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Rookie League

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 the entire lineup has batted, whichever comes first.
  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.
  10. Fielders should be encouraged to attempt to get advancing runners out.
  11. There will be no white lines or commitment lines between bases.
  12. 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.
  13. 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)
  14. Base runners shall not leave the base until the ball has been pitched and has reached the batter.
  15. NO stealing of any base is permitted.
  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.
  2. 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.
  1. 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.


  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 may be rescheduled by the coaches via mutual agreement. Contact the Rec Department for field availability.


  1. Profanities by coaches, parents, or players will NOT be tolerated.
  2. Abusive behavior such as intentionally striking a player with a ball, helmet, or bat will not be tolerated.
  3. 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.

5/15/2023Mon5:30 PMJoint PracticeRK1 - Elks Lodge #623Baker Softball
5/15/2023Mon5:30 PMJoint PracticeRK8 - Easy Co. BarbersBaker Softball
5/15/2023Mon5:30 PMJoint PracticeRK4 - Diepholz AutoMorton Park
5/15/2023Mon5:30 PMJoint PracticeRK5 - Lifetime EyecareMorton Park
5/15/2023Mon7:00 PMJoint PracticeRK3 - Wildcatters GrillBaker Softball
5/15/2023Mon7:00 PMJoint PracticeRK6 - Edward Jones (Dustin Sloat)Baker Softball
5/15/2023Mon7:00 PMJoint PracticeRK2 - 1st Fed of Central ILMorton Park
5/15/2023Mon7:00 PMJoint PracticeRK7 - VFW Post 1592Morton Park
5/17/2023Weds5:30 PMJoint PracticeRK4 - Diepholz AutoBaker Softball
5/17/2023Weds5:30 PMJoint PracticeRK7 - VFW Post 1592Baker Softball
5/17/2023Weds5:30 PMJoint PracticeRK2 - 1st Fed of Central ILMorton Park
5/17/2023Weds5:30 PMJoint PracticeRK8 - Easy Co. BarbersMorton Park
5/17/2023Weds7:00 PMJoint PracticeRK1 - Elks Lodge #623Baker Softball
5/17/2023Weds7:00 PMJoint PracticeRK3 - Wildcatters GrillBaker Softball
5/17/2023Weds7:00 PMJoint PracticeRK5 - Lifetime EyecareMorton Park
5/17/2023Weds7:00 PMJoint PracticeRK6 - Edward Jones (Dustin Sloat)Morton Park
5/22/2023Mon5:30 PMRK1 - Elks Lodge #623RK5 - Lifetime EyecareBaker Softball
5/22/2023Mon5:30 PMRK4 - Diepholz AutoRK2 - 1st Fed of Central ILMorton Park
5/22/2023Mon7:00 PMRK6 - Edward Jones (Dustin Sloat)RK7 - VFW Post 1592Baker Softball
5/22/2023Mon7:00 PMRK3 - Wildcatters GrillRK8 - Easy Co. BarbersMorton Park
5/24/2023Weds5:30 PMRK8 - Easy Co. BarbersRK4 - Diepholz AutoBaker Softball
5/24/2023Weds5:30 PMRK7 - VFW Post 1592RK1 - Elks Lodge #623Morton Park
5/24/2023Weds7:00 PMRK2 - 1st Fed of Central ILRK6 - Edward Jones (Dustin Sloat)Baker Softball
5/24/2023Weds7:00 PMRK5 - Lifetime EyecareRK3 - Wildcatters GrillMorton Park
5/31/2023Weds5:30 PMRK6 - Edward Jones (Dustin Sloat)RK4 - Diepholz AutoBaker Softball
5/31/2023Weds5:30 PMRK3 - Wildcatters GrillRK7 - VFW Post 1592Morton Park
5/31/2023Weds7:00 PMRK1 - Elks Lodge #623RK2 - 1st Fed of Central ILBaker Softball
5/31/2023Weds7:00 PMRK5 - Lifetime EyecareRK8 - Easy Co. BarbersMorton Park
6/5/2023Mon5:30 PMRK4 - Diepholz AutoRK1 - Elks Lodge #623Baker Softball
6/5/2023Mon5:30 PMRK7 - VFW Post 1592RK5 - Lifetime EyecareMorton Park
6/5/2023Mon7:00 PMRK8 - Easy Co. BarbersRK6 - Edward Jones (Dustin Sloat)Baker Softball
6/5/2023Mon7:00 PMRK2 - 1st Fed of Central ILRK3 - Wildcatters GrillMorton Park
6/7/2023Weds5:30 PMRK3 - Wildcatters GrillRK4 - Diepholz AutoBaker Softball
6/7/2023Weds5:30 PMRK8 - Easy Co. BarbersRK7 - VFW Post 1592Morton Park
6/7/2023Weds7:00 PMRK1 - Elks Lodge #623RK6 - Edward Jones (Dustin Sloat)Baker Softball
6/7/2023Weds7:00 PMRK5 - Lifetime EyecareRK2 - 1st Fed of Central ILMorton Park
