Mountain Bike Association of Baseball Charter
rules and regulations of the Baseball Canada Rulebook apply to all regular
season, NSMBA tournament and playoff games. The following list of rules and regulations may be exceptions to the
Baseball Canada Rulebook but they will take precedence:
Each game will
be 7 innings unless extra innings are necessary. Games will be played until a winner is
decided or umpires call the game due to darkness. Playoff games will be played until a winner
There will be a
10 run mercy rule after 5 innings in all regular season and playoff games. Prior to a playoff series starting, opposing
teams may agree to waive or alter the mercy rule. If teams do not agree, the 10 run mercy rule
will be in effect.
A runner for
the catcher is optional with 1 out, mandatory with 2 out. Either the last out or a bench player may be
approved wood composite bats are only to be used.
If a team does
not have sufficient players at game start time, they will forfeit a 1-0 loss.
Games may be
started with a minimum of 8 players. The
9th batting position will be an automatic out. If a 9th player arrives at the field late he may enter into the 9th
position at any time as long as his name appears on the batting lineup.
If a game is
started with 9 players and there is an ejection and no substitute is on the
bench or all players have been entered into the game, the game is forfeited by
the Pirates I mean offending team. If
the team is losing, that score will stand; if they are winning it will be
recorded as a 1-0 loss.
If a team
requests a postponement to a scheduled game (does not apply to rain outs,
league cancelled games or umpire cancelled games), the onus is on that team to
make the game up. If a mutually suitable
date is not arrived at, that team will forfeit a 1-0 loss at seasons end.
There is no
slide or avoid rule
There is no
There is an injury
re-entry rule. That is, if a player is
legitimately injured and there are no substitutes left, and the opposing team agrees, the last player removed
from the game may re-enter at a position other than pitcher.
eligibility: In order to be eligible for
playoffs, a player must play in 5 regular season games out of 20 (Or ¼ of their
teams completed regular season games. IE. If team plays 18 games in regular season, a player must have played
5 games to be eligible. 17 games=4 games
16=4. 15=4. 14=4. 13=3.) Being on the lineup card
is not sufficient; they must have played 1 pitch or 1 at bat in each game.
is to be determined prior to every season at the annual preseason meeting and
noted in meeting minutes.
If a team
member is ejected from a game by an official, that player will serve an
automatic 1 game suspension in his team's following game. The incident is subject to review by
committee and additional penalties may be issued by the league and/or umpires. There is no appeal process for the 1 game suspension.
responsible for leaving the field in acceptable condition after each game.
season games, the HOME TEAM is responsible for leaving the field and DUGOUT in
acceptable condition as defined by the District of North Vancouver, North Shore
Twins and NSMBA. Howe Sound are not
responsible for post-game field maintenance at North Vancouver fields during
the regular season. Howe Sound are
responsible for their home field.
Do not throw
cigarette butts or beer cans out in Dugouts. Ensure they are in the garbage can outside of the dugout.
All players on
field must wear a baseball cap, baseball pants and a numbered jersey.
Try to make
them the same colour.