Lemont

Lemont

Turn into the parking lot. The playing field is the one that is located at the end of the lot–not the one located by the road.

Ground Rules

  • Starting in right field: Any ball that lands in the high weeds is a home run. You cannot go into the weeds and catch the ball. If the ball bounces INTO the high weeds, the outfielder needs to put up his hands to confirm with the umpire that it is a ground rule double. ***If the outfielder goes into the weeds after the ball has bounced in without putting his hands up, the batter can run around the bases.*** From where the high weeds end (in right center) to the left field foul line, it is all you can get.
  • Down the left field line, there is a tree that hangs over into fair play. If the ball hits the tree in fair play (this is to the umpire’s discretion to determine whether it hits the tree in fair/foul territory), it is a ground rule double. If the ball hits the tree in foul territory, it is a foul ball/strike. The outfielder CANNOT catch the ball on the fly out of that tree. Once a ball hits that certain tree, it will either be a ground-rule double or a strike. NOTE: Opposing coaches should tell their outfielders to run out from the trees and throw it from under or around them rather than trying to try and throw it through them, as the ball almost always gets hung up when someone tries to do that.
  • Know that the out of play lines span from the corner of the fences down as far as they can go.
  • Catch and carry rule is in effect. If you catch the ball in the field and go out of bounds, you MUST come back and establish the ball in the field of play before you can continue the play.
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