We Are Chesterfield Little League. We are associated with Little League International. We offer Baseball, Softball & T-Ball in Chesterfield, VA

Home

 

  1. In House Rules – Baseball

 

  • All Divisions
    • All Players that are present will be included in the batting order
  • All Divisions  
    • No player shall sit out defensively for two (2) consecutive innings.  No player shall sit out defensively for a second time, until all other players in attendance have sat out at least one defensive inning.  (Variance to rule 3.03)
    • Minor A and Above – The Starting Pitcher and/or Catcher are exempt from this rule

Note: Starting Pitcher and/or Catcher is defined as the player that started the game at pitcher or catcher, once they vacate either of those positions, they will no longer be excluded from sitting requirements.

  • Rookie and Above
    • Players may be substituted freely; however, no player but the pitcher may be substituted once an inning has started except for illness or injury. (Variance to rule 3.03)

 

  • All Regular Season Games can end in a tie
    • Playoff games must have a winner

 

  • Time Limits and Run Limits

 

Division

No New

Inning After

Minimum Innings Required

Run Limit

Mercy Rule

T-Ball 1 & 2

1:00

No Minimum

Bat Lineup

 

Rookie 

1:15

No Minimum

5 Runs/3 Outs

15 after 3 

10 after 4

Minor A

1:30

4, 3 ½ if Home team lead

5 Runs/3 Outs

Minor AA & AAA

1:30

4, 3 ½ if Home team lead

5 Runs/3 Outs

Major

1:45

4, 3 ½ if Home team lead

None

50/70

2:00

5, 4 ½ if Home team lead

None

15 after 4

10 after 5

Junior

2:15

5, 4 ½ if Home team lead

None

Senior

2:15

5, 4 ½ if Home team lead

None

       


 

  1. Division Specific Rules - Baseball

 

T-Ball 1 Blast Ball Division

 

The T-Ball 1 Division is considered an instructional division.

 

Defense

  • The defense shall field a maximum of twelve (12) players consisting of six (6) infielders and with the remaining players positioned in the outfield.  (Variance to rule 1.01) 
  • All outfield players shall be positioned in the outfield grass.
  • The pitcher and catcher, if used, must wear a batting helmet when playing defense.  The catcher, if used, shall wear a chest protector and a throat guard, but is not required to use a catcher mitt (variance to rule 1.12).  The throat guard shall be secured to the batting helmet face shield.  The pitcher shall be positioned on the pitching rubber, or in the near vicinity of the pitcher’s mound, and the catcher shall be positioned at the backstop and in line with home plate and the pitcher’s mound (variance to rule 4.03(a) and rule 8.01(f))
  • Players may be substituted freely. (Variance to rule 3.03)

 

Offense  

  • All balls must be hit from a tee; no coach pitching is allowed. 
  • Balls and strikes will not be called in this division.  All batters will continue to bat off the tee until the ball is put in play. (Variance to rule 6.05 and 6.08(a))
  • A batted ball must cross the 10-foot arc around home plate to be a fair ball.  The bat must come in contact with the ball to be considered fair

Runners may advance to 1st base once they have successfully hit the ball from the tee.