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Aug, 2020

Junior League Fall Ball Rules

Junior League – 1st/2nd Graders RULES: 

  • Only one additional inning can be played after 50 minutes has passed.
  • Drop Dead Time:  70 Minutes.  
  • Machine settings: 40 FT (from back tip of home plate) and 40 MPH
  • Entire season: 6 pitches to hit ball.
  • Entire season: If sixth pitch is hit foul, the batter will be given additional pitches until the batter swings and misses or does not swing at a pitch.
  • Base runners may not lead off or steal
  • No infield fly rule
  • Bats up to 2 ¾’ inch barrel are legal.  USA Baseball stamp is not required.
  • Base runner should stop advancing to the next base on a batted ball once the ball is in possession of the defensive team inside the base path and the umpires calls time out (runner will be awarded next base if at least half way to the next base at that time).
  • If batted ball hits the pitching machine or coach feeding the machine and goes directly foul (without touching a defensive player) the play is dead.  Batter is awarded 1stbase, and all base-runners advance one base.  If batted ball hits the pitching machine or coach feeding the machine and stays in fair territory, the ball is live.
  • Overthrows to any base: if an overthrow to ANY base occurs, the runners may attempt to earn a maximum of one extra base, at which point play is called dead.  An overthrow is when the fielder has to abandon his/her position to retrieve the baseball. As an example, if there is an overthrow to 1B and the runner decides to run on to 2B, the defender may attempt to get that runner out at 2B. If there is an overthrow at 2B then the runner must remain at 2B since they already were able to reach the one extra base.
  • 5 run limit per inning.  10 run limit in last inning.  NO scores will be kept by the league.
  • All players bat
  • Ten players on defense, however, only 6 in the infield (C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, P. All other players must be positioned at least 10 yards beyond and outside the base path.
  • Team must have a minimum 7 players to start the game.
  • Teams may find substitute players from Centerville teams in the Little League division only.  



  • Players should be encouraged to bring their own equipment to the highest extent possible so players will not have to share. Disinfectant spray will be provided to clean gear that will need to be shared. 
  •  Please sanitize the bucket of balls before and after each game with disinfectant spray.
  • Please encourage fans to socially distance.
  • Allow players to sit with family when they are not up to bat. 
  • Team huddles should be spaced out to allow for social distancing. No high fives or other forms of contact (elbows are acceptable). 
  • End of game cheers should be spaced with no actual contact. Please wave to the other team as opposed to high fives at home plate. 


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