RulesUpdated Thursday June 22, 2017 by Lee Watts.
Stittville Softball HL Tournament
2017 Rules of Play
The Softball Canada rules and the SMSA Association Rules of Play govern this tournament.
No protests are allowed: the umpires’ decision is final.
The plate umpire will keep the official time and will call out the official start time with the first pitch.
Round Robin Game and Championship duration:
Mite and Squirt- the first new inning to start after 1 hour and 15 minutes will be announced as the last inning and played under the unlimited runs rule.
Pee Wee and Bantam/Midget- the first new inning to start after 1 hour and 25 minutes will be announced as the last inning and played under the unlimited runs rule.
There is a max time limit of 2 hours for a game. If the last inning is not completed within the two hours, the score will revery back to the previous inning.
A game suspended by the umpire because of rain or darkness will be considered a regulation game if 3 innings (or 2 ½ if the Home Team is ahead) have been completed in round robin play. For championship or consolation games a regulation game will be 4 complete innings (or 3 ½ if the Home Team is ahead).
Semis and Finals- Home teams are to be decided by a flip of a coin with the umpire presiding
The official score will be that of the home team and the score sheet turned into the tournament convenor at the end of each game.
Each team is responsible for supplying a score keeper for each game.
The Tiebreaker rule is in effect if the Championship game is tied at the end of 6 innings or after the time limit has expired
Scores / Standings
Scores / Standings will be kept for each game for all divisions.
2 points per win. 1 point for a tie
Plus / Minus run differential to a maximum of 7 runs.
If the Home team is leading or goes ahead in the bottom of the 6th the inning or the last inning the game is over. (Take visitors for the plus/minus run differential of 7 ).
Tournament standings will be determined by points. Ties will be broken based on head to head (in a full round robin), then run differential and then. Runs against divided by innings played, and then Runs for divided by innings played and then if necessary, the Tiebreaker rule will be in effect.