Interleague 11/12 | Manalapan Baseball and Softball Association
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11‐12 year olds

Spring 2018 District 19 West ‐ Inter League Softball Rules

Rules approved by Colts Neck, Freehold Township, Manalapan and Marlboro LL Boards



Pitchers mound distance = 40'

4 innings max per game, no weekly max

If a pitcher throws at least one pitch in an inning, it counts as an entire inning.

No Coach Pitch.

If pitcher removed during the game, she may re‐enter as pitcher ONCE per game.


Unlimited steals, all bases. Runner may leave of release of ball by pitcher

Penalty for leaving early ‐ Dead ball, (no play even if batter hits ball) runner is out

No Limit on overthrow.

Run Cap / Mercy

4 per inning max, except last. No mercy rule in effect during regular season

Playoffs: Mercy ‐ 12 after 4, 10 after 5 (still 4 runs per inning max)

Infield Fly Rule

In effect

Dropped 3rd Strike

In effect


Permitted, no pull back & swing ‐Penalty dead ball


MUST bat full roster (continuous). Free substitutions.

# of Fielders

10 during regular season and playoffs

Overthrow From Field


Courtesy Runner

Mandatory,removecatcher with2 outs, lastbatted outruns. Cannotremovecatcher withless than 2outs andcannotremove


Borrowing of players

May borrowfrom otherteam to fieldfull team,only playdefense. Noforfeits. Ifteam has 7players ormore, thenthere will be

noautomaticouts. If lessthen 7, thenoneautomaticout for eachnumberbelow 7.May alsoborrow frompoolplayersfrom the specifictown, butmust batlast.Discretionshould beused ifusing poolplayers ( not takethe 3 bestplayersfrom theother teams.)

Warm‐up of pitcher

Only players may warm up pitchers. Managers or coaches are NOT PERMITTED to warm up pitcher

Coaches on Field

First & Third Base Coaches.

Hit by Pitch

In effect


1. Game duration: Six (6) innings for all levels subject to time restrictions

  • At 1:130 from Scheduled start time the NEXT inning shall become the last inning (finish the current inning and play one more inning).
  • On weekday games at fields with lights, home team manager may advise that start time is actual start time, not scheduled start time.
  • Playoff use time limit of 1:45. Championship games to be played to completion, and the Championship may be continued to another day.
  • Sliding: Players are required to slide (or avoid contact) when going into any base when there is a play. Discretion of umpire. No head first slides, unless going back to a base.
  • Playoffs ‐ minimum of 8 players to not be a forfeit. If only 8, one automatic out. No pool players.
  • No on‐deck batters allowed to swing a bat.
  • Winning manager must report score at, town head, and division head immediately.
  • Home team supplies 2 game balls.
  • Bats must be BPF 1.20 only.
  • Cheering by parents should only be for their own team and should never be directed to the opposing team.

9. A delayed steal is when the runner leaves at the time the catcher throws the ball back to the pitcher.


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