(7 innings but 5 innings constitute a game)
NOTE: In Pee Wee and under fastball series, there is a mercy rule of 15 runs after 5 or more innings.
In Squirt fastball series, number of runs scored are limited to 7 runs per inning and a mercy rule of 15 runs after 5 or more innings.
In Atom fastball series , number of runs scored are limited to 5 runs per inning and a mercy rule of 15 runs after 5 or more innings.
In Pee Wee and under fastball series ,there is a time limit of 90 minutes EXCEPT the finals which has a time limit of 2 hours. No new inning to start after the time limit unless the score is tied. Any inning started before the time limit expired must be completed providing conditions permit.
NOTE: New inning starts when the 3rd out of preceding inning is made.
NOTE: Teams Midget age and under offensive players must use helmet with cage.
In Squirt and Atom ,the batter is out on the third strike whether the catcher catches or not. The ball remains alive.
Squirt and Atom Divisions use the free substitution rule (everyone bats!). The 7th inning and/or subsequent innings are to be open if reached before the time limit.
Free Substitution: All players in the lineup bat and are substituted freely defensively. Players arriving late ,sign the convenors sheet and then are added to the end of the lineup, without penalty. Players injured are removed from the lineup, without penalty, but may not re-enter the game.
The defensive conference (rule 1X q ) is in effect.
Atom divisions continue as in the past : only exception “INFIELD FLY” not in effect.