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Spring 2021 Shamrock League Rule Modifications

UpdatedFriday February 26, 2021 byBeth Jones.

Spring 2021 Shamrock League Rule Modifications

  • All rules are standard Babe Ruth Baseball rules except for the modifications listed below. 
  • Umpires – there will be one umpire behind the pitcher
  • Players required to wear masks while batting AND running the bases.  Defensive players are not required to wear mask.
  • No stealing home on passed balls or balls thrown back to the pitcher from the catcher.
  • Speed Up Rules – PLAY SEVEN INNINGS:
    • We want no more than 60 seconds between half innings.
      • Have catcher and pitcher ready with two outs.
      • Mandatory that players run to their positions – no walking on to field.
    • Mound visits by coach and catcher are highly discouraged.
  • Five-run maximum per half inning.  Once a team scores five runs in a half inning the inning will end, except in last inning if a team is down by more than five runs.
  • Pitch limits – 30 pitches max per pitcher per game for first three games.  45 pitches max per pitcher per game the remainder of the season. 
  • If a team is out of pitching, we may go to coach pitch or machine pitch.
  • Free substitutions and Flexible lineups – if you need to get a pitcher warmed up in the pen…
  • Sharing players – transfer a player to the other team for the game if they are short on players.  For example: if one team has 12 players and the other has 7, two players from the larger team should go to the other team for that game.  Do not simply loan the other team a fielder or two for defense.