MMSL Rules

Posted March 27, 2017


MMSL Rules

MMSL Rules
Most of you know the rules, but we need something documented for umpires and to make sure everyone is clear

General
- 9 inning games for regular season, 7 inning games in the tournament
- Mercy rule is 20 runs after 5, 12 after 7
- no metal cleats
- any baserunner who leads off the base before contact is made is an out (foul tips count as contact)
- 3rd strike foul is an out
- home plate is live, but ball must travel forward in front of board
- any baserunner who touches home plate is out 
- baserunners are committed to running home after they cross suicide line
- suicide line should be approx 1/3 up the baseline from homeplate towards 3rd base
- baserunners cannot be tagged between home plate and the suicide line. 
- teams will provide own game balls for the year (either 12 inch gold dots or gold dot classics)
- players must play 7 games to be eligble to play in the tournament
- foul tips that are caught by the catcher is an out
- Home team is responsible for reporting scores to Scott Thompson 
- for non weather related cancellations, teams should let their opponent know at least 5 hours before the game.
- no sliding at home 
- fielder gets the white bag, runner gets orange bag at first base

Umpires
- teams are responsble for their own umpires
- umpire rates are $40/ game for regular season and $35/ game for tournament
- umpires decisions are final. zero tolerance for abuse of umpires
- any player ejected from a game will be fined $50