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Softball Rules & Regulations    

2018 

St Charles Parish Parks and Recreation

Softball

General Rules

 

1. Cut of date will be April 30th for BOYS. (OTS Manual Article: 20)  

2. Only newcomers to the parish may be added to rosters after the start of league play.  

3. T-Ball 7yr, 8yr, & 9-14yr Boys (Recreational League) are expected to play within the boundary of their booster club. (OTS Manual Article: 4)  

4. Players cannot play in an older age group unless there are no teams in his/her age group in their booster club.   

5. Rosters will be automatically split at 24 players. (OTS Manual Article: 4)  

6. All players are expected to have birth/baptismal certificates on file with the recreation department. (OTS Manual Article: 6)  

7. All players and guardians are expected to have signed a team registration form.  

8. Ground rules pertaining to specific fields should be discussed and agreed upon prior to the start of the game by coaches and the umpires.  

9. Only coaches, players, and score keepers are allowed in dugouts.  

10. Coaches may not touch the base runners during a live ball. (Players will be called out.)  

11. Coaches should have players enter and exit the field briskly.  

12. Coaches must play all players a minimum of two complete innings. (Since teams bat in rotation, free defensive substitution is allowed and all players must play at least two complete innings. Coaches reserve the right not to play players under the following conditions, for any type of disciplinary actions and missed practices.   

13. Coaches are responsible for the conduct of their team’s assistant coaches, players, parents and spectators.  

14. "Heckling" of opposing batters and players will not be allowed.  

15. All games will start at their scheduled time. There will be a 15 minute grace period for the first game of the day only. The late arriving team must be on the field and ready to play within 15 minutes of their scheduled time.   

16. Batting helmets must be worn while batting and running bases. Faceguards are recommended. However, are optional.   

17. There will be no fake bunt and swing- Penalty: The batter is out and the ball is dead and no base runners may advance. There will be no warning!!!   

18. Baseball coaches should encourage all players to wear protective cups. Baseball catchers will be required to wear a hard protective cup.   

19. Coaches are responsible for the care of their equipment.   

20. Only the parks and recreation department can postpone and reschedule games.   

21. Games maybe rescheduled only for school functions (which may prohibit the team from fielding enough players.) (OTS Manual Article 15)  

22. Coaches should check the website in the event of a rainout. Under the Parks and Recreation tab GAME CANCELATION on the website www.stcharlesparish-la.gov  

23. Alcoholic beverages will not be allowed at youth games and youth practices. (OTS Manual Article 32)  

24. Smoking Vaping, Tobacco (dip/chew) will not be allowed on the field, in the dugouts, and in the bleachers. May result in a forfeit.

25. A player shall not be allowed to play with any type of plaster or metal cast on any part of their body. 5 years – 14 years of age PLAYERS MUST WEAR MOLDED CLEATS OR PLASTIC SCREW IN CLEATS.  

26. Coaches, players, parents, and spectators are required to adhere to parks and recreation department rules and regulations. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary actions, including suspensions and or termination in involvement with the program.  

*If a coach is ejected from the game they must leave the park immediately and will be required to sit out the next game as well. If a coach is ejected from a game a second time they will face disciplinary actions and will not be allowed to coach in any recreational program for a matter of 2 years.* 

Any player, coach, parent, or other person who physically assaults an official will be removed from the gym and will not be allowed to participate in Recreation Department sponsored events for a period of two (2) years.  

(State Law); Louisiana Rev. Stat. Ann. Section 14-34-4 p34.4.  Battery of a school or recreation athletic contest official 

A.(1)  Battery of a school or recreation athletic contest official is a battery committed without the consent of the victim when the offender has reasonable grounds to believe the victim is a school athletic or recreation contest official. 

(2)  For purposes of this Section, "school athletic contest official" means any referee, umpire, coach, instructor, administrator, staff person, or school or school board employee of any public or private elementary and secondary school while actively engaged in the conducting, supervising, refereeing, or officiating of a school sanctioned interscholastic athletic contest.

