Must be at least 2 females on the field at all times.
Softball Rules Official ASA rules will be used along with the following.
Metal cleats are prohibited.
The captain shall assume the responsibility for the conduct of their players & fans.
There is a 15-minute grace period, after which games must be started. If your team is not present after the 15-minutes this results in a forfeit and the missing team owes $40 due before they can play said team's next game.
Home team will be decided by coin flip during the regular season. In playoffs and championship the highest seed will be home team.
Team Captains are responsible for informing their own team of any changes.
In case of rain, the team captain will be called or emailed beforehand, if possible. If not, only the Umpire can call off the game. All game protests must be made before the next pitch. All details of where the game was at the time of the protest need to be recorded.
No alcohol is permitted on any field.
Profanity and Fighting will not be tolerated.
If someone's name is not on the roster or their money is not in, they can not play. If you are using the open roster policy and bringing a sub, write their name on the check-in and send updates to email@example.com soon as possible.
There are 10 players on the field, with an extra player in the outfield. The extra player cannot be used as an extra infielder.
Must play 2 girls on the field at all times & they must bat within the first 10 batters. If you only have 1 you have to play with 9 players on the field & one out will be assessed within the first 10 batters of the lineup.
Minimum of 7 players in order to start game, one must be female.
There is a 15 run rule after the 5th inning, except during championship.
Games will be 7 innings - 1 point for a win, .5 for a tie.
New inning cannot start 1:45 minutes after start of new game if there is another game after yours.
Anyone in the lineup can go in and out of the field any time during the game. Once the batting order goes around once, new players come in, the player (s)he is replacing comes out for the whole game.
NO COMPOSITE BATS OF ANY KIND
DeMarini and Anderson bats will be heavily scrutinized before determining legality. We strongly suggest not using these bats in our league. The level of competition and fields we play on are not equipt for these types of bats.
Miken bats - all makes and models are banned from our league.
NO DOUBLE WALL BATS
MUST BE ASA APPROVED, WITH ASA STAMP VISIBLE ON BAT - Some bats do have a seal that have been reevaluated and are non-approved.
NO DOCTORED, ALTERED BATS, HOMEMADE BATS - ASA umpires have the final say on all bat decisions at time of game.
RESOURCES FOR PLAYERS:
Click here for a the ASA BAT TESTING/CERTIFICATION PAGE
Click below for lists of UNAPPROVED ASA BATS:
ASA Non-Approved with Certification Mark
ASA Non-Approved Bat List
Manayunk Sport and Social Non-Approved Bat List, Commonly Used
**Umpires will see to it that all bats are checked prior to the start of each game. ONLY CHECKED BATS MAY BE IN PLAY DURING YOUR GAME. Umpires have final decision on legality of all bats at any given moment of play**
There will be a continuous batting order up to 13 people.
If a batter has 2 strikes and fouls the ball, he is out. Girls get one extra foul.
All males start each at bat with a 1 ball / 1 strike count.
A no-arc ball will be considered a "no pitch" & called a ball unless hit by the batter, swung at, missed or fouled off, in which case a strike is called.
Pitches will be slow pitch, 6-12ft arc.
If base runner leaves the base before the ball is hit, they will be called out. This includes a swing and miss.
When a defensive player has the ball or is about to receive the ball, the runner must make every attempt to avoid contact with the defensive player covering or be declared out. Errant throws drawing defensive player into the path of the runner is not interference.
Slide or Surrender: When approaching a bag or home plate, you may try to avoid the tag by jumping, however if you make contact with the defender it is an out and runner is ejected from the game.
Courtesy Runners are allowed at the discretion of the opposing manager. The umpire will let you know who. The runner is the player who made the last out in the inning prior. Guy for guy, girl for girl.
Philly Softball Leagues reserves the right to revise the rules for this sport at any time to provide a smoother social sport experience.