Piscataway Little League: News

Thursday, December 15
Little League is implementing the 3rd strike drop rule to Majors for to 2012:

Little League is implementing the 3rd strike drop rule to Majors for to 2012:

However local league leagues have the option of NOT to use this for the regular season but for tournament play the rule will be used on the 12’s & 11’s not the 10’s division.

6.05 - A batter is out when -

(b) Little League (Majors)/Junior/Senior/Big League –

(1) a third strike is legally caught by the catcher;

(2) a third strike is not caught by the catcher when first base is occupied before two

are out. Minor League and Tee Ball: A third strike is caught or not caught by the

catcher. Option: A local league may elect to apply the Minor League and Tee Ball

rule for the Little League (Major Division) for the regular season.

Summary and Implementation: During the 2012 season, for the Major Baseball Division, players

may advance on a third strike that is not caught in flight by the catcher. However, local leagues may

opt to use the Minor League and Tee Ball rule noted above, for the Major Baseball Division, instead.

This option applies only for the regular season. In Tournament play, the rule will be implemented as

noted above for the Majors Division. The rule for tournament play in 10-11 is noted below.



Rule 6.06(d) in the Baseball Rule Book has been amended to read:

A batter is out for illegal action when -

(d) The batter enters the batter’s box with one or both feet entirely on the ground with

an illegal bat (see bat specifications rule 1.10) or is discovered having used an illegal bat

prior to the next player entering the batter’s box.

Note: If the infraction is discovered before the next player enters the batter’s box

following the turn at bat of the player who used an illegal bat:

1) The manager of the defense may advise the plate umpire of a decision to decline the

penalty and accept the play. Such election shall be made immediately at the end of

the play.

2) For the first violation, the offensive team will lose one eligible adult base coach for

the duration of the game.

3) For the second violation, the manager of the team will be ejected from the game.

Any subsequent violation will result in the newly designated manager being ejected.

Summary and Implementation: For the 2012 season, this imposes penalties for the use of an

illegal bat in a game.


Another reworded rule is:

Rule 1.11(j) in all rule books has been amended to read:

Players must not wear jewelry such as, but not limited to, rings, watches, earrings,

bracelets, necklaces, nor any hard cosmetic/decorative items. This rule applies regardless

of the composition of such jewelry, hard cosmetic item or hard decorative item.

(EXCEPTION: Jewelry that alerts medical personnel to a specific condition is


Summary and Implementation: For the 2012 season, the added language prohibits players from wearing any jewelry, regardless of composition.


Sunday, January 23
Composite Bat Moratorium

Composite Bat MoratoriumBy Communications DivisionLittle League International SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.

 January 6, 2011

 On Dec. 30, 2010, Little League International announced it had expanded its moratorium on the use of composite bats to all of its baseball divisions, including the Little League (Majors) division, effective immediately. Because of the moratorium, several common questions have arisen. We have addressed the most common questions below with Patrick Wilson, Little League International’sVice President of Operations. The announcement regarding the moratorium is here: http://www.littleleague.org /media/newsarchive/2010/Sep-Dec/CompositeBatMoratium.htmIf you have further questions, we encourage you to sign on to Little League’s Facebook page. At that page, over the pastfew days, Little League International staff has answered hundreds of questions regarding the moratorium. The LittleLeague Facebook page is here: http://www.facebook.com/LittleLeagueBaseballAndSoftball By definition, a moratorium is: An authorized delay or stopping of some specified activity. As applied by Little LeagueInternational, the moratorium disallows the use of all baseball bats constructed with composite material in its barrel.Information on the composite baseball bats that have received waivers for the Junior, Senior, and Big League BaseballDivisions of Little League can be found here: http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/approvedcompbats.htm A listing of licensed baseball bats approved for use in the Little League (Majors) Division and below can be found here:2011 Approved Non-Wood Bat List (PDF) Wooden and aluminum metal/alloy bats are not subject to the moratorium. Bats that have only a metal or alloy barrel(and no other material, unless it is in the end cap of the bat), and if it meets the other standards (length, diameter, etc.for the respective division in which it is used) are not subject to the moratorium, regardless of the composition of thehandle or the transition to the barrel. “The moratorium is not the result of Little League changing  its bat standards, or influenced by any relationships withbat manufacturers,” Patrick W. Wilson, Vice President of Operations at Little League International, said. “Rather, itbecame evident through scientific research, that some composite-barreled bats exceeded the current standard after abreaking-in process. Until that research was in hand there was no data to support an earlier decision. With that said,there are no other moratoriums contemplated at this moment. “The decision to place the moratorium on composite bats in Little League’s baseball divisions is based on the fact thatscientific research showed that composite-barreled bats may exceed the performance standard after being broken in.”At present, no composite bats for the Little League (Majors) Division and below have received a waiver. If and when any models do receive a waiver, Little League International will inform its leagues of that decision. Check here for thecurrent list of approved bats: 2011 Approved Non-Wood Bat List (PDF)

