Summary of CMSA league rules

The divisions have all varied (at their own pace) from the CMSA Rulebook. The following is the current rules in play, and will be maintained and accurate.

U16/U19 - Semi Final - 2 hours (if not double header). Final game - No Time Limit

All Double Headers - No Final Inning Open

CMSA Playing Rules - In effect

[This overrides the Rule Book and is current based on agreements among teams]

CategoryDivisionRuns/Inning LimitOpen InningTime LimitComments
U10 Round 2 / PlayoffsAll4None1hr 30minStealing Allowed in Round 2 / Not on Coach Pitch
U12 Playoffs1 (Red)
4Final Inning1hr 30minUmpire declares final inning
- best guess of what inning will be at 1hr 45
- open inning needed mathematically to avoid a mercy due to run limit
U12 Playoffs2 & 3 (All Others)4None1hr 30min
U14 PlayoffsAll including Premiere4Final Inning1hr 45minUmpire declares final inning
- best guess of what inning will be at 1hr 45
- open inning needed mathematically to avoid a mercy due to run limit
U16 PlayoffsAll - 6:15pm/8:00pm Double Header5None1hr 20min
U16 Playoffs1 - 6:45pm startNoneAllNo Limit
U16 Playoffs2 - 6:45pm start5Final InningNo Limit
U19 PlayoffsAll - 6:15pm/8:00pm Double Header5None1hr 20min
U19 PlayoffsAll5Final InningNo Limit
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3 comments to Summary of CMSA league rules

  • Mark Taylor

    U16 does not have the final inning open? Seems strange when U14 div. 2 has it open…

  • Geoff Larsen

    The categories don’t really look for consistency among them. It is just adjusting to the level of play within each category and the preference. I agree, it appears strange. I have requested all category chair re-confirm their rules, and will update this if something changes..

  • Ian Clarke

    All over the map, but not uncommon. In LL this year, all divisions but senior went to a two hour time limit and all five run innings with no open inning. The Seniors have the same no new inning after two hours, but have no run limits at any point in the game. That’s probably a bit easier to remember than the bit of a hodge podge above.

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