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Pony League Information

376 Western PA Pony League General Info

Includes teams from the following school districts:
• Beaver Area
• Blackhawk
• Central Valley
• Hopewell
• Riverside
• Southside Beaver

Official playing rules (except as modified by the league) shall be the official rules of
Major League Baseball

• No guarantee of playing time or spot in the batting order
• Teams are limited to 18 players with a batting order of 10 hitters
• Only players who are NOT 15 before May 1st are eligible to play in Pony League
Drafting Teams:
• The purpose for the draft is to disperse talent evenly, maintain league balance, and
allow all teams to remain competitive.
• A complete redraft of players will occur each year
• Random draft orders will be established by the league with draft selection
proceeding in a “snake” format

Games
• Season begins May 1st regular season shall consist of 14 games (weather
permitting)
• Regulation games are to be 7 innings
• 15 run mercy rule after 4 complete innings
• 10 run mercy rule after 5 complete innings
• All weekday games will begin at 6:00PM
• Regularly scheduled games will not occur on Saturdays or Sundays (although
rainouts and make up games can be rescheduled during weekends)

Equipment
• All batters MUST wear a double ear flap helmet
• Metal cleats are permitted but not required
• Any player warming up a pitcher MUST wear a catchers mask
• BBCOR approved drop 3 weight ratio
• USA Baseball stamped
• ALL BATS must be 2 5/8” in diameter- no exceptions

Pitching
• Pitchers are limited to 10 innings per week (a week is considered Sunday to
Saturday)
• Pitchers may not pitch more than 5 innings per day
• One pitch = 1 inning
• Mandatory rest for pitchers
• 1-2 innings = 0 days
• 3 innings = 1 day
• 4-5 innings = 2 days
• Once a pitcher is removed from the mound they cannot return to pitch again in that
game.

Playoffs
• All teams will make the playoffs, season records will set seeding
• Playoffs begin mid-June and should be complete by July 4 (weather permitting)
• Any games not played will count as a loss for BOTH teams
• Any teams forfeiting 3 or more regular season games will be ineligible for the
playoffs
• Innings pitched will follow regular season limits
• Playoffs are single elimination
• Championship series to be played as best of three

Bobcats Baseball Softball Club

PO Box 91 
Beaver, Pennsylvania 15009
Email : [email protected]
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