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Minor League

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.
    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.
  10. CAL RIPKEN 60 FOOT BASEBALL DIVISION SPECIAL BASERUNNING RULE:
  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.

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; 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.

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 Minors

DateDayTimeVisitorHomeField
4/29/2024Mon5:30 PMMN1 - Hustle and GraceMN6 - Pilson AutoPanther Field
4/29/2024Mon7:30 PMMN5 - Diepholz AutoMN4 - Trojan A and MPanther Field
4/30/2024Tues5:30 PMMN2 - Johnson AutomotiveMN3 - NECOPanther Field
5/1/2024Weds5:30 PMMN5 - Diepholz AutoMN6 - Pilson AutoPanther Field
5/2/2024Thurs5:30 PMMN1 - Hustle and GraceMN2 - Johnson AutomotivePanther Field
5/2/2024Thurs7:30 PMMN3 - NECOMN4 - Trojan A and MPanther Field
5/6/2024Mon5:30 PMMN3 - NECOMN1 - Hustle and GraceTrojan Field
5/6/2024Mon7:30 PMMN2 - Johnson AutomotiveMN5 - Diepholz AutoTrojan Field
5/7/2024Tues5:30 PMMN6 - Pilson AutoMN4 - Trojan A and MTrojan Field
5/8/2024Weds5:30 PMMN3 - NECOMN5 - Diepholz AutoTrojan Field
5/9/2024Thurs5:30 PMMN2 - Johnson AutomotiveMN6 - Pilson AutoTrojan Field
5/9/2024Thurs7:30 PMMN4 - Trojan A and MMN1 - Hustle and GraceTrojan Field
5/13/2024Mon5:30 PMMN6 - Pilson AutoMN3 - NECOPanther Field
5/13/2024Mon7:30 PMMN4 - Trojan A and MMN2 - Johnson AutomotivePanther Field
5/14/2024Tues5:30 PMMN1 - Hustle and GraceMN5 - Diepholz AutoPanther Field
5/15/2024Weds5:30 PMMN4 - Trojan A and MMN5 - Diepholz AutoPanther Field
5/16/2024Thurs5:30 PMMN3 - NECOMN2 - Johnson AutomotivePanther Field
5/16/2024Thurs7:30 PMMN1 - Hustle and GraceMN6 - Pilson AutoPanther Field
5/20/2024Mon5:30 PMMN3 - NECOMN4 - Trojan A and MTrojan Field
5/20/2024Mon7:30 PMMN5 - Diepholz AutoMN6 - Pilson AutoTrojan Field
5/21/2024Tues5:30 PMMN1 - Hustle and GraceMN2 - Johnson AutomotiveTrojan Field
5/22/2024Weds5:30 PMMN5 - Diepholz AutoMN3 - NECOTrojan Field
5/23/2024Thurs5:30 PMMN6 - Pilson AutoMN2 - Johnson AutomotiveTrojan Field
5/23/2024Thurs7:30 PMMN1 - Hustle and GraceMN4 - Trojan A and MTrojan Field
5/28/2024Tues5:30 PMMN5 - Diepholz AutoMN1 - Hustle and GracePanther Field
5/28/2024Tues7:30 PMMN6 - Pilson AutoMN3 - NECOPanther Field
5/29/2024Weds5:30 PMMN2 - Johnson AutomotiveMN4 - Trojan A and MPanther Field
6/3/2024Mon5:30 PMMN4 - Trojan A and MMN6 - Pilson AutoTrojan Field
6/3/2024Mon7:30 PMMN2 - Johnson AutomotiveMN5 - Diepholz AutoTrojan Field
6/4/2024Tues5:30 PMMN3 - NECOMN1 - Hustle and GraceTrojan Field
6/5/2024Weds5:30 PMMN6 - Pilson AutoMN5 - Diepholz AutoTrojan Field
6/6/2024Thurs5:30 PMMN4 - Trojan A and MMN3 - NECOTrojan Field
6/6/2024Thurs7:30 PMMN2 - Johnson AutomotiveMN1 - Hustle and GraceTrojan Field
6/10/2024Mon5:30 PMMN3 - NECOMN2 - Johnson AutomotivePanther Field
6/10/2024Mon7:30 PMMN6 - Pilson AutoMN1 - Hustle and GracePanther Field
6/11/2024Tues5:30 PMMN4 - Trojan A and MMN5 - Diepholz AutoPanther Field
6/12/2024Weds5:30 PMMN5 - Diepholz AutoMN2 - Johnson AutomotivePanther Field
6/13/2024Thurs5:30 PMMN4 - Trojan A and MMN6 - Pilson AutoPanther Field
6/13/2024Thurs7:30 PMMN1 - Hustle and GraceMN3 - NECOPanther Field
6/17/2024Mon5:30 PMMN1 - Hustle and GraceMN4 - Trojan A and MTrojan Field
6/17/2024Mon7:30 PMMN5 - Diepholz AutoMN3 - NECOTrojan Field
6/18/2024Tues5:30 PMMN6 - Pilson AutoMN2 - Johnson AutomotiveTrojan Field
6/19/2024Weds5:30 PMMN5 - Diepholz AutoMN1 - Hustle and GraceTrojan Field
6/20/2024Thurs5:30 PMMN2 - Johnson AutomotiveMN4 - Trojan A and MTrojan Field
6/20/2024Thurs7:30 PMMN3 - NECOMN6 - Pilson AutoTrojan Field

