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Rising Stars 8u Rules


RISING STARS BASEBALL TOURNAMENT

2019 PLAYING RULES FOR 8 & UNDER

The following rules pertain to the 8U level only:

*** Players must not turn 9 prior to May 1, 2019***

1. 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.

 

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

can decide to allow one more strike if both agree.

 

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

 

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

will be taken.

 

5. 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.

 

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

 

7. The length of a game will be 5 innings. 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. No extra innings. Games can end in tie during pool play.

 

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

 

10. There is no stealing.

 

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

 

12. There is no bunting allowed.

 

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

 

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

 

15. 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.

16. USSSA and USA Bats allowed- 2 5/8" diameter or less only


17. 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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