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Morgantown Pony Baseball League

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Morgantown Pony Baseball League – Pony Division

               Pony League Games will be played according to the 2017 Major League Baseball Rules & Regulations book except, when modified by the 2017 Pony League Baseball Rules & Regulations Book, applicable to the Pony League, as modified by the following rules:

  1. Rules and Regulations will be used for the non-tournament play.

  2. Pony League Teams will have up to eleven (11) players on the roster.

  3. All Players will need to attend an evaluation session.

  4. Players that sign up late (after evaluation) or do not attend the evaluation session will be placed on a

    Team after the coaches talk about the player or players in question.

  5. All Managers and coaches need to attend a coach’s clinic and Spring Training.

  6. A base runner shall slide at home plate in the event of a play on the base runner is being made and in the event the base runner has or may have contact with a fielder.  Discretion to this rule shall rest with the umpire and shall not be applicable.  In the event a base runner violates this rule the base runner shall be out.

  7. A base runner shall not purposely collide with a fielder to attempt to dislodge the ball or take a fielder out of play except in the event the base runner shall be sliding into a base.  In the event a base runner violates this rule the base runner is out.

  8. A maximum number of players in the field at any one time shall be nine (9) players in the field, at least three (3) shall be in the outfield.  The minimum number of players on the field shall be eight to start the game.

  9. In the event a player shall leave a game early or shall be injured, then the place in the batting line-up of the player shall be skipped.  Injured player must sit out that inning and can return the next inning.

  10. A batter shall receive a warning for unintentionally throwing the bat in the first instance during a game.  Upon occurrence of the second instance in the same game, the batter shall be out, the hit ball shall be dead, and all base runners shall return to their respective original bases as if the batter had struck out.

  11. All players shall be dressed in uniform (hat, pants, shirt, and socks).  All shirts shall be tucked into pants without exception.  Violation of this rule will result in player not being allowed on the field.

  12. In the event a team shall be ahead in the score after five (5) innings by ten (10) or more runs, the game shall be concluded upon the conclusion of the home team batting that inning.

  13. No Limit on runs scored in a inning.

  14. In the event a pitcher hits three (3) batters in an inning, the pitcher shall be removed from the game as a pitcher.

  15. Each player shall play a minimum of three (3) innings per game, with the following exceptions:  In the event of disciplinary issues being addressed by the Manager, or player being injured. If a player is substituted, then that player must re-enter the game the next inning.

  16. The infield-fly rule shall apply.

  17. Round Robin batting shall apply.

  18. Base runners will be able to lead off from the base.  

  19. Players can wear metal spikes.

  20. Pitching:

    1. Players can only pitch 7 innings per game per day.

    2. Players pitching 4 innings or more in a game can not pitch for 40 hours.

    3. Players can pitch 10 innings per week.



  1. Managers must report the pitchers innings pitched in games to the Pony League Director.  Games included: exhibition, league play, & intra-season teams.

  2. Call up players from the Bronco League will NOT be able to pitch and players playing in a call-up capacity must bat last in the batting order.

  3. There shall be no time limit when no other games are scheduled after the current games.  Seven (7) complete (or five and one-half {5 ½}) innings in the event the home team is ahead. There shall be an inning limit of nine (9) innings per game. 


  1. Speed-Up Rules

  1. Catcher on base with two (2) outs shall have a pinch-runner, and that player will be the one who made the last out.

  2. When a batter enters the batter’s box and after the pitcher pitches the first pitch, the batter must keep one foot in the batter’s box.  If the batter steps out of the box, a strike will be called by the home plate umpire.  If the batter fouls off the pitch the batter may step out to rest him/her self.  (Early in the season it will be two (2) warnings per team before a strike will be called.)

  1. Play-offs for the Pony Division will be determined by the Pony League Director.  It will be either single or double elimination tournament.

  2. All star teams and Managers will be selected according to the MPBL bylaws.

  3. Clean up field after games or practices.  Please clean dugouts of trash, and stow away all equipment.


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Morgantown Pony Baseball League (MPBL)

PO Box 1382 
Morgantown, West Virginia 26507

Email: [email protected]

Morgantown Pony Baseball League (MPBL)

PO Box 1382 
Morgantown, West Virginia 26507

Email: [email protected]
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