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NEW RULES & POLICIES FOR 2016
Created On: January 2, 2016


 

 

RULE 6 SEC 6D (pg. 26)

ADDITION: The pitcher delivers the ball from the his catching glove

 

RULE 8 SEC 14C EFFECT (pg. 37) / RULE 13 SEC 4C EFFECT (pg. 55)

REVISION: A player who has touched and/or crossed over the commitment line as described above and attempts to return to third base, shall be declared out. The ball is alive and all base runners are in jeopardy.

 

RULE 8 – SEC. 15 EFFECT

ADDITION: EFFECT SEC .15 Failure of the manager or team representative to notify the plate umpire that a courtesy runner is being used, and there is an appeal by the opposing team, the courtesy runner /base runner shall be called out.

 

RULE 10, SEC 5A, M (pg. 46)

REVISION: A. He shall have full responsibility for the proper conduct of the game. This will include the responsibility to make sure that all bats are checked before each game. He will also have the option of checking each bat as the batter approaches the batting area.

ADDITION: M. He shall put the proper ball into play.

 

RULE 10, SEC 11Q (pg. 48)

REVISION: To indicate a FOUR (4) BASE AWARD, the umpire shall raise the right arm straight up with four fingers extended and point with the left hand to the home plate / strike mat.

 

RULE 13, SEC 1-1 BATTING ORDER 5-5 (pg. 55)

REMOVED: SEC 1-1 BATTING ORDER 5-5

 

 

RULE 13, SEC 1 BATTING ORDER 6-4 (pg. 55)

REVISION: BATTING ORDER 6-4 2015 Nationals; SIX (6) male and FOUR (4) female players will be considered a “normal” line as of 2015 Coed Nationals.

 

RULE 13, SEC 2C FIELD AND EQUIPMENT (pg. 55)

REVISION: C. In a big ball small ball event, the female will only hit the 11-inch ball and the male will only hit the 12-inch ball. The 12-inch ball will be used in the regular single ball events.

ADDITION, Effect: 2C. In a big ball, small ball event, if a batter hits the wrong ball, the play will stand.

 

STG&OR – SEC. 1G (pg. 58)

ADDITION: Should any team member, player, coach or scorekeeper, ejected from a game, refuse to leave the park at the requested time, and direct profanity and abuse at the umpire or SPN official, the offender(s) will receive an additional 3 game suspension, subject to a full review.

 

STG & OR SEC 3L (pg. 60)

REMOVED: “IN ALL MASTERS INT CATEGORIES”; “3 home runs per team per game”