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Girls Senior Softball Rules

1.  Every player will be placed in the batting order.  Free substitution will be used, except for the pitcher.  The starting  pitcher may re-enter the game at that position one time during the game.  All other pitchers may not re-enter the game as a pitcher.

2.  Fewer than seven (7) players will result in a forfeit.  In this event players may be shuffled so a game can be played.  No players can be picked up from other Leagues.

3.  If a game is called due to weather conditions 4 innings will be a complete game (3 1/2) if the home team is ahead.  An incomplete game will be finished from where the game is called.

4.  Any player, coach or spectator ejected from the game will automatically be suspended for the next game.

5.  A regular season game will consist of 7 innings or less.  No inning shall begin after 1 hour 25 minutes. The next inning or half-inning shall begin immediately after the third out has been recorded in the bottom of the previous inning or half-inning.

6.  Nine players will be placed on the field at one time (standard infield, 3 outfielders).  All players will be played in the field for at least 6 outs.

7.  The ten run rule after five innings will be observed.

8.  The runner is out when she fails to keep contact with the base until the ball leaves the pitcher’s hand.

9.  The must slide rule will apply to each base, except first, when a play is being made on the runner.

10.  A limit of 8 runs may be scored in one inning.

11. *** Clean up the dugout and surrounding area after the game or practice.***

12. Batters must wear a helmet with a facemask.

13. Teams will not use the infield to warmup.  Use the batting cage, the outfield, tennis courts, etc.  They may, however, take grounders in foul territory just prior to taking the field.

14.  Pitchers must wear a facemask.

15.  Steel cleats will be allowed.

16.  Protests will not be received or considered if they are based solely upon a decision involving the accuracy of judgment on the part of an umpire.

17. Pitchers will be given just 2 warm up pitches between innings.

18. Hit by Pitch Rule: A batter will be awarded first base if they are hit by the pitch AND the following criteria is met: (1) The batter made an attempt to avoid being hit by the pitch, (2) The batter was not positioned in the strike zone (and the pitch was a strike), and (3) The batter did not attempt to swing at the pitch. In the case where a batter swings and the pitch hits her anyway, the ball is dead and a strike is called. If the batter does not attempt to avoid the pitch, she is not awarded first base, and the pitch is ruled either a strike if in the strike zone or a ball if out of the strike zone.

19. Head coaches (or a single, designated coach) are allowed to respectively address the umpire during the game. Assistants or non-designated coaches are not allowed to talk to the umpires during the game. 

20. Coaches or players harassing umpires, opposing players or opposing coaches - whether from the dugout, anywhere on the field, or out side of the field, will not be tolerated and may result in a suspension of the player or coach. 

21. The current High School rule book will be in effect if the situation is not covered here.

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