U12 Playing Rules


2021 Tiger Hills U12 Playing Rules

Printable Version of U12 Rules

1. All games start at 6:30pm.

2. 5 inning games.

3. No new inning shall start after 90 min unless agreed upon by both teams.

4. 9 players on defence

5. Everyone bats.

6. 3 outs or 6 runs per inning.

7. Three overage players (1 year older) may be used on a team to bring your roster up
to a maximum of 12 players but are not eligible for Provincials. Overage players cannot
pitch, catch or play 1st base.

8. The 5th inning is an open inning

9. 3 rd strike rule does not apply, therefore 3 strikes you are out.

10. Infield fly rule is waived.

11. In the event a player is injured during the game and is unable to take their turn at
bat, the player will be removed from the batting order and out for the balance of the
game, unless the player’s coach announces that the player will be able to continue to
play prior to the team’s next bat (does not result in an out unless player’s inability to bat
puts the team under 9 batters). If the player is injured at bat-player must reach first base
on their own power. At that time another player (last out from the previous inning) from
the bench can come in to run bases.

12. Stealing bases is allowed at all times when the ball is alive with the following
exception: runners on both 1st and 3rd - runner at 3rd cannot steal home on a throw to
second base. Ball is then dead until the pitcher is in possession of the ball.

13. Lead off after the ball leaves pitcher’s hand

14. Unlimited substitution

15. Pitcher can only pitch 3 innings per game. No pitcher from an “A” organization may
pitch more than 2 innings in any game. 1 pitch thrown in an inning equals 1 inning.

16. Batters and runners must wear helmets with a cage.

17. Pitchers must wear a pitching mask.

18. Official ball- 11” outdoor softball

19. Pitching and base dimensions shall be as designated in the current MSA rulebook
*U12 pitching distance is 38’

20. Home team to supply umpires

21. Teams to re-schedule own games.

22. All other Manitoba Softball/Softball Canada Association Rules apply.

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