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Sep, 2023

The 8, 10, and 15-Run Rules

Baseball and softball are unique when compared to most other youth sports. Neither has a set time limit and both require the defense to achieve a specific goal – three outs per inning – in order for the game to advance.

Understanding this distinction, while recognizing that the players are children of varied abilities, makes it easier for anyone to appreciate the importance of pace of play in Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball® games.

NOTE: Beginning with the 2023 Little League season, an 8-run rule option was implemented FOR REGULAR SEASON ONLY. Following the same intent as the “10-run” and “15-run rules” the language in rule 4.10 (e) now also states that a local league my chose to implement an 8-run rule after five [six innings for Intermediate (50-70) Division/Junior/Senior League]. This 10-run and 15-run rule (Tournament Rule 12) is mandatory during the International Tournament.

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