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Oct. 8, 2014
RaptorPete
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: DH

My question is the ISA/ASA authorized use of a designated hitter. I can remember reading something about a DH in a softball rules/regulations book but I cannot find it again. Could someone please provide me with a reference and information about the use of a DH in Senior Softball. Personally I think that if a person cannot play defensively and can only bat and when they get to first base they require a substitute runner then they should not be allowed to play until they are healthy enough to compete in a total game. But anyway a reference, if there is one, to designated hitters would be appreciated.
Aug. 29, 2014
RaptorPete
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Foul Territory

Thank you very much JimmyG, B.J. and SSUSA Staff. I will forward this information to the powers to be who need to be enlightened. Again Thanks.
Aug. 27, 2014
RaptorPete
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Foul Territory

This is a new one for me. I've played a lot of softball over the years and have never had this situation come up. While batting, a player on the defensive team went and stood on the foul side of the left field line. Is this a legal position for an active defensive player to be in? I have always been under the assumption that, excluding the catcher, all players had to be in a position within the designated fair/foul boundaries of the ball field. Any rule references to this issue would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Peter Bryant
Largo, Florida
July 26, 2012
RaptorPete
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Strike or No Pitch

HJ, the base runner was at second base when the the batter walked. First base was open. Umpire called ball 4, batter went to first base and ball was thrown back to pitcher. Runner at second could not advance and was just milling around waiting for the pitcher to get in position to pitch to the next batter.
July 26, 2012
RaptorPete
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Strike or No Pitch

Gary 19, yes they did. Actually there was quite a heated arguement about the situation and thats why I'm inquiring as to what happens to the state of the game in a situation such as this. I haven't played softball as much as most people but I can remember always being told to throw the ball back into the pitcher, who had to be reasonably close to the pitchers mound, and that would effectively stop play. Play would then resume with the next pitch. Can you help me?
July 26, 2012
RaptorPete
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Strike or No Pitch

Senior Slowpitch Softball, another time-out/stop play situation.
With 1 out, a runner on second base, batter walks. Ball is thrown back to the pitcher. Meanwhile the runner at second base is casually walking around the base waiting for the next pitch to be made. Can the pitcher throw the ball to the second baseman in an attempt to "pick-off", if thats the correct terminology, before making a pitch to the next batter? I was always under the impression that throwing the ball back to the pitcher, at the pitchers mound, while waiting for the next batter was like calling an unofficial 'Time Out'. And until the next pitch to the batter was made, this stoppage of play was still in effect. Had a big brawl over this one. Any references to any ASA rules concerning this situation would be appreciated.
Thank you.

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