Peanut's Softball Rules (in-house)
THREE MAIN GOALS FOR THE SEASON
PROPER TECHNIQUE FOR:
* Meet with the other Manager, at home plate, to discuss Ground and Game rules
*Players late arriving to game must be put at the end of the batting order
*6 inning game
*1 hr 45 min no new inning (consult umpire and both coaches are to agree on last inning if game is to be shorter than 6 innings before visiting team is up to bat.)
*Drop dead 2 hour limit
*warmups allowed in between innings
*courtesy runners are allowed for the catcher, with two outs in the inning
*fielder must have ball in possession before being in baseline to tag runner out, no blocking of bases. If safety base is use instruct runners to use orange part of bag.
In House Rules
*30 feet from the back point of home plate, to the front of the pitchinh plate. Pitcher can move closer. ( only one or two feet) but be aware of their safety.
*2 innings max pitching per game split anyway (one pitch is an inning)
*Player Pitches up to Ball 3
Full Count or 2 Strikes, Pitcher finishes the Batter
*3 outs per innings or 4 runs, this meaning not everyone bats per inning
*continuous batting order
*no Umpires, have the manager or one of their coaches stand behind the opposing pitcher and call balls and strikes and if the runner, or runners are out at a base.
*place all the girls in the field at one time, play a short center, left/center, right/center, etc.
*no advancement on an Overthrows
*Hit batter may either bat or take 1st base. Managers to discuss before game.
*pitcher is allowed 2 hit batters in an inning and can come back later in the game but is not allowed to pitch after hitting a 3rd batter. The batter must make an attempt to move out of the way if able to do so.
*have as many coaches as possible, help in the field, on the bench, etc.
*girls cannot warm up other pitchers without wearing the catchers gear
*keep the between innings as short as possible. Have the girl who is going to catch, the next inning, ready to go. Have one or two coaches on the field helping to get the girls in thier proper positions.
*scores shall be kept but not entered into the system.
Field and Manager’s Responsibilities
*Home team is responsible for field setup and take down, raking of field if last game on schedule
*Each team is to supply 1 game ball
*Visiting team is responsible for score board volunteer
*Pitching distance is 30 feet from front of rubber to back of home plate
*Bases are at a distance of 60 feet
*If safety base is to be used, players must run through the orange base
*If game is to be cancelled, home team is responsible to cancel in system do not delete game….make sure notify team.
Managers, Coaches and Player Conduct
*Managers are responsible for players, coaches and parents conduct
*Balls, Strikes, and out calls are not to be argued at any point.
*If an issue arises where a rule needs to be clarified, both managers may calmly meet at home plate to discuss the interpretation of the rule.
*Teams are able to cheer for their own team but not against the opposing team. There are no cheers when the pitcher begins her windup.
*The overall safety of the teams is the manager’s primary responsibility. If lightning or inclement weather are approaching the game must be stopped and players removed from the field immediately.