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Rookie Rules

Charleston Baseball Association

1. Home team will occupy the first base dugout. The home team is listed 2nd on the schedule. No official score will be recorded. The visitors will be in charge of securing the pitching machine (if one is used) in the lock box at the end of the night. If lights were needed, you must also turn them off and return key to the lock box.

2. Up to eleven players are allowed in the field- five infielders (extra infielder positioned behind 2nd base), four outfielders, one pitcher and one catcher. The four outfielders should be placed evenly in the grass – no short fielders.

3. Each team will bat until there are 3 outs or reach the maximum runs for the inning. A team can only score a maximum of 6 runs in the first 4 innings and 10 in the 5th and 6th innings.

4. A batter shall get 5 pitches or 3 swinging strikes. If he has not hit the ball in play or struck out after the 5th pitch, he is then out. If the final pitch is hit foul, the batter is still alive. An “at bat” will not end on a foul ball. Encourage your players to swing early in the count. There are no walks. The batting rotation shall consist of all players on your team.

5. If a batted ball hits the pitching machine (if one is used), it is a dead ball and the batter will be awarded 1st base and the runners will be allowed to advance 1 base.

6. Before the start of the game, coaches from both teams must agree upon the setup of the pitching machine (if one is used). The machine will be set at approximately 36 feet. A chalk line will mark the location on the field. The machine should be set for approximately 26 mph. All three settings on the machine will be on “3” (power level, release block and micro adjust) Trial pitches will be performed until all parties agree on the calibration. Once the machine is set and calibrated and the game begins, no further adjustment of the machine is allowed by either team or coaches.

7. Both teams must use the same type of ball provided by the league. Wilson RIF 5

8. Bunting is NOT allowed.

9. A play will be considered “DEAD” once all runners have stopped progress and the ball is returned to the coach at the machine.

a. Fielders should be encouraged to attempt to get advancing runners out.

b. There will be no white lines or commitment lines between bases.

c. Runners who are aggressively seeking to reach the next base will be allowed to continue to that base if no play is made, regardless of where they are when the ball is returned to the coach.

10. One base on an overthrow rule: When a fielded ball is overthrown at any base, the runner(s) may attempt to reach the next base at his own risk. If the runner is put out the out stands. This Rule applies to runners on ANY base (example…runner on 2nd may attempt to score on an overthrow at 1st in an attempt to get batter/runner out, batter/runner may attempt to reach 2nd)

11. Base runners shall not leave the base until the ball has been pitched and has reached the batter.

12. NO stealing of any base is permitted.

13. Time Limit- no new inning may start after 1 hour and 15 minutes. Each coach is expected to keep the game moving and clear the field for the following game.

14. In case of “Adverse Weather Conditions”, a complete game shall be three (3) innings. Rainout make ups will be attempted and agreed to by both coaches.

Profanities by coaches, parents, or players will NOT be tolerated.

Abusive behavior such as intentionally striking a player with a ball, helmet, or bat will not be tolerated.

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.


