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Coed Softball (with Umpires)
Cell: (610) 539-1573 (also answers as Twilight Entertainment)
ASA Coed rules will apply unless
home team will provide 2 league issued balls (one new, one in good
condition) for each game.
home team will provide white throw-down bases, unless the field
already has anchored bases, in which case both teams are to utililze
rule, with 5’ variation: Bases are to be set 65’ apart, unless the
field has anchored bases set at another distance.
In that’s the case, use the anchored bases.
- The home team is to provide a specially tailored
strike zone mat provided by the league. Any legal (6’-12’) pitch
hitting the mat will be called a strike.
- ASA Rule: The home team will
provide a double-first base (of 2 colors).
The white base will be placed in fair territory and the
extension (or orange base) will be placed in foul territory.
The first baseman will use the white base, and the
batter will run to the extension (or orange base).
Exception: If the throw is coming from foul territory or an
errant throw pulls the defense off the white into foul territory, the
offense and the defense may use either portion.
- Metal spikes are not permitted.
If a player is caught using metal spikes, he/she must remove
them at once. Failure to
comply will result in ejection from the game.
- Our league allows only A.S.A.
approved single-walled aluminum (barrel) bats that have been approved
as of March 20, 2013: (see bat section on this site)
If a bat is not on the A.S.A. this list and/or is not stamped with the
A.S.A certification mark, it cannot - under any circumstances - be
used in league play.
- ASA Rule 7 Section 6B: When a
batter enters the batter’s box with or is discovered using an
altered or non-approved bat. EFFECT: The batter is called out and
ejected from the game (our league rules provide an automatic one game
suspension for players who have been ejected. Suspension will begin
Note: Section 6 B-C: If a previous batter has used the same altered or
illegal bat and a pitch has been made, the current batter only.
Penalties are assed only if a batter uses a non-approved bat in a game
situation. We strongly suggest that you keep all non-approved bats
away from the backstop, benches and fence.
- If (in the umpire's judgment)
a bat is damaged (flattened or cracked, etc.), the umpire can remove
it from the game (no penalty assessed).
- Bats may be inspected by team captain and umpire at any
time before and during the game.
Captains should carry the league bat list with them at all
times. It is a good idea
to highlight their own team’s bats, if they are ever called into
umpire will be provided for each game. Umpire will make all
calls, including balls and strikes and control the game as per ASA and
league Code of Conduct.
- ASA Rule: Any unnecessary contact or rough play (as
deemed by the umpire) can result in ejection and suspension.
age 18 and older is eligible.
- Rosters must be submitted to
the league prior to first game. Name,
address and phone number. First
and last names (but no other info) will be published on the league
- Rosters may not be changed
after May 12, except for season-ending injuries and special
circumstances (as deemed by league).
be eligible for the playoffs, players must play five of his or her
- Sign-in sheets must be filled
out prior to every game.
- Winning team should
e-mail score to George Gibson email@example.com
within 48 hours after completion of game.
- ALL teams must e-mail or text
a picture of the lineup portion of their scorebook no later than
Tuesday. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
or text to (610) 539-1573. No
nicknames. Last initial or
name (if more than one player of the same first name)
- Each team must be able to take the field with at least 7 players at
the scheduled start of the game, otherwise, the umpire can declare a
forfeit (7-0). If each
team has at least 7 players at game time, the game should begin
immediately, otherwise, the umpire can declare a forfeit.
- A minimum of 3 slots in the batting order and 3 positions in the
field must be occupied by a girl at all times.
If a team has less than 3 girls, they must take an automatic
out in the 3rd, 5th and 8th slots (respectively) in the batting order.
- At least one girl must bat in one of the top six slots in the lineup.
Exception: If a team starts the game with at least two
automatic outs, they don’t have to place a girl in one of the top 6
slots (since the automatic outs would come in the 3 and 5 slots).
- In the event that a team starts with less than 10 fielders, any
players arriving late may be added to the lineup (and fielding team)
immediately. Guys who
arrive late will be added to the bottom of the lineup.
Girls who arrive late will be inserted into the lowest slot
that is currently an automatic out.
