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Softball – Mixed League



Points Grading: A

Participants:  5 females and 5 males (outdoor).

General Rules: 

Basic Game Rules

Retiring A Member of the batting side

  1. The batter strikes out. A strike is a pitch that passes through the legal strike zone, a pitch that is swung and missed by the batter or a ball that is declared foul
  2. The batter hits a ball that is caught by a member of the fielding team before it touches the ground, except for balls caught in foul territory where the ball must go above 6ft before it can be caught to retire a batter
  3. A batter is tagged while in between bases
  4. Force-out, a runner loses the right to the base which he is occupying because the batter becomes a batter-runner, and the ball is thrown to a player of the defensive team who is in contact with the next base in front of the forced runner
  5. A batter/run interferes with fielder from fielding the ball
  6. A runner shall be declared out if he contacts with a batted ball before it is touched by a member of the defensive side while not legally in contact with a base.
  7. A runner shall be declared out if he deliberately makes an attempt to divert the path of a ball
  8. If a player illegally leaves a base on caught ball and the ball is thrown to a member of the defence who is in contact with the base the runner has illegally left before the runner returns to the base he left illegally
  9. A runner leaves the base path to avoid a tag from a member of the defence

Base Running

Balls & Strikes

Fair Territory/Fair Balls

  1. Settles or is touched on or over fair territory between home and first base or between home and third base.
  2. Bounds past first or third base on or over fair territory, regardless of where the ball hits after going over the base.
  3. Touches first, second or third base.
  4. While on or over fair territory touches the person or clothing of an umpire or player.
  5. First falls on fair territory beyond first and third base.
  6. While over fair territory, passes out of the playing field beyond the outfield fence.


Blocking a runner


Tie Breakers

If there is a tie in the groups, then the tie-breakers will be as follows

  1. Head to Head Result
  2. Mercy Rules Scored
  3. Runs Scored
  4. Runs Conceded
  5. Biggest run difference in a single game