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Outfielder caught a flyball with a first baseman mitt?

» JT25: I was playing in the Cinco De Mayo softball tournament this weekend ...
      »OZ40: I believe the only players that can legally use a mitt as opposed to ...
      »B94: To the best of my knowledge when a catch is made with an illegal ...
      »JT25: That sounds right but I didn't see that in the rule book. Thanks
      »mad dog: mmm...i thought they had changed that rule where you could wear any ...
      »Garocket: Not sure about Senior softball but ASA Rule states I am almost ...
      »taits: Look at 3.6 or at least it is in the 2010 book. I did not look here ...
      »taits: 3.6 is same but added dimensions to glove\mitt. IMO any one should ...
      »JT25: 3.6 Gloves may be worn by any player, but mitts may be used only by ...
      »mad dog: garocket...yes it was changed a few years back by ASA.....
      »Dancer: I am curious, even though I have a regular glove, but why would a ...
      »txnighttrain: I found the definition for illegal catch at 1.34 and then rule 3.6 ...
      »B.J.: only 1st baseman and catchers can use a mitt in SSUSA...the batter is ...
      »Q19: 3.6 • GLOVES Gloves may be worn by any player, but mitts may be used ...
13 May 10, 2015 1198

Southwest Championship

» cv elite: We were playing a game Sunday morning after the rain delay. Wefound ...
      »Nancy Allen: I never heard anyone curse out a rule book before, but now I have. ...
      »cv elite: We did but nothing was happening so I had to go to Dave.
      »Marv19: Ok lets get the record straight. The ASA ROCK that I know is a 44/375 ...
      »tattooball: The difference between the rock and the ssusa trump ball is 2 ...
      »Marv19: Tattooball: Kevin to be clear your comparison above is between the ...
      »tattooball: Yes
      »jimperry19: Is punctuation not allowed in Senior Softball? Wow.
      »tattooball: No. I only finished the 9th grade but I get along pretty well.
      »Dbax: I'm pretty sure he's referring to the first post. Lol!
9 May 6, 2015 971

new umps

» garyheifner: For Staff and TDs I have found it common to have a new ump or an ...
      »Nancy Allen: Gary, you are very correct. I present it to our umpires as "It is ...
      »Rich33: UICs and TDs... I'm sanctioned and worked in 5 assoc. ASA, NSA, ...
      »Nancy Allen: Rich, it would probably be better for you to contact the individual ...
      »Rich33: Thanks Nancy. I'll contact each director for each tourney we'll be ...
      »Nancy Allen: I sure wish that you could have done the two games that the golf ...
      »Rich33: Nancy. I was going to ask but didn't know if same division as us - ...
      »Nancy Allen: Thank you. I take a lot of pride in umpiring. It is also easier for ...
      »Rich33: You bet. And yep, we were on deck above. I hugged you Sun morn. ...
      »Nancy Allen: I wish that you had told me that you were Rich33. I guess my handle ...
      »Rich33: Thanks Nancy - same here.
10 May 5, 2015 817

obstructed base

» Pahoa Boy: We had a problem with a call at Saturdays game. Runner on first ran ...
      »Garocket: I think you would have to revert back to Rule 10 section 1 in the ASA ...
      »curty: SSUSA has addressed this issue @ rule 8.6. This states that a runner ...
2 May 1, 2015 563

obstructed base

» umpire 14: No need to use the umpire has authority to make decisions on rules ...
      »umpire 14: No need to use the umpire has authority to make decisions on rules ...
1 April 29, 2015 379

How Many Major players can play on a AAA team

» deep14: Would like to know if a AAA team can take on two major players from a ...
      »paul0784: I believe it is up to 3 M players....
      »deep14: Great thank you
      »DieselDan: You can have more than three of the next higher level on the team, ...
3 April 28, 2015 482

rules

» poodass: how is it possible for 5 major plus players to be on a major team , ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Roster composition and eligibility rules are covered in SSUSA ...
1 April 19, 2015 650

