PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE MORE THAN 40 MINS BEFORE GAME TIME AT LH FIELDS
District Interleague rules will be followed as well as our local rules. Each team will receive 5 minutes of infield pregame practice on Saturday and weekday games only if the preceding game ends early or if only one game is scheduled on that day. Otherwise, the teams should be ready to play their game with no infield practice. The Mercy Rules will be in effect (15 runs after 4 innings or 10 runs after 5 innings). Only first place trophies and no second-place trophies will be awarded at the end of the championship game. Standings will be determined by all games played on the Interleague schedule. Any TOC Placement will be the first-place winner of each league.
Any player, manager, or coach removed from a game by an umpire for disciplinary reasons will need to follow the rulebook. Spectators ejected must leave the park & may not return until the game ends. Spectators ejected will sit out that team’s next physically played game. Failure to leave may result in that team’s forfeit of that game.
Due to Covid-19; It is the responsibility of the HOME FIELD team to set up, as well as takedown the fields. All field equipment is to be returned to the shed and placed on the shelves & not on the floor. There are no coach talk meetings after any game until the fields are groomed, watered and dugouts are empty and clean.
No new inning shall be started after 2 hours 15 minutes. A new inning begins when the last out is made. Drop Dead time is 2 hours 30 mins- Last Batter and game over at 9:45 p.m. (city curfew) not batting a continuous lineup. If the game is not complete, it will be continued on the first available day and the time of the game will be determined by the player agent and division director. Rescheduled games will be rescheduled depending on time and availability of fields on the first available day by the division director and the player agent and if Interleague schedule permits.
All tie games are to be played out on all games. Exception: the umpire may halt the game if in his judgment the tie cannot be broken due to curfew issues. Curfew is 9:45.
League games will be played on 80’ base paths and at 54’ pitching distance until TBA. Then 90’ base paths and at 60 feet 6-inch pitching distance thereafter.
Refer to the Little League Rulebook.
The official scorekeeper must keep score and pitch count in the score shed or safe covid area. Will keep the official scorebook and pitch count records. La Habra Teams: score sheets must be turned into the glover binder after every home or away game. Failure to do so may result in a 1 game suspension.
The home team will be responsible for keeping the official scorebook, and all pitch count records. The scorekeeper will score keep in the designated score shed.
The umpire will announce the official start time of the game and wear a mask at all games
will wear a mask under their catcher’s mask when playing the catcher- please no gators
Each team, for covid reasons, must have new baseballs un-recycled each game. Each team should use their own during their offensive inning- sanitizing baseballs is not recommended- it can change or alter the feel of the ball.
NO parent, coach, or manager may warm up a pitcher in the bullpen or on the playing field area at any time or for any reason. Rule 3.09
Team mom: There must be an additional adult -during offensive play when a female player is on the team. No other small child is allowed with the team mom.
3 background checked adults are allowed. (1 approved manager & 2 approved coaches). Players, managers, or coaches are not allowed to leave their covid assigned area without permission from the umpire. Water is the only drink allowed. No food, candy, gum or seeds is allowed in the dugout or the playing field by any player, manager, or coach. A fine of $50 will be imposed on any league manager, coach, or player caught with food or drink other than water in your possession within the confines of the playing field by a board member. The fine must be paid to the league before the next scheduled game at Esteli or you may not return. Please pick up all trash in dugouts and in the bleacher area.
Balks will be called per the District Interleague Rule. Any manager or coach guilty of using an ineligible pitcher for any reason will be suspended from the rest of the game played. They will also sit out that team’s next physically played game. On the second offense, the same coach or manager will be suspended for the next game played per the rulebook
Clean (free from profanity & explicit lyrics) walk up music is allowed at Murphy Ranch, but not at LH.
PLEASE REMEMBER AL COVID GUIDELINES ARE TO BE FOLLOWED AT EACH LEAGUE’S FIELDS- VIOLATION OF THIS WILL BE A WARNING THE FIRST TIME AND A 1 GAME SUSPENSION THE 2ND TIME ON THE THIRD- YOU WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE TEAM.