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Unless otherwise specified below, all rules and regulations listed in the Little League Baseball Official Regulations and Playing Rules will be strictly followed.

Minor American (Ages 6-7-8-9, Note: 6 year old must have 1 year of T-Ball)

• A regulation game consists of six (6) innings. If a game is called due to conditions, it is a regulation game if four (4) innings have been completed (3 1/2 if home team is ahead). The "10 Run Rule" (Rule 4.10 (e) shall be adhered to. Official games that cannot be completed due to conditions must be completed within two (2) weeks.

• The batting order will consist of all players present for the game, (Continuous batting.)

• All players must play a minimum of three (3) innings in the field per game. At least one (1) inning shall be played in the infield (not including catcher) and a maximum of two (2) innings at the same position. This mandate is based on the following criteria: 12 players (or less) on the roster, and 6 inning games

• The offensive inning shall end when three (3) outs are reached, or when five (5) runs are scored during innings one (1) through five (5). Any subsequent innings have no limitations on the number of runs scored. The Infield fly rule is in effect.

• Stealing is not permitted. Bunting is allowed; however, fake bunts are not permitted.

• For a ball hit into the outfield, a player can get all the bases he can, but once a play on the runner is attempted, or the ball is back in the infield area, the runner cannot advance past the base he is attempting.

• A coach will pitch to his/her own team, and will remain in his/her position when a ball is batted. An adult pitcher must make every effort available to avoid interfering with the defensive play.
o A maximum of seven (7) pitches will be delivered to each batter. There will be no walks. Adult pitcher must release the ball overhand.
o Player/pitcher must stand with one foot in mound area, and may not be positioned in front of the adult pitcher.
o If a seventh pitch to the batter is not hit, it will be recorded as a strikeout. If there is a foul on the seventh pitch, play will continue until a    fair ball is hit or the batter is retired.

• Teams must field at least eight (8) players to start a game. If a team is required to play with 8 players, the 9th offensive batting position shall be an automatic out.

Note: When playing at the Novak Complex, please remember to rake and/or brush the field after each practice or game. Field equipment is available in the small sheds near the batting cage and Grim field.

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