ULLL 2016 Spring Rules – AA
VI – PITCHERS
(a) Any player on a regular season team may pitch. Exception: Any player, who has played the position of catcher in four (4) or more innings in a game, is not eligible to pitch on that calendar day.
(b) A pitcher once removed from the mound cannot return as a pitcher.
(c) The manager must remove the pitcher when said pitcher reaches the limit for his/her age group as noted below, but the pitcher may remain in the game at another position.
||85 pitches per day
||75 pitches per day
||50 pitches per day
Exception: If a pitcher reaches the limit imposed in Regulation VI (c) for his/her league age while facing a batter, the pitcher may continue to pitch until any one of following conditions occurs:
- That batter reaches base.
- That batter is put out.
- The third out is made to complete the half – inning.
- 5th run scores to complete the half - inning.
Note 1: A pitcher who delivers 41 or more pitches in a game cannot play the position of catcher for the remainder of that day.
(d) Pitchers league age 12 and under must adhere to the following rest requirements:
If a player pitches 66 or more pitches in a day, 4 calendar days of rest must be observed.
If a player pitches 51-65 pitches in a day, 3 calendar days of rest must be observed.
If a player pitches 36-50 pitches in a day, 2 calendar days of rest must be observed.
If a player pitches 21-35 pitches in a day, 1 calendar days of rest must be observed.
If a player pitches 1-20 pitches in a day, no (0) calendar day of rest is required.
Exception: If a pitcher reaches a day(s) of rest threshold while facing a batter, the pitcher may continue to pitch until any one of the following conditions occurs:
- That batter reaches base;
- That batter is retired;
- The third out is made to complete the half-inning;
- 5th run scores to complete the half-inning.
The pitcher will only be required to observe the calendar day(s) of rest for the threshold he/she reached during that at-bat, provided that pitcher is removed before delivering a pitch to another batter.
ULLL Local Rules for AA Division:
- Each team will be limited to 5 runs per inning or 3 outs whichever occurs first.
- There is a continuous batting order.
- If a player is late for the start of the game, s/he will be added to the bottom of the batting order.
- No player may sit out defensively more than one (1) inning at a time.
- No new inning may start after two (2) hours from the scheduled starting time of the game.
- In any half-inning in which a pitcher has thrown "ball four" to any batter, a base coach from the offensive team (positioned on one knee, approx. 6-10 ft down the appropriate baseline in foul territory) shall provide a maximum of three (3) soft toss pitches to that batter until s/he either hits the ball fair or strikes out. Note that the umpire will continue calling strikes, where each soft toss pitch that is not hit into play (i.e., a fair ball) will be considered a strike. A "third strike" soft toss pitched foul ball awards the batter another soft toss pitch. Soft toss pitches thrown by the offensive team shall not count toward the pitcher’s pitch count. Batters cannot bunt soft toss pitches, nor can base runners steal on soft toss pitches. Batters who intentionally bunt the ball on soft toss pitches and/or runners who steal on soft toss pitches will be called "out." The pitcher shall continue to play the defensive position standing nor more than three (3) feet directly in front of the pitcher’s rubber until the ball is hit. Note: If a batter is hit by a youth-pitch, the batter will be awarded first base regardless of the count that inning. If the batter is hit by a soft-toss pitch from the offensive team, the batter will not be awarded first base. This rule is in effect until the end of the day on Mother’s Day.
- No offensive team will be allowed to steal second base. A steal is any base advance that did not begin with a batted ball and includes wild pitches, passed balls and straight steals. This rule is in effect until the end of the day on Mother’s Day.