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2019 JUNIOR LEAGUE CHANGES

Wooden Bats Only – bats will be provided

Games for players age 13-15 will be played on Lanman Field at the Seaton Complex

Middle School Distances: 54′ Pitching (no metal cleats allowed)  |  80′ bases  |  250′ fences

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Junior League Rules

THE GAME

  1. Game 1 starts promptly at 5:30PM. Game 2 starts promptly at 7:30PM (or 10-minutes after the completion of Game 1 if running late)
  2. Home team will be last on the schedule
  3. An official scorebook will be kept at all times by the Home team who will occupy the first base dugout (a team playing a DH will remain in their Game 1 dugout)
  4. A coach may restrict a player’s game time for repeated unexcused absences from games or practices, or, for more severe disciplinary cases. However, such restrictions must be reported to the Baseball Association prior to the start of the game. Please try to avoid this situation whenever possible.
  5. Players are not allowed to throw the bat at any time. After the first player on a team throws a bat, the player will be warned as will the coach and the bench. The second time any player on that team throws a bat, it will be an automatic out
  6. In the event of the manager’s resignation or termination at any time during the season, the board will appoint a new manager.
  7. NO TRADES: with the exception of conflict between coach and parent, or between coach and player. All moves must be approved by the board.
  8. Pitching distance Junior League: 54”; Bases: 80’ (middle school distances)
  9. A re-draft will occur each new season
  10. Games are 7 innings with the following exceptions: 8-run rule is in effect after 5 ½ innings with the home team ahead, or after 6 innings with the visitors ahead; 10-run rule is in effect after 4 ½ innings with the home team ahead, or after 5 innings with the visitors ahead; 12-run rule in effect after 3 ½ innings with the home team ahead, or after 4 innings with the visitors ahead
  11. A 1-hour 45-minute time limit will be in effect for all league games. No new inning shall begin AFTER the 1-hour 45-minute limit, but a new inning can begin at any point BEFORE the 1-hour 45-minute limit is reached. A new inning begins immediately, when the third out is made in the prior inning. For tied games after 7-innings or the 1-hour 45-minute time limit, the International Tiebreaker (ITB) will be utilized. At the start of each new inning a runner is placed on second base with the intent of accelerating opportunities to score and bringing the game to a speedier conclusion. The runner is the last batter to make an out in the previous inning.
  12. All players must bat and play the field at least 1 full inning in all 7-inning games
  13. Pitch Count Rules in effect
  14. Balks will be called with no warnings given.
  15. Free substitution will be allowed in the field only (Defensive)
  16. If an offensive player is injured, his substitute must come from the bench players who have not been in the batting order. If there are none available, then the opposing coach will select the substitute.
  17. No designated hitter allowed
  18. Extra Hitter (EH) WILL be utilized in the batting order, even if the other team does not have 10 players available. The rule is intended to get more players in the game.
  19. Manager has the option of choosing assistant coaches and scorekeeper.
  20. There is NO required slide rule. The appropriate rule in effect is the CONTACT RULE: If a runner attempting to reach any base (including home plate) intentionally and maliciously runs into a defensive player in the area of that base, he will be called out on the play and ejected from the game. The objective of this is to penalize the offensive team for deliberate, unwarranted, unsportsmanlike action by the runner for the obvious purpose of crashing the defensive player, rather than trying to reach a base. Obviously, this is an umpire’s judgment call.
  21. If a player, parent, or coach is ejected from a game they must sit out the next contest played in accordance with IHSA regulations as adopted by the CBA. Ejected players are allowed to sit on the bench. Ejected coaches or parents must leave the premises until the game is over.
  22. Courtesy runner may be used for the catcher only. He must come from the bench; he cannot be in the batting order. Thus, the EH cannot also be the courtesy runner. This means that you must have 11 available players to utilize a courtesy runner for the catcher.
  23. Only 1 manager and 2 assistant coaches and 1 scorekeeper will be allowed in the dugout.
  24. Game 1 teams must be warmed up and have infield practice taken by 5:25 PM. Each team will be given 10 minutes for infield practice; home team has the field first and must be completed by 5:15 PM. Game 2 teams must warm up in the area outside of the diamond and be ready to start play 10 minutes after the first game ends. Game 2 teams will only be allowed infield practice if time permits.
  25. No games will start when a team has less than 6 players; a 10-minute waiting period will be granted for players to arrive. Any team not having the minimum 6 players shall forfeit. If both coaches are in agreement, a practice game may proceed with one team having less than 6 players
  26. If a team starts play with only 6 to 8 players and other players show up late, they may enter the game after notifying the umpire and the scorekeeper. They will be placed at the bottom of the batting order.

