Minor League

Once players reach the Minors division, they will likely understand the fundamentals of baseball, and will receive further instruction and development in the next-tier elements of the game.  In this division, players will begin to pitch, field the catcher position, and steal bases.
 

  • Ages 9 to 10

  • With a few exceptions, traditional baseball game rules apply

  • Game scores and season standings are kept.

  • Game play consists of a maximum of 6 innings, if time permits, no new inning may begin after a time limit of 1.5 hours

  • Games may end in a time

  • In the event of inclement weather, games shall be declared official and count in the league standings at the end of 3 completed innings, or if the home time is leading at the end of 2.5 innings

  • Pitchers may throw no more than 3 innings per game.  There is no rule for specific pitch counts, but coaches are expected to exercise good judgement with their players and be mindful that their arms are still developing.  

  • Each pitcher is to receive 1 balk warning.  Umpires are encouraged to be lenient in calling balks and keep in mind that JAB is a teaching-focused league.

  • Automatic out on a dropped 3rd strike

  • There is no requirement to slide at any base or age level.  It is recommended that players slide on any "play" at a base. for safety reasons, but is not required.

  • Courtesy runners may be used for catchers only.  The runner shall be the player who made the last out.  

  • Free substitutions are allowed.  Pitchers may not return to the mound once removed.

  • 4 outfielders may be used, if a team has 10 or more players.

  • Players shall not argue with any umpire.  Coaches may ask for clarification of rule, application but shall not argue.  Umpires have the right to remove any player or coach from a game for arguing or other unsportsmanlike acts.

  • If a team does not have at least 9 players available for a game, it may borrow players from other teams in the league.  The opposing team may provide an outfielder, but all players will bat for their own team.

  • Players may steal, but they may not lead off and must wait until a pitch has crossed the plate before leaving their base.  Stealing of home is only allowed on a wild pitch/passed ball.

  • Base and mound distances are 46'  and 65'

  • Participation in the post-season All Star tournament optional.

  • Games are held on Mondays and Wednesdays.

All Games will be played at Future Champions Complex

Monday April 26th 

6:15 Field 5 HRI Plumbing vs. BBC Insurance Agency
7:45 Field 4 Dropped Mobile vs. FOP Lodge 125

7:45 Field 5 HRI Plumping vs. Elks Lodge 682

Monday May 3rd 

6:15 Field 5 Dropped Mobile vs. Elks Lodge 682
7:45 Field 4 HRI Plumping vs. FOP Lodge 125

7:45 Field 5 Dropped Mobile vs. BBC Insurance Agency

Monday May 10th 

6:15 Field 5 6:15 Elks Lodge 682 vs. BBC Insurance Agency
7:45 Field 4 FOP Lodge 125 vs. Dropped Mobile

7:45 Field 5 Elks Lodge 682 vs. HRI Plumbing

Monday May 17th 

6:15 Field 5 BBC Insurance Agency vs. Elks Lodge 682
7:45 Field 4 Dropped Mobile vs. FOP Lodge 125

7:45 Field 5 BBC Insurance Agency vs. HRI Plumbing

Monday May 24th 

6:15 Field 5 FOP Lodge 125 vs. BBC Insurance Agency
7:45 Field 4 Dropped Mobile vs. HRI Plumbing

7:45 Field 5 FOP Lodge 125 vs. Elks Lodge 682

Thursday April 29th 

6:15 Field 5 BBC Insurance Agency vs. FOP Lodge 125
7:45 Field 4 HRI Plumping vs. Dropped Mobile

7:45 Field 5 BBC Insurance Agency vs. Elks Lodge 682

Thursday May 6th 

6:15 Field 5 Elks Lodge 682 vs. FOP Lodge 125
7:45 Field 4 HRI Plumping vs. Dropped Mobile

7:45 Field 5 BBC Insurance Agency vs. FOP Lodge 125

Thursday May 13th 

6:15 Field 5 6:15 HRI Plumbing vs. BBC Insurance Agency
7:45 Field 4 125 Dropped Mobile vs. Elks Lodge 682

7:45 Field 5 HRI Plumbing vs. FOP Lodge 125

Thursday May 20th 

6:15 Field 5 Elks Lodge 682 vs. Dropped Mobile
7:45 Field 4 HRI Plumbing vs. FOP Lodge 125

7:45 Field 5 BBC Insurance Agency vs. Dropped Mobile

Thursday May 27th 

6:15 Field 5 BBC Insurance Agency vs. Elks Lodge 682
7:45 Field 4 Dropped Mobile vs. FOP Lodge 125

7:45 Field 5 HRI Plumbing vs. Elks Lodge 682