20. Player Pool: Should the standing BOD determine that a player pool be required, the following will be applicable. (The Pool has been established as players in your league)
a. Eight (8) team roster players for that team must be available to start the game and eight (8) team roster players are needed to continue the game.
b. If both teams have the same number of roster players, pool players will not be allowed.
c. Pool players must bat at the end of the line up in all leagues.
d. Any team that picks up players from the player pool may pick up the number of pool players so as to come up to a total of the number of the opposing teams roster players present but to not exceed the number of defensive players allowed for game play by the appropriate league.
e. If a team picks up a particular pool player, that team may not use that same player in any subsequent game within that season. If it is discovered by the BOD that a team has used the same pool player a second time during the season, the game shall be forfeited.
f. If a team roster player shows up for a team using a pool player, the team roster player will immediately replace the pool player.
g. Except for the lower skill level leagues, teams may only draw pool players from the Roster Players of lower level teams with no restrictions as to position.
h. The lower skill level leagues, the Masters League on Tuesday, the Legends League on Monday, and the Legacy League on Wednesday may draw pool players from the Roster Players of teams within the Masters League on Tuesday, the Legends League on Monday, and the Legacy League on Wednesday. These same league pool players may only be positioned defensively at catcher, first base, or right field in order to have minimal impact on the game. The Lowell Lawson League may draw players from the Monday legends league and the Wednesday Legacy league.
i. If legal pool players are not available or utilized, a team will play short on defense. The managers may to agree to catch for each other, in lieu of using a pool player as catcher.
j. If a situation arises whereby a pool player must leave the game to participate in his own regularly scheduled game, the player must leave and he will be skipped as a batter and no out shall be recorded, the team will play short for the remainder of the game. If a pool player must leave a game in an emergency or if the pool player receives an injury serious enough to not allow him to continue play, the pool player may be replaced by another eligible pool player. The opposing team Manager and umpire shall be advised of the situation. If a question arises, a member of the Board present shall be consulted for determination.