2020 Rules Note: Several decisions have been made by the LSFBL Board. First, for 2019, the League will allow 2 3/4 inch diameter bats for 9U through 14U while continuing to require a 1.15 BPF. Bats with the USA Baseball stamp or the USSSA stamp will be allowed. Second, the League instituted a requirement for each team to maintain and provide a Regular Season Pitching Record for each game (See Pitching Record information below for details). Third, the date for Championship Sunday 2019 has been set as July 26, 2020, with a Rain Date of Monday, July 27. Questions? Please contact your Community Rep.
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 FEBRUARY 12, 2020 (THESE ARE 2020 RULES)
REULAR SEASON TEAM PITCHING RECORD
A new Rule this season requires Teams to maintain and provide an up to date Pitching Record for each game during the Regular Season. A document will be provided by the League. Each coach will print four (4) pages of the document so that each game of the Regular Season may be recorded and authenticated by the Opposing Coach. CLICK HERE TO Download the official Regular Season Team Pitching Record.
The SUMMARY RULES SHEET FOR 2020 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.
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 2019 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?→