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We are a Christian softball league that has a Men's Division (on Tuesday evenings) and a Coed Division (on Thursday evenings) with games beginning in early May and continuing into July. We, also, offer a Saturday tournament for each division in June, for teams that are interested, at no extra cost.
All teams that play in the league are Christian church teams from around the Metro Kansas City area. We are from all denominations, and enjoy playing softball in a recreational league with other Christians.
We identify ourselves as a "Christian" league. We need to make sure that everyone can see, that by our actions, that God is glorified in all we do. We invite anyone to play in our league with the understanding that whether they are a Christian, or not, all will adhere to the biblical guidelines that Christians are to use on and off the field of play.
(You can also visit us at https://www.facebook.com/NorthMetroChristianSoftball)
To Participate in our NMCSL, contact John McFadden, President, at cell-816-447-1018.
Also, in the late summer, usually starting in late July or early August, and after the spring session is completed, we have a Double-Header league. The Men's DH League on Mondays and Tuesdays. The Coed DH league on Thursdays. Please contact John McFadden (see above) for more information.
1. The batter shall start with a count of 1 ball and 1 strike count and shall receive one courtesy foul.
2. The batting order shall consist of the entire team present, and late arriving players shall be added to the bottom of the batting order.
3. Coed teams will alternate sexes in the batting order.
4. There shall be NO base stealing. All baserunners must stay in contact with the base until the ball is hit or passes home plate. (Penalty: Baserunner will be called out.)
5. Re-Touch baserunning, (for safety purposes); Any runner who occupies 1st or 3rd base, may request permission from umpire to step-off the base into foul territory, until the ball is batted, the runner must re-touch that base before proceeding to the next base.
6. In Coed games, if the male walks with less than 2 outs, he is awarded second base and the female must bat; however, if there are 2 outs, the female has the option of hitting or being awarded 1st base.
1. A Coed team shall consist of no more than five (5) men on the field at a time, and no more than seven (7) women on the field at a time, with a combination of at least eight (8) players and no more than ten (10) players on the field. (EXAMPLES: 5 men & 5 women; 4 men & 6 women; 5 men & 3 women; 4 men & 4 women; 3 men & 7 women; 3 men & 5 women.)
2. Coed positioning: infield = 2 men maximum anywhere; outfield = 2 men maximum anywhere; pitcher/catcher = 1 man maximum anywhere. [There are no limitations to female defensive positions in the infield, outfield, and pitcher/catcher; except, as referred to in Rule 2(C)(3) below.]
3. All outfielders must stand no closer than halfway between the fence and the baseline until contact with the ball has been made. This rule only applies to Coed games when a woman is batting.
3A. All infielders must be on infield dirt until ball is batted.
1. A player may enter defensively as often as desired but only between innings; except, in the case of an injury or a pitching change.
2. If a player has to leave the game, and cannot return, they will be skipped in the batting order; but will not be counted as an out.
3. If a runner is injured and has to leave the field, they cannot re-enter the game. A pinch runner may be used, and must be the player that made the last (previous) out. In Coed, the pinch runner must be of the same gender.
4. The coach must report to the Umpire and opposing coach, if they have a pinch runner for a batter, that reaches base before the start of the game. The designated runner will be the last out made. Teams are allowed 1 player per team and, if coed 1 per same gender.
Please Managers only call after 4:00 for RAINOUT INFO on field conditions and if fields are playing 816-447-1018 .
Information will be posted on Facebook as soon as possible after 4:00 pm.
Information will be placed here as soon after 4:00 pm as possible also.
1. ONLY the team manager can dispute a call. Anyone else is subject to ejection from the game.
2. Protests will be settled by the umpire and each team's manager.
1. Anyone using foul language or disorderly conduct, whether a player or a spectator, and by the discretion of the umpire, shall be removed from the premises and is subject to suspension from the league. [Refer to Rule 2(F)(4) below.]
2. Anyone consuming or possessing alcoholic beverages, or illegal drugs, shall be removed from the premises and will be subject to suspension from the league. [Refer to Rule 2(F)(4) below.]
3. INTENTIONAL PHYSICAL CONTACT by any player will be subject to ejection. This includes the breaking up of plays and running over defensive players in the baseline. If a runner is blocked from access to the base, or baseline, by a defensive player, the runner shall be called safe (per ASA’s obstruction rule) by the umpire, but by no means should the baserunner intentionally run into the defensive player.
4. REMOVAL/EJECTION is the responsibility of the associated team. If team cannot remove offender from the premises then game will be called and that team will receive a forfeit.
1. The uniforms shall consist of loose sweats, jeans, shorts (NO short-shorts) and t-shirts (with or without sleeves). NO tank tops or muscle shirts (no showing chest or offensive clothing).
IF IN DOUBT, DON'T WEAR IT.
2. ASA approved shoes [rubber (short, solid sole) spikes], turf sole or tennis shoes only. Metal cleats are NOT allowed.
NOTE: There is no requirement to have matching, numbered shirts; however, it is recommended.
A. OFFICIAL & TIMING
1. The umpire shall be responsible for the starting and timing of each game. Game time shall be declared at the first warm-up pitch, or when the umpire declares “game time,” if there is a delay.
2. During the first three (3) weeks of the original league schedule, all games will have a 55 minute limit.
3. After the first three (3) calendar weeks of the original schedule (traditionally, the 4th week in May) all league games will have a 60 minute limit.
5. A game can be started or prematurely ended by a unanimous vote of the two (2) managers and the umpire.
6. A game will be considered official if started and completed by no less than eight (8) players on both teams.
7. There will be run-ahead (spread) rules: 15 runs after four innings and 10 runs after five, or more, innings.
8. The Flip/Flop rule, in the inning when the run rule is exceeded and the home team is losing, the home team will remain at bat and become the visiting team. if the (new visiting team) does not score enough runs to reduce the run difference below the run rule, the game is over .If they reduce the run difference to below the run rule then the new home team will bat. If they subsequently score enough runs to exceed the run rule, the game will be over, if they do not, the game will continue under that fornat.
9. All umpires will be responsible for unlocking and locking the base box, before and after each game.
10. Umpires are responsible to record and communicate the scores to the Umpire-in-Chief.
(Refer to NMCSL Policies “Reporting Games”)