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Local Baseball Rules

NCLL Local rules

ALL DIVISIONS
Must bat continuous lineup
No child can sit consecutive innings on the bench
5 runs max per inning, including last inning
No forfeits allowed. Use pool players or opponent’s player for defense. Pool players allowed to make max roster of 10 players
Pool players must bat last and cannot pitch
Any players may be ruled out by the umpire for throwing the bat after 1 previous warning
All other rules per the current Little League rule rook

Machine Pitch

Can place additional players in the outfield if desired
Machine speed is set at 30-38 MPH
5 swings with the machine per at bat. Coach then has the option to soft toss for an additional 3 swings
No extra bases allowed on overthrows
No stealing
No scores or records kept
2 hour time limit per game

Minors

Can play with 4th outfielder if desired
No new inning after 1 hour 50 minutes, drop dead time 2 hours
Ball is dead on throwback to the pitcher from catcher
Runners cannot advance once pitcher has control of the ball while around the mound
Can run for the catcher at any time with player who recorded last out

Majors

Can run for the catcher at any time with player who recorded last out
No new inning after 1:50, drop dead time 2 hours

Seniors

Can run for the catcher at any time with player who recorded last out
One balk warning per pitcher
No new inning after 2 hours, drop dead time 2:15

NCLL Local Rules


New Little League Rules

Little League Rule Changes for 2021

Pitching Guidelines

Regular Season Pitching Rules - Baseball

The manager must remove the pitcher when said pitcher reaches the limit for his/her age group as noted below, but the pitcher may remain in the game at another position:
League Age:
17-18  105 pitches per day
13-16  95 pitches per day
11-12   85 pitches per day
9-10   75 pitches per day
7-8    50 pitches per day

EXCEPTION: If a pitcher reaches the limit imposed in Regulation VI (c) for his/her league age while facing a batter, the pitcher may continue to pitch until any one of the following conditions occurs: 1. That batter reaches base; 2. That batter is put out; 3. The third out is made to complete the half-inning.

Note 1: A pitcher who delivers 41 or more pitches in a game cannot play the position of catcher for the remainder of that day.

Pitchers league age 14 and under must adhere to the following rest requirements: 
If a player pitches 66 or more pitches in a day, four (4) calendar days of rest must be observed. 
If a player pitches 51 - 65 pitches in a day, three (3) calendar days of rest must be observed. 
If a player pitches 36 - 50 pitches in a day, two (2) calendar days of rest must be observed. 
If a player pitches 21 - 35 pitches in a day, one (1) calendar days of rest must be observed. 
If a player pitches 1-20 pitches in a day, no (0) calendar day of rest is required.

Pitchers league age 15-18 must adhere to the following rest requirements: 
If a player pitches 76 or more pitches in a day, four (4) calendar days of rest must be observed. 
If a player pitches 61 - 75 pitches in a day, three (3) calendar days of rest must be observed. 
If a player pitches 46 - 60 pitches in a day, two (2) calendar days of rest must be observed. 
If a player pitches 31 -45 pitches in a day, one (1) calendar days of rest must be observed. 
If a player pitches 1-30 pitches in a day, no (0) calendar day of rest is required.

EXCEPTION: If a pitcher reaches a day(s) of rest threshold while facing a batter, the pitcher may continue to pitch until any one of the following conditions occurs: 1. That batter reaches base; 2. That batter is retired; 3. The third out is made to complete the half-inning. The pitcher will only be required to observe the calendar day(s) of rest for the threshold he/she reached during that at-bat, provided that pitcher is removed before delivering a pitch to another batter.

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