The Senior league is for players with playing ages of 13 and 14. These players play in larger parks and have few rules that differ from the big leagues. Click on the following link for more seniors related information.
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– 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 1:50, the game is immediately over (for example, score is 16-6 in the 4th inning and the 1:50 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.
The bat restrictions for the Seniors Division (13 and 14 year olds) and the guidelines mirror the restrictions and rules set forth by the IESA (Illinois Elementary School Association), which is the organization that runs middle school baseball. The link to its website and rules is directly below this paragraph. These rules will apply to middle school baseball and IHSA (high school baseball) for 2012. So, any bat that is legal for the SSBA will also be legal for the IESA.
Just to summarize as simply as possible, here are the rules:
- No 2 ¾” inch barrel bats.
- All 2 5/8” inch (big barrel bats – regardless of length), must have a BBCOR certified label and must be DROP 3 (difference in length and weight must not exceed -3). Thus, a 31” length must be 28 ounces in weight.
- All 2 ¼” inch (skinny barrel bats) that are 31” in length or longer, must have a BBCOR certified label and must be DROP 3 (difference in length and weight must not exceed -3). Thus, a 31” length must be 28 ounces in weight.
- No bat restrictions for 2 ¼ “ inch (skinny barrel bats) that are 30” in length or shorter. Thus, a 30” inch (skinny barrel) bat can have any drop differential and does not need to be BBCOR certified.