Wooden Bat Cla
Rules of the Game
1. A batter cannot "show bunt" on a pitch and then swing at the same pitch. Doing so results in the
batter being called out.
The Batting Order
1. The batting order must contain all eligible roster players.
2. A team's batting order can be changed after the first game. This allows the manager a chance to
evaluate his players and establish a lineup to use for the rest of the tournament.
a. Once the batting order for the team's second game has been established, no changes are allowed.
3. The batting order for each team is "rubber banded" throughout the tournament, including the playoffs.
The term "rubber banded" means the batter, who was on deck as a game ends, is the leadoff batter for
2. Bunting is allowed at any time.
1. Hidden ball tricks are not allowed.
2. Faking or "deaking" by a defensive player to make a base runner alter his course or
slide unnecessarily is not allowed. If in the umpire's judgment this occurs, the
base runner and all other current base runners are awarded an extra base.
3. Beyond applying the tag to a base runner, a "no-contact" rule between the offensive and defensive
players is in effect.
4. Oversliding the base or "taking out" a defensive player is not allowed. If the base runner violates the
5. If the catcher is blocking the plate and does not have control of the ball, the base runner may go
around the catcher and not touch home plate yet still be awarded the run if it was to avoid a collision
"no-contact" rule, the umpire may eject the base runner from the game.
the next game. This allows players to have the same number of plate appearances or within one plate
appearance of their teammates by the end of the tournament.
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4. Red Oldham Division: Line-share Batting can be used by teams with 14 or more players but these teams
must have at least 13 positions in their batting order. Two players may share the same position in the
batting order (essentially becoming a "single" player). Either player may bat in that position and
alternating at bats is not required. If Line-sharing is used, it must be established by Game 2, is part of
the rubber band lineup, and continues through the end of the tournament.
5. Teams using Line-share batting positions must notify the opposing team prior to the game.