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AA Softball Rules

ARTICLE XIX - AA SOFTBALL DIVISION - COMPETITIVE

Section 1. Limited to girls league age 6, 7 & 8. League age 6 year old players will only be allowed if they are league age 7 on the baseball age chart.

Section 2. Teams are selected by draft and are normally but not necessarily limited to a roster of 12 players.

Section 3. Continuous Batting Order shall be used in this division. Each team shall field 9 players defensively and minimum play rule is in effect.

Section 4. Pitching - During the 1st half of the season, a coach from the offensive team will pitch from a distance of 30-35 feet. The defensive player in the pitcher's role will be no closer than 35 feet from home plate. During the 2nd half of the season, the pitcher shall be a player and pitch from the distance of 35 feet. For each at bat, the player will pitch until A) the batter puts the ball into play, B) the batter strikes out, or C) 4 balls are called on the batter. After ball 4, a coach from the offensive team (1st or 3rd base coach only) shall come in to pitch with the existing strike count on the batter. The umpire shall continue to call balls and strikes until the batter puts the ball in play or strikes out. Anytime a batter is hit by a pitch, then the coach will come into pitch as described in this section.

Section 5. A pitcher is limited to pitching in only 3 innings per game.

Section 6. Stealing, bunting and walks are not allowed during coach pitch.

Section 7. Base runners may only advance one base for every hit ball in play. The only exception is if a ball is hit past an outfielder where the umpire can see the back of the outfielder's jersey. If this is the case, base runners are free to advance bases until the ball is returned to the infield dirt. Runners will be sent back to the previous base by the umpires if they advance further than allowed by this rule.

Section 8. The offensive team will be retired when either the defensive team completes 3 outs or the offensive team scores 5 runs; except in the 6th inning and beyond when there is no run limit.

Section 9. AA Softball Division Champions will be determined by a playoff system which will be played at the conclusion of the regular season. See Article XXVIII for details about the playoffs.

Section 10. District 4 Softball Interleague playing rules shall supersede these local Bylaws if applicable to this division. District 4 Interleague rules can be found at www.llcad4.org/softball