Pee Wee Rules & Regulations

Portions in red are changes for the 2018 season

**Note – all references to USSSA rules are to the new 2017 version

SCABA Rules apply first, then USSSA Rules

1.  Players Eligibility

Please see USSSA Rule 3.0

2. Rules of Play

Please see USSSA Rule 7.0

Base Paths will be 65’ and Pitching Distance will be 46’

Additional SCABA league rules of play

a. 3 outs or 7 runs, constitute an inning.  No more than 7 runs may be scored in an inning except as a result of a home run over the fence.

b. Any team ahead by 15 or more runs at the end of 3 innings is the winner.

c. Any team ahead by 8 or more runs at the end of 4 innings is the winner. If a team is ahead by 8 or more runs when time expires the game is over.

3. Player Participation

Each player present must have at least 1 turn at bat and 1 inning in a defensive position. Penalty: Forfeiture of game(s).

4. Game Length

a. A complete game will consist of 6 innings or a 1 hour 45 minute time limit.

b. A game is complete duo to weather after 3 innings. (2 ½ if the home game is ahead). See USSSA rule 7.03.C.

5. Bats, Batting and Base Running

a. Bats: Please check USSSA Rule 7.01C,

b. Batting and Base Running: Please see USSSA Rule 7.04

c. The batter is not automatically out on the 3rd strike

d. Players may steal home

6. Pitching

a. Please see USSSA Rule 7.05

Additional SCABA league rules of play

b. No player may pitch more than three (3) innings.  1 out constitutes 1/3 of an inning for the purposes of this rule.  Penalty: Forfeiture of game.

c. One (1) warning per pitcher, per game, will be given before penalties for balks are enforced.

7. Equipment

Please see USSSA Rule 7.01

8. Official Roster

Please see USSSA Rule 3.0

Additional SCABA league rules of play

Rosters will be frozen on May 15th and no players may be added or play unless approved by the League Reps. Penalty: Forfeiture of game(s).

9. Official Line-up

a. Please see USSSA Rule 7.02.D

7.02.D  Approved Team Line-ups:

7.02.D.1  Teams may bat a nine (9) player line-up, ten (10) player line-up using an Extra Hitter (EH) or continuous line-up of all present, eligible, uniformed players. Such line-up must be declared before the start of the game and used the entire game.

7.02.D.1(a) If a team uses a line-up that contains substitute players, all starting players may be removed and re-enter the game once, but must re-enter in their original position in the batting order. Non-starters are not allowed to re-enter. When a starter re-enters, the player in the starter’s batting position in the batting order must be removed from the game and is ineligible for the remainder of the game.

7.02.D.1(b) If a team uses a line-up that contains ten (10) players, the player in the Extra Hitter position, while not actually playing a defensive position, will be treated as such for substitution purposes.

7.02.D.1(c) If a team uses a continuous line-up, all players other than the nine (9) defensive position players are Extra Hitters and may move freely in defensive positions with the exception of the pitching position. Any player(s) arriving after the game has begun, shall be added to the bottom of the batting line-up. If a player is removed from the line-up due to injury or illness, that player will be eliminated from the entire game and their spot will be skipped in the batting order.  Teams will not be required to take an automatic out UNTIL they drop below 9 players.  A player ejection while roster batting will result in the team losing that player for the entire game and their spot in the batting order WILL be an automatic out.

10. Sportsmanship & Ejections

a. Any player, coach or fan who gets ejected from a game will be suspended for a minimum of two (2) more games from all SCPR activities or facilities. Any player, coach or fan receiving two (2) ejections during the season will be suspended for the remainder of the season.

b. Any player that touches an umpire will be suspended a minimum of four (4) or more games from all SCABA games and facilities. SCABA board will review.

c. Any coach or fan that touches an umpire will be suspended a minimum or twelve (12) games from all SCABA games and facilities. This rule will fall over into the following season if need be. SCABA board will review.

11. League Structure

a. SCABA youth baseball Pee Wee league is comprised of two age groups (9 & 10), and in each one of those age groups there may be an American Division and a National Division. A 14 game regular season will be played. League Reps will determine which division teams are placed in.

1. American Division- This league is formed based on a team’s skill level so that teams are competing against other teams of similar skill level.

2. National Division- This league is usually formed of USSSA classifications of AA,AAA, or Major, but is not a requirement.

b. If a team decides they want to play up an age group, it will have to be approved by the League Reps, and if approved will be placed into the highest division (National Division).

12. Supplying Game Balls

In each league game, the league will furnish four official game balls.  Two of the balls will be new and two will be of good quality (no cuts or broken laces).  It is the responsibility of the dugout on which side the foul ball went out on to return all balls to the field of play.  If that ball cannot be found it is that team’s responsibility to replace it with a new official game ball of equal quality.  An inning will not start without the umpire having all four balls.  If the team refuses to get the ball or replace it with one of their own new game balls, a delay of game will be enforced.