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Fast Pitch Softball
FP vs SP 7 Ball is in play 1 Definitions Strike Zone Bunt Stealing Catcher’s Box Crow Hop Leap 3.5 Equipment Catchers – Game & Warm-Up Offense HCYP Requires Mask, Chest Protector and Shin Guards
FP vs SP 7.3.C Batter’s foot remain in box 7.6 Uncaught Third Strike 8.1 Ball hits batter – DEAD BALL hits ground first 8.7.T Look Back Rule 8.10 Courtesy Runner 5.11 Tie Breaker 4.3 Designated Player/Flex
FP Pitching 6.1.A pitching position must have ball. 6.1.B Catcher ready 6.1.C Both feet on plate 6.1.D Take signal with hands separated 6.1.E Hands together <10 seconds 6.2 Pitch starts 6.3.A Immediately deliver 6.3.B Hands can not come back together 6.3.C No stop of forward motion 6.3.D No Two Revolutions 6.3.E Underhand; hand below hip; not outside elbow 6.3.F Release forward; straight line 6.3.G Step forward in 24” 6.3.H No Crow Hop 6.3.I Pivot foot drag 6.3.M 20 seconds 6.6 Foreign Substances / Pitching Arm 6.7.B Catcher back to pitcher 6.8 Pitcher to base PENALTY Illegal Pitch 6.9 Warm Ups 6.10 No Pitch ASA, NCAA, NSA One Foot – HCYP, NFHS, USSSA
HCYP The catcher must wear the helmet mask, chest protector and shin guards titanium bats and “multi-walled” bats are not allowed. Shirts must be tucked in at all times. Defensive players may not be removed during an inning except for injury or pitching change. Defensive players may not be shifted from one position to another during an inning, except for pitching change. The batting order will consist of all players present at the game If a team has seven or fewer players, the vacant spots up to the 8th slot will be declared an automatic out. Any pitching style (High School Federation, ASA, NSA or Pony) is legal for league play. If a pitcher hits three (3) batters (regardless of location hit) in one inning, she must be removed from the pitching position for the remainder of that inning. If she returns in a subsequent inning, and hits 2 more batters in any subsequent single inning, then she will not be allowed to pitch for the remainder of that game. The second defensive conference of an inning will require that the pitcher be removed for the remainder of that at-bat. The same pitcher may return later in the same game (or inning).
HCYP An illegal pitch will be called a ball. There is no automatic advancement of base runners due solely to the illegal pitch. The first time a batter throws a bat after swinging, the umpire will issue a warning to both teams. The next time any batter (from either team) throws a bat after swinging, that batter will be declared out, the ball will be declared dead and all runners will return to their original bases. In the 12u League, the runner can attempt to steal a base once the pitched ball crosses home plate In the 14u and 17u leagues, a runner may advance once the pitch is released from the pitcher’s hand. A courtesy runner is allowed for the pitcher with two outs, or if four runs have scored in the inning and it is not the unlimited run inning. A courtesy runner must be used for the catcher with two outs. or if four runs have scored in the inning and it is not the unlimited run inning. The courtesy runner is the player who made the second out of the inning. If there are less than two outs, the courtesy runner is the player who scored the latest run. no new inning may start more than 90 minutes after the actual start of the game as declared by the umpire. All games shall be scheduled as six (6) inning games. There will be a five (5) run limit per team per inning with the exception of the last inning when there will be NO RUN LIMIT.