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FT LAUDERDALE LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL & SOFTBALL

Coach Pitch Red Play Off Rules

  1. Roster will have a minimum of 8 players and a maximum of 14. Less then 8 players will be a forfeit. ALL PLAYERS BAT AND PLAY DEFENSE BASED ON RULES BELOW.
  2. One (1) Manager and three (3) Coaches are permitted on roster.
  3. COACH PITCH: Adult coach will pitch from 1 knee to his/her own team, with back toe touching the pitching rubber.
  4. Coach pitcher is allowed 5 baseballs at the mound and must secure them in glove or on person. Balls may not be left on the ground beside pitcher.
  5. Three (3) outs or five (5) runs constitutes a half-inning, except in the last inning {6th) you may bat through the entire lineup if not (3) outs.
  6. Each player will get five (5) pitches to hit during the at-bat. A players at-bat cannot end on a foul ball.
  7. Continuous batting through the lineup.
  8. Ten (10) defensive players on the field (4 outfielders in the outfield grass).
  9. Catcher will be in full gear, including catcher's mitt & protective cup.
  10. Two (2) offensive coaches must be used (First base & Third base coach) provided there is an adult rostered coach in the dugout at all times.
  11. One (1) defensive coach must be positioned close to or against the backstop, provided there is an adult rostered coach in the dugout. Backstop coach must not communicate with team once pitch is delivered.
  12. Regular season Little League Baseballs will be used. Both teams will bring three (3) new baseballs to every game.
  13. No walks, bunting, stealing, infield fly's (rule), or leading off from base is permitted.
  14. Kid pitcher must be in possession of the ball with one (1) foot on the clay of the pitcher's mound to end play. If runner breaks before pitcher has possession, then the play is still live. If the pitcher has possession prior to runner(s) making an attempt, then play will be over and runner(s) will return to previous base. If runner is not halfway to the next base, (at the discretion of the Umpire) a runner may not be awarded the next base.
  15. * Free Substitutions. All players must play a minimum of 2 innings on defense (Infield or Outfield).􀀉* Players do not have to play consecutive innings.
  16. A batted ball that hits the adult pitching coach will be a dead ball, ruled as no pitch and runners must return to their previous base.
  17. One time out per inning for both offense and defense.


Any other rule not specifically covered here, refer to the 2019 Regular Season Rulebook.


NOTES


  • NO DEFENSIVE COACHES IN THE OUTFIELD (While on defense)

  • COACH PITCHERS MUST MAKE AN EFFORT TO NOT INTERFERE WITH A PLAY.

  • IF YOU DO NOT HAVE 10 PLAYERS AT A GAME, YOU CAN PLAY WITH 8.

  • MERCY RULE : 15 AFTER 3rd inning, 10 AFTER 4th inning


TIE GAME


COACH PITCH / MINORS : If after the 6th inning and score is tied, the 7th inning will be played in Tie Breaker Style. See the underlined section in 14b Below.

MAJORS: If after the 6th inning and score is tied (Regulation Game), the 7th inning will be played as normal to resolve the tie. If after the 7th inning and score is still tied, game will be played (8th inning) in Tie Breaker Style. See the underlined section in 14b Below.

50/70: If after the 7th inning and score is tied (Regulation Game), the 8th inning will be played as normal to resolve the tie. If after the 8th inning and score is still tied, game will be played (9th inning) in Tie Breaker Style. See the underlined section in 14b Below.


RULE 14B - HARD TO READ VERSION FROM THE BOOK


When the completion of six innings [Intermediate (50-70) Division/ Junior/Senior League: seven innings] and the score is tied, the following tie-breaker will be played to determine a winning team:

a. The seventh inning [Intermediate (50-70) Division/Junior/Senior League: eighth inning] will be played as normal.

b. Starting in the top of the eighth inning [Intermediate (50-70) Division/Junior/ Senior League:
ninth inning], and each half inning thereafter, the offensive team shall begin its turn at bat with the player who is scheduled to bat last in that respective half inning being placed on second base.
EXAMPLE: If the number five batter is the lead-off batter, the number four batter in the batting order will be placed on second base. An eligible substitute or special pinch runner may be inserted for the runner