2017 Baseball Interlock Rules

Updated Friday March 3, 2017 by SJWB.

BASEBALL 2017 Interlock Rules

The following have been agreed upon by all Cal Ripken / Babe Ruth Pinellas county Leagues. These rules are to be enforced at all games. These rules are to be shared with all umpires.

 

 

8U Non Competitive BB

Bases at 60 feet.

AB rule: 5 pitches per hitter or 3 strikes, whichever happens first. Third strike foul rules apply. If fifth pitch is fouled, at bat continues.

Power setting: Start at 6, move to 7 on 4/3 (Interlock SB board will determine move to 8 TBD)

5 runs/inning run rule

Teams MUST bat the lineup

No dropped third strike

No infield fly

No new inning after 90 minutes or 6 innings

Teams can play 4 outfielders. Team CANNOT play 5 infielders. Only 1 pitchers helper.

 

8U Competitive BB

Bases at 60 feet.

AB rule: 5 pitches per hitter or 3 strikes, whichever happens first. Third strike foul rules apply. If fifth pitch is fouled, at bat continues.

Power setting: Start at 6, move to 7 on 4/3 (Interlock SB board will determine move to 8 TBD)

5 runs/inning run rule

Teams MUST bat the lineup

No dropped third strike

No infield fly

No new inning after 90 minutes or 6 innings

Teams can play 4 outfielders. Team CANNOT play 5 infielders. Only 1 pitchers helper.

 

10U Non Competitive BB

5 runs/inning run rule

Teams are REQUIRED to bat the lineup which allows for free defensive substitutions

No dropped third strike

No infield fly

No new inning after 90 minutes or 6 innings

Balks: If a pitchers is intentionally being deceiving, it is the umpires discretion.

Mound conferences limited to baseball rules

 

10U Competitive BB

No run limit per inning

Teams are not required to bat the lineup. If they do bat the lineup, they can make free defensive substitutions

No dropped third strike

Infield fly rule is enforced

No new inning after 90 minutes or 6 innings

Balks: If a pitchers is intentionally being deceiving, it is the umpires’ discretion.

Mound conferences limited to baseball rules

 

12U Non Competitive BB (50/70)

7 runs/inning run rule

If they do bat the lineup, they can make free defensive substitutions

Dropped third strike in enforced

Infield fly rule is enforced

Open bases apply, lead offs

No new inning after 105 minutes or 6 innings

Balks rule is enforced. First balk is a warning by the umpire. Subsequent balks are enforced at the umpires’ discretion.

Mound conferences limited to baseball rules

 

12U Competitive BB (50/70)

No run limit per inning

Teams are not required to bat the lineup. If they do bat the lineup, they can make free defensive substitutions

Dropped third strike in enforced

Infield fly rule is enforced

Open bases apply, lead offs

No new inning after 105 minutes or 6 innings

Balks rule is enforced. First balk is a warning by the umpire. Subsequent balks are enforced at the umpires’ discretion.

Mound conferences limited to baseball rules

 

15U BB

7 runs/inning run rule

Real Baseball Rules apply

Teams are not required to bat the lineup. If they do bat the lineup, they can make free defensive substitutions

Dropped third strike in enforced

Infield fly rule is enforced

Open bases apply, lead offs

No new inning after 120 minutes or 7 innings

Balks rule is enforced. First balk is a warning by the umpire. Subsequent balks are enforced at the umpires’ discretion.

Mound conferences limited to baseball rules