2004 FAIRMONT MENS LEAGUE RULES
A CARPET WIIL BE USED FOR BALLS AND STRIKES. PLATE IS NOT A STRIKE.
1. Check this site for approved bats: Check certified equipment at
2. Courtesy runner allowed
3. Bat your own balls. Any cor 44 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.
OTHER FAIRMONT 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 must
play 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
235-6819, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 MSF next year for reinstatement!
A) during game or start of game at fields-umpires
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 and other
team 24 hours before game.
Rain outs: League director will
reschedule and notify umpire.
Schedule- 1st half- Play EACH TEAM ONCE.
2nd half- Teams put into divisions
according to records. Play each team in your
division TWICE again starting with a 0-0 record.
Winner of the division will be the team
with best record against division opponents
counting games against league opponent
before going into division from first half play.
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 two 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.
A) Team with best overall record in the league(ties see above)
B) Division winners(ties see above)
C) Playoff champs in each bracket
DEADLINES: ENTRY FEE $290, due Wed., May 15. Regular season rosters
must be to league director by JUNE 27! Teams wanting to go on to DISTRICT Tourney Play must
have check to League Director by JUNE 27!
Make $125 Check Payable to ASA · USA-MSF.
Randy Chirpich, 2106 Sylvia Street ·
Fairmont, MN 56031 · 507)235-6819 ·
Or see me at the park.
Remember being the league director
is a volunteer position!