All Leagues

Updated Friday September 27, 2019 by Brookwood Athletic Association Baseball & Softball.

 League Age Time Limit # innings Run Limit
Tee Ball 6U No new inning will be started after 75 min 5 5 runs, first 4 innings
10 runs 5th  inning
Pee Wee 8U No new inning will be started after 75 min 6

3 runs during the kid pitch inning and 5 all others until 10 runs 6th inning
and beyond

Minor 10U No new inning will be started after 90 min 6 3 runs per inning, first 3 innings, 5 runs in the 4th inning and beyond
Major 12U No new inning will be started after 90 min 7 3 runs per inning, first 3 innings, 5 runs in the 4th inning and beyond
Junior 14U No new inning will be started after 90 min 7 5 runs all innings

Senior 18U

No new inning will be started after 90 min 7 5 runs all innings

 

Championship games will have no time limit; Mercy rule still applies.

A Tee Ball or PeeWee game that ends in a tie will result in a tie. All other leagues will play 1 extra inning using the “International Tie Breaker” rule. The last batter to have completed her at bat in the previous inning will be the designated runner for the extra inning.  In the event the game is still tied after one extra inning, a tie will be declared.  In the fall season, games will be allowed to end in a tie and no international tie breaker rule will be used.

The mercy rule is defined by a lead that is insurmountable based on the total remaining innings and run limit for each of those innings.

For example
Tee Ball - 16 run lead after 3 innings or; 11 run lead after 4 innings
Pee Wee – 16 run lead after 4 innings or; 11 run lead after 5 innings
Minor and Major - 11 run lead after 4 innings or; 6 run lead after 5 innings 

In the case of inclement weather, at least ½ of the game would need to have been played to be considered a complete game. This would be ½ of the maximum possible innings.  Games that are not considered regulation shall be resumed at the exact point where they stopped. Scorebook keepers from both teams should reconcile books and document game situation at point of suspension. The home team scorebook will be the official book.

The infield fly rule will not be applied to the Tee Ball, Pee Wee and Minor Age divisions.  It will, however, apply to all other age divisions.

In the Tee Ball and Pee Wee divisions, time outs for conferences will be limited to 3 per regulation game with 1 additional for extra innings. All other age groups will be governed by limits on mound trips.

Sliding to reach a base safely will be allowed for all age groups. Players will be called out for a head first slide.  Diving back to a base is not considered a head first slide.

At least 7 players are required to start a game (6 for Tee Ball or Seniors). If a team has less than the required number of players available 15 minutes after of the official start time, the game will be forfeited. If a team begins a game with the required number of players, but loses a player due to injury or illness during the game, the game will not be forfeited.

An automatic out will not be scored for any missing player unless the game has started and the player leaves or misses her turn at bat for reasons other than injury or illness.

Unlimited defensive substitution will apply to all positions, except the pitcher’s position which will be governed by USA Softball rules concerning removal and re-entry.

All players on the roster will bat in a continuous rotating order. An offensive player, injured while running bases may be replaced by the offensive player making the last out. Batting order does not change.

A maximum of ten (10) defensive players will be allowed for Minor age groups and up.

Teams should plan to arrive at the designated time for pregame warm-up (cage time). If you are not there at the designated time, you will forfeit your pregame warm up time. Teams who are not ready to play at the scheduled game will risk forfeiture of the game.

HomeTeam - 60 mins prior to game time (25 minute limit)

VisitingTeam  - 35 mins prior to game time (25 minute limit)

Use of a double first base will be mandatory for all age groups.

Rules not specifically covered herein will automatically revert to the most recent USA Softball Rule Book.

All pitchers or pitcher players must wear a face mask and chest (heart) guard.

PICK-UP PLAYERS
Pick up players must be approved by the softball commissioner at Brookwood as well as the softball director at other parks if applicable. Request to use a pick up player must be made in advance of the game to the softball commissioner. Pick up players must be registered players for that season playing on a team in the same age division or younger. Pick up players may not pitch or catch and must bat last.