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WSBB Bronco Rule Amendments
For Regular Season games (excluding the Post-Season Tournament) each team shall field no less than eight (8) players without penalty of forfeit.
The entire roster will bat in each game. Players must participate defensively for at least 6 outs per game. Failure of a manager to adhere to this rule shall result in disciplinary action by the Executive Board.
If one or more players arrive after the game begins, they shall be placed at the end of the batting order.
The opposing team may, at their discretion, provide a player to take a defensive position so that all defensive positions are fielded. This player, if provided, should be the last batter put out in the previous inning;
Registered, eligible players from WSB may be used by a team who is not able to field nine (9) players for a game if permission is obtained from that players Team Manager;
Players brought in from other WSB teams will not be allowed to pitch.
All teams during scheduled league games will submit their starting line-ups and bat the entire roster without the use of the EH.
: A pitcher that throws more than 40 pitches in a game may not then play the catcher position in that game (Threshold Rule Applies). A player that plays the catcher position more than three innings in a game may not then pitch in that day. A player that plays catcher and then enters the game as pitcher, may not catch again in that game.
. If the Offensive team is tied or ahead of the Defensive team, the Offensive team may score only five runs per inning. After five runs, that half of the inning will be considered complete. If the Offensive team is behind, it may score until it goes ahead of the Defensive team by five runs. In the seventh (final) inning, there is no run limit. There is no run limit in the Post Season.
Start time of games shall be that of the published schedule. Failure to commence the game in a timely fashion shall have no effect on game time limitations.
No new inning shall be started after two (2) hours of the published start time for games played Monday through Thursday.
No new inning shall be started after two and one-half (2:30) hours of the published start time for games played on Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Metal cleats are allowed in the Bronco Divisions as provided under Rule 8.D of Official PONY Rules. Metal cleats are not allowed on the artificial turf fields or pitcher’s mounds.
In the event that a player or coach has been ejected from the game by a qualified umpire during league or tournament play, said participant will be disqualified from participating in the game in which they were ejected, plus one additional game.
Conduct of Play
No head-first sliding
. Players may dive head-first back to a base. Any player who slides head first will be called out.
"Slide or Avoid"
– base runners are required to slide or avoid fielders attempting to make a play on said base runners. Failure to slide or avoid: the base runner is out; if, in the umpire's judgment, the slide (or failure to) was done with malicious intent, the base runner shall be called out and ejected from the game immediately.
No more than three (3) coaches or managers may be on the field or in the dugout during the course of play. Any person actively on the field during the course of a game must be approved by the Board after having filed an On-Field Volunteer Application.
Congregation by coaches or managers outside the dugout (including down the left or right field lines) will be prohibited during the course of play.
Coaching players from areas outside of the dugout will be prohibited.
Pre-Season, Regular Season, Post Season
The Bronco Season can be broken down into three seasons
games mostly played in April. These games have no bearing on league standings and are meant for teams to hone their skills prior to the Regular Season.
consists of a ~10-15 game season played in mostly in May. The Bronco teams may be separated into divisions and all games will have bearing on the standings which will be used to seed teams in the Post Season Tournament.
There will be no ties in the Regular Season. Games called due to darkness or time limit will revert back to the inning in which there is a clear winner.
is the double elimination tournament which takes place after the Regular Season. Seedings will be determined by 1) Division Winner, 2) Overall Record, 3) Division Record, 4) Head to Head play, 5) Average Runs Allowed during the regular season
Mustang Player Pool
A player pool made up of Mustang players will be compiled by the Player Agents of the Mustang and Bronco divisions. The purpose of the pool is to temporarily supplement a Bronco team in need of players for any given game but will also serve to give skilled Mustang players experience at higher caliber baseball on a rotational basis.
To be eligible for the player pool, the Mustang Player must meet the following requirements:
Turn ten years old by August 31st of the current year
Or, be recommended to enter the pool by their Mustang coach
The Player Pool will be maintained by the Bronco Commissioner
In the event that a Bronco team cannot field a minimum roster (9-10 players), the Bronco coach can contact the Bronco player agent and request a player (or players if more than one is needed) from the player pool for the game which has a shortage of Bronco players.
The Bronco Commissioner will then contact the player at the top of the Player Pool to see if they are able to play for the Bronco team. Once a Mustang player plays in a Bronco game, they go to the bottom of the player pool.
Bronco teams must adhere to the minimum playing requirements with the Mustang player.
A Mustang player filling in cannot pitch in a Bronco game.
The Mustang player participating in a Bronco game will wear his/her full Mustang uniform unless a Bronco uniform is made available.
In the event of game conflict, the Mustang game shall take priority over the Bronco game.
All bats must have a USA Bat stamp.
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