If an extra hitter is added after the game starts he/she will
be added to 11th slot.
team is allowed an extra hitter (EH).
The extra hitter is only permitted if a team fields 10 players,
including 3 girls. If at
any point in the game a team fields less than 10 players, including 3
girls (if someone leaves or gets injured), the EH can no longer be
used and the EH slot will be skipped (if the EH is a guy).
The EH may only re-enter the game once their team fields 10
players (including 3 girls).
may use an additional EH, if it’s a girl.
- ASA Rule, variation: Guys cannot be substituted for girls in the
lineup. If a girl has to
leave the game for any reason and is not replaced by another girl in
the lineup, that spot in the lineup will become an automatic out.
(Example: If you start with 4 girls in the lineup - or have 4
at any point - you must finish with 4 girls, otherwise, an automatic
out will be called for that slot[s]).
- ASA rule: Any player may be substituted in the lineup and re-entered
once, providing players occupy the same batting positions whenever in
We do not allow a DH. Maximum 12 players in lineup (2 EH’s,
as outlined above)
Rule, variation: If after 5 innings, a team is winning by 15
or more runs (3 ˝ innings if it is the home team), the game is
over. 10 runs – 5 innings.
team may score a maximum of 10 runs per inning, with the exception of
the final inning.
Rule: Pitching rubber will be set at 50’ from home plate.
legal pitch is 6-12' arc, as determined by the umpire.
Rule: Illegal Pitch - If an illegal pitch is called by the
umpire, the batter may swing at his/her own discretion.
If the batter does not swing, the ball is dead and no pitch
will be called.
Rule: No bunting or (intentional) chop hitting.
Batter can be ruled out.
Rule: Each batter, regardless of gender, will start with a 1-1 count.
Rule: Umpires will call (4) balls and (3) strikes.
legal pitch (6’-12’) that hits the mat is a strike (as determined
by the umpire). A pitch
that hits the plate is not a strike.
Rule: A foul ball on the
third strike will be considered a strikeout.
Rule: If a team walks a male batter with a female batter coming up
next, then the male batter is automatically awarded second base and
all forced (by batter) runners advance one base. All other runners not
forced shall remain at their bases.
If a guy walks in front of an automatic out, rule does not
must always hit, regardless of the situation.
There are no automatic walks.
(In 2011, we used the ASA rule that females got the choice to
hit or walk. Prior to the
start of the 2012 season, that part of the ASA coed walk rule was
removed from our league rules).
walk – just announce it – no need to throw pitches.
cones will be placed down each baseline 30 feet past 1rst base and 3rd
base to form an imaginary arc. If
there are ten fielders, four fielders must remain at least 30 feet
behind the arc until the ball is hit.
If the defensive team can field only nine players, three
players must remain behind the line.
(Eight – two behind the line.
Seven – one)
must remain no closer than even with the bases until the ball is hit.
- One courtesy (rabbit) runner
will be allowed per team per inning. The player to make the last
out will be the rabbit runner. Only
guys can run for guys and girls for girls.
*If a batter who has used a rabbit runner bats more than once in an
inning he/she may use a rabbit runner again that inning.
At the start of the games, if no player of the same gender has
recorded an out, the player of the same gender listed last in the
batting order shall be the courtesy runner.
If that is not possible (bottom of the lineup is batting or on
base), use the last person of the same gender who scored.
The courtesy runner is allowed once the batter safely
reaches first base AND the umpire has called time out.
Rule, with interpretation: Runners should slide or get out of the way.
A runner that does not either slide or get out of
the way can be called out by the umpire for interference
(umpire’s judgment) and all runners return to their bases. Takeout
slides or collisions are not permitted.
Slide to the base, not the fielder.
Umpire will differentiate between incidental contact and
“rough play.” Rough
play can result in warning, ejection and/or suspension.
runners are permitted, as per ASA substitution and re-entry rules.
per ASA rule 8, Section 5G, runners are awarded TWO bases on an overthrow.
Award is governed by positions of runners when the ball left the
fielder’s hand (regardless of where the ball is thrown from).
