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Rising Stars 8u Rules

RISING STARS BASEBALL TOURNAMENT

2022 PLAYING RULES FOR 8 & UNDER

The following rules pertain to the 8U level only:

 

1.    *** Players must not turn 9 prior to May 1, 2022***

2.    All teams will use a line up and players will bat round robin (mandatory) This means all players will bat before the 1st batter bats a 2nd time. All players need to play the field sometime during the game. Only 11 fielders on the playing field, 5 outfielders and the rest position players.

3.    Players registered with a Dubuque Independent League Baseball league team must play with the team the are registered under.

4.    There are no walks and a batter can strike out. 4 strikes is an out in one a bat.

5.    The coach will pitch to his own team and he will be the only one that will call strikes.

6.    In the event of an overthrow or multiple overthrows during the same play, only 1 base

will be taken.

7.    When a team scores 5 runs in their one half of the inning then that teams portion of the

inning is over and the other team will then bat.  The last inning for both teams will be an open scoring inning.  This will be the 5th inning or the inning that starts after 60 minutes of play.

8.    Outfielders must all be positioned in the grass until contact is made with the ball on field 5.

9.    The length of a game will be 5 innings.

10.  If your team is ahead by 15 or more runs at the completion of 4 innings, you are declared the winner.

11.  No extra innings during pool play.  Games can end in tie during pool play.

12.  Extra inning/tiebreaker rule (Bronze/Silver/Gold brackets only) – At the top of next inning each team will start with a runner on second base. That runner will be the last official at bat from the previous inning. This rule will remain in effect until the game is decided. If the runner gets injured, he is replaced by the player who made the last out of the last inning.

13.  There will be (1) official umpire assigned to each game.

14.  There is no stealing.

15.  A runner may not lead off until the ball is hit by the batter.

16.  There is no bunting allowed.

17.  CHANTING BY PLAYERS, COACHES OR FANS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED OR TOLERATED.

18.  Play is considered stopped when the ball is making its way into the infield.

19.  If a batter hits a fair ball and it hits the Coach Pitcher the play is immediately ruled dead, the

batter returns back to the plate, all runners back to their original base, and no strike is counted.

20.  Bats must be USSSA or USA Baseball stamped- 2 3/4" IS ALLOWED.

21.  The Tournament Director reserves the right to modify game length, time and round completion as needed for time and weather purposes.

 

COACHES – PLEASE REMEMBER THIS IS STILL AN INSTRUCTIONAL LEVEL OF

BASEBALL SO MAKE THE GAMES FUN FOR EACH AND EVERY PLAYER!


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