TEAM PLAYER STATUS

  1. 12-year old “swing-option players” are eligible to play in both Major League and Junior League, simultaneously.
  2. Players will be assigned to teams in a manner approved by the board

UNIFORMS

  1. Basketball shoes, tennis shoes, and rubber cleated shoes are allowed. Metal cleats are permitted, but not by pitchers using the portable mound. A person may not play without shoes, in open-toed shoes, or in street clothes.
  2. All teams MUST wear the sponsor provided uniform shirt and hat. Players should wear baseball pants.

EQUIPMENT

  1. WOODEN BATS ONLY. Bats and balls shall be supplied by the Rec Department, also chest protectors, masks, and shin guards, throat protectors, helmets, and equipment. Players may provide their own equipment.
  2. All catchers must wear shin guards, chest protector, and mask with throat protector, protective cup, and helmet. Any player warming up a pitcher between innings must wear a mask with throat protector, and helmet.
  3. If there is an outfield fence, any ball hit over the fence in fair territory will be considered a home run
  4. A ball hit through or under, or that bounces over the fence will be considered a double
  5. If there is not a fence, ground rules will be discussed prior to the start of the game and will not be questioned after the game starts
  6. The Rec Department will determine if the game is to be postponed. Managers and players should call the rainout hotline (348-8555)
  7. Games interrupted by darkness, rain or suspension before becoming official games, shall follow official baseball rules

PROTESTS

  1. Protests must follow official procedure as prescribed in the president’s handbook. All coaches received a copy of the rules. Remember… protest on interpretation of rules only. NO PROTEST on umpire judgment calls. All protests must be filed with the umpire at the time of the occurrence and before another pitch is made. All protests must also be filed in writing to the Rec Department office by 5:00pm, the next business day. Protests will then be decided by the Board.
  2. Protests on player eligibility must be brought to the attention of the Rec Department in writing by 5:00pm, the next business day. Protests will then be decided by the Board.
  3. Only the managers will discuss the protest with the umpires and any available board members. Anyone else may be ejected for interference. This includes fans.

SPORTSMANSHIP

  1. There will be no use of profane language
  2. There will be no behavior which threatens any player, coach, or umpire by unsportsmanlike conduct. (for example: intentionally trying to strike an individual, throwing a bat or helmet, or verbally threatening another player, coach, or umpire)
  3. Any of these actions may result in ejection and/or expulsion from league play
  4. In flagrant cases of unsportsmanlike conduct, an entire team can be held responsible for the actions and conduct of each individual on the team.
  5. The manager is responsible for the conduct of his entire team, including players, coaches, scorekeepers, AND FANS
  6. If the umpire thinks any case is serious enough, he or she will file a written report with the Rec Department, who will then take further action
  7. Any situation that arises not covered by these rules will be decided by the Director of Recreation and the Board

MANAGER’S DUTIES

  1. Make sure all dugouts are clean and trash picked up after your game
  2. Help umpires cover the mound and home plate if they request assistance
  3. Home team provides official scorekeeper; visiting team provides scoreboard operator. Return scoreboard controller to homeplate umpire before leaving the field.
  4. Managers need to try to make up rainouts; contact the Rec Department for available dates; contact umpire supervisor Austen Pankey to schedule umpires.

