2014-2015 CIF-SS BLUE BOOKARTICLE 120APPROVED SPORTS
1215 - CONTEST CANCELED AFTER START
Once a game starts, (play ball), and is stopped/called/canceled because of inclement weather, light failure, or other circumstances beyond the control of the host management, each umpire is entitled to his/her full game fee.
1216 - CONTEST CHANGE
If the date, time or location of any athletic contest is changed after assignments have been completed, it shall be the responsibility of the host management to notify the umpires involved.
1217 - REMOVAL OF OFFICIAL - (Umpire)
After an umpire has accepted an assignment, the umpire can be removed from the contest only at the direction of the school principal, and by payment of the full game fee by the objecting school. This rule does not apply to CIF-SS playoff games.
1219 - FAILURE TO NOTIFY OFFICIAL OF CHANGE
When a regularly scheduled game date or site is changed and the host management fails to notify the umpire and he/she arrives at the site of the contest and there is no game, the umpire shall receive 1/2 the game fee.
1220 - INCLEMENT WEATHER - (1220.1)
In case of inclement weather, it is the responsibility of the umpire assigned to contact the host management to learn whether or not the game will be played. If the official should arrive at the site of the contest without previously checking and the contest has been canceled, neither the host management nor the CIF Southern Section is required to reimburse the umpire for any part of his / her fee. If the official has been notified by the host management by 1:00 p.m. that the contest will be played, and he / she arrives at the site of the contest, and in the meantime the contest has been canceled, the umpire(s) shall receive half the game fee.
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1500 – PITCHING LIMITATION RULE
CIF Sections shall adopt the following baseball pitching limitation rule:
Thirty outs and/or 3 appearances in a/any calendar week through the season.
(a) The calendar week begins on Monday. (Monday – Saturday)
(b) Innings pitched in a no game; rainout, power failure, etc., shall count towards the total.
(c) If the 30th out involves a double or triple play, the team will not be penalized.
(d) An appearance is defined as a pitcher pitching at least one pitch. If a pitcher is removed from the mound to another position and later returns to pitch in the same game, the pitcher will be charged with a second appearance.
(e) Any violation constitutes a forfeit of the contest.
1501 - OFFICIAL NATIONAL FEDERATION AUTHENTICATION MARK
Only Baseballs with the National Federation authentication mark shall be used in the sport of Baseball - (February, 1999)
1514 - GAME TIME LIMIT
In all non-varsity contests, no new inning will start after two and one half hours have elapsed from the start of a regulation game (five innings or four and one half innings with the host team In any night baseball game, no inning will be permitted to start after 11:30 p.m., with the exception of the CIF Southern Section championship game.
1515 - COACHES IN UNIFORM
No adult coach or player may coach from the first or third base coaching box that is not in uniform. Students must be eligible to be in coaching boxes.
1516 - SPORTSMANSHIP
Contrary to certain aspects of professional baseball, the players and coaches on a CIF Southern Section baseball team are expected to accept the umpires’ decisions and to refrain from unsportsmanlike gestures and remarks to opposing players and the umpires. It is the direct responsibility of the coach to control such unsportsmanlike actions and remarks on the part of his players or bench. In the event the coach does not accept this responsibility, the umpire shall have the right to remove the offender from the scene of the contest.
1517 - COUNTING A TIE GAME
A regulation called game with a tie score shall be counted as a ½ game won and a ½ game lost for each team. This rule will apply to all contests and leagues may not waive this rule
1519 - PLAYER CONDUCT
Any player who is ejected for any reason shall be disqualified from participating in the remainder of the game and will be ineligible for the team’s next contest and may not attend. A player who was ejected from the previous contest, who, knowingly, or unknowingly, participates in or is in attendance at the next contest, will result in the forfeiture of the contest. Any player whose conduct merits ejection from a game by an umpire for fighting or assaultive behavior shall be disqualified from participating in the remainder of the game and will be ineligible for the teams’ next contest. Any player who leaves the confines of the bench or team area during a fight that has broken out or may break out will be ineligible for the team’s next contest and may not attend. A player who was ejected from the previous contest, who, knowingly, or unknowingly, participates in or is in attendance at the next contest, will result in the forfeiture of the contest. In the case of suspension from play, the next contest may not be a forfeited, postponed or canceled game.
1520 - COACH EJECTION
Upon ejection, the head or assistant coach shall be disqualified from participating in the remainder of the game and will be ineligible for the team’s next contest and may not attend. The next contest may not be a forfeited, postponed or canceled game. A second ejection will constitute a two contest suspension and a third ejection will cause suspension for the remainder of the season. A coach who was ejected from the previous contest, who, knowingly or unknowingly, participates in or is in attendance at the next contest, will result in the forfeiture of every contest until the suspension is completely served.
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NATIONAL FEDERATION 10 RUN RULE (4-2-2)
The 10 Run rule is by state association adoption only. California has not adopted this rule; however, some Southern Section High School leagues/teams that you umpire may have adopted it, (in other words it may be in effect). It would be advisable to ask at ground rules (at home plate) for both varsity and lower level games, the league policy (that is, if the 10-run rule is in effect by league adoption in the CIF-Southern Section contest you are about to umpire).