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Discussion: move up to 7 runs

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June 16, 2004
softballer
Men's 55
560 posts
move up to 7 runs
why don't the senior move it up to 7 runs per inning! 5 just sucks what do you all think?
June 16, 2004
Sweet P
Men's 60
169 posts
In my opinion going to 7 runs would benefit the stronger hitting teams, resulting in more teams being run ruled or playing fewer innings. The five run rules enables most teams to stay in the game during the early innings. It's almost impossible to get in 7 innings now, with the change you would be lucky to play 5 innings.
June 16, 2004
Senior11
9 posts
I could not agree with you more!. Especially in the preliminary rounds where you play 2 or 3 games to basically to get seeded for the double elimination rounds the next day. A lot of teams use 12, 13 or more batters in the line-up to get everyone playing time to get ready for the next day. With only 5 runs per inning the guys at the end of the order are lucky to get 2 at bats. Just make the game time limit 1hour and 15 min instead of an hour and there should be no problem getting the games in.
June 16, 2004
softballer
Men's 55
560 posts
i'm with you senior 11 we bat 12 most of the time! and it would be great to get more on a roll than 5 i know it's only 2 more but heck 5 batters and your done if it worked out right let hit and have more fun! jmo
June 16, 2004
MK39
Men's 50
333 posts
Softballer: I played in Las Vegas worlds 2 years ago with the rebels and the scores were like 35 to 34, 30 to 29. We did not play one 7 inning game, most were over in 5 but even the last guy in the order had 4 at bats. A lot of runs scored mens a lot of time used and at all the world tournaments i played before the 50's. there was never ever a time limit. There was a run rule but no time limit ever. For local play i think the higher level teams should be allowed to score more runs the the next level down a little bit less, etc, etc. If a triple a team can score 25 runs by just really good hitting, then again they might be more then just a triple a team. Now this is an idea just for local tournaments, worlds should be according to classifications already set. How about a scale according to caliber = Major and major + = 7 runs per inning and a 2 hr equalizer. Triple A = 5 runs per inning and a 1 hr equalizer. and double A = 4 runs per inning and all balls hit over the fence are singles. Increase the time limit to 1 hour 10 minutes and no warm up pitches except the 1st inning. Enforce the hustle in and hustle out thing and lets try for 7 innings. JMO
Mike Kelly Kelly's Sports 50 +
June 16, 2004
softballer
Men's 55
560 posts
thanks mk39 see you soon !
monta litle
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