Fairmont Softball Association
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MENS LEAGUE

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COED LEAGUE

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Mens Rules

posted July 20, 2016

1. Check this site for approved bats: Check certified equipment at
www.teamusa.org

2. Courtesy runner allowed ONCE PER INNING SAME - WILL BE ANY PLAYER
- if the player is on base when their turn at bat comes up an out will be called
- and the player will come to bat in proper order.

3. Bat your own balls. Any cor 52/.300 allowed.
A new ball can be put in play only after the existing ball
is hit out of play or a homerun, or judge unplayable by the umpire.

4. A CARPET WILL BE USED
FOR BALLS AND STRIKES.
PLATE IS NOT A STRIKE.

TEAMS UMP OWN GAMES
- NOT UMPING WILL
RESULT IN NOT BEING ALLOWED IN PLAYOFFS OR FINE

OTHER LEAGUE RULES.
ALL OTHER RULES COVERED
BY THE ASA RULE BOOK

Coin Flip will determine Home Team. Home team
will keep official book.

SIX HOMERUN RULE:
After 6 homeruns the next
homerun hit the batter will be called out.

Teams hit their own ball when at bat.
At the start of the game, teams must give one ball
to opposing pitcher and one to the umpire. After last out pitcher will
take opposing teams ball with him to dugout and bring out the next inning.

Game time is forfeit time. Umpires judgment.
No Steel spikes.
Penalty is forfeiture

20 run rule after 3 innings
15 run rule after 4 innings
12 run rule after five innings.

Profanity rule will be enforced.

Batters will start with a 1-1 count.
There is no courtesy foul ball.

Seven players are needed to start the game. Can finish with 1. No penalty for injured or leaving players.
Players arriving late mustplay field before batting.

Extra player
EP-team may bat 11 players only.
EP must remain in same position in batting order. Any ten players can play defense.

Warm-up pitches: Excessive warm-up pitches shall be penalized by awarding a ball to
batter. 3 pitches to start game, 1 between innings.
HUSTLE BETWEEN INNINGS.
LET'S KEEP THE GAME MOVING!

Winning team must report score and highlights of game that night.
a) Drop scores in box at field. b) Scores not reported will not count in standings!
Scores and highlights will be published each week in the Fairmont Photo Press
or on the web- Fairmont softball homepage at: http://chirps.tripod.com
c) Please report errors or omissions to league director
507.525.7303,
email: chirprsc@hotmail.com

Protests: Notify umpire. Written protest must be made within 24 hours of completion of game to
league director with $25 check. Teams not having first and last names of both teams in book at
game time forfeit right to protest.  League director's decision final!  Judgment calls cannot be protested!

Ejected players suspended from next game. This includes playoffs. Flagrant Ejection: Suspension for rest of season!
Must appeal to FSA League next year for reinstatement!

Game Cancellations:
A) during game or start of game at fields-umpires decision
B) listen to KSUM/KFMC or answering machine
235-6819. Cancellation determined as soon as possible.

Rescheduling games: Cancellation:
Notify league directior,
Randy Chirpich (507)235-6819 & other team 24 hrs before game.
Rain outs: League director will
reschedule and notify umpire.

In case of a ties: winner determined by
1) Overall record against rest of teams in the league.
2) Head to head.
3) Total runs scored between the two teams during season.
4) Flip of coin.

PLAYOFFS-will be double elimination tournaments.
Highest seeds will be home team in first playoff game.
After that coin flip. 12 run rule is in effect for all games.

TROPHIES-
Playoff champs in each bracket
Playoff runner-ups in each bracket

DEADLINES:
ENTRY FEE $225,
due Thurs., June 11.
Checks made to:
Fairmont Softball Association


Randy Chirpich
2106 Sylvia Street ·
Fairmont, MN 56031
507.525.7303 
email: chirprsc@hotmail.com
Or see me at the park.
Remember being the league director is a volunteer position


Coed Rules

posted July 20, 2016

1) We will be hiring umpires for all games, and umpires decisions are final.

2) Exposed jewelry, which is judged by the umpire to be dangerous, must be removed. Wedding rings and medical alert bracelets are not considered jewelry.

3) All bats used must be legally recognized by the ASA. If it is not legal in ASA, it is not legal here. Check this site for approved bats: Check certified equipment at http://www.teamusa.org, Bats protested will be held out of play till proven legal by owner of bat - have proof (picture) from internet or other source. Protesting team can provide picture of illegal bat.

