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T-BALL RULES (5U & 6U)
1. FIELD LAYOUT
a. Base paths are 60 feet.
b. A pitching rubber must be set at 42 feet.
c. There will be a circle around home plate with a 10-foot radius from the center of home plate.
2. ROSTER AND BATTING ORDER
a. A team must have seven (7) defensive players and no more than nine (9).
b. All players must be listed and bat in consecutive order.
c. An incapacitated (injured) player may be removed from the batting order without penalty.
d. There is free substitution.
e. Late players must be inserted at the bottom of the original line-up.
f. First Year T-Ball player must be 4 by Jan.1 of the current year.
a. The pitcher must be in contact with the rubber until the ball is hit. If violated, the batter gets 1st base and all runners will advance one base.
b. Fielders must be at least 42 feet from home plate. If violated, the batter gets 1st base, and all runners will advance one base.
c. The catcher must stand directly behind home plate and outside the 10-foot circle.
d. Outfielders must play behind the base lines until the ball is hit.
4. REGARDING PLAY
a. A catcher's mask, helmet, and chest protector are required; shin guards are optional.
b. Helmets are required for batters and runners.
c. All players must play one (1) inning of defense in regulation games.
d. Regulation games are five (5) innings or one (1) hour in length.
e. Innings are three (3) outs or seven (7) runs in length.
f. No walks, three (3) swings is an out; fouls count as strikes.
g. If any part of the bat touches the ten (10) foot circle, the batter is out and the ball is dead.
h. The ball must be hit out of the ten (10) foot circle or it is a strike.
i. The umpire must put the ball in play by saying "Play ball".
j. No stealing or leading off.
k. The umpire will call, "time out", when play has stopped.
l. Appeal for a missed base: The coach must ask for timeout and make an appeal to the umpire.
m. No game shall end in a tie. After one