Lady Lake Little League: Umpires

Thursday, March 19
Umpire schedule thru 3/28
Date Day Time Site Field Division Visitor Home  Plate Umpire Base Umpire
3/19/2015  Thu   6:30 PM  LLLL 347  Rookie   Rays   Mariners  Jonathan Griffin  
3/19/2015  Thu   6:30 PM  LLLL Ardens  Major   Yankees   Braves  Mike Barrow John Townley
3/19/2015  Thu   6:30 PM  LLLL Junior  Junior   Rays   Red Sox  Conner Cockerham Sally Guerette
3/20/2015  Fri   6:30 PM  LLLL 347  Softball   Pandas   Pride  Eric Lomberk  
3/20/2015  Fri   6:30 PM  LLLL Ardens  Minor   Braves   Durham Bulls  Conner Cockerham Ron Musgrave
3/21/2015  Sat   10:00 AM  LLLL 347  Minor   Yankees   Rays  Steve Wresh Michael Wresh
3/21/2015  Sat   10:00 AM  LLLL 347  Minor   Brewers   Braves  Ron Musgrave Eric Lomberk
3/21/2015  Sat   10:00 AM  DLLL DLLL  Minor   Durham Bulls   Dunnellon     
3/21/2015  Sat   12:30 PM  LLLL 347  Softball   Pink Sox   Pride  Ron Musgrave  
3/21/2015  Sat   12:30 PM  LLLL Ardens  Major   Braves   Yankees  Joe Hornstein Eric Lomberk
3/21/2015  Sat   12:30 PM  DLLL DLLL  Softball   Pandas   Dunnellon     
3/21/2015  Sat   3:00 PM  LLLL 347  Rookie   Yankees   Mariners  Coach  
3/21/2015  Sat   3:00 PM  LLLL Ardens  Major   Pirates   Tigers  Joe Hornstein Mike Barrow
3/23/2015  Mon   6:30 PM  LLLL 347  Rookie   Mariners   Rays  Jonathan Griffin  
3/23/2015  Mon   6:30 PM  LLLL Ardens  Major   Yankees   Pirates  Joe Hornstein Sally Guerette
3/24/2015  Tue   6:30 PM  LLLL 347  Softball   Pride   Pandas  Eric Lomberk  
3/24/2015  Tue   6:30 PM  LLLL Ardens  Minor   Braves   Brewers  John Townley Michael Wresh
3/24/2015  Tue   6:30 PM  LLLL Junior  Junior   Rays   Red Sox  Joe Hornstein Mike Barrow
3/25/2015  Wed   6:30 PM  LLLL Ardens  Minor   Rays   Yankees  Bill Holt Balinda Nelson
3/26/2015  Thu   6:30 PM  LLLL 347  Rookie   Mariners   Yankees  Sally Guerette  
3/26/2015  Thu   6:30 PM  LLLL Ardens <

Thursday, March 7
New Umpire Program for Umpires to earn their Own Personal Equipment
Umpires are given Honigs credits which may be used to acquire their own personal umpire equipment and uniforms. Do more umpire assignments and earn an even more credits. This is just our way of saying "THANK YOU" for all you do. If you would like to become a Little League Umpire at LLLL please email me at LLLLUIC@gmail.com for complete details.       




Wednesday, May 8
Our Newest Numbered Umpire

Way to Go!!!!!

It is with great pleasure that I would like to introduce our second district numbered umpire from Laky Lake Little League!!!

