AAA Major and AAA Minor Division Rules

AAA Major and AAA Minor Division Rules

UpdatedWednesday March 20, 2019 byMYB.


Meridian Youth Baseball | Cal Ripken AAA Majors & AAA Minors Rules

Follow the Cal Ripken Rule Book with the following exceptions:

Game Play

  • League Age 10, 11, 12.
  • League will provide home plate umpires.
  • Home team will provide volunteer field umpires.
  • Pitching rubber is 50’-0” from home plate.
  • Bases are 70’-0” apart. o Leading off and Picking off is allowed.
    • Stealing bases is allowed.
    • Bunting is allowed but once a player shows bunt, they may not swing at the pitch.

Line Up

  • Bat the entire lineup with free defensive substitution
  • Each player must play a minimum of two defensive innings.

Time Limits

  • No new inning after 1 hour and 45 minutes of play.
  • No drop dead on time.
  • No minimum number of innings to make a complete game.
  • Extra innings may be played after 6 innings and if 1 hour and 45 minutes of play has not expired.
  • Tie games will be played out if time remains under the time limit. Once the time limit is reached and a started inning is completed, if the game is still tied, it will be recorded as a tie.
  • Mercy rule applies if after the 4th inning is completed, and a team is ahead by 15 or more runs, the game is over OR after the 5th inning is completed, and a team is ahead by 10 or more runs, the game is over.


  • Balks will be called in AAA Majors after 2 weeks of play. In the 3rd week, balks will be considered a one-time warning then enforced if 2nd similar violation. Week 4 going forward; all balks will be called.
  • In the first two weeks, if a balk results in an out, the play will be negated and the player that was put out will return to his/her original location.
  • However, if a balk results in an out but the batting team scores a run (such as on a 1st and 3rd double steal) the team may choose to take the run and the resulting out.
  • Balks will NOT be called in AAA Minors. Coaches and umpires will instruct players on proper pitching mechanics.


  • Pitch Counts Limits and Rest Requirements must be followed for league age.
  • Manager must keep track on the league approved pitch count form.


  • The non-wood bats may must have the USABaseball Bat marking.
  • Wood bats are permitted.
  • Bats with BBCOR marking are NOT Permitted.
  • Bat barrel must be no greater than 2 5/8” diameter.


  • Home team will be considered the official book and will be responsible for writing official game start time given by the home plate umpire.
  • Both teams will be responsible for keeping track of pitching records in their own scorebooks. If pitching records requested of a manager and they are not available, the team requesting them can deem your pitcher ineligible to pitch in that game.

Field Responsibilities

  • No infield will be taken by either team prior to a game.
  • No use of the pitcher’s mound on the main field will be allowed prior to the start of a game.
  • Home team will prep the field before each game.
  • Visiting team will put the field to bed after each game.


MYB AAA Majors & Minors Rules.pdf