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2018 PleasantonLittle League - Local Rules
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1Games have the time limit specified by level. T-Ball, Farm and Single A games will conclude when the time is reached. **AA and AAA will have the 5 run cap lifted on the inning proceeding the mark of 1:45 (time starts with first pitch). The final inning will be completed (following all other rules) with no hard stop. If the umpire determines it unsafe to play due to darkness, the continuation of the game will be completed at a furture date schedule by PLL.1 hr1.5 hr1.5 hr**N/A**N/AN/A
2All male players must wear a supporter and cup. Shorts are not allowed to be worn by players during games.YesYesYesYesYesYes
3Two coaches are allowed on the field to instruct when the play is over. Coaches must be behind all of the players until the play is over.YesYesNoNoNoNo
4Each player will get either equal playing time on defense or the minimum number of outs listed. If an inning concludes before 3 outs are recorded due to rule 5.07 (5 run or all batters rule), the inning will count as 3 def outs.N/Aequalequal9 def outs9 def outs9 def outs
5Base stealing is allowed. **AA - Not allowed to steal home.NoNoNo**YesYesYes
64.04 -Continuous Batting Order.YesYesYesYesYesYes
76.05 (b)- Batter will run on a dropped third strike.N/ANoNoNoNoYes
84.10 (e)- Game ends with 10 run lead after 4 innings.N/AN/AN/AYesYesYes
96.02 (c)- After entering the batter's box, the batter must remian in the box with at least one foot throughout the at bat.N/AN/AN/AYesYesYes
106.08(a)(2) - Prior to a pitch being thrown, the defense elects to "Intentionally Walk" the batterby announcing such decision to the plate umpire. **Intentional walks are not allowed in AAN/AN/AN/A**NoYesYes
11The batter will be called out if the catcher catches the ball on a foul tip on the third strike.N/ANoNoYesYesYes
12Infield fly rule will be observed.NoNoNoNoYesYes
13The T-Ball base paths will be 50 feet.YesN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
14Extra Innings will be played within time limits of Rule 1.NoNoNoYesYesYes
15More than 9 defensive players allowed on the field.YesYesNoNoNoNo
16Adult pitch will be used.** Second half of season.Yes**YesNoNoNoNo
17Pitchers will pitch from the mound with the pitcher starting on the rubber. **Single A rubber will be in front of the mound, 38'.N/AN/A**YesYesYesYes
18An inning will end after 5 runs have been scored. **AA and AAA will lift the cap in the 6th or final inning.NoNoYes**Yes**YesNo
19The visiting team will have 10 minutes infield warm up followed by the home team 10 minute infield warm up, if field is available.NoYesYesYesYesYes
20The home team will occupy the 3B dugout.YesYesYesYesYesYes
21Spectators are prohibited from standing behind the backstop.NoNoNoYesYesYes
22An expanded strike zone will be used from the top of the shoulder to the bottom of the knee.NAN/AYesYesNoNo
23Bunting is prohibited. An attempted bunt will count as a strike.N/AN/AYesNoNoNo
24Slash Bunting is prohibited. If a player attempts a slash bunt the result is the batter is out and dead ball, no runners can advance. No warnings will be given.N/AN/AN/AYesYesYes
25Base runners will stop once the ball is in the possession of a player on the infield.N/AYesYesNoNoNo
26If a team loses a player during the season, that team’s manager must notify the player agent within 24 hours. Failure to notify the player agent could result in disciplinary action. (Game Suspension)N/AN/AN/AYesYesYes
27If a player will be out for the season or will consecutively miss 1/3 of the teams schedule games, the manager shall immediately notify the Player Agent that a replacement is needed and the information regarding the vacancy.The Player Agent shall provide the Manager with the vacancy an eligible player list.The Manager makes 3 choices in rank order of those on the list and provides that information to the Player Agent. The Player Agent contacts the prospective replacement players.N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AYes
28Any player may refuse to move up when called, and if they do, they will remain with their current team for the rest of the season.This will also result in the player being removed from consideration for future call up.N/AN/AN/AN/AYesN/A
29No player will be called up during the last 2 weeks of their teams regular season games.N/AN/AN/AN/AYesN/A
30Base runners are limited to 1 base on an overthrow. Runners advance at their own risk and may be put out. Overthrows to the cut-off players do not count. No stealing home.YesYesYesNoNoNo
31Electronic games and communication devices are prohibited from use in the dugout during games. Only electronic devices used for score keeping are allowed.YesYesYesYesYesYes
32Internet webcasts are not permitted without a "Little League Regular Season Internet Web-Cast Contract" approved by the Board of Directors for specific games.YesYesYesYesYesYes


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