HitFest Rules

Format:  75 minutes, finish the inning, pool games may end in a tie.  Seeding by W/L record, runs against, run differential, coin flip (in that order).  Bracket games will go to the international tie breaker if tied after time expires and the inning is complete.  

 

Rules:

  1. Game time is forfeit time.  Teams should be ready to play 15 minutes ahead of scheduled game time.

  2. USA softball rules and regulations (will download .pdf) 

    1. Line-up Cards should list first initial, last name, number and position (esp. P, C, DP, EP and flex)

    2. Players should have visible numbers on the back of their jersey (or costume for Saturday)

    3. Run rule: 12 after 3, 10 after 4, 8 after 5

    4. (12u only) For the first 2 innings, there will be a 5 run limit. Top of the 3rd inning begins with unlimited runs.

  3. Teams may use the following lineup options:

    1. Bat nine

    2. Bat nine with DP/Flex

      1. DP will bat in place of a defensive player (flex). Both positions need to be listed on the lineup card, with flex written directly below batting lineup

    3. Bat up to 11 with extra players (EP) with or without the DP/Flex option.

      1. Up to 2 additional hitters may be used that do not play in the field and must be designated EP on the lineup

    4. Bat entire roster

 

  1. Courtesy runner for pitcher or catcher will be last batted out if there are no unused subs available from the bench.

  2. These rules shall apply for both Saturday and Sunday.