Players transitioning from 8u machine pitch to 9u kid pitch will have quite a few adjustments to make this fall.
- Pitcher’s rubber is 40 feet from home plate
- Base runners may steal, but not lead off. Base runners may leave their occupied base once the ball has been released by the pitcher.
- Base runners may not steal home. However, a base runner may advance from 3rd base to home if a play is made on him at 3rd base. (Example: Base runner is stealing 3rd and the catcher over throws 3rd base. The base runner may advance home at his own risk.)
- No infield fly rule
- No dropped 3rd strike rule
- 9 players on defense (3 outfielders instead of 4)