Additional PDX Tournament Rules

Rules:
General For Both Brackets:

  •  6 runs will end the inning
  •  If up by 8 points, no bunting
  • If you take a step left past 1st base, the play is live and you can get out
  •  2 Strikes, 3 fouls is an out, 3 balls is a walk   
  •  No gender kicking line-up rules,
  • No man-bunting
    • Bunting will be called if there is not a full leg extension, or if the ball doesn’t make it to the outfield line- there will be cones/paint on each field to differentiate outfield from infield.
  • Encroachment line is 1st and 3rd base (line through pitcher’s mound),
  • Ref will wait until a play is done, and call in favor of the defense in instances of a man-bunt, kicking in front of the plate, or too bouncy of a pitch- the kicker will not have the advantage.
  • Catcher cannot cross the encroachment line until the ball has been touched by the kicker.
  • Kicking box will extend one foot from each side of the plate.
  • Balls caught foul, are live.
  • If a ball is caught out of bounds it is a dead ball.
  • Head-first slidding is allowed.
  • No subs will be allowed unless there are extenuating circumstances that have been cleared prior to gameday by Kirsten.

Field Set-Up
 

  • 10 players on the field- 1 girl in the outfield, minimum- 4 on the field, if team is short a girl, team will play 1 player short on field- 9 players total
  • Out of play cones will be 20' off of 1st and 3rd bases
  • 60’ Baselines.
  • Each team will need to provide 2 line refs to help with at least 1 game.
  • Red Card- individual is thrown out of the game, if a team gets 2 individual red cards, the team will forfeit that game.
  • If a team needs a rule clarification, anyone can ask the ref, but refs reserve the right to restrict communication from players and to only allow team captains to converse with the ref.

Kicking:
 

  • No gender kicking line-up rules, but must have a minimum of 4 girls on team- if have less than 4 girls playing, team will take an automatic out at the bottom of the kicking order for each time your fourth girl would have kicked.
  • No man-bunting, girls can bunt
    • Bunting will be called if there is not a full leg extension, or if the ball doesn’t make it past the baseline with increasing velocity- ref discretion.
  • If up by 8 points, no bunting

Super Social:

  • Commitment line is at the bases- can’t cross the line until the ball is kicked.
  • Pitching: Ref discretion on what is too bouncy or fast (general guideline ball should take approx. 3 seconds to make it  from the pitcher’s mound to crossing the plate, and below the knee).

For Social (Competitive):

  • Pitching: Underhand or sidearm pitching only, speed doesn’t matter, ball must bounce twice by the time it gets to the plate, ball can’t be over your knee, have to have 1 foot on rubber when pitching.

Reffing:

  • Yellow card- warning for inappropriate conduct, poor sportsmanship, etc.
  • Red Card- individual is thrown out of the game, if a team gets 2 individual red cards, the team will forfeit that game.
  • Calls made by the ref are FINAL- there should be no side-line reffing (ahem- 1st base coaches should only be speaking to their players), unless you are an actual ref in the game- our refs are doing the best job they can and deserve the respect they have earned by volunteering to be in charge of a game.
  • If a team needs a rule clarification or have a complaint/explanation for a call, only the Captain and Co-Captain can ask the refs, it is ref discretion how strictly they enforce this, simple questions are always welcome, complaints have a due process- our refs are volunteers please treat them with the respect that they deserve!