Play at Washington Township Little League is governed by rules published by Little League International.  WTLL provides rule books to team managers and umpires.  You can also purchase a rule book from Little League.

Most Little League rules mirror Official Baseball Rules, which can be downloaded for free.

Key differences include:
  • The top of the strikezone is the the armpits.
  • Runners must maintain contact with their base until the pitch reaches the batter (closed bases) (Major and below)
  • Headfirst slides while advancing are illegal (Major and below)
  • Any runner is out when the runner does not slide or attempt to get around a fielder who has the ball and is waiting to make the tag.
  • Pitchers are subject to pitch count limitations.

Note that there is no "Must Slide" rule.

In addition, Washington Township Little League has some local baseball rules and local softball rules.

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