Congregation Athletic Association
Slo-Pitch Softball Rules
Last Updated: 5 May 2013
conditions of Slo-Pitch play shall follow the rules as outlined for regular
softball in the 2013 S.C.M.A.F. Softball Rule book with the following
exceptions or clarifications:
shall consist of a minimum batting order of 7 players. In coed
divisions, 3 women minimum must play defense at all times.
defensive players may be platooned from the maximum of 16
players in the batting order.
EXCEPTION: A pitcher, once relieved, may not pitch again until
the following inning.
Substitution into the 16 player batting line-up will follow regular
softball rules; with the player who has been substituted for not
eligible for further defensive and offense play (free substitution).
The Forfeit time for a game will be Scheduled Game Time OR End of
previous game if previous game went past scheduled start.
inning shall begin after one hour and five minutes from the start of the
game (7 innings or 65 minutes max.).
games will result in 1/2 game in standings after 65 minutes of play.
Outfielders (Rovers are considered outfielders) must remain behind
CO-ED ARC, until the ball is hit. Penalty: If ball is hit, play
becomes dead; runners and batter are awarded one base.
If a male batter is walked, before a female batter, the male batter is
awarded two bases; all runners advance as they are forced to advance.
Whenever a play is being made on the batter-runner, the defense must
use the inside base (white) and the batter-runner must use the
outside base (orange).
the case that the batter-runner is required to touch the outside
base and touches ANY PART of the inside base the batter-runner will be declared
out. In the case that the defensive player is required to touch the
inside base and defensive players touches
ANY PART of the outside base player will be considered to have
missed the base.
batter will come to the plate with a one strike, one ball count.
(other than wood) bat labeled “Official softball” will be allowed.
courtesy runner for a player may be employed. The courtesy runner is the
person making the last out.
(COED ONLY) - A female for a female and a male for a male.
Batter must reach first base on their own.
are required. Sliding is permissible in all leagues. Spikes (metal
cleats) are not permitted in any league. WEARING OF METAL
CLEATED SHOES WILL RESULT IN THE PLAYER BEING EJECTED FROM THE GAME.
strikes, two fouls, you’re out” rule is in effect. If a player hits two
foul balls after having received two strikes the player will be called
run, 5th inning mercy rule is in effect. The game shall end after the
visitors turn at bat in the 5th inning if the home team is leading by 15
or more runs, the game shall end after the homes team’s at bat in the
5th inning if the visitors are leading by 15 or more runs.
team to provide back up game ball; at end of game home team gets both
book must be recorded as outlined below for ALL league games.
Visiting team listed first home team listed second.
Team is responsible to make sure scorebook is scored correctly.
book is not kept correctly Home team will FORFEIT
Game and entire forfeit costs $25.
keep book correctly the following must be completed:
name first initial of each player in batting order
Runs, outs, and last batter for each inning must be recorded in
score must be written in book next to church name
BOTH coaches and umpire MUST sign to verify score.
Language is not to be used. Players violating this rule, as determined
by the umpire, will be ejected.
player ejected from a game for any reason is not eligible to play in the
next game. The ejected player name(s) will be noted in the score book
by umpire and President of CAA Board will be notified of ejection.
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Last Modified: 58 May 2013