Pitching Rules

Pitching Chart for Juniors

DateDayTimeVisitorHomeField
May 13, 2019Monday5:30
PM
JR4 – VFW Post 1592JR3 – Morton BuildingsLanman Field
May 14, 2019Tuesday5:30
PM
JR2 – Brickhouse GrillSH6 – Shelbyville Jr LegionLanman Field
May 14, 2019Tuesday7:30
PM
JR1 – Smile Doctor BracesSH6 – Shelbyville Jr LegionLanman Field
May 16, 2019Thursday5:30
PM
JR3 – Morton BuildingsJR1 – Smile Doctor BracesLanman Field
May 16, 2019Thursday7:30
PM
JR4 – VFW Post 1592JR2 – Brickhouse GrillLanman Field
May 20, 2019Monday5:30
PM
KA5 – Olmsted Bros.JR4 – VFW Post 1592Lanman Field
May 20, 2019Monday7:30
PM
KA5 – Olmsted Bros.JR2 – Brickhouse GrillLanman Field
May 21, 2019Tuesday5:30
PM
SH6 – Shelbyville Jr LegionJR4 – VFW Post 1592Lanman Field
May 21, 2019Tuesday7:30
PM
SH6 – Shelbyville Jr LegionJR3 – Morton BuildingsLanman Field
May 22, 2019Wednesday5:30
PM
JR2 – Brickhouse GrillJR1 – Smile Doctor BracesLanman Field
May 23, 2019Thursday5:30
PM
KA5 – Olmsted Bros.JR1 – Smile Doctor BracesLanman Field
May 23, 2019Thursday7:30
PM
KA5 – Olmsted Bros.JR3 – Morton BuildingsLanman Field
May 28, 2019Tuesday5:30
PM
SH6 – Shelbyville Jr LegionJR1 – Smile Doctor BracesLanman Field
May 28, 2019Tuesday7:30
PM
SH6 – Shelbyville Jr LegionKA5 – Olmsted Bros.Lanman Field
May 29, 2019Wednesday5:30
PM
JR2 – Brickhouse GrillKA5 – Olmsted Bros.Kansas
May 29, 2019Wednesday5:30
PM
JR3 – Morton BuildingsJR4 – VFW Post 1592Lanman Field
May 30, 2019Thursday5:30
PM
JR1 – Smile Doctor BracesJR4 – VFW Post 1592Lanman Field
May 30, 2019Thursday7:30
PM
JR3 – Morton BuildingsJR2 – Brickhouse GrillLanman Field
June 3, 2019Monday5:30
PM
JR4 – VFW Post 1592KA5 – Olmsted Bros.Kansas
June 3, 2019Monday5:30
PM
JR1 – Smile Doctor BracesJR3 – Morton BuildingsLanman Field
June 4, 2019Tuesday5:30
PM
SH6 – Shelbyville Jr LegionJR2 – Brickhouse GrillLanman Field
June 4, 2019Tuesday7:30
PM
JR3 – Morton BuildingsSH6 – Shelbyville Jr LegionLanman Field
June 5, 2019Wednesday5:30
PM
JR1 – Smile Doctor BracesKA5 – Olmsted Bros.Kansas
June 5, 2019Wednesday5:30
PM
JR2 – Brickhouse GrillJR4 – VFW Post 1592Lanman Field
June 10, 2019Monday5:30
PM
JR2 – Brickhouse GrillJR3 – Morton BuildingsLanman Field
June 10, 2019Monday7:30
PM
JR4 – VFW Post 1592JR1 – Smile Doctor BracesLanman Field
June 11, 2019Tuesday5:30
PM
JR3 – Morton BuildingsKA5 – Olmsted Bros.Kansas
June 11, 2019Tuesday5:30
PM
JR1 – Smile Doctor BracesJR2 – Brickhouse GrillLanman Field
June 12, 2019Wednesday5:30
PM
JR4 – VFW Post 1592SH6 – Shelbyville Jr LegionLanman Field
June 12, 2019Wednesday7:30
PM
KA5 – Olmsted Bros.SH6 – Shelbyville Jr LegionLanman Field
June 17, 2019Monday5:30
PM
SH6 – Shelbyville Jr LegionJR2 – Brickhouse GrillLanman Field
June 17, 2019Monday7:30
PM
JR1 – Smile Doctor BracesSH6 – Shelbyville Jr LegionLanman Field
June 18, 2019Tuesday5:30
PM
JR3 – Morton BuildingsJR1 – Smile Doctor BracesLanman Field
June 18, 2019Tuesday7:30
PM
KA5 – Olmsted Bros.JR4 – VFW Post 1592Lanman Field
June 20, 2019Thursday5:30
PM
JR2 – Brickhouse GrillKA5 – Olmsted Bros.Kansas
June 20, 2019Thursday5:30
PM
JR4 – VFW Post 1592JR3 – Morton BuildingsLanman Field
June 24, 2019Monday5:30
PM
JR Tournament Game 1Lanman Field
June 24, 2019Monday7:30
PM
JR Tournament Game 2Lanman Field
June 25, 2019Tuesday5:30
PM
JR Tournament Game 3Lanman Field
June 25, 2019Tuesday7:30
PM
JR Tournament Game 4Lanman Field
June 26, 2019Wednesday5:30
PM
JR Tournament Game 5Lanman Field

