HARFORD COUNTY'S SPORTS & SOCIAL CLUB
Length of Game: 7 Innings or 55 minutes including Championship games.
Batting order: male, male, female, male, male, female (women may bat more than once in the line up, but they must rotate) -if you only have 2 women, the 3rd female spot is an out. THE LINE UP MUST BE SET IN THE BOOK BEFORE THE GAME STARTS
EVERY PLAYER IN ATTENDANCE MUST BE IN THE LINE UP - FOR INSTANCE, IF YOU HAVE 5 WOMEN IN ATTENDANCE, ALL 5 MUST BE IN THE LINE UP, NOT JUST 3 WOMEN SPOTS AND THE WOMEN ROTATE THROUGH THOSE 3 SPOTS.
Forfeit Time: is 10 minutes after game time.
Infield Fly Rule: Applies if first and second bases are occupied with less than 2 outs. An out will be called if an infielder can make a play on the ball with a reasonable amount of effort. Runners may advance at their own risk.
The Count: Each batter comes to the plate with 1 Ball & 1 Strike.
IF AT ANY TIME A GUY IS WALKED AND A GIRL IS NEXT IN THE BATTING ROTATION (INTENTIONAL OR UN-INTENTIONAL) THE BATTER GETS 1ST AND 2ND BASE
IF A BALL LANDS ON HOMEPLATE OR THE HOMEPLATE BASE EXTENSION, BALL IS A STRIKE @ UMPIRES DISCREDTION.
PITCHERS MUST PITCH FROM THE BACK MOUND.
Fouls: A foul with 2 strikes, is an out - a foul ball is foul even if the fielding team makes a play on it and misses it.
Sliding: You may slide head first only (no feet first sliding at all), unless you make any contact - then you are out. If you are deemed to be aggressively sliding as to distrupt the play, then you will be out for 3 innings...if it happens again, you are out for the remainder of the game and under review from the league commissioner. All Players must "give themselves up" if a player covering a base is waiting with the ball to make a play on the runner. Any player who runs over another player intentionally is immediately ejected. - phantom tags are not allowed at any time and are subject to ejection - a player who does not have the ball must allow the runner to access the base...Especially home plate.
Overthrows: Two bases from the release of the ball which has gone out of play.
Base Running: No leading off. A runner may not leave the base until the ball is hit. All play is live until timeout is called and granted by the umpire.
Pitching: The ball must be pitched underhand 6 to 10 feet and must cross over the plate at a height between the batters highest shoulder and knees, when in the normal batting position.
Strike Zone: a ball that fulfills the requirements listed in Pitching.
Pinch Runners: Are not allowed. Exception: if a batter or base runner becomes injured while running the bases, they may be pinch run for by the person of the same gender, who made the prior out.
When in doubt, all rules decisions revert to the American Softball Association of America (ASA) rules. Rulings of the umpire are final.
This is a social league, and any player deemed to be 'out of control' and a potential harmful threat to any other player on the field may be removed from the game for a time period of the umpire's discretion (up to and possibly including the balance of the game).
Please hit to get on base, not to crush the ball and possibly risk hurting someone with a line-drive...this is a social league and although we like to play hard, please remember that this is not the big leagues and player safety comes before all else!
USSSA Mens Softball League
NUMBER OF PLAYERS ON THE FIELD: 10 Players / MINIMUM TO START 8 Players
ROSTERS: All rosters must be handed in by the first game. All players must be on roster and all must have signed.
FORFEIT TIME: is 10 minutes after game time. If you are unable to fulfill a full team of 8 players. If a forfeit is called a $60 fee will be asset. The team will not be able to play until fee is paid in full. A fee will not be asset if coach calls before day of game and lets league know team will not be able to make it.
LENGTH OF GAME: MAXIMUM 7 Innings / 1 hour
20 Runs after 3 innings
15 Runs after 4 innings
10 Runs after 5 innings
SOFTBALLS: .52 core / 300 compression or 275 compression
BATS: Only USSSA Approved Bats
CLEATS: NO metal cleats
THE COUNT: Each batter comes to the plate with 1 Ball & 1 Strike
HOME RUNS: Three home runs per game per team. Every home run after three is an out .
Any player ejected from a game, for any reason, will automatically be suspended for the following league game whether it be on that night or the following week. Ejected players / coaches will be asked to leave the HCC property. Two ejections in one session ( 8 games) will result in that players / coaches suspension from the remainder of that session. Discretion will be used in certain cases by the League Director.
Use of illegal aluminum bat = ejection with 1 game suspension Use of altered aluminum bat = suspension from PAS for one year
INFIELD FLY: Is a fair batted ball (not a line drive) the can be caught in flight by an infielder with ordinary effort. Any defensive player may catch the ball in the infield area.
PITCHING: The ball must be pitched underhanded at slow speed. The pitched ball must arc at least 3 feet after leaving the pitchers hand and before it passes any part of the home plate. It shall not rise higher than 10 feet above the ground.
Is only that part or any part of the area over home plate that is lower than the top of the batter’s highest shoulder or higher than the bottom of his front knee. * For each pitch struck at and missed by the batter * For a batted ball striking the batter, while he is in the batter’s box with no strikes *For each foul tip. The batter is out if this is the second strike.
SLIDING: You may slide feet first, unless you make any contact, then you are out. If you are deemed to be aggressively sliding as to disrupt the play, then you will be out for 3 innings...if it happens again, you are out for the remainder of the game and under review from the league commissioner. All Players must "give themselves up", if a player covering a base is waiting with the ball, to make a play on the runner. Any player who runs over another player intentionally is immediately ejected. Phantom tags are not allowed at any time and are subject to ejection (a player who does not have the ball must allow the runner to access the base...Especially home plate).
When in doubt, all rules decisions revert to the USSSA rules. Rulings of the umpire are final.
All players must be in the current sport PlayAction Uniform shirt in order to particpate. Swapping or sharing shirts is not permitted.
In any sports, contact is supposed to be avoided at all costs...this is a social league!
No taunting or abusive language should be used. No rough contact or overly aggressive play and no fighting!
Have fun, meet some new people, get in a good work out!!!!
PlayAction Sports & Social Club does not offer refunds for any reason. Any unused monies may be transferred to a future event at the discreption of the PlayAction Sports & Social Club.
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