Adult Co-Ed Softball League

Our adult co-ed slow pitch softball league is a great way to get exercise and meet new people. Invite your friends and neighbors to be a part of the action this summer!

League Information

Dates and Times: Saturday Evenings, June 2 - August 4. Game times are either 5:00 pm or 6:30 pm.

Who: It's a co-ed leagues. You must be at least 16 to participate.

Deadlines: Registration opens April 1 and closes May 20

Location: All games are played on the Faith Community Softball/Baseball Fields #1 and #2 (kids can play on adjacent playground).

Cost: $50 per person (includes a team shirt) 

Registrations and payments must be received by May 20. There is only space for up to 10 teams, so register quickly! 

View League Rules

Adult Co-Ed Softball General Information 2018

General Administration
 Eligible players are of a minimum age of 16 and up, no one is too old. 16-17 year olds
must submit a minor permission form which includes parent/guardian permission.
 All players must sign a waiver of liability form.
 Up to 12 teams make up the 2018 league.
 Rosters consist of up to 18 players per team.
 Games will be seven (7) innings or 90 minutes, whichever comes first.
 Regular season begins Saturday 6-2-18 and runs thru 7-21-18.
 Play-off games based on standings will be on the 8th & 9th Saturdays 7-28-18 & 8-4-18.
 All game times are at 4:00 P.M, 5:30 P.M., and 7:00 P.M on both diamonds. Plan to
arrive 10-15 minutes early. You may warm up off to the side of the field, but not in a
manner that is distracting to the teams playing.
 At the end of your game, please help clean up the dugouts for the next team that will use
the fields. Take out trash and put in big barrels around the concession stand.
 Subs for a team may be used with the following conditions:


o Subs must not be on a roster for any other team in the league.
o Subs must first pay a $5 sub fee before playing for a team - can pay inside FE CC.
o If a sub plays in 4 regular season games, they will be eligible for the tournament.


 Rainouts will be communicated to captains/coaches through email or phone; who will in
turn notify team members
 Rainout make-up games will be in the form of a double-header the following week, if
possible. Make-up games might be played during the week if scheduling necessitates.
 Alcoholic beverages and tobacco products are not allowed on the premises at any time.
Anyone found in possession will be asked to leave.
 Any rule not specifically addressed will be covered by standard ASA rules.
Equipment
 Game balls, score books and field equipment will be supplied by the league.
 Steel/metal cleats are not allowed.
 All other personal equipment will be supplied by the team and individuals.


Adult Co-Ed Softball Rules 2018
Game Play

 Each team has a scorebook and line-up cards must be submitted to plate umpire and
opposing team prior to first pitch.
 At completion of each game, umpire must sign each team’s scorebook.

 There is to be no arguing with the officials/umpires over calls. There is no exception to
this rule.


o Coaches may ask for clarification of a call or for an explanation. Players should
quietly take their concerns to their coaches and then the coaches communicate them
to the umpires. This helps keep order on the field.


 No offensive language will be tolerated. Any player, coach, or observer whose temper
gets out of control over a judgment call, will be warned once. If the infraction is
repeated, the offending person can be dismissed from the game and/or asked to leave the
grounds. We have a good relationship with the Sherriff’s office.
 Pitchers are to pitch the ball with an arc of 6-12 feet.
 The Mercy-Run rule may be invoked by the trailing team: 15 run lead after 3 innings; 10
run lead after 5. The Mercy-Run rule will be enforced if the game is approaching the
time limit.
 The time limit for each game is 90 minutes. No new inning will start after the 90 minute
time limit except for a tie score.
 Any inning starting prior to the 90 minutes shall be allowed to continue through the entire
inning.
 Teams field 10 players on defense. 5 of 10 on defense must be female.
 If you only have 4 females present for your game, you may only field 5 males (all males
may still bat).
 If you can only field 9 players, a minimum of 4 female players must be in fielding
positions at all times.
 At least 3 females must be in the infield and at least 1 female must be in the outfield at all
times.
 If you have less than 4 females or less than 8 total players, you must forfeit the game. The
game may still be played for fun and practice at both teams and umpires discretion.
 A minimum of three (3) outfielders must be in the outfield area when the batter hits the
pitch. Softball field – in the grass. Baseball field – in the dirt. While a female is batting,
the rover can only be a female.
 After the first inning, the pitcher will have one minute following the third out of each half
inning to deliver no more than 3 warm-up pitches
GROUND RULES: When the ball is in play and is overthrown (CAUSING THE BALL
TO GO OVER THE FENCE LOCATED DOWN EITHER FOUL LINE or CAUSING
THE BALL TO ENTER THE DUGOUT AREA), the awarded bases will be determined
by the last base established by the base-runner at the time of the throw. On an overthrow by a fielder, the player is awarded the base that s/he was going to, plus the additional base for the overthrow.


