Can you all please remind your LL Rookie, Minor & Major Umpires of the Leaving base Early Rule.
If a runner leaves the base “Before the Ball reaches the Batter” the Team is issued a warning and the Runner is returned to the base.
Unless he has been forced to advance.
Any subsequent Runner, from that Team, who “Leaves Early” is to be given OUT.
This Rule is different from the LL Rules.
The RHBL Rule has the effect of stopping the Leaving Early very quickly once a Runner has been given out.
Also please remind Coaches, that if their team is 10 or more runs ahead, they should ask their Runners to refrain from stealing bases.
This is not a Rule just part of the etiquette of Junior Baseball.