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TRI STATE ELITE BASEBALL
8U SPECIAL PLAYING RULES
Effective March 19, 2015
 
TSE and MLB rules apply. There are NO home team rules that override the playing rules.
 
Field Dimensions
46/60
 
Innings
Six inning games (or two hour time limit)
 
Continuous Batter Order
You must bat the entire lineup.
Three outs or maximum four runs per inning. No runs beyond four will be scored unless a home run over the fence. In that situation, all runs scored will count. There will be unlimited runs in the designated last inning which must be determined by both coaches/umpire before a new inning can start. (In playoff and tournament play, it will only be the 6th inning.)
Should a player become injured, sick, etc., an automatic out shall not be recorded, even if the batting order becomes less than nine players. If during a playoff or tournament game, it will be recorded as an out if less than nine players..
·Once a player is removed from the batter order, he may not re-enter the game.
 
Defense
Free defensive substitutions are allowed.
Infield fly rule is not in effect.
Three outfielders.
 
Stealing
Maximum five steal attempts per inning.
No straight steals permitted.
Runners may advance to 2nd and 3rd on a clear passed ball. (Beyond backstop
end post to end post.).
Runners may not steal home. Runners may not score on a passed ball or wild pitch.
If runners are on first and third, and a play is made at second base on a steal, the runner from third may not advance.
If a play is made on a runner stealing third on a wild pitch, the runner may not advance to home.
 
Bunting
Is allowed.
Fake bunting is prohibited.
If a batter fakes a bunt and pulls back and swings at the pitch, the batter will be called out.
Jiggling the bat around, offering to bunt and pulling back on every pitch will result in the batter being called out.
 
Play Declared Dead
The defense stops the runner.
The lead runner stops (all following runners are considered stopped).
The runner does not make an effort to advance.
Once a runner turns back to his original base, he can not advance; however, lead runners may continue to the base they are headed for when a defensive play is being made.
With bases loaded, there cannot be a pickoff attempt of a runner at first base.
 
Overthrows
Overthrows will not count as steal attempts.
All runners may advance if a pitcher, catcher or any other fielder makes a play at a base that results in an overthrow (with the exception of third base by a catcher and when the bases are loaded and a play at first or second base after the pitch has been made).
A “bad” throw from the catcher to the pitcher will not be deemed an overthrow.
 
Pitching
Two innings per game. Ten innings for playoffs and tournaments.
One pitch equals one inning pitched.
A pitcher may not re-enter the game as a pitcher once removed.
 
Courtesy Runner
Speed up rule - Mandatory for the catcher (next inning) with two outs and optional for the pitcher. The runner will be the last recorded out
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    
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