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

2024 MN1 – Hustle and Grace

2024 MN2 – Johnson Automotive

2024 MN3 – NECO

2024 MN4 – Trojan A&M

2024 MN5 – Diepholz Auto

2024 MN6 – Pilson Auto

Standings for 2024 MINOR as of 6/17/2024

Team Name Win Loss GB
MN3 – NECO 12 0
MN5 – Diepholz Auto 8 3 3.5
MN1 – Hustle and Grace 7 6 5.5
MN2 – Johnson Automotive 6 6 6.0
MN4 – Trojan A and M 1 10 10.5
MN6 – Pilson Auto 1 10 10.5

Game Results for 2024 MINOR as of 6/17/2024

(Winners in bold)

Date Visitor Home Winner Score
04/29/2024 MN5 – Diepholz Auto MN4 – Trojan A and M TBD TBD
04/30/2024 MN2 – Johnson Automotive MN3 – NECO H 7 – 8
05/01/2024 MN5 – Diepholz Auto MN6 – Pilson Auto V 17 – 13
05/02/2024 MN1 – Hustle and Grace MN2 – Johnson Automotive H 5 – 12
05/02/2024 MN3 – NECO MN4 – Trojan A and M V 17 – 0
05/06/2024 MN3 – NECO MN1 – Hustle and Grace V 13 – 0
05/06/2024 MN2 – Johnson Automotive MN5 – Diepholz Auto V 8 – 2
05/07/2024 MN6 – Pilson Auto MN4 – Trojan A and M H 2 – 13
05/09/2024 MN2 – Johnson Automotive MN6 – Pilson Auto V 17 – 2
05/09/2024 MN4 – Trojan A and M MN1 – Hustle and Grace H 4 – 15
05/10/2024 MN3 – NECO MN5 – Diepholz Auto V 6 – 1
05/13/2024 MN6 – Pilson Auto MN3 – NECO H 11 – 13
05/13/2024 MN4 – Trojan A and M MN2 – Johnson Automotive H 1 – 2
05/14/2024 MN1 – Hustle and Grace MN5 – Diepholz Auto H 2 – 3
05/15/2024 MN4 – Trojan A and M MN5 – Diepholz Auto H 5 – 18
05/16/2024 MN3 – NECO MN2 – Johnson Automotive T 6 – 6
05/16/2024 MN1 – Hustle and Grace MN6 – Pilson Auto V 16 – 4
05/20/2024 MN3 – NECO MN4 – Trojan A and M V 14 – 2
05/20/2024 MN5 – Diepholz Auto MN6 – Pilson Auto V 13 – 8
05/21/2024 MN1 – Hustle and Grace MN2 – Johnson Automotive V 13 – 6
05/22/2024 MN5 – Diepholz Auto MN3 – NECO H 0 – 15
05/23/2024 MN6 – Pilson Auto MN2 – Johnson Automotive H 10 – 12
05/23/2024 MN1 – Hustle and Grace MN4 – Trojan A and M V 9 – 0
05/28/2024 MN5 – Diepholz Auto MN1 – Hustle and Grace V 14 – 4
05/28/2024 MN6 – Pilson Auto MN3 – NECO H 6 – 16
05/29/2024 MN2 – Johnson Automotive MN4 – Trojan A and M V 11 – 2