Rating Question

» DOLFAN: I'm currently a 50 Major Plus player this year. Next year I am ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Yes
      »gott2play: SSUSA Staff, Is your "yes" response the only answer, or is it ...
      »SSUSA Staff: It was the only appropriate answer to the question as posed ... If ...
      »DOLFAN: @Tony..thanks, you bring up a good point. If I would only play in 55 ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Not sure "negotiated" is the right word, but individual facts and ...
      »titanhd: Would it be allowed that a 50 major team drop and play 55AAA? Entire ...
      »softball4b: Maybe 45 AAA
      »SSUSA Staff: titanhd: Nope, but a 50-Major team, assuming all players are 55-age ...
      »17Black: I am looking around on this web-site and cannot find it BUT doesn't ...
      »SSUSA Staff: 17Black - The Team Ratings Index (R/I) chart is available from the ...
      »rightrj1: DolFan, I'm 57 and rated as a 50 Major + player, I wanted to play 55 ...
      »17Black: SSUSA Staff THABNK YOU yes that's the chart I was referencing ...
      »SSUSA Staff: You're welcome! ... We revised the chart this morning to add the ...
      »17Black: Thanks again and LOL If you would have told me at age 25 I would ...
      »swing for the fences : @rightrj1, who you kidding.. you don't go from 50+ to 55 major.. you ...
      »Michigan Vet: So if I read the chart correctly, a 62 year old that played 55 major ...
      »Fabe: Went thru this myself…58 yrs young, playing 50 Majors…but can't be ...
      »grayhitter59: Michigan,as a major player you can play AAA but the team can only ...
      »rightrj1: Hey Swing, I'm OLD! my skills have left me and I'm still being ...
      »swing for the fences : RJ,, I will have to get you a walker and a Cane and a bunch of ...
      »Tim Millette: RJ, don't feel like your alone... you do know Swing is under ...
      »Nancy Allen: Our 80s players told me that pain is God's way of reminding us that ...
      »swing for the fences : PMSL@ Tim Millette
      »Tim Millette: Does PMSL stand for P iss M iddle S izzling L iners?😄
      »swing for the fences : No, but if you ask your old buddy I'm sure he would fabricate a ...
      »cal50: Whatever happened to Einstein, is he still playing?
      »Tim Millette: Einstein is still "occupying" the SF softball leagues. He's ...
      »BruceinGa: Einstein is one of the best!!
      »Lefty: That's great to hear about Einstein. Met him 4 or 5 years in Dalton, ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Swing reluctant to go middle on Einstein? That seems unlikely. Good ...
      »swing for the fences : Ha, turtleman... I only hit Einstein once, in a league game about 4 ...
      »1billyd: To Staff, if I understand the ratings/index chart, if I am a 70 major ...
      »SSUSA Staff: 1billyd - When you matriculate to the next higher age group, you ...
33 April 11, 2015 2975

Fair of foul, I need help

» cuda65: In adult ASA play, not senior but it may apply. Batter hits a ground ...
      »DMac: Fair
      »Devil Dog: Cuda65...in the scenario that you have provided...the correct ruling ...
      »SSUSA Staff: We fully concur with DevilDog's (excellent) analysis ...
      »cuda65: Thanks Devil Dog. My question then is why would it be an umpires ...
      »Garocket: every call is either a judgment call or a rule interputation. once ...
      »cuda65: Garocket,,, Thank, That answered the questions.
6 April 3, 2015 700

state directors changing rules

» voodoo sports: wanted some feedback so I will paint the picture. played in ...
      »Benji4: I'm assuming the director was Rick Seifman? If so enough ...
      »Dbax: It's time for teams in Arizona and visiting states to wise up and ...
      »VOODOOSPORTS: Although Rick is the state director I did not speak with him. ...
      »Nancy Allen: VDS, the best way to handle this is to contact the office directly, ...
      »Benji4: DC You left out the parts that if he thinks you are too good a ...
5 March 12, 2015 1182

2015-16 OFFICIAL SSUSA RULEBOOK AVAILABLE ONLINE

» SSUSA Staff: The 2015-16 edition of the Official SSUSA Rulebook is now available ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The following is a list of 2015-16 Rulebook changes made (other than ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The 2015-16 Official Senior Softball-USA Rulebook has been delivered ...
2 Feb. 18, 2015 3148

PITCHER'S MANDATED MINIMUM SAFETY EQUIPMENT

» B.J.: STAFF...the pitchers safety rule has been reworded again....(6.17 • ...
      »Robo2: I have no problem with this wording. Mandated unless one provides ...
      »SSUSA Staff: B.J. - Please carefully re-read the provisions of Rulebook §6.17 and ...
      »B.J.: STAFF: thx for the explanation of the above rules....sorry for my ...
3 Feb. 8, 2015 1009

Facing one batter

» cuda65: I witnessed this I believe in Phoenix this past year at the World`s. ...
      »BruceinGa: The same happened to me in the late 80's. It's an old ASA rule and ...
      »SSUSA Staff: January 30, 2015 - B.J. - 72 posts there is nothing wrong with the ...
      »Fred S: I seen that called in a tournament in Canada about 13 yrs ago. I ...
      »Garocket: The most outlandish rule I ever seen was in 1979 ASA, think it only ...
      »neck10: yea that trick was learned fast
      »cuda65: SSUSA Staff: I realize that in order to save time, there are no warm ...
      »SSUSA Staff: We don't have an opinion on the narrowly structured fact pattern you ...
      »stick8: Staff if I may add one more to your list: --no throwing the ball ...
      »B.J.: cuda65....if in the pre-game meeting the umpires stated there will be ...
      »cuda65: B.J., the ball we were throwing around was the game ball. It seems ...
      »garyheifner: good point BJ. Maybe the ump should have had to sit out one batter ...
      »Nancy Allen: Of course I would have to have been there to really be sure, but the ...
      »Jawood: Regarding the staff's suggestions to maximize playing time ... "Have ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Most field directors distribute the entire day's game cards to the ...
      »B.J.: while we are are on the subject of time...here's some reasons that ...
      »SSUSA Staff: B.J. - Here's another very frequent, and avoidable, time wasting ...
      »Omar Khayyam: SSUSA Staff, I agree with the perception that teams stop hustling as ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Omar ... I thought I wrote "...those last two innings often take as ...
18 Feb. 1, 2015 1790

