General Rules

  • Spring - Players must wear matching jerseys with number.  Fall leaguedoes not require matching jerseys.
  • Mercy rules - 15 runs after 3 innings, 10 runs after 5 innings, 20 runs at any point in the game
  • Catcher - courtesy run for the current catcher at any time
  • There is no collision or slide rule - malicious intent will result in player ejection
  • Teams must have eight on the field at the start of the game and end of the game. There is a 15 minute grace period (part of the total game time).
  • Game time is 1:45. The game clock starts at the conclusion of ground rules or National Anthem at FAAA. No new inning can start after 1:45.
  • Ending the Game: All games consist of 7 innings and have a 1 hour 45 minute time limit (except Instructional divisions). Any game ending after 4 innings (3 ½ if the home team is ahead) or as a result of the time limit is a complete game. A game is also complete if it is called on account of weather or other reasons and 1 hour 15 minutes of play has been completed, regardless of the inning. If a game ends in the middle of an inning due to weather, time limit, etc., the final score reverts to the last completed inning. Exception: if the home team is at bat, is ahead or tied, and any lead they may have had did not decrease during the inning, the ending score is used. Also if the losing team is down more runs than allowed per inning the game will be call when the time limit expires.
  • Injured players that leave the game are not recorded as outs when their turn to bat arrives. Ejected players are recorded outs when their turn to bat arrives the first time only.
  • Teams bat their roster. Players arriving after the start of the game are placed at the bottom of the lineup.
  • Pitching - there are no Pitching rules/limitation regarding innings pitched. It is up to the manager/parents of the player to protect players arms.
  • Bats - All bats must be approved for little league play and in good condition, wood bats are ok, metal bats must have tape on the handle. If a bat is dinged dented or cracked in can not be used in the Missouri River Baseball League. 14U nothing below a (-5) and High School division nothing below (-3).
  • Manager or coach ejected from the game receives an automatic1 game suspension. The manager/coach must serve the suspension as a spectator. There could be additional suspended games based on the severity of the incident.

Rules of Sportsmanship

  • No taunting allowed
  • No disrespectful, foul or obscene language towards the opposing team or their fans
  • No arguing with umpires at any time
  • Congratulations or Good Game at the end of the game Only (Only positives comments will be allowedNO negatives comments...)
  • Any acts of unsportsmanlike conduct at the end of the game celebration and/or while exiting the field will NOT be tolerated and may result in a coach or player ejection from the game( You can still be ejected at the end of the game)...
  • Any ejections from a game is a minimum of 1 game suspension depending on the severity more disciplinaryaction may follow
  • Both coachesMUST sign the game cardat the end of the game regardless of the outcome

The Webster's definition is as follow:

Sportsmanship is an aspiration or ethos that a sport or activity will be enjoyed for its own sake, with proper consideration for fairness, ethics, respect, and a sense of fellowship with ones competitors.

Atom General Rules

  • Five run limit per half inning
  • No lead-offs or stealing
  • No dropped third-strike out
  • No balks
  • No infield fly rule

Atom 1 (8u)

  • Age:8 year olds who will not turn 9 before May 1st.
  • 60 ft bases / 36 ft pitch

Atom 2 (9u)

  • Age: 9 year olds who will not turn 10 before May 1st
  • 60 ft bases / 42 ft pitch

2017 Atom

  • 60 ft bases /39 ft pitching mound

Bantam 1 (10u)

  • Age: 10 year olds who will not turn 11 before May 1st.
  • 70 ft bases / 45 ft pitch
  • Seven run limit per half inning
  • Balks - One warning per pitcher per game
  • No straight steal of home (any attempt to straight steal the runner is called out).
  • No suicide squeeze bunt (attempted suicide squeeze results in runner being called out and the batter has a strike called.)

Bantam 2 (11u)

  • Age: 11 year olds who will not turn 12 before May 1st.
  • 70 ft bases / 48 ft pitch
  • Seven run limit per half inning

2017 Bantam

  • 70 ft bases / 46 ft pitching mound

Midget 1 (12u)

  • Age: 12 year olds who will not turn 13 before May 1st.
  • 80 ft bases / 51 ft pitch
  • Seven run limit per half inning

Midget 2 (13u)

  • Age: 13 year olds who will not turn 14 before May 1st.
  • 80 ft bases / 54 ft pitch

 2017 M2-J1

  • 80 ft bases / M2 will pitch 54 ft mound and J1 will pitch 60.6 ft mound

Juvenile (14u)

  • Age: 14 year olds who will not turn 15 before May 1st
  • 90 ft bases / 60.5 ft pitch