(3)  For purposes of this Section, "recreation athletic contest official" means any referee, umpire, coach, instructor, administrator, staff person, or recreation employee of any public or quasi-public recreation program while actively engaged in the conducting, supervising, refereeing, or officiating of a sanctioned recreation athletic contest.

B.(1)  Whoever commits the crime of battery of a school or recreation athletic contest official shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars and imprisoned not less than forty-eight hours nor more than six months without benefit of suspension of sentence, except as provided in Paragraph (2).

(2)  The court, in its discretion, may suspend the imposition of the sentence and place the offender on probation with the condition that he shall perform five days of community service work.  Failure to successfully complete the community service work, as determined by the supervisor of the program to which he is assigned, may result in revocation of probation. 

Acts 1990, No. 675, §1; Acts 1999, No. 1046, §1. 

27.  End of Season Tournament Protest Procedure:  

A. Call time-out during the next dead ball.  

B. Inform umpire and opposing coach of your intention to protest and why.  

C. Player Protest -- if opposing coach questions the eligibility of a player, the players must put his or her signature and birth date on the opposing teams scorebook. The protest will be delivered to the recreation department within one working day, and the director of youth sports will rule on the protest. The player and the game will be played and completed.   

D. Submit written or typed protest to the recreation department within 24 hours. (Protests must be postmarked within 24 hours if mailed.)  

E. Write down remaining time left in the game, number of outs, runners on base, etc.

 

 

2018

7 & 8 YEAR OLD GIRLS 

SOFTBALL RULES  

 

1. TIME LIMIT:  One hour and fifteen 15 minutes (1:15) or six (6) innings, whichever comes first (NO NEW INNING WILL START AFTER 1:05).  For playoff and championship games, In the event of a tie, the games will continue until there is a winner.  In the championship game there will be no time limits.

 

2. BATTING ORDER:  All team members will bat round robin.  If a batter becomes disabled during the game and cannot bat, it is NOT an out. If a child is sick before the game, leave him off of your line up and inform the opposing coach, umpire and the press box if available.  This player cannot enter that game.  If a base runner becomes ill or injured while on base, the base runner will be removed from the game.  A substitute base runner will be put on the base just vacated by the injured/sick base runner.  The substitute base runner to be placed in the ball game as the new base runner will be the last batter who is in the dugout. Must have (8) players to start and play a game. If you drop below to (8) players for any reason the game will be called a forfeit.

 

3. DEFENSE:  Will consist of nine (9) regular fielding positions and one (1) additional rover in the outfield. All outfielders must stay behind the base baths.   A second pitcher may not be used on the infield.  The pitcher will be placed to the side of the machine, within four (4) feet of and behind the forward most point of the machine.  The pitcher may not be beyond the forward most point of the machine before the ball is put in play.  Penalty:  If the ball is not hit the umpire shall declare “no pitch”.  If the ball is hit the offensive coach may choose between the play and “no pitch”.

 

4.  RUNS PER INNING:  A maximum of six (6) runs per inning per team.

 

5.  CONTACT RULE:  Babe Ruth rule: 6.05 (m) shall apply

 

6. DEAD BALL:  Time will be called by the umpire when no runner is advancing. The ball becomes dead when a batted ball hits the pitching machine or the individual feeding the machine.  The batter will be awarded first base.  No runners may advance unless forced. Any thrown ball which hits the machine remains alive and in play. The ball becomes live when it leaves the pitching machine.

 

7. PITCHING MACHINE: The Louisville Slugger Pitching Machine speed will be set on the following settings; (A) 1, (B) 5, and (C)5 to achieve an approximate speed of 32-34 MPH the machine will be placed 35 feet (revised per coaches meeting from home plate which the front leg of the machine will be placed on the rubber of the pitching circle. The umpires/coach may allow adjustment of the machine at the beginning of any inning to maintain consistency.  The machine may not be adjusted during an inning.  The machine will be operated by the COACH during playoffs and championship games. If the machine breaks at any point during a game, then the pitching will revert to coach pitching. At this point, the batter will receive 5 pitches. If the ball is fouled off on the 5th pitch the players will receive 1 more pitch which must be put in play.

