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Rocky Mountain Junior Baseball League Rules Summary

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Age

8 9 10 11 12 13 14

Innings

6 6 6 6 6 7 7
Time Limit 1:45 1:45 1:45 1:45 1:45 1:45 1:45
Base Distance 60 65 65 70 70 80 80*/90
Pitch Distance 40 46 46 50 50 54 54*/60
Balk / Warnings N/A Y/1 Y/1 Y/0 Y/0 Y/0 Y/0
Steel Spikes No No No No No Yes Yes
Mound Trips 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
page1image81344Run Rule 15/3-8/4 15/3-8/4 15/3-8/4 15/3-8/4 15/3-12/4-8/5 15/3-12/4-8/5 15/3-12/4-8/5
Pitch limit to pitch next day 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Pitch 1 Day Max / Game 6 6 6 6 6 7 7
Pitch 3 Days Max 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
Stealing Allowed yes/no** yes/no** yes yes yes yes yes
Dropped 3rd Strike out safe/out*** safe safe safe safe safe
Designated Hitter No No No No No No No
Courtesy Runner  Catcher & Pitcher Catcher & Pitcher

Catcher & Pitcher

Catcher &Pitcher Catcher &Pitcher Catcher &Pitcher Catcher &Pitcher

 

* 14AA teams are allowed to play 54/80, however, coaches can mutually agree to play 60/90 **Lead off and stealing allowed in AAA, and AA ages 9 -14

Stealing allowed in Leagues 9 AA and 8 Majors/Farm (pitched ball must cross home prior to advancing off any base).
-- Except player cannot advance to home on an overthrow, wild pitch, or passed ball (hit or walked home only). Player starting at 2
nd base cannot

advance home on an overthrow or passed ball.

***On a swinging or called third strike, the batter is out in Leagues 9AA and 8 Majors/Farm ***On a swinging or called third strike, the ball is live in 9AAA, and 10AA League and above

Number of innings per game: subject to time limit Time Limit: No new innings may begin after time limit Mound Trips: Coaches may make one mound trip-per pitcher per game. Upon the 2nd mound trip the pitcher must be removed.
Run Rule: game ends if one team is ahead by limit runs at the end of the specified inning

(e.g. 8 / 5 -- means 8 runs after 5 innings)
Balk Warnings: Number of warnings before balk is imposed
Pitch Limit to pitch next day: the maximum number of innings a player can legall pitch in 1 day and still pitch the next day.

Pitch Limit / Game: max innings a pitcher can throw in a single game/day Pitch3Days:maxinningsapitchercanthrow3consecutivedays.Aplayerthatpitches8inningsin2daysmustrestthenextday. Aplayerthatpitches3 consecutive days must reset the next day.
Courtesy Runner: Pitcher and Catcher from the previous inning on defense. Last out may run.
Game Format
Game can end in tie
If a game is considered not official or complete, the game will be started over and played in its entirety

8U-12U for a 6 inning game 3 innings have been completed, or if the home team has scored more runs in 2 innings or 2 1⁄2 innings than the visiting team has scored in 3 innings or if the home team scores 1 or more runs in its 1⁄2 of the 3rd inning to tie the score.

13U-14U for a 7 inning game 4 innings have been completed, or if the home team has scored more runs in 2 innings or 2 1⁄2 innings than the visiting team has scored in 3 innings or if the home team scores 1 or more runs in its 1⁄2 of the 3rd inning to tie the score.

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