in our Association.  Coaches, League Directors, Umpires and other involved participants must stress, through example, that baseball competition can be a positive learning experience, whether in victory or defeat.  The benefit to the youth will depend largely on the overall attitude created by the individuals supervising the program.

 

GENERAL RULES OF PLAY

Upon completion of any game the winning manager MUST email their final score and how many innings were completed WITHIN 24 HOURS to:  .

The rules of play, other than as amended by these By-Laws, will be in accordance with the Official Little League Rules for all age Divisions of Baseball.  The General Rules apply to all leagues.  In addition, no player will be allowed to compete in any game while wearing shorts or open toed shoes.

                                                                      2019 8u Travel Rules

  • Scores need to be kept and the winning coach needs to email the score to lllplayeragent01@aol.com or text me at 716-471-1237 by end of the day.

  • No Umpires.

  • 6 inning games.

  • Hurry on and off the field.

  • Games will start at times to be determined on Sundays.

  • There is no time limit.If a game gets called because of darkness the result of the game will go back to the last full inning of play.A complete game is 4 innings.

  • Home team is responsible for getting the pitching machine and putting it back.

Defense Rules:

  • 10 kids per defense. 4 outfielders.

  • 3 outs per inning.

  • There is a five run rule in all innings except the 6th inning.The DEFENSIVE team must get 3 outs to end the inning.

  • Please use the hurry up rule and get your catcher off the base. Put in the last out to run for him/her and have him/her get dressed to catch to move the game along. An adult coach will assist the catcher to gather the balls.

  • Pitcher must wear a helmet and stay away from the machine.

Offense Rules:

  • Five pitches maximum or three 3 strikes whichever is completed first per batter. If the kids do not swing it will not be called. They either need to put the ball in play or after five (5)pitches their at bat will be retired. Every swing is a strike. Three (3) Strikes are an out. A foul ball is considered a strike. If the last pitch or strike is fouled the batter will get one (1) additional pitch. There are no walks.

  • A coach/parent from the offensive feeds the machine. (no coaching while a batter is in the box or dirt in the area)

  • The machine must be changed except at the top half of any inning to prevent any unfair advantages to either team. Coaches need to mutually agree on the mph settings as there are several types of pitching machines being utilized.

  • The five run per inning rule is in effect.

  • Catcher speed up rule: If your catcher is on base please remove him/her to move the game along. Replace that player with the last out.Have that player dress to catch to move the game along faster.

  • If the ball hits the machine it will be considered a dead ball and the players will be awarded only one base.

  • There is base advancement unless forced by a hit. Base running advancement ends once the ball is caught and or in possession anywhere in the infield. One base allowed on an overthrow unless there is a runner at 3rd base, that runner may not advance home.