Division Rules

SCOTT COUNTY SOFTBALL CLUB LEAGUE RULES

No new inning will start after 70 minutes.  You will finish the inning you are in.  The                          

umpire will announce to both teams the official start time. It is the HOME team's                          

responsibility to log this time down.  The home team will keep the official book.  The                         

VISITING team keep the scoreboard. Regular season games that are tied after time limit has                          

expired end in a tie. Throughout all age groups all players on the team must have one at BAT                          

REGARDLESS OF TIME LIMIT. A Pre-Game conference at Home Plate with both Head Coach's                           

and Umpire where specific age rules will be discussed prior to start of the game. No player can sit                         

out more than 1 consecutive inning. There is a Six (6) run rule per inning per team.                         

                        

NSA RUN RULE: 12 AFTER 3, 10 AFTER 4 and 8 AFTER 5.                          

 

Age Group 18U

 

18U will follow NSA rule book for all standards except the following:                          

                        

Metal cleats are able to be worn in 18U ONLY.                         

                        

Pitching mound is 43 feet                         

 

Age Group 13U

13U will follow NSA rule book for all standards except the following:                          

                        

No metal cleats are permitted.  If metal cleats are found to be worn the                          

player will be asked to remove the metal cleats and return to the game with either                         

rubber cleats or gym shoes.  If the player is unable to return to the game with                          

proper foot attire, their turn at bat will be an automatic OUT.                         

                        

Pitching mound is 43 feet

No player can sit out more than 1 consecutive inning.

 

Age Group 10U

 

10U will follow NSA rule book for all standards except the following.                          

                        

Pitching mound is 35 feet (Pitchers and coach pitchers must pitch from the mound)                         

                        

The pitcher will pitch until she gets a four (4) ball count on her by the umpire.

The OFFENSIVE team coach pitcher comes in taking over the count for strikes on                          

the batter. The coach pitcher gets one (1) or two (2) pitches to complete the                          

batters at bat turn. In the event of a foul tip or batter is hit by the ball on last pitch                         

the batter can continue batting until she strikes out or hits the ball in fair territory.                         

if the batter has two (2) strikes on her and swings and misses a COACH pitched                          

ball the batter is OUT. The UMPIRE will be calling strikes on the COACH pitcher                         

whether the BATTER swings or not. Coach pitchers are NOT permitted to coach/                         

instruct the batter at any time. The Coach pitchers will be given one (1) warning,                         

if they coach/instruct from the mound. The second warning will result in the                          

Coach pitcher being replaced for the remainder of the game.                         

                        

There is no stealing when a coach pitcher is on the mound.                         

                        

Example 1: (for coach pitches):  The batter has four (4) ball and two (2 Strikes.                          

The offensive team coach pitcher comes in to pitch.  With two (2) strikes the umpire will                          

be required to be in position to call the next pitch.  If this pitch is thrown in the strike                          

zone or is swung at by the batter, the UMPIRE will call the batter OUT for three (3)                           

strikes.                         

                        

Example 2: (for coach pitches):  The batter has four (4) balls and Zero (0) strikes.                           

The offensive team coach pitcher comes in to pitch.  The offensive team coach pitcher                          

has two (2) pitches to throw.  If the last pitch is fouled, the batter will continue to                         

bat until (A) hits the ball in fair territory or (B) a strike is called by the umpire.

 

No player can sit out more than 1 consecutive inning.

 

AGE GROUP 8U

 

8U will follow NSA rule book for all standards except the following.                          

                        

  • Pitching mound is 35 feet                         

                        

  • Coach pitchers must pitch from the mound.  One foot must remain in contact with the pitching                          

rubber until the release of the ball to the batter. The coach Pitcher will have five (5) pitches per                         

batter.  Coach pitchers are not permitted to coach/instruct batters at any time. The coach will be                         

given one (1) warning, if they are coaching/instructing from the mound. The second warning                         

will result in the coach pitcher being replaced for the remainder of the game.                         

                        

  • No timeout called by pitcher. Must stop lead runner.                         

                        

New Rules:                         

                        

Advancement Rule: (Helps with total blowouts)                         

                        

Runner Advance Rules:                         

                        

WITH TWO (2) OUTS                         

                        

On a thrown pass ball at the lead runner, the runners are only allowed to advance to the NEXT                         

BASE after the overthrown base. This is not a dead ball situation, we will let it play out. She                          

takes the next base at her own risk. There just needs to be an understanding that the furthest the                          

runner can go is to the next base after the overthrown base.  (SEE EXAMPLE 1)                        

                        

Example 1: WITH TWO (2) OUTS: and an overthrow to the easiest base, runners cannot                           

advance past 3rd base other than a runner already at 3rd can go home. In all cases the runner(s)                         

have the liability to be called out, they run at their own risk.                         

                        

WITH LESS THAN TWO (2) OUTS                         

                        

Correct play made on the runner and ball is overthrown, runners can only advance one (1) base.                         

Non correct play not going for lead runner, runners can only advance TWO BASES. In all cases                          

the runner(s) have the liability to be called out, they run at their own risk. SEE EXAMPLE 2:                          

                        

Example 2: WITH less than TWO OUTS: Runner on 1st, 2nd or 3rd base, ball is hit to the                          

shortstop she throws to first and ball is overthrown all baserunners can only advance 2 BASES                         

Runners at 2nd or 3rd will get home. Runner at 1st will get third. Runner(s) will run at their own                          

risk, can still be called out if a play is made on them. In this case this was not the correct play                         

being made on Lead Runner. If ball was thrown to get Lead Runner out, runners on 1st, 2nd or                          

3rd would only get the next base. Runner at 1st would get second. Runner at 2nd would get 3rd                         

runner at 3rd would get home. In all cases the runner(s) have the liability to be called out, they                          

run at their own risk.                         

                        

A Overthrown Ball is considered a ball behind the infielder beyond a step and reach away.                         

                        

  • On a base hit to the outfield and the ball is thrown into the infielder, possession is made when                          

infielder has control of ball and at that point Examples 1 and 2 will be applied based on throw.                         

                        

  • Defense will play with a ten (10) person field.  Four (4) outfielders, Pitcher, Catcher, 1st base, 2nd                           

base, 3rd base and Shortstop.

 

  • No player can sit out more than 1 consecutive inning.
 

Age Group 5U – Tball

 

5U will follow all NSA rules for all standards except the following.                          

                        

  • Coach pitchers will pitch three (3) pitches to the batter. The coach pitcher can                                                       

pitch the from where he/she feels comfortable for each batter. If the batter does not hit the ball                         

off the Coach pitcher, the batter will then hit off the batting tee until the ball is hit in fair                          

territory. No bunting.                         

                        

  • Leading off the bag or stealing is NOT permitted at any time during the game                              
  •  The defensive team may have up to two (2) coaches in the infield to help with                         

the defensive players.                                        

  • The offensive team may have a coach near the catcher to assist the catcher in                          

 retrieving the ball back to the pitcher and may also assist the batter with batting.                           

  • The is over after all batters in the lineup have batted. The last batter                         

runs all the way home just for fun. No outs/score is kept in 5u.                              

  • If base runner is put out on the base, they are out and returns to the dugout.         
  • The game is over after both teams have batted thru the lineup twice.                     

HAVE A GREAT SEASON AND ABOVE ALL HAVE FUN AND ENJOY

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