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1. RUN RULE:  If a team is leading by 16 or more runs at the end of the 3rd inning (away team must bat in 3rd inning – equal at bats), or the end of the 4th inning (away team must bat in 4th inning – equal at bats), the game will be considered over. Then at the end of the 5th inning, if a team is leading by 12 runs; the game will be over, After 5 full innings; the game will end when either team goes up by 12 runs (no equal at bats). In summary, 16 runs after complete 3 or complete 4; 12 runs after complete 5 or any point thereafter (no equal at bats needed in 6 and 7) 

2. PITCH COUNT:  One and one count will be used in all games. If you hit a foul ball with 2 strikes, you do not get a extra strike. You will be out. This includes the playoffs. 

3. OFFICIAL GAME:  Official regular season game will be 4 full innings. If a game is shortened because of rain or time limit, 4 full innings will be an official game.   No equal at bats are needed if the game is called after 4 complete innings.  For the playoffs only, if the game is called at any point, a makeup game will be scheduled to finish the game.  The makeup game will resume and continue exactly from the previous game was called).  Same game situation.

 4. COURTESY RUNNERS:  Courtesy runners will be limited to MAX 3 players per game. The runner must be the last batted out. You may “deactivate” one courtesy receiver in favor of another player (“activated”) who is injured during the game one time during a game in an emergency only.

 5. BATTING ORDER: You may bat as many players as you like. The number fielders will remain at 10.  You may substitute batters for fielders or players not in the game for other batters and fielders, but the batting order must remain the same. If you take a batter out of the game, and do not have a replacement for that batter, the penalty will be an out the first time up for that batter. If a batter or player is ejected from the game, the team will receive an out every time that batter is due up at bat.

 7. PITCHING:  The pitching distance shall be 50 to 56 feet.  The distance from home plate to the pitching mound will be 50 feet minimum.  The pitcher may pitch from as far back as 56 feet.  The pitcher may move forward or back within this 50 to 56 ft. range.  The pitching arc is set from 6 feet to 12 feet. 

8. FOUL TIP:  Foul ball must be over the batters head to be caught and called out.

 9. DESIGNATED HITTER: There is no DH in this league--If you play the field, you must bat. 

10. BANNED BATS:  We will use the National ASA banned bat list. It is the managers and players responsibility to check any and all bats used to make sure they are legal. If a banned bat is used, the batter and the manager will be ejected for the remainder of that day and the next doubleheader. If an umpire or the league coordinators are not sure if a bat is legal or altered, it may be removed from play.  In addition, the league coordinators and or Long Island ASA Commissioner may remove any bat that appears to be legal, but is reacting out of character and determined to be dangerous from play and be banned from use in this league.   A bat must be free of audible rattles when shaken. If it sounds like there is something loose or any sound of something coming from the inside of the bat the bat will be removed from play. 

11. PLAYOFF GAMES:  In the playoffs, the higher seed will have choice of home team for the 1st or 2nd game.   If the third game is needed, the higher seed will again have choice of home or visiting team. 

Home Team:  The home team is determined by a coin toss before the FIRST game. The winner of the coin toss chooses if they want to be Home first or not.

 For the playoffs, please see above. 

Game Times: Game times as noted on the schedule are to start on time, so that there will be time to play the second game. The second game will start 10 minutes after the completion of the first game. 

Forfeit Times: Forfeit time is 15 minutes after scheduled game time. 

Forfeited Game: At least 8 players must be present on the field and ready to play at the start of the game for a forfeit to be avoided. When there are only 9 players, the catcher must be the 9th. When there are only 8 available, that team still must field the position on plays at the plate, but the opposing team should retrieve pitches.

 Player Rosters: All player rosters must be completed before your first game and no changes will be allowed after the third date of play. Rosters can have a maximum of 20 players. Roster freeze will be the fifth playing week of the season. A player does not need to have a plate appearance before the fifth week to be on your team.

 Game Results: It will be the responsibility of the manager to enter game results on league website by Wednesday Night 11:59PM. There will be a penalty of 2 plate appearances per game missed added to your team if stats are not put in on time. However if for any reason you cannot put stats in on time on a certain week please contact Raheel in advance. DO NOT wait hours before the deadline.

 Rain Outs:  Managers must go or send someone to the field to determine if that field is playable. Rainouts must be reported to the league as you do game results.

 Conduct of Players: All players are to adhere to local Park regulations, reframe from alcoholic beverages, and profane language on or near the fields. Any assault on an umpire will be automatic ejection from the league. Foul language or threats to another player may result in ejection at the discretion of the umpire and possible future suspensions by the league.

 CSL NO Cursing Policy: 

Captains will warn each of his players that cursing will not be tolerated. If a player curses for the first time, the umpire will give him a warning. Upon the second curse, the player will be suspended from the game immediately.

 Stat-keeping: Captains must keep proper stats to every game, or have such responsibility assigned to a teammate. A sacrifice only occurs when a fly ball to the outfield (grounders or infield flies don’t count) results in a successful run scored on a tag-up. A player who gets a hit and is tagged out while attempting to extend it to a double or more should be marked down as getting to the last base he safely reached, in terms of stats. E.g. tagged trying to get to 2nd is marked down as a single. 

Playoff Qualifications: A player must have 25 plate appearances (walks and at-bats) to qualify for playoffs.  

Teams seeded 1 & 2 will get an automatic bye in the first round. Team seed 3 will play 6 and 4 seed will play 5 in the first round. There will be no re-seeding after any round.

Awards: All CSL awards will be presented at the end of the regular season. 

The following awards will be given by Nassau County

Division team champion; Plaque

1st place in playoffs; Trophy

2nd place in playoffs; Trophy

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