Co-ed Softball Modifications

Co-ed Softball (60 min and 75 mins) will follow the softball rules, with the following modifications

Team Lineup:

  • 10 players in the field (4 female minimum). No more than 6 males in field at any time.
  • 8 or 9 players are acceptable for play (5 or 6 men & 3 women, or any other combination with at least 3 females) with a one (1) out assessment that should be placed in the batting lineup for each missing player prior to the captain’s roster exchange.
  • All roster players may be in the batting lineup (no more than 2 males can bat in a row), regardless if they play in the field. No player (male or female) can be in the batting lineup more than once (e.g. females batting twice in a lineup to bat more male players is not allowed). Any lineup modifications to the batting lineup (substitutions, additions, insertion of late arrivals, etc.) must be shared with opposing team captain.
  • Injured players: when a player is injured during game play you may replace them in the lineup (male for male, female for female) if you have extra players not already playing in the field (straight substitution). If this is not possible, the team is assessed an out at the injured player’s spot in the lineup. Opposing team may also loan a player if they so choose.

Game Play:

  • Base on balls or walks equal advancement to 1st base (same for males & females), EXCEPT with two outs, when a male player is walked and a female batter is on deck, he is awarded 2nd base and the female batter has the option to hit or accept a walk to 1st base prior to her first pitch. When a male is walked, and a male batter is on deck he is
    only awarded 1st base.
  • If a team is playing shorthanded (i.e. taking an out for a missing player) and the batter before the missing player is walked, whether intentionally or not, the missing player is STILL counted as an out whether it is the 1st, 2nd or 3rd out of that inning. Keep in mind that if the walk forces runners to advance, those advancements take place before the automatic out. Example: Runner 1 on 3rd base, Runner 2 on 2nd base with 2 outs. Male batter up to bat and a missing female spot in lineup follows him. He is walked intentionally or unintentionally. By rule with 2 outs and a female spot follows a male in the lineup, and he is walked, he is awarded 2nd base. When he advances to 2nd base, he forces Runner 2 to advance to 3rd base and Runner 1 to home, scoring a run. Once those advancements are properly made (all bases must be touched or the defense may properly appeal a runner missing a base) time is called and the 3rd out is called. In the same scenario if the missing player was a male, the male batter is awarded only 1st base with no runners being forced to advance. To keep the game moving with 2 outs, if no runners will be forced to advance to home in "walk" scenario, simply declare the 3rd out and move on to the next 1/2 inning.
  • One (1) courtesy runner per gender may be used each Β½ inning. (males for males, females for females).
  • No home run limit.