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

5/16/2022Mon5:30 PMRK2 - Brickhouse GrillRK7 - JJ Collins & SonsBaker Softball
5/16/2022Mon5:30 PMRK4 - Diepholtz AutoRK5 - Edward Jones - Dustin SloatMorton Park
5/16/2022Mon7:00 PMRK1 - Wildcatters GrillRK8 - Moose LodgeBaker Softball
5/16/2022Mon7:00 PMRK6 - Eric Miller ConstructionRK3 - Ground Effects ElectricMorton Park
5/18/2022Weds5:30 PMRK8 - Moose LodgeRK2 - Brickhouse GrillBaker Softball
5/18/2022Weds5:30 PMRK7 - JJ Collins & SonsRK4 - Diepholtz AutoMorton Park
5/18/2022Weds7:00 PMRK3 - Ground Effects ElectricRK1 - Wildcatters GrillBaker Softball
5/18/2022Weds7:00 PMRK5 - Edward Jones - Dustin SloatRK6 - Eric Miller ConstructionMorton Park
5/23/2022Mon5:30 PMRK4 - Diepholtz AutoRK2 - Brickhouse GrillBaker Softball
5/23/2022Mon5:30 PMRK1 - Wildcatters GrillRK5 - Edward Jones - Dustin SloatMorton Park
5/23/2022Mon7:00 PMRK6 - Eric Miller ConstructionRK7 - JJ Collins & SonsBaker Softball
5/23/2022Mon7:00 PMRK3 - Ground Effects ElectricRK8 - Moose LodgeMorton Park
5/25/2022Weds5:30 PMRK2 - Brickhouse GrillRK6 - Eric Miller ConstructionBaker Softball
5/25/2022Weds5:30 PMRK5 - Edward Jones - Dustin SloatRK3 - Ground Effects ElectricMorton Park
5/25/2022Weds7:00 PMRK8 - Moose LodgeRK4 - Diepholtz AutoBaker Softball
5/25/2022Weds7:00 PMRK7 - JJ Collins & SonsRK1 - Wildcatters GrillMorton Park
6/1/2022Weds5:30 PMRK1 - Wildcatters GrillRK2 - Brickhouse GrillBaker Softball
6/1/2022Weds5:30 PMRK5 - Edward Jones - Dustin SloatRK8 - Moose LodgeMorton Park
6/1/2022Weds7:00 PMRK3 - Ground Effects ElectricRK7 - JJ Collins & SonsBaker Softball
6/1/2022Weds7:00 PMRK6 - Eric Miller ConstructionRK4 - Diepholtz AutoMorton Park
6/6/2022Mon5:30 PMRK2 - Brickhouse GrillRK3 - Ground Effects ElectricBaker Softball
6/6/2022Mon5:30 PMRK8 - Moose LodgeRK6 - Eric Miller ConstructionMorton Park
6/6/2022Mon7:00 PMRK4 - Diepholtz AutoRK1 - Wildcatters GrillBaker Softball
6/6/2022Mon7:00 PMRK7 - JJ Collins & SonsRK5 - Edward Jones - Dustin SloatMorton Park
6/8/2022Weds5:30 PMRK5 - Edward Jones - Dustin SloatRK2 - Brickhouse GrillBaker Softball
6/8/2022Weds5:30 PMRK3 - Ground Effects ElectricRK4 - Diepholtz AutoMorton Park
6/8/2022Weds7:00 PMRK8 - Moose LodgeRK7 - JJ Collins & SonsBaker Softball
6/8/2022Weds7:00 PMRK1 - Wildcatters GrillRK6 - Eric Miller ConstructionMorton Park
6/13/2022Mon5:30 PMRK8 - Moose LodgeRK1 - Wildcatters GrillBaker Softball
6/13/2022Mon5:30 PMRK3 - Ground Effects ElectricRK6 - Eric Miller ConstructionMorton Park
6/13/2022Mon7:00 PMRK5 - Edward Jones - Dustin SloatRK4 - Diepholtz AutoBaker Softball
6/13/2022Mon7:00 PMRK7 - JJ Collins & SonsRK2 - Brickhouse GrillMorton Park
6/15/2022Weds5:30 PMRK2 - Brickhouse GrillRK8 - Moose LodgeBaker Softball
6/15/2022Weds5:30 PMRK1 - Wildcatters GrillRK3 - Ground Effects ElectricMorton Park
6/15/2022Weds7:00 PMRK4 - Diepholtz AutoRK7 - JJ Collins & SonsBaker Softball
6/15/2022Weds7:00 PMRK6 - Eric Miller ConstructionRK5 - Edward Jones - Dustin SloatMorton Park
6/20/2022Mon5:30 PMRK7 - JJ Collins & SonsRK6 - Eric Miller ConstructionBaker Softball
6/20/2022Mon5:30 PMRK5 - Edward Jones - Dustin SloatRK1 - Wildcatters GrillMorton Park
