6th-7th League Rules

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2019 NORTH SHORE SOFTBALL

MAJORS SPRING RULES

 

Rules for 11/12 year olds (6th & 7th Grade)

 

1. 6 Inning game

2. 5 run limit per inning, except last inning which is unlimited, unless Visiting team is up by 10

or more runs, then final at bat for visiting team shall be 5 runs. Visiting team at bat shall end,

once lead reaches 15 runs, regardless of number of outs in inning

3. Pitching from 40 feet, no raised mounds

4. 12 inch yellow, raised seam – Dudley SB-12 or equivalent

5. Maximum 3 innings, each pitcher per game. The innings

do not have to be consecutive. (If a girls throws a single pitch in an inning, that shall

count as a full inning pitched)

6. No dropped third strike

7. Continuous batting order

8. 10 fielders

9. Stealing after the ball passes the plate – runner may release from base after ball crosses plate.

1st early release, team warning, 2nd early release (dead ball) runner is called out. Maximum

steals of home 2 per inning. Delayed Stealing shall not be permitted (including throws

back to pitcher and overthrows of pitcher from catcher).

10. Tagging up is allowed

11. Free substitutions

12. If up by 10 runs, stealing shall not be permitted

13. Run Rule - 15 runs after 4 innings

14. Infield fly rule is in effect

15. No Inning starts after 1:45

16. Complete game is 4 innings or 3.5 if home team is winning.

17. You must slide, avoid contact, or give yourself up if fielder has ball and is awaiting to

make a tag when going into the next base other than first base.

18. Chanting shall be permitted, however, chanting shall not be allowed if the pitcher has the

ball within the pitching circle. Pitcher does not have to be on mound, just within the

circle and there shall be no chanting.

19. No fist bumps, fore arm bumps, “or congratulatory “bad game” when teams line up after

the game, have girls show sportsmanship

20. 3 hit by pitches per inning the pitcher is pulled from the mound. They can come back to

pitch in subsequent innings if their inning allotment has not been satisfied. A total of 4 hit

by pitches and the pitcher must be removed from the pitching position for the remainder

of the game.

21. When using windmill, both feet must start on the rubber. A step back with the non pivot

foot shall be permitted.

22. Pivot foot must remain in contact with ground at all times. No Crow hops.

23. When using the non windmill K or T positions, one foot on the rubber is acceptable

24. Continuation on walk is not permitted after being awarded 1st base via base on balls

25. You need 8 players to start the game. If you don’t have 8 players, and you have no call

ups from the lower division, opposing team shall lend players to team with insufficient

players. A minimum of 9 girls shall be on field when borrowing players. Players lent

from opposing team shall be last 2 players in batting order from the previous inning,

excluding pitchers and catchers that will be taking those defensive positions in the next

half inning.

26. Call ups and players on loan from other town teams (your own town) shall not pitch in

games. If call ups are used, call ups must play in the outfield and bat last. Players from

other age appropriate town teams may play any position, except pitcher and catcher,

and may bat anywhere in lineup.

27. No short center fielder. Outfields shall be in the outfield grass, a minimum of 5 feet from

“skinned” infield.

28. Catchers may be run for after 2 outs. Pitchers may be run for at any time. Any bench

player, not entering game in next inning shall be permitted to substitute run.

29. If a coach or manager is ejected from a game, mandatory 1 game suspension (next

game).

30. Arguing with umpires is unacceptable. If a coach feels a call was missed, discuss call

with umpire between innings. Do not embarrass umpire or yourselves by chirping to

umpire throughout the game. Complaints about umpires should be sent directly to

Umpire chief

31. Coaches are responsible for their parents. Parents should be at games to cheer all

athletes. Parents shall follow same rules as coaches and shall not question umpires.

Umpires shall have the right to speak to managers if umpire feels that parents are abusive

in any way towards umpire or opposing players. If manager cannot control parents, they

shall be asked to leave field, or move to a distance away from field so they can still watch

game. If parents continue to behave in an unsportsmanlike behavior, umpire has the right

to forfeit game. Please don’t let it come to this.

32. Safety base shall be utilized at first base for all games.

33. Safety cages for all batting helmets shall be used.