CATONSVILLE/EDRECO SOFTBALL LEAGUES 2011
All 2010 ASA rules will be observed unless otherwise stated within the
1. Alcohol will NOT be permitted on any county field or benched area, by any
player or spectator, at anytime. All violators will be removed from the
2. Player Ejections
It is the responsibility of the manager and or coach to control themselves,
their players, and spectators at all times. The umpire can and will issue a
warning to any manager, coach, player, and or team for any misconduct.
After the 1st warning, any and ALL players and coaches are subject to
ejection. Any continued misconduct will result in the ejection of the
offending player AND/OR the head coach/manager. If any player is ejected,
he/she will not be permitted to play in the remainder of that game and must
leave the immediate area before play will continue or the game result will be
a forfeit. He/She will be permitted to play the following game. However; if
the same player is ejected twice within any season, he/she will be suspended
for the remainder of that game plus a minimum of 14 days until a
determination can be made, by the league commissioner of the severity of
the of the infraction. The full suspension of a player can last for a minimum
of the remainder of the season with an additional penalty of up to 2 YEARS.
The suspension is not exclusive to the league of play where the infraction
occurred, and will be enforced throughout all Catonsville Adult Softball
Each team will be responsible for the PICKING UP and REMOVAL of
trash from the benched areas, spectator areas, and the field after each game.
Please supply your own trash bags. Teams are reminded not to bring glass
bottles to the fields or use public trashcans for suspect material.
4. Approved Equipment
The league will supply each team with a score book and one NEW game ball
for each home game of the season. Only ASA .44 core balls will be
permitted. USSSA, NSA and ISA balls are disallowed. Each home team
will supply a new ball for their assigned home game. The opposing team
will supply the playable backup ball. Any ball, batted out of play, must be
returned or a suitable replacement must be provided by the offending team.
Women will be use an 11” ASA approved ball. Men will be use a 12” ASA
5. All ASA, USSSA, NSA and ISA bats will be permitted. All composite bats
must have the approved stamp for 2004 or later. NO SENIOR BATS
WILL BE ALLOWED FOR PLAY!!!!!
All women will be allowed to use ANY bat that does not have a titanium
barrel. Men are required to use the above mention bats only
6. All bats must be inspected by the umpire prior to the start of any game.
7. An automatic end of inning will be the result for ANY batter that steps
into the batters box with an uninspected or illegal bat. Any altered bat
will also result in the player being banned from any other games in the
All rosters are limited to 25 persons. All leagues must submit rosters by
the 1st week of May. CO-ED rosters will be limited to a maximum of 15
male players. All add/drops, to any roster, must be submitted, in
writing, by July 1st 2010.
9. Required player minimums
Men - Teams are required to start all games with a minimum of 9 players
with NO automatic out. If 10 players are present, 10 must play. There is
NO MAXIMUM LIMIT to the number of players that can bat in any line-
Co-Ed – A minimum of 8 players is required in any lineup with a maximum
of 14 players, and must include a minimum of 3 women. A 2+ male/female
ratio will apply unless stated below or fielding an all woman team of 9 or
more. All team’s batting orders are limited to batting no more than 2 men in
a row. The minimum ratios are as follows:
8 Players –
5 men 3 women, 4 men 4 women, or 3 men 5 women.
9 Players –
6 men 3 women, 5 men 4 women, 4 men 5 women or 3 men 6 women.
10 Players –
6 men 4 women, 5 men 5 women, or 4 men 6 women.
12 Players –
6 men and 6 women.
14 Players –
7 men and 7 women.
ALL – Any team starting with 9 players can add a 10th person, after the start
of any game, with no consequences. Adding the 11 th + person will be at the
discretion of the opposing team. Any team starting with 10+ players and has
to drop a player for any reason, must provide a legal substitute for that batter
or take an automatic out.
ALL teams must have bases.
11.Starting Pitch Count
All batters will start with a pitch count of 1 ball and 1 strike with 1 foul to
waste. The count can change at anytime, at the discretion of the umpire, to
accommodate for daylight and timing.
12.Start Time/Time Limit
Tuesday Men’s & Thursday Co-Ed:
From the start of the season until May 1st, ALL games will start at
6:00 PM and will be no longer than 60 minutes. After May 1st,
ALL league games have a 65 minute time limit starting at 6:15
PM. All Sunday Men’s league games will begin at 10 AM, (unless
otherwise directed) and have a 65 minute time limit.
