East Kentucky Babe Ruth
6 & 7 Yr. Old Coach Pitch
State Tournament Rules
Credentials: Current Cal Ripken Rule Book.
1) Age Group – must be playing by Babe Ruth birthday chart
2) Player roster—12-15 players roster (12 suggested) free defensive substitution.
· Minimum of 10 players to start & finish the game
· 4 outfielders in grass, must remain in grass until ball hit.
· 8 ft coaches circle drawn and an arc from 1st in front of 2nd to 3rd base
· Infield players must stay behind the line until ball is hit
· The player pitcher must keep 1 foot in the circle, 1 warning, next play stands
· Catcher take his normal position in full gear
3) Game Length: Six (6) innings each batter gets 5 pitches
· If batter fouls 0ff the 5th pitch, the batter gets another pitch or 3 strikes (out)
· The half inning is over when (3) three out are made or 8 runs scored per
inning (Except in the 6th inning a team can score unlimited runs)
· Time Limit is 90 minutes once you start an inning finish it.
No Inning will start with 5 minutes of time expiring.
4) Coach Pitching:
· A coach pitches the ball (overhand) from a distance of 25 ft from Home Plate
5) Dead Ball:
· The ball is declared dead when the defensive team stops the lead runner
Max. 2 over throws and ball dead. If umpire calls time
· The batted ball is also dead if it hits the pitching coach (no pitch)all runners return
6) The following are not allowed
*Bunting * Courtesy Runners * Base stealing
7) Game Run Rules:
* 20 runs after 3 innings, 15 after 4 innings (3 ½ if home team ahead,
10 runs after 5 (4 ½ if home team ahead)