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Baseball Majors Local Rules

  • Time Limit – 1 hour 45 minutes. (Fall: 1 hour 30 minutes.) Refer to Rules Across All Divisions concerning application of time limits.
  • 10-run rule (after 4 innings), 15-run rule (after 3 innings) applies for all Spring Season, Play-offs, Championship, and Fall Season games.
  • Refer to Player Pool concerning any shortage of players for games
  • Refer to Scorekeeping concerning team responsibilities for keeping and reporting official scores
  • Uncaught 3rd Strike will be enforced (batter may attempt to advance to 1st base if the third strike is uncaught by the catcher AND either 1st base is unoccupied with less than 2 outs in the inning OR 2 outs have been recorded in the inning (regardless of the status of 1st base).


  • A continuous batting order will be used. Refer to Rules Across All Divisions concerning application of continuous batting order.
  • Fall only: each team may score a maximum of seven (7) runs per inning. The 6th inning or any additional innings played are unlimited scoring innings.
  • A courtesy runner can be used for the catcher or pitcher if there are two outs when either are on base. The courtesy runner will be the player who recorded the last out. A player cannot be used as a courtesy runner more than one time per game for either the catcher or the pitcher.
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