Men's Rules

Revised: June 2017
  1. Foul Ball: The batter is out when a foul ball is hit on the third strike.
  2. Batter: Each batter will start with a 1 and 1 count
  3. Roster Players: All players must be roster players
    PENALTY- Forfeit of game or games
  4. Minimum Players: To start any game, a team must field at least 8 roster players.
  5. Batting Order: Teams may bat up to 11 players. The official scorekeeper is responsible for notifying coaches and officials if the batting order is not correct.
  6. Submission of Rosters: A complete roster shall be submitted to the League Director at the time of registration.
    NO EXCEPTIONS
  7. Maximum Roster Players: There will be no maximum number of players on any roster, however there will only be 14 shirts presented to the league champions.
  8. Valid Rosters: A player who is on two or more rosters at the beginning of the season will be considered a valid player on only one roster which will be the roster of the team he plays on first.
  9. Time Limits: Complete games considered under following stipulations
    1. Teams have 1 hr. & 55 minutes to complete 2 games. The first game goes 7 innings or to the run rule. The second game uses whatever time is left or the run rule
    2. Four Complete innings will constitute a complete game called because of inclement weather.
    3. If games are started late because of late players, that time, up to 10 minutes, will be deducted from the grace time.
      After the 10 minute grace period, the game will be forfeited.
  10. Spikes: No metal spikes or cleats can be worn.
  11. Substitution: ASA rules will be followed for substitution.
  12. Determination of Home Team: Game schedule will indicate “home team.” Home team is listed first on the schedule.
  13. Score: Home team must provide official scorekeeper.
  14. Handling of Altercations: On any altercation, (fights, etc.), both managers are to be on the spot immediately and must help stop the situation.
    PENALTY: Manager will be ejected from the game also.
    1. The umpires have the right to eject any player using profanity, bat throwing, verbal abuse, and unsportsmanlike conduct toward umpires, players, or fans.
    2. All ejected players have one minute to clear the field.
      PENALTY Forfeit of game.
    3. Any ejected player will be suspended from the remainder of that game plus the next game also.
  15. Smoking: Players are prohibited from smoking on the fields and in their dugouts.
  16. Cereal Malt or Alcoholic Beverages: No alcoholic or cereal malt beverages allowed in city parks.
  17. Avoid Rule: Whenever a runner is being played on or thrown over, they must slide or avoid the defensive player.
    PENALTY- Out on offensive player.
  18. Uniforms: No special rule.
  19. Run Spread Rule: The run spread rule will be 20 run differential after the 3rd inning, and/or 15 run differential after the 4th inning, and/or 10 run differential after the 5th inning.
  20. Age Limit: A player must be 16 years of age or older.
  21. Ball Restrictions: Teams will provide their own game balls. Softballs are ASA approved optic yellow restricted red stitch .52 core & .300 compression. Any new game balls thrown in from the dugout must be checked by the umpire. The core and compression must be legible or else it will be considered an illegal ball
  22. Home Run Rule: 2 homeruns allowed each game; 1 up rule applies after each team has hit their allotted 2 homeruns.
  23. Protest Rule: No protest allowed.
  24. Field: 65 foot bases and 50 foot pitching rubber