Game Related Rules - Fall

Last updated: Scott Dunham - 11/7/2019 7:13:36 AM
  1. TEAM CONDUCT AND FAN CONDUCT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF TEAM CAPTAINS
  2. 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.
  3. Double safety base at first. (ASA rule 8.2). Only Home plate and not the mat must be touched to score a run.
  4. 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.
  5. No bunting, no stealing, no leading
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Catcher may wear mask and throat protector. Pitcher may wear face/skull protector.
  9. 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 arrivals 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.
  10. Team may select to bat only 10 players with extra players on the bench treated as substitutes for the entire game. Starting players may re-enter the game one time but not until the inning they were substituted has been completed. They must always occupy the same position in the batting order.
  11. 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.
  12. Teams may utilize one courtesy runner per inning. Runner can be anyone in the line-up. If the courtesy runner is on base and it is their time to bat an out is recorded in that slot of the batting order. Once a courtesy runner is designated and steps on the base, that runner cannot be changed. In the event of an injury and team has already utilized their courtesy runner that inning, a courtesy runner may be used but the disabled player must be taken out of the line-up and not re-enter the game.
  13. 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.
  14. Forfeits:  During the first three weeks of the season, if a team reports to the league 24 hours prior to game time that they cannot field a team for a scheduled date, the game will be rescheduled as a make up game on the next available date. This can only be used once per team. After that date, a forfeit will be recorded. If a team knows in advance that it must forfeit a scheduled tournament game and contacts the Umpire coordinator to advise of forfeit, the umpire fee is waived but team is given a loss for that game in the tournament.
  15. Unsportsmanlike Behavior: Any unsportsmanlike behavior (regardless if a warning was issued by the game umpire) observed or reported to the Commissioner, League Advisory Board or Rec. Dept for an individual player, team or team fan base may result in a suspension or game forfeit.
  16. Warnings:If a player receives a warning during a game, the team captain must report the warning to the commisioner immediately or prior to the next game. Depending on the severity of the warning and/or multiple warnings during a season to individual players or cumulative to a specific team will result in suspension.
  17. Ejection: If a player is ejected from a game an out is recorded in their batting slot unless a substitute is available from the bench. Both team captains must report ejection to the commissioner immediately and prior to next game. The INQUIRY, which will follow an ejection will determine if a player receives between a one to four game suspension and will be automatically be ineligible to play in their team’s next scheduled game. Team captain will also be evaluated for suspension as it is their responsibility to maintain team order. Any player ejected for violence, threats or disorderly behavior shall come before Advisory Board before being allowed to play again for a judgment regarding that player’s future playing status in league. Repeat offenders or multiple repeat offenders within a specific team will have the TEAM's status (present and future) evaluated within the league as well.   If an 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 suspension including ineligibility to all playoff games in the current season or if the season if done will carry over to the next year. Suspended players cannot attend team games.
  18. Mercy Rule: there is a 15 run mercy rule after 4 1/2 innings (home team winning) 5 completed innings if visitors are winning.
  19. 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.
  20. If a game is halted 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.