2018 Tri-City Youth Major League RulesUpdated Sunday April 15, 2018 by St. Charles Youth Baseball.
The agreed upon Spring 2018 Youth "Major" League rules for the following organizations:
A competitive league with emphasis on full skill development and good sportsmanship.
Pitching limitations for 2nd year players (Note: Option B below must be declared prior to starting the game otherwise Option A is in effect. You cannot switch during the game):
Option A: Teams will be limited to three (3) innings of a 2nd year pitcher during the first five (5) innings of a game and two (2) innings of a 1st year pitcher during the first four (4) innings. Any appearance by a 2nd year pitcher counts as an inning towards this limitation. For example: If you remove a 1st year pitcher during an inning, you must replace the pitcher with a 1st year pitcher to not count towards this limitation. If you replace a 1st year pitcher with a 2nd year pitcher this will count against your three (3) innings for your 2nd year"s pitching. Pitchers after the first five (5) innings may be 1st or 2nd year pitchers. Pitchers may not re-enter if removed earlier, or if they have used up their three (3) innings of eligibility for this game. For purpose of this rule, a 1st player is defined as a player who has not played before in the current league (excluding the previous fall season). The rule does not pertain to age and/or grade, but rather to experience only.
For example, in 2015 spring league a player played in the Major League. In the fall of 2015, that player played in the Pony League. For the 2016 spring season, that player would be categorized as a 1st year Pony League player. If in the Fall of 2015 that same player played in the Major League, then for 2016 spring, the player is categorized as a 2nd year Major League player.
Option B: Teams may elect that if they are short on 1st year pitchers to declare the option of throwing a 1st year player one (1) inning during the first four (4) innings. They will then be limited to one (1) inning each of 2nd year players for the duration of the regulation game. In essence, no 2nd year player can pitch more than one (1) inning in that game unless the game goes into extra innings, then the limitation is lifted and a 2nd year pitcher could pitch into the extra innings. Note: During the course of the game, a team may throw a 1st year player more than one inning but the 2nd year restriction will still be in place.
|2018 Spring Tri City Major Rules.pdf|