Suburban Youth Baseball League Rules
Due to playoff and district conflicts, all summerball games this week
will be rescheduled unless you hear otherwise from your coach.
Teams and schedules:
2014 S.Y.B.L. ’B’ LEAGUE 12 YEAR OLDS
2014 S.Y.B.L. ’B’ LEAGUE 11 YEAR OLDS
2014 S.Y.B.L. ’B’ LEAGUE 10 YEAR OLDS
2014 S.Y.B.L. ’B’ LEAGUE 9 YEAR OLDS
RULES & REGULATIONS
Games will be played according to the rules of Little League as printed by
Williamsport 2014 with the following exceptions.
1. All teams are responsible for their own insurance.
2. Rosters must be turned in by July 1, 2014. No player may be added to a roster after July 1. Maximum number of players on a roster is 15. A player may be listed on one roster only. (An 11 year old listed on the 12 year old
roster may not play for the 11 year old team), To avoid a forfeit a player from a lower league may be brought up, but may not pitch. Each lower individual player may be brought up only twice during the season.
3. Players must be drawn from the spring league in which they played, If a team cannot be formed because of lack of interested players from one league, that team may draw from another league within that town or city upon approval from the league director. Under no circumstances may ‘All Star’ ’All Star’ or ‘citywide All Star teams enter the S.Y.B.L. (this is a competitive but not a win at all cost league).
4. Every player must play at least two innings defensively and bat once.
5. Home teams will supply umpires and field equipment for the regular season and any playoff game held at home. League will assign and pay umpires as well as supply balls for all other playoff games.
6. Each team will supply one game ball for regular season games. Home team will supply extras as needed.
7. Umpires must be at least 17 years of age for the 10 and 9 year old leagues. Adult umpires (18+ and patched if possible) must be used in the 12 and 11 year old league. This is the key to a smooth league try to get the best available. Adult patched umpires are used in the playoffs on all levels.
8. Teams in all leagues may use a 9, 10, or full roster batting order. When using a 10 man order the EH (extra hitter) may enter the game defensively and another player may become the EH. When using a full roster order, there is free substitution defensively except for the pitcher. Once the pitcher is removed from that position he/she may not return to the mound.
9. Player Reentry
Rule: A starter and only a starter may reenter the game in any spot in the batting order once his substitute has batted once and played two innings defensively (6 outs).
10. Adult coaches may coach both first and third bases. If a player coaches a base, that player must wear a helmet.
11. Pitching rule for the regular season: 12 and 11 year old leagues 4 innings maximum per game. 10 and 9 year old leagues 3 innings maximum per game. Innings per week and rest periods are waived. See each league playoff schedule for postseason pitching rules. The SYBL will not use the pitch count rule.
12. Use of the curve ball or any breaking ball is forbidden in the A11, A10 and A9 year old leagues as well as all age groups in the ‘B’ league. (Fast ball and change-up will be the only pitches allowed knuckle balls are not allowed). Any type pitch will be allowed in the A12 league.
13. Any bat that meets ‘Little League’ or ‘Cal Ripken League’ specifications
and approval my be used.
14. Teams will receive 3 points for a win and 1 point for a tie in league standings. Games for record sake may last no longer than six (6) innings. Any games tied after 6 innings will be declared a tie (exception playoff games).
15. Games with a 10+ run differential will be stopped after four (4) innings (3 ½ innings if home team is ahead). Official game, if stopped by weather is (4) innings (3 ½ if home team is ahead).
16. Any pitcher who hits three (3) batters in one game must be removed from that position.
17. CURFEW: Umpires must call the game when the conditions become potentially dangerous to the players. The safety of the players must be the first consideration of game officials. NOTE: Each team will assume responsibility for maintaining safe playing conditions at its field at all games.
18. PROTESTS: If a situation should arise where the umpire has made an incorrect call on a rules interpretation, a manager must prove that the umpire has made the call incorrectly by pointing out the written rule in black and white (5 minutes to find the rule games cannot be delayed any longer than that). If the umpire is proven to be incorrect he or she must reverse the call. If the rule cannot be found or is not specific enough, the umpire must defer to his/her judgment and that judgment is final. There will be no protesting of games. There may be no protests or delay of game on judgment calls whatsoever.
