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Charleston Baseball Association

THE GAME

  1. Home Team is listed 2nd on the Schedule and will occupy 1st base dugout. Official book is kept by the home team. Visiting team will provide a scoreboard keeper.
  2. Game time may be restricted for players with excessive absences or disciplinary problems. These situations should be kept to a minimum.
  3. The CBA will appoint a new manager in the event there is a resignation.
  4. NO TRADES, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A CONFLICT between coach and parent or coach and player. All exceptions must be approved by the Board.
  5. Games will be 6-innings with the following exceptions: 8-run rule is in effect after 5 innings if the visiting team is ahead or after 4.5 innings if the home team is ahead; 10-run rule is in effect after 4 innings if the visiting team is ahead or after 3.5 innings if the home team is ahead; 15-run rule is in effect after 3 innings if the visiting team is ahead or after 2.5 innings if the home team is ahead.
  6. Equipment rules will follow Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken rules
  7. Pitch count rules in effect.
  8. Balks will be called with one warning given. A called balk is a dead ball.
  9. Manager has the option of choosing assistants from parents of drafted players on his/her team or as approved by the Board. If a base coach is a minor, that base coach must wear a protective batting helmet.
  10. Slide rule in effect at home plate, if a play is being made. Umpire’s discretion.
  1. Offensive Interference is prohibited.  Offensive interference is any action by an offensive player that impedes or interferes with a defensive player making a play.  This does not require contact and can include verbal interference.
  1. Defensive Interference is prohibited. Defensive interference is any action by a defensive player without possession of the ball, and not fielding the ball, that impedes an advancing offensive player.
  2. No slashing rule. Players may not show a bunt and then pull the bat back and hit the ball. This is a safety rule. If a player slashes it will be an automatic out with no appeal.
  3. Major league games are limited to 1 hour and 45 minute time limit, if the home team is ahead and a new inning has not started. A new inning starts immediately after the 3rd out of the previous inning.

THE TEAM

  1. All players must bat at least once and play in the field at least one inning all six inning games. Players should receive as much playing time as possible.
    1. Free substitution is allowed in the field only. Extra hitter will be utilized in the batting order – Major will field 9 and bat a minimum of 10 if available; Managers are encouraged to bat their entire lineup. Late arriving players will be placed at the bottom of the batting order.
    2. Teams must have at least 6 players to begin a game. A 10 minute waiting period will be granted for players to arrive, otherwise a team not having the minimum number of players shall forfeit. Late arriving players will be placed at the bottom of the batting order.

UNIFORMS

  1. Tennis shoes and rubber-cleated shoes ONLY are allowed. No metal spikes, open toed, or street shoes.
  2. All teams must wear the same type of uniform shirts and baseball pants.

RAINOUTS & SUSPENDED GAMES

  1. The CBA will determine if a game is to be postponed. Managers and players should call the rainout hotline at 348-8555.
  1. Games interrupted by darkness, rain, or other conditions before completion are subject to the following rules for suspended games:
    1. If the game reaches the completion of 4 innings (or 3.5 innings when the home team is ahead), the game shall be considered a complete regulation game, so long as the game is not a tie.  If the visiting team is in the lead at the end of the last fully completed inning, that team is the winner.  If the home team is in the lead at the end of 3.5 innings, or the most recently completed inning, if more than 4 innings are complete, the home team is the winner.
  1. An incomplete suspended game should be completed at the earliest time available for both teams, and it shall continue from the point of suspension. Any players in the first game but unavailable for the rescheduled time are removed from the batting order without negative consequences.  Any players unavailable for the first game but available for the rescheduled time are placed at the end of the batting order without negative consequences.
  1. Portable mounds can be used to make both Morton Park and Baker Softball available for makeup games.

SPORTSMANSHIP

  1. Profanities by coaches, parents, or players will NOT be tolerated.
  1. 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)
  1. Players, coaches and fans are prohibited from verbally or physically interfering with play on the field. For example, players should not yell “I’ve got it” when a fielder is attempting to catch a ball. Fans should not yell “swing” at the batter.
  2. 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.

Remember: Let the kids enjoy the game. They are not in the professional leagues so everybody should behave accordingly.