A. Due to limited daylight in the month of April, all weekday games
are scheduled for 6:00 PM. A 10 minute grace period will be
given, but the game clock starts at 6 PM. The 2nd game will start
promptly at 7:00 PM. If the 1st game is a forfeit, the 2nd game will
commence at 6:15. An additional 10 minute grace period will be
granted. But the game clock will begin at 6:15 PM with no inning
starting after 7:15 PM.
If your game is scheduled for 6:00 PM all players must be suited, on the
field, and ready for the first pitch NO LATER THAN 6:10 PM. If any
given team has enough players at 6:10, the game will begin with 50 minutes
remaining on the clock with the game concluding no later than 7:00 PM.
B. Beginning the 1st week of May, until the end of the season, all
game times will be 6:15 PM, NO GRACE PERIOD. If the 1st
game is a forfeit, 15 minutes will be granted. The 2nd game will
commence at 6:30 pm with NO GRACE PERIOD.
C. Tuesday Nights (8:20) will be reserved for rain-out make-ups.
There is NO FORFEIT TIME for 8:20 games. Failure to field a
team by game time will result in a double forfeit.
D. Sunday Morning Men’s:
A 15 minute grace period will be given for the 1st game ONLY. If
the 1st game is a forfeit, the 2nd game will commence at 10:20. NO
GRACE PERIOD. NO EXCPTIONS. Failure to field a team by
10:20 AM will result in a double forfeit.
13. Slaughter Rule
Any team having a differential of 20 run after 3 innings, 15 runs after 4
innings, or 10 runs after 5 innings will be declared the winner.
The Flip/Flop rule will take effect at the commencement of the 3rd inning.
14. Home runs
Ground rules will be discussed prior to the commencement of ALL games.
Open fields will have unlimited home runs.
Fenced fields will be limited to 3 untouched home runs. After that an award
of up to 2 bases can be given, as determined during the ground rules
meeting. Any player, who bats a home run, is only required to touch 1st
base. Any other runners can leave the field once a homerun is declared.
NOTES FOR CATONSVILLE SENIOR CENTER:
CSC FIELD #1 (UPSTAIRS): Any ball hit, in the air, into Rolling Road or
on the top of the hill in right field will be an automatic out.
CSC FIELD #2 (DOWNSTAIRS): Any ball that is hit into the trees or
growth anywhere in the outfield will be ruled a homerun. 3 homeruns
will be awarded per team, any ball that is hit into the trees after that
will be ruled a single. Any balls that bounces or rolls into the growth
will be ruled a ground rule double
15. THE PSR (Pitcher Safety Rule) WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED
THROUGHOUT ALL LEAGUES. ANY BATTED BALL THAT IS
HIT WITH FORCE AND OR VELOCITY, WHICH PLACES THE
PITCHER IN IMMEDIATE DANGER OF HARM OR INJURY,
WILL BE DETERIMIED A DEAD BALL, AUTOMATIC OUT.
PLEASE REFER TO THE PSR POSTED ON THE WEBSITE FOR
16. Re-scheduling of league games
CCS #2 will be reserved for make-ups on Tuesday nights at 8:20 PM. All
games cancelled, due to inclement weather or field conditions, will be
rescheduled at the discretion of the league commissioner. Otherwise; any
game needing to be rescheduled, due to other circumstances, must be
submitted to the league commissioner and opposing team manager, in
writing, no less than 72 hours prior to game time. Failure to do so will result
in a double forfeit.
17. Score Reporting
All managers are responsible for contacting the league commissioner with
your scores, each week, win or lose. Please email me at
email@example.com Failure to do so, within 48 hours of
your next scheduled games, will result in a double forfeit.
18. Each manager/coach is required to review the above stated rules, abide by
them, and relay the contents of the above stated rules to every member of
their team and their spectators.
19. Registration Fees must be paid before the start of the 3 week
of league play. Any team that has not paid in full by that time
will be removed from the schedule.
For questions, concerns, or clarification of any rule stated above, please contact
Mark Roberts (410) 371-6256 - League Commissioner