Long Beach Heartwell Fastpitch
 
  • TIME LIMIT- 1:20, NO NEW INNING. PLEASE STRESS UMPIRES TO ENFORCE 1 MINUTE/5 PITCHES BETWEEN UMPIRES.
  • RUN LIMITS – 6 RUNS PER INNING FOR THE FIRST 3 INNINGS. 4th  INNING AND ON WILL BE UNLIMITED RUNS.
  • MERCY RULE APPLIES: 15 AFTER 3, 12 AFTER 4, 8 AFTER 5.
  • TEAMS MUST BAT ROUND ROBIN. FREE SUBSTITUTION ON DEFENSE.
  • ABSOLUTELY NO POOL PLAYERS CAN BE USED IN THE TOURNAMENT.
  • NO PITCHING RESTRICTIONS.
  • BASE DISTANCE IS 60 FEET. PITCHING DISTANCE FOR 12U IS 40 FEET & 14U IS 43 FEET.
  • THERE MUST BE A WINNER. INTERNATIONAL TIE-BREAKER RULES WILL APPLY AFTER TIME HAS EXPIRED.
  • COIN FLIP WILL DETERMINE ALL GAMES FOR HOME/VISITOR.
  • TOP OF THE BRACKET WILL OCCUPY 3RD BASE DUGOUT. BOTTOM OF THE BRACKET WILL OCCUPY 1ST BASE DUGOUT.
  • FORFEIT TIME IS GAME TIME.
  • 7 INNINGS FOR CHAMIONSHIP GAMES. NO TIME LIMIT.
  • COURTESY RUNNERS MAY BE USED FOR PITHCERS/CATCHERS TO SPEED UP THE GAME. MUST BE PITCHER/CATCHER OF RECORD (PITCHER/CATCHER OF PREVIOUS INNING). COURTESY RUNNER MUST BE LAST RECORDED OUT.
  • IF THERE IS AN INJURY TO A PLAYER AND SHE CANNOT BAT IT WILL BE AN OUT FOR HER FIRST AT BAT. AFTER THAT NO OUTS WILL BE RECORDED.
  • IF A PLAYER NEEDS TO LEAVE EARLY THE MANAGER MUST STATE THIS AT THE PLATE MEETING. THERE WILL BE NO PENALTY. IF THE MANAGER DOESN’T STATE THIS AT THE PLATE MEETING THE SAME RULE WILL APPLY AS AN INJURY. FIRST TIME UP WILL NE AN OUT AND AFTER THAT NO OUT WILL BE RECORDED.
  • NO PLAYER SHALL SIT 2 CONSECUTIVE INNINGS DEFENSIVELY.
  • IF A MANAGER IS THROWN OUT OF A GAME THE MANAGER MUST SIT OUT THE NEXT GAME.
  • ALL RULINGS ON THE FIELD ARE FINAL.