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American League Boys Rules

The American Baseball League shall follow 2013 NFHS Rules with the following exceptions and amendments which shall supersede the NFHS rules.  In the case of conflict, these amendments and exceptions shall be controlling:

1.     A player with a baseball age of 13 must pitch 1 complete inning. A complete inning is 3 outs within the same inning.  Penalty:   If a team has not pitched a 13 yr old pitcher before the end of the regulation game, that team will FORFEIT.   

2.     A player can pitch a maximum amount of 3 consecutive innings.  A pitch thrown in an inning constitutes a complete inning for purposes of this rule.  Penalty:  Offending pitcher shall be treated as “illegal player” and shall be penalized according to NFHS 3-1-1.

3.     All players must play 4 innings on defense.  Violations should be reported to league director for review and discipline of the head coach responsible.

4.     Continuous batting order.

5.     Free defensive substitution.

6.     Pursuant to NFHS rule 4-2-2, if either team is ahead by 10 or more runs after 5 innings have been completed, (4-1/2 if home team is ahead) the game shall end.  This rule shall not apply in the playoffs.  Penalty:  If a team has not pitched a 13  yr old pitcher before this occurs, that team will FORFEIT.   

7.     A courtesy runner, who shall be the last recorded out, may be used at any time for the catcher when he reaches base.  

8.     Try to resolve all potential protests.  If a protest cannot be avoided, A Head coach wishing to initiate a protest shall immediately pay the Umpire in charge $25 cash as a protest fee.  Additionally, $50 must be paid to the league to have the protest heard.  All protests shall follow the official AAA procedure on protests. 

9.     This is a game for the kids, make sure they are having fun!

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