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Guilford Little League Local Rules and Rules Myths / Clarifications
(updated 5/20/13 by SB)

This section will be used to capture local rules for T-Ball, Baseball, and Softball.  The page will be updated frequently so check back for new information.

Link to purchase an Official Little League Rule Book - 2018


Local Rules

GLL follows the Official Little League rules outlined in the rule book noted above. 
In addition the following local rules apply: 

All Leagues:

  • No inning starts after 8:00 pm
  • All players are placed in the batting order

Minors AAA Rules

  • Four Outfielders
    • All outfielders must be positioned on the outfield grass
    • Three outfielders are allowed if a team has nine players only
  • One advancement of home on a non-batted ball per inning
    • Examples:
    • Steal of Home
    • A player hits a ball to the outfield and stretches it to a double, there is an overthrow so he/she goes to third, then there is another overthrow so he/she advances home
    • Stand up triple and the player stops at third, there is an overthrow so the player advances home (if the player kept running around third then this would not be an advancement on a non-batted ball)
  • No infield fly rule

Little League Rules Myths / Clarifications

If you find that there are common misunderstandings on the field please let us know, and see the following for other information (link).  

Interference and Obstruction:
 

There is no intentional contact between players in Little League baseball -- for those that are interested, there is no intentional contact in baseball from little league through college baseball.
 
Here is how the rules work...
 
Interference (7.08.a.3):  The rules state that when a defensive player is waiting with the ball to make a play, the runner must slide, avoid, go back, or give up.  They cannot attempt to reach a base by "going through" the defensive player.  When a defensive player is "waiting with the ball" the runner does not "have the right" to try and reach the plate by going through the defensive player.  
 
Obstruction (7.06):  If a defensive player is in the baseline without the ball, this is obstruction, and the runner should be awarded the base. Please remember that this is a delayed dead ball and awards are based on umpire discretion.  Please note that in this case, the offensive player should still not initiate contact, if possible.
 
The last issue regarding contact is a when an accidental collision takes place.  For example, if a throw to first pulls 3 into the baseline, and 3 and the B/R collide, this is an accident, and no interference or obstruction is called.  It is just an accident.
 
In short, there is no intentional contact in baseball through the college level of play.  A player cannot breakup a double play or run through the catcher to reach home plate.