End of Season League Tournament Rules

Posted by Santa Cruz Mid-County PONY Baseball on May 16 2022 at 09:09AM PDT

During the regular season our local rules allowed free defensive substitions in order to maximize playing time for all the kids.

Our end of the season double-elimination league tournament will be played under standard PONY baseball rules which include a 9-player batting order and only players in the starting lineup may re-enter the game and must re-enter in the same spot in the batting order. Our only local rule will be minimum required playing time which is at least 3 innings defensively and 1 at bat. Bottom line is that for a team with 12 players, as an example, 6 players will play the whole game and 6 players will play more or less half of the game.