CHAPTER 7

FALL BALL

 

SECTION 701

GENERAL RULES ADJUSTMENTS

 

701.1 Rules Governance.  This area of the Boys Baseball of Aurora Rule Book shall govern the Fall Ball Session and the rules contained herein will govern over all other rules in this book when applied to this session.  Where not addressed in this Chapter the rules from the rest of the book shall govern.

 

701.2 Emphasis.  The emphasis for Fall Ball shall be to develop the skills of each player in a recreational, yet instructive, type of environment.  There shall be no emphasis on winning and no end of season play off or awards.

701.3 Schedules.  All games will be held on Saturday and Sunday at 1:00pm and 3:00pm.  Practices are limited to one per week.

701.4 Rainouts.  Rainouts will be rescheduled as weather permits by the League.

701.5 Run Limit.  There is a 7 run per inning maximum for all Levels (Pony, Major and Minor).

701.6 Starting and Ending a Game.  Games for the Pony level shall be seven (7) innings in length unless tied.  Games for the Major and Minor levels shall be six (6) innings in length unless tied.  All games shall have a time limit of 1 hour and 45 minutes in Minors and Majors and 2 hours in Pony with no new inning starting after the time limit.

SECTION 702

THE PLAYERS

 

702.1 Player Selection.  Players will be assigned to teams by representatives of the Board.  The Pony Level shall be for players who were 12 and 13 years of age during the Summer Session, the Major Level shall be for players who were 10 and 11 years of age during the Summer Session, and the Minor Level shall be for players who were 7 to 9 years of age during the Summer Session.

 

702.1 Borrowing Players.  If a team is short a player on the day of a game, that team may contact another team for a player to “borrow.”  The borrowed player must wear the team uniform of his normal team, so as to be identifiable as a borrowed player.  The borrowed players may not pitch and must bat last in the batting order.  Only Fall Ball Session players may be borrowed and a team may only borrow the same player once.

 

702.1 Playing Time.  Each player must play a minimum of 3 innings on defense and every effort should be made to make the playing time of all players equal.

 

SECTION 703

PITCHING

 

703.1 Age Level Limits.  In the Pony Level, 13 year old pitching may not exceed 5 innings maximum per game (15 outs).  In the Major Level, 11 year old pitching may not exceed 4 innings maximum per game (12 outs).  In the Minor Level, 9 year old pitching may not exceed 4 innings maximum per game (12 outs).  The younger age group in each Level must pitch their two innings (6 outs) prior to the sixth inning.  If the game goes extra innings, the older age group may pitch one additional inning (3 outs).

703.2 Innings Limits.  No individual pitcher is allowed more than two (2) innings per game regardless of age.