Boys and Girls ages 11 & 12
Majors 11-12 Recommended for 11 & 12 year olds, games governed by the Official Baseball Rules of the MLB National League except played on a 70" diamond with 50' pitching distance for the development and welfare of this young age group. All-Stars continue in this Division through the Regional Tournament and 12 year old "WORLD SERIES". Majors teams practice and play their games at Dove Valley Community Park including night games "under the lights".
Player Assessments: Open roster spots are filled through the player draft, All "Free Agents" and players wanting to switch teams must attend one (1) of the scheduled assessment dates listed, all registered CYBSA players are welcome to attend player assessments, however; *Any players taking part in assessments will be entered into Majors draft pool and forfeits any reserved roster spot submitted by coach. Majors (11 & 12) assessment dates are April 8th, 15th from 12pm - 3pm at Village Greens Park - player check-in begins at 11:30am. "Weather make-up date" if needed will be on April 22nd.
Majors Supplemental Rules
RIPKEN MAJOR DIVISION (KID PITCH) 11 Year Olds and 12 Year Olds
- Home team shall choose to occupy either the first base or third base dugout side of the field during the game.
- The league shall provide one or two umpires for each game.
- Home team shall provide two new game balls and visiting team shall provide one new game ball to the umpire-in-chief for use during the game.
- Each team shall provide one volunteer scorekeeper. The home team’s scorekeeper shall be the official scorekeeper. The visiting team’s manager and umpire-in-chief shall sign the home team’s scorebook at the end of each game. Scorekeepers shall compare scores at the end of each inning to verify the correct score.
- Managers may protest a game for rule or roster violations only - no protest shall ever be permitted on judgment calls by an umpire. If a manager wants to protest a game, time out must be requested from the umpire-in-chief by the protesting manager immediately after the rule violation and before the next pitched ball and the protesting manager must inform the umpire-in-chief that his team is playing the game under protest. The scorebooks of both teams shall be marked at the point of protest and signed by both managers and the umpire-in-chief.
- The manager of the home and visiting team must report the results of each game to their division’s VP within 24 hours of the completion of each game.
- Only managers and/or assistant coaches may act as base coaches. No players are permitted to act as base coaches.
- Every player present at the game must play a minimum of two innings (i.e., six outs defensively) and bat at least once, time permitting. This rule shall not apply where the 10-run rule is enforced or in the event a player is injured during the course of a game.
- Time out may be requested from the umpire by anyone once the ball is in someone’s possession and all runners have stopped advancing.
- Outlined below are the pitching rules. They were taken directly from the BABE RUTH LEAGUE, INC. BASEBALL RULES AND REGULATIONS AND OFFICIAL PLAYING RULES book. (Note: although coaches are not required to report pitching assignments or the number of innings pitched for each pitcher, coaches must track (record) pitching assignments and innings pitched for each pitcher in their team’s official scorebook and upon request by an opposing coach or official present such record.)
- A Cal Ripken Baseball pitcher, refer to Smart Pitch table for limits and required rest periods.
- The calendar week of Babe Ruth League, Inc. is Monday through, and including, Sunday.
- Games in which an ineligible pitcher has been used as specified in paragraphs 1, 2, and 3 shall be declared forfeited. The withdraw of an ineligible pitcher after the pitcher is announced or after a warm-up pitch is delivered but before that pitcher has pitched a ball to a batter shall not be considered a violation.
- Each game in which a pitcher pitches is considered one (1) “assignment.” Therefore, a pitcher in the same game may start out as a pitcher, play another position, and return to the mound and this would still be considered as one (1) assignment. [Note: only the starting pitcher may re-enter a game once (one time) as a pitcher. After a pitcher is removed as a pitcher, he may not re-enter the game as a pitcher. Also, if the pitcher is removed from the game because of a second trip in the same inning he may re-enter the game in any position with the exception of pitcher.]
- If a game is called before it has become a regulation game and the umpire declares it “suspended” each pitcher’s time still counts toward weekly innings count. (Suspended game will continue from exact point of suspension and played to completion)
- Although there are no written restrictions as to the use of pitchers in Babe Ruth 16-18 local league play, Babe Ruth League, Inc. strongly cautions extreme care be used so an individual player is not overextended, i.e., protect the players arm.
- Mid-Season Tournament double elimination brackets will be seeded via blind draw prior to the start of the season, all of the rules in effect for the regular season shall be in effect for the Mid-Season Tournament.
- End-of-Season League Championship Tournament: teams will be seeded at the beginning of a double-elimination tournament according to the position they finished in regular season play (i.e., WIN – LOSS RECORD). In the event two or more teams are tied, the tie-breaking rules outlined in the BABE RUTH LEAGUE, INC. BASEBALL RULES AND REGULATIONS AND OFFICIAL PLAYING RULES book will be followed. Throughout the tournament, the higher seeded team of each game (including the Championship Game) shall be the HOME team. All of the rules in effect for the regular season shall be in effect for the End-of-Season League Championship Tournament with the following exceptions: (1) a tournament game cannot end in a tie and (2) CYBSA pitcher eligibility rules will be in effect throughout the tournament.RIPKEN MINOR DIVISION (KID PITCH) 9 Year Olds and 10 Year Olds
- Home team is responsible for setting the pitcher’s rubber, bases, and home plate prior to game time.
- In the event the ball is thrown into foul territory (out of play), play shall be stopped and any base runner shall be awarded the base he was advancing to at the time the ball was overthrown.
- See TABLE 3
RIPKEN MAJORs DIVISIONS 9/10 year olds and 11/12 year olds
|SUBJECT||RIPKEN MAJOR DIVISION (KID PITCH)
11&12 Year Olds
|Distance between bases:||70’|
|Maximum innings per game:||6|
|No new inning may start after:||1 hr 50 min has elapsed|
|Regulation game:||4 innings (3.5 innings if home team is ahead)|
|A game called for any reason (e.g., weather, darkness, etc.) after it has become a “regulation game” shall be declared an official game and the score at the end of the last fully completed inning shall be the official score:||Yes|
|Maximum number of runs a team may score in an inning:||n/a|
|Mercy Rule - game shall end if either team is loosing by:||10 runs (after 4 innings)|
|A regular season game can end in a tie:||Yes|
|Maximum number of defensive players on field:||9|
|Minimum number of players to start and finish a game:||8|
|Automatic outs called for missing (9th) player in batting order:||No|
|If a team cannot field the minimum number of players required to start a game within 5 minutes after the time set for the game to begin, they must forfeit the game:||Yes, but the game should be played as a scrimmage|
|A team shall bat their entire roster (i.e., the batting order shall include every player on the team roster who is present five minutes before the time set for the game to begin):||Yes|
|A player that arrives late to a game may be inserted at the end of the batting order provided his team’s lead-off hitter has not batted twice in the game:||Yes|
|If a player is removed from the batting order due to injury or illness, an automatic out shall not be charged (that player, however, may not return to the batting order or game):||Yes|
|If a player is removed from the batting order for a reason other than injury or illness (e.g., ejection), an automatic out shall be charged at that player’s scheduled appearance in the batting order for the remainder of the game:||Yes|
|Free substitution on defense:||Yes|
|Balk penalty enforced:||Yes, after 1 warning|
|Stealing, including home:||Yes|
|A dropped third strike is played and not recorded as an automatic out:||Yes|
|Infield Fly Rule:||Yes|
|Contact Rule enforced:||Yes|