GNLL Farms Division

 

Weeks 1 and 2 

         Game lasts 90 minutes.

 

         Each turn at bat, every player gets an opportunity to hit each inning (even if the fielding team
manages to record three outs).

 

         After hitting the ball, the batter runs to first and stops or, if the ball makes it through the infield,
may advance to second base. No more than a double on any given at-bat. No advancing on
errant throws to first. If the ball doesn't leave the infield, batter stops at first base.

 

         If the fielders manage a put-out, the batter takes a seat.  Coaches serve as umpires.

 

         Try to station a parent at each base to help direct the runners
(and the parent at first base also gets to back-up all the errant throws to first).

 

        Coaches will pitch under hand to batters.  While the coach pitches, the limit is 10 pitches.  If the player
does not put the ball in play after 10 pitches, the player is out.  (Pitch limit keeps the game moving.)

 

         No score-keeping first two weeks.

 

 

 

 

Weeks 3 through 8

 

 

         Game lasts 90 minutes.

 

         Each turn at bat ends when the fielding team records three outs or the batting team bats around
(i.e., no player bats more than once each inning).

 

         If the fielders record a put-out, the batter or runner takes a seat.  Coaches serve as umpires.

 

         If the ball does not leave the infield, the batter may attempt to advance to second on an errant throw
to first.  If the batter makes it to second safely, the batter stops -- i.e., no more than a single extra
base for the batter on an errant throw to first.  Runners on base may advance as far as they can.

 

         If the ball leaves the infield, batter and any runners on base may advance as far as they can.

 

         Coach pitches to each player.  No strike outs, but if batter does not put ball in play after
10 pitches, the batter is out and takes a seat.

 

         No leading, stealing or advancing on passed balls or wild pitches.

 

         Score will be kept.