o Example #1: If runner is between first and second base and the ball is overthrown, the runner is awarded second base for being on their way there, and is awarded third base for the overthrow;


o Example #2: A batter running to first base would be awarded first base plus second base, 1 + 1) IN ALL OTHER OVERTHROW SITUATIONS (BOUNCING OFF OF THE FENCE OR OFF OF THE DUGOUT WALL OR REMAINING WITHIN THE CONFINES OF THE FENCE, THE BALL IS “LIVE” AND “IN PLAY”.


 Any ball that rolls into the gravel lot from the softball field and becomes unplayable underneath a vehicle or other obstruction shall be declared dead and the batter shall be awarded a ground rule triple, safely forcing any runners on base to home.


Base Running/Fielding
 No fake tags.
 A safety base is placed at first base to prevent collisions when a play is made at the base. Runners are to use this base when running to first when a play is made at first base. In the event a safety base is not available, run to the out-of-play side of the base with a play occurring at the base.
 There are no leadoffs for base runners; you must wait until contact with the ball is made first. Base runners that leadoff should be given a verbal warning. Any future lead off in the same game by the same player is an automatic out.
 No “head first” sliding at any base. This is an automatic out. A quick "dive-back" if the base was over ran, is allowed.
 There is a "suicide-line" halfway between 3rd base and home plate. Once the runner has crossed this line, they cannot return to 3rd base. If they do, it is an automatic out. The runner must continue on to home base. A force out will always be-in effect-between 3rd base and home plate once the runner has crossed over the "suicide line".
 All plays at home plate are force-outs (the runner may not be tagged once he passes the commitment line). The catcher must tag home plate for plays at home. Runners are responsible for avoiding collisions at home plate.
 Courtesy runners shall be the player of the same sex who last recorded an out. If no player of the same sex has recorded an out, the player of the same sex listed last in the batting order shall be the courtesy runner.
 The team is allowed one courtesy runner per sex per half inning. Additional courtesy runners may be allowed with approval from opposing team representative.
Batting
 Batting Order will ALTERNATE BETWEEN ONE MALE AND ONE FEMALE until one gender is depleted. At this point the DEPLETED GENDER PLAYERS will be re-inserted into the lineup, keeping their previous batting order.

Ex. 1 – Same number of males and females (6M and 6F)
M1, F1, M2, F2, M3, F3, M4, F4, M5, F5, M6, F6 (start over) M1, F1, etc.


Ex. 2 – More males than females (5M and 4F)
M1, F1, M2, F2, M3, F3, M4, F4, M5, F1, M1, F2, M2, F3, M3, F4, M4, F1, M5, F2, M1


 Either male or female may lead off the batting order. All team members are to bat.
 Any ball that is pitched in an arc between 6’-12’ in the air and lands on any part of the plate or the orange mat is considered a strike.
 The team batting order must be submitted to the umpire and opposing team before the start of each game.
 Each player is allowed 2 home runs (over the fence) per game and each team is allowed 1 home run (over the fence) per inning. Any subsequent home run (over the fence) will be treated as an out but if less than 2 outs, each baserunner will advance 1 courtesy base (treating the out like a sac fly).
 All batters enter the batter’s box with an automatic "one ball" and “one strike” pitch count. This is to speed up the game.
 Any walk will be awarded 1 base.
 There is no bunting or faking to bunt. However, a ball that is hit with a full swing (even if it does not go past the pitcher) is a live, playable ball.
 When the batter has 2 strikes, a foul ball hit as a “third strike” will be called “no strike” as a courtesy. A second foul ball after two (2) strikes is an out.
 Umpires will be provided for each game. The home team will keep the official scorebook and report game results to league officials.

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