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Girls Lob Softball Rules

The Lob Ball program is intended to teach the players the fundamentals of the game, foster good sportsmanship, and initiate team play.  In keeping with this theme, we will not keep team records or league standings.

THE FIELD

1.  Bases will be set at 50 feet.

2. The pitching rubber will be set at 30 feet.

DEAD BALL

1.  The ball is dead when the initial play is over or when the ball is in defensive pitcher’s hand, 8-foot radius of the mound.

2.  If the batter is hit by pitch, the ball is dead.  No base is awarded.

UMPIRES

1.  The Lions Club will do everything possible to have competent umpiring.

2.  All protests must be written and filed with the Lions Club within 24 hours.  Protests will not be received or considered if they are based solely upon  the accuracy of judgment of an umpire.

GENERAL RULES

1.  Full catcher’s gear must be worn by the catcher.

2.  Standard number of infield players.  Additional players are outfielders.  Everyone plays in the field and bats.

3.  Home team gets 3rd base dugout.

4.  A team gets one warning from the plate umpire per game for throwing the bat.  The second occurrence, the batter will be called out.

5.  The pitcher will not be allowed to leave the mound until the ball is hit.

6.  The first and third basemen will not be allowed to play more than two feet inside the respective bases (hash mark will be provided.)

7.  If a team can’t field at least 7 players the coaches are expected to arrange the players so a game can be held for those in attendance.

8.  Coaches are expected to rotate player positions at least once a game.

9.  In case of injury, the umpire has the discretion of stopping play and declaring dead ball.

10.  Coaches will pitch to their own team.

11.  One coach from the offensive team may be at first and third base.

HITTING RULES

1.  Batter’s helmets must be worn at bat and when on bases.

2. Batters must be instructed on proper stance and swing at practice, not in games.

3. The umpire will call strikes. After 2 strikes the batter will be given no more than 3 more pitches to hit. If the batter swings and misses or a third strike is called, the batter is out.  No walks will be given.

4. Three strikes and the batter is out.

5.  The strike zone will be from knees to chin.

6.  We will not use the infield fly rule.

BASE RUNNING RULES

1.  No lead offs will be allowed. Stealing bases is also not allowed.

2.  One base on overthrown ball unless the ball is in playable area.

3.  Base runner must slide or attempt to get around the fielder who has the ball and is waiting to make the tag.

LENGTH OF GAME

1.  The game will consist of 5 full innings or one hour, whichever is shorter.

2.  In the event of rain, a full game consists of 3 innings or more.

3.  Each 1/2 inning will consist of complete roster batting or 3 outs, whichever comes first.

4.  The 10 run rule will not end the game.

TEAM COURTESY

1.  Players are to be seated on the bench, use good sportsmanship, and to avoid yelling at opposing players.

2.  Coaches are to exhibit good sportsmanship and character at all times.

3.  Teams should clean up the dugout and surrounding area after the game.

EQUIPMENT

1.  Each coach is responsible for the care and return of the equipment to the storage room.

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PO Box 124 
Huntertown, Indiana 46748


Phone : 260-267-5538
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