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Single A Local Rules


The current Little League Baseball Official Regulations and Playing Rules shall
govern the “Playing Rules” for the Single A Division.



2. Home team supplies game ball.

3. Time limit is no new inning after 60 mins, drop dead time at 1:15 mins.

4. An approved volunteer or coach may operate the pitching machine.

5. Batter will have a five-pitch limit, or three strikes, whichever comes first. Batter cannot be called out on the fifth pitch if it is a foul. There is no walking.

6. If the machine does not deliver a pitch within the strike zone, it will be considered a “no pitch” as determined the hitting team coach operating the machine. Note: This should not occur more than once per at bat.

7. Machine pitch innings 1-3 (3 run maximum) 4-5 innings 5 runs or Side is retired when the offensive team has batted entire roster once, or three outs are made.

8. There will be no bunting, no protests or no forfeits.

9. All players play on defense, position infielders at normal positions including the catcher position, spread remaining players throughout the outfield.

10. Rotate players in the infield and outfield.

11. Players must play one inning in the infield.

12. On overthrows at first base, batter may advance one base at own risk. No additional bases can be taken on subsequent overthrows. Overthrows occurring at other bases, including home, follow same rule provided it is on another play. (We want to avoid continuous overthrows moving the runner around all the bases in one play. We want to focus on ball control).

13. If a batted ball hits the pitching machine, it is a dead ball. The batter automatically goes to first base and any forced runners advanced one base.

14. The play is dead once an infielder has possession of the ball in the infield from a ball thrown from the outfield.

15. Pitching machine will be set @ 3+4+4.

16. Pitcher must stand on either side of coach running machine, NOT in front. The pitcher must remain behind the front of the pitching machine until the ball has crossed the plate or been put in play.

17. Only the first batter of each half inning will be permitted outside the dugout, no on-deck batters.

18. It is the responsibility of the home team to retrieve the pitching machine from the cage and set it up. After the game the home team is to return the machine and place the cover over it.

Updated 8/20/23

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