9U is the first year of player pitch around here as well. Most often a walk or base hit becomes a triple within two pitches - many times even one! This is the year that it is very important to have your best three players at P, C and SS, but even then your in for 20-15 games lasting all of 3 innings. If I had to go back and do it again, I would probably just teach my pitchers to step off every few pitches to make sure no one is just running at will and most likely you will catch someone jumping early and get him in a run down. They are still probably going to get the base when your run down goes south, but it will be entertaining for the crowd!