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MACHINE PITCH

Rules

  • Players can only be included on one team roster per tournament. 

  • No limit to number of players on team roster 

    • Rosters MUST be submitted online and approved ahead of time

  • 10 players on the field (4 outfielders)

    • All players must play at least one inning in the field.

    • Roster bat - All players on the roster will bat in lineup. 

  • Catchers with gear are required on defense. 

  • Unlimited defensive substitutions

  • Machine Pitch ONLY (Blue Catapult)

    • No Tees

  • 5 Pitch Maximum per at bat.

    • Players CAN strike out on the 5th or later pitch.

      • Foul balls on 5th or later pitch, will extend the at bat.

    • Players CANNOT walk on machine pitch.

  • Dropped third strike is a dead ball.

  • Runner may lead off as ball crossed the plate.

  • Stealing is not allowed.

  • No Bunting, fake bunting, or “slug” bunting is allowed.

  • BASERUNNER STOP RULE

    • Baserunners must stop at the next base when all 3 of the below have happened:

      • The ball is in the possession of a defender.

      • The defender is inside the basepaths.

      • The defender is facing home plate.

        • Defenders may call timeout after the runners have stopped (per BASERUNNER STOP RULE)

        • Coaches may NOT call timeout in attempt to stop a play.​

  • Championship Games

    • For all ages, there will be no time limit on championship games.

    • Mercy rules will remain in effect (see below under "Mercy Rules")

 

INDOOR Rules

  • Pop Ups off the Ceiling Net will be dead and replayed with same count/situation.

    • This will NOT count toward the 5 pitch per at-bat rule.

  • Flyballs/line drives off the back net (over the wall) on the fly will be considered a homerun.

  • Flyballs/line drives off the outfield wall ON THE FLY (without contacting a player) will be considered a double

    • Play will stop and the hitter will be awarded 2nd base

    • Any baserunners will also be awarded 2 bases from their starting point

  • Comebackers off the machine will be a dead ball and the hitter will be awarded a single

    • All baserunners will also get 1 base.

  • Batted balls that hit the outfield wall on the ground, on a bounce, or off a player will be played live

  • Only advance one base on an overthrow unless defense makes attempt to throw out runner advancing.

  • Outfielders must start each play behind designated white line (If you have questions day of, find umpire)

  • On Deck Batter: Always to back side of batter

  • No Infield Fly rule

Seeding/Tie Breakers

  • Record

  • Head-to-head (in 2-way tie only)

  • Total runs allowed in pool games

  • Total runs scored in pool games

  • A coin flip

Home/Away

  • Home team for pool play is decided by a coin flip by umpire. 

  • Home team in bracket play is the higher seed. 

 

Time Limits/Run Rules

  • No new inning will start after 1 hour and 15 minutes 

  • Each game will be 6 innings (if time allows)

  • Run Rule

    • 15 runs after 3 innings

    • 12 runs after 4 innings

    • 10 runs after 5 innings

  • No extra innings in pool play games

    • Games can result in a tie 

  • Max. 5 runs allowed per inning.

    • Unlimited runs allowed in last inning. 

    • The umpire will determine the final inning of the game and notify each team before the to of the inning.

  • Championship Games

    • For all ages, there will be no time limit on championship games.

    • Mercy rules will remain in effect (see below under "Mercy Rules")

 


Softball Specific
If not mentioned above, follow ASA Rules.

FACILITY Rules


Impact Sports Academy

2350 Lawrence Parkway

De Pere, WI 54115

  • Park on South side of ISA. (The bigger of the two parking lots)

  • Dugout assignments based on order listed on the schedule. (Coinflip will determine which team hits first.)

    • First listed – 3rd base dugout (South side of Field)

    • Second listed – 1st base dugout (East side of Field)

  • Designated waiting area for incoming teams.

    • First listed - behind 3rd base dugout under mezzanine

    • Second listed – down right field line beyond 1st base dugout

  • Do Not Warm-Up Outside on Grass or Parking Lot

    • First listed on schedule - warm up area in cages 3-4

    • Second listed on schedule - warm up area in cages 1-2

  • No Metal Cleats

    • Plastic spikes/Tennis shoes/Turf shoes ONLY

  • No Portable Speakers

    • Being indoors, a portable speaker is too loud and interferes with communication with the young athletes

  • Abuse of umpires/ISA Staff/opposing coaches/fans will not be tolerated.

    • Grounds for Removal

  • Weight Room Area is OFF LIMITS

  • No Carry-Ins Allowed

    • Exceptions Below

      • Water/Sports drinks

      • Reasonable meal for player

        • Please clean up any food.

      • Vending is available.

  • No Gum/Seeds (Please shake out the bags from last year if possible.)

  • No Tobacco/Alcohol/Drugs

    • Grounds for Instant Removal and Banishment from Facility

  • Day of event questions can be directed to an ISA staff member.​

WE WILL NOT TOLLERATE DISRESPECT TOWARDS UMPIRES, COACHES, OPPOSING PLAYERS AND FANS.THE CULTURE OF THIS EVENT MATCHES THAT OF ISA.DEVELOPMENT, SAFETY, FUN.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS EMAIL: erik@impactsportsgb.com

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