PonyUpdated Monday September 24, 2018 by Brookwood Athletic Association Baseball & Softball.
|Age Division||Time Limit||Max Innings||Scoring Limits||Bat Slinging Rule|
|14U Pony||1 Hour 50 Min||7 Innings||None||Team|
Bats must be manufactured meeting specifications (bat performance standards). As such, a bat must have a 2 5/8 inch barrel diameter. There is no weight to length limitation.
Aluminum/alloy barrel bats and all composite handle (only) aluminum/alloy barrels are allowed. Only composite barrel bats certified and marked BBCOR .50 will be allowed.
Point of Emphasis: All bats having a composite barrel must be BBCOR .50 certified.
Pony Pitching Rules:
Pitchers league age 15 and under must adhere to the following rest requirements:
• Maximum of 80 pitches per day.
Exception: If a pitcher reaches the 80-pitch limit while facing a batter, the pitcher may continue to pitch until any one of the following conditions occurs: 1. That batter reaches base; 2. That batter is put out; 3. The third out is made to complete the half-inning.
• If a player pitches 66 or more pitches in a day, three (3) calendar days of rest and a game must be observed. If the 80 pitch maximum is exceeded because of the allowed exception reasons, four (4) calendar days of rest and a game must be observed.
• If a player pitches 41 - 65 pitches in a day, two (2) calendar days of rest must be observed
• If a player pitches 26 - 40 pitches in a day, one (1) calendar days of rest must be observed
• If a player pitches 1-25 pitches in a day, no (0) calendar day of rest need be observed
These limits are put in place for the safety of the child. Violation of the pitch count rules will result:
1st Offense results in maximum 1 game suspension for the Manager
2nd Offense results in maximum suspension of the Manager for remainder of the season
Courtesy runners can be used for the pitcher or catcher for the next defensive inning at any time. The player making the last out before the pitcher/catcher reached base should be the courtesy runner. Courtesy runners are voluntary; the offensive coaches option.
The offensive coach can call a maximum of one timeout per batter.
Head first sliding for runners wearing helmets with face masks is not allowed when advancing to a base or home plate. The runner shall be called out. Head first sliding is allowed when returning to a base. Head first sliding is OK for runners wearing helmets with no facemasks when advancing or returning to a base.
Any action by a batter or a runner that results in contact or near contact with a defensive player which, in the opinion of the umpire, appears to be malicious shall result, in the batter or runner being called out and ejected from the game. Other runners will be allowed to keep bases reached at the time of such incidence but further advancement shall not be allowed on the play.