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Triboro Minors Softball

1.        Each team will supply two new baseballs at the start of each game.  The home team is responsible for paying the umpires.

2.     Games will be 6 innings long, time permitting.  If game is tied after 6 innings, extra innings can be played to determine winner, time permitting. If no time is permitted, the game will end in a tie and points will be split.

*NOTE if a game is not completed by the drop dead time then the game will revert back to the last completed inning.

3.     Speed up rule for catchers…If the catcher is on base when there are two outs, the last batted out will pinch run    for the catcher so that they can get their catcher’s gear on in preparation for the next inning.

4.     Unlimited substitutions on the field. 

5.     Any player coming late will enter the bottom of the batting order and no inning is considered too late except for  the last inning.

6          a player is injured and cannot play, their position in the batting order will be passed over without being recorded as an out.  The player may return to the game after sitting out a ½ inning.

7.     Four coaches allowed in the dugout. Only adult coaches, are allowed to coach first and third base.

8.     Each player must play at least 3 innings in the field or half of the game in the field.

9.     The decision as to whether to play a game in inclement weather must be mutually agreed by both team’s managers.  The home team manager must call the Major League president and the chief umpire for any cancelled games. A field operations officer also has the right to call a game and may overrule team managers.

10.  Once the game begins the decision to stop play because of inclement weather or any other safety issue lies in the hands of the head umpire, field operations officer or a mutual agreement between the managers.

a.     If a game is called after “One Complete Inning” is played the game will resume at that point of the game at a later date. All records including pitch count will be used.

11.  Respect all umpires decisions and set the proper example for your team.  Ensure your players and your fans exhibit appropriate behavior.  The umpire has the right to remove coaches, players, and fans from the game.

12.  If a player curses or throws any part of their equipment they will be subject to ejection or possible suspension.

13.  Uniforms must be worn and no shorts are permitted.

14.  Catchers must wear a cup.

15.  Both team coaching staffs will be responsible for field preparation and closing if they are the last game of the night. Home team is responsible for scheduling parents to work the snack stand for their game. 


1. Any player of league age may pitch.
2. Period of rest rules and pitch count rules do not apply.
3. Once a pitcher is removed from the mound, she will be allowed to return to pitch.
4. The pitcher mound should be 35 feet from homeplate.
5. Coaches should encourage players to pitch all 6 innings and use multiple pitchers for better development. If both teams coaches agree that pitchers are depleted then coach pitch may be used to finish games. This should be a learning division for any player who wants to pitch.
6. Hit batter will not be called on a pitch that hits the ground before striking the batter. 

Hitting and Base Running

1. All players will be in the batting rotation, even when not playing the field.
2. An inning will end once 4 runs are scored, regardless of the number of outs except for the last inning. The last inning will be limited to 10 runs.      Game scoring will end early when the lead of the game is 10 or more runs and at least 4 innings have been completed by the visiting team. At this point if time is available the teams should finish the remaining innings left in the game with coaches pitching. This time should be used as an instructional type of format to get the players more fielding and batting.
3. Runners cannot leave the base until the ball passes the batter.
4. Stealing of 3rd base only will be permitted but no advance can be made on an overthrow. (This rule is to help develop catcher’s arms)
5. Play is stopped and runners may not advance when the ball is thrown back to the pitcher, provided the pitcher is in the circle. (Or within 8’ of the rubber if no circle is visible and this will be the umpire’s discretion)
6. A player is not permitted to steal on an overthrow to the pitcher or any infielder provided the pitcher is in the circle.  If a throw is coming from the outfielder directly to the pitcher and there is an overthrow, it will be considered a live ball.
7. On an overthrow to 1st base, runner(s) may only advance 1 base.
8. Base runners must avoid collisions with members of the defensive team, either by avoiding the defensive player or sliding. Sliding is of course preferred and what should be taught to the kids. No head first sliding is allowed and will be an automatic out except diving back to a base.
9. Bunting will be allowed but only one bunt an inning and once per player per game.

Game Postponements, Make-Up Games, Pool Players, Replacement Players

1. Any postponement of games for reasons other than weather must be approved by the division president, and must be approved at least 24 hrs in advance. Managers need to work together to approve the postponement first before notifying the divisional president.
2. A team needs to have 8 players to start and finish a game. If you start with 8 but have an injury or illness you may use a pool player from the division or managers could agree to borrow players to complete the game.
3. If you have less than nine players before the start of a game a list of pool players (Minor Division players only approved by the player agent) will be available to complete your roster for that game. A pool player must play in the outfield and bat in the last position. The pool player cannot play in the field more innings then a player on that team’s roster.
4. Pool players will be assigned to the team by the player agent or divisional president only.
5. There is a difference between a pool player and a replacement player. A pool player participates for a team for one game. A replacement player becomes a permanent member of the team’s roster and is assigned by the player agent from the waiting list of that division or the Minor Division.
6. If any team has an injured player that will miss more than 3 games, the manager must inform the division president and the player agent. The manager then has the choice of asking for a replacement player, which is assigned by the player agent. Once a replacement player is assigned, that player becomes a permanent player on the team’s roster, even if the injured player returns.
7. The Player Agent has the right to assign a replacement player to any roster, if there is a team that has problems fielding a team and has excessive postponements or excessive use of the pool players.
8. Any game postponed must be rescheduled with the division president within 1 week of the postponement. It does not have to be played within that week, but a date must be scheduled within 1 week. If it is not scheduled within 1 week, the Division President will reschedule the game.

Other Points

1. Equipment
a. softballs must be “Soft’ 11 inch and yellow in color and 11” hard yellow in color.
b. players gloves and bats must refer to the 2012 orange book
c. batting helmets must be equipped with a face guard

2. Playoffs will be determined by a bracket format with regular season best winning % to determine the home team in each bracket. All teams will     make the playoffs with the final championship round a best of 3. All regular season rules will apply.

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