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CYS Game Rules

CYS Game Rules

8U Division

1. A Regulation Game shall be five (5) innings.

a. An Official Game shall be three (3) innings and with no new inning after ninety (90) minutes.

 b. A new inning officially starts immediately following the third out of the previous inning.

c. The umpire keeps the official time of the game.

d. The official scorekeeper will get the official start time from the umpire at the start of the game.

2. Four (4) run limit applies to all innings with no “Mercy Rule”.

3. Official ball is a Worth 10” RIF 1 Sof-Dot.

4. Ten (10) girls may take the field with four (4) girls playing in the outfield. 

5. No Infield Fly Rule or Dropped 3rd Strike Rules apply.

6. All players must play at least one (1) inning in the field.

7. No player may sit more than two (2) innings.

8. Pitching distance shall be thirty (30) feet.

9. Coach Pitch will be gradually phased out with a tiered timeline.

a. Coach Pitch for ALL walks from Opening Day through February 28.

b. Coach Pitch for bases-loaded walks through March 13.

c. All walks are valid following March 13.

d. Coach Pitch rules:

i. Designated Pitcher must have one foot on the rubber.

ii. Batter assumes the existing strike count.

iii. Coach offers up to three (3) pitches.

iv. Fouled third strike or pitch receives another pitch.

10. Pitchers cannot pitch more than two consecutive innings.

a. Delivering one pitch in an inning is considered pitching an entire inning.

11. Bunting is only permitted during player-pitch situations.

12. Courtesy runners are allowed for pitchers and catchers only.

a. Courtesy Runners shall consist of the last out not currently batting or on base.

13. Runners may lead off once the ball leaves the pitcher’s hand with the liability to be put out.

14. Runners are permitted to steal 2nd and 3rd base. Runners occupying third base are not permitted to steal home under any circumstances.

15. Runners are not permitted to advance beyond the base they have stolen following catcher overthrow.

16. Runners may advance one base on an overthrow during live play.

17. Runners may continue to advance if the defense makes an attempt to put out any runner.

18. Runners are not permitted to advance on an overthrow to the pitcher.

a. An attempted throw to the pitcher standing in the circle ends the play.

 

10U Division

1. A Regulation Game shall be six (6) innings.

a. An Official Game shall be four (4) innings and with no new inning after ninety (90) minutes.

b. A new inning officially starts immediately following the third out of the previous inning.

c. The umpire keeps the official time of the game.

d. The official scorekeeper will get the official start time from the umpire at the start of the game.

2. Five (5) run limit applies to all innings with no “Mercy Rule”.

3. Official ball is a Worth 11” RIF 10.

4. Nine (9) girls may take the field with three (3) girls playing in the outfield.

5. All players must play one (1) inning in the field.

6. No player may sit more than two (2) innings.

7. Pitching distance shall be thirty-five (35) feet.

8. Pitchers cannot pitch more than three (3) consecutive innings.

a. Delivering one pitch in an inning is considered pitching an entire inning.

9. Bunting is permitted.  

10. Courtesy runners are allowed for pitchers and catchers only.

a. Courtesy Runners shall consist of the last out not currently batting or on base.

11. Runners may lead off once the ball leaves the pitcher’s hand with the liability to be put out.

12. Runners are permitted to steal all bases.

13. Infield Fly and Dropped 3 rd Strike Rules apply.

 

12U Division

1. A Regulation Game shall be seven (7) innings.

a. An Official Game shall be four (4) innings and with no new inning after ninety (90) minutes.

b. A new inning officially starts immediately following the third out of the previous inning.

c. The umpire keeps the official time of the game.

d. The official scorekeeper will get the official start time from the umpire at the start of the game.

2. Six (6) run limit applies to all innings with no “Mercy Rule”.

3. Official ball is a Worth 12” Dream Seam.

4. Nine (9) girls may take the field with three (3) girls playing in the outfield.

5. All players must play one (1) inning in the field.

6. Pitching distance shall be forty (40) feet.

7. Pitchers cannot reenter the same inning.

a. Delivering one pitch in an inning is considered pitching an entire inning.

8. Courtesy runners are allowed for pitchers and catchers only.

a. Courtesy Runners shall consist of the last out not currently batting or on base.

9. Runners may lead off once the ball leaves the pitcher’s hand with the liability to be put out.

10. Runners are permitted to steal all bases.

11. Infield Fly and Dropped 3rd Strike Rules apply.

14U Division

1. A Regulation Game shall be seven (7) innings.

a. An Official Game shall be four (4) innings and with no new inning after ninety (90) minutes.

b. A new inning officially starts immediately following the third out of the previous inning.

c. The umpire keeps the official time of the game.

d. The official scorekeeper will get the official start time from the umpire at the start of the game.

2. Six (6) run limit applies to all innings.

3. Pitching distance shall be forty-three (43) feet.

4. Official ball is a Worth 12” Dream Seam.

5. Nine (9) girls may take the field with three (3) girls playing in the outfield.

6. All players must play one (1) inning in the field.

7. Pitchers cannot reenter the same inning.

a. Delivering one pitch in an inning is considered pitching an entire inning.

8. Courtesy runners are allowed for pitchers and catchers only.

a. Courtesy Runners shall consist of the last out not currently batting or on base.

9. Runners may lead off once the ball leaves the pitcher’s hand with the liability to be put out.

10. Runners are permitted to steal all bases.

11. Infield Fly and Dropped 3rd Strike Rules apply.

Pool Players

1. A maximum of three (3) Pool Players may be used in a game.

2. If a Pool Player is the 10th player, player may only play two (2) innings, with exception to 8U.

3. A player may Pool Play “Up” a division, but may not play “Down”.

a. Determined upon current registered division of play and not league age.

4. Pool Players must play in the outfield and bat at the bottom of the lineup.

5. No Pool Players allowed in TOC games.

6. Three (3) Pool Players are allowed to make the minimum eight (8) players required for an official game.

7. If a 9th roster player arrives; the Pool Player may finish the game.

 

Special Rules

1. A game may begin and continue with eight (8) players. If a team cannot field at least 8 players within (5) minutes of the scheduled start time, a forfeit shall be declared.

2. If a player is removed from the lineup for any reason other than being ejected from the game by the umpire, player shall be deleted from the lineup without penalty.

3. If a player is ejected from the game by the umpire, player shall be deleted from the lineup and the team shall be penalized an out on current and subsequent player’s at-bats.

4. A player shall be warned the first time throwing a bat. The batter may be benched for subsequent unintentional throws of the bat


Softball Fields are on Field B