U13 Playing Rules

2024 Tiger Hills U13 Playing Rules

 Printable U13 Playing Rules (Note: Rule 12 updated May 9th for clarification purposes)

  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 defense
  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. 3rd 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. If an overthrow occurs on the throw to 2nd base, the ball is still considered dead. The runner on 3rd may not advance on an overthrow.
  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 “AAA” 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- 12” outdoor softball **New this year**
  19. Pitching and base dimensions shall be as designated in the current MSA rulebook
    *U13 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.



~ HOME TEAM: The higher ranked team will be considered the Home Team for all games up until a Final. All final games will use a coin toss will determine the Home Team.
~ SPEED OF PLAY: If a team is considered to be slow playing to maintain a lead, the Umpire will give the coach a warning. If the team continues to slow play and that team is on offense, they will receive an out. If the team is on defense, the next batter will receive 1st base.
~ TIE GAMES: In the event of a tie after the applicable time limit and less than the full innings have been played, play on as usual until the final 5th open inning has been played. If the game is still tied after 5 innings, extra innings will follow international rules which dictate that the last player out in the previous inning will start on 2nd base, with none out, for each additional extra inning. Pitcher limitations are waived for the extra innings and a pitcher’s innings resets; they can pitch up to three extra innings.

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