MASS COAST PLAYOFF RULES 2015
1 - Managers MUST carry their binders, as the binder covers most rules that come up. In addition, they should have the LL Rule book, that is the small green book...Remember, our in house rules in the binder trump the green book.
2 - Pitchers in AAA, Majors and Juniors CANNOT pitch more than 6 innings in 2 consecutive games..Even if a pitcher has the proper rest, they CANNOT pitch more than 6 innings in 2 consecutive games
2b - In Seniors, Pitchers are Prohibited from pitching more than 9 innings in 2 consecutive games regardless if they have met the rest rule criteria.
2c - Consecutive game pitch rule does NOT include the last regular season game played. But, said pitcher MUST have the proper rest following that last regular season game to be eligible to pitch in the 1st playoff game.
3 - The fair play batting order rotation is NOT in effect for Playoffs. All other fair play rules are still in effect for Playoffs.
4 - When a pitcher hit 3 batters in an inning or a game, he MUST be removed from the Pitching position.
5 - Butcher Boy Play, AKA Slap Bunt, is PROHIBITED...Batter in executing this play, will be AUTOMATICALLY out and all runners MUST return to the base they occupied prior to the violation.
6 - Speed up rule for the Catcher is ONLY in AA and MUST be the last batted out. There is NO speed up rule in the other divisions.
7 - Any pitcher in the Juniors or Seniors, once removed from the pitching position, in the same game one time each. Provided, they did not exceed the pitch count max. When said pitcher returns to the pitching position, his pitch count resumes from the point he left off at.
8 - No Player in the Seniors can sit 4 innings in a 7 inning game.
9 - If a pitcher stops during his delivery in AA, AAA and or Majors and the ump calls a balk, the batter will be awarded a ball to his count.
10- No time limits in AAA, Majors, Juniors and Seniors...If a game runs more than 20 minutes over and there is a game waiting, the commissioner MUST be notified so that he can chime in. If said Commissioner declares a last inning, that will trump the 'No Time Limit Rule'.
11- Upon conclusion of the game, managers need to clear dugout and field immediately if teams are waiting to play and have team meetings off the field.