***NOW USA/ASA are Approved Bats and we are grand fathering in previous NSA bats that pass testing.
Our league allows only the bats listed on the USA and NSA Approved Bat List – print it and keep with you in case I don’t have latest list.
All bats MUST have the USA/ASA and NSA LOGO stamped on them or they wont be tested
Any cracked, dented, rattling, scraped, peeled, unpainted, or altered end caps on bats will NOT be allowed for safety reasons.
If a bat is deemed unfit for play at any time 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, rattles and end caps and we can see the sticker!!
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. If you have an USA/ASA bat that test to lower compression – KNOW that limit before I test it—I don’t know all the new limits – you need to.
Once passing a sticker will be applied that MUST remain in plain view on the bat. If a bat doesn't have the sticker- it can NOT be used until it is tested, passes and gets new sticker. 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.
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
MIDDLETOWN PARKS AND REC 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 Middletown Parks and Recreation, games are ON.
Please listen for the date of the message, as old dates and messages are left on until a new one is added.
Each team receives game-balls for the regular season, and additional ones will be provided for the play-offs.
Home team to provide 2 new balls per game and carry any extras over to the playoffs.
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.
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.