Umpires / Game Officials

  • Facial coverings are required for all game officials
  • Physical distancing must be maintained during any discussion/clarification with umpires
  • The foul line will be the boundary for any discussion/clarification with umpires

Baseballs

  • At the discretion of both teams and game officials, baseballs will either run through the umpire (per normal protocol) or through the defensive team
  • In situations where the umpire (or teams) choose to not have officials handle the baseballs, the defensive team will provide balls when their team is in the field. When balls go out of play, they will be thrown in by the defensive team bench to their pitcher to resume play. When sides change, the offensive team going out on defense would provide their own game balls for that inning
  • Teams are discouraged from throwing the ball around the horn