PITCHING-Slow pitch, 6 ft‐12ft. perceptible arc. Pitching mound is set at 50 feet. 53 feet mound is optional. Mat/plate is strike zone. Illegal pitch is a ball, nullified if batter swings.
Double safety base at first. (ASA rule 8.2). Only Home plate and not the mat must be touched to score a run.
Maximum 10 players in field, all position in fair territory except the catcher. Catcher must position in a catcher stance. Count on batter will start at 1 ball and 1 strike.
No bunting, no stealing, no leading
Runner remains on base until ball is hit. If runner leaves early on a hit the runner is immediately out and the umpire declares a dead ball. This means that the result of the play does not count including a ball or strike against a batter or the result of the ball being hit into play. Any other base runners remain at their original base.
Two strike foul: The batter is out. If a fielder catches the fly ball two strike foul, runners can advance as if the ball is live after tagging up appropriately. Foul tip: any ball fouled back and caught by a catcher is an out; the height of the ball does not matter.
Catcher may wear mask and throat protector. Pitcher may wear face/skull protector.
Team may select the option to allow everyone present on their roster to be included in their batting order. Players may freely substitute in the field but must remain in the same position in the batting order. Late arrives must be placed in the last position the batting order. Late arrival may become a field player immediately. Team captains are responsible for batting order and changes with the opposing team captain.
Team may select to bat only 10 players with extra players on the bench treated as substitutes for the entire game. Starting players and substitutes may re-enter the game one time but must always occupy the same position in the batting order.
If a player gets remove from a game or has to leave field his position in the batting order is eliminated and all players move up one position He may not reenter the game if he misses a turn at bat and there was no legal substitution for him. An out is not recorded.
NEW for FALL 2017: Teams may utilize one courtesy runner per inning. The runner inserted must be the last player to have made out. If that is not possible, because that person is on base, the player that made the next previous out shall be selected. If no player has yet made an out in the game, the last player in the lineup shall be chosen. In the event of an injury and team has already utilized their one courtesy runner that inning, the disabled player must be taken out of the line-up and not re-enter the game.
Base runners must slide or give themselves up to avoid a collision with a fielder. On potential double plays the runner must slide or remove himself from the play. If the runner violates this rule he is called out. In addition the umpire at his discretion, may call an automatic double play.
Forfeits: If a team reports forfeit 24 hours prior to game time and that game is therefore cancelled, the cancellation overrides the forfeit, and the cancel game will be rescheduled as a make up game on the next available date. If a team knows in advance that it must forfeit a scheduled tournament game and contact the Umpire coordinator to advise of forfeit, the umpire fee is waived but team is eliminated from tournament.
Ejection: If a player is ejected from a game an out is NOT recorded but his batting position is skipped. Both team Captains must report ejection to commissioner prior to next game. The INQUIRY, which will follow an ejection will determine if a player receives a one game suspension and will be ineligible to play in their team’s next scheduled game. Any player ejected for violence or disorderly manner shall come before Advisory Board before being allowed to play again for a judgment regarding that player’s future playing status in league. It is the team’s captain responsibility to report all ejections to Advisory Board. If ejected player plays without being cleared by advisory board then a forfeit of those games will be reported. If an umpire informs the league of any player prior, during or after a game of misconduct, the Advisory Board will investigate and at a minimum the suspension will include ineligibility to all playoff games in the current season or if the season if done will carry over to the next year.
Mercy Rule: there is a 15 run mercy rule after 4 1/2 innings (home team winning) 5 completed innings if visitors are winning.
A protest is to be handled in a timely manner. The notification of protest of rule violation within 24 hours to Advisory Board. The intent to protest must be made known to the umpire before the next pitch during game.
If a game is suspended due to inclement weather or adverse field conditions prior to the completion of 4 1/2 innings (if home team is winning) or 5 completed innings (if visiting team is winning), the game will be played in its entirety at a future date. Exclusion: playoffs games will be played from suspension point. Captains are responsible for recreating suspension conditions (i.e. number of outs, base runners at the time, etc). Substitutes for absent players in original line-up as per league rules.
Home Run: rule for all fenced fields 3 1 rule, allowed to have three more over fence home runs than opposing team, if you go over the 3 1 the ball is dead and an out is called.
TEAM CONDUCT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF TEAM CAPTAINS