Hot Weather Policy

SABL Playing Rules and Conditions – Monday 24 June 2013
 
59.4.11 HEAT RULE 
 
 SENIOR HEAT POLICY – Forecast Temperature 37 – 39 degrees. 
 
If the forecast temperature at 7 am on the morning of competition is 37, 38 or 39 degrees as broadcast 
on any Radio Station (AM or FM) or as per the Australian Bureau of Meteorology Adelaide Forecast 
found at: http://www.bom.gov.au/sa/forecasts/adelaide.shtml then the following game limitations 
shall apply to all senior games. 
 
For all games modified by the Heat Rule courtesy runners may be used for catchers. 
 
DIVISION 1 – Single Game 
7 innings or 120 minutes. No new innings to start after 120 minutes. Mercy Rule to apply – 10 runs in 
front after 5 innings or 90 minutes. 
 
DIVISION 1 – Double Header 
Both Games to be 7 innings or 120 minutes. No new innings to start after 120 minutes. Mercy Rule to 
apply – 10 runs in front after 5 innings or 90 minutes. 
 
DIVISION 1 – Twilight 
7 innings or 120 minutes. No new innings to start after 120 minutes. Mercy Rule to apply – 10 runs in 
front after 5 innings or 90 minutes. 
 
DIVISION 2 and below: 
7 innings or 90 minutes. Mercy Rule to apply – 10 runs in front after 5 innings or 75 minutes. 
 
MASTERS and WOMEN’S: 
5 innings or 90 minutes. Mercy Rule to apply – 10 runs in front after 75 minutes. 
 
SENIOR HEAT POLICY – Forecast Temperature 40 degrees or above. 
 
If the forecast temperature at 7 am on the morning of competition is 40 degrees or above as broadcast 
on any Radio Station (AM or FM) or as per the Australian Bureau of Meteorology Adelaide Forecast 
found at: http://www.bom.gov.au/sa/forecasts/adelaide.shtml then; 
 
SENIOR DIVISION 2 and below: 
Cancelled – Cancelled games will not be replayed. 
 
MASTERS and WOMEN’S: 
Cancelled – Cancelled games will not be replayed. DIVISION 1 – Single Game
Game time moved to 11:00am 
7 innings or 120 minutes. No new innings to start after 120 minutes. Mercy Rule to apply – 10 runs in 
front after 5 innings or 90 minutes. 
 
DIVISION 1 – Double Header 
Game 1 - Game time moved to 11:00am 
7 innings or 120 minutes. No new innings to start after 120 minutes. Mercy Rule to apply – 10 runs in 
front after 5 innings or 90 minutes. 
Game 2 - Cancelled – to be rescheduled as a twilight 
7 innings or 120 minutes. No new innings to start after 120 minutes. Mercy Rule to apply – 10 runs in 
front after 5 innings or 90 minutes. 
 
DIVISION 1 – Twilights 
7 innings or 120 minutes. No new innings to start after 120 minutes. Mercy Rule to apply – 10 runs in 
front after 5 innings or 90 minutes. 
 
JUNIOR HEAT POLICY - Forecast Temperature 37 degrees or above. 
 
All junior baseball (Little League, U15, U17, U19) will be cancelled if the forecast temperature at 7am the 
morning of competition is 37 degrees or above as broadcast on Radio (AM or FM) or as per the 
Australian Bureau of Meteorology Adelaide Forecast found at: 
http://www.bom.gov.au/sa/forecasts/adelaide.shtml 
 
Cancelled rounds will not be re-scheduled. 
 
Junior Umpire/Official 
No Junior Umpire (17 years of age and under) may officiate in any game, both senior or junior, if the 
forecast temperature at 7am the morning of competition is 37 degrees or above as broadcast on Radio 
(AM or FM) or as per the Australian Bureau of Meteorology Adelaide Forecast found at: 
http://www.bom.gov.au/sa/forecasts/adelaide.shtml 
 
Juniors playing Senior Baseball 
A Child/Junior (under age player) cannot participate in Senior Baseball when the forecast temperature is 
37 degrees or above as stated on radio (AM or FM) or as per the Australian Bureau of Meteorology 
Adelaide Forecast found at: http://www.bom.gov.au/sa/forecasts/adelaide.shtml at 7am the morning of 
play without parent consent at time of registration obtained by the club. 
During the hot weather every care must be taken to look after the Players, Coaches, Managers and 
Team Officials. Make sure that adequate water is available. Shade is mandatory and must be provided 
at all diamonds. Caps/hats must be worn. Sunscreen is also encouraged to be supplied and applied.