Live Like Leah Softball Tournament Rules
We play fair and square. Please read our complete list of rules.
- All players must be from the class of 2018 or earlier.
- There is a minimum of 4 females on each roster.
- There must be a minimum of 3 females on the fi eld at all times.
- There is no minimum number of innings a player must fi eld a position. A player can be allowed to just hit in the order.
- No more than two males may bat consecutively in the order.
- If any team is using just three females in the fi eld, then the team must use a female as an extra hitter (EH) in the lineup to fulfi ll the male/male/female relationship. (Note, If team is leading off with two males, then a female must be placed at the boom of the order)
- The number of players in the batting order can be as small as 9 and as large as 19, as long as the male/male/female relationship in intact.
- Re-entry is allowed; however, you can only replace the player that went in for you.
- There is no re-positioning of defensive players in the field after an inning has started.
- If you are ejected from a game you are ejected for the tournament.
Females are permitted to wear baseball gloves.
- Metal cleats are not allowed.
- Lead-off s are allowed.
- There is no stealing.
- A player can advance on pick-off attempts by pitcher or catcher
- 6- to 12-foot arch required on pitches
- The pitcher is allowed one drag-step.
- No-collision rule is in effect on all bases.
- All games will be limited to 1 hour or seven innings, whichever comes first, unless there is a tie. A tie game will be continued until the tie is resolved. A new inning will not be started 50 minutes past the start time.
- Championship games will be seven innings and have no time limit.Slaughter rules will apply.
- 12-run slaughter rules applies after fifth inning, 10-run a er sixth inning.
- All players start with a 1-1 count at bat
- Courtesy running is allowed, male for male, female for female, last batted out.
- If a male is walked, and a female follows in the order, the female has the choice to take a walk or bat.
- A foul ball above the batters head may be caught for an out.
- Balls are deemed out of play when a ball is throw over a fence or a ball is thrown beyond an imaginary out-of-play line that is established by the umpire before the game.
- If a ball is overthrown but is stopped by a fence or does not go past the imaginary out of play line, a runner may advance at his/her own risk.
On overthrows out of play, the runner is granted the base he/she is going to (at the point of the throw) plus one more base. Note: in cases where a base runner runs past 1st base, he/she must make a clearly aggressive turn toward second base to be granted 2nd and 3rd in overthrow situations.
- On an infield fly (any fly ball with the infield with significant arc and deemed and “easy catch”) with less than two outs and runners on 1st and 2nd or 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, the batter is automatically out and runner can advance, BUT at their own risk.
- A coin toss decides home team.
- All umpire decisions are final. There will be no protests.
Please remember that this is a charity event for a great cause. Poor sportsmanship and arguing will not be tolerated. The umpire or an on-site supervisor may eject players and fans from the game or premises at any time.