From the story it sounds like this league let 12's pitch in minors for years !!!
It finally caused a problem and they "got caught".
No way LL (Williamsport) is going to give the a Waiver for it!
Possibly, its just not the league involved that should be taken to task, but also their Districtor Administrator who is required to sign off on Waiver Form V(a)---Reg: V(a)---allowing a L/A 12 to be rostered in minors.
Absent that (granted) waiver it matters not that the parents, and/or the league ok'd it---cannot happen absent the granted waiver.
That waiver form approval/disapproval "stops" at the DA's desk; not required to go further up the chain of command
Hard to believe the DA was not aware of the situation.
...and if their DA Did sign off allowing the subject 12 y/o to be rostered (legally) on to a minors team, another rulebook LL regulation states L/A 12's are prohibited from pitching in the minors; also stated on the waiver form itself-----that form requiring parents/legal guardian, league president, and DA's signatures.
I serioulsy doubt they bothered with getting a Waiver.
Sounds like they have been allowing 12 in minors for years and allowing them to pitch.
I guess since none of them "dominated" there weren't any complaints so no one knew about it till now.
May or may not have been a problem with the DA.
That is, if there weren't any Waivers submitted so the DA may not have know what was going on.
Even with a Waiver, how is the DA supposed to know if the league allows the kid to pitch or not?
Didn't say: ........"the DA is supposed to know"......simply stated the existing regulation pitching prohibition and form signatures required.
Albeit, speaking for my district, persons are always "dropping dimes" to me as a district official, or my DA, regarding violations committed at game venues.