Alpine / West Menlo Little League has served the families of Menlo Park, Woodside, and Portola Valley for more than a half-century. Our mission is to be an outstanding community organization that creates a culture where kids of all abilities love playing

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Majors Rules

  • Home team prepares the field (mound, plate, bases, water, lines)
  • Home team supplies game balls
  • Five runs max per inning for innings 1 thru 4 inning 5 and 6 are unlimited
  • Steal or advance to any base allowed
  • No dropped 3rd strike
  • LL pitch count rules apply:
    • A pitcher can pitch a maximum of two innings.
  • No inning begins after 2 hours game ends at 2:15 hours
  • 1 minute between innings. Have your players ready to go
  • Minimum play of 3 innings in the field
  • If not enough players, borrow players from opposing team
  • No forfeits
  • Mercy Rule: 
    • 10 Runs after the 5th inning; or
    • 15 Runs after the fourth inning
  • Inning ends when one of these occur:
    • The 3rd out is made
    • The 5th run scored

 

Minors Rules

  • Home team prepares the field (mound, plate, bases, water, lines)
  • Home team supplies game balls
  • Five runs max per inning for innings 1 thru 4 inning 5 and 6 are unlimited
  • No stealing or advancing to bases allowed
  • No inning begins after 2 hours game ends at 2:15 hours
  • 2 minutes between innings
  • Pitching machine used for all games:
    • 7 pitches per batter or 3 strikes
    • If the 7th pitch is foul pitching continues
  • Minimum play of 3 innings in the field
  • Four outfielders allowed but not mandatory
  • If not enough players,  borrow players from opposing team
  • No forfeits
  • Mercy Rule: 
    • 10 Runs after the 5th inning; or
    • 15 Runs after the fourth inning
  • Inning ends when one of these occur:
    • The 3rd out is made
    • The 5th run scored

 

Little Sluggers Rules

  • Home team prepares the field (mound, plate, bases, water, lines)
  • Home team supplies game balls
  • Five runs max per inning for all innings
  • No inning begins after 2 hours game ends at 2:15 hours
  • Coaches pitch, no walks.  If no hit after 3 strikes (swings) use the Tee
  • 2 minutes between innings
  • Bat the whole lineup
  • Four outfielders allowed but not mandatory
  • Minimum play of 4 innings in the field
  • Inning ends when one of these occur:
    • The entire lineup has bat
    • The 5th run scored