Baseball - Softball Rules

Updated Tuesday May 30, 2017 by Admin.

RULES

The time limit is to be enforced from the time the umpire starts the game. That will be observed as the official start time. Games that are scheduled to start at 6:00/6:30 pm cannot begin an inning after 8:00/8:30 pm. Once it is decided to start an inning, the entire inning must be completed, unless the home team is winning at the end of the top of the inning. 

 

SOFTBALL MERCY RULE

FRESHMAN/JUNIOR DIVISIONS ONLY:

The batting team may not score more than seven (7) runs in any half inning, unless that team is behind in the score. Teams behind in the score may score as many runs as needed to tie, plus seven (7) runs. A hit may not be taken away from a player; for example, if six (6) runs have already scored for the batting team in their half inning, any additional runs after seven (7) that are batted in by the batter will be counted; until a dead ball is declared or the third out called. In either the “Final Inning” declared by the Umpire or the “Seventh (7th) Inning” if the Home team is behind, once the home team is ahead by one (1) run the game is concluded. The home team may score as many runs as needed to tie, plus one (1) to win.  (Exception: Time limit supersedes all other rules).

SENIOR DIVISIONS ONLY:

A game will be terminated if one team leads by 15 runs after 3 innings or 10 runs after 5 innings.

All Royal Oak Sandlot Games are a Game Time Limit of 2 Hours (120 Min.) from the Umpires game start mark. i.e. 6:00pm-8:00pm / 6:30pm-8:30pm. No new inning may start after the time has expired. Any inning that has began will finish in its entirety unless the home team is ahead at the conclusion of the last half inning. 

SOFTBALL DIVISION RULE DIFFERENCES

FRESHMAN:

  • NO Stealing Bases
  • NO Leading Off Bases
  • NO Dropped 3rd Strike
  • NO Infield Fly Rule
  • Mercy Rule in effect

JUNIOR:

  • NO Dropped 3rd Strike
  • NO Limit to stolen bases including Home
  • Infield Fly Rule IS in effect
  • Mercy Rule in effect

SENIOR:

  • Dropped 3rd Strike IS in effect
  • NO Limit to stolen bases including Home
  • Infield Fly Rule IS in effect
  • Game Mercy Rule in effect.

 

 

2017 ROSL Baseball Rulebook.pdf
2016 Softball Rulebook.pdf