Division Rules

Southeast Valley (SEV) Baseball

SEV Baseball 2024 Spring Season Rules & Guidelines

General Information

Welcome to the Southeast Valley Pony league. PONY stands for Protecting Our Nation’s Youth, and as such good sportsmanship is expected. This is true of players, coaches and parents. It is the coach’s responsibility to maintain an atmosphere of respect for players, umpires and parents. Verbal abuse from parents will not be tolerated, so as a coach please ensure you are setting this expectation with parents of your players. Parents getting ejected will be suspended for one game for a minor incident. If there are physical threats or police called (major incident), the offending parents will be suspended for the season and the board will determine future eligibility.

Most of the games will be held at Queen Creek Jr. High fields. Get directions.. The home team sets up bases, mound, and lines. Equipment will be found in the cage next to the dugouts. The visiting team puts bases and the mound back in the locker after the last game. No USSSA bats allowed–only USA, BBCOR, and wooden bats. All trash needs to be picked up after games and the field should be left clean. Home team is in the 3rd base dugout and scorekeeper. Visitor is in the 1st base dugout. If using Blue Cards, please put the team names on the card as well as the coach’s name. The pitch count on each pitcher should be completed on the Blue Card as well. Mercy rules will be in effect.

League Age Key

The league age key can be found on the official PONY Baseball Helpdesk website.

Pitching Chart

League  Daily Max Days Rested
Age Pitches 0 Days 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days
7-8 50 1-20 21-35 36-50 NA NA NA
9-10 75 1-20 21-35 36-50 51-65 66+ NA
11-12 85 1-20 21-35 36-50 51-65 66+ NA
13-14 95 1-20 21-35 36-50 51-65 66+ NA
15-16 95 1-30 31-45 46-60 61-75 76+ NA
17-18 105 1-30 31-45 46-60 61-80 81+ NA

 

Foal T-Ball (5 and Under) SEV Rules

  1. No umpires allocated for T-ball D
  2. Time Limits- (No new inning after 1 hour) 
  3. Distance– Bases are set at 50’ apart.
  4. Each player gets three swings.
  5. Teams bat the entire lineup and then switch.
  6. It is up to coaches to decide before the game if they want to clear bases, after three outs.
  7. No blue cards are needed.

Foal T-Ball (5 and Under)  PONY Rule Book

Official PONY Rules for T-Ball

Shetland Coach Pitch (7 and Under) SEV Rules

Division Director: Ryan Goodman – ryangoods16@yahoo.com

  1. One Umpire per game.  
  2. Time Limits- No new inning after 1 hour 15 minutes. 
  3. Distance (40/60).
  4. Batter gets 5 pitches.
    1. If the batter fouls the 5th pitch, he keeps batting until either he is out or reaches base.
  5. No lead off or steal.
  6. Runners only advance one base on over throws.
  7. Ball is dead once pitcher has the ball or once ball is controlled in the infield after being returned from the outfield.
  8. There are 3 outfielders and tagging on fly balls is allowed.
  9. Teams bat entire lineup but scoring is stopped after 3 outs with a maximum of 5 run limit per inning.
  10. Substitute a runner for the catcher when needed to speed up play– use the last out. 
  11. Two coaches are allowed on the field for defense.
  12. Offense can have two coaches and a third coach to pitch.
  13. Ball is live if the ball hits the coach. 

Coach Pitch PONY Rule Book

Official PONY Rules for Coach Pitch

Pinto Kid Pitch (8U) SEV Rules

Division Director: Ryan Goodman – ryangoods16@yahoo.com

  1. One Umpire per game.  
  2. Time Limits- No new inning after 1 hour 30 minutes. 
  3. Distance (40/60).
  4. No leadoffs.
  5. Steals are allowed after ball crosses plate.
    1. No stealing home.  5 run limit per inning.
  6. Unlimited runs after the 3rd inning.
  7. Ball is dead once pitcher has the ball.
  8. No balks.
  9. Runners only advance one base on overthrows.
  10. No stealing home on overthrow to 3rd.
  11. No infield fly rule.
  12. Three outfields with tagging allowed.
  13. Blue cards are in use.
  14. Mercy rules are fifteen runs through three innings or ten runs through four innings. 

Pinto Kid Pitch (8U) PONY Rule Book

Official PONY Rules for Pinto Kid Pitch (8U)

Mustang (10U) SEV Rules

Division Director: Russ Tonks – russ@e-corp4u.com

  1. One Umpire per game.
  2. Time limits- No new inning after 1 hour 30 minutes.
  3. Distance (46/60).
  4. Leadoff and steals are allowed.
  5. Balks are not enforced but taught; coaches can agree to change this with the umpire prior to the start.
  6. Infield fly rule in effect.
  7. No inning run limit.
  8. Blue cards are in use.  
  9. Mercy rules are fifteen runs through three innings or ten runs through four innings.

Mustang (10U) PONY Rule Book

Official PONY Rules for Mustang (10U)

Bronco (12U) SEV Rules

Division Director: KC Caruth – kccaruth1126@gmail.com

  1. Two Umpires per game (1 Senior & 1 Junior) 
  2. Time Limits- No new inning after 1 hour 45 minutes
  3. Distance (50/70).
  4. Baseball rules with 1 balk warning unless coaches agree with the umpire prior to the start.
  5. Mercy rules are fifteen runs through four innings or ten runs through five innings. 

Bronco (12U) PONY Rule Book

Official PONY Rules for Bronco (12U)

Pony (14U) SEV Rules

Division Director: KC Caruth – kccaruth1126@gmail.com

  1. Two Umpires per game (1 Senior & 1 Junior) 
  2. Time Limits- No new inning after 1 hour 45 minutes. 
  3. Distance (60/90).
  4. Baseball rules unless coaches agree with umpire prior to the start.
  5. Use wood bats.
  6. Pitcher or catcher can have a substitute runner of the player who made the prior out to keep the gameplay moving.  
  7. Mercy rules are fifteen runs through four innings or ten runs through five innings.

Pony (14U) PONY Rule Book

Official PONY Rules for Pony (14U)

Colt (16U) SEV Rules

Division Director: KC Caruth – kccaruth1126@gmail.com

  1. Two Umpires per game (1 Senior & 1 Junior) 
  2. Time Limits- No new inning after 1 hour 45 minutes. 
  3. Distance (60/90).
  4. Baseball rules unless coaches agree with umpire prior to the start.
  5. Use wood bats.
  6. Pitcher or catcher can have a substitute runner of the player who made the prior out to keep the gameplay moving.  
  7. Mercy rules are fifteen runs through four innings or ten runs through five innings.

Colt (16U) PONY Rule Book

Official PONY Rules for Colt (16U)