2014 Major/Bronco Rules of Baseball

Major/Bronco:

This league is structured as the next level of competitive play in the in the program. Scores are to be kept during these games and reported to the HOTLINE, so that standings can be kept for the league

Umpires:

Umpires continue to be an important part of the game in the Major/Bronco league. It is important for the Managers and Coaches to stress the importance of having respect for all of the umpires that officiate in these games. It is also more important to stress to the parents that they have to abide by the code of conduct that they signed as part of the requirement for their young men to play in this league.

Field Requirements & Equipment:

The Game:

Game Length

Base Running

Batting

Fielding

Pitching Rules

Miscellaneous:

Playoffs

There will be a Double Elimination Playoff at the end of the season

Coaches, players, and parents must be prepared to possibly play everyday during the playoff brackets.

Tie Breakers for Playoffs (2 teams)

Overall Record

o Head to head record

o Runs allowed when they played each other

o If they did not play each other, the team that allowed the average fewest runs per game for the season, excluding forfeits and including concessions.

o Coin Flip

Tie Breakers for Playoffs (3 or more teams)

o Best winning percentage among teams with the same record.

o Team that allowed the average fewest runs per game for the season, excluding forfeits and including concessions.

o Coin Flip

Seedings will be by record, with the best record determined by the above method, being the #1 seed and the other winner being the #2 seed. The rest of the teams will finish the seeds determined by the above method. .

Home team will be the highest seed (#1 being the highest). There will be no reseeding with the exception being if a team makes the championship game through the winner’s bracket and is facing a higher seeded team, the team that made the championship though the winner’s bracket will retain home field in the first game. If a second game is required the winner of the first game will have home field advantage.

All Star Game

The number of eligible all star players per team will be determined by the Major/Bronco committee

All star players picked from the same team may be split up onto different all star teams.

There is no time limit for the All Star game. The All Star game will be 7 innings in length.

There is no slaughter rule for the All Star game.