Co-Ed Softball Rules
2022 Lebanon CO-ED Softball
Slow Pitch League Rules and Regulations
- All players must be at least 18 years of ages prior to the date of the first game.
- Each team must have a minimum of 3 females in order to play.
- Each team is allowed one home-run. If both teams hit a home-run they are allowed to have more. If only one team has a home-run, the next home-run will be considered an out.
- If a player bats, he/she MUST play in the field the next inning.
- Only 10 hitters are allowed in the lineup at one time.
- No player may transfer from one team to another after playing in a game. But, if both teams agree to do this, the game may be played “just for fun”, but the team without enough players will be considered the losing team.
- Games are to start promptly as scheduled. Forfeit times are considered 5 minutes after game scheduled start time. Teams that forfeit may be asked to pay a $25 forfeit fee, payable to Lebanon Parks and Recreation. Teams may be re-scheduled only upon permission of leagues officials. FEE MUST BE PAID PRIOR TO NEXT SCHEDULED GAME.
- Game is over if a team is ahead by 12 runs after 4 complete innings or 10 runs after the 5th inning.
- We will enforce a 1 hour time limit. Scorekeepers will be the official timekeeper of games. If time runs out, current inning may be completed.
- First team listed is considered Home team with the dugout on third base of field.
- Homerun Rule- If Team A hits a homerun; they cannot hit another homerun until Team B hits one. If so, it is an out. If Team B hits a homerun, then Team A can hit another. Once everything is equal homeruns can be hit by either team. A Homerun is considered over the fence.
- Teams must have a minimum of 3 ladies in the batting order and in the field, HOWEVER teams are permitted to play with 2 ladies provided they take an out in the 10th spot of the batting order and remain with 7 or less males in the field.
- The batting order must be submitted to the umpire prior to game time. Each team must have 2 females within the first six people in the batting order.
- If a guy is walked, the girl has an option to walk was well or hit.
- The team at bat should assume the responsibility to recover foul balls.
- 1&1 Rule (everyone will start will one ball and 1 strike at their turn to bat).
- No metal spikes are allowed.
- No alcoholic beverages permitted in the park.
- No smoking allowed on the playing field or in dugout.
- The team manager or captains are the only players with the privilege to address or questions the umpire on a rule interpretation.
- The score-keeper (Program Director, Intern, or program assistants) and/or the umpire have the power to eject any player at any time for misconduct.
- Fighting will not be tolerated. Any player or manager involved in a fight will be immediately suspended from the park league indefinitely. Two fighting incidents by any member from a single team will necessitate the suspension of the entire team from the league indefinitely.
- Cooler are allowed in bleacher area only. Each team is responsible for their trash and clean-up after each game.
A player, coach or umpire who is bleeding or who has blood on his or her uniform shall be prohibited from participating further in the game until appropriate treatment can be administered. If medical care or treatment is administered in a reasonable length of time, the individual will not have to leave the game. The length of time that is considered reasonable is left up to the umpire’s judgement.
The language rule is in effect for all players and leagues, sponsored by Lebanon Parks and Recreation. For the first offense for the use of an obscenity, the umpire will issue a warning to that player’s team bench. Any player from that team who uses any profanity after the warning will be ejected. That player will be required to leave the field. If a team cannot field enough players to continue the game, that game will be forfeited.
The taunting rule is in effect for the players and leagues sponsored by the Lebanon Parks and Recreation. For the first offense of taunting, the umpire will issue a warning to that player’s team bench. Any player from that team who taunts after the warning will be ejected. That player will be required to leave the field. If a team cannot field enough players to continue the game, that game will be forfeited.