Want to start playing softball or find a team? Want more practice and work on fundamentals? On a coed team and tired of getting exiled to right field or catcher every game? Frustrated with only getting three at bats each game or getting whooped by a stacked team in the alleged 'casual' division?
Our group is all about fun, competitive, friendly softball! We play a 9-inning scrimmage nearly every weekend. We randomly pick two teams and start playing. We often do batting practice after the games too.
About our scrimmages:
Warm up starts at 11 a.m. and we try to start games by 11:15 a.m. Games typically wrap up before 1 p.m.
Who should join us?
Players of every skill level are in this group. Rookies are encouraged to join, however you should be able to defend yourself if a ball is hit your way and knowing the basic rules of the game is important. Bring your own glove!
Important RSVP rules:
Please be considerate and update your RSVP at least the night before our scrimmage if something comes up. This helps free up spots for people on the waiting list and helps us determine how many people we will have.
Game rules and FAQs:
- We play no more than 11 players in the field, so on days where we have more, players are asked to take turns rotating on defense. Please share positions with other players.
- Players must run to safety bases at 1st base and home plate. Don't touch home when trying to score, we don't want home plate collisions. There is a commit line between third base and home plate. Once a runner passes the commit line, he/she must continue on to home plate. Plays at home are all force plays once base runner crosses beyond commit line.
- Outfielders must stay roughly 25-30 feet back from the infield when women are batting
- Teams can score a maximum of 7 runs per inning. Unlimited runs can be scored in the final inning.
- Batters start with a 0-0 count. If the ball lands on the front or back plate and the dirt in between the plates, it's a strike. Fouls are strikes. Batters get one grace foul with two strikes. Four pitched balls restarts the count back at 0-0. There are no walks.
- On close plays, majority rules. Catchers are asked to try and be impartial and rule on close fair/foul ball plays.
- To avoid injury, base runners on close plays at second/third base should slide or get out of the way of the impending throw.