Ensure that Score books have players full names and uniform numbers recorded
Extra Hitter (EH) - Must be declared prior to the start of the game
DIDGET GAMES HAVE A TIME LIMIT - PLEASE REVIEW AND UNDERSTAND LEAGUE REQUIREMENTS
BASES: Didget - 60 feet Bronco - 70 feet Pony - 80 feet
PICHING MOUND: Didget - 42 feet Bronco - 48 feet Pony - 54 feet
Maximum NUMBER OF PITCHES between Innings for same pitcher is FIVE (5)
Maximum NUMBER OF PITCHES FOR NEW PITCHERS is EIGHT (8)
Helmets: MUST have face guards
Shoes: No Steel Cleats allowed (Football cleats ARE allowed)
Bats: Max diameter is 2 3/4 inches / Max lenght is 34 inches
Uniforms: MUST Have numbers to play
Didgets - Bottom of chin to top of ankles
Bronco and Pony - Armpits to top of knees
ALL DIVISIONS - Outside to outside of plate including black border
All pitchers will receive one warning
2nd balk by same pitcher follows normal baseball rules
Movement by the pitcher to 3rd base then to 1st base is considered a balk
No leading off of any base until crosses over home plate
No running on dropped 3rd strike
Cannot steal bases when ball is being returned to pitcher
Home is CLOSED on pass balls and attempted throw back to the pitcher (in middle of field)
8 Foot rule is observed at first base - Player CANNOT touch the 8 foot chauk line.(This is measured from side of 1st base facing 2nd base)
Runner at 1st base may attempt to steal (cross white chauk line) 2nd base as soon as the pitcher makes any movement
to start to pitch to home plate or to pick off a runner on base
1st Offense:All runners will return to their original base and the pitch is considered a dead ball.
2nd Offense: Any runner at 1st base that crosses the line a second time during the game, the player is called OUT and the pitch is considered a dead ball.
Other runners will return to their original base.
Players can lead off of any other base without any restrictions.
Normal baseball rules
All runners MUST make every attempt to avoid contact with an opposing player
If a player is protecting home plate and the ball is catchable then the runner MUST slide.
Failure to slide will result in the player being OUT (NO EXCEPTIONS)
Catchers and Runners MUST both have opportunity to score a run and/or get an out at home
Catchers may NOT go up the third base line in the running lane and block the runner from home plate - if this occurs then the catcher will be called for interference
Runner will be awarded home plate and the run
Umpires decision is FINAL
Sliding is NOT REQUIRED at any other base - but if the umpire feels the runner made an intentional motion to run into the defensive player then it is the umpires decision whether the runner is OUT
If there is CLEAR INTENT to CAUSE BODILY INJURY BY EXCESSIVE CONTACT THE UMPIRE MAY EJECT A PLAYER FROM THE GAME