05/30/2024 MN1 – Hustle and Grace MN6 – Pilson Auto V 10 – 3
06/03/2024 MN4 – Trojan A and M MN6 – Pilson Auto T 14 – 14
06/03/2024 MN2 – Johnson Automotive MN5 – Diepholz Auto H 7 – 9
06/04/2024 MN3 – NECO MN1 – Hustle and Grace V 10 – 2
06/05/2024 MN6 – Pilson Auto MN5 – Diepholz Auto TBD TBD
06/06/2024 MN4 – Trojan A and M MN3 – NECO H 1 – 16
06/06/2024 MN2 – Johnson Automotive MN1 – Hustle and Grace H 4 – 5
06/10/2024 MN3 – NECO MN2 – Johnson Automotive V 13 – 12
06/10/2024 MN6 – Pilson Auto MN1 – Hustle and Grace H 3 – 9
06/11/2024 MN4 – Trojan A and M MN5 – Diepholz Auto H 7 – 17
06/12/2024 MN5 – Diepholz Auto MN2 – Johnson Automotive V 13 – 11
06/13/2024 MN4 – Trojan A and M MN6 – Pilson Auto H 8 – 12
06/13/2024 MN1 – Hustle and Grace MN3 – NECO H 11 – 12

Minor Photos

The photographer will schedule with each individual team.

MN1 - Hustle and Grace
Coach – Scott Easterday
Benjamin Hutti
Cale Price
Gatlin Easterday
Johnny Thiel
Lucas Rice
Lucas Strobel
Samuel Frey
Trey Bays
Vincent Taylor
Wyatt Combs
MN2 - Johnson Automotive
Coach – JB Gilbert
Ace Monjardin
Aiden Easterday
Austin Gilbert
Calvin Koester
Jackson Fulmer
Jaxon Young
Kyden Ellington
Lachlan Harris
Mason Sliwa
Sawyer Millage
MN3 - NECO
Coach – Curtis Morecraft
Caden Donnelly
Camden Nichols
Henry Osborne
Lincoln Houchens
Louie Hein
Nolan Stumpf
Raiden Hunter
Silas Hite
Sullivan Morecraft
Tyson Hightower
MN4 - Trojan A&M
Coach – Garry Gordon
Carter Boyer
Drake Isbell
Hawkins Buckler
Henry Robison
Hudson Snyder
Jace McKinney
J’Mare McKinney
Maxx Gordon
Oliver Robison
Phoenix Fuller
MN5 - Diepholz Auto
Coach – Jim Cantele
Abel Baker
Braxtyn Snively
Jack Drake
Jake Cantele
Jaxson Welch
Korbin Diepholz
Lincoln Irons
Oliver Livingston
Remington Hayes
Rowen McKay
Will Watson
MN6 - Pilson Auto
Coach – Mike Hardy
Cash McCullough
Evan Hardy
Ezra Rice
Henry Kuhn
Jonathan Brown
Landen Trizzle
Quinn Stearns
Rylen French
Toby Snider
Will Miller

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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