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Minor League

Charleston Baseball Association


  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.
    1. Minor League only – a half inning ends with 3 outs or 6 runs
  6. Equipment rules will follow Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken rules
  7. Pitch count rules in effect.
  8. 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.
  9. Slide rule in effect at home plate, if a play is being made. Umpire’s discretion.
  11. When a pitcher is in contact with the pitcher’s plate and in possession of the ball and the catcher is in the catcher’s box ready to receive delivery of the ball, baserunners shall not leave their bases until the ball has been delivered and has reached home plate. Once the catcher has secured the ball and the runner has stopped his forward progress, the runner must immediately return to the base.
  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. Minor league games are limited to 1 hour and 30 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.


  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; Minor will field 10 with a 4th outfielder (NO short fielder – must play 4 across), and bat a minimum of 11, if available, except that 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.


  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.


  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.


  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 Minors

4/24/2023Mon5:30 PMMN3 - Johnson AutomotiveMN2 - Adams MemorialsTrojan Field
4/24/2023Mon7:30 PMMN1 - McHugh'sMN4 - Diepholz AutoTrojan Field
4/25/2023Tues5:30 PMMN6 - J.J. CollinsMN5 - 1st Federal InsuranceTrojan Field
4/26/2023Weds5:30 PMMN3 - Johnson AutomotiveMN4 - Diepholz AutoTrojan Field
4/27/2023Thurs5:30 PMMN6 - J.J. CollinsMN1 - McHugh'sTrojan Field
4/27/2023Thurs7:30 PMMN5 - 1st Federal InsuranceMN2 - Adams MemorialsTrojan Field
5/1/2023Mon5:30 PMMN6 - J.J. CollinsMN3 - Johnson AutomotivePanther Field
5/1/2023Mon7:30 PMMN5 - 1st Federal InsuranceMN1 - McHugh'sPanther Field
5/2/2023Tues5:30 PMMN2 - Adams MemorialsMN4 - Diepholz AutoPanther Field
5/3/2023Weds5:30 PMMN1 - McHugh'sMN3 - Johnson AutomotivePanther Field
5/4/2023Thurs5:30 PMMN4 - Diepholz AutoMN5 - 1st Federal InsurancePanther Field
5/4/2023Thurs7:30 PMMN2 - Adams MemorialsMN6 - J.J. CollinsPanther Field