Pitching Rules

Pitching Chart for Majors

DateDayTimeVisitorHomeField
4/29/2024Mon5:30 PMMA4 - Arby'sMA3 - 1st Neighbor BankTrojan Field
4/29/2024Mon7:30 PMMA1 - Hutti ChiropracticMA2 - R&W TruckingTrojan Field
5/1/2024Weds7:30 PMMA2 - R&W TruckingMA5 - Combs ChiropracticTrojan Field
5/2/2024Thurs5:30 PMMA5 - Combs ChiropracticMA4 - Arby'sTrojan Field
5/2/2024Thurs7:30 PMMA3 - 1st Neighbor BankMA1 - Hutti ChiropracticTrojan Field
5/6/2024Mon5:30 PMMA5 - Combs ChiropracticMA3 - 1st Neighbor BankPanther Field
5/6/2024Mon7:30 PMMA2 - R&W TruckingMA4 - Arby'sPanther Field
5/8/2024Weds5:30 PMMA4 - Arby'sMA1 - Hutti ChiropracticPanther Field
5/9/2024Thurs5:30 PMMA1 - Hutti ChiropracticMA5 - Combs ChiropracticPanther Field
5/9/2024Thurs7:30 PMMA3 - 1st Neighbor BankMA2 - R&W TruckingPanther Field
5/13/2024Mon5:30 PMMA1 - Hutti ChiropracticMA3 - 1st Neighbor BankTrojan Field
5/13/2024Mon7:30 PMMA5 - Combs ChiropracticMA2 - R&W TruckingTrojan Field
5/15/2024Weds5:30 PMMA3 - 1st Neighbor BankMA4 - Arby'sTrojan Field
5/16/2024Thurs5:30 PMMA4 - Arby'sMA5 - Combs ChiropracticTrojan Field
5/16/2024Thurs7:30 PMMA2 - R&W TruckingMA1 - Hutti ChiropracticTrojan Field
5/20/2024Mon5:30 PMMA4 - Arby'sMA2 - R&W TruckingPanther Field
5/20/2024Mon7:30 PMMA3 - 1st Neighbor BankMA5 - Combs ChiropracticPanther Field
5/22/2024Weds5:30 PMMA5 - Combs ChiropracticMA1 - Hutti ChiropracticPanther Field
5/23/2024Thurs5:30 PMMA2 - R&W TruckingMA3 - 1st Neighbor BankPanther Field
5/23/2024Thurs7:30 PMMA1 - Hutti ChiropracticMA4 - Arby'sPanther Field
5/28/2024Tues5:30 PMMA3 - 1st Neighbor BankMA1 - Hutti ChiropracticTrojan Field
5/28/2024Tues7:30 PMMA2 - R&W TruckingMA5 - Combs ChiropracticTrojan Field
5/29/2024Weds5:30 PMMA4 - Arby'sMA3 - 1st Neighbor BankTrojan Field
5/30/2024Thurs5:30 PMMA5 - Combs ChiropracticMA4 - Arby'sTrojan Field
5/30/2024Thurs7:30 PMMA1 - Hutti ChiropracticMA2 - R&W TruckingTrojan Field
6/3/2024Mon5:30 PMMA4 - Arby'sMA1 - Hutti ChiropracticPanther Field
6/3/2024Mon7:30 PMMA5 - Combs ChiropracticMA3 - 1st Neighbor BankPanther Field
6/5/2024Weds5:30 PMMA2 - R&W TruckingMA4 - Arby'sPanther Field
6/6/2024Thurs5:30 PMMA1 - Hutti ChiropracticMA5 - Combs ChiropracticPanther Field
6/6/2024Thurs7:30 PMMA3 - 1st Neighbor BankMA2 - R&W TruckingPanther Field
6/10/2024Mon5:30 PMMA1 - Hutti ChiropracticMA3 - 1st Neighbor BankTrojan Field
6/10/2024Mon7:30 PMMA4 - Arby'sMA5 - Combs ChiropracticTrojan Field
6/12/2024Weds5:30 PMMA2 - R&W TruckingMA1 - Hutti ChiropracticTrojan Field
6/13/2024Thurs5:30 PMMA5 - Combs ChiropracticMA2 - R&W TruckingTrojan Field
6/13/2024Thurs7:30 PMMA3 - 1st Neighbor BankMA4 - Arby'sTrojan Field
6/17/2024Mon5:30 PMMA4 - Arby'sMA2 - R&W TruckingPanther Field
6/17/2024Mon7:30 PMMA5 - Combs ChiropracticMA1 - Hutti ChiropracticPanther Field
6/19/2024Weds5:30 PMMA3 - 1st Neighbor BankMA5 - Combs ChiropracticPanther Field
6/20/2024Thurs5:30 PMMA2 - R&W TruckingMA3 - 1st Neighbor BankPanther Field
6/20/2024Thurs7:30 PMMA1 - Hutti ChiropracticMA4 - Arby'sPanther Field

