Big Bear Softball Rules

UNLESS STIPULATED ON THIS PAGE WE FOLLOW PONY/MAJOR LEAGUE RULES


Pony Rules found at:  www.pony.org 


SOFTBALL:


14U RULES:

1.       No new inning may begin after 2 hours of play. 

2.       No time restrictions on any post season games.

3.       (Bat Around) the entire roster of players present for the game shall bat in rotation.

4.       A team failing to field at least EIGHT uniformed players within 15 minutes after scheduled starting time of game, or at any time during game, shall forfeit the game. 

12U RULES:

1.       No new inning may begin after 2 hours of play. 

2.       No time restriction on any post season games.

3.       (Bat Around) the entire roster of players present for the game shall bat in rotation.

4.       A team failing to field at least EIGHT uniformed players within 15 minutes after scheduled starting time of game, or at any time during game, shall forfeit the game. 

5.       Metal cleated baseball/softball shoes are NOT permitted.

 10U RULES:

1.       Five run rule is in effect except the last inning.

2.       No new inning may begin after 1 hour and 45 minutes of play. 

3.       No time restriction on any post season games.

4.       (Bat Around) the entire roster of players present for the game shall bat in rotation.

5.       A runner only gets one base on an overthrow.

6.       Once a player has control of the ball within the pitching circle all base advancement stops. 

7.       A team failing to field at least EIGHT uniformed players within 15 minutes after scheduled starting time of    game, or at any time during game, shall forfeit the game. 

8.       Total of 9 players on the field (3 outfielders)**

9.    Metal cleated baseball shoes are NOT permitted.

10.      "Drop Third Strike" starts from Day 1.

8U RULES:

1.       Five run rule is in effect except last inning. 

2.       No new inning may begin after 1 hour and 45 minutes of play. 

3.       A runner only gets one base on an overthrow.

4.       Once a player has control of the ball within the pitching circle all base advancement stops. 

5.       No stealing bases.

6.       A team failing to field at least EIGHT uniformed players within 15 minutes after scheduled starting time of game, or at any time during the game, shall forfeit the game.

7.       Pitching machine for first 6 games of the season.  All remaining games will be Player Pitch.

8.       (Bat Around) the entire roster of players present for the game shall bat in rotation.

9.      Total of 10 players on the field (4 outfielders).

10.    Metal cleated baseball shoes are NOT permitted. 

11.    Each batter will receive 6 pitches.  Foul balls do not end an at bat.  

12.    PLAYER PITCH ONLY:  If the batter receives 4 balls, instead of walking, they will revert to Coach Pitch to complete their at bat.  The Coach will pitch the remaining number of strikes available for the batter.  The batter must either hit the ball or strike out on the remaining pitches.  There will be no walks in player pitch.



Updated 03/27/2018



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