Home Run

» Arniek: Batter hits a ball over the fence( Home Run) what base must he touch? ...
      »crusher: Hit and Sit. When I know it is gone, I just take a look and walk to ...
      »E6 in AZ: No need to hit first base, I understand that. But .... do you want ...
      »B.J.: if the B/R does run to 1st base he can touch either bag, and if the ...
      »OZ40: It might depend on the association. I hit one out last year at the ...
      »stick8: Here's the rule for SSUSA: "the home run batter need only touch ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Stick8 - The rule you quoted is from the last "printed" full Rulebook ...
      »stick8: Excellent, thanks for the correction!! Hit and sit is a much better ...
      »SSUSA Staff: It's already here on the web site stick8 ... From TOURNAMENTS - RULES ...
      »Webbie25: Let's see, when I started the game you had to run out all home runs, ...
      »bucs15: Webbie25 I remember those days when you ran all home runs out,but you ...
      »DCPete: Hard to understand how a lot of players are still opposed to the 1 - ...
      »E4/E6: Mark, no need wasting time walking to the plate, when its your turn ...
      »Webbie25: E4/E6, I guess we could even go one step further-at the beginning of ...
      »LeeLee50: WOW
14 Jan. 28, 2015 1693

Pitcher safety screens.

» KennyB: Are there any rules regarding placement of the pitchers safety scree? ...
      »B.J.: senior softball doesn't really recognize the use of pitcher safety ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Pitcher safety screens are more common in senior softball league play ...
      »B.J.: here is a rule that was written for a senior league ...
      »DCPete: Actually there already has been some toning down of the bat/ball ...
      »Fred S: B.J.: That are basically the same rules we use with a couple of ...
      »Grimmie: I'm 52 pitched for 3 years I'm done pitching. Played Major & Major ...
      »Lefty: We have a screen for the pitcher in our rec. league. If batter hits ...
      »E6 in AZ: Would this work ? (Please don't plaster me with hatred for I am just ...
      »Omar Khayyam: DCPete, it depends on where you play. In Northern California Senior ...
      »Omar Khayyam: E6 in AZ, the two line solution would certainly make things safer, ...
      »UMBACH: I play in four league's they all use screens I think if a association ...
      »stick8: I play in a 55+ daytime league and teams have the option of using a ...
      »DCPete: You're right OK, we've never used the Baden Fire in our area & have ...
      »Grimmie: Love talking about softball lots of different opinions. Lets face we ...
      »LP: so next would be a screen for a third baseman then the second ...
      »tg69: Grimmie.Where you from? Louisville by any chance?
      »Omar Khayyam: LP, you're right. With our current hot composite plus lively ball, ...
      »swing for the fences : 60 plus year old blastin away at the Middle... PMSL Turtle man.. ...
      »Grimmie: Yes tg69 form Louisville Ky, And no one ever said anything about ...
      »tg69: grimmie, we played your team in the finals 35 over state couple years ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Swing, purely anecdotal. Certainly true for our third base infielders ...
      »Grimmie: Love Senior ball tg69 great format, I remember Mr Goatley was hitting ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Grimmie, I play in the West—California, Reno, Vegas, Oregon, St. ...
      »swing for the fences : Hey Omar,, we will see you next year,same place.. As far as the hot ...
      »Fabe: Omar next time follow your instincts n come to the Tropics...will ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Fabe, I know about the great Hawaii weather because I've been there. ...
      »garyheifner: My team got one for batting practice. If you don't have one for your ...
      »Enviro-Vac: Omar - regarding bats. I would play with either metal or composite ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Enviro-Vac, I am more focussed on composite bats rather than metal ...
      »Sparky.1: Very well stated Omar, very well stated!
      »AJC: Omar, we also play in NCSSA, we average 14 tourneys a year. One of ...
      »JBTexas : Omar, I would like to know were you saw a report that Texas has a ...
      »Omar Khayyam: JBTexas, the discussion on this site a few years back was about ...
33 Jan. 3, 2015 2165
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SSUSA RULES COMMITTEE • 2014 Actions & Minutes

» SSUSA Staff: The 2014 SSUSA Rules Committee sessions at the Annual Convention in ...
0 Dec. 5, 2014 3312

Are walks hits in Senior Softball?

