The Minor league is for players with playing ages of 9 and 10. These players move beyond having their coach pitch to them, and are now hitting off of other players. The emphasis is still on skill building, but this level is starting to more closely resemble the game of baseball. Click on the following link for more minors related information.
Practices: Typically starts first week in April – practice schedule depends on coach.
Games: Typically starts around May 1st and ends prior to July 4th – Games are played Monday through Saturday throughout the season.
Contact Person – Jason Knoedler – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mercy rule changes
– 15 runs after 3 innings (2 1/2 if home team winning)
– 12 runs after 4 innings (3 1/2 if home team winning)
– 10 runs after 5 innings (4 1/2 if home team winning)
In addition, if a game is more than 10 runs difference at 1:45, the game is immediately over (for example, score is 16-6 in the 4th inning and the 1:45 hits, the game is over).
NOTE – in all cases, all players should get a minimum of one at bat, even if that means a team gets 4 outs in an inning, play an extra 1/2 inning, etc.
BAT RULE CHANGES
Effective January 1, 2014 T-Ball, Coach Pitch, Minors, and Majors (12 and Under) Bat Restrictions are as follows: Wood or non-wood bats may be used and must not be larger than 2 3/4 inches. There is no restriction with regard to the differential between length and weight, however, ALL bats with a larger barrel than 2 1/4 (i.e. 2 5/8 and 2 3/4), must have the certification of BPF of 1.15 or less.
As of 9/10/13, this bat restriction rule also complies with the AABC and USSSA standards.
Penalty if brought to an umpires attention (while the batter is hitting or immediately after the batter hits):
1st Offense: Batter is Out, Head Coach is issued a Warning
2nd Offense: Batter is Out, Head Coach is ejected