Illinois State Little League: Umpires

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Tuesday, January 6
2009 UMPIRE REGISTRY
The 2009 Little League Umpire Registry is now open.  You can find out details and register on line.

Friday, April 28
Reviewing the Infield Fly Rule
The infield fly rule is in effect when before two are out and when 1st and 2nd base, or all bases are occupied. An infield fly ball is a fair ball that is not a line drive or bunt, that can be caught with ordinary effort by an infielder. The rule does not preclude an outfielder from catching a batted ball that has been ruled an infield fly. Either umpire or both shall declare,

    "infield fly, if fair"

The batter runner is out and base runners may advance at their own risk. If the fly ball is caught, base runners must tag up, if the fly ball drops to the ground, base runners may advance at their own risk.

In either situation, the batter runner is out.

Umpires need to make sure the infield fly ball is not announced too early as what may have started as an infield fly, many end up as a fly ball to the outfield. Once the infield fly rule is declared, it is in effewct and cannot be reversed.

Courtesy of Umpire Call, April, 2006


Tuesday, April 18
PRE GAME CONFERENCE
To assist in making a game go smooth, there should always be an Umpires/Coaches pre-game conference which should include
Meet at home plate
Check home team line up card
Check visiting team line up card
Home team coach explains ground rules
Home plate umpire asks and confirms if all players are properly equipped
Reinforce expectations of good sportsmanship
Remind coaches to assist in keeping the game moving at a brisk pace


Thursday, March 16
UMPIRES CALL
This publication comes out 5 times a year and covers several groups of umpires from college, high school and youth.   You will find some interesting articles that pertains to all umpires.   

Sunday, March 13
SENIOR LEAGUE STATE TOURNAMENT


Tuesday, May 24
11-12 Baseball Section 5


Tuesday, May 24
11-12 Baseball Section 3


Monday, May 30
LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL STATE TOURNAMENT


Monday, May 30
10-11 Baseball State Tournament


Saturday, June 18
Senior Lg Baseball Section 2


Friday, June 24
Senior League Baseball State tournament


Sunday, June 26
Senior Baseball Section 3


Thursday, March 29
11-12 YEAR OLD BASEBALL