Sally Guerette #18



LL Approved 4 Man Mechanics
Just click the link below to download the full color hand book for 4 man mechanics that are going to be used in the State Tournaments and most Championship games.
Handout: Umpire Forms

Thursday, March 7
57 Little League Rule Myths
Many misunderstandings on the field are the result of "Everybody Knows That..." rules myths. Listed below are a collection of common mis-beliefs about Little League baseball rules. Each of these statements are false.
  1. The ball is dead on a foul tip.
  2. A batted ball that hits the plate is a foul ball.
  3. The base coach can't leave the coach's box during play or he/she will be guilty of interference.
  4. A batter-runner cannot overrun first base on a base-on-balls.
  5. A fly ball that is deflected over the fence is a ground rule double.
  6. A base runner cannot be guilty of interference on a ground ball if he or she doesn't touch the fielder.
  7. A batter who bats of order is out.
  8. The pitcher gets eight warm-up pitches between innings.
  9. If a pitch hits a player's hands it's considered a foul ball, since hands are considered part of the bat.
  10. When the catcher blocks the plate without the ball, it should be called interference.
  11. The runner must always slide when the play is close.
  12. In order to be called out on a caught foul ball, the batted ball must go higher than the batter's head.
  13. On an overthrow out of play, the runners get 1 plus 1; the base he/she is going to plus one base.
  14. If a fielder holds a fly ball for two seconds it's a legal catch, even if he/she drops it thereafter.
  15. A runner who runs more the three feet away from a direct line between bases is out of the baseline and should be called out.
  16. In order to satisfy the mandatory playing rule, players must play six consecutive defensive outs.
  17. If a batter is batting out of turn, the scorekeeper should let the umpire know.
  18. When it's getting dark, the league president or safety officer can order the game halted.
  19. On a double play ball, it's mandatory for the runner going into second to slide or get out of the way.
  20. The runner is out if tagged when he/she turns to the left after crossing first base.
  21. It can't be an Infield Fly if the infielder is standing on the outfield grass.
  22. In order for a runner to be called out for interference, it must be intentional.
  23. The home plate umpire can over-rule another umpire if he/she has more experience or a better look at the play.
  24. When the batter backs out of the box when a pitch is delivered, it's an automatic strike.
  25. The batter is out when he/she hits the ball when he/she is touching home plate.
  26. A base coach cannot touch a runner. If he/she does, the runner is out.
  27. A runner cannot be called out if hit by a batted ball while standing on a base.
  28. In order to make a proper appeal play, the pitcher must first take the ball back to the mound.
  29. A batter cannot change from the left-handed to the right-handed batter's box after two strikes.
  30. A pitch that bounces as it comes in cannot be hit.
  31. The batter is not out for interference with the catcher if he/she stays in the batter's box.
  32. All appeals must be made verbally.
  33. Tagging the runner running from first on a ground ball is a tag play, not a force out.
  34. Judgment calls can be appealed if the manager feels that the umpire missed the call.
  35. When a relief pitcher replaces an injured pitcher, he/she gets as many warm-up pitches as he/she wants.
  36. Contact must occur for interference or obstruction to be called.
  37. If a fielder runs into an umpire while chasing a fly ball, this is interference and the batter should be called out.
  38. The batter-runner is always out if he runs outside the running lane after a bunted ball.
  39. Any Little League player who slides headfirst at any time is out.
  40. If the batter breaks his wrists when swinging, it's a strike.
  41. If the batter does not pull the bat out of the strike zone while in the bunting position, it's an automatic strike.
  42. Tie goes to the runner.
  43. Runners may not run the bases in reverse order.
  44. A runner may not steal on a foul tip.
  45. It is a force out when a runner is called out for not tagging up on a fly ball.
  46. An appeal on a runner who missed a base cannot be a force out.
  47. Runners may not advance when an infield fly is called.
  48. The batter does not get first base if hit by a pitch after it bounces.
  49. You must tag the base with your foot on a force out or appeal.
  50. The ball is always immediately dead on a balk.
  51. If a player's feet are in fair territory when the ball is touched, it is a fair ball.
  52. If a fielder catches a fly ball and then falls over the fence it is a home run.
  53. The ball is dead anytime the ball hits an umpire.
  54. Runners must stay on their bases until the pitcher releases the ball.
  55. The batter is out if he starts for the dugout before going to first after a dropped third strike.
  56. The pitcher must come to a set position and stop before a pick-off throw.
  57. The pitcher must step off the rubber before a pick-off throw.