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

2024 MA1 – Hutti Chiropractic

2024 MA2 – R&W Trucking

2024 MA3 – 1st Neighbor Bank

2024 MA4 – Arby’s

2024 MA5 – Combs Chiropractic

Standings for 2024 MAJOR as of 5/25/2024

Team Name Win Loss GB
MA1 – Hutti Chiropractic 6 0
MA4 – Arby’s 4 3 2.5
MA5 – Combs Chiropractic 4 4 3.0
MA3 – 1st Neighbor Bank 3 5 4.0
MA2 – R&W Trucking 1 6 5.5

Game Results for 2024 MAJOR as of 5/25/2024

(Winners in bold)

Date Visitor Home Winner Score
04/29/2024 MA1 – Hutti Chiropractic MA2 – R&W Trucking TBD TBD
05/01/2024 MA2 – R&W Trucking MA5 – Combs Chiropractic H 0 – 4
05/02/2024 MA5 – Combs Chiropractic MA4 – Arby’s H 0 – 8
05/02/2024 MA3 – 1st Neighbor Bank MA1 – Hutti Chiropractic H 3 – 4
05/06/2024 MA5 – Combs Chiropractic MA3 – 1st Neighbor Bank V 11 – 10
05/06/2024 MA2 – R&W Trucking MA4 – Arby’s H 5 – 12
05/08/2024 MA4 – Arby’s MA1 – Hutti Chiropractic TBD TBD
05/09/2024 MA1 – Hutti Chiropractic MA5 – Combs Chiropractic V 8 – 3
05/09/2024 MA3 – 1st Neighbor Bank MA2 – R&W Trucking V 12 – 4
05/13/2024 MA1 – Hutti Chiropractic MA3 – 1st Neighbor Bank V 9 – 2
05/13/2024 MA5 – Combs Chiropractic MA2 – R&W Trucking V 13 – 8
05/15/2024 MA3 – 1st Neighbor Bank MA4 – Arby’s V 17 – 12
05/15/2024 MA4 – Arby’s MA3 – 1st Neighbor Bank V 9 – 5
05/16/2024 MA4 – Arby’s MA5 – Combs Chiropractic H 1 – 4
05/16/2024 MA2 – R&W Trucking MA1 – Hutti Chiropractic H 0 – 10
05/20/2024 MA4 – Arby’s MA2 – R&W Trucking V 10 – 3
05/20/2024 MA3 – 1st Neighbor Bank MA5 – Combs Chiropractic V 10 – 9
05/22/2024 MA5 – Combs Chiropractic MA1 – Hutti Chiropractic H 4 – 8
05/23/2024 MA2 – R&W Trucking MA3 – 1st Neighbor Bank V 7 – 5
05/23/2024 MA1 – Hutti Chiropractic MA4 – Arby’s V 7 – 5

Major Picture Schedule

The photographer will schedule with each individual team.

MA1 - Hutti Chiropractic
Coach – Brian Deadmon
Aiden Anderson
Cody Montgomery
Cooper Barker
Declan Stumpf
Jackson Murphy
Jenson Nay
JJ Myerscough
Klayton Deadmon
Michael Strobel
Ollie White
Owen Pollard
Ryan Uphoff
MA2 - R&W Trucking
Coach – Brandon Wright
Alec Fuller
Bently Bynum
Blaine Wright
Charlie Cougill
Jesse Walters
Jett Miller
Kenneth Laingen
Logan Stolz
Payt Titus
Silas Carson
Tyler Shumaker
Waylon Clark
MA3 - 1st Neighbor Bank
Coach – Jordan Philpott
Caleb Hardy
Chase Philpott
Ethan Bloxom
Hayden Whipkey
Henry Grabiec
Jacob Brown
Kyden Hudson
Lucas Phillips
Maxwell More
Trenton Stefko
Tucker Pounds
MA4 - Arby's
Coach – KC Denson
Blaize Switzer
Braxton Denson
Dane Irons
Dre Moore
Jackson Hanger
Judson Morgan
Linkoln Starwalt
Lucas Hayes
Owen Conner
Ty Joiner
Zachary Yoder
MA5 - Combs Chiropractic
Coach – Brandon Combs
Brandtley Combs
Cade Pine
Harrison Hurt
James Gates
Lincoln Miller
Oliver Gonzalez Schiavone
Owen Combs
Takoda Long
Tanner Jackson
Tristian Jackson, Jr.
Zane White

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).

Contact Us

Charleston Parks & Rec. Online

Phone: (217) 345-6897

Rain Hotline: (217) 348-8555

Email: parksandrec@co.coles.il.us

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