Pineview DYB Ground Rules - OzoneUpdatedMonday March 14, 2016 byBEN BARRS.
Pineview DYB Ground Rules - Ozone
1. All OZONE League games are to be played six (6) innings. Exception: There
will be a “Ten (10) Run Rule Limit” on all regular season games. Definition: If the
home team is ahead by ten (10) runs or more after the visitors have had four (4)
turns at bat, then the home team will be declared the winner. If the visitor team is
ahead by ten (10) runs or more after four (4) complete innings, then the visitor
team will be declared the winner.
2. ALL OZONE LEAGUE PLAYERS PRESENT MUST PLAY AT LEAST SIX (6)
OUTS ON DEFENSE AND COMPLETE ONE (1) TIME AT BAT IN EACH GAME
PLAYED BY HIS/HER TEAM. Each team will bat round robin until all players
have batted one time. Once all players have batted one time, the line up will go to
9 batters listed in line up roster. Any suspected violation of this rule must be
reported by the opposing manager to the umpire or League Official within fifteen
(15) minutes after completion of the game under protest. The protest filing
procedure is the same as stated in the current DYB Official Rules and
Regulations, Section 4.19. PENALTY: If protest is upheld, forfeiture of the game
in the event the violating team is the winner
3. OZONE League teams shall keep the original number on the roster at drafting.
As vacancies occur, players will be assigned from the waiting list on a first come,
first serve basis until the original number on the roster drops below 11 players or
the designated number set by the President, Vice President and league
3.1 Until mid season, if a OZONE League team drops below the designated
number of players and the waiting list has been depleted, the manager will go to
the player agent with his selection and the player agent will coordinate the
transition. EXCEPTION: See Bylaw Article III, Number 3, Second paragraph. The
child that is pulled will be counted as a first round draft pick for that team the
following year. Any child that refuses will return to the draft. If a pulled player
quits the League, and registers the following year, he will remain property of the
team to which he was pulled.
3.1.1 EXCEPTION: For circumstances when initial team rosters start below 11
players per team: If a team's roster falls below 10 players prior to the first half of
the season the manager will be allowed to borrow players from the same league
or a lower league up to 10 players for each remaining game of the season. These
borrowed players must bat last and play an outfield position. No player on the
current team roster will sit during a game in place of a borrowed player.
Borrowed players are not considered a draft pick for the team and will not affect
the next season's draft.
3.2 After mid-season, if a OZONE League team drops below the designated
number of players, the Board of Directors will meet and decide whether or not
the Manager will be allowed to select a new player.
3.3 If a player is pulled from the Minor League to OZONE League, the Minor
League team from which the player was pulled will be excluded from further
pulling until all Minor League teams have lost a player.
3.4 If a player is pulled up at the request of the Pineview Board of Directors; the
games played with the team he/she is pulled up to will be considered as a full
season. Therefore, that player may utilize the black ball rule the following season.
If the black ball rule is implemented; the manager will not be penalized a draft
4. Any player quitting a team for any reason in the first half of the season will go
back into the Draft the following year (excluding a pulled player). Any player
quitting in the second half of the season will join his/her original team.
5. *If the defensive player has the ball, and is waiting on the runner, the runner
must either slide or attempt to get around the defensive player, without going out
of the three feet baseline and without making malicious contact with the
defensive player. If the defensive player is in the act of fielding the ball then the
runner does not have to slide or attempt to get around the defensive player but
cannot interfere with, or make malicious contact, with the defensive player. Any
malicious contact will result in the runner being ejected. If done after scoring
then the run will count. If done prior to scoring then the run will not count. An
out will be awarded to the defense. On the first occurrence both managers will
receive a warning. The second occurrence will result in the offending team’s
manager being ejected from the game.
6. *Headfirst sliding, at any base not yet attained, will result in an automatic out
on the offending base runner. The second occurrence, by any player, during the
same game, will result in the player being ejected from the game.
7. **Curve balls will be highly discouraged during any regular season games due
to the potential harm it can cause to a young player’s arm.
8. With two outs, the last out may pinch-run for the catcher. The pinch runner
will take the catcher’s place on the base as soon as play is halted and time called
by the umpire. This is so the catcher can be dressed in gear and ready to warm-up
the pitcher as soon as their teams turn at bat is over.
9. Pitch Count Penalty: Any Manager exceeding the pitch count will be penalized
one (1) game suspension at his next game. Opposing Managers shall verify pitch
count during the game and not wait until the count has been presumably
exceeded. Second offense will result in a two (2) game suspension and no
pitching by the player for one (1) week.
9.1 The pitching log will be maintained in the canteen. Managers will complete
the pitching log after each game on the same day of the game. PENALTY:
Managers who do not complete the pitching log will be warned once by the league
commissioner. The second offense will result in the suspension of the Manager at
his next game. Further offense will result in consecutive two (2) game
9.2 Pitching/Catching Rule: If a pitcher pitches more than 50 pitches in a game
he/she will not be allowed to play in the catchers position for the remainder of
the game. The intent of this rule is to protect the player and prevent over
*This is a judgment call, to be made by the umpire on site, and cannot be
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