Saturday, February 20
Piscataway Little League Local Policies revised 2/8/2016

Piscataway Little League Local Policies - 2016


Managers and coaches are expected to be aware of and abide by the national rules found in the current Little League Baseball Official Regulations and Playing Rules (Playing Rules). The Local Rules approved by the Piscataway Little League Board of Directors are listed here. These rules have been added to reflect the needs and philosophy of Piscataway Little League.


Piscataway Local Playing Rules:


          1. The Visiting Team:

              Managers' are responsible to police their dug-outs.

            • Visiting Team is listed first (1st) on the schedule.

            • Uses the third (3rd) base dugout.

            • Provides the official pitch counter.


         2. The Home Team:

            • Is listed second (2nd) on the schedule.

            • Uses first (1st) base dugout.

            • Responsible for retrieving and retuning the bases.

            • Provides the official scorekeeper.


**Note: the batting cage is reserved for both teams one hour before the game. If both managers arrive with their teams 1 1/2 hours before the game to take extra batting practice, they will share the batting cage.


          3. Concession Stand:

            • Each team will be scheduled to man the concession stand for one or more nights during the season.

           • Teams will be scheduled on a night when their team is playing.

           • Teams will be responsible to provide 4 parents to work the concession stand.

           • Parents will be at the concession stand no later than 5:15 and will not leave until the kitchen is clean

             coolers restocked, garbage removed, dishes cleaned etc…

           • Failure to provide 4 parents by the appointed time will result in disciplinary action*. *Disciplinary action:

             The child/children of the parent that does not show at the concession stand for duty will be benched

             for the current game.


         4. Player Eligibility (BOTH Leagues):

            • Any player found to be suspended from school WILL NOT be eligible to participate in any

              Little League activities until the player is off suspension from school (player returns to school)

           • Any player who quits, leaves, or abandons their team during the regular season is NOT eligible to try out

            and/or play for ANY post season team (documented medical reasons excluded).


         5. Team Managers are OBLIGATED to notify a Board member (President, Vice President, American/National  Major/Minor VP or American/National Player Agent) within 24 hours, either verbally or in writing after their game, to report any player who was not present with reason(s) why the player missed their scheduled game. Managers must immediately notify the Board if any player quits, leaves, or abandons their team so that the parents of the player can be notified and informed of the above rule by the Piscataway Little League Board. Managers who do not report absences or fail to notify the Board if a player quits WILL be subjected to disciplinary measures.



The Game Re-Scheduler will determine when the game will be played (earliest possible date). Games should be made up within one week; preferably Saturday or Sunday of the game week. Games rescheduled for Saturday will have a start time of no earlier than 10 am and on Sunday, no earlier than 1pm.


7. Starting Time

The starting time for games is 6:30 P.M on fields 1,2 & 5, forfeit time is 6:45pm and games played on fields 3 & 4 will have a starting time of 5:45 pm, forfeit time is 6:00.


8. Scorebooks:

Must be kept in proper order for all games;

Records must be maintained for both teams.

Pitch count sheets MUST be turned into the concession stand upon completion of the game. PENALTY: Possible suspension of the manager by the Board. Books are subject to periodic inspection. Piscataway Little League 2016 Local Rules


9. Practices for post season play may not be conducted at the Little League Fields. Only exception is for the Williamsport teams on fields 3 and 4. 10. The Williamsport team may not be chosen until the District allows.



• The selection of replacing a player will be a decision between the Major League Manager, the Player Agent

   and the  Board, with the Board having the final say.

• An inactive player is one who will not be available to play for at least seven (7) consecutive scheduled games.

• When a major league team needs to draft a player up from the minors to fulfill empty roster spots, no more than   1  player will be picked from one specific minor league team until all minor league teams have lost a player to a major league team.

Then and only then may a 2nd player be taken from a minor league team to a major league team.