 

8.  THE BATTER:  All batters will wear a batting helmet when on the field of play, whether as an on deck hitter, a batter, or a base runner. “Face masks are optional”

 

 

 

9. THE CATCHER: 

Must wear a facemask, helmet, mitt, chest protector, and shin guards.

The catcher will be allowed to wear a fielding mitt rather than a catcher's mitt. However, a catcher's mitt is allowed to be worn in this age group.

(Allstar play will require a catcher's mitt) 

 

 

 

 


10.  COURTESY RUNNERWill be only allowed if the catcher is on base with 2 outs. Runner must be the last batted out.

 

11.  INFIELD FLY:  Will not be in effect.

 

12.  FREE SUBSTITUTION:  Will be in effect.

 

13. BUNTING:  Will be allowed. There will be a no “slash” bunt rule. This is defined as a fake bunt that is followed by an attempted swing. The penalty for violating this rule will be, the ball ruled dead, the batter will be out and no runners will advance.

 

14.  STEALING:  Will not be permitted.

 

15. SPECIAL BASE RUNNING RULE: Cal Ripken Baseball Special Base Running Rules (a, b, c) shall apply (page 13).   At no time can a runner advance to home plate if he or she is on third base when the pitch is made, unless the catcher throws to a base to make a play or the ball is hit by the batter.  Stealing will not be allowed on a “no-pitch”. Sliding is allowed, but not recommended.

 

16.  BATTER IS OUT:  After three (3) strikes.  If, in the umpires/coaches judgment, the machine delivers a ball out of the strike zone a “no pitch” will be called unless the batter swings in which case it will be called a strike.  Each batter will be allowed a maximum of five (5) pitches.  A foul ball on the 5th pitches will be allowed another pitch. If said player does not put the ball in play after the fifth pitch the batter is out. (REVISED RULE 3/28/2017 PER COACHES MEETING)

 17. SLINGING A BAT:  If a batter slings his bat, a warning will be given to the team at bat.  After one warning, any player on the warned team who slings his bat will be called out immediately and no runners will advance.  The umpire/coach will be the sole judge of whether the bat was slung or dropped.  This is NOT an appeal play.

 

18.  COACHES: One (1) team manager and three (3) coaches are allowed to be rostered for these age groups. On defense, coaches must remain in their dugout.  One (1) coach may stand directly in front of the dugout for the purpose of instruction and positioning. The pitching coach on the field may not talk to talk or coach during a live ball.

 

19.  BASE AWARDS:  All overthrown balls are live unless the ball leaves the field of play, in which case, a one (1) base limit will be given to the runners. This applies to both fenced-in fields and non-fenced in fields. On a non-fenced in field the out of play line, not the foul line, is considered “leaving the field of play”. Any (fair) batted ball that bounces over, rolls through or under a fence will be a ground rule double.

 

20.  INTERFERENCE: As defined in the Babe Ruth Rule Book will be enforced.  This includes batters and catchers deliberately attempting to distract.

 

21. HIT BY PITCH: If the batter is hit by a pitch, he or she will not be awarded first base. It will be ruled as a no-pitch. If the batter cannot continue the at-bat, the next batter in the lineup will take their place and the count will start over.

 

22.  RUN RULE:  If a team is ahead by ten (10) runs after four (4) complete innings the game will be called.  If a team is ahead by 15 (15) runs after 3 (3) complete innings the game will be called.

