BPA LEAGUE TEAM STATE TOURNAMENT
April 23 – 28, 2018
- Seven (7) run limit per inning per team.
- Batters shall get three (3) pitches. If the ball is not put into play on one of those pitches, the batter will get 2 swings using a tee. A batter may swing on all 5 attempts (no 3 strike rule). A foul ball on the 5th attempt is an out.
- Each team on defense will field ten (10) players consisting of the regular six (6) infielders (1b, 2b, SS, 3b, catcher and pitcher) and four (4) outfielders who must stay in the outfield until the ball is hit. PENALTY: Violation of this rule will result of giving the offensive coach the option of batting over or taking the result of the play.
NOTE: Teams may start the game and play with nine (9) players; however, they must play with all infielders including the pitcher. If a team drops below nine (9) players, the game will be forfeited.
- Teams shall have an adult pitch to the batters.
- Coach pitcher will pitch from 26 feet. He must leave the field immediately when the ball is put in play. The pitching coach shall not verbally or physically coach while in the position (shall not tell the batter to swing or not to swing). Umpire will give warning, after warning has been given, the umpire will declare the pitch as a strike. If the batted ball hits the adult pitcher, the ball becomes dead and all runners advance 1 base. An adult pitcher must make an effort to keep from being hit by the batted ball (umpire’s judgment), and if no effort is made, the batter shall be declared out.
- The defensive player listed as the pitcher shall not leave the pitching circle until the ball is hit.
PENALTY: The play continues and after the play has ended, the offensive team has the option of taking the result of the play or no pitch.
- The youth pitcher in coach pitch must wear a helmet and/or a
safety mask and start in the pitching circle.
- No intentional walks allowed.
- No infield fly rule.
- Each team will bat all players that are present at game time. Any player(s) arriving after the beginning of the game will assume the last position in the batting order. If a player becomes sick, hurt or refuses to bat, this should be brought to the attention of the opposing coach, umpire and scorekeeper. Failure to bat constitutes a team out.
- Batters may not bunt or half-swing at the pitch.
PENALTY: Ball is declared a foul ball and counts as a pitch.
- Play will be stopped and “TIME” will be called when an infielder has control of the ball. The umpire will award bases based on where the runner(s) are at when “TIME” was called.