Babe Ruth Softball Rules

UpdatedMonday January 20, 2020 byMeridian Youth Baseball.

Babe Ruth Softball Rules

 

Other than the exceptions noted in these amendments, the current year Babe Ruth Softball Rules and Regulations will be followed.

  • First Aid Kit: All coaches shall have a first aid kit.  Assume all body fluids are contaminated and protect yourself and others accordingly.
  • Season Play: Every participant shall play a minimum of six defensive outs and one at-bat during each game.  While this is the league minimum, each manager is strongly encouraged to exceed this rule as much as possible.  All coaches and scorekeepers must be informed before the game of any disciplinary actions and this shall be noted in the scorebook.  Failure to meet the minimum play requirements shall be subject to protest by the opposing team and could result in a forfeit.  The minimum play requirement does not apply to the game is shortened for any reason.  (Note: If the last half inning of a complete game is not played because the home team is ahead, it DOES NOT count as a shortened game.)
  • Validation may be required by the Babe Ruth District Commissioner regarding protests.  Such validation shall be requested within 24 hours.  Due to time limits on games, you may want to put your substitutes in at the top of the third inning.
  • Game Balls: Each team will furnish one new or “like new” game ball to the umpire during the pre-game warm-up.  Game balls will be returned to the respective coaches at the end of the game.
  • On Deck Circles: The on deck batter may only occupy the on-deck circle to the rear of the current batter, regardless of which bench/dugout her team occupies.
  • Run Rule: The 15-run rule after three innings, and 10-run rule after four innings will be in effect for U12 and U14/U16 divisions.