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Softball

General Playing Rules
  • Arc must be at least 6 feet (umpire's discretion). There is no limit to the maximum height.
  • No bunting, leading off, or stealing.
  • A runner may not leave the base unless the ball is struck fair or foul. If they do, they will be called out.
  • Maximum of 10 players on defense. Maximum of 11 on offense (EH). Must have at least 8 players on hand to field a team.
  • Ten minute grace period to field a team.
  • Foul ball on third strike, the batter is out.
  • All games are 6 innings or one hour, whichever comes first.
  • Slaughter Rule - A team with a 10 run lead after 4 innings wins the game.
  • All rosters are frozen after a team plays their first game.
  • If a batter steps out of the box or onto the plate and strikes the ball fair or foul, the batter is out.
  • If a pitch hits any part of the plate or the mat it is a strike.
  • Intentional Walk - Just tell the umpire, no pitches necessary.
  • No metal cleats.
  • Canadian Tie-Breaker Rule - If the score is tied after 6 innings, the team at bat places the batter that made the last out of the previous inning at second base. The team then starts the inning with one out.
  • A toss of the coin determines home team in regular season. The higher seed is awarded home field advantage in the playoffs.
  • All decisions on the field are final. No arguing calls. The exception is an ineligible player protest.