Rules of Play


 

RDMBA Rep Program Rules

RDMBA follows the rules of Baseball Canada.

League and Provincial play is governed by Baseball Alberta. 

Click for a copy of the 

 Baseball Alberta Rules and Regulations.

 

 

 

 

RDMBA Mosquito Rec Rules

Supplementing the Baseball Alberta rules of play, here are a few guidelines established by RDMBA for the Mosquito age group.

RULES FOR MOSQUITO DIVISION:
- Games start 6:00PM sharp!
- No new inning commences after 8:00 PM
- Maximum six runs per inning/team
- Games are six (6) innings
- The entire lineup bats
- Stealing will be allowed, after the ball has crossed the plate.  Players may not steal home.
- No player can sit out more than two defensive innings per game.
- 10 run 'mercy' rule will be in effect after 4 innings (3.5 innings if home team leads)
- Unlimited substitutions are allowed on the field. Any pitcher removed from the mound cannot return to 
pitching.
 
Pitcher
-A pitcher cannot catch in the same game. (Baseball Alberta rule)
Pitching and catching in the same day
Example 1: John starts the game a shortstop and then enters the game as a pitcher in the 4th inning. He cannot move to the catching position for that game or any other game later in the day.
Example 2: John starts the game at catcher and then enters the game as a pitcher in the 4th inning. He cannot move back to catching for the remainder of that game or any other game later in the day.
-Pitchers may not pitch more than three innings per week.
 
Catcher
-See Baseball Alberta Handbook examples under "Pitcher". 
You can catch and then pitch in a game but you can't pitch and then catch.

Home team will supply the game balls.
Home team will be responsible for preparing the diamond for play. This includes dragging the infield and chalking the base paths.
Home team will be responsible for scorekeeping.
The batter's box is rectangular in shape, 3'x6' and extends forward and backward from the centre of home plate 3' with the inside line 4 inches from the edge of the home plate.

Mosquito Playing Field

- Distance from the front edge of the pitchers plate to the back point of home plate will is 44'.
- Distance between bases will be 60'.

 

Pee Wee Central Alberta League Rules

Home team is responsible to supply: three new baseballs, umpires & payment if required

- diamond in good shape - please drag before games, lines are nice but not a requirement

-Games start @ 6:30 PM sharp!

-No new inning commences after 8:30 PM

-Only six (6) runs per inning

-Games are seven (7) innings

-The seventh (OR LAST) is an open inning (three outs must be attained)

-The entire lineup bats

-No player can sit out more than two consecutive innings.

-Unlimited substitutions are allowed on the field. Any pitcher removed from the mound cannot return to pitching.

 

Pitcher

-A pitcher cannot catch in the same game, following pitching.  

 

Pitching and catching in the same day

Example 1: John starts the game a shortstop and then enters the game as a pitcher in the 4th inning. He cannot move to the catching position for that game or any other game later in the day.

Example 2: John starts the game at catcher and then enters the game as a pitcher in the 4th inning. He cannot move back to catching for the remainder of that game or any other game later in the day.

-Pitchers may not pitch more than seven (7) innings per week.

 

Baseball Alberta Pitch count rules will be in affect for the PeeWee category. Information can be viewed and printed off of the baseballalberta.com website

 

Catchers

-See Baseball Alberta handbook examples above under "Pitcher"

You can catch and then pitch in the same game but you can't pitch then catch. 

 

Home team takes infield @ 6:05pm, visiting team at 6:15pm.

 

Two overage players may be used providing that there is not a team available in their age division. One inning per game can be pitched by an overage player per game. These players must be identified on the score sheet with the initials OA beside the name.

 

PeeWee Playing Field

 

- Distance from the front edge of the pitchers plate to the back point of home plate will is 48'.
- Distance between bases will be 70'.

 

Bantam Central Alberta League Rules

 

-Home team is responsible to supply: three new baseballs, umpires & payment if required,

- diamond in good shape - please drag before games, lines are nice but not a requirement

-Games start @ 6:30 PM Sharp!

-No new inning commences after 8:45 PM

-Maximum of six runs per inning per team

-The seventh (OR LAST) inning is an open inning (three outs must be attained)

-All games are seven (7) innings in length

-The entire lineup bats

-Unlimited substitutions are allowed on the field. Any pitcher removed from the mound cannot return to pitching.

 

Pitching

A pitcher cannot catch in the same game.

Pitching and catching in the same day

Example 1: John starts the game a shortstop and then enters the game as a pitcher in the 4th inning. He cannot move to the catching position for that game or any other game later in the day.

Example 2: John starts the game at catcher and then enters the game as a pitcher in the 4th inning. He cannot move back to catching for the remainder of that game or any other game later in the day.

Baseball Alberta Pitch count rules will be in affect for the Bantam category. Information can be viewed and printed off of the baseballalberta.com website.

Catching

You can Catch and then Pitch in the same game but can not Pitch and then Catch. 

Two overage players may be used providing that there is not a team available in their age division. One inning per game can be pitched by an overage player per game, or bat after another overage player. These players must be identified on the score sheet with the initials OA (overage) beside the name.

Home team takes in field @ 6:05pm, visiting team @ 6:15pm.

Bantam Playing Field

 

-Distance from the front edge of the pitchers plate to the back point of home plate will is 54'.
-Distance between bases will be 80'.

 

 

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