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» RaptorPete: My question is the ISA/ASA authorized use of a designated hitter. I ...
      »AJC: If you can have 12 guys listed on your lineup card and of course ...
      »hitman: In ISSA and ASA 65 and over use 11 fielders and bat as many as ...
      »TimMcElroy: In Senior Softball, we have an EH (Extra Hitter) which allows a ...
3 Oct. 8, 2014 648

Face masks required

» cal50: I myself am glad to see face masks required. In young man's ball ...
0 Oct. 8, 2014 564

When there is no double bag at first

» Webbie25: This happened at Boulder City this weekend. We had no double bag and ...
0 Oct. 6, 2014 554

Baserunner Retreating

» OmahaChuck: Apologies in advance if this has been answered before (I checked the ...
      »Garocket: Home plate is the only base that you cannot retreat to. In that ...
      »stever: Stop and think about the umpires decision. What is a baserunner ...
      »titanhd: I've seen this called as well.I believe that the umpire call was ...
      »stick8: In young mans ball, USSSA specifically, it's legal. I might be ...
      »JackZ_SLC: From the SSUSA rulebook, rule 8.3 a runner is out when: H. When ...
      »OmahaChuck: Thanks everybody. As you can tell, we have answers on both sides of ...
      »JackZ_SLC: From how I read and understand it, the BATTER would be out and all ...
      »TimMcElroy: JackZ_SLC Section 8.3 of the SSUSA rulebook refers to the ...
      »Garocket: Tim if that is the way it it writing in SSUSA that is good and it ...
9 Sept. 10, 2014 1005

40+ player with no teams aroun my state!!!!

» chump1993: I'm sure this has all been discussed before, but why do players on a ...
0 Sept. 10, 2014 567

SSUSA TRANSGENDER ATHLETES POLICY REVISED

» SSUSA Staff: Upon reviewing the International Olympic Committee (I.O.C.) ...
0 Sept. 4, 2014 993

You Make the Call - Infield Fly

» Sisavic: Men on 1st and 2nd with no outs. Batter hits high pop behind 2nd ...
      »B.J.: i wrote this scenario up and sent it to the national uic about 7yrs ...
      »stick8: That umpire blew it!! Once the call is made that's it, it stands no ...
      »paul0784: Correct call stick8. Should have been batter is out and runners are ...
      »BruceinGa: Similar to the situation in Birmingham, umpire calls strike but when ...
      »stick8: Bruce did that really happen? Egads!!
      »BruceinGa: yes, it did. She was constantly laughing and giggling, so much that ...
      »stick8: Bruce that is a first for me.
      »BruceinGa: Stick, we were well in control of the game so we didn't complain. We ...
      »stick8: Bruce, if I found out one of the umpires in my crew did that they ...
9 Sept. 2, 2014 1188

You Make the Call - Crash at Second Base

» Sisavic: Batter hits the ball into left center. He rounds 1st and heads for ...
      »B.J.: 1st call....if B/R was going for a double, why was fielder standing ...
      »stick8: I'm not certain the situations you describe were in senior ball or ...
      »Fred S: Stick*: Your right but the problem comes in ump making the safe ...
      »mad dog: fred on the veering off sets the runner up for being called for ...
      »B.J.: GETTING AN OUT AT 2ND BASE.... lets remember that the bag belongs to ...
      »stick8: Fred I have to admit I've never seen that call made either. Even if ...
6 Sept. 2, 2014 1049

Thrown Ball

» Softballer48: Set-Up: Runners on 1st and 2nd; Batter hits a ground ball into the ...
      »Softballer48: Should have said interference by the on deck batter, causing the ball ...
      »Softballer48: SSUSA Staff.....PLEASE comment on this!
      »stick8: Had a similar play umpiring a USSSA C nit a couple years ago. Runners ...
      »B.J.: I dont like automatic bail out calls...If the ball was thrown that ...
      »B.J.: let me add one thing to that scenario...many times in tour ball the ...
      »stick8: BJ it's not a bailout call at all. Its designed to protect the ...
      »B.J.: because if he was standing in the on deck circle where he belongs and ...
      »baseballbill: What if it hits the base coach, What is the ruling??????
      »B.J.: if the base coach is in his designated coaches box and in my ...
      »paul0784: The on deck batter has the right to be on the field as well as the ...
      »Softballer48: paul0784: I thought the same as you.....There was no intent by the ...
      »titanhd: Hi Stick. I beg to differ on your opinion.The ball is immediately ...
      »whiterice: On deck batter is legally on deck. My opinion is dead ball when it ...
      »whiterice: How can he call the batter out when he hit a single ?
      »titanhd: whiterice. I agree .
      »stick8: Titanhd I cited what the rule is in a USSSA game. Your correct, upon ...
16 Aug. 30, 2014 991

