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NMBA RULES

Finalized Updated 2019 BC Baseball Bat Rules


Following further consultation with Baseball Canada, the bat manufacturing industry and sporting goods retailers, please find the an updated, finalized version of the 2018 BC Baseball bat rules which will be included in the 2018 BC Baseball Rulebook.


7U (T Ball/Rally Cap) 30 inch, 2 5/8 inch max diameter, unlimited length/weight drop bats with greater than 2 Ã?¼ in. barrel diameter must be marked USABB

9U (Tadpole) 30 inch, 2 5/8 inch max diameter, unlimited length/weight drop bats with greater than 2 �¼ in. barrel diameter must be marked USABB

10U & 11U (Mosquito) 32 inch, 2 5/8 inch max diameter, unlimited length/weight drop bats with greater than 2Ã?¼ in. barrel diameter must be marked USABB

13U (PeeWee) 32 inch, 2 Ã?¾ inch max diameter, -10 max length/weight drop, marked BPF 1.15 USABB 

15U (Bantam) A/AA 2 3/4 inch max diameter, -3 max length/weight drop marked BBCOR, or -8 max length/weight drop marked BPF 1.15 or USABB

15U (Bantam) AAA -3 max length/weight drop, Wood, Bamboo or Wood Composite

18U (Midget) AA -3 max length/weight drop, and marked BBCOR

18U (Midget) AAA/College Prep Wood, Bamboo or Wood Composite

Wood, bamboo and wood composite bats are permitted in all divisions. 
Wood composite bats include wood bats with fibreglass sheathing and wood barrelled bats with composite handles.
Wood composite bats do not include any bat that has any metallic component.

Changes in bats at the 11U and younger levels for 2018 season as a Pilot Project for review after the season.


Rules

BC Baseball Rule Book


Helmets
Batters, on deck batters, base runners, players used as base coaches or bat boys in all age categories shall wear double ear flap helmets which give protection to the temple, ears, base of skull and top of head.  Skull caps and wraparound head gear are not to be used by any player as so defined.

Chinstraps must be worn at 7U (T-Ball/Rally Cap), 9U (Tadpole), 10U & 11U (Mosquito), and 13U (Pee Wee) divisions

Catchers equipment
It is mandatory that full catchers' helmets or skull caps shall be worn by all catchers, in addition to a normal chest protector, shin guards, face mask - with throat protector - and athletic supporter with cup.

Catchers in all age categories must wear a protective helmet and mask while catching in practice and warm-up situations such as bullpen or between innings. 

Coaches must wear at least a mask in all practice and warm up situations.  Associations not enforcing this Rule will be subject to fines as determined by B.C.M.B.A.

Gloves
It is mandatory at the 11U (Mosquito) division and higher that catchers wear a standard catcher's mitt.

It is recommended that at 13U (Pee Wee) and higher first baseman wear a trapper glove.


Pitching
Number of Pitches and Required Rest 

Division

Spring Season

Single or Summer Season

10U & 11U (Mosquito)

1-25 Pitches = No Rest
26-40 Pitches = 2 Night Rest
41-55 Pitches = 3 Nights Rest
56-65 Pitches = 4 Nights Rest
66-75 Pitches = 5 Nights Rest
 
75 Pitches Maximum in a Day 

Same as spring numbers.

13U (PeeWee)

1-35 pitches = no rest
36-55 pitches = 2 nights rest
56-75 pitches = 3 nights rest

1-45 pitches = no rest
46-70 pitches = 2 nights rest
71-85 pitches = 3 nights rest

15U (Bantam)

1-35 pitches = no rest
36-65 pitches = 2 nights rest
66-85 pitches = 3 nights rest

1-45 pitches = no rest
46-75 pitches = 2 nights rest
76-95 pitches = 3 nights rest

18U (Midget)

1-45 pitches = no rest
46-65 pitches = 2 nights rest
66-100 pitches = 3 nights rest

1-50 pitches = no rest
51-75 pitches = 2 nights rest
76-115 pitches = 3 nights rest (105 for 18U AA)


General Playing Rules
Slide or Avoid

If a play is being made, or is about to be made, it is MANDATORY for players of all age groups to slide or make an effort to avoid a collision at all bases and home plate. Failure to do either will result in an automatic 'out'. The ball is dead and no runner may advance beyond the base that was last legally acquired. An umpire will have the option of ejection if the incident warrants such a measure

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