MAJORS - South Hill Little League Ground Rules

We follow the Little League Rule book and in the SHLL BY-LAWS unless stated in the following:

1. Teams bat the bench.

2. Run Rules:

If after three (3) innings, if the home team is ahead, one team has a lead of fifteen (15) runs or more, the manager of the team with the least runs shall concede the victory to the opponent.

If after four (4) innings the home team is ahead, one team has a lead of eight (10) runs or more, the manager of the team with the least runs shall concede the victory to the opponent.

If after five (5) innings, the home team is ahead, one team has a lead of eight (8) runs or more, the manager of the team with the least runs shall concede the victory to the opponent.

15 after 3
10 after 4
8 after 5

3. Unless amended above, rules will be played as stated. Managers are not permitted to agree to any rule changes and the umpires shall not allow any such changes.

4. There will be an of season tournament in Majors.



Misc Rules:

1. Tobacco products are not allowed and are forbidden on school grounds, any recreational fields and includes all playing fields at any practice or game - period. This applies to coaches, parents, and all volunteers and spectators. This rule is strictly enforced as violations of the No Tobacco Products rule can cause SHLL to forfeit school and recreational field permits.

2. Unless amended above, rules will be played as stated. Managers are not permitted to agree to any rule changes and the umpires shall not allow any such changes.

3. Player's must wear a protective cup.

3. Catchers must wear throat guard in addition to catchers mask. NOTE: Hockey Style masks still must include throat guard.

5. No new inning after 2 Hours of scheduled start time.  

Bats:

Rule 1.10 - Baseball:  The bat must be a baseball bat which meets the USA Baseball Bat standard (USABat) as adopted by Little League. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick, and made of wood or of material and color tested and proved acceptable to the USA Baseball Bat standard (USABat).

Beginning with the 2018 season, non-wood and laminated bats used in the Little League (Majors) and below, Intermediate (50-70) Division, Junior League divisions, and Challenger division shall bear the USA Baseball logo signifying that the bat meets the USABat - USA Baseball's Youth Bat Performance Standard. All BPF - 1.15 bats will be prohibited beginning with the 2018 season. Additionally, starting in 2018, the bat diameter shall not exceed 2 5/8 inches for these divisions of play. 

Bats: It shall not be more than 33 inches in length; nor more than 2 5/8 inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30") at its smallest part. Wood bats taped for fitted with a sleeve may not exceed sixteen (16) inches from the small end.

Note: Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo.

Updated 11/08/2023

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