*Below you will find individual team schedules in PDF form that can be downloaded and/or printed:

JR1 – Smile Doctor Braces

JR2 – Brickhouse Grill

JR3 – Morton Buildings

JR4 – VFW Post 1592

KA5 – Olmsted Bros.

SH6 – Shelbyville Jr Legion

Standings for 2019 JUNIOR as of 6/20/2019

Team Name Win Loss GB
JR3 – Morton Buildings 12 0
SH6 – Shelbyville Jr Legion 7 3 4.0
JR1 – Smile Doctor Braces 5 6 6.5
JR2 – Brickhouse Grill 3 6 7.5
KA5 – Olmsted Bros. 2 7 8.5
JR4 – VFW Post 1592 2 9 9.5

Game Results for 2019 JUNIOR as of 6/20/2019

(Winners in bold)

Date Visitor Home Winner Score
05/13/2019 JR4 – VFW Post 1592 JR3 – Morton Buildings H 1 – 2
05/14/2019 JR2 – Brickhouse Grill SH6 – Shelbyville Jr Legion H 2 – 7
05/14/2019 JR1 – Smile Doctor Braces SH6 – Shelbyville Jr Legion V 9 – 5
05/16/2019 JR3 – Morton Buildings JR1 – Smile Doctor Braces V 9 – 7
05/16/2019 JR4 – VFW Post 1592 JR2 – Brickhouse Grill H 9 – 10
05/20/2019 KA5 – Olmsted Bros. JR4 – VFW Post 1592 H 2 – 3
05/20/2019 KA5 – Olmsted Bros. JR2 – Brickhouse Grill H 2 – 10
05/21/2019 SH6 – Shelbyville Jr Legion JR4 – VFW Post 1592 V 8 – 1
05/21/2019 SH6 – Shelbyville Jr Legion JR3 – Morton Buildings H 5 – 6
05/22/2019 JR2 – Brickhouse Grill JR1 – Smile Doctor Braces V 11 – 9
05/23/2019 KA5 – Olmsted Bros. JR1 – Smile Doctor Braces V 8 – 7
05/23/2019 KA5 – Olmsted Bros. JR3 – Morton Buildings H 1 – 8
05/28/2019 SH6 – Shelbyville Jr Legion JR1 – Smile Doctor Braces V 13 – 3
05/28/2019 SH6 – Shelbyville Jr Legion KA5 – Olmsted Bros. V 11 – 2
05/29/2019 JR2 – Brickhouse Grill KA5 – Olmsted Bros. RAINOUT
05/29/2019 JR3 – Morton Buildings JR4 – VFW Post 1592 V 14 – 0
05/30/2019 JR1 – Smile Doctor Braces JR4 – VFW Post 1592 V 8 – 4
05/30/2019 JR3 – Morton Buildings JR2 – Brickhouse Grill V 11 – 2
06/03/2019 JR4 – VFW Post 1592 KA5 – Olmsted Bros. TBD
06/03/2019 JR1 – Smile Doctor Braces JR3 – Morton Buildings H 14 – 15
06/04/2019 SH6 – Shelbyville Jr Legion JR2 – Brickhouse Grill V 10 – 7
06/04/2019 JR3 – Morton Buildings SH6 – Shelbyville Jr Legion V 13 – 0
06/05/2019 JR2 – Brickhouse Grill JR4 – VFW Post 1592 H 6 – 10
06/10/2019 JR2 – Brickhouse Grill JR3 – Morton Buildings H 3 – 11
06/10/2019 JR4 – VFW Post 1592 JR1 – Smile Doctor Braces H 6 – 8
06/11/2019 JR3 – Morton Buildings KA5 – Olmsted Bros. V 12 – 6
06/11/2019 JR1 – Smile Doctor Braces JR2 – Brickhouse Grill V 13 – 0
06/12/2019 JR4 – VFW Post 1592 SH6 – Shelbyville Jr Legion H 3 – 18
