CO-ED SOFTBALL - SOCIal league
This league is for people who want to play softball for fun. This casual league is focused on having a good time with some friendly competition.
If you’re more interested in beating the other team than drinking a beer with them, check out our Competitive League!
70 minute game time limit (roughly 7 inning games)
10 vs 10 Co-ed (Must have a minimum of 2 women on the field)
8 to 20 players per team (max 20 players on the roster)
7 inning games (roughly 70 minutes)
League games will run once per week from 10am to 3pm on Sundays
10 week season plus playoffs and League Championship (11 weeks total)
See detailed League Rules Below
HOW TO SIGN UP
You can sign-up as a Team, Small Group (2-4 players), or Free Agent (Solo)!
Teams must have a minimum of 8 players signed up (at least 2 females)
Must have a Team Captain in order to complete team registration
Price of registration may be split among teammates or paid in full by Team Captain
We recommend that teams consist of 12 - 20 players.
All groups under 8 people will merge with other groups after registration closes.
Payment is due at time of registration
INDIVIDUAL / FREE AGENTS
May join as a team player or Team Captain
Payment is due at time of registration
All individual / free agent players will be placed on a team the day after registration closes
Spring Season Dates: April 7th - June 30th (No games 4/21, 5/12, 5/26)
Times: All games will be played between 1pm and 5pm
Field Location(s): Albert Park - San Rafael (6/16 & 6/23 games will be played at Mt. Tam Field, San Rafael)
Regular Team Cost: $850
Regular Free Agent Cost: $90
Due to the increase in field rental price, all team tee’s will be an additional cost.
Team tee’s are optional at $5 per player (we will cover 50% of all team tee costs!).
**Team colors and customizing will be selected once team is confirmed.
• Max. 10 people (7 males max.) on the field.
• 6 players (2 female minimum) to start game.
• No ump fees
• Bats and balls provided- first come, first served.
• Men must use ASA certified single walled bats, whereas women may use any bat of their choice.
• Gloves are not provided. Please bring your own!
• At the beginning of each game, both teams must submit a written list of their batting order to the scorekeeper.
• 65 foot base paths on all fields
• All pitches MUST be thrown underhand.
• Pitches should be thrown underhand, in an arched style, between 6 ft. (min) to 16 ft. (max) measured from the ground.
• If the ball is between the 6 ft. to 16 ft. range and hits home plate or the strike mat, then it is a strike.
• All batters will start with a 1-1 count (1 ball, 1 strike).
• A batter with two strikes is allowed one foul ball. Two fouls with two strikes and the batter is out.
• NO bunting – bunts are a foul ball (at the ref’s discretion)
• A foul ball above the batter's head may be caught for an out.
• No more than 3 males can bat in a row.
• You must have two women in your lineup and one woman must bat in your top four batters.
• Females can bat multiple times within the batting order to have 3-1 ratio but MUST bat in order in regards to other females. Men CANNOT bat twice in the lineup to achieve the ratio if a team plays with more women than men.
• If a male batter walks, followed by a female batter with 2 outs in an inning, the female batter will have the option to hit or walk. Umps will enforce this rule upon request; however, they will not be responsible for notifying the batter in each walk situation. If the bases are already loaded when the male walks, the female cannot take a walk.
• Teams are limited to a maximum of three over-the-fence home runs per team per game, after that home-runs are outs
• All games are 7 innings or 70 minutes (warm up time included); the ump will enforce this rule and will make the call at the top of the final inning. Note: Due to differing circumstances in each game, some games will finish short on 70 minutes in length, while others might run over the 70 minute mark. Please respect your ump's call in this matter. The umpire must keep all games on time in fairness to teams playing later hours and due to facility permit restrictions.
• If your team has less than two women, it will take an automatic out for each missing woman in the batting order. Women missing in the field cannot be replaced by men.
•Mercy Rule: A maximum of 6 runs can be scored per inning, except the last inning will have no limit.
• Games CAN end in a tie during the regular season
• Tie Breaker Rule (only applies to playoffs and championship games): An extra inning will be played in the event of a tie game. If the game is still tied after that extra inning, then the team that reached the furthest base wins
• Batters must run to the right side base at first, if a play is being attempted at first base. Any batter who does not run to the side base will be called out for interference with the first baseman whether contact is made or not.
• First basemen must allow the runner to reach the base and not interfere with the runner should she or he round first base toward second. Interference will result in one additional base.
• Sliding is ALLOWED. Any slide that results in excessive contact with the defensive player will result in the runner being called out (at the ref’s discretion).
• NO stealing
• Runner CANNOT leave his/her base until the pitched ball is hit
• NO pick off attempts
• Ball is DEAD on a pitch once it hits the ground (or a player)
• Overthrow rule: If the ball is deemed out of play or unplayable, ALL runners are awarded 1 base from the base LAST possessed upon release of the throw
• If the ball is OVERTHROWN and REMAINS in play, the game continues
• All runners must run to the "safety plate" (secondary base located diagonally to the right of home plate) if attempting a play at Home. Once a runner crosses the "commit line" (a line drawn half way between third base and home plate) it becomes a forced play (the runner may not go back to third base and must make an attempt at home). If the defense tags home plate BEFORE the batter reaches the safety plate, the runner is out. Treat home plate like first base. (This rule is set up to protect the safety of our players and to avoid unnecessary collisions at home plate)
• Don't forfeit. You are very important, so please be on time. Everyone would like a chance to play.
• Teams without the minimum players will forfeit after 10 minutes from their designated start time.
• In the event of a forfeit, the team who forfeited will receive a "-1" and the opposing team will receive a "0" in the score book.
• If a team forfeits, the opposing team may request an unregulated "play for fun" game. Scores will not count.
**All teams make the playoffs at the end of the season (unless you forfeit 2x)