We will use USA Softball rules for all our events. We have listed below a few EXCEPTIONS:
DESIGNATED RUNNER: A player who is a designated base runner (DR) – Designated runner can run for anyone at any time during a game. This runner is listed on batting lineup as DR. Once she has been put out or crossed home plate, she may return to the bases to run for another runner in that half inning. A team may enter a DR into a game as a substitute, but then the DR is gone for the rest of that game. EXTRA PLAYER: An extra player is optional, but it allows a team to play up to eleven (11) players on offense and nine (9) on defense. NOTE: A team may use up to 2 EP’s however they must remain in the same batting order. Extra Players MUST be on the ORIGINAL Batting lineup. EPs are allowed to play defense within the original batting lineup. FREE DEFENSIVE SUBSTITIONS: We will allow teams to utilize FREE DEFENSIVE SUBSTITUTIONS during POOL PLAY ONLY. Once Bracket play begins, any Substitutions must be reported to Plate umpire. INTENTIONAL WALK: Teams must pitch 4 balls if a runner(s) is on base. However, if bases are empty team may request runner be awarded 1st base.