WPLL Modified League Rules for 2016
Washington Park Little League (WPLL) is Governed by the Rules Set Forth by Little League Baseball and Softball Incorporated with the following Modifications:
1 - 2 HOUR TIME LIMIT ( this is a "DROP DEAD" time limit)
Incomplete FULL inning reverts to the previous FULL inning. A game is OFFICIAL if Four (4) innings have been completed.
2 TIME OUTS
5th Inning or Later only two(2) Defensive time outs allowed. Repeated violator(s) will be subjuect to suspension.
3 PLAYER POOL
Player used in the pool can only play the outfield and bat 7th or lower in the line-up. Team may only request no more than 3 players from the pool.
Exception: if no one is available in the player pool you MAY borrow up to 3 players from the opposing team to make an official line-up.
4 - STANDINGS
Due to the possibility of a game ending in a tie a "point system" shall also be used. Point System is as follows:
Win = 2 Points, Tie = 1 point, Loss = 0 Points
1 CONTINUOS BATTING ORDER - Applies to ALL Divisions
-Player DOES NOT have to play six continuous defensive outs. Player may play 3 consecutive outs in 2 different innings.
ex: Player A enters game on defense in the second inning. At the end of the 2nd inning Player A may be removed and may return to the defensive line-up in the 4th, 5th or 6th inning to complete the mandatory 6 Defensive Outs.
2- PITCHING DISTANCE
11 & 12 Year Olds - 40 Feet
9 & 10 Year Olds - 35 Feet
8U - NOT ALLOWED to play the position of Pitcher or Catcher.
3 - FACE MASK
MANDATORY for a Pitcher to wear a face mask.
4 - HIT by PITCH
Majors - pitcher shall be removed from pitching at UMPIRE's DISCRETION
Seniors - pitcher shall be removed from pitching if 2 batters are hit within the same inning or 3 batters in a game
5 - Time Outs
5th Inning or Later, only Two (2) DEFENSIVE time outs allowed. Repeated violater(s) will be subject to suspension.
6- HOME AND AWAY
Majors - A COIN FLIP will establish home and away team for every regular season game.
Seniors - Home Team is on the RIGHT hand side of the schedule
1 - PITCHING
1a- Pitch Sheets
- must be turned in after every game. If not turned in said pitcher(s) are assumed maxed out and cannot pitch until said days rest are met.
PENALTY: Any manager or coach not turning in pitch sheets will be subject to discipline.
1b- Hit by Pitch (HBP)
Majors - pitcher shall be removed from pitching if 2 batters are hit within the same inning or 3 batters in a game. If he/she is removed that player may be moved to any other position.
Minors - pitcher shall be removed from pitching at UMPIRE's DISCRETION. If he/she is removed that player may be moved to any other position.
2 HOME AND AWAY
A COIN FLIP will establish home and away team for every regular season game.