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2016 12U rules

 

2016 Cane Creek Softball Rules - 12U Division

 

Amendments to NSA Rulebook

 

 

 

  Game will be 6 innings or a time limit of 1 hour 15 minutes.

 

  In the regular season, if game is tied at the end of regulation, then the “International Rule” will apply. The last batter from the last inning on each team will begin the extra inning on 2nd base as game continues. During the regular season, there will be a limit of 2 extra innings - after which game will be called a “Tie” if game is still tied at that point. During tournament, play will continue with International Rule.

 

  Teams must have a minimum of 7 players at all times during the game to avoid forfeit.  If a team starts with 8 players, the 9th spot will be an “out” penalty. If a team starts with 7 players, the 8th and 9th  spots will be an “out”. There is no penalty for the 10th spot.  If a team starts with 9 players, the 10th spot will not be an “out” penalty. 

 

   If a player arrives late to the game, that player must be added to the bottom of the batting order.

 

   All players will bat.

 

   Players must be rotated into game every other inning. No player shall sit out 2 consecutive innings.

 

   There will be no infield fly rule.

 

   Pitching Rules:  Pitching distance is 46ft, and arch is 6ft.  When player is pitching, there will be a maximum of 3 walks per half inning. After 3rd walk, the coach of the hitting team will pitch the remainder of that half inning.  The coach will be allowed a maximum of 5 pitches per batter. The last pitch may be fouled until hit, missed, or no swing. When coach is pitching, the player/pitcher will stand with 1 foot in the circle. The coach must have 1 foot in the circle while pitching. The arch applies to coaches who pitch also. If coach pitches below the minimum 6ft arch, the umpire shall call “illegal pitch” , and it will be counted as one of the 5 pitches allowed per batter. Player will begin pitching again the next inning.

 

   The player/pitcher must wear a face guard, and it is strongly suggested that she also wear shin guards.

 

   A foul tip caught by the catcher will be considered “out” if the ball reaches a height over the batter’s head, at umpire’s discretion.

 

   Defense must stay behind the 1st & 3rd baseline hash marks until ball is hit.

 

   Maximum of 1 Intentional Walk per player per game.

 

   Please refer to the “2016 CBSA Cane Creek Park Rules - All Divisions” sheet for further rules and information.

 

2016 17U RULES

 

2016 Cane Creek Softball Rules - Age 17U Division

 

Amendments to NSA Rulebook

 

 

 

  Game will be 6 innings or a time limit of 1 hour 30 minutes.

 

  In the regular season, if game is tied at the end of regulation, then the “International Rule” will apply. The last batter from the last inning on each team will begin the extra inning on 2nd base as game continues. During the regular season, there will be a limit of 2 extra innings - after which game will be called a “Tie” if game is still tied at that point. During tournament, play will continue with the International Rule until a winner is declared.

 

  Teams must have a minimum of 7 players at all times during the game to avoid forfeit.  If a team starts with 8 players, the 9th spot will be an “out” penalty. If a team starts with 7 players, the 8th and 9th spots will be an “out”.  There is no penalty for the 10th spot.  If a team starts with 9 players, the 10th spot will not be an “out” penalty. 

 

  If a player arrives late to the game, that player must be added to the bottom of the batting order

 

  All players will bat.

 

  There will be a limit of 1 homerun “out of the park/over the fence” per player per game.  Additional homeruns “out of the park/over the fence” by the same player will result in a double - with base runners advancing 2 bases.

 

   Players must be rotated into game every other inning. No player shall sit out 2 consecutive innings.

 

   There will be infield fly rule.

 

   Maximum of 1 Intentional Walk per player per game.

 

   Defense must stay behind the 1st & 3rd baseline hash marks until ball is hit.

  

   The last pitch may be fouled until hit, missed, or no swing.

 

   A foul tip caught by the catcher will be considered “out” if the ball reaches a height over the batter’s head, at umpire’s discretion.

 

   Please refer to the “2016 CBSA Cane Creek Park Rules - All Divisions” sheet for further rules and information.

 

2016 8U rules

 

2016 Cane Creek Softball Rules - 8U

 

Amendments to NSA Rulebook

 

 

 

  Game will be 6 innings or a time limit of 1 hour.

 

   During the regular season, if game is tied at end of regulation, then game will be declared a “Tie“.

 

   In tournament, game will continue with International Rule.  If game is tied at the end of regulation, then the “International Rule” will apply. The last batter from the last inning on each team will begin the extra inning on 2nd base as game continues.

 

  Teams may play with a minimum of 7 players with no “penalty outs“. Players may enter game late or leave game early with no penalty.  If a player arrives late to the game, that player must be added to the bottom of the batting order.

 

   When chalk lines are present, defense must play behind the hash marks on 1st  &  3rd  baselines until the ball is hit.  With the arc line in front of the plate, the ball must go past this line to be considered a fair ball in play.

 

   All players will bat.

 

   Maximum of 10 players on defense.

 

   Batter will be allowed a maximum of 6 pitches.  The last pitch may be fouled until hit, missed, or no swing.

 

   A foul tip caught by the catcher will be considered out if the ball reaches a height over the batter’s head, at umpire’s discretion.

 

   Players must be rotated into game every other inning.  No player shall sit out 2 consecutive innings.

 

   Coach-Pitcher shall pitch the ball at a slow speed with an arch equal to the height of the batter.

 

   Coach-Pitchers shall stand with one foot inside circle. Pitching rubber is 35ft with 8ft circle around. If a ball hit by the batter hits the coach-pitcher, it is considered a dead ball and therefore no pitch.

 

   Player in pitcher position MUST wear a helmet with a faceguard or a faceguard. It is strongly suggested that this player also wear shin guards.

 

  Player in pitcher position must have 1 foot in the circle at pitcher’s mound.

 

  There will be a limit of 2 bases on an overthrow at umpire’s discretion.

 

  To stop the play, time will be called when the ball is held in possession inside the baselines, at umpire’s discretion

 

  A defensive coach may be on the field with his/her team behind 2B in the grass.

 

  Please refer to the “2015 CBSA Cane Creek Park Rules - All Divisions” sheet for further rules and information.

 

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