2013 AA Division Rules (consistent with Norwalk Little League)
•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 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:
o If a player pitches 39 pitches in a day, two (2) calendar days of rest must be observed
o If a player pitches 21-39 pitches in a day, one(1)calendar day of rest must be observed
o 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. After 3 walks or 2HBP, another child must be brought in to pitch the rest of the inning whereby the count of walks and HBP will be reset. 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.