Sunburst League Rules

League Play Rules

  • Baseball Canada Official Rules of Baseball will be used (including the DH)
  • All games will be 7 innings
  • Mercy Rule - 10 Run differential after the losing team has completed their 5th offensive inning
  • Wood/wood composite bat only
  • Courtesy runner is permitted for the catcher when they are on base with 2 outs (not permitted during playoffs)

Roster Requirements

  • Maximum roster size of 25 players
  • Initial rosters must be submitted prior to the teams first scheduled league game. A final roster must be submitted by July 1st.
  • No changes to the roster will be permitted after July 1st. If a teams roster falls below 15 players, that team will have the opportunity to roster replace.
  • All rosters must be approved, and any changes approved by the Baseball Alberta Registrar.
  • Players are permitted to be on only one Senior level Provincial roster.
  • Junior AAA players are permitted to be on one Junior AAA Provincial roster and one Senior AAA Provincial roster.

Player Eligibility

  • Compliant with Baseball Canada player requirements and be an Alberta resident as of June 1st, 2019.
  • Must be of amateur status or be removed from professional baseball for the current year.
  • In order to be eligible for Sunburst Playoffs/Provincials, players must meet the following criteria;
  1. Have an appearance in 8 Sunburst League games (appearance is defined as 1 at-bat, 3 defensive outs played, or an appearance as a pitcher)
  2. If a player is playing in multiple Senior Leagues (i.e. FMBA, NCABL, etc.), that player must make an appearance in 10 Sunburst League games.
  3. If a player is cut from a Western Canada Baseball League team, that player must play in 8 Sunburst League games.
  • Only players who are in uniform and present at the game can be placed on the lineup card. Coaches are to retain lineup cards from all games in order to provide verification of player eligibility.
  • If an ineligible player is used, that team will forfeit all games in which the player was used.

League Play and Championships

  • The Sunburst League will consist of a balanced schedule with an equal number of games against each team.
  • The regular season Sunburst League games will determine the seeding for the Sunburst Championship playoffs.
  • The winner of the Sunburst Championship will be given the right to represent Baseball Alberta at the Baseball Canada National Championships the following year.

League Fees

  • Each team is responsible to pay the league fee of $1000 annually.
  • The winner of the Sunburst Championship will receive $3000, and 2nd place will receive $1000.

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