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Nolensville Baseball League - Kid Pitch Rules

Nolensville Baseball Kid Pitch Rules


Nolensville Baseball follows Little League rules. The rulebook app can be downloaded for free.

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The following are local amendments to the Little League rules.


Time Limits:

KP Minor: No new inning after 1:25, stop play at 1:30 if the outcome is certain

KP Major: No new inning after 1:25, stop play at 1:30 if the outcome is certain


Run Limits

                KP Minor: Maximum 5 runs per inning

                KP Major: Maximum 7 runs per inning


The Mercy Rule shall apply if the run differential is insurmountable based on the number of remaining innings and the maximum runs allowed per inning.


Batting Order

·         Teams must bat all players in attendance using a continuous batting order.

·         If a team has only 8 players in their lineup at any point in a game, they shall receive an automatic OUT any time they reach what would be the 9th spot in the order.

·         If a team has less than 8 players in their lineup, they will forfeit.


Pitching Rules

·         Each team is required to keep track of their own team and opposing team’s pitch counts on Game Changer. Pitchers must comply with Little League pitch count limits:

o   Maximum pitches per day:

§  Age 9-10: 75

§  Age 11-12: 85

Pitchers may finish pitching to a batter if they exceed the maximum pitch count as long as they started the at bat below the maximum.

o   Mandatory rest:

§  66+ pitches: 4 days rest (if you pitch on Monday, you must rest on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday)

§  51-65 pitches: 3 days rest

§  36-50 pitches: 2 days rest

§  21-35 pitches: 1 day rest

§  1-20 pitches: 0 days rest

A pitcher’s pitch count for the purposes of days rest threshold is determined by the first pitch thrown to a batter.

·         A coach may issue an intentional walk to a batter by informing the home plate umpire. No pitches are to be thrown for an intentional walk. The number of pitches needed to complete a walk will be added to the pitcher’s pitch count.




·         Coaches, parents, and players are expected to conduct themselves with dignity and sportsmanship. Umpires have discretion to eject anyone from a game. If someone is ejected, they must leave the vicinity of the field before play can resume. Ejections will result in a minimum 1 game suspension.

·         The Nolensville Baseball Board will review any ejections or other incidents that take place before, after, or during games to determine any disciplinary action. The board may determine that discipline is justified for an action, even if an ejection did not take place.

·         Disciplinary action may include:

o   Game suspensions

o   Season-long suspensions

o   Permanent ban from volunteer activities or attending games

o   While we would hate to punish a child for parent’s behavior, as a last resort, we may prevent a child from registering for future seasons due to their parent’s behavior.


Substitute Players

·         If a team has less than 9 players available to start a game, they may add substitute players in order to have 9 players.

·         Substitute players must be registered for Nolensville Little League in the age group immediately below. Substitute players should wear their own Nolensville Baseball jersey (not an extra one from the team they are subbing for)

·         Teams must notify a member of the board and the opposing team’s head coach prior to the game if they need to use a substitute.

·         If a head coach uses an ineligible substitute in a game, the substitute is to be removed immediately and the head coach will be ejected.


Bat Rules

·         All metal bats must have a USA baseball stamp and meet USA baseball standards. USSSA, BBCOR, and others are illegal.

·         It is the head coach’s responsibility to ensure that each player is using a legal bat.

o   If a player enters the batter’s box with an illegal bat, they are to be declared OUT immediately

o   If a player is found to have used an illegal bat prior to the next player entering the batter’s box, the player is to be declared OUT and all runners must return to their original base


Other Important Rules to Note

·         On deck batters are not permitted to warm up on the field while game is in play.

·         Metal cleats are prohibited

·         The infield fly rule IS in effect

·         Bunting is allowed.

·         The dropped 3rd strike rule will be in effect for U12 only.

·         If the same player has more than one (1) bat slinging incident during the same game, he/she will be called out.  A warning will be given for the first incident.