RMSB: Fall League
Rules & Information

 

 
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LEAGUE INFORMATION

 

 
Thank you for being a part of Rocky Mountain School of Baseball's 23rd Annual Fall League.  There are over 200 Teams spanning from Rexburg, Idaho to Delta, Utah competing in 4 Regions: Idaho, Northern Utah, Salt Lake Valley, Utah Valley.

PLEASE NOTE: It is the team's responsibility to check the website schedules every Monday night prior to their games.  Schedule changes may occur periodically throughout the season.  If a change occurs after Monday @ 9 PM, RMSB will notify the team.  Please email RMSB at rmsb@rmsb.com for any questions regarding the league schedules.

 

 

7u Age Division

   
  • Game length will be 7 innings or no new inning at 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Base runner may steal or advance to any base after the ball crosses home plate.
  • Batter is automatically out on a 3rd strike.  No drop 3rd strike rule will be in affect.
  • 6 runs per half inning: After 6 runs score, teams exchange offense and defense.  Only on over the fence Home Run can more than 6 runs be scored.  In the last inning the trailing team can score unlimited runs. If entering the last inning if the score is tied then both teams can score unlimited runs. The last inning is either the 7th inning or last inning to be played due to time limit (this is the umpire’s discretion).
  • If a baserunner leaves the base before the pitched ball has crossed the plate, and is not put out on the play, the runner must return to the base occupied before the pitch was made. If a baserunner leaves early and the ball is put into play. The baserunner(s) may only advance as far as forced to advance by the batter/runner.
 

8u & 9u Age Divisions

   
  • Base runner may steal or advance to any base after the ball crosses home plate.
  • Batter is automatically out on a 3rd strike. No 3rd drop strike rule will be in affect.
  • If a baserunner leaves the base before the pitched ball has crossed the plate, and is not put out on the play, the runner must return to the base occupied before the pitch was made. If a baserunner leaves early and the ball is put into play. The baserunner(s) may only advance as far as forced to advance by the batter/runner.
 

10u Age Division

   
  • Base runner may steal or advance to any base after the ball crosses home plate.
  • Dropped third strike rules apply.
  • If a baserunner leaves the base before the pitched ball has crossed the plate, and is not put out on the play, the runner must return to the base occupied before the pitch was made. If a baserunner leaves early and the ball is put into play. The baserunner(s) may only advance as far as forced to advance by the batter/runner.
 

LEAGUE RULES AND REGULATIONS

   

The League will be governed by Official MLB Rules with the following exceptions:

  1. Player eligibility - No player may play with more than one team in the same age division.  However, a player may play on more than one team by playing up an age division.
  2. Home team is listed first.
  3. Game length will be 7 innings or no new inning at 1 hour and 45 minutes. If game is tied and time is expired, the games is over.  No extra innings will be played.
  4. 9 run rule after 5 innings.
  5. 8 runs per half inning: After 8 runs score, teams exchange offense and defense. Only on over the fence Home Run can more than 8 runs be scored.  In the last inning the trailing team can score unlimited runs. If entering the last inning if the score is tied then both teams can score unlimited runs. The last inning is either the 7th inning or last inning to be played due to time limit (this is the umpire’s discretion).
  6. 4 innings or 1 Hour constitutes a complete game when delayed or called because of inclement weather or any other reason.
  7. Pitchers can pitch a maximum of 7 innings in one day.
  8. A Pitcher can fake a pick-off move to 3rd Base while being engaged with the pitching rubber.
  9. You can re-enter only the starting pitcher one time.
  10. Pitchers - Maximum of 5 warm-up pitches between innings.
  11. Many fields will have portable mounds. Pitchers are not allowed to wear metal cleats on the portable mounds.
  12. Batting Order Re-entry Rule: Starters may only re-enter one time and in the same spot in the batting order.
  13. Batting Order: There is no limit to the number of players you have in the starting batting lineup (9 or more).
  14. Unlimited Defensive substitutions. Your defensive lineup is non-related to your batting order. A player may play defensively even if they are not in the batting lineup.
  15. No restriction on cleats or bats. EXCEPTION: BBCOR Bats are required in the 14u, 16u, and 18u Age Divisions. 
  16. Bat Boys are not allowed in Dugout or on the Field.
  17. Home team will be official scorer unless otherwise designated by umpire. Put starting time in the book. The umpire is the official time keeper.
  18. A slide rule will be enforced at Home when there is a play at the plate. If contact is initiated by the runner, it must be through the process of a slide. Malicious contact; runner will be ejected. However, it is the discretion of the umpire if the runner is sliding, attempting to slide, or if there was malicious contact or a slide is warranted.
  19. A slide rule will be enforced when an infielder is attempting to turn a double-play at second base. If the runner is not close enough to merit a slide, he must peel away from the baseline. This rule is for the protection of the base runner. The batter will be called out if the runner's not sliding or not peeling away affects the defensive play. This is the umpire’s discretion
  20. No defensive huddles prior to your team taking the field in between innings.
  21. Please have a Catcher available to warm up your Pitcher between innings when your Catcher is not ready.
  22. Only 2 coaches outside of dugout during games (does not include base coaches).
  23. No infield before games. Get teams in the dugout and have your teams ready to play on time.
  24. Remove garbage from dugout and clear dugout in a timely manner after your games. Hold post game discussions outside of the dugout.
  25. Show respect to the parks, umpires, your opponents, and to this great game.
  26. Read and adhere to the Code of Conduct.
  27. Have a FUN season of Fall League!

NOTE: No speed up runners are allowed.

 

 

WEATHER & LEAGUE CONTACT INFORMATION

 

  • Weather can be a factor this time of year. Therefore, keep in mind some teams may be traveling great distances so please contact RMSB if your home field may be unplayable. Games will be either called off one game at a time or for the entire day. Look for more information on rainout protocol if and when inclement weather is in the forecast.
 

RMSB Game Day Staff

 

Idaho: Joldy Watts (208) 520-1244

Box Elder and Cache County:  Rhett Udy (435) 764-1527

Davis & Weber County: Alberto Perea (801) 499-6956

Salt Lake County: Justin Sparks (801) 897-4353

Utah County: Matt Barker (801) 361-9915
OR Dan Laing (435) 701-5174



 

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