19. No slashing (fake bunt, then swing-penalty-batter is out).
20. The dropped third strike rule will not be used in the SYBL.
21. NOTE: all teams must not procrastinate in playing makeup games. The SYBL is unlike many other leagues in that we allow for schedule conflicts (except during the postseason tournament).
12 LEAGUE Players may not be more than 12 years of age before May 1, 2014.
11 LEAGUE Players may not be more than 11 years of age before May 1, 2014.
10 LEAGUE Players may not be more than 10 years of age before May 1, 2014.
9 LEAGUE Players may not be more than 9 years of age before May 1, 2014.
ADDITIONAL RULES FOR 9 YEAR OLD LEAGUE
1. Stealing is allowed (only 2cd and 3rd bases).
Example: 1st and 3rd situation catcher is encouraged to throw out runner at 2cd base. Runner on 3rd cannot score even if wild throw to 2cd.
Example: A runner stealing 2cd may continue to 3rd if wild throw but no further.
Example: Runner stealing 3rd base may not score on wild throw to 3rd, or any pickoff attempt.
A runner on 3rd can only score on a batted ball or when forced home on a bases loaded walk or hit batsman.
2. Bunting is allowed.
3. Infield fly rule will be in effect.
4. Pitchers may pitch a maximum of 3 innings per game must be consecutive.
5. Five runs score maximum per team at bat (example play hits a 3 run homer for runs 5, 6, and 7 team still credited with five runs for the inning.
6. Mercy Rule: If a team is leading by 10 runs after 4 innings (3 ½ if home team is ahead, or goes ahead by 10 runs in the fifth or sixth inning, the game is over. In the sixth inning, the five run rule is waived. The game immediately ends if the 10 run difference happens.
7. Any team may elect to use a total roster batting order with free substitution (with the exception of the pitcher). Teams must announce this intention before the game and may not deviate from it.
2014 Suburban Youth Baseball League ’B’ League Rules
B-12 League players may not be more than 12 years of age before May 1, 2014 and must not have been chosen for the 12 year old top team.
B-11 League players may not be more than 11 years of age before May 1, 2014 and must not have been chosen for the 11 year old top team.
B-10 League players may not be more than 10 years of age before May 1, 2014
and must not have been chosen for the 10 year old top team.
B-9 League players may not be more than 9 years of age before May 1, 2014 and must not have been chosen for the 9 year old top team.
Rules: Same as the ‘A’ League SYBL teams with the following exceptions:
1. Pitchers in all leagues may pitch a maximum of three innings per game, including playoffs. No rest periods needed.
2. All players must play at least three (3) innings in every game. (Teams may also choose to use full roster lineup with free substitution defensively except for the pitcher).
3. Pitchers may only use the fast ball or change-up in all age divisions (no
breaking balls curves, sliders, knucklers, etc).
4. Five (5) runs scored maximum per team at bat in all age groups (example: If a player hits a 3 run homer for runs 5,6,and 7 in that inning the team would still be credited with 5 runs for the inning.
5. Mercy Rule: If a team is leading by 10 runs after 4 innings (3 ½ if home team is leading), or goes ahead by 10 runs in the fifth or sixth inning, the game is over. In the sixth inning, the 5 run rule is waived. As soon as there is a 10 run difference however, the game is immediately over.
EMAILING IN SCORES
The winning manager MUST EMail
in the score within 24 hours
. If the score is not emailed
in with this
time frame BOTH teams will receive a loss in the standings.
This rule also applies to rescheduled games. All games rained out or rescheduled for any reason must be emailed in to the league office as soon as they are seschedule. If a game is rescheduled and is not emailed in to the league, we must assume that the game was played according to the printed schedule. Therefore, 24 hours after the scheduled game time, both teams will receive a loss.
EMAIL ALL SCORES TO:
within 24 hours
(preferably the night the game is played)
Follow the correct procedure below:
1. Give League (A or B); age level (1211109) and region (123)
2. Date game was scheduled, even if made up on another night.
3. Winning team and score followed by losing team and score. Standings will be emailed out to all Program Reps on July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28, and after the postseason playoffs.