Foul Territory

» RaptorPete: This is a new one for me. I've played a lot of softball over the ...
      »JimmyG: From SSUSA rule book 6.8(1) • PITCHER DELIVERING THE BALL The ...
      »JimmyG: 6.11(1) • PENALTY FOR ILLEGAL PITCHES Any infraction of §6.3 through ...
      »B.J.: JimmyG....correct rule but a pitcher should never get called for an ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Agreed B.J. ... The background on why it's an "illegal pitch" in slow ...
      »RaptorPete: Thank you very much JimmyG, B.J. and SSUSA Staff. I will forward this ...
5 Aug. 29, 2014 1009

OFFICIAL SOFTBALLS • SSUSA Rulebook §3.5

» SSUSA Staff: There have been some recent competition issues and inquiries about ...
0 Aug. 27, 2014 1905

4 base error andrequired runner advancement

» tscs000: Bases loaded and ball is hit to the fence and hits glove of ...
      »SSUSA Staff: A "Four Base Award" [Rulebook §8.4(7) on page 45] is to be treated ...
      »tscs000: Thank you for the clarification. Something didn't seem right about ...
      »L: What would happen if the ball does not go over the fence what I have ...
      »SSUSA Staff: L ... Incorrect ... In your hypothetical, you have a live ball just ...
      »taits: First post is also referred to as an assisted HR. Thereby no ...
      »L: I guess I should have said he throws his glove and hits the ball ...
      »SSUSA Staff: L ... See Rulebook §8.4(10)C. (page 46) for this scenario ... "...The ...
      »B.J.: Staff...OP was confusing...I also thought the batted ball went off ...
      »SSUSA Staff: B.J. ... Yes ... Four-base-award if, in umpire's judgment, the ball ...
9 Aug. 26, 2014 1045

You Make the Call

» DCPete: Happened at the ISSA tournament in Virginia last weekend. Runners on ...
      »Joncon: IFR not in effect. The player can't make the play with ordinary ...
      »Joncon: And the verbal declaration was alikely the deciding factor but ...
      »southernson: IMHO the verbal declaration by the 3B has nothing to do with the IFR ...
      »stick8: To answer the questions: 1)I call infield fly as soon as I ...
      »DCPete: Thanks for the replies; sounds like the ump blew the call since he ...
      »B.J.: INF should be called at the peak of the hit, if the tour. was using ...
      »stick8: This is what it says in the SSUSA rules about failure to call infield ...
      »B.J.: stick, I would say that after the defense argued the no call on the ...
      »GordieLew: The purpose of the IFR is to protect the runners on base. In this ...
      »Garocket: BJ If runners on 1st and 3rd there would be no infield fly rule. ...
      »B.J.: Garocket...Rule...1.37 • INTENTIONALLY DROPPED FLY BALL If a fielder ...
      »stick8: BJ your answer is correct!! Here's the SSUSA rule on intentional ...
      »Garocket: The one addition that I wish the associations would make is. If the ...
      »stick8: Garocket I understand the principle your getting at but having ...
      »OZZIE#8: the ump blew it.once the ump calls it,that's what it is. if not ...
15 Aug. 23, 2014 1152

Interference or not

» rightrj1: .....Runner on 1st one out…. ground ball hit to the 1st basemen…. 1st ...
      »swing for the fences : I would say no call for accidental contact... Baserunner at that ...
      »B94: I don't think there has to be intent for interference to be called.
      »STL0: That doesn't seem like a plausible scenario. Did that actually ...
      »rightrj1: STLO...Yes this actually occurred.....Anything Is possible....The way ...
      »rightrj1: Swing let's have that Beer in Vegas!
      »swing for the fences : sounds good!
      »STL0: Thanks swing...I always knew I was smart :). After all I did finish ...
7 Aug. 18, 2014 1013

