All Leagues

UpdatedSunday March 7, 2021 byBrookwood Athletic Association Baseball & Softball.

 League Age Time Limit # innings Run Limit
Tee Ball 6U No new inning will be started after 70 min 5 5 runs, first 4 innings
10 runs 5th  inning
Pee Wee 8U No new inning will be started after 70 min 6

3 runs first inning, 5 runs 

each inning until the 6th 

then 10 runs in the 6th

Minor 10U No new inning will be started after 80 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 80 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 80 min 7 5 runs all innings

Senior 18U

No new inning will be started after 80 min 7 5 runs all innings


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

In the event that the designated number of innings for an age group has been completed and there is still time left on the clock, one additional inning may be played with a 5 run limit (6U and 8U) and a 3 run limit (10U and up). Games can end in a tie. 

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. Only one conference will be allowed per inning. 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.

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. All batters in 6U-12U must have a chin strap on their helmet. 14U and 18U chin straps are optional. Metal cleats allowed for 14U and 18U only. Composite bats and two-piece bats are only permitted in 10U and up. No composite bats in 6U or 8U. 

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 from the same age division should not pitch or catch. Pick up players from a younger age division may play any position needed (including pitcher/catcher). PIckup players should bat at the end of the lineup so that players rostered to that team are batting first.