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 on Mondays and Thursdays

Schedules will be determined once registration has been completed.

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