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Pitching Rules

Required Rest (Pitches)
Age Daily Max Pitches 0 Days 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days
7-8 50 1-20 21-35 36-50 n/a n/a n/a
9-10 75 1-20 21-35 36-50 51-65 66+ n/a
11-12 85 1-20 21-35 36-50 51-65 66+ n/a
13-14 95 1-20 21-35 36-50 51-65 66+ n/a
15-16 95 1-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76+ n/a
17-18 105 1-30 31-45 46-60 61-80 81+ n/a
19-22 120 1-30 31-45 46-60 61-80 81-105 106+


Our league is run by a set of In-house rules, per division. Those rules overrule any National PONY Rules, which in-turn overrule any Major League Baseball rules. The latest copies or all 3 are presented here.

2024 Spring Age Chart

Draft Rules

BPBL Official Bylaws

Additional Forms

Rainy Day Policy

If it is raining before your scheduled game and you do not hear from your Commissioner via a text and/or email you are to show up to your scheduled game. You can not call a game due to rain unless you hear from your Commissioner. If you call a game due to rain before you hear from your Commissioner and you do not show up but the other team shows up ready to play, upon Board of Directors approval, you could end up forfeiting that game.

If it starts raining during your game: If it starts raining hard and steady during your game consult with the Umpire, then call your Commissioner. It is the Umpire in Charge who will make the decision to play or not.

IMPORTANT: If your game is suspended due to rain you need to mark the score books at that point of game stoppage. If you are beyond the "official game" point, as designated by the BPBSL and/or National PONY rules, then a make-up game will not be scheduled. Please contact your Commissioner regardless.

Participation In Other Organizations

BPBSL in-house and Blast players are not permitted to participate in games with any other baseball/softball organizations until in-house play is complete (see bylaws Article XI, Section 2 in the “Rules” section of the web site). Blast and In-house players will be held to this rule between the date of the in-house player draft or placement of player on a BPBSL team (whichever is later) and the completion of any Tournament of Champions games or any all-star participation by the player. The latter includes any BPBSL in-house all-star games and all PONY, Inc World Series participation. 

If players are found to be participating in games with other baseball/softball organizations the player will be subject to disciplinary action. Participation includes being listed in any game lineup card as active for the game or participating on the field. The BPBSL Board of Directors has outlined the following disciplinary measures if in-house or Blast players are found to be participating in games for outside organizations:

  • First offense: Written warning to player
  • Second offense: Players suspension from BPBSL for the  remainder of the season

Thunder and Lightning Policy

If thunder or lightning occurs near a game at any time, the game will stop immediately and all players will be moved to a safe location. The game will not be resumed until 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder is heard, or the last bolt of lightning is seen. The umpire will have sole discretion in determining the 30-minute period, and he may not be overruled by the managers of the teams playing the game. If the game cannot be resumed, it will be considered a suspended game and will be resumed at a later time.