RGSA Fall 2021 Season Rules

Coaches, parents, players and softball fans everywhere….
The following are the da rules for the fall 2021 season.

LEARN THEM, LIVE THEM, LOVE THEM…

These will also have their own pages under the RGSA section of our website. You can find them here 6U/8U Rules and here 10U, 12U, 14U Rules

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6U/8U Rules

  1. Each game will be 75 minutes finish the batter or 7 innings whichever comes first. If the two teams are tied once the ball game has been called, the game will end in a tie.

  2. Each inning will consist of 3 outs or 5 runs.

  3. Run rule- 15 after 3 inning, 10 after 4 innings, 7 after 5 innings.

  4. The coach for each team will submit a lineup that includes every player on the team in a batting order. This batting order will be followed in the game regardless if the player has played in the field or not that inning.

  5. There may be 10 players in the field at a time. This will include a roving fielder. The roving fielder must be in the outfield. Players who are designated as right, right-center, left, and left -center field must play (set-up) in the grass outfield.

  6. This division is intended for learning softball skills therefore all players must play. Players may be substituted at any time in the field.

  7. The 6u batters will get 3 pitches to put the ball into play, if they choose. If after the three pitches the batter does not put the ball into play, the tee will be used. The batter then has one chance to put the ball into play. If the tee is knocked over, the batter is out. If the ball is hit foul, the batter can have another opportunity to put the ball into play. This needs to be identified on the line up card.

  8. The 8u batters, there will be a five-pitch limit. The batter has five pitches to either hit the ball into play or else three strikes and the batter is out. If 5th ball is pitched, and it is a foul ball batter will continue to hit until it is a strike out or ball is hit into play.

  9. The coach must begin pitch with one foot on the rubber.

  10. The coach/pitcher will not interfere with the batted ball, or with a defensive player trying to make a play on the batted ball. The batter will be called out for this infraction and all runners will return to the base occupied at the time of the pitch. If this happens twice in the same game, the coach/pitcher will be asked to leave the field and the team will have to enter a new coach/pitcher. The coach/pitcher may coach from the dugout, but not return to the field the rest of the game.

  11. The coach/ pitcher must make every attempt to move out of the way of batted ball. If the ball hits coach/pitcher it’s considered a dead ball and player takes 1st base, however runs don’t advance unless 1st base is occupied. If the coach/pitcher intentionally gets in way of ball the batter will be out. This will be at umpire’s discretion.

  12. No base stealing will be allowed. A runner trying to steal a base will be called out.

  13. No bunting is allowed. A bunt attempt will be considered a strike.

  14. Runners shall not leadoff any base. If a runner is caught, the umpire may call them out.

  15. Only one base will be allowed per overthrow when throwing to non-pitcher in the circle. The play will be dead with an attempted throw to the pitcher.

  16. Each player gets one warning for throwing the bat. After that, the player will be called out if they throw the bat. This will be at the discretion of the umpire.

  17. Halfway marks between bases are for the purpose of once the ball is in action and the player attempts to throw the ball in-field the runner will either have to go back to previous base or will be allowed to stay at the base she was attempting, depending on which side of the line she was on at during the control of the ball in the circle. Call will be at the discretion of the umpire.

  18. Home team is official score keeper. Visiting team will be responsible to rake the baselines around bases, home plate, and pitching mounds.

  19. Lineup will consist of all players to bat but only 10 on the field. When the team ends their turn at bat, the next time up, the lineup will start where it left off.

  20. On defense only two coaches are allowed in the grass outfield. The coaches will not interfere with a batted ball, or with a defensive player trying to make a play on the batted ball.

  21. Players must attempt to throw the ball. No purposeful underhand rolling the ball to a player.

  22. Sliding will be allowed. If injuries become an issue during the season due to sliding it is the boards’ discretion to Not allow sliding.

  23. There will only one minute to transfer players from batting to fielding. (If two outs and catcher is on the bases, put in your last out to run for the catcher so she can get ready to speed that process up).

  24. In the schedule, if you are the first team listed, you will be in the first base dugout, and the second team will be in the third base dugout.

  25. Each game, a coin toss at the coaches meeting at home plate with the umpire before the game will determine who is home or visitors.

10U, 12U, 14U Rules

  1. These divisions will follow the established USSSA rules that can be located in their handbook/rulebook. These rules are also located on Roswellsluggers.com.

  2. Coaches bat their entire roster in the game, however if a girl gets injured an out will be taken where that athlete batted.

  3. Each game will be 75 minutes finish the batter or 7 innings whichever comes first. If the two teams are tied once the ball game has been called, the game will end in a tie.

  4. Run rule- 15 after 3 innings, 10 after 4 innings, 7 after 5 innings.

  5. There will only one minute to transfer players from batting to fielding. (If two outs and catcher is on the bases, put in your last out to run for the catcher so she can get ready to speed that process up).

  6. In the schedule, if you are the first team listed, you will be in the first base dugout, and the second team will be in the third base dugout.

  7. Each game, a coin toss at the coaches meeting at home plate with the umpire before the game will determine who is home or visitors.

  8. Home team is official score keeper. Visiting team will be responsible to rake the baselines around bases, home plate, and pitching mounds.
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