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Kaw Valley League U12 Baseball Rules
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Revised 3-28-14 

AGES
: 11-12 Participants cannot be 13 years of age before June 1, 2014 

BASE DISTANCE: 75' 

PITCHING DISTANCE: 50' 6" 

TIME LIMIT: 1 hour 30 minutes or 7 innings

MUST PLAY/PARTICIPATION
1. All players must play 2 full innings.
2. If a game does not go four innings or if a team has 13 or more players, then all players must play at least 3 defensive outs.
3. Free substitution is in effect for all players.
4. Substitution for pitchers will be limited. The number of times a pitcher can appear on the pitching mound will be twice each game.

PITCHING
1. Season pitching rule: A pitcher may not pitch more than 7 innings in a day. Pitchers are limited to 10 innings in a calendar week.
2. Delivery of a single pitch constitutes pitching one inning.
3. A calendar week shall run from Monday morning to Sunday evening.
4. A balk call on the pitcher will be at the discretion of the umpire.
5. Tournament pitching rule: A pitcher may not pitch more than 7 innings in 2 consecutive games.

BATTING

1. Every player (roster batting) will be in the line-up.
2. An inning will be called when the 7th run crosses home plate.
3. NOTE: The barrel diameter of a bat is limited to no more than 2 ¼”

RUNNING
1. Batters may run on a dropped third strike when first base is empty at the time of the pitch, or when there are two outs.
2. Runners must slide or attempt to avoid contact. If in the umpire's opinion, the runner deliberately runs into a fielder, the runner is OUT.
3. A courtesy runner may be used when the catcher of the offensive team is on base and there are two outs.

SPECIAL RULES

1. Four complete innings constitutes a game, if play is stopped because of inclement weather, power failure, etc.
2. Run rule: 15 runs after three innings, and 10 runs after five innings.
3. If a player is injured, the player may return to the game. The player will resume his same batting position.
4. There will be no automatic out for teams playing with less than 9 players.
5. To start a game, a team must field (7) players.
6. During the regular season, if a game is tied after regulation, one (1) extra inning will be played. If after one extra inning, teams are still tied the game will end in a tie.

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