· Players must wear team numbered uniforms during game play.
Players must play in a minimum of 6 complete games to qualify for playoff rosters
Players must be registered with NMSL website and have paid league fees to be eligible to play
Starting a game with less than 10 players:
It is expected that each team will play its schedule as listed. In the event that a team can not field at least 8, the procedure will be as follows:
Playing Rules· Umpires: A NMSL representative USSSA Umpire will officiate all game rules including, but not limited to: ball/strike calls, ground rules and roster rules set forth in the By-Laws.· Pitching a. Slow pitch 6-12’ arc. b. Balls and Strikes will be called:o The batter will begin with an 0-0 count.o 3 "Called" strikes or the first foul ball with a 2 strike count will be an out.o 4 "Called" balls will result in a walk. · Fielders - No more than 10· A minimum of 8 eligible players must be present for an official game.
· A team with 10 players can play all players in the field even if the opposing team can not field 10.
All non-injured eligible players in attendance must bat, and in a set order.
Players who arrive after the order has completed once will bat at the bottom of the order.
A courtesy pinch runner may be allowed. The pinch runner will be the player who has made the last out. Courtesy pinch runners can only enter immediately after a runner has become injured or the batter reaches base immediately after his at bat.
Batters for whom pinch runners will be regularly needed, MUST announce this to the umpire and apposing team captain PRIOR to the start of the game. If these batters advance past 1st base, no runner will be allowed.
Number of innings – Nine (9). · Mercy rule - No more than 5 runs per inning. Unlimited for the last inning. ·
Bats/Balls - · All bats will be provided by the league. (NO OTHER BATS MAY BE USED)· Game balls will be provided by the league. Only game balls will be used during play. Type of balls to be used will be 12” 0.40 COR and will be kept on site. Use of unapproved balls will be grounds for forfeiture of that game.
-Automatic homerun for all balls at Vinal school landing beyond homerun fence.
-At the CCC all balls batted into the outfield are in play regardless of obstacles.
Other than the rules mentioned above, all other USSSA rules apply.
Official 2013 USSSA Slow Pitch Rule books will be provided to team captains before the start of the season.