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Discussion: Home Run Rule

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Jan. 17, 2014
8 posts
Home Run Rule
If a Major team is allowed 6 home runs, and a AAA team is allowed 3 home runs...How many home runs are allowed when a Major team plays a AAA team?
Jan. 17, 2014
Men's 50
505 posts
Jan. 17, 2014
356 posts

From what I understand you play 3 HR's and give them a choice of 11 fielders or 5 runs (in many tourneys they get all three). I strongly believe if in a case like this if the AAA team takes the 3 HR's they give up the other two options. If the Major team is handicapped in all three of these areas they are toast if the AAA team plays a good game.
Jan. 17, 2014
chico senior
Men's 60
77 posts
JamesLG - you play at whatever the lowest rated teams home run rules state. In the case given by INHOC3 you would play using AAA rules.
Jan. 17, 2014
356 posts

Thanks Chico:

Playing the lower lever HR rule is fine as long as you don't give them any of the other options.


Jan. 17, 2014
527 posts
Once you get to the 70s you always get your 11th defender regardless of any level situation etc.

Major teams are almost always superior over the AAAs. So your a major and you play a AAA at the 65 level or lower. You get reduced to 3 HRs. Now you take away their choice of either the 5 runs or 11th defender. You pound them by 15-25+ runs and your victory average goes way up. Now, on Monday morning you get the message, wecome to major plus.

All this stuff only applies to qualifers. You know, practice tournaments. It's where guys can try different swings, stances grips, play different positions. Who gives a rip. All you usually get is a freggin left over tee shirt from last year if you win.

None applies in the big ring tournaments when you are paired with equal level competition.

Jan. 18, 2014
1610 posts
Picture you being on a AAA team playing a major team and you choose the 5 run equalizer and in this game your the home team. It's the 6th inning and due to time limit it's the open inning. If the score is tied after the top half of the inning you don't even have to bat because you get the 1 run which gives you the win!!
That's the uniqueness of senior softball!!
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