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 Rules - Juniors Division
As adopted by the Rules Committee for the 2016 season.


1.0         GENERAL
  1.1   All players must have a registration on file with the League before being allowed to participate.
  1.2   Parents or guardians must inform their head coach of any disability that may affect the safety of a child.
2.0         CONDUCT
  2.1   Profane or abusive language or gestures from players, coaches, family, or spectators will not be tolerated by the league.   Any individual(s) responsible for such behavior will be removed from the field and the umpire may call a forfeit against the team that said individual(s) is/are affiliated with.
  2.2   Unsportsmanlike conduct (booing, taunting, refusal to shake hands) by or directed to any player, coach, family member, or spectator is strictly prohibited.  Any individual(s) responsible for such behavior will be removed from the field and the umpire may call a forfeit against the team that said individual(s) is/are affiliated with.
  2.3   Players must be present at 50% of the regular season games to participate in playoff games except when medically excused.
  2.4   Managers and coaches must avoid making calls to sway umpires calls.
  2.5   In the event an Umpire does not show for a game, the home team will be required to designate an umpire for the game.
3.0         SAFETY
  3.1   Only players and coaches will be allowed in the dugout and on the playing field.
  3.2   All players not required to be on the field, must remain in the dugout.
  3.3   Players must notify or seek permission from a coach prior to leaving the playing area.
  3.4   No swinging of bats in or around the dugout except at the designated on-deck circle.
  3.5   Batting helmets must be worn by all batters (at Home Plate and On-Deck), and all Base-Runners. Helmets must be equipped with face guards and secured with chin straps.
  3.6   Safety bases must be used at first base.
  3.7   No Slashing or Punching plays allowed: Once a player squares to bunt she may not then hit away.  For the first offense, the batter will be called out if she hits away once squaring to bunt.  The second offense will result in ejection
4.0        DRESS CODE
  4.1   A league issued team shirt must be worn by players at all games, and must be the outermost garment.
  4.2   Full length pants must be worn. No shorts.
  4.3   Coaches are required to wear their league issued ID Card, or coaches shirt, at all BGSL sponsored events including, but not limited to, parades, opening day, games and practices.
  4.4   Jewelry must not be worn. Recently pierced ears may have studs taped over.
5.0     GAME PLAY - A.S.A. Fast pitch rules are in effect using a 12 inch ball, except as noted below:
  5.1   Players who are going to be late for games will notify their coach as soon as possible.  Coaches must inform opposing coaches of late players. All late players will be entered at the end of the batting order unless they arrive prior to their scheduled first at-bat.
  5.2   Failure to begin a game within 10 minutes of the scheduled start will result in the forfeit of the game by the delaying team.  The umpire will declare a forfeit.
  5.3   If a team cannot field a minimum of eight (8) players then that team will forfeit the game.  If neither team can field a minimum of eight (8) then the team with the fewest players forfeits the game.  If both teams have equal amounts of players, and less than the minimum of eight (8) players, the game will count as a tie in the standings.
  5.4   10 players allowed in the field
    5.4.0 All four outfielders must have feet on grass when the pitch is thrown.
  5.5   Innings:
    5.5.0 Maximum of 6 innings
    5.5.1 Each player is to play a minimum of 3 innings per game in the field
    5.5.2 No new innings to be started after 1:45 minutes from the SCHEDULED start
  5.6   Run Ahead Rule: 10 run rule applies when a team is ahead by 10  or more runs after 4 innings (3.5 if the home team is ahead)
    5.6.0 Maximum of 4 runs per inning allowed except in the last inning
    5.6.1 League standing are updated at the time the Run Ahead Rule is invoked.  However, teams are encouraged to play out the remainder of thegame as time allows.
  5.7   Pitchers:
    5.7.0 Pitcher may not pitch more than 4 innings per game and not more than 2 innings in a row.
    5.7.1 In an extra inning situation, rule 5.7 is NOT in effect.
    5.7.2 A single pitch from the pitcher constitutes an inning.
    5.7.3 Any player on the team roster is eligible to pitch regardless of age.
    5.7.6 A pitcher must be removed from pitching if she hits 3 batters during the game.
    5.7.7 Pitching rubber is to a distance of 40 feet from the back of home plate
    5.7.8 Coaches are allowed two trips to the mound per inning.  On the 3rd trip, the pitcher must be removed (unless reason for visit is injury).
  5.8   Base Running/Stealing:
    5.8.0 There is no dropped 3rd strike rule.  Batter is out on the 3rd strike and may not advance to 1st base on a dropped ball.
    5.8.2 Can steal when ball is released by pitcher.
  5.9   Sliding: A runner will be called out if she does not slide or attempt to avoid contact with a fielder in the process of fielding a batted or thrown ball to the base.
  6.1   Game cancellations due to weather will be determined by the Junior Division Commissioner.
  6.2   Head coaches for each team will be notified of cancellations no later than 1 hour before the scheduled game start time. Coaches must then notify their team of the cancellation.
  6.3   Make-ups will be at the discretion of the Junior Division Commissioner.
  6.4   Cancellation of practices at the discretion of the team coach.