 

23.  GAME TIME:  Be at field at least 15 minutes prior to game time.

 

24.  UMPIRES during playoff and championship Games:  The field umpire will call plays on the bases.  The home plate umpire shall be Umpire-in-chief for the game and will call fair or foul, plays at home plate, leaving early and assist in calling plays on the bases.  Any thrown ball striking an umpire /coach, in fair territory, is in play.

 

25.  LINEUPS:  One (1) copy to score box, umpire and to opposing coach ten (10) minutes before game time.  First initial, last name and number are required.

 

26. TIME RULE: When the ball is in the possession of the pitcher inside the circle or in possession of the  pitching coach / umpire's all play on the runner or runners has ceased, the umpire shall call "TIME". Note: If a runner is passed the half way mark that runner can proceed to the next base if and only if the pitching coach / umpire is not in possession of the ball and or the pitcher while in possession of the ball is not in the pitching circle. If a pitcher while in possession of the ball is not in the pitching circle all play is LIVE.  

Inning stops at:

  • When the defensive team gets 3 outs

  • When the offensive team scores 6 runs 

 

27.  TOBACCO / VAPING:  Use of chewing tobacco, dip, smoking, and or vaping on the field or in the dugout is strictly prohibited. May result in a forfeit.

 

28. Standings will not be kept during the regular. The end of the season tournament will be determined by a blind draw.  

29. End of the Season Rules: Teams will play by regular season rules. However, the 6th inning will be an open inning.  Games will be 1 hour 15 minutes and official will allow team to finish the inning. A certified umpire will be provided during tournament play.

 

 

 

2018 

9 /10 Girls 

 League Rules 

 

1. GAME DURATRION Games will be 6 innings or a 1-hour-15 minute time limit. (No new inning will start after 1:05, will complete the inning.)   

2. BASE / PITCHING DISTANCE Bases will be 60 feet; pitching distance will be 35 Feet.   

3. SLIDING: is allowed however it is not recommended.

4. STEALING: Runners cannot leave the bases until pitched ball crosses the plate. The violation by one runner shall affect all runners. “Leading off the base is not allowed."   (Players are not allowed to steal when a coach comes into pitch) 

5. INNINGS: Innings will consist of three (3) outs or 5 runs. In the fifth inning only the 5 run rule will not be enforced.  

 6. THE BATTER:  All batters will wear a batting helmet when on the field of play, whether as an on deck hitter, a batter, or a base runner. “Face masks are optional”


7. THE CATCHER:  Must wear a facemask, helmet, mitt, chest protector, and shin guards, the catcher must also wear a catcher’s mitt and not a fielding glove or mitt of any other kind.

 

8. ADVANCING:   A batter NOT is allowed to advance on a third strike.

 

9.  COURTESY RUNNERWill be only allowed if the catcher is on base with 2 outs. Runner must be the last batted out.

 

10.  INFIELD FLY:  Will be in effect.

 

11.  FREE SUBSTITUTION:  Will be in effect

12. INTERFERENCE: As defined in the Babe Ruth Rule Book will be enforced.  This includes batters and catchers deliberately attempting to distract.

 

13. HIT BY PITCH: If the batter is hit by a pitch, she will be awarded first base.

14. BUNTING:  Will be allowed. There will be a no “slash” bunt rule. This is defined as a fake bunt that is followed by an attempted swing. The penalty for violating this rule will be, the ball ruled dead, the batter will be out and no runners will advance.

 

15. SLINGING A BAT:  If a batter slings his bat, a warning will be given to the team at bat.  After one warning, any player on the warned team who slings his bat will be called out immediately and no runners will advance.  The umpire will be the sole judge of whether the bat was slung or dropped.  This is NOT an appeal play.

 

16. BALKS   will not be enforced.  

17. TEAM FORMATION Teams will consist of 10 players; four players in the outfield (updated 3/29/16) however, a minimum of eight players is needed to play. There will be no penalty for having less than 10; players will be added when they arrive.   

18. GAME BALL: Each team will supply an 11 inch game ball.  

19. PITCHING RULES:   

A. A pitcher may not pitch in more than 10 innings per calendar week. The calendar week for Babe Ruth Softball is Monday through and including Sunday.

