MIDLAND SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION
2021 FALL MSP RULES
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FALL MSP RULE ONLY!!
The intent of Fall MSP is to play and have fun.
You will be allowed to pick up TWO PLAYERS from other teams from your league only to start the game. With this allowance, you are not allowed to pick up players just to bat extra players; (i.e. if you have eight players, you can pick up two to get to 10, but not 3 to bat 11.)
1. You can bat your whole roster in the lineup – 10 players on defense. Shorthanded rule still applies.
2. Batters will start with a 1-1 count
3. No courtesy foul ball
4. Metal cleats are allowed
5. Stealing will be allowed after ball crosses home plate. No stealing in 2021
6. Tie games will be played out
7. Run ahead rule applies - 20 runs after 3 innings, 15 runs after 4 innings, 10 runs after 5 innings
8. Rule 8 Section 9B2: (All Adult Slow Pitch except Seniors) Any eligible player on the official line-up including available substitutes may be used as a courtesy runner. A courtesy runner may be used once per inning.
Comment: Allows for all Adult Slow Pitch Divisions of Play to use a Courtesy Runner once per inning.