11U (Mosquito) Division Rules

Updated Tuesday March 24, 2015 by South Central Minor Baseball.

  1. Pitching distance is 44 feet and the baselines are 60 feet.
  2. The 20 inch “Killarney Plate” is to be used in all games.
  3. A team may start the game with 7 or 8 players. An automatic out will be charged for the 8th and or 9th batters (SC league rule only).
    1. Late-arriving players are to be inserted into the lineup with no penalty.
    2. In case of an ejection, the re-entry rule MAY NOT BE USED and the game is thus forfeited.
    3. In case of injury see 4.03 Injury Rule in the MBA Handbook. 
      1. Only players that have not been in the game are eligible.
  4. Games are six innings.
  5. Run limit - 4 runs per inning, or 3 outs, whichever comes first. Exception: Last inning will be an open (no run limit).
    1. This differs from Baseball Manitoba rules and applies to league-play only
  6. If a team is up 10 runs or more after 4 innings, 3½ if home team, the game shall be declared over. If a game is called because of rain or darkness before 3 innings (2½ if home) the game shall be declared no contest and must be replayed.
  7. Everyone bats: All players must be included in the batting line-up, but only 9 play defensively at one time. 
    1. Players may be moved in and out of the game while maintaining the same batting order.
    2. A pitcher once removed from the mound cannot re-enter as a pitcher.
    3. In the event that a player is injured, ejected or has left the game for any purpose, the spot in the batting order will be skipped and the next batter will bat.  No out will be recorded for the skipped spot.
  8. There are NO restrictions as to the number of pitchers that may be used in a game.
  9. Any player on the team is eligible to pitch. SEE OVERAGE/ALTERNATE PLAYERS RULE.
  10. Pitchers and coaches MUST follow the pitch count/rest guidelines (see chart).
    1. Pitch-count must be recorded for all league, exhibition, and tournament games.
    2. Pitchers and Catchers – Baseball Manitoba Hand Book-Page 101 – read it and know it.
    3. Once a player assumes the role of pitcher, they cannot catch for the remainder of the day. A player is allowed to catch and then pitch in the same game or the same day.  However a player cannot pitch and then catch in the same game or day.
  11. The batter is out on the third strike (catcher does not have to catch the ball), however, the ball is alive and in play (runners may advance at their own risk).
  12. A player MUST be hit or forced (by a walk/balk) home. NO overthrow or passed-ball advance.
    1. With runners on first and third, the catcher is encouraged to try and throw out the runner from first stealing second. Whether the catcher is successful or not, the runner from third CANNOT steal home.
  13. New Rules for 2015 (SC Only):
    1. For the 2015 season, until May 29, 2015, no walks will be issued in South Central 11U League Play, when a batter receives ball 4.  Instead a batting 'T' will be brought to the plate and the batter will proceed to hit the ball off the batting 'T', with a full swing (no bunting).  Once the ball is hit (there are no restrictions on distance) normal rules for play of the ball will apply.  This method will be used until May 29, 2015, after which regular baseball rules will reapply.  Please Note: Walks will still be issued when a batter is hit by the pitch.
    2. After May 29, when walks will once again be issued, the batter will not be able to advance beyond 1st base.  Any advancement beyond 1st base may only occur after one pitch has been thrown to the following batter.
  14. Please Note:  Bunting IS ALLOWED in 11U (Mosquito) baseball (as per Rule 4.06.02 on pg. 55 of the Baseball Manitoba Handbook)
  15. All other rules as per Baseball Manitoba/Baseball Canada will apply.
  16. Check with Baseball Canada NCCP for updated coaching requirements.