6/12/2023Mon5:30 PMRK5 - Lifetime EyecareRK4 - Diepholz AutoBaker Softball
6/12/2023Mon5:30 PMRK8 - Easy Co. BarbersRK1 - Elks Lodge #623Morton Park
6/12/2023Mon7:00 PMRK7 - VFW Post 1592RK2 - 1st Fed of Central ILBaker Softball
6/12/2023Mon7:00 PMRK3 - Wildcatters GrillRK6 - Edward Jones (Dustin Sloat)Morton Park
6/14/2023Weds5:30 PMRK2 - 1st Fed of Central ILRK8 - Easy Co. BarbersBaker Softball
6/14/2023Weds5:30 PMRK4 - Diepholz AutoRK7 - VFW Post 1592Morton Park
6/14/2023Weds7:00 PMRK1 - Elks Lodge #623RK3 - Wildcatters GrillBaker Softball
6/14/2023Weds7:00 PMRK6 - Edward Jones (Dustin Sloat)RK5 - Lifetime EyecareMorton Park
6/19/2023Mon5:30 PMRK7 - VFW Post 1592RK6 - Edward Jones (Dustin Sloat)Baker Softball
6/19/2023Mon5:30 PMRK2 - 1st Fed of Central ILRK4 - Diepholz AutoMorton Park
6/19/2023Mon7:00 PMRK5 - Lifetime EyecareRK1 - Elks Lodge #623Baker Softball
6/19/2023Mon7:00 PMRK8 - Easy Co. BarbersRK3 - Wildcatters GrillMorton Park
6/21/2023Weds5:30 PMRK4 - Diepholz AutoRK8 - Easy Co. BarbersBaker Softball
6/21/2023Weds5:30 PMRK1 - Elks Lodge #623RK7 - VFW Post 1592Morton Park
6/21/2023Weds7:00 PMRK6 - Edward Jones (Dustin Sloat)RK2 - 1st Fed of Central ILBaker Softball
6/21/2023Weds7:00 PMRK3 - Wildcatters GrillRK5 - Lifetime EyecareMorton Park
6/26/2023Mon5:30 PMRK8 - Easy Co. BarbersRK5 - Lifetime EyecarePanther Field
6/26/2023Mon5:30 PMRK2 - 1st Fed of Central ILRK1 - Elks Lodge #623Trojan Field
6/26/2023Mon7:00 PMRK4 - Diepholz AutoRK6 - Edward Jones (Dustin Sloat)Panther Field
6/26/2023Mon7:00 PMRK7 - VFW Post 1592RK3 - Wildcatters GrillTrojan Field
6/28/2023Weds5:30 PMRK1 - Elks Lodge #623RK4 - Diepholz AutoPanther Field
6/28/2023Weds5:30 PMRK3 - Wildcatters GrillRK2 - 1st Fed of Central ILTrojan Field
6/28/2023Weds7:00 PMRK5 - Lifetime EyecareRK7 - VFW Post 1592Panther Field
6/28/2023Weds7:00 PMRK6 - Edward Jones (Dustin Sloat)RK8 - Easy Co. BarbersTrojan Field
7/5/2023Weds5:30 PMRK7 - VFW Post 1592RK8 - Easy Co. BarbersPanther Field
7/5/2023Weds5:30 PMRK6 - Edward Jones (Dustin Sloat)RK1 - Elks Lodge #623Trojan Field
7/5/2023Weds7:00 PMRK2 - 1st Fed of Central ILRK5 - Lifetime EyecarePanther Field
7/5/2023Weds7:00 PMRK4 - Diepholz AutoRK3 - Wildcatters GrillTrojan Field
RK1 - Elks Lodge #623
Coach – Aaron Zumbahlen
Buckler, Hawkins
Combs, Wyatt
Deremiah, Denver
Fulmer, Jackson
Mckinney, Jace
Mckinney, J’mare
Nay, Calvin
Sikorski, Owen
Stark, Oberyn
Zumbahlen, Archer
RK2 - 1st Federal of Central IL
Coach – Adam Jenkins
Gordon, Oliver
Harvey, Beau
Hurt, Reed
Jenkins, Benzley
Marquez, Aldo
Mills, Blaze
Patterson, Finntan
Remlinger, Castle
Shick, Carter
Watkins, Remy
RK3 - Wildcatters Grill
Coach – Brian Douglas
Bishop, Derrick
Brown, Joshua
Cantele, Jake
Clark, Weston
Edwards, Cole
Hinds, Kaden
Hutti, Benjamin
Livingston, Oliver
Sliwa, Mason
Stearns, Quinn
RK4 - Diepholz Auto
Coach – Garry Gordon
Boyer, Carter
Carter, Easton
Crist, Colt
DeLude, Asher
Dodge, Noah
Foote, Jaxson
Gordon, Maxx
Robison, Henry
Robison, Oliver
Thompson, Bentley
Towns, Nicolas
RK5 - Lifetime Eyecare
Coach – Derek Hennig
Bennett, Raidyn
Browning, Jensen
Ellington, Kyden
Hayes, Jaxston
Hennig, Noah
Maher, Landon
Morgan, Wyatt
Richeson, Nolan
Sappington, Camden
Trizzle, Landen
RK6 - Edward Jones (Dustin Sloat)
Coach – Jeff Marlo
Baji, Joshua
Beurskens, Jameson
Elmore, Lucian
Finney, Jett
Harrison III, Stanley
Mann, Layne
Marlo, Rogger
McBride, Eoghan
McElwee, Ethan
Moran, Douglas
Szigethy, Noah
RK7 - VFW Post 1592
Coach – John Dahlke
Dahlke, Eamonn
Daugherty, Jackson
Diepholz, Korbin
Ferry, Elliott
Houchens, Lincoln
McKay, Rowen
Moore, Alvin
Osborne, Henry
Paul, Rowen
Paul, Rylen
RK8 - Easy Co. Barbers
Coach – Patrick Easterday
Crutcher, Zyah
Easterday, Aiden
Groves, Liam
Maxwell, Kendrick
Newhart, Huley
Parrish, Ezra
Przygoda, Azariah
Snively, Braxtyn
Snyder, Hudson
Traub, Myer

Rookie Photos

The photographer will schedule photos with each individual team.


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