Official Rules for LSFBL 2017

2018 Rules Note: The 2018 Bat Rules and the date for Championship Sunday are currently under review by the LSFBL Board. Final decisions are expected to be made and communicated by October 1.

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:

Pinto: U8
Mustang: U9 and U10
Bronco: U11 and U12
Pony: U13 and U14

FINAL RULES UPDATE EFFECTIVE  MAY 19, 2017

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!

Click to download 2017 LSFBL Summary Rules Sheet.


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.

CLICK HERE FOR 2017 PLAYOFF PITCHING RECORD FORM


U8 Rules

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?→

Question?


If you have a question about the rules or need rules clarification, please check the FAQ page first. If you can’t find your answer, submit your question to the Rules Committee HERE