50/70 Division – 2013 Program
Teams must register with Bay
State (email questions and/or intent to Stephen Zerdelian at
by June 1, 2013.
Fee is $350.00 for 2013, which
includes insurance coverage.
- Each team must have a home field available. Exceptions
may be considered on a per-case basis.
- If fenced outfield, the distance must be at least
200 feet, preferably more. Unfenced fields will be allowed. Bay State may
visit each proposed field prior to entrance into 50/70 Division.
- Portable pitching mounds and ‘skin’ fields allowed.
- Roster size will be a maximum of 20 players.
- Players must be baseball-aged 11 or 12.
- Players must be eligible by normal Bay State
Baseball rules (play in town spring league or have a residence in said
town), but they DO NOT have to be on a concurrent A or B Division roster.
An 11-year old player is allowed to be on A, B and 50/70 rosters
- Multi-town teams will be considered, based on
approval of the Board of Directors.
inning games, with extra innings if necessary.
foot pitching distance & 70 foot bases. No bat restrictions.
baseball rules in use, including leading off, pitching from stretch, balks
and batter advancement on dropped third strikes.
Extra Hitter option is allowed. A tenth player may be added by a team as
an extra hitter. This player may substitute for any player in the field,
but he must remain in the same position in the batting order. The use of a
tenth player is optional for each team on a game by game basis. Should a
team start with ten players in its order, it must finish with ten. The
only exception to this is if a player is injured or must depart early
(either by choice or by ejection) and the team does not have ten eligible
players available, it may play with nine. Should a team select to use only
nine (9) players in a given game, a tenth player spot cannot be added
during the game. Should a team use a tenth player for a given game, the
manager employing the tenth player must include the tenth player in his
lineup as exchanged with the opposing manager prior to the start of the
may use a universal batting order, utilizing all game-day players, and
having all players eligible to enter and depart defensively at any time.
Managers are responsible for ensuring that all players are in the field
for at least two (2) defensive innings (see #7).
rule (in 9 or 10-player lineups): Starters may re-enter in the same
offensive spot once. Substitutes cannot re-enter the game once they have
play rules; each player must play at least two (2) innings in the field
and have one (1) plate appearance.
teams do NOT have to use the same lineup format in a game; ie – teams can chose from 9-player, 10-player (with
EH) or universal batting orders regardless of what the opposition chooses
runner allowed for the catcher and
pitcher of record only at any time. This is not a substitution and
is optional. Courtesy runners cannot be in the current lineup; or in the
case of a universal order being used, they must be player(s) who have not
been used in said role already during that inning.
slide /avoid contact rule. A player must slide or attempt to avoid contact
on all close plays (umpire’s discretion). In essence, same as normal Bay
State Baseball rules.
rule in effect. Four (4) innings must be played for the mercy rule to be
considered. Once the run differential is 10 runs between the teams, the
game is ended with immediate effect, regardless of which team is ahead.
baseball rules apply, including holding runners on base from stretch and
will be called following Major League rules. There will be one warning per
pitcher per game. All balk calls will be delayed dead balls.
pitcher can re-enter as a pitcher as long as he/she stays in the game.
Once removed from the game, the pitcher may re-enter the game defensively,
but not as a pitcher.
rules will run concurrently with Bay State A and B Division pitching. In
other words, ALL innings will count for the pitcher and will be part of their
innings limit (9 innings per week if only on a 50/70 roster OR concurrently
on an A or B Division roster) and rest day rules will also apply.
will be limited to six innings in a day, even if more than one game is
played that day.
schedule with the top four teams (as determined by normal Bay State
Baseball tie-breaking rules, if necessary) contesting the championship
game. (Final game numbers and playoff participants will be determined by
total number of teams participating in 2013, which has yet to be
teams will be responsible for securing umpires through Bay State
umpires per game are required, payment of $60 per umpire. Should only one
umpire be available, he shall receive $90.
scores and pitching must be entered on the Bay State Baseball website
according to normal procedures.
rules/procedures not covered above will default to Bay State Baseball
rules, as normally applied. This includes, but is not limited to, forfeitures;
score/pitching postings, tips to the mound and rescheduling.
schedules may be altered, with agreement of both teams and Bay State
Baseball. Listed home team is responsible for payment to umpires.