5/8/2023Mon5:30 PMMN3 - Johnson AutomotiveMN5 - 1st Federal InsuranceTrojan Field
5/8/2023Mon7:30 PMMN4 - Diepholz AutoMN6 - J.J. CollinsTrojan Field
5/9/2023Tues5:30 PMMN1 - McHugh'sMN2 - Adams MemorialsTrojan Field
5/10/2023Weds5:30 PMMN5 - 1st Federal InsuranceMN6 - J.J. CollinsTrojan Field
5/11/2023Thurs5:30 PMMN2 - Adams MemorialsMN3 - Johnson AutomotiveTrojan Field
5/11/2023Thurs7:30 PMMN4 - Diepholz AutoMN1 - McHugh'sTrojan Field
5/15/2023Mon5:30 PMMN2 - Adams MemorialsMN5 - 1st Federal InsurancePanther Field
5/15/2023Mon7:30 PMMN1 - McHugh'sMN6 - J.J. CollinsPanther Field
5/16/2023Tues5:30 PMMN4 - Diepholz AutoMN3 - Johnson AutomotivePanther Field
5/17/2023Weds5:30 PMMN1 - McHugh'sMN5 - 1st Federal InsurancePanther Field
5/18/2023Thurs5:30 PMMN4 - Diepholz AutoMN2 - Adams MemorialsPanther Field
5/18/2023Thurs7:30 PMMN3 - Johnson AutomotiveMN6 - J.J. CollinsPanther Field
5/22/2023Mon5:30 PMMN5 - 1st Federal InsuranceMN4 - Diepholz AutoTrojan Field
5/22/2023Mon7:30 PMMN3 - Johnson AutomotiveMN1 - McHugh'sTrojan Field
5/23/2023Tues5:30 PMMN6 - J.J. CollinsMN2 - Adams MemorialsTrojan Field
5/24/2023Weds7:30 PMMN5 - 1st Federal InsuranceMN3 - Johnson AutomotiveTrojan Field
5/25/2023Thurs5:30 PMMN2 - Adams MemorialsMN1 - McHugh'sTrojan Field
5/25/2023Thurs7:30 PMMN6 - J.J. CollinsMN4 - Diepholz AutoTrojan Field
5/30/2023Tues5:30 PMMN3 - Johnson AutomotiveMN2 - Adams MemorialsPanther Field
5/30/2023Tues7:30 PMMN1 - McHugh'sMN4 - Diepholz AutoPanther Field
5/31/2023Weds5:30 PMMN6 - J.J. CollinsMN5 - 1st Federal InsurancePanther Field
6/5/2023Mon5:30 PMMN4 - Diepholz AutoMN3 - Johnson AutomotiveTrojan Field
6/5/2023Mon7:30 PMMN2 - Adams MemorialsMN5 - 1st Federal InsuranceTrojan Field
6/6/2023Tues5:30 PMMN1 - McHugh'sMN6 - J.J. CollinsTrojan Field
6/7/2023Weds5:30 PMMN2 - Adams MemorialsMN4 - Diepholz AutoTrojan Field
6/8/2023Thurs5:30 PMMN1 - McHugh'sMN5 - 1st Federal InsuranceTrojan Field
6/8/2023Thurs7:30 PMMN3 - Johnson AutomotiveMN6 - J.J. CollinsTrojan Field
6/12/2023Mon5:30 PMMN5 - 1st Federal InsuranceMN4 - Diepholz AutoPanther Field
6/12/2023Mon7:30 PMMN6 - J.J. CollinsMN2 - Adams MemorialsPanther Field
6/13/2023Tues5:30 PMMN3 - Johnson AutomotiveMN1 - McHugh'sPanther Field
6/14/2023Weds5:30 PMMN4 - Diepholz AutoMN6 - J.J. CollinsPanther Field
6/15/2023Thurs5:30 PMMN2 - Adams MemorialsMN1 - McHugh'sPanther Field
6/15/2023Thurs7:30 PMMN5 - 1st Federal InsuranceMN3 - Johnson AutomotivePanther Field

