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2023 Fastpitch Rules

2023 Summer Fastpitch Rules for All Age Groups

2023 SUMMER AGE GROUP DETERMINATION BY 12/31/2022

8U
DOB YEAR 2014 AND LATER (2014, 2015, & 2016)

10U
2012 & 2013

12U
2010 & 2011

14U
2008 & 2009

HS
2007, 2006 & 2005
All Age Groups for Summer Leagues

  •          6:15 Start Time.    All Games are 7 innings or 65 minutes. 
  •          League Play games can end in a tie.   If the score is tied after 65 minutes in the second game ONLY, teams may play one international  tie breaker if conditions (light, etc) permit.
  •          Host team is responsible for entering scores within 24 hours of completion of game.  Host team is considered Home Team  for both games.
  •          Games are not official until after 3 innings, or 2-1/2 if the home team is ahead.
  •          On deck batters may be placed to the back of the batter for safety purposes.
  •          All teams are required to bat the roster for league play.   8's, 10s and 12s roster bat. 14, 16 and 18s in qualifiers bat 9 dp flex.   Courtesy  runners may be used for the pitcher, catcher or an injured player.   Courtesy runners are the last out, or the last player due to bat this inning if no outs.
  •          Teams must notify opponent a minimum of 2 hours before game time if a rescheduling or cancellation is required, or the game will be recorded as a forfeit.

8U and 10U

  • 5 Runs per inning.   This will hold through the league tournament and State tournament.
  • 35’ pitching distance

12U

  • 5 runs per inning - regular games.  Not valid in tournaments
  • 40’ pitching distance

 

14U/HS

  • 43’ pitching distance
  • May wear metal cleats

BIG WEST LEAGUE RULES

Please click on the link for the BIG WEST LEAGUE rules

http://fastpitch.mnsoftball.com/bylaws