The Maui Open Baseball
League is a recreational baseball league that provides Maui citizens 14
and older an opportunity to play organized baseball during the summer
and fall seasons.
2012 MAUI OPEN BASEBALL LEAGUE RULES
Games will be played at the Ichiro “Iron” Maehara Stadium or Maui High
School on weekday evenings and weekends from July through October.
- Team Roster and required forms (link below) due prior to first game. All players must
sign form and/or have parent signature BEFORE participating. Violation
subject to forfeit.
of players: High school freshman age 14 or older.
Waiver must be signed for any athlete under the age of 18.
Waiver Form must be signed by any athlete age 18 or older.
- All athletes must adhere to the No Fight
Rule. Violation of the No
Fight Rule will result in player’s immediate dismissal from league and a
minimum one year suspension from all county sponsored and county
co-sponsored activities from calendar date. If any player is ejected from a game for
any reason other than fighting, the following consequences will be
- 1st offense
= 1 game suspension. 2nd
offense = dismissed from league for the remainder of the season.
- No Alcohol. Athletes will be dismissed from the
facility and suspended from team’s next scheduled game if having consumed
alcohol prior to and/or during game play.
- No smoking or alcohol in dugout.
Rosters & Waivers
are due before first game
- Team managers responsible for securing County of Maui
waiver forms from their players and turning them into a county representative - Mice Kahula or, Jackie Fuentes.
- Any players added to roster must be listed for one game and sit out that 1 game
before being eligible to play.
Manager must notify coordinator of all players
being added, coordinator will add the player to the list and notify
managers. Once a player is listed on a roster, they cannot change
teams unless all teams agree to the move via a vote.
- Eligible Rosters
will be posted to this website under Teams & Contacts
Fields & Insurance
- The County of Maui provides the use of fields and the insurance for the league to operate.
MOBL has requested to Parks & Recreation that game fields be
dragged and lined prior to games, or that teams are given supplies
needed to prepare the fields an hour before the game time.
team fixes field (rakes infield, mound and home plate areas flat) if
another game follows theirs. Failure to do so will result in forfeit of
$20 of their field maintenance deposit.
- Visiting team tarps mound and home plate area after home team rakes after games at stadium. Failure to do so will result in forfeit of $20 of their field maintenance deposit.
Fees & Deposits
- Field Maintenance: Each team shall pay a $60 deposit for
field maintenance. If team neglects
to repair field or tarp mound and plate area, they will be fined $20 per
- If a team uses all of
their deposit, $60 more needs to be submitted before being able to play
next game. If team does not incur
fines, deposit shall be returned.
- Umpires: Each
team pays umpires directly before each game: 9 inning games = $50 per team ($60 home, $50 Bases = $110). 7 inning games = $45 per team ($50 home, $40 Bases = $90).
- If a team forfeits,
they must pay the umpires in full, for each team) before being allowed to play their next game.
a forfeit fee, managers may contact their opponent and the
officials 4 days in advance or shall contact their opponent and
negotiate a makeup date/location.
- Scorekeepers: Employing scorekeepers is encouraged however not necessary.
- If a game is played with out a scorekeeper, the umpire is not responsible for keeping track of runs scored.
innings on weekends and 7 innings on weekday evenings.
- Games will be played by the NFHS Rules,
with the following provisions:
- 3 hour and 15 minute time limit for all
weekend, 9 inning games. 3 1/2 hour time limit
for 6pm weeknight games. 8
run mercy rule after 5 innings for 7 inning games; 10 after 7 innings for 9 inning games.
team provides 6 new NFHS approved game balls then all balls after those are
used/lost. Balls must be deemed
‘playable’ by umpire and opposing manager.
For playoffs, each team provide 6 new baseballs so there are a
dozen for the game.
- 15 minute
grace period - If a team is missing a player or two that is running
late, that team has 15 minutes for necessary players (are on the field
ready to play) before having to forfeit.
- Each team responsible for keeping own score book.
Slide Rule in effect. No taking out
the defensive player. Slides are directly into the bag.
or aluminum bats may be used as approved by the NFHS 2012 high school baseball rules. If aluminum, it must meet BBCOR
standards (-3). Violation
will result in illegal bat being confiscated by umpire for remainder of game. Results of illegal equipment shall be
vacated upon discovery. Umpires shall check bats and helmets for compliance before games and be aware of rule variations from the NFHS.
must wear jersey tucked in with a unique number, cap, pants and covered
runners for pitcher/catcher only.
can be used for any player
reentry for position player and his substitute - a player may not reenter as a pitcher if he has pitched in the
- 10th or Alternate Hitter - the AH can be
positioned anywhere in the batting lineup, like a DH.
A comprehensive list of approved and non-approved BESR non-wood bats from the NCAA Bat Certification facility at the
Washington State University Sport Science Laboratory. The link is www.mme.wsu-ssl.org/certifiedbaseballbats.aspx.
Please share this information with your players and management. We trust this will reduce some of the confusion with the
compliancy of many non-wood baseball bats.