2018 Rules Note: Several decisions have have been made by the LSFBL Board. First, for 2018 the League will continue to follow its bat standard requiring a 1.15 BPF, but will also allow the use of bats with the USA Baseball stamp. Second, the league will allow 2 5/8 inch barreled bats at the 9U level (10U – 14U levels already follow this standard). 8U will continue with a 2 1/4 inch barrel standard. Third, the date for Championship Sunday 2018 has been set as July 22, 2018. if you should have further questions, please contact your Community Representative.
The rules for the Lake Shore Feeder Baseball League are age specific. They are designed to promote growth in baseball skills for each age group with safety and good sportsmanship a key element of the rules.
For anyone unfamiliar with these terms:
Mustang: U9 and U10
Bronco: U11 and U12
Pony: U13 and U14
FINAL RULES UPDATE EFFECTIVE MAY 19, 2017 (THESE ARE 2017 RULES)
CLICK HERE TO Download the official 2017 Lake Shore Feeder Baseball League rules. (Microsoft Word document.)
The SUMMARY RULES SHEET (UPDATED 4/21/17) is a quick reference guide to the new and most commonly discussed rules, such as bat restrictions. We strongly encourage coaches and umpires to keep this sheet readily available during games. THE 2017 VERSION IS NOW AVAILABLE!
COACHES PLEASE NOTE: Playoff Pitching Record
Pitching information for the playoffs is NOT reported to the League, but instead is tracked through a “Pitching Record” completed and maintained by the coaches. A link to this 2017 document is provided below. THIS FORM MUST BE COMPLETED AND CARRIED FORWARD BY THE WINNING TEAM. FAILURE TO PROVIDE THIS FORM TO THE OPPOSING TEAM BEFORE THE START OF THE GAME WILL RESULT IN A FORFEIT.
The U8 division will follow the same rules used by the U9 division, except for the following:
* There is no Infield Fly rule
* Pitching distance is 42 feet
* There are new stealing rules for U8. There is still a wall at 3rd base. There is NO wall at 3rd base on a batted ball.
* The bat restrictions have been changed to allow a drop 13 bat.
SEE THE RULES POSTED ABOVE FOR ALL U8 RULES DETAILS.
Comments or Suggestions about the Rules
Every year the board reviews the rules and collectively determines and implements revisions. Some rules, such as the bat restrictions, took months of deliberation and were put in place for the overriding concern for safety. Other rules, like the pitching restrictions, are compromises to accommodate a variety of individual community requirements and objectives. If you would like to comment on or provide specific suggestions for any part of the rules, please contact your community representative. Who’s your league representative?→