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  • Rules
    • General (excluding T-Ball, Farm and Junior (A)-Softball)
      • No more than 3 coaches on the field at any time
      • Only the Head Coach is allowed to discuss issues with the umpire
      • Infractions of Rules, i.e., Pitch Count infractions, behavioral issues, etc. to be reviewed by NW Baseball Disciplinary Board and action taken
  • Umpires
    • Coaches should NOT be making Safe/Out Calls before the umpire does
    • Coaches should NOT be saying “Good Eye” before the ball crosses home plate
    • Umpires CAN NOT be questioned on judgement calls (balls, strikes, out or safe calls)
  • Jr. UmpiresMinors and AA Softball Only but good info for Majors as well
    • Jr. Umpires should be treated with the same respect as Certified Umpires
    • These are “kids” volunteering their time for the league. Yes, they do get paid, but…
    • Coaches need to have the umpires back. They will make mistakes! If they make an incorrect call on a rule (not a judgement call such as balls/strikes and out or safe calls), the Head Coach should ask for time out and discuss it calmly. Include the opposing Head Coach in the discussion.
    • Parents and Coaches are not allowed to harass the umpire. The League has a Zero Tolerance Policy. If one of your parents is “barking” at the umpire, you need to pull them aside and tell them they need to stop. If an opposing team’s parent is doing it, ask their coach to do the same.
    • Certified Umpires are not an option for Minors and AA-Softball regular season
    • Maybe playoffs and Softball Allstars

 

  • Farm/A-Softball
    • One base on an over-throw
    • No Tees Allowed During Game

 

  • Majors
    • Pre-Game Conference and exchange Line-ups
      • Include list of ineligible pitchers at the end of the line-up
      • Clearly print full first and last name of each player
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    • USA Baseball Bat Rule
      • All bats must be USA Baseball approved and have the new stamp
      • All old bats should be removed from all Team and Player bags prior to or at the First Practice
    • Change in rules on number of players to start a game:
      • Must have a minimum of 8 players to start. The 9th position in the batting order will be an out. All players arriving after the game has started must go at the bottom of the batting order. If a player leaves after the game has started due to injury, etc. their position in the order will be skipped, not an out. If line-up drops to 7, the team forfeits the game
  • Pitch Counts and Game Reporting
    • Compare Pitch Counts and score at the end of every half inning and at any pitching change. Be sure to get the new pitcher’s name.
    • Compare Pitch Counts and Final Score at the end of the game
    • Both coaches to send Final Score and Pitch Counts to the following e-mail distribution list ASAP but, NO MORE THAN 24 HOURS AFTER THE GAME IS COMPLETED:
      • Al Griswold: al080699@aol.com
      • Chris Fike: cfike@mac.com
      • Brian Sautters: bsautters@gmail.com
      • Joe Nichols: jbkarjoe@sbcglobal.net
      • Derek Schibi: schibi45@yahoo.com
      • Brian Odegard: btodegard@cox.net
      • Marc Crone: marccrone@sbcglobal.net
      • Rachel Ferrari: gbcr12@hotmail.com
      • Opposing Coach
    • Include First and Last names (no nicknames, please) of all pitchers
    • Include * after count if a player pitched through a threshold
    • Provide actual pitch counts (not threshold max if pitched through)
    • Example:

From Winsted Coach:

E-mail Subject: 4/24 Winsted Red Sox vs. Barkhamsted Yankees

Winsted Red Sox 5 vs. Barkhamsted Yankees 4

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Chris Sale 66

David Price 68*

Joe Kelley 37*

Craig Kimbrel 22

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CC Sabathia 87*

Dellin Betances 20

Aroldis Chapman 22*

 

From Barkhamsted Coach:

E-mail Subject: 4/24 Winsted Red Sox vs. Barkhamsted Yankees

Barkhamsted Red Sox 5 vs. Barkhamsted Yankees 4

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CC Sabathia 87*

Dellin Betances 20

Aroldis Chapman 22*

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Chris Sale 66

David Price 68*

Joe Kelley 37*

Craig Kimbrel 22

 

  • Please do not keep adding on to old emails!
    • You can reply to all on an old email to get all the email addresses but, change the subject to the current game and delete old info in the email

 

  • Minors
    • Pre-Game Conference and exchange Line-ups
      • Include list of ineligible pitchers at the end of the line-up
      • Clearly print full first and last name of each player
    • USA Baseball Bat Rule
      • All bats must be USA Baseball approved and have the new stamp
      • All old bats should be removed from all Team and Player bags prior to or at the First Practice
    • Change in rules on number of players:
      • Change to number of players required to start a game: Must have a minimum of 8 players to start. The 9th position in the batting order will be an out. No penalty for starting with 9 players. All players arriving after the game has started must go at the bottom of the batting order. If a player leaves after the game has started due to injury, etc. their position in the order will be skipped, not an out. If line-up drops to 7, the team forfeits the game
  • Pitch Counts and Game Reporting
    • Compare Pitch Counts, Scores and Reporting Same as Majors

 

  • Rain-outs/Make-ups
    • Make up ASAP (1-2 weeks Maximum)
      • Use Fridays and Sunday Afternoons – That’s why they are open on the schedule