B. One pitch shall count as an inning pitched.

C. Once removed from the mound, but remaining in the game, any pitcher may return to the mound to pitch once during the game.

D. Coaches must keep records of their own teams pitch count.

E. If the defensive team walks 4 consecutive batters; the coach from the opposing team will come in and complete the inning. The pitcher may start the next inning, but if it happens again, she must come out and cannot return to the game as a pitcher. When a coach comes into pitch, the batter will receive 5 pitches (walks will not be allowed nor stealing: updated 4/5/2017.) If the batter hits a foul ball on the 5th pitch they will receive a 6th pitch. If the batter does not hit the ball fair on the 6th pitch, the batter is declared out.

20. OVERTHROW On an overthrow that goes out of play, the runner gets one base. Any (fair) batted ball that bounces over, rolls through or under a fence will be a ground rule double.

 

21.  RUN RULE:  If a team is ahead by fifteen (15) runs after three (3) complete innings the game will be called.  If a team is ahead by 10 (10) runs after four (4) complete innings (the game will be called.

 

22.  GAME TIME:  Be at field at least 15 minutes prior to game time.

 

23. TOBACCO / VAPING:  Use of chewing tobacco, dip, smoking, and or vaping on the field or in the dugout is strictly prohibited. May result in a forfeit.

 

24. UNIFORM: All players must be in uniform with shirt tucked in. Players are no longer permitted to wear metal spikes, cleats must be molded cleats or plastic screw in.

25. Standings will not be kept during the regular season. End of the Season Tournament will be A Blind Draw. Winner take all.  

The end of the season will use regular season pitching rules, once teams are put in the brackets, games will not be moved due to extracurricular activities. If coaches are unable to attend the game, then the assistant coach must coach the team for said game.  If teams have the minimum number of players allowed to start a game, the game must be played.

 

2017 

11 /12 Girls

 League Rules 

 

1. GAME DURATRION Games will be 6 innings or a 1-hour-30 minute time limit. (No new inning will start after 1:20, will complete the inning.)   

2. BASE / PITCHING DISTANCE Bases will be 60 feet; pitching distance will be 40 Feet.   

3. SLIDING: is allowed however it is not recommended.

4. STEALING: Runners cannot leave the bases until the ball is released from the pitchers hand. The violation by one runner shall affect all runners. “Leading off the base is not allowed."  

5. INNINGS: Innings will consist of three (3) outs

 6. THE BATTER:  All batters will wear a batting helmet when on the field of play, whether as an on deck hitter, a batter, or a base runner. “Face masks are optional”

 

7. THE CATCHER:  Must wear a facemask, helmet, mitt, chest protector, and shin guards, the catcher must also wear a catcher’s mitt and not a fielding glove or mitt of any other kind.

 

8. ADVANCING:   A batter is allowed to advance on a third strike if the ball gets by the catcher or the catcher drops the ball, if and only if 1st base is not occupied.  (CLARIFICATION OF RULE: The third strike called by the umpire is not caught, providing (1) first base is unoccupied, or (2) first base is occupied with two out... ... If the catcher fails to catch the ball on a third strike, and first base is open, or there are two outs, then the batter becomes a runner.) PER COACHES MEETING

 

9.  COURTESY RUNNERWill be only allowed if the catcher is on base with 2 outs. Runner must be the last batted out.

 

10.  INFIELD FLY:  Will be in effect.

 

11.  FREE SUBSTITUTION:  Will be in effect

12. INTERFERENCE: As defined in the Babe Ruth Rule Book will be enforced.  This includes batters and catchers deliberately attempting to distract.

 

13. HIT BY PITCH: If the batter is hit by a pitch, she will be awarded first base.

14. BUNTING:  Will be allowed. There will be a no “slash” bunt rule. This is defined as a fake bunt that is followed by an attempted swing. The penalty for violating this rule will be, the ball ruled dead, the batter will be out and no runners will advance.

