This league was created to provide for adults 18 years old and over an alternative to softball and enable us to play the game we all grew up playing. Adult attitudes must always prevail, no matter how competitive any league is. The responsibility that this ethic sustains will remain at the responsibility of the Commissioner and his officers, and anyone who abuses the league’s code can be suspended or expelled from the league.
Coaches Meetings – At least one representative from each team in the league is required to attend each league meeting.
Players who are added to the initial roster after Opening Day will be required to pay league fees at a prorated rate, based on the first game they play, and the remaining number of games left on the team’s league schedule.
UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT
All single games are 7 innings. No time limit may be invoked for weekend games. All weeknight games will begin between 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM. with the agreement between coaches and umpires, some weeknight games may start as soon as 5:00 PM. All weekend games will begin between 11:00 AM and 6:30 PM. With the agreement between coaches and umpires, some weekend games may start as soon as 10:00 AM.
No new innings are permitted after 9:45 PM and game play must be suspended before 10 PM.
All double headers are 7 innings each.
When more than 1 game is played by 2 separate sets of teams at the same location on the same day and the first game requires extra innings - if the game goes through 7 complete innings still tied, the next inning (and all subsequent innings) will require the last batter from the previous inning to start the inning at second base. This will hopefully allow for the game to speed up.
All playoff games will be 7 innings each, single elimination with the following exception: The final championship game will be 9 innings. All league playoff games must be played to completion
Games may be ruled completed due to darkness/rain. Re: darkness - 7 innings complete at umpires’ discretion; Re: rain - 5 innings complete at umpires’ discretion.
The umpire may suspend or call a game if, in their opinion, the safety of the players is compromised due to rain, darkness.
Pitching Mound 60 feet.
Bases 90 feet.
Two Umpires- one plate umpire and one field umpire.
If for some reason an umpire does not show, the coaches may mutually pick a spectator to call the game in order to play as scheduled. The league commissioner should be notified of the no show.
If there is a 15-run discrepancy at the end of 5 innings, and the losing team has had an opportunity to bat if they are the home team, the game will be ruled final.
If there is a 20-run discrepancy at the end of 3 innings and the losing team has had an opportunity to bat if they are the home team, the game will be ruled final.
Two hours prior to the start of a game, the field coach/ ground crew determines the status of a field.
Once a game is started, rainout decision will be made by the umpires.
Any games rained out will be re-scheduled (if possible) by the league. All make-up games will be played on Thursdays or Sundays at the league’s discretion. Other days/nights may be utilized for make-ups only at the discretion of both teams involved. Rain out games will be made up, if possible, in order of cancellations.
Final league standings in each division will be determined by overall won/lost percentage. Ties will be decided by divisional record, head-to-head results, then scoring differential.
Playoff seeding will be based on overall won/lost percentage. Ties will be decided by divisional won/lost percentage, head-to-head results, then scoring differential.
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