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2018 falmouth men’s softball rules

 

All bats must be tested and have 2018 Falmouth sticker(subject to random checks)

 

Each player must make 10 games to be eligible for the playoffs

 

Any team that starts with 9 guys and goes threw the whole lineup must continue to play with 9, if you take an out for that 10th guy before going through the lineup it remains an out until the 10 player arrives.

 

Any player needing a runner must get a runner for the whole game, (must be last out) and can not advance past first base, if an attempt is made after taking a runner, that batter is out

 

Hitter must touch orange bag unless advancing to the next base, if orange bag is not touched the runner is out

 

7 home runs per team

1 home run for each team for extra innings, hr can end the game

 

A base runner must avoid contact with any close play either slide or move over

 

A pitcher is required and mandatory per the town to wear a face mask, if you choose not to, that player assumes all responsibility of medical bills without the mask and is not covered under Insurance.

 

No open beer containers allowed in the dugout, please put in a cup

 

Each dugout is to be cleaned after every game please

 

All bases are to be locked up after each game, the home team is responsible to make sure they are locked up after the second game..( if there not locked up and are stolen that team is responsible for replacing them, they cost $700)

 

Pitching hight is 6ft to 10ft illegal is to be called by the ump immediately 

 

Pitcher can not fake or pump and must stop before the next pitch is thrown

 

Each batter starts with 1 ball 1 strike with no balls to waste after second strike

 

Home plate and mat is a strike

 

Each team is to submit a lineup card to the ump before the start of the game, (with supplied lineup cards) 

If I don’t receive the lineup sheets those guys will not be counted for games played (no exceptions)

 

If a ball goes out of play after being fair the fielder must raise there hand, if the out fielder touches the ball and proceeds after the ball the runner can keep running

 

The pitcher is allowed 3 steps forward and 3 steps back from the mound, no more than that

 

If a player is hit by a ball and is injured and can’t continue to play the ump takes the bat and is subject to re testing, if the bat fails that player is suspended indefinitely

 

If a player is not on the roster by the 6th game he is not eligible to play, all rosters must be submitted to me, if you fail to do so any player will not be able to play( all teams must submit a roster by May7th)

 

Each team is responsible to pay 20$ to the ump for each game

 

All games will be called at 4pm due to rain, if a team wants to take the chance to play and it rains, each team is still responsible to pay the ump $20 for each game

 

15 minutes grace period for the start of the 5:30pm games, 6:30pm games is no grace period

 

Run rule is 20 after 4 innings

15 after 5 innings

 

Due to darkness after 5 inning is a complete game but the ump had the final call

 

Any rain makeups will be made at the end of the year, the dates are posted on the website

 

All bats must be placed out so the ump can check them at the start of each game

 

Any player that’s using a bat without a sticker is subject to a 1 game suspension

 

Any player that abuses the beer rule in the dugout is subject to suspension, please keep the beer in a cup and outside the dugout

 

its going to be a 6 team playoff where the bottom 4 teams out of 8 are competing for the 5th and 6th spot for the playoffs. So 8 will be playing 5 and 6 will be playing 7 in a best of 3.