The pitcher’s mound is set at 43 feet from home. (Modification of LL Rule)
Any player who has played the position of catcher in four (4) or more innings in a game is not eligible to pitch on that calendar day. The catcher receiving one pitch to a batter in the fourth inning constitutes having caught four (4) innings. Warm-up pitches do not count. (Regulation VI.a)
Any player who played the position of catcher for three innings or less, and delivers 21 pitches or more in the same day may not return to the catcher position, except if a pitcher reaches 20 pitches while facing a batter, the pitcher may continue to pitch and maintain their eligibility to play catcher until that batter reaches base, is retired, third out is made, or pitcher is removed prior to the batter completing the at-bat. (Regulation VI.a)
A pitcher who delivers 41 or more pitches in a game cannot play the position of catcher for the remainder of that day, except if a pitcher reaches 40 pitches while facing a batter, the pitcher may continue to pitch and maintain their eligibility to play catcher until that batter reaches base, is retired, third out is made, or pitcher is removed prior to the batter completing the at-bat (Regulation VI.c)
Under no circumstances may a player pitch more than 3 consecutive days or more than one game in a day. (Regulation VI.d and k)
A pitcher is allowed eight (8) warm-up pitches between innings or one (1) minute, whichever comes first. An initial eight (8) pitches will be awarded to any pitcher entering the game. (LL Rule 8.03)
Managers and coaches are permitted to warm up pitchers if the catcher is not ready or when a bench player is not able to. Catchers or bench players wearing the proper face mask and a protective cup are strongly encouraged to warm up pitchers. (Modification of Regulation XIV.f)
No pitcher will be allowed to wear long white or gray sleeve shirts. Neoprene sleeves, if worn by a pitcher, must be covered by an undershirt. Any pitcher doing so will be asked to remove the shirt or sleeve, or will be removed from the pitcher’s position. (LL Rule 1.11.a.3)
There are illegal pitches but no balks in this division. (LL Rule 8.05)
If a pitcher hits three (3) batters “on the fly” in one game, the pitcher will be removed from and will not be eligible to return to the pitcher position for the remainder of the game.
A manager or coach may come out twice in one inning to visit the pitcher, but the third time out, the player must be removed as pitcher. A manager may come out three times in one game to visit the pitcher, but the third time out the player must be removed as pitcher. 2 per inning, 3rd visit a removal; 3 per game, 4th visit a removal. (LL Rule 8.06)
No Infield Fly rule
Dropped 3rd strike is an OUT
Runners may not take a lead and cannot leave the base until the ball has crossed home plate. Please see LL Rule 7.13 for full details and penalty for leaving early.
Limit one successful steal of home per inning.
Limit one base total on an attempted steal.
Courtesy runner permitted for catcher or pitcher with 2-outs utilizing a player that made second out.
Mound is to be set at 43 feet.
Balks are NOT called but there can be illegal pitches; Dead ball; penalty is a ball. Please see LL Rule 8.05 for full details.
Pitcher gets 8 warmup pitches OR 1 minute for warmups, whichever comes first. Coaches are permitted to warm-up pitchers, but catchers are encouraged to do so.
Pitchers may not wear white or gray sleeves.
Pitchers may not wear neoprene sleeves unless covered by an undershirt.
One offensive timeout per inning.
Pitcher visits. 2 per inning, 3rd visit a removal; 3 per game, 4th visit a removal.
Warning for throwing a bat is issued to the specific player.