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Co-ed T-ball Rules

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Co-Ed T-Ball (Age 5)

The T-Ball division is intended to teach players the fundamentals of the game, foster good sportsmanship, and initiate team play. In keeping with this theme, game scores and team records will not be kept.

Standards of Play
  • Games will be played at Huntertown ballpark on Diamonds 4 or 5
  • Distance between bases is 50 ft. The pitcher position distance is 30 ft. Outfield fence depth of 100 ft.
  • Tee ball style bats and soft compression standard size baseballs will be used
Umpires & Civility
  • Every coach must demonstrate respect and courtesy toward the umpires at all times, as well as ensure that their players and spectators do the same. Calls made by the umpire are final.
  • An onsite league representative or the head umpire will be responsible to suspend or call any game in the event of unsafe playing conditions. Games will be rescheduled whenever reasonably possible.
General Game Rules
  • If a team fields fewer than 7 players, teams should share players so that a game may still be played
  • Every player will be in the batting order and on defense. Coaches must rotate players on defense.
  • Games end after 5 innings or 60 mins (hard stop). A half inning ends at the earlier of a team batting around their lineup or accruing three outs. The batting team must declare when the last batter is up.
  • The designated home team uses the third base dugout.
  • A dead ball is called by the umpire:
  1. When the initial play is determined to be over, 
  2. The ball is thrown from the outfield and breaks the plane of the infield baseline
  3. Arm motion from an infielder throwing to home, or
  4. In the event of an injured player (umpire’s discretion)
  • Position-specific requirements:
  1. The pitcher (player) may not leave the mound area until the ball is put in play,
  2. No catchers are used,
  3. 1st & 3rd Basemen must play at least 2 feet away from their base,
  4. 2nd baseman and Short-Stop may only play just in front of the base path, and
  5. Outfielders (all remaining players) should be spread around evenly
  • Players should be positioned near their intended spot prior to the the ball being put in play (not rushing home plate)
  • If injured/ill, a player skipped in the batting lineup is not out. They may re-enter the game.
  • Helmets must be worn by players while on deck, at bat, or on base. Only one player may be on deck.
  • There are no strikeouts in t-ball
  • Any struck ball that doesn’t advance at least 8 feet in front of the plate is a foul ball (play is dead)
  • A coach may assist the player hitting off the tee for the first game only.
  • A team gets one warning per game if a bat is thrown. Subsequent occurrences may be an out.
  • Base runners may not lead off and no base steal attempts are allowed.
  • No extra bases are allowed on a defensive overthrow/misplay
  • The umpire will remove the tee when a play is to be made at home plate.
Team Courtesy
  • In a bases loaded situation, the defensive team should not continually make the force out at home.
  • Players and coaches must exhibit good sportsmanship and show courtesy at all times.
  • All players must clean up the dugout and surrounding area after the game or practice.
  • Coaches are responsible for the care and return of the gear bag to the shed after the day’s last game

Contact Us

Huntertown Lions Club Baseball and Softball

PO Box 124 
Huntertown, Indiana 46748

Phone: 260-267-5538
Email: [email protected]

Huntertown Lions Club Baseball and Softball

PO Box 124 
Huntertown, Indiana 46748

Phone: 260-267-5538
Email: [email protected]
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