Rules (Ancaster Baseball)

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General House League Rules

REVISION – January 2018

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 
playable 
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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