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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 National (Ages 8-11 depending on skill level)

• 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.)

• Stealing – Two (2) steals per inning + one (1) steal of home.

• Balks are not called. Umpires will insist that pitchers deliver the ball to the plate in a legal manner (see rule 8.01).

• The infield fly rule is in effect.

• Bunting is permitted.

• All players must play a minimum of three (3) innings in the field per game. Two innings must be played at infield positions. This mandate is based on the following criteria: o 12 players (or less) on the roster o 6 inning games o Exceptions to the minimum infield play requirement may only be made due to safety considerations with the approval of the player agent.

• Pitchers will follow  Baseball Official Regulations and Playing Rules except that after three batters in an inning or five hit batters during a game, the pitcher must be removed.

• The offensive inning shall end when three (3) outs are reached, or when five (5) runs are scored. Runs will be unlimited during the sixth inning. If the game needs to be shortened due to darkness, managers may decide an earlier inning to be the final inning and have unlimited runs.

• 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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