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Bantam

Updated Monday January 13, 2014 by Whitby Minor Baseball Association.

 

Bantam is played by 14 and 15 year old boys and girls. Normal baseball rules apply.

Each player on the team must play a minimum of two innings in the infield. Three outfielders will be used in an outfield position. Pitchers are allowed a maximum of nine consecutive outs in one appearance.

Games start times vary, but are no earlier than 6:00 for regular season games. Seven innings constitutes a complete game. No new inning can start 2 hours from the scheduled game time. There is no grace period at the beginning of the game; all games officially begin at the scheduled game time.

Fields vary based on the schedule set at the beginning of the season. The season begins in the second week of May and ends at the end of July. The playoffs begin in August.

Required equipment includes a regulation baseball glove, good running shoes or plastic cleats, a jock or jill strap, and full length pants without zippers or buttons (no jeans, tear-aways or shorts; baseball pants or sweat pants are acceptable). Players will be provided a team jersey and a baseball hat.  Metal cleats are not acceptable and will not be allowed on the field.  Please see WMBA Personal Bats policy under house league tab.