06/12/2019 KA5 – Olmsted Bros. SH6 – Shelbyville Jr Legion H 1 – 11
06/13/2019 JR1 – Smile Doctor Braces KA5 – Olmsted Bros. V 10 – 0
06/17/2019 SH6 – Shelbyville Jr Legion JR2 – Brickhouse Grill RAINOUT
06/17/2019 JR1 – Smile Doctor Braces SH6 – Shelbyville Jr Legion RAINOUT
06/18/2019 JR3 – Morton Buildings JR1 – Smile Doctor Braces V 7 – 4
06/18/2019 KA5 – Olmsted Bros. JR4 – VFW Post 1592 V 5 – 1
06/20/2019 JR2 – Brickhouse Grill KA5 – Olmsted Bros. RAINOUT
06/20/2019 JR4 – VFW Post 1592 JR3 – Morton Buildings H 3 – 5
JR1 – Smile Doctors Braces
1 Applegate, William
2 Bell, Cody
3 Byrum, Joseph
4 Dahlke, Eoin
5 Drake, Gavin R
6 Fritz, Kolton
7 Horn, Eathin
8 King, Scott
9 Landrus, Luke
10 Lynn, Joshua
11 Spoonhour, Charlie
JR2 – Brickhouse Grill
1 Beals, Logan
2 Brady, Rhyland
3 Comstock, Colton
4 Czak, Carson
5 David, Nathaniel
6 Hawk, Dylan
7 Pearcy III, Jack
8 Phillips, Preston
9 Sipes, Josh
10 Stout, Alexander
11 Walsh, Jack
JR3 – Morton Buildings
1 Collins, Aiden
2 Craig, Zachary
3 Drake, Jacob
4 Fritts, Jesse
5 King, Langdon
6 Morrisey, Jacob
7 Pruett, Caiden
8 Reed, Logan
9 Roe, Jacob
10 Ross, Kyle
11 Bonnstetter, Luke
JR4 – VFW Post 1592
1 Foerster, Ethan
2 Goben, Eli
3 Goddard, Lauson
4 Hays, Jayden
5 Jackson, Bennie
6 Johnson, Clay
7 McCullough, Connor
8 Patton, Kade
9 Spencer, Noah
10 Spour, Brett
11 Anderson, Burk
12 Gerdes, Owen
KA5 – Olmstead Bros.
1 Carter Phillips
2 Aydonne Sutton
3 Elijah Kubicek
4 Samson Kubicek
5 Matthew Labaume
6 Mason Weller
7 Michael Garrard
8 Justin Robertson
9 Jackson Ehlers
10 Jakob Jones
11 Damon Cline
12 Dalton Ludington
13 Greg Reese
14 Jacob Bennett
15 Scott Gavin
16 Wyatt Gilbert
17 Wyatt Knoll
SH6 – Shelbyville Junior Legion
1 Arthur, Jack
2 Beals, Jude
3 Boehm, Brady
4 Boehm, Brody
5 Chaney, Carter
6 Forlines, Ryan
7 Karbach, Ryan
8 Lockart, Jackson
9 Miller, Calvin
10 Phelps, Zed
11 Ryherd, Blayne
12 Wetherell, Tyler

Juniors Photo Schedule 2019

Team Photos are not taken at the Junior League level.

RAIN HOTLINE

Is it raining out? Will your team still have a game today?

Call the Rain Hotline at (217) 348-8555

Listen to the voicemail for up-to-date rain delays and cancellations (*not for legion games).

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Phone: (217) 345-6897

Rain Hotline: (217) 348-8555

Email: parksandrec@co.coles.il.us

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