6/20/2022Mon7:00 PMRK2 - Brickhouse GrillRK4 - Diepholtz AutoBaker Softball
6/20/2022Mon7:00 PMRK8 - Moose LodgeRK3 - Ground Effects ElectricMorton Park
6/22/2022Weds5:30 PMRK6 - Eric Miller ConstructionRK2 - Brickhouse GrillBaker Softball
6/22/2022Weds5:30 PMRK3 - Ground Effects ElectricRK5 - Edward Jones - Dustin SloatMorton Park
6/22/2022Weds7:00 PMRK1 - Wildcatters GrillRK7 - JJ Collins & SonsBaker Softball
6/22/2022Weds7:00 PMRK4 - Diepholtz AutoRK8 - Moose LodgeMorton Park
6/27/2022Mon5:30 PMRK4 - Diepholtz AutoRK6 - Eric Miller ConstructionPanther Field
6/27/2022Mon5:30 PMRK7 - JJ Collins & SonsRK3 - Ground Effects ElectricTrojan Field
6/27/2022Mon7:00 PMRK8 - Moose LodgeRK5 - Edward Jones - Dustin SloatPanther Field
6/27/2022Mon7:00 PMRK2 - Brickhouse GrillRK1 - Wildcatters GrillTrojan Field
6/29/2022Weds5:30 PMRK5 - Edward Jones - Dustin SloatRK7 - JJ Collins & SonsPanther Field
6/29/2022Weds5:30 PMRK6 - Eric Miller ConstructionRK8 - Moose LodgeTrojan Field
6/29/2022Weds7:00 PMRK1 - Wildcatters GrillRK4 - Diepholtz AutoPanther Field
6/29/2022Weds7:00 PMRK3 - Ground Effects ElectricRK2 - Brickhouse GrillTrojan Field
7/6/2022Weds5:30 PMRK7 - JJ Collins & SonsRK8 - Moose LodgePanther Field
7/6/2022Weds5:30 PMRK6 - Eric Miller ConstructionRK1 - Wildcatters GrillTrojan Field
7/6/2022Weds7:00 PMRK2 - Brickhouse GrillRK5 - Edward Jones - Dustin SloatPanther Field
7/6/2022Weds7:00 PMRK4 - Diepholtz AutoRK3 - Ground Effects ElectricTrojan Field
RK1 - Wildcatters Grill
Coach – Leah Bilbrey
Bilbrey, Noah
Brown, Jonathan
Johnson, Cedric
Johnson, Kannon
Lovell, Owen
Painton, Blake
Painton, Bryce
Sliwa, Mason
Stearns, Quinn
Taylor, Vincent
RK2 - Brickhouse Grill
Coach: Garry Gordon
Boyer, Carter
Dodge, Noah
Foote, Jaxson
Gordon, Maxx
Graham, Graesyn
Kuhn, Henry
McChesney, Kevin
Monjardin, Ace
Shafer, Dylan
Shores, Jax
Witsman, Noah
RK3 - Ground Effects Electric
Coach – Heith Price
Carr, Evan
Fulmer, Jackson
Hinds, Kaden
Plummer, Vale
Price, Cale
Richter, Spencer
Stark, Oberyn
Trizzle, Landen
Walker, Rowdy
Young, Jaxson
RK4 - Diepholz Auto Group
Coach – Mike Hardy
Bone, Kyrian
Cantele, Jake
Drake, Jack
Gibson, Dale
Hardy, Evan
Hite, Silas
McKay, Rowen
Stone, Kord
Watson, Will
Yost, William
RK5 - Edward Jones - Dustin Sloat
Coach – Aaron Zumbahlen
Buckler, Hawkins
Frey, Samuel
Harvey, Beau
Howlett, Kysen
Millage, Sawyer
Paul, Rowen
Paul, Rylen
Rice, Ezra
Shick, Carter
Zumbahlen, Archer
RK6 - Eric Miller Construction
Coach – Jeff Stumpf
Baumgarten, Gavin
Combs, Wyatt
Hayes, Remington
Koester, Calvin
Miller, Logan
Morecraft, Sullivan
Norris, Renlee
Osborne, Henry
Schubert, Liam
Stumpf, Nolan
RK7 - JJ Collins & Sons
Coach – Raymond Cox
Ellington, Kyden
French, Rylen
Good, Waylon
Isbell, Drake
Mieure, Seth
Myerscough, JJ
Parker, William
Robison, Henry
White, Remington
Willmoth, Lincoln
RK8 - Moose Lodge
Coach – JB Gilbert
Diepholz, Korbin
Easterday, Aiden
Easterday, Gatlin
Gilbert, Austin
Hein, Louie
Irons, Lincoln
McBride, Eoghan
McCullough, Cash
Rogers, Kai
Webb, Lincoln

Rookie Photos

The photographer will schedule photos with each individual team.


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Phone: (217) 345-6897

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