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Softball Majors Local Rules

  • Time Limit – 1 hour 30 minutes. Refer to Rules Across All Divisions concerning application of time limits.
  • Run rules apply for all Spring Season, Play-offs, Championship, and Fall Season games (15 after 3, 10 after 4, 8 after 5)
  • Refer to Player Pool concerning any shortage of players for games
  • Refer to Scorekeeping concerning team responsibilities for keeping and reporting official scores


  • A continuous batting order will be used. Refer to Rules Across All Divisions concerning application of continuous batting order.
  • A courtesy runner can be used for the catcher or pitcher if there are two outs when either are on base. The courtesy runner will be the player who recorded the last out. A player cannot be used as a courtesy runner more than one time per game for either the catcher or the pitcher.


  • Pitcher must wear a protective face mask.
  • Regular Season (does not apply during seasonal play-offs): No player shall be on the bench more than one (1) consecutive inning. Exceptions may be made for injury, illness, fatigue, bathroom, ect. This defensive participation requirement does not apply for players arriving late to the game; however, players arriving late will still be added to the end of the batting line up.
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