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Welcome to the Mad Batters Slo-Pitch 2018 Season

2018 Mad Batters League Rules

2018 Rules

Line-Up

  1. All players must be 18 years or over, as of the playing year.
  2. Maximum 10 players on the field.  Four (4) must be females. 
  3. A 15-minute grace period is allowed at the start of the game, after that the game will be forfeited. 
    1. If you have 8 players, 2 of which are female, present at the scheduled game start time you must begin on time with no grace period. This would result in 2 auto outs. At any time, a female can replace an auto out upon her arrival.
      1. The rule of 3 male batters in a row still applies in this scenario. (See Rule #10)
  4. When a team does not have the minimum amount of players at game time, they will be forfeited. (Score will be reported as 10-0).
    1. If the team is able to field a team for the second game, the game will be played at the normally scheduled time unless both teams agree to start the second game earlier.
  5. Teams unable to meet the minimum line-up requirements are still asked to arrive with however many players they have on time. The permits and umpire are paid for already so we ask the field does not go to waste. Combine teams, have fun. Should a team choose to not show up, a fine of $100 will be levied. This is to allow the league to cover the cost of the umpire and the permit. No wins are awarded to a team until all fines are paid.

THIS RULE SHOULD NEVER NEED TO BE USED!!

  1. Maximum of 12 batters on batting order (Not including subs)
    1. Subs are to be replaced once per game. Until a substitute has been made, the replacement player is unable to bat or field.
    2. Once a sub has joined the game, the replaced player is unable to bat or field again.
  2. The 12 active players on the batting order may be moved freely in and out of the fielding position but must always take their proper turn batting.
  3. No back to back female batters.
  4. The first extra batter can be male making the line up a maximum of 7 male batters to 4 female batters.
  5. 3 male batters in a row may occur only once per batting order. (This includes from the bottom to the top of the batting order)

 

 

 

GAMEPLAY

 

  1. Game start times are 6:15PM and 7:45PM (Doubleheaders are played each night)
  2. All games are 7 innings unless a mercy occurs. (Time permitting)
  3. Tie games result in 1 point being awarded to each team.
  4. Winning team confirms score and inputs it onto Sport Engine within 24 hours.
  5. Game times are 1 hour & 15 minutes. There is no new inning after 1 hour.
  6. When a male batter walks with 4 or less pitches when followed by a female, the male batter takes 2nd base and the female must bat.
  7. Maximum of 5 runs per inning.  The last inning is open.
  8. Bunting is allowed by females only.
  9. Home Run Rule-Maximum 4 home runs per team. Batter is out if they hit a home run after maximum is reached. There is no plus one. An inside the park home run doesn’t count toward the 4 as that would be considered a home run reached on error.
    1. Walk off home run rule in effect. Batting team is to retrieve the ball before taking the field again.
  10. The runner must run behind home plate when coming home.  The catcher can make an out by touching home plate or making the tag, before the runner crosses the line.
  11. Tagging is allowed on all four bases to achieve an out.
  12. Sliding is permitted on 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Sliding is not permitted after the commitment line when coming home.
  13. Teams may have a same gender battery. (Pitcher/Catcher)
  14. Third strike foul is an out.  Runners can tag up and run on a caught third strike foul.
    1. Players are not allowed to tag up on any caught out of play ball
  15. A foul tip not achieving a height of 6’ is a strike, regardless if it is caught or not.
  16. If a rule is not stated above, the NSA Canada Rules apply. 
  17. Any and all decisions made by an umpire are FINAL. 
  18. Home team sets up the field. It is the home team’s responsibility to ensure the field is set up on time. Both the home and away team are responsible for packing up the equipment and cleaning the benches. Please leave the diamonds in better condition than you found them.
  19. Home Team supplies a game ball for each game. The visiting team to supply an extra balls in good condition. Only Worth Hot Dots .52 Cor balls are permitted.
  20. Male batters will be called out if he intentionally bunts or chops the ball downward
  21. No stealing or leading off is permitted. Anticipation is up to the umpire’s discretion.
  22. 150 foot arc rule is in place for female batters. All outfielders, with the exception of the rover, must stay beyond this arc until after the ball is hit. It is the responsibility of the female batter to inform the umpire of a fielding violation before the pitch is thrown.
  23. If a team is ahead by 10 or more runs after 5 or 6 innings, the game is over by mercy rule.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equipment

 

  1. All teams will be supplied with a box of balls and a score sheet.
  2. Teams are responsible for their own bases. The league has some sets available. The equipment boxes at the diamonds are no longer maintained by us.

 

 

 Tournaments / Playoffs

Included in your fees

 

  1. League tournament is tentatively scheduled for June 8th to 10th at Carseland Diamonds. This is the only time you are able to play teams from other nights. Beer Gardens, concessions and free camping.
  2. Playoff tournament is tentatively scheduled for August 17th to 19th at Carseland Diamonds.

League Champions are crowned at this tournament who will then have their City Championship fees subsidized by the league.

 

- League is now accepting new teams. (UPDATE April 27TH)

- Currently there are spots open in either our Tuesday or Wednesday divisions - doubleheaders -  All divisions are of the same caliber slo-pitch, as well as being fun and relaxed. Play goes from May to August 1st.

- Home diamonds are at Deerfoot Park, 16th Ave & Deerfoot Tr. North. A couple games will be played on the Laycock diamonds just off 64th Ave & Deerfoot North. - NSA umpires are utilized for all games. Most equipment is provided, balls/scorebooks etc.

- Total fees include two tournaments, entry to City Championships for four teams, affiliation to Softball Calgary, NSA and insurance.

- 2018 Tournaments are set for June 8th to 10th and August 17th-19th. Cities are in September.

- Contact Tom; email; tommyboy1724@gmail.com or 403-870-3169 if busy call TJ @ 403-461-6755 .