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2019 TAOS SOFTBALL LEAGUE RULES

TAOS SOFTBALL LEAGUE RULES ARE AS FOLLOWS GOOD SPORTMANSHIP IS REQUIRED AT ALL TIMES, 55 MINUTE TIME LIMIT UPON THE FLIP OF THE COIN, PICK UP PLAYERS ARE ALLOWED IF YOU TEAM IS SHORT WITH A TOTAL OF 8 PLAYER YOU ARE ELIGIBLE TO PICK UP ONE LOWER CLASSIFIED PLAYER TO COMPLETE YOUR NINTH PLAYER, HOWEVER IF YOUR 9TH PLAYER SHOWS UP TO PLAY THEN THE PICK UP PLAYER MUST VACATE AND REGULAR TEAM PLAYER WILL RESUME IN LINE UP.

10 RUN RULE AFTER 5 INNINGS, INJURY PLAYER MUST BE REPORTED BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF THE GAME, IF THE INJURY RUNNER REPORTS THEN HE CAN BE A BATTER BUT MUST STOP AT FIRST BASE AFTER SUCCESSFULLY ON BASE. IF THE INJURY RUNNER PROCEEDS TO SECOND BASE AFTER A FAIRLY HIT BALL IT BECOMES A DEAD BALL OUT AND RUNNERS WHO ADVANCED MUST RETURN TO PREVIOUS BASE AND THE INJURY BATTER BECOMES AN OUT. EACH TEAM WILL HAVE A COURTESY RUNNER ALLOWED ONE PER INNING, AND MUST BE THE LAST OUT IN THE LINE UP.

HOME RUNS ARE AS FOLLOWS A DIVISION WILL BE ALLOWED 8 HOME RUNS PER GAME THEN AFTER 8 HOME RUNS IT WILL BECOME A PUSH SINGLE. B DIVISION WILL HAVE 8 HOME RUNS AND THEN AFTER THE 8 HOME RUNS LIMIT BECOMES AN OUT. C DIVISION WILL BE THE SAME RULE AS B DIVISION.

EQUALIZER RULE WILL BE IN PLACE WITH INNER DIVISION MATCH UPS ANY B TEAM PLAYING AN A TEAM WILL BE SPOTTED ONE RUN PER INNING FOR 5 INNINGS.

PITCHING RULE THE PITCHER HAS 6 FEET BEHIND THE RUBBER TO PITCH THE BALL, THE PITCHER MUST PAUSE BEFORE THE DELIVERY OF PITCH AND MEET A MINIMUM OF 6 FEET TO 10 FEET HIGH AND FALL WITHIN THE STRIKE ZONE OF THE BATTER. NO ILLEGAL PITCH WILL BE CALLED BUT THE UMPIRE WILL CALL A BALL OR STRIKE, NO COURTESY FOUL BALL AND THE COUNT WILL START AT 0-0 COUNT WITH 2 STRIKES ON OUT AND 3 BALLS A WALK.

NO ALTERED OR ILLEGAL BATS WILL BE ALLOWED DURING THE SEASON OR TOURNAMENT PLAY IF THE BAT AND OWNER OF THE BAT IS DISCOVERED THEN THE BAT WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE GAME AND SEASON WITH CONSEQUENCES TO BE DETERMINED BY THE BOARD.

CLASSIC M BALL ONLY ARE ALLOWED IF THE PITCHER DISCOVERS A BALL IS NOT UP TO SPECIFICATION THE BALL WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE GAME AND REPLACED WITH THE PROPER BALL.

ALL RULE ARE SUBJECT FOR CHANGE AT ANYTIME BY THE BOARD APPROVAL.

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