Standings for 2023 MINOR as of 5/27/2023

Team Name Win Loss GB
MN4 – Diepholz Auto 9 1
MN1 – McHugh’s 8 2 1.0
MN2 – Adams Memorials 5 5 4.0
MN3 – Johnson Automotive 4 6 5.0
MN5 – 1st Federal Insurance 3 7 6.0
MN6 – J.J. Collins 1 9 8.0

Game Results for 2023 MINOR as of 5/27/2023

(Winners in bold)

Date Visitor Home Winner Score
04/24/2023 MN3 – Johnson Automotive MN2 – Adams Memorials H 7 – 9
04/24/2023 MN1 – McHugh’s MN4 – Diepholz Auto V 13 – 4
04/25/2023 MN6 – J.J. Collins MN5 – 1st Federal Insurance H 6 – 9
04/26/2023 MN3 – Johnson Automotive MN4 – Diepholz Auto H 0 – 2
04/27/2023 MN6 – J.J. Collins MN1 – McHugh’s H 2 – 14
04/27/2023 MN5 – 1st Federal Insurance MN2 – Adams Memorials V 7 – 3
05/01/2023 MN6 – J.J. Collins MN3 – Johnson Automotive H 13 – 14
05/01/2023 MN5 – 1st Federal Insurance MN1 – McHugh’s H 0 – 15
05/02/2023 MN2 – Adams Memorials MN4 – Diepholz Auto H 3 – 6
05/03/2023 MN1 – McHugh’s MN3 – Johnson Automotive H 0 – 5
05/04/2023 MN4 – Diepholz Auto MN5 – 1st Federal Insurance V 15 – 3
05/04/2023 MN2 – Adams Memorials MN6 – J.J. Collins V 17 – 4
05/08/2023 MN3 – Johnson Automotive MN5 – 1st Federal Insurance V 12 – 8
05/08/2023 MN4 – Diepholz Auto MN6 – J.J. Collins V 8 – 7
05/09/2023 MN1 – McHugh’s MN2 – Adams Memorials V 6 – 1
05/10/2023 MN5 – 1st Federal Insurance MN6 – J.J. Collins H 2 – 5
05/11/2023 MN2 – Adams Memorials MN3 – Johnson Automotive V 12 – 1
05/11/2023 MN4 – Diepholz Auto MN1 – McHugh’s V 17 – 2
05/15/2023 MN2 – Adams Memorials MN5 – 1st Federal Insurance V 13 – 5
05/15/2023 MN1 – McHugh’s MN6 – J.J. Collins V 16 – 0
05/16/2023 MN4 – Diepholz Auto MN3 – Johnson Automotive V 8 – 5
05/17/2023 MN1 – McHugh’s MN5 – 1st Federal Insurance V 7 – 0
05/18/2023 MN4 – Diepholz Auto MN2 – Adams Memorials V 11 – 7
05/18/2023 MN3 – Johnson Automotive MN6 – J.J. Collins V 11 – 3
05/22/2023 MN5 – 1st Federal Insurance MN4 – Diepholz Auto H 0 – 6
05/22/2023 MN3 – Johnson Automotive MN1 – McHugh’s H 8 – 12
05/23/2023 MN6 – J.J. Collins MN2 – Adams Memorials H 4 – 11
05/24/2023 MN5 – 1st Federal Insurance MN3 – Johnson Automotive V 7 – 6
05/25/2023 MN2 – Adams Memorials MN1 – McHugh’s H 3 – 10
05/25/2023 MN6 – J.J. Collins MN4 – Diepholz Auto H 7 – 12

Minor Photos

The photographer will schedule with each individual team.

MN1 - McHugh's
Coach – Jeff Stumpf
Alva, Oscar
Combs, Owen
Craig, Nate
Hein, Louie
Koester, Calvin
Monjardin, Ace
Morecraft, Sullivan
Myerscough, JJ
Painton, Blake
Stumpf, Nolan
MN2 - Adams Memorials
Coach – Bradley Shumaker
Buford, Preston
Miller, Jett
Miller, Will
Nichols, Camden
Pollard, Owen
Rice, Ezra
Shumaker, Tyler
Snider, Toby
Taylor, Vincent
MN3 - Johnson Automotive
Coach – Jake Bell
Carr, Evan
Chapman, Jaxon
Clark, Waylon
Conner, Owen
Cougill, Charlie
Donnelly, Caden
Moore, Dre
Napier, Kypher
Stewart, Abram
Tucker, Eli
MN4 - Diepholz Auto
Coach – Mike Hardy
Bilbrey, Noah
Bloxom, Ethan
Brown, Jonathan
Hardy, Evan
Jackson, Tanner
Kamerer, Oliver
Rice, Lucas
Rogers, Kai
Schaljo, Pate
Watson, Will
MN5 - 1st Federal Insurance Services
Coach – Kaytlin French
French, Rylen
Frey, Samuel
Gibson, Dale
Hite, Silas
Isbell, Drake
McCullough, Cash
Millage, Sawyer
Neuburger, William
Price, Cale
Yost, William
MN6 - J.J. Collins
Coach – Matt Sandiford
Baker, Louis
Burns, Jayce
Drake, Jack
Hayes, Remington
Hurt, Harrison
Kuhn, Henry
Mcdonald, Billy
More, Maxwell
Nelson, Tate
Traub, Blain


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