Skill Development: Advanced throwing, batting, baserunning, catching pop-flies, pitcher and catcher development – continued development of situational awareness such as knowing your pitch count, knowing your defensive outs, how to tag up while baserunning, where to throw the ball when on defense depending on outs and runners, etc.
Expectations: This division will run the full length of the Baseball season. Each team is expected to play a minimum 10 games. Home and away games are about a 50/50 split, may need to travel more, travel to away games within approximately 20 – 30 minutes of Garner.
Game Play Rules:
- Field of Play: Depending on field availability and opponent, Pitching Mound/Base Distance either 56’/80′ or 60’/90′
- Innings: Innings change after 3 outs. Infield fly IS IN PLAY.
- Batting: Standard baseball rules. 3 strikes, 4 balls. Dropped 3rd Strike.
- Pitching: Pitcher shall not pitch in more than seven (7) innings in one (1) day, nor more than ten (10) innings in a week. The week will run from Monday-Sunday. Pitchers throwing the last day of the week must have the allotted rest period. Pitchers must have one (1) calendar day of rest after pitching in four (4) or more innings.
Uniform and Equipment:
League Provided: Jersey, hat, belt and socks.
Required: Glove, helmet, baseball pants, cleats, and protective cup.
**Metal Cleats ARE allowed, however pitchers MAY NOT wear metal cleats while pitching from a portable mound**
Age Qualification: Any player whose sixteenth (16) birthday falls on or after May 1 of current year is eligible to compete in 15U play. A player must have a minimum league age of twelve (12) years of age.