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At he November 6th Rules committee meeting and the February 18th Travel Director Meeting the following rules were adopted for the 2020 Season:

2020 Rule Changes:

1. Pitch counts for all ages:
   9 - 11 year olds maximum of 50 pitches per game and a maximum of 75 pitches per week.

   12 year olds maximum of 60 pitches per game and a maximum of 80 pitches per week.

   13 year olds maximum of 65 pitches per game and a maximum of 90 pitches per week.

   14 - 15 year olds maximum of 75 pitches per game and a maximum of 105 pitches per week;

2. Time limits on MBL Regular  season games on FIELDS WITHOUT LIGHTS:

    9 - 12 year old games 2 hours 15 minutes

    13 - 15 year old games 2 hours 30 minutes

    EXCEPTION: Lighted fields may have their own time limits which could be different from the time limits above.
    No time limits for MBL Playoff games unless you are playing on a lighted field and that field has a time limit.

3.  Club Ball and double rostering is now the responsibility of each individual association.

4.  9 year olds can NOT advance to home from 3rd base on a passed ball or over throw back to he pitcher.  They can only advance home on a batted ball or walk.


At the October 30, 2018 MBL Rules Committee Meeting,  the following  rules were adopted for the 2019 Season:  

2019 Rule Changes:


1.  15 year olds will play a 12 game regular season schedule.

2. There shall be a maximum of 4 adults in the dugout for games



At the January 16, 2017 MBL Board Meeting,  the following bat rule was adopted for the 2018 Season:  

2018 Rule Changes:

 

  1. A.              Bats - The following pertains to the legality of bats in the MBL

9-13 year olds - Maximum diameter at the thickest part:  2 1/4" or less

with minus 11 weight differential and the new USA Baseball stamp on the taper.


9-13 year olds - Maximum diameter at the thickest part:  2 5/8" or less

with minus 11 weight differential and the new USA Baseball stamp on the taper.

 
9-18 year olds -  Wood bats are allowed

 

14 year olds -    Maximum diameter at the thickest part:     2 5/8" or less

with minus 5 weight differential and the new USA Baseball stamp on the taper.

 

15-18 year olds - Maximum diameter at the thickest part:  2 5/8" or less

with a minus 3 weight differential and be BBCOR approved. 


In length:…………………………...36" or less


14 AAA, AA and 14/15 A Divisions:    Continuous batting and free substitution will be used in All Metro Baseball 14 year old games.  This rule applies to the 14 AAA, AA, and 14/15A leagues.