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About Middletown Men's Softball

 

Contact us for more information - middletownscores@yahoo.com 

We are using the same ball as last year for 2018.

 About us: This slow-pitch, NSA league has been a mainstay of the Middletown, CT area for a number of years. We play our games at the fields behind Moody School on Country Club Road. We play mainly on week nights with make-ups played during the week if a field is open OR on weekends.

The  Summer League plays from late April to mid-August in Middletown, CT, and is open to men ages 18 and over. We have A, B, C & D divisions for all competition levels, from highly competitive to recreational. 

The Men's fall league starts the end of August and goes through mid-October.  For more information, email middletownscores@yahoo.com

 


2018 Team Registration and Info meeting

Stay tuned for the date/ time and location of the 2018 league meeting

this March.

We are using the same ball as last year.

If you have ideas to make the league better this is the time to share them.

Key Topics:

Modifying the roster share rule 

Adding board members

Establishing a Rule Enforcement Committee

Tournaments and crossover games with Meriden league

Charity fund raiser with Meriden and Middletown FD/ PD

thanks

Greg


Fall Ball Winners


 

 

NSA Approved Bats Only

Our league allows only the bats listed on the NSA Approved Bat List
All bats will be tested prior to the first week of the season at Moody School or at my home. Also during the first week or league play in most cases. After that, by appointment only.
Once passing a sticker applied that MUST remain in plain view on the bat. If a bat doesn't have the sticker- it can NOT be used til it is tested and passes. 
Leave the wrapping on all new bats til it passes, some bats WILL fail from the manufacturer as they try to make them as lively as possible -- so save the receipt.
All bats MUST have the NSA LOGO stamped on them or they wont be tested.
Any cracked, dented, scraped, peeled or unpainted, or altered end caps bats will NOT be allowed for safety reasons.
If a bat is deemed unfit for play at anytime during the season, including playoffs, it can be removed by the umpire, so make sure they are in good working condition please.
That includes grips, tape, end caps and we can see the sticker!! 

Game Balls

Each team receives game-balls for the regular season, and additional ones will be provided for the play-offs.

***If the team rep with the new softballs is going to miss any games , please give new balls to someone and the scorebook if possible.****

Home team to provide 2 new balls per game and carry any extras over to the playoffs.

Must use the approved ball, No other balls can be used for game play unless approved by both teams and umpire prior to game starting or if no other used game balls are on hand.


Score Submissions

Scores should be sent to middletownscores@yahoo.com by the winning team.

The standings will be updated periodically.

Be accurate with the score as a possible tie breaker is 'runs allowed' if two teams have the same win loss record and have played each team the same number of times. 

A forfeit prior to the game starting is recorded as 7-0 win for team not forfeiting.

A forfeit on the field for ejection, illegal player, etc leading to not enough players to continue after completing 1 full inning is the score at the time of the forfeit.

 

 


Rules for City Owned Fields

****CITY-OWNED FIELD RULES • Team representatives, players, spectators, and umpires must respect and obey city-owned complex field rules.

Please note the the league has a full list of league rules available. The following is a quick overview of the town's rules regarding use of their fields.

• The following rules must be obeyed:

A. No destruction of any kind.

B. All players, spectators and umpires must park in approved designated areas. No motorcycles, motor scooters, etc are allowed on the playing fields at any time. Motorcycles can be parked in parking lot or upper lot near the school only. Owners who bring their motorcycles onto the field will face a $250 fine and their bike will be impounded. Team Representative and Individual Player/s will be ineligible to play until fine is paid.

C. No littering.

D. Possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages is not allowed on city-owned property or any field used by this league. Any player or coach who is caught drinking before or after a game and is arrested for it, will be removed from the league for the remainder of the season. If your team chooses to remain in the parking lot after the game, all garbage must be placed in the receptacles provided. If a problem persists, the Middletown Police will be called.

• Not abiding by the above rules may result in teams forfeiting games, suspensions and fines.

• The above rules will be strictly enforced to the fullest extent.

Middletown Parks & Recreation Weather Line

For more information on Middletown fields, including game cancellations due to weather, contact Middletown Parks & Recreation or call 860-638-4529 after 3pm. If no update from P&R, we will make a determination in regards to game status.



Regular Season Tie-Breakers

The tie-breaker rule for regular season standings is as follows:

- (1) Head to head record against the team (or teams) you are tied with

- (2) Runs allowed against the team (or teams) you are tied with

- (3) Coin Flip

 Unfortunately our website does not allow us to program it this way, so all tie-breakers will be confirmed manually after the regular season.