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Some highlights from the Little League Rule book:

  • Pitching distance 40 feet.
  • Runner leaves on the pitcher’s release.
  • 12” inch softballs are used.
  • Batters can advance to first on dropped third strike with first unoccupied or two (2) outs.
  • Maximum innings pitched per week for all Little League games is 12.
  • Unlimited steals.
  • Must slide or avoid at play at home.
  • Mercy rule must be enforced. 15 runs after 3 innings or 10 after 4 innings
  • Three (3) coaches in dugout.

  • Special MLL Rules:

    • Continuous batting order.
    • First base player, third base player, and the pitcher must wear face masks.
    • All players must wear heart guard.
    • Nine (9) defensive players.
    • Every player plays a minimum of two (2) innings on defense.
    • Five (5) run maximum per inning.
    • Two (2) hour time limit for ALL games – don’t start an inning after 1:45.
    • Free substitution (including pitchers may return even if leave the game).
    • Catcher can have courtesy runner if two (2) outs to speed up the game.

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