Serving Mendham & Chester youth since 2015


Intermediate League 50/70 Rules

All play will be subject to the official 2017 Little League rules, as applicable to each division, subject to the following local rules:

        Games are played on a 50/70 field.

        Games are 7 innings. 

        1 “carded” umpire behind the plate and 1 youth umpire in the field.  

        The dropped third strike rule applies (batter may advance to first on a  dropped third strike if first base is unoccupied or if there are two outs).  

        6/7 - Balks are called after 1 warning per pitcher per game.

        5th  - Balks identified, but not enforced.

        Infield fly rule applies.

        Bunting is allowed (except slash bunting is prohibited).

        Any pitcher who hits 3 batters in a game cannot continue to pitch in that game.

        Players may steal on any live ball.  Leading is allowed.  Stealing multiple bases is allowed.  

        6/7th - Stealing home is allowed.

        5th - Each team is allowed 1 attempted steal of home per inning.  (An unsuccessful attempt to steal home which results in an out counts as an attempted steal.)

        Whenever a team is ahead by 7 or more runs, the team that is ahead is not permitted to steal.  The Losing Team may continue to steal.

        Head-first sliding is not permitted under any circumstances except when returning to a base  Players must slide into any base if there is an attempted play.  Any player who slides head first into any base, fails to side into home on a steal, or fails to slide into a base if there is an attempted play, will be called out.

        A new inning cannot begin after 1:45 of playing time (playing time begins  when the first pitch is thrown).  All games will stop after 2:15 of playing time regardless of score or progress. At 2:15 the game will be called and the score reverted to the last full inning. This rule is in effect regardless of field availability after the game.  In 6th/7th Majors on Saturday only the above time will be extended 15 minutes to ensure maximum playing time considering Roster Size.

       Mercy Rule -  The league uses a 12 run mercy rule after the losing team has at least completed its turn at bat in the 4th inning of a 6 inning game, or the 5th inning of a 7 inning game, or in any later inning in a regulation game.

    Little League Bat Rule (5th and 6/7th 50-70 Divisions):

            It shall not be more than 34 inches in length; nor more than 2 5/8 inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30”) at its smallest part. All composite  barrel bats shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution  (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled with a  silkscreen or other permanent certification mark. The certification mark shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.