 

15. SLINGING A BAT:  If a batter slings his bat, a warning will be given to the team at bat.  After one warning, any player on the warned team who slings his bat will be called out immediately and no runners will advance.  The umpire will be the sole judge of whether the bat was slung or dropped.  This is NOT an appeal play.

 

16. ILLEGAL PITCH-  will  be enforced.  

17. TEAM FORMATION Teams will consist of 9 players; 3 players in the outfield (updated 3/29/16) however, a minimum of eight players is needed to play. There will be no penalty for having less than 9; players will be added when they arrive.   

18. GAME BALL: Each team will supply an 11 inch game ball.  

19. PITCHING RULES:   

A. A pitcher may not pitch in more than 10 innings per calendar week. The calendar week for Babe Ruth Softball is Monday through and including Sunday.

B. One pitch shall count as an inning pitched.

C. Once removed from the mound, but remaining in the game, any pitcher may return to the mound to pitch once during the game.

D. Coaches must keep records of their own teams pitch count.

20. OVERTHROW On an overthrow that goes out of play, the runner gets one base. Any (fair) batted ball that bounces over, rolls through or under a fence will be a ground rule double.

 

21.  RUN RULE:  If a team is ahead by fifteen (15) runs after three (3) complete innings the game will be called.  If a team is ahead by 10 (10) runs after four (4) complete innings (the game will be called.

 

22.  GAME TIME:  Be at field at least 15 minutes prior to game time.

 

23. TOBACCO / VAPING:  Use of chewing tobacco, dip, smoking, and or vaping on the field or in the dugout is strictly prohibited. May result in a forfeit.

 

24. UNIFORM: All players must be in uniform with shirt tucked in. Players are no longer permitted to wear metal spikes, cleats must be molded cleats or plastic screw in.

25. Standings will not be kept during the regular season. End of the Season Tournament will be A Blind Draw. Winner take all. 

The end of the season will use regular season pitching rules, once teams are put in the brackets, games will not be moved due to extracurricular activities. If coaches are unable to attend the game, then the assistant coach must coach the team for said game.  If teams have the minimum number of players allowed to start a game, the game must be played.

 

 

 

2017 

13 /14 Girls 

 League Rules 

 

1. GAME DURATRION Games will be 7 innings or a 1-hour-30 minute time limit. (No new inning will start after 1:20, will complete the inning.)   

2. BASE / PITCHING DISTANCE Bases will be 60 feet; pitching distance will be 43 Feet.   

3. SLIDING: is allowed however it is not recommended.

4. STEALING: Runners cannot leave the bases until the ball is released from the pitcher. The violation by one runner shall affect all runners. “Leading off the base is not allowed."  

5. INNINGS: Innings will consist of three (3) outs

 6. THE BATTER:  All batters will wear a batting helmet when on the field of play, whether as an on deck hitter, a batter, or a base runner. “Face masks are optional”

 

7. THE CATCHER:  Must wear a facemask, helmet, mitt, chest protector, and shin guards, the catcher must also wear a catcher’s mitt and not a fielding glove or mitt of any other kind.

 

8. ADVANCING:   A batter is allowed to advance on a third strike if the ball gets by the catcher or the catcher drops the ball, if and only if 1st base is not occupied. (CLARIFICATION OF RULE: The third strike called by the umpire is not caught, providing (1) first base is unoccupied, or (2) first base is occupied with two out... ... If the catcher fails to catch the ball on a third strike, and first base is open, or there are two outs, then the batter becomes a runner.) PER COACHES MEETING

 

9.  COURTESY RUNNERWill be only allowed if the catcher is on base with 2 outs. Runner must be the last batted out.

 

10.  INFIELD FLY:  Will be in effect.

 

11.  FREE SUBSTITUTION:  Will be in effect

12. INTERFERENCE: As defined in the Babe Ruth Rule Book will be enforced.  This includes batters and catchers deliberately attempting to distract.

