Temecula Pony

Rules and Forms

USA Baseball Bat Standard

In conjunction with USA Baseball and its other participating national member organizations, PONY Baseball has adopted the new USA Baseball bat standard (USABat). All 2 1/4″ and 2 5/8″ barrel bats with a minus factor of (-5, -7, -9, etc.), must be USABat certified with the USABat licensing stamp on the bat in order to be used for league and tournament play. All 2 1/4″ and 2 5/8″ minus factor bats -5, -7, -9, etc. purchased before September 1, 2017, are illegal to use in Pony Baseball.

BBCOR certified (-3) bats may be used at any level in Pony Baseball, regardless of the USABat certification.

Tee ball bats are not required to undergo lab testing to receive approval under the USABat program. However, to be approved for play, tee ball bats must carry the USA Baseball mark accompanied by the following text: “Only For Use With Approved Tee Ball Bats.” If you already have a tee ball bat you would like to continue using, all you have to do is purchase a USA Bat sticker directly from USA Baseball and place it on your bat.

To find out more about the USABat standard, please click here.

To find PONY’s official approved bat list, which is in accordance with USABat, click here.

Information

Here you can find information and rules about our league, as well as helpful incident and other PDF forms. View the documents below for more information.

Temecula Youth Baseball Local Rules

Revised: January 28, 2020

Temecula Youth Baseball Official Local Rules, Policies and Procedures.

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Revised: May 14, 2018

Colt Local Rules, Policies and Procedures.

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Revised: December 18,2018

SIBA rules. Note: These local rules only pertain to Teams registered uner Siba Baseball

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Revised: May 14, 2018
HSP Local Rules, Policies and Procedures.

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Revised: November 5, 2019

Middle School Local Rules, Policies and Procedures.

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Pony Baseball & MLB Official Rules

Updated: April, 2018
These are the basic rules and regulations for PONY Baseball. Local (published above ) rules take precedence over these if they are different (except in PONY Sanctioned tournaments). If neither addresses an issue, the OFFICIAL BASEBALL RULES (OBR) shall govern.

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Updated: April, 2018
These are the OFFICIAL BASEBALL RULES for Major League Baseball. Unless otherwise defined in our local rules or the PONY rulebook, play is governed by this rule book.

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Here you can find information and rules about our league, as well as helpful incident and other PDF forms. View the documents below for more information.

Temecula Youth Baseball Forms

Revised: January 30, 2018

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Revised: February 21, 2005

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Revised: Jun 09, 2007

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Revised: Jan 01, 2009
These procedures explain how Temecula Youth Baseball establishes guidelines for the selection of players to assure fairness, sportsmanship and the equitable distribution of talent.

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Revised: Unavailable, being revised.
These procedures explain how Temecula Youth Baseball selects our All-Star teams for both our local and PONY All-Star teams.

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Revised: September 15, 2017
This policy details the responsibilities Managers in our league are required to uphold.

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Revised: September 15, 2017
Policies and Procedures in place in regards to Grievances.

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League Age Chart

2022 age chart

Pitch Count Rules

Temecula Youth Baseball has incorporated a pitching guide in accordance with Pitch Smart Pitch Count Rules. This is in effect for Kid-Pitch Pinto, Mustang, Bronco, Bronco Middle School, Pony, Pony Middle School, HSP, and Colt. Please see the grid below.

pitch count chart
  • Days’ Rest are FULL days rest  starting the day FOLLOWING the game (i.e. if a 10 year old pitches 66+ pitches on Monday, they are not eligible to pitch again until Saturday).
  • No pitcher shall appear in a game as a pitcher for three consecutive days, regardless of pitch count. If a pitcher has the available pitches, a pitcher could pitch in two (2) games in a day. (e.g. If a 10 year old throws 15 pitches Monday and 15 pitches Tuesday, they are not eligible to pitch Wednesday.)
  • Pitchers reaching their maximum number of pitches in a day, while pitching to a batter, may finish pitching to that batter beore being removed. A pitcher is charged with the number of pitches in the specific calendar day and week in which they are pitched, regardless of whether they are regular season, the playoff of postponed games or suspended games, tie games, or exhibition games.
  • The total number of pitches shall be recorded on the Tournament Record form.
  • Recommend the use of electronic scoring devices at all levels to help ensure an accurate pitch count.