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Orem Youth Baseball 2019 Season

MNL RULES

OYB Monday Night Lights League Rules

 

OYB Monday Night Lights league plays by Official MLB Rules with the following exceptions:

1.     Game length will be 7 innings (11U, 12U, 13U) and 6 innings (9U, 10U) or no new inning at 1 hour and 45 minutes. If game is tied when time expires or after 7 innings, extra innings will be played using the International Tiebreaker (Last out from previous inning starts on second base, no outs). Hard stop at 2:05 hour mark. At the 2:05 hour hard stop the score will revert back to the score of the last full inning played. If game is still tied it ends as a tie except during tournament play.
 

2.     Mercy Rule - 10 run rule after 5 innings (11U, 12U, 13U) or 10 run rule after 4 innings (9U, 10U).
 

3.     4 full innings or 1 hour game play will constitutes a complete game when delayed or called because of inclement weather.  Suspended games will resume at point of suspension at a later date.
 

4.     NO METAL CLEATS. No Restrictions on Bats.
 

5.     Pitchers can pitch a maximum of 7 innings in one day.

6.     9U only:  Base runner may steal or advance to any base after the ball crosses home plate. Batter is automatically out on a 3rd strike. 8 runs per half inning: After 8 runs score, teams exchange offense and defense.  Only on an over the fence Home Run can more than 8 runs be scored.  In the last inning the 8 run rule per inning does not apply for either team. Umpire will determine last inning.

7.     10U only:  Base runner may steal or advance to any base after the ball crosses home plate. Dropped third strike rules apply. 8 runs    per half inning: After 8 runs score, teams exchange offense and defense.  Only on an over the fence Home Run can more than 8 runs be scored.  In the last inning the 8 run rule per inning does not apply for either team. Umpire will determine last inning.

8.     A pitcher can fake a pick-off move to 3rd Base while being engaged with the pitching rubber.

9.     You can re-enter the starting pitcher one time.
 

10.   Pitchers - Maximum of 5 warm-up pitches between innings. 

11.   Batting Order: There is no limit to the number of players you have in the starting batting lineup (9 or more).

12.   Batting Order Re-entry Rule: Starters may only re-enter one time and in the same spot in the batting order.

13.   Unlimited Defensive substitutions:  Your defensive lineup is non-related to your batting order. A player may play defense even if they are not in the batting lineup.
 

14.   Home team will be official scorer unless otherwise designated by umpire. The umpire is the official time keeper and score keeper will write down game start time in the book. 

15.   A slide rule will be enforced at Home when there is a play at the plate. If contact is initiated by the runner, it must be through the process of a slide. Malicious contact; runner will be ejected.  However, it is the discretion of the umpire if the runner is sliding,            attempting to slide, or if there was a malicious contact. or if a slide was warranted.

 

16.   A slide rule will be enforced when an infielder is attempting to turn a double-play at second base. If the runner is not close enough to merit a slide, he must peel away from the baseline. This rule is for the protection of the base runner. The runner and batter/runner will be called out if the runner's not sliding or not peeling away affects the defensive play. This is the umpire’s discretion.


17.   Players can not play for more than one team in any division whether as a regular player or a substitution. Players can play in two different divisions as long as they are age eligible as a regular player or substitution. Players must be registered in MNL system and on the official team roster. Players must be on the roster to be able to play in post season. Player must play in minimum of 50% of regular season games to be eligible for post season. Registrations for all players close April 1st. 

 

18.   Coaches: One coach will identify him/herself as the manager. That coach is the only coach allowed to discuss calls with Umpire. Max of 3 coaches allowed in the dugout during the game. 

19.   Parents: It is the coach’s responsibility to keep their fans under control. If a fan is out of control they will be asked to leave the ballpark. 
  

20.   Please be ready to play at game time. Umpires will start games on time whenever possible. Getting out of the dugout after your game and getting in the dugout prior to your game quickly will help this along.
 

21.   Please keep dugouts clean and remove trash after your games.