Rookie: Designed primarily for ballplayers ages 7-8, this division makes use of a pitching machine to allow for more hittable balls at the plate and more action in the field. Fear of actually being hit by a pitched ball is diminished. It makes the game safer and improves the playing confidence and ability of all participants.
Machine Speed - 8
6 Pitches - 4 Strikes ( halfway through the season switch to 3 strikes)
6 innings or 1hour 45min Game Time.
1 Base only on a over throw.
Time is called once an infielder has the ball in the dirt. Runners that are halfway may advance, runners not half way will have to return to the base.
All teams must roster bat.
5 Runs max per inning, per team.
No player can play the same position more than 3 times in a game.
Every player must have played the out field by the end of the 4th inning.
Every player must play 2 innings in the infield. ( Catcher is part of the infield)
An outfielder can NOT make and infield play.