Quick League Reference Rules Chart (Western Ontario Baseball Association)

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Item

Tier 2 Rookie Minor(7U)

Tier 2 Rookie(9U)

Base Paths

65’

65’

Pitching rubber to back point of plate

44’

44’

Game Innings

7

7

No New Inning Starts After

1.25 hr

1.5 hr

Lead-Offs

Contact by Batter

Contact by Batter

3rd strike Automatically out

5 strikes

5 strikes

Max Runs per Inning

7 or 3 outs

7 or 3 outs

10 Run Mercy

N/A

N/A

Courtesy runner for catcher

Coaches Option

Coaches Option

All players must bat

Yes

Yes

Infield Fly Rule Applies

No

No





Item


Rookie 9U
Tier 1 & OBA

 

Minor Mosquito 10U

Mosquito 11U

Peewee 13U

(including Minor)

Bantam 15U

Midget 18U

 

Home Plate

Standard

20” (x-large)

20” (x-large)

Standard

Standard

Standard

 

Base Paths

65’

65’

65’

75’

90’

90’

 

Pitching rubber to back point of plate

44’

44’

44’

50’

60’-6”

60’-6”

 

Game Innings

7

7

7

7

7

7

 

No New Inning Starts After **

1.5 hr

1.75hr

1.75 hr

1.75 hr

2 hr

2 hr

 

Lead-offs

NO Lead-off until contact by batter

NO Lead-off until ball leaves pitchers hand

NO Lead-off until ball leaves pitchers hand

Permitted

Permitted

Permitted

 

Third Strike Automatically Out

5 strikes

YES

No

No

No

No

 

Advance home on passed ball

NO

NO

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Max Runs per inning

7

6

6

6

8 (league play only; not tournament play)

N/A

 

10 Run Mercy

No

After 4 Innings

After 4 Innings

After 5 Innings

After 5 Innings

After 5 Innings

 

Courtesy Runner for catcher

Coaches Option

Coaches Option

Coaches Option

Coaches Option

Coaches Option

Coaches Option

 

Warm up limit (except for new pitcher)

N/A

3 pitches

3 pitches

3 pitches

OBA rules

OBA rules

 

Pitch Count Limitations

(OBA rules)

N/A

Min 45

Max 70/day

Min 45

Max 70/day

Min 55

Max 80/day

Min 65

Max 90/day

Min 75

Max 100/day

 

Pitch & Catch in the same game

N/A

No

OBA rules

No

OBA rules

No

OBA rules

Yes

OBA rules

Yes

OBA rules

 

All players must bat

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

 

All players may bat (coaches option)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Coaches Option

Coaches Option

 

Infield Fly Rule applies

NO

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Players may only pitch for the team they are rostered on if called across from a sister team.

Call-up players from a lower division may pitch (age-pitch limitations apply) except Rookie call-ups may not pitch.

BOD approved overage players are not permitted to pitch in any game.

Closed toe footwear must be worn by all participants including coaches


 

LEAGUE GAME NOTES:

  • Game start time should be discussed at the home plate meeting prior to the start of the game.  Both scorekeeper and umpire work together to determine the start time of game.
  • Run limits are to be used where applicable. No open innings in all divisions except midget.
  • Reminder home team is to complete WOBA game sheet and submit to WOBA Secretary.
  • Home team is to report the score within 24hrs after the game.
  • Closed toe footwear must be worn by all participants including coaches.

 

WOBA CHAMPIONSHIP NOTES:

  • With exception of bantam & midget, maximum runs per inning shall apply in all tournament games.
  • No time limit in all Championship Final games.
  • Mercy rule applies to all games.
 
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