The North Delta Baseball Association is governed by rules in this priority (1-highest, 4-lowest). For specifics about rule priorities please refer to the NDBA rules.
* Pitching Rules Have Changed
2013 Pitching Rules – See “BCMBA Rule Book; Rule 23: Pitching Rules”
8.05 If there is a runner, or runners it is a balk when –
(b) The pitcher, while touching his plate feints a throw to first or third base and fails to complete the throw;
(c) The pitcher, while touching his plate, fails to step directly toward a base before throwing to that base;
Rule 8.05 Comment: Requires the pitcher, while touching his plate, to step directly toward a base before throwing to that base. If a pitcher turns or spins off of his free foot without actually stepping ir if he turn his body and throw before stepping, it is a balk.
A pitcher is to step directly toward a base before throwing to that base and is required to throw (except to second base) because he steps. It is a balk, if with runners on first and third, the pitcher steps toward third and does not throw, merely to bluff the runner back to third; then seeing the runner on first start for second, turn and step toward and throw to first base. It is legal for a pitcher to feint a throw to second base.
The BC Umpires Association will be informed that all BC Minor Baseball Association sanctioned Exhibition Games, League Games, Tournaments and Provincial Championships has accepted these amendments and they are to be enforced accordingly.