Strangest play I have ever seen

» Garocket: This past weekend this happened and after I dug deeper the umpire was ...
      »Fred S: There are umps out there that know what they are doing.
      »BudLeftField: I would have thought that since 2 runs had already scored before the ...
      »Garocket: It is but kind of tricky It says that if the third out of an inning ...
      »Paul P: In a similar situation in a Florida Half Century Tournament, runners ...
      »swing for the fences : should of been out no run scored just like the first post! runner ...
      »B.J.: its a force out .....no runs scored.....again why dont UIC's answer ...
      »Webbie25: It is a strange play , but I have actually seen it happen twice. I ...
      »jrhunch: two runs should have counted.the out between third and home was the ...
      »Garocket: Wrong the appeal is a time play that makes the 3rd out on the apeall
      »B.J.: Garocket...not all appeal plays are time plays. If a runner is ...
      »jrhunch: if there was a runner on first and third and one out and fly ball to ...
      »B.J.: jrhunch you are correct on your first scenario with runner returning ...
      »jrhunch: b.j. i was talking about garockets situation i believe the ump made ...
      »jrhunch: b.j. paul p was right in his situation run should not been allowed to ...
      »jrhunch: b.j. i am saying that in garockets situation that 2 runs scored ...
      »jrhunch: i wouldn't bet on it though
      »BudLeftField: Hi jrhunch-I agree with you. That is exactly the point I made in my ...
      »Garocket: Just going by the rule book If the 3rd out of the inning is a force ...
      »Garocket: Sec. 5. ONE RUN SHALL BE SCORED each time a base runner legally ...
      »B.J.: per the O/P by Garocket...below is a rules supplement from ASA...The ...
      »jrhunch: b.j and garocket i also went to usssa book and garocket is right.that ...
      »paul0784: If the umpire made the out call at any base and it was a force out no ...
22 Aug. 18, 2014 2153

Pick up player rules

» sftblfinatic50: Hello, I was playing in a game last night and the other team had to ...
      »BruceinGa: Sounds as if this is a local rule. SSUSA and other senior ...
1 Aug. 15, 2014 733

WHY SEVEN RUNS PER INNING?

» DD: Coming down to my last weekend on vacation in San Diego...and with ...
      »Dbax: Have to agree with all of this.
      »SSUSA Staff: Then you both with be "at odds" with the Major+ players who proposed, ...
      »softball4b: Now that Webbie is playing with you, I expect that is worth 7 run an ...
      »DD: El Staffo---at odds....???...decidely so. Those players who ...
      »SSUSA Staff: It was "their theory", maybe one not supported by the facts when the ...
      »Mango: SSUSA- Thanks for listening! The higher the runs per inning the ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Mango ... The principal "detail point" in the debate surrounding the ...
      »Mango: SSUSA Staff- Right!!!! I agree with that point as well! More runs per ...
      »swing for the fences : I find it interesting that DD points out how Major plus doesn't score ...
      »stick8: Mango was that you that booted that double play ball? lol Sorry, ...
      »taits: Swing... My money would be on neither of those. but rather it would ...
      »Mango: Hey Stick, I'm doing well, thanks. How about you? Who are you ...
      »stick8: Mango, things are well. I'm still with OKI and yes we plan on playing ...
      »Webbie25: Dennis-on this one I have to disagree with you. I know the scores ...
      »DD: As I said starting this thread, I've been on vacation and unable to ...
      »Tim Millette: Why I think it should be five..... The main reason there is any ...
16 Aug. 5, 2014 1871

QUESTION FOR SSUSA STAFF ON RULE 14,2 (4)- C AGE GROUP 75

» armiho211: RULE QUESTION : WHY SUCH A DRASTIC CHANGE ON THE 75 AGE GROUP ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The underage player allowances were instituted several years ago when ...
      »armiho211: SSUSA- thanks for your prompt response, I can understand now why ...
2 Aug. 4, 2014 802

player classification

» TwinMotors: I recently ran into a player classification problem in my playing ...
      »stattad: Seems ridiculous to me. Hopefully the staff will chime in...
      »gott2play: SSUSA...specifically George, TwinMotors makes very valid case for ...
      »rightrj1: TwinMotors, this a classic example of SSUSA...specifically ...
      »Enviro-Vac: There is actually another 60M team that borders WA and plays lots of ...
      »glovedad: Twin Motors...from personal experience/frustrations as well as from ...
      »Jawood: There are a lot of players and teams that try to get away with ...
6 Aug. 1, 2014 1508

snowbird rules

» docsoc70: Can u explain if a player in on a team from May thru Nov and then ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The player's "home state" is the state of his primary residence ...
1 July 24, 2014 680
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