Ø ASA Modified rules apply. Teams must be ASA sanctioned.
Ø Each team must be uniformed with the same color shirts,
including 6-inch numbers on the back. In the case of layered clothing, these
shirts must be the outermost layer.
Ø No metal spikes will be permitted. The offending player will
be immediately removed from the game, and will be suspended from playing in the team’s next game.
Ø All catchers must wear a catcher’s mask. Failing or refusing to wear the mask will result in the immediate removal of that
player from the game. There will be no exceptions.
Ø No children or pets in the dugouts or on the field.
IN THE DUGOUTS OR ON THE FIELD- AT ANY TIME - IS PROHIBITED.
OF ALCOHOL IN MERCER COUNTY PARK IS PROHIBITED.
In all instances, unsportsmanlike
conduct will not be tolerated by any player, coach, or manager. Any discrepancy or discussion regarding an event during the
game being played shall be brought to the attention of the umpire, only after timeout is requested and approved by the umpire.
softballs will be provided to each team prior to the start of the season. Each
team will be required to provide one (1) new softball for each game.
accordance with the league schedule, the home team is responsible for maintaining the “Official” scorebook for
that game. Each team must provide their own scorebook and rule book.
maximum number of players on the field for each team is nine (9). Games may be
played with a minimum of eight (8).
is permitted upon release of the ball from the pitcher’s hand while in the act of delivering the ball to the batter.
the catcher is making a play on a base runner, the ball is considered “live”, or in play, and all base runners
have the option of advancing to the next base after tagging up.
the ball is returned to the pitcher from the catcher, the base runner(s) must return to their respective bag(s).
Foul out rule will be as follows: After 2 strikes the batter will then be given 2 fouls on the 3rd
foul the batter will then be out.
team will be allowed three (3) courtesy runners per game. This person can be
the last out, or someone on the bench that is not currently active in the game.
helmets are optional. Should a team choose to wear helmets, then each team is
responsible for supplying the proper helmet.
rules apply. Any player may be substituted or replaced and re-entered once, providing
players occupy the same batting positions whenever in the lineup. Players may
not re-enter a second time. The starting player and their substitute may not
be in the line-up at the same time.
extra hitter (EH) will be allowed. An EH may be placed into the batting order
as an extra offensive player only. That player cannot be a fielder while playing as EH.
will be a 10 minute grace period beyond the scheduled start time of the first game only.
Upon expiration of the grace period, a forfeit will be assessed to the offending team.
times will not exceed 90 minutes.
the event of a tie, the International tiebreaker will be applied. The International
tiebreaker states that the offensive team shall begin its turn at bat with the player who is scheduled to bat last in that
respective inning being placed on second base. If the number four batter is scheduled
to bat first in that inning, then the number three batter will be placed on second base.
rules apply as follows:
15 runs after 4 innings
10 runs after 5 innings
IN THE EVENT OF A FORFEIT:
Offense will result in a warning to the
Offense will result in the assessment
of a penalty to the offending team in the amount of $40.00 payable to MCWMS. Failure
to pay will result in the removal of the delinquent team from the remaining schedule.
Offense will result in the offending
team’s dismissal from the league, with no refund of the league fee.
LEAGUE PLAYOFF RULES
the completion of regularly scheduled games, playoffs will be held. The top 4
teams will advance to the playoffs with a single elimination format, then the remaining 2 teams will play in a best of 3.
must have participated in a minimum of 5 regular season games to play in the playoffs.
CANCELLATIONS DUE TO WEATHER:
Call Mercer County Park for rainout
information at (609) 448-7241.
that are cancelled in the event of rain, or other inclement weather or condition, will be rescheduled at the league’s
§ The decision to play the game due to inclement weather will be posted at http://MCSOFTBALL2005.TRIPOD.NET on the day of the game.