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Farm League Rules

Farm League: Rules of Play

Refer to beginning of documents for rules, using the following notes for the Farm 2 games.

1) Nine players are in the field: Pitcher, catcher, 4 infielders at correct positions and 3 out fielders

2) Team is retired after all player have hit.

3) Coaches pitch at beginning of season with players pitching during the season at coach's discrection.

  • Any one pitch from the mound including a warm-up pitch constitutes one inning pitched
  •  A pitcher may pitch a maximum of 6 innings per week
  •  1-2 innings pitched in a game require one days rest
  •  3 innings pitched in a game require 2 days rest
  •  3+ innings pitched in a game require 3 days rest
  •  If a 3rd game is required in a week due to re-scheduling of rainout dates, a pitcher can pitch if all other criteria are met.
  •  If there are 2 hit batsman in the same inning a pitcher must be removed
  •  Maximum of 3 hit batsman in one game and a pitcher must be removed

4) Players cannot steal home plate, unless an overthrow is made on them at third.

5) Bunting is allowed.

6) Tagging up on a fly ball is allowed .

7) The infield fly rule is in effect

8) Playing Time: Each player to play ½ of game in the field and at least one at bat

9) Free substitution is allowed

10) All plays made on a runner at home plate – the runner must slide or be called out

12) First half of the season, no inning will start after 7:30

13) Second half of the season, no inning will start after 7:45

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