» NewRuleSC: I am having some controversy on my team. After playing this past ...
      »gott2play: NewRuleSC, What you're talking about us OBP (on-base percentage). ...
      »bkb555: it is more a team decision....since batting averages are sometimes ...
      »Enviro-Vac: In baseball proper scoring gives a walk a walk and not a hit. ...
      »stattad: You should keep both. I always provide stats to our players, and we ...
      »coop3636: It saves lots of time and effort (and arguments about if it was an ...
      »BruceinGa: I agree "It saves lots of time and effort (and arguments about if it ...
      »crusher: Agree with coop3636 99.9%. I call it BA as OBP has to many ...
      »joel 1975: some guys want take a walk because it dosent help there average, ...
      »NewRuleSC: Thanks for the feedback. I am gong to let this one be a team decision.
      »stick8: I used to think walks shouldn't be hits until I played on this one ...
      »stattad: You can do anything you want, but keep in mind that in baseball when ...
      »crusher: stattad - The good thing slo-pitch is not baseball. The 90' bases ...
      »BruceinGa: Stattad, would feel better if we called a walk or an error as "on ...
      »crusher: Bruce, U R still to YOUNG to really appreciate a walk. LOL James
      »BruceinGa: Crusher, walks are good if you have confidence in your teammate that ...
      »garyheifner: Slow pitch is a hitters game. However, if you have the poise to lay ...
      »tg69: Walks score runs. I had rather take a walk than to hit a solo homerun ...
      »HJ: The reality is that BA; OBP and Slugging average all have validity ...
      »Duke: I am not going to get into how to compute batting average, on-base ...
      »joel 1975: walks r very important if you have a punch hitter who's only going to ...
      »Brock: I agree with the majority of you in that On Base Percentage is a very ...
      »neck10: stick that's the right call, walks are just as good as single's some ...
      »stick8: Brock and neck good points!! Another poster put it properly. There's ...
      »Lefty: My coach and me didn't really agree with what's a hit or error. ...
      »hurler: stick how's Bobby Stew doin???????????????
      »stick8: Hurler, Stewie is doing very well. He is pretty much back to his ...
      »Webbie25: I have to agree with the guys that count it as a hit.There really is ...
      »laramie55: Personally, I don't keep track of my batting avg. I see that what ...
      »fever: the teams I've played for have counted walks as hits, errors as hits, ...
      »DoubleL10: Vern, I agree 100% with what you said. Our game is about OBA which ...
      »Webbie25: Vern-great to see you back on the board-how is your shoulder doing? ...
      »Igotit: How about this one too. If you hit into a double play, it should cost ...
      »BruceinGa: lgotit, looks as if you didn't read my post earlier. 25 post up, I ...
      »Stretch14: Just a way to pad the average.
      »tg69: just a way to help you win a game.Sometimes EGOs are more important ...
      »fever: hi webbie.just got home from therapy.shoulder is coming along fine. I ...
36 Dec. 1, 2014 2510

Elegiblity

» Ceres: Can a AAA player move to a AA team if his AAA team folded and there ...
      »taits: Yes, but there are consequences for the "team" as for your playing ...
      »Ceres: taits, I don't completely understand your reply. We have a AA ...
      »chico senior: Unless the rule has changed you can have up to 3 players from the ...
      »Duke: Ceres, Mr. Tait answered more than you asked for. Simply put, as a ...
      »titanhd: Ceres. The simple answer is yes as long as he does not cause that 5 ...
5 Nov. 18, 2014 1140

commit line between third and home

» Jetboy: I'm not sure how universal this rule is but we have a committ line ...
      »taits: Commit line is supposed to be 20 feet from home plate. Once you cross ...
      »taits: Forgot to add, if you do cross back (try to go back to 3rd base) ...
      »Nancy Allen: In the Summit's rules comparison, it looks like 20 feet in all but ...
      »Jetboy: "Forgot to add, if you do cross back (try to go back to 3rd base) ...
      »jca_BelAir: I know this is an old thread; I ran across it while investigating ...
      »paul0784: with the new 70' bases the commitment line is now 30' from home ...
6 Nov. 18, 2014 3094

Age Groups

» Max56: Why doesn't the age grouping start on July 1st? If a player doesn't ...
      »taits: I do not believe they do... You can play the age group of interest ...
      »Max56: If player A turns 65 in January and player B turns 65 in December ...
      »curveball: Max, player A and player B both get to play 65's on the exact same ...
      »Max56: If the player is 64 in Dec. and the other player is 64 in Jan. the ...
      »AJC: That is correct Max. It can be a difference in age as little as 1 ...
5 Nov. 17, 2014 953
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