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2270 Crestwood Drive
Crest Hill, IL 60403

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Registration for the 2020 Season is OPEN:

Shetland (Ages: 4, 5 & 6)
Cost: $60

Pinto (Ages: 7 & 8)
Cost: $110

Mustang (Ages: 9 & 10)
Cost: $130

Bronco (Ages: 11 & 12)
Cost: $145

Pony (Ages: 13 & 14)
Cost: $170

$50 deposit and birth certificate
2270 Crestwood Drive in Crest Hill
For More info Call Donna at 815-347-6044


DuPage River Conference Rules

SLIDE RULE: Players are often injured when not necessary. The purpose of the home plate slide rule is to avoid unnecessary contact at home plate. However, no player can block a base including home plate without having possession of the ball. If in the umpires judgment, any player blocks a runners path to any base including home plate, the umpire should call obstruction on the defensive player and the base runner should be awarded the base. If the catcher is holding the ball before the runner reaches home plate, the runner must slide or attempt to go around the catcher. If he runs into the catcher without sliding or attempting to go around, the umpire will call the runner out for unnecessary contact. If in the umpires judgment the contact was intent to cause injury, the player will be ejected from the game. If the ball and the runner arrive at the same time, the runner does not have to slide. The catcher must have possession of the ball before the runner reaches home plate. If there is contact between the catcher and the base runner and the catcher is blocking the plate without having the ball, obstruction should be called on the catcher and the base runner awarded home plate.

TIME LIMITS: Bronco will be two (2) hours. Pony will be two (2) hours and 15 minutes. No inning shall start after the time limit.

If all nine players are on the field before the time limit is reached, play should continue.

If the score is tied when the time limit is reached, one extra inning will be played.

Games called due to weather or darkness are considered a complete game:

  1. If four and one half (4 ) innings are complete and the home team has scored more runs than the visiting team.
  2. If the visiting team has scored more runs than the home team after five (5) complete innings.
  3. If a game in the 6th or 7th inning is called due to weather or darkness and an inning can not be completed the score will revert back to the last inning.

Exceptions to the time limit: When a game can not be started on time because of rain or having no umpires. You can start a game with one umpire if needed. Otherwise the time limit should start at the scheduled starting time. It is the managers responsibility to have their warm-ups done and have their team ready to start on time. Before starting the game, both managers, umpires and official scorekeepers should check and agree on starting time.

PLAYERS: Only players from your age division can be used to avoid a forfeiture.

  1. You may borrow a player only from the same age group. No more than three players can be borrowed.
  2. You can also use a player from the opposing team. Any additional player must play the outfield and bat ninth. If you borrow a player and your 9th player shows up, the borrowed player has to play 2 innings in the field and bat once and then he would come out of the game and your player would finish the game.
  3. You can start a game with only 8 players and the 9th batter would be an automatic out
  4. Continuous batting order is optional in Bronco.
  5. Bronco players must play two innings in the field & bat once in a seven inning game.

COURTESY RUNNERS can be used for pitchers and catcher.

  1. Must be 2 outs in an inning.
  2. Courtesy runner cannot be an active lineup player in the game. If using continuous batting order (Bronco only) or have only 9 players - the courtesy runner would be the player that made the last out.
  3. D.H. can be used for any player in PONY ONLY.

BALKS Bronco - There will be one (1) warning on a balk per pitcher until June 1. After June 1 all balks will be called.

PITCHING Each pitcher has 10 innings per week. 7 innings per day. If you pitch 4 innings or more in a day you would need the 40 hour rest rule. One pitch constitutes an inning. The week starts on Monday and ends on Sunday.

TEN RUN RULE applies to games after five (5) innings and will be an official game.


  1. Rescheduling is the responsibility of the managers, who must communicate to the appointed home field scheduler & to his League Conference Commissioner.
  2. Must be replayed in the same week.
  3. If unable to reschedule, the commissioner will decide when the game will be played.
  4. Any rain outs not played will result in a forfeit to both teams involved.

RAIN DELAYS An additional 15 minutes will be added to the original time limit. If a rain delay (s) is longer than 15 minutes, it will count against the original time limit. For Pony & above a game with a rain delay is not to exceed (start a inning after) 2 hours & 30 minutes. Bronco & below with a rain delay is not to exceed (start a inning after) 2 hours & 15 minutes.


  1. You must notify the home plate umpire & opposing manager that you are playing the game under protest prior to the next pitch.
  2. Manager (s) or coach (es) protesting the game must communicate immediately to the Conference Commissioner - Joe Marshall 744-4054 or 354-4054.
  3. Must present a letter detailing the situation within 48 hours.

Metal spikes are not allowed for DuPage River Pony and Bronco Players.

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