Rules Page 2
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.