House League Rules (Ancaster Baseball)

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General House League Rules

REVISION – February 10, 2013
Posted- April 17, 2013

1.1 Curfews
T-Ball- 1 hour 15 minutes after first pitch
Rookie Ball, Minor and Major- 1 hour 45 minutes after first pitch

1.2 Fair Play
No player sits twice until all have sat once
Each player shall have a minimum on two innings per game in an infield position and one outfield position during the game
with the positions played at the discretion of the manager

1.3 Minimum Roster
House League teams can play with a minimum of eight (8) players

1.4 Ancaster Little League has adopted a Continuous Batting order, please see rule 4.04
in the rule book for more details

1.5 Call-ups
A list of all eligible players will be given to the teams by the convener
Coaches are responsible for finding their own call-ups
May only use a call up to what they field +1 (T-Ball 12 players, Rookie Ball 11 players, Minor 11 players, Major 10 players)
They cannot pitch (Minor and Major)
Call up is only there if needed

1.6 Pitching Restrictions
2 innings maximum per game
For the purposes of this rule, one pitch in any inning constitutes a full inning.

1.7 2-out catcher rule
If the next inning’s catcher is on base with 2 out, the offensive team may replace the
catcher with the 2nd out.

1.8 Mercy Rules
4 runs per inning- Last inning of play is open (declared by the umpire)

1.9 Called games by weather
Convener or groundskeeper to determine as early as possible if the diamonds are
Coaches and umpires on the field determine play ability 
The game is in control of the umpire after Coaches and Captain’s meeting
Rain-outs do not have to be rescheduled

Minor and Major: Anything not covered in these rules fall under the Little League Rule Book.
T-Ball and Rookie Ball: Anything not covered in these rules fall under the Ancaster Little League Rule sets for the division, then if it is not covered in either rule set, falls under the Little League Rule Book.

Lightning policy

All games played under the auspices of Ancaster Little League or under the rules of
Ancaster Little League shall be suspended immediately upon the instance of thunder and
or lightning. Team Managers shall inform opposing managers and the umpire-in-chief of
this policy prior to the start of play.

Any person at the game who believes that thunder and or lightning has occurred shall
immediately bring this to the attention of a team manager. The team manager shall
immediately inform the umpire-in-chief of this information. The umpire-in-chief or
persons in charge at the field shall immediately stop the game and convene a meeting of
the respective team managers, confirm the instance of thunder and or lightning, and
suspend/cancel the game in accordance with this policy.

All persons affiliated with the game are requested to leave the field and seek protective
cover for their own safety.

Games so suspended shall remain suspended for a period of thirty (30) minutes. If the
thirty minute period expires without a re-occurrence of thunder and or lightning, the
game shall resume.

The thirty minute period shall be reset to a full thirty minutes upon the re-occurrence of
another instance of thunder and or lightning. If thunder and or lightning continues,
continuation or cancellation of the game shall be decided by the umpire-in-chief in
accordance with the rules of Little League Baseball, Inc or the specific rules governed by
inter-league and inter-city teams or by the division conveners.

“If you can see it (lightning), flee it (take shelter). If you can hear it (thunder), clear
it (suspend activities)”
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