NEW - 4) Umpires will OK balls for play (too dark or unplayable- UMPIRE MUST BE ABLE TO READ) plus all balls to be in play need to be initialed by the plate umpire prior to being used in the game. The umpire will initial twice on each softball. LEAGLE BALL TO USE - New 52 Core, 300 compression ball – If Girl's ball is not deemed playable - girls will hit men's ball Any ball in play that does not bear the umpire’s initials will be thrown out and the team will be assessed an out. Umpires will use discretion if the initials may have been inadvertently rubbed off. Illegal balls will not be tolerated.

5) Start with 1 ball, 1 strike count. Two swinging or called strikes is an out. Courtesy foul is allowed. Second strike foul not out. Pitched ball must be between 6' and 12 ' arc

6) Any rule not covered or mentioned is governed by the USA-ASA rule book.- ASA rule book will be used for batting out of order and any other rules not covered by this piece of paper

7) Three warm up pitches to start the game. One pitch between innings. Penalty-called ball on batter. Batter has ten seconds to be in the batter’s box. Penalty- called strike on batter. Please Hustle Between Innings

NEW - 8) Each team is allowed 5 home runs per game. After that each home run is an out. Batter and runners do not have to run bases on a homerun.

9) A CARPET WILL NOT BE USED FOR BALLS AND STRIKES. PLATE IS NOT A STRIKE.

10) Home team shall be determined by flip of coin. Home team must report score on card from ump and put in box at fields. Scores will be in Photo Press and online: http://chirps.tripod.com/coedstandings.htm
Please report errors and omissions to league director - chirp at 507.525.7303 or chirprsc@hotmail.com

11) No limit to players on the roster.

12) A team shall be able to use players in the stands if short

NEW - 12a) During playoff time both managers have to agree for a player from another team from any division to play for team that is short players

NEW - 12b) Players playing on multiple teams during the season must declare which is their main team before playoffs

13) Must have seven players to start a game. You can play with more guys than girls, but the guys cannot exceed 5 in a game at one time. An out is taken in between two guys batting together.
A team can bat
UP TO 12 BATTERS

14) If a team is not prepared to start the game 15 minutes after its scheduled time, they will receive a loss. If you have seven players to start, you must start.

15) Protests: Notify umpire. Written protests must be made within 24 hours of the protested games’ completion. All score books must contain full players names for each team’s roster. Teams not having first and last name of both teams in book at game time forfeit right to protest. A $25.00 check must accompany the protest and be submitted to the league director in the time prescribed. The check will be refunded if protest is validated.

NEW - 16) If a male is walked he will go straight to second base, the next girls bats unless there are two outs. The girl does not have to touch home plate before going to first base. The girl can request to bat with two outs.

17) The game will end if there is a 12 run lead after 5 innings, 20 run rule after 4 innings.

18) You will bat your own balls. Girls bat 11” ball, Guys 12”. Team can bat men's ball for for all players.
19) Sliding is optional, but you are out if you intentionally or flagrantly try to hurt someone when not sliding or purposely interfere with play. This goes for all bases. Ejected players suspended from next game. This includes playoffs.

20) BATTER CAN BE THROWN OUT BY ANY FIELDER

NEW ASA RULE -
21) Courtesy runner allowed ONCE PER INNING SAME - WILL BE ANY PLAYER - if the player is on base when their turn at bat comes up an out will be called - and the player will come to bat in proper order.

22) No Steel spikes. Penalty is forfeiture

PLAYOFFS-will be a double elimination tournaments. Teams will be put in brackets by records. Ties broken by head to head, record against same teams played in division, coin flip. Highest seeds will be home team in first round playoff game. After that coin flip. Trophies awarded to winners of playoffs - division champion & runner-ups.

Rescheduling games: Cancellation: Notify league director chirp – chirprsc@hotmail.com
507.525.730
other team 24 hours before game.

Rain outs: League director will reschedule and notify umpire. Game cancellations- During game or start of game, umpires decision.

In case of bad weather, listen to KFMC/KSUM at 5:00 or 5:30 for cancellation or check
Fairmont Softball Association
website or
Facebook - Fairmont Slo-pitch websites.

If there is lightning the game will be called.