Intermediate League 50/70 Rules
All play will be subject to the official 2015 Babe Ruth League, Inc. Baseball Rules and Regulations & Official Playigng Rules found here, as applicable to each division, subject to the following local rules:
Games are played on a 50/70 field.
Games are 7 innings.
1 “carded” umpire behind the plate and 1 youth umpire in the field.
The dropped third strike rule applies (batter may advance to first on a dropped third strike if first base is unoccupied or if there are two outs).
6/7 - Balks are called after 1 warning per pitcher per game.
5th - Balks identified, but not enforced.
Infield fly rule applies.
Bunting is allowed (except slash bunting is prohibited).
Any pitcher who hits 3 batters in a game cannot continue to pitch in that game.
Players may steal on any live ball. Leading is allowed. Stealing multiple bases is allowed.
6/7th - Stealing home is allowed.
5th - Each team is allowed 1 attempted steal of home per inning. (An unsuccessful attempt to steal home which results in an out counts as an attempted steal.)
Whenever a team is ahead by 7 or more runs, the team that is ahead is not permitted to steal. The Losing Team may continue to steal.
Head-first sliding is not permitted under any circumstances except when returning to a base Players must slide into any base if there is an attempted play. Any player who slides head first into any base, fails to side into home on a steal, or fails to slide into a base if there is an attempted play, will be called out.
A new inning cannot begin after 1:45 of playing time (playing time begins when the first pitch is thrown). All games will stop after 2:15 of playing time regardless of score or progress. At 2:15 the game will be called and the score reverted to the last full inning. This rule is in effect regardless of field availability after the game. In 6th/7th Majors on Saturday only the above time will be extended 15 minutes to ensure maximum playing time considering Roster Size.
Mercy Rule - The league uses a 12 run mercy rule after the losing team has at least completed its turn at bat in the 4th inning of a 6 inning game, or the 5th inning of a 7 inning game, or in any later inning in a regulation game.
Bat Rule (MAJORS Division):
SEE BAT RULES TAB FROM THE HOME PAGE FOR ALL APPROVED BAT SPECIFICATIONS