(Please note exceptions in ASA rules)
conduct includes but is not necessarily limited to: fighting, verbal
or physical abuse, racial or ethnic slurs, inappropriate comments or
behavior that may be construed as sexual harassment, profanity,
obscene gestures, flagrant and violent play, taunting, trash talk,
baiting, cheating, throwing or abusing equipment, destruction of field
or league property, physical intimidation or abuse of an official or
or fighting or harassment/intimidation may result in (at least) a one
a player or captain is ejected by the umpire, he/she will
automatically serve at least a 1 (one) game suspension.
Suspension will begin the following game.
If a player or captain is ejected in the first game of a
doubleheader, he/she will not be permitted to play in the second game.
ejected player or captain must leave the field and premises
players/captains are not permitted on any league fields or premises
for the length of the suspension.
suspensions in one season or any egregious offenses will be dealt with
by the league committee. Committee
members whose team is involved in the offense may not be involved in
that are ejected from the league will forfeit their league fee. The
league will not foot the bill for a team that can’t comply with the
code of conduct.
Any ball hit over the wall in right field or past and to the right of
the wall is a ground rule double.
Any ball hit off the wall in right field is a ground rule double.
STEWART MIDDLE SCHOOL
Any ball hit into the right field parking lot or driveway is a ground
provided (in the umpire’s judgement) the fielder makes an attempt at it.
Any ball hit into the overhanging trees is a dead ball (no pitch).
Any ball hit in the air to the left of the gray door on the building is a
homerun. A ball that hits the
gray door is a ground rule double.
Any ball hit
into the trees in the air is a homerun.
Any ball hit into the trees on a bounce is a ground rule double, provided
(in the umpire’s judgement) the fielder makes an attempt at it.
Any ball hitting the tree in right field is a ground rule double.
HEELS FIELD – PATTY SIMON - EAST NORRITON FIELD
3 homerun rules
Each team may hit up to 3 over-the-fence homeruns. Any ball hit
over the fence after 3 is an out. Inside-the-park
homeruns do not count against the limit.
practice on fields after a game has been rained out or canceled!
- In order to be eligible for the playoffs, players must play 5 of its
team’s regular season games.
teams must e-mail or text a picture of the lineup portion of their
scorebook no later than Tuesday. E-mail to email@example.com or text to (610)
must be completely filled out prior to first game. First and last
name, address. First and
last names (but no other info) will be published on the site.
may not be changed after game 5, except for season-ending injuries and
special circumstances (as deemed by league)
List (see Legal Bats)
walk – just call it – no need to throw pitches.
EH, if it’s a female. Please note that as before, only females can
pinch hit for females. If a female has to leave the game for any
reason and cannot be replaced, her spot in the lineup becomes and
a team begins the game short of players, arriving players may be
inserted into the game immediately – lowest slot in the batting
order (or into the lowest automatic out slot if it’s a girl).
We will also be expanding our mercy rule. a. 15 runs after 4 innings
b. 10 runs after 5 innings (already in place)
- Bases are still 65’ apart,
unless the field has anchored bases set at another distance, in which
the case, use the anchored bases.
*Heels Field is the only field that has increased the base lengths to
70’ because a new ASA rule went into effect for men’s leagues this
year. Next year, the rule
will be extended to all adult ASA leagues.
This rule was created by ASA in response to the high
performance bats that are being manufactured.
It will put a little defense back in the game.
Fielders will move back a little, which will be safer for them.
- Re-entry Rule- Any player may
be substituted in the lineup and re-entered once, providing players
occupy the same batting positions whenever in the line-up, provided it
fits within the guidelines of our league rules.
*This has always been an ASA rule, but not everyone knows about it.
As stated before, guys cannot replace girls.
- Overthrow Rule:
The common misconception is that everyone is entitled to one
base on an overthrow. It’s
actually two bases, as governed by the position of the runner when the
ball left the fielder’s hand (regardless of where the throw came
from). (Rule 8G).
Baseball uses the same rule.
The reason this is confused is because the overthrow often
occurs on a throw to first. The
batter has not yet reached first at the time of the overthrow, so he
is awarded two bases – first and second.
- Do not practice on fields
after a game has been rained out or canceled.