"T" BALL DIVISION GUIDELINES
Diamond Set Up: (see diagram #1)
Home team is responsible for Diamond set up and tear down (see schedule).
Baselines are 30 ft.
Fair hit line is 20 feet from back of home plate.
There is no score keeping in T-Ball.
Players must be on batting order and listed with other team
Minimum of six players to play (umpire to start when 6 are there)
Starts at 6:30 P.M. (umpires awarded grace is 15 minutes)
3 innings maximum (no new inning to start after 7:50 P.M. by umpires watch).
Curfew 8:00 P.M.
Any number of completed innings will be considered a game.
Batted ball that does not pass fair hit line or hits a runner off base the umpire calls time - batter bats again, return runner(s) to original base.
No leadoffs, runners advance when the ball is hit.
Infield hit (inside baselines), base runner/batter advance one base only regardless of hit.
Outfield hit (outside baselines) base runner/batter may advance until ball has returned to infield (inside baselines), at which time the defensive player must have possession of the ball to stop play. Runners’ ½ way between bases will be awarded next empty base. Catcher should replace ball on "Tee".
For "last batter", play will be stopped when defensive player holding the ball places the ball on the ‘Tee’ at home plate.
Softball Ontario Rules referenced as required. Detailed rulebook with division convener.
DEFENSIVE TEAM (see diagram #1)
catcher safely positioned behind batting tee (if enough players only).
1st base inside baseline at first base (max. 2 ft.)
2nd base inside baseline at 2nd base (max. 2 ft.)
3rd base inside baseline at 3rd base (max. 2 ft.)
shortstop between 1st & 2nd outside baseline (min. 2 ft.)
shortstop between 2nd & 3rd outside baseline (min. 2 ft.)
outfielders outside baseline (min. 15 ft.)
coaches (2) outside fielders, in foul territory, one at home plate