Wooden Bat Cla
Rules of the Game
7. A batter may not advance to first base on a dropped third strike.
8. The stealing of a base, advancing on a wild pitch or on a passed ball is not allowed.
9. If the catcher makes an errant throw back to the pitcher, the base runners may not advance.
10. The catcher cannot attempt to "pick off" base runners.
11. Lead-offs are limited to 12 feet and are usually marked with a chalk line on the field.
a. A base runner exceeding the length of the lead-off beyond the allowed limit is subject to being
called out.
12. Base runners are allowed a walking or stationary lead-off. Running leads are not allowed.
13. A base runner may begin advancing to the next base only after the pitched ball crosses home plate.
a. With two outs, a three and two count and force out situations on the base paths, base runners
may begin to advance upon the ball leaving the pitcher's hand.
The Rules of Pitching
1. A pitcher may pitch from either the stretch or wind-up position at anytime.
2. The pitcher cannot attempt to "pick off" base runners.
3. If a pitcher hits two batters in the same inning, he is removed from the mound but can pitch the
following inning or in any inning thereafter.
4. If a pitcher hits three batters during a game, he is permanently removed from the mound for the
game but can play other defensive positions.
The Rules of Baserunning- con't
5. A substitute baserunner is not allowed for the batter from home plate, since the batter cannot be
thrown out at first base on a base hit.
6. The "speed up" rule for catchers will not be used at any time.
5. Former professional baseball players under the WBC age of 53 are not allowed to pitch in
Wooden Bat Classic games.
This includes MLB, MiLB, and professional independent league players.