 

13. HIT BY PITCH: If the batter is hit by a pitch, she will be awarded first base.

14. BUNTING:  Will be allowed. There will be a no “slash” bunt rule. This is defined as a fake bunt that is followed by an attempted swing. The penalty for violating this rule will be, the ball ruled dead, the batter will be out and no runners will advance.

 

15. SLINGING A BAT:  If a batter slings his bat, a warning will be given to the team at bat.  After one warning, any player on the warned team who slings his bat will be called out immediately and no runners will advance.  The umpire will be the sole judge of whether the bat was slung or dropped.  This is NOT an appeal play.

 

16. ILLEGAL PITCH   will be enforced.  

17. TEAM FORMATION Teams will consist of 9 players; 3 players in the outfield (updated 3/29/16) however, a minimum of eight players is needed to play. There will be no penalty for having less than 9; players will be added when they arrive.   

18. GAME BALL: Each team will supply a 12 inch game ball.  

19. PITCHING RULES:   

A. There are no restrictions for this age group

B. One pitch shall count as an inning pitched.

C. Once removed from the mound, but remaining in the game, any pitcher may return to the mound to pitch once during the game.

D. Coaches must keep records of their own teams pitch count.

20. OVERTHROW On an overthrow that goes out of play, the runner gets one base. Any (fair) batted ball that bounces over, rolls through or under a fence will be a ground rule double.

 

21.  RUN RULE:  If a team is ahead by fifteen (15) runs after three (3) complete innings the game will be called.  If a team is ahead by 10 (10) runs after four (4) complete innings (the game will be called.

 

22.  GAME TIME:  Be at field at least 15 minutes prior to game time.

 

23. TOBACCO / VAPING:  Use of chewing tobacco, dip, smoking, and or vaping on the field or in the dugout is strictly prohibited. May result in a forfeit.

 

24. UNIFORM: All players must be in uniform with shirt tucked in. Players are no longer permitted to wear metal spikes, cleats must be molded cleats or plastic screw in.

25. Standings will not be kept during the regular season. End of the Season Tournament will be A Blind Draw.  Winner take all

The end of the season will use regular season pitching rules, once teams are put in the brackets, games will not be moved due to extracurricular activities. If coaches are unable to attend the game, then the assistant coach must coach the team for said game.  If teams have the minimum number of players allowed to start a game, the game must be played.

   

St Charles Parish Softball Tournament Rules and Regulations

End of the Season Tournament 2018

AGES 9-16 YR 

Blind Draw / Time Limit Games

  • Games in BRACKET PLAY will be regular season rule time limit. The inning will be completed. 

    Championship game will be go as followed:
    7-8 yr : 6 inning with the 6 inning being open; No Time Limit
    9-10 yr :6 innings with the 6 inning being open. No Time Limit; Winner Take All
    11-12 yr: 7 innings, No Time Limit; Winner Take All  
    13-17 yr: 7 inning, No Time Limit; Winner Take All  

 

2. Pitching Rules:

  • There are no pitching limits in 10U, 12U, 18U division. 

  • Only the starting pitcher may re-enter the game to pitch. Once the starting pitcher is removed from the mound a second time that pitcher can no longer pitch in that game.


Forfeit Rules: If a team forfeits a game they will be placed into the loser’s bracket, if they forfeit 2 games they will be eliminated from the tournament.

In the event of tie game the game will go into extra innings. Meaning, an additional inning will be played. If neither the visitor nor home team scores within that inning, an additional inning will be played. However, the team batting will start out with 1 out and a runner on second base. If the visiting team scores, the Home team will be awarded an at bat with the same criteria 1 out and a runner on second. 3 outs will consist of an inning. This will continue until a winner is determined.

 

All other regular season rules and regulations will apply to the end of the season tournament. 

 

 

 

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