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   NFHS (high school) Baseball Rules
Table of Contents


Rule 1 - Players, Field & Equipment

Section 1-1: Positions of Players

Section 1-2: The Field

Section 1-3: Bats, Balls & Gloves

Section 1-4: Uniforms

Section 1-5: Player Equipment


Rule 2 - Playing Terms & Definitions

Terms & Definitions


Rule 3 - Subs, Coaching, Bench & Field Conduct, Charged Conferences

Section 3-1: Substituting

Section 3-2: Coaching

Section 3-3: Bench & Field Conduct

Section 3-4: Charged Conference


Rule 4 - Starting and Ending the Game

Section 4-1: Starting a Game

Section 4-2: Ending a Regulation Game

Section 4-3: Called Game

Section 4-4: Forfeited Game

Section 4-5: Protested Game


Rule 5 - Dead Ball - Suspension of Play

Section 5-1: Dead Ball

Section 5-2: Suspension of Play


Rule 6 - Pitching

Section 6-1: Pitching

Section 6-2: Infractions by the Pitcher


Rule 7 - Batting

Section 7-1: Position and Batting Order

Section 7-2: Strikes, Balls & Hits

Section 7-3: Batting Infractions - A Batter Shall Not

Section 7-4: Batter is out


Rule 8 - Base Running

Section 8-1: When Batter Becomes a Runner

Section 8-2: Touching, Occupying & Returning to a Base

Section 8-3: Base Running Awards (table)

Section 8-4: Runner is Out


Rule 9 - Scoring - Record Keeping

Score & Record Keeping


Rule 10 - Umpiring

Section 10-1: General

Section 10-2: Umpire in Chief

Section 10-3: Field Umpire