Banned bats list (click "GO" on the first page, then
the "GO" next to the display all option on the second
Hubing Field (Portview): A ball that rolls under the fence
or gate, is a ground-rule double.
Peninsula Park (Saukville) - A ball that rolls
or bounces into the greenery in left or center field will be a ground-rule
triple. A ball hit that distance on the fly will be a home run.
Balls that strike the tree along the third-base base line in foul
territory will be declared a dead ball (meaning no catch can be
made), with a strike given to the batter. Balls that strike the
tree in fair territory will be declared a ground-rule single, with
any runners being awarded the base to which they are running.
Centennial 2 (Grafton): A ball that rolls over
the pathway across left and center fields will be ruled a triple.
A ball hit onto or over the path is a home run.
Rules of Play
Age - Minimum age is 15 years. Birthday must fall
before May 1.
Additional hitter - Each team is permitted to
use up to two alternate hitters (AH) in their lineup. This player
does not play as a defensive fielder. The AH can be freely rotated
with defensive players. Teams starting a game with 11 or 12 batters
must finish the game with that number unless a player is injured
and no replacement is available. The lineup may then be reduced
to 10 without an automatic out being declared (see Players rule).
Ball - The league uses a .44 core yellow ball.
Balls will be provided by the umpire.
Balls and strikes - Three balls and two strikes.
A pitched ball that hits any part of the plate or mat is a strike
assuming it meets the minimum and maximum arc requirements. Intentional
walks are allowed, with no pitches required.
Banned bats - Approved bats are based on list
maintained on ASA website. Both managers will agree on bats before
the game. If a bat is found questionable, the opposing manager has
the right to refuse the bat. All bats will be placed together at
a specified area for inspection prior to the game. After inspection
by both managers, no bats may be added for the entire game.
Base-running - Players running home cannot intentionally
collide with the catcher and will be called out if they do so. Catchers
cannot deliberately block the plate unless doing so incidentally
while catching a throw or applying a tag. Players running from first
to second base in a potential double-play scenario must slide or
angle to the right. An umpire can rule one or both runners out if
the runner approaching second is deemed to have interfered with
the throw intentionally.
Conduct - Christian conduct at all times. The
home team leads in prayer before the game. No alcohol, smoking,
or swearing will be allowed! Any player doing so will be asked to
Disputes - No arguing over opinion calls by the
umpires, including balls and strikes. If an incorrect rule is enforced
by the umpire only the managers of each team may discuss the ruling
with the umpire.
Fake tags - Infielders are not allowed to use
"fake tags," miming a tag when a runner is approaching
but no throw is coming. This endangers runners by forcing unnecessary
slides and gives the defense an unfair and illegal advantage. Any
time a fake tag is made, the runner approaching that base will be
awarded the next base.
Game length - Each game will be 7 innings. Four
innings is a complete game. If a game is interrupted by rain beyond
that point, the score reverts to the last completed inning. If more
than two games are scheduled consecutively, no new innings will
begin if less than 5 minutes remain until the next scheduled game.
If the game is called for time, the final score will be the score
after the last completed full inning.
Home runs - Only three out-of-play home runs are
allowed on all fields. Any "out of play" home run after
three will be a double, with base runners advancing 2 bases.
Lead-offs - Runners may not leave the base until
the ball is hit, or the runner will be called out by the umpire.
Stepping off base on a swing and a miss will result in the runner
being called out.
Mercy rule - The game will be declared over if
a team is winning by 15 or more runs after 5 complete innings. This
also applies to a deficit of 15 after 6 complete innings.
Pitching - The ball must be thrown underhand at
a moderate speed. The pitching mound distance will be 50 feet. The
ball must be a minimum of 3 feet above the pitcher's release point,
and no higher than 12 feet above the ground. A pitch not within
these limits will be considered a ball. The umpire shall immediately
signal when a ball is not a legal pitch by calling out "flat"
or "high" while the pitch is in the air. The batter then
has the option to swing at the pitch.
Players - Each team has 15 minutes to obtain the
minimum number of players or they will forfeit the game, though
for games with a time limit, this is reduced to 5 minutes. Each
team must have a minimum of 8 players or the game is a forfeit.
A team playing with only 8 players will be penalized by an automatic
out, each time for the 9th batting position. When additional players
arrive, they may be added to the lineup at the end of a full inning,
at the bottom of the batting order. Opposing teams are not required
to offer a catcher to the 8-player team. If a player or players
leave and a team has less than 10 players after starting with 10
or more, an out will be given in each vacated batting spot short
of 10. All available to play must play, unless they personally decline.
Pinch runners - Player(s) with a physical disability
or injury that will need a designated runner should be identified
by coaches prior to game time. The player in the lineup who made
the last out in the previous inning shall become the designated
runner. This rule will also be used if a player is injured during
the game and cannot run for themselves.
Rain - Every player can call the "Stand only
voice mail" number which will have a message by 5:30 PM on
the details of that night's game, or check the website at ozaukeechristiansoftball.com.
If there is rain during the game, the managers and umpire will decide
if the game should continue.
Re-entry - It is acceptable for a starter who
has been removed from the game to re-enter once later in the game.
Substitutes cannot re-enter after leaving the game.
Roster - All but two members on a team are to
be regular attendees of your church. You should not have a player
on your team who is a member of another team already in our league.
Shoes - No metal spikes are allowed.
Strike mat - The strike mat will extend 34 inches
from both edges of the plate. Each team will be equipped with a
strike mat that they are responsible to bring to home games.
Tiebreaker - The first tiebreaker will be head-to-head
games. The second will be record versus the top four teams in the
regular season standings. The third will be a coin flip.
Trophies - A first place team plaque will be awarded
the team with the best overall record in each division during the
regular season. A playoff champion plaque will be awarded to the
winner of the playoff series.
Umpires – There will be one paid umpire
per game, responsible for all calls on the field. Teams on bye may
be asked to provide an umpire if a paid umpire is not available
in a given week.