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Raymond Baseball & Softball Association
13U Softball Rules

League will follow OHSAA official fast pitch softball rules with the following exceptions: Revision
Date: July 28, 2022


•  Age Qualifications-
o Age shall be as January 1st. Fall ball seasons will use January 1st of the upcoming year.
•  Playing Field
o Pitching rubber will be 40’ from the apex of home plate with a 16’ pitchers circle (8’ radius)
surrounding the rubber.
o Base path is 60’.
o Plate umpire is required. They must be at least 15 years of age and shall not be a relative of
any players or coaches. Field umpire can be an umpire from the lower division.
•  Equipment
o Yellow 12” softballs- the home team will provide 1 new & 1 good used ball for each game.
o Shoes are required equipment. Rubber cleats are permitted, metal toe plates & metal cleats are not.
•  Roster
o Players may only be on 1 fast pitch roster.
o Batting orders must be presented to the opposing coach before each game.
o Teams may borrow up to 3 players from the lower division. If there is no lower division, they may
borrow from another league’s lower division. Borrowed players may play in any fielding position,
but must bat at the end of the lineup.
o Games may be played with 8 players without penalty.
o Teams will roster bat—you must bat all available players. If a player is injured or has to leave
the game for any reason while using the continuous batting order, that player is then skipped with
no out taken. She may re-enter the game later on and is to go back in the batting lineup where she
started the game. Coaches must inform the other team in these instances.

•  Games
o Innings: 6; Official Game: 4
o Maximum of 7 runs per inning.
o No new inning shall begin after 1 hour and 45 minutes from the start of the game, unless in the
event of a tie. In the event of a tie, at the end of 6 innings or the time limit, you will play
until the tie is broken or up to 2 extra innings. If at the end of the 2nd extra inning there is
still a tie, the game will be recorded as a tie.
o Game Play
▪  Teams will play with 6 infielders & 3 outfielders.
▪  A team fielding 10 players must have each player in the normal playing position. Outfielders
must be in the normal playing position at the start of the play, approximately 20ft beyond the base paths.
▪  If a defensive player is hurt on a batted ball, the play will stop and the runners are awarded
the next base.
▪  Play is considered dead when the pitcher has secured the ball inside of the pitcher’s circle.
▪  A pitcher entering the game for the 1st time will be allowed 5 warm-up pitches. A pitcher
re-entering the game will be allowed 3 warm-up pitches.
▪  Pitchers may pitch a maximum of 4 innings per game. Any pitches thrown will constitute an inning.
▪  If a pitcher hits 2 girls in a row or 3 girls in one inning, she must be removed for the
remainder of that inning. She is allowed to return, however if she hits a 4th girl in the game, she
must be removed for the remainder of the game.
▪  Batters must make a reasonable effort to avoid being hit by an errant pitch. Failure to do so in
an attempt to “take one for the team” will result in a dead-ball and will not be recorded as a ball or a strike.
▪  Thrown Bat Rule- The first offense, both teams will be warned by the umpire, no matter which
team was the offender. Each offense after that warning, the batter is out and runners may advance
at their own will.

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PO Box 31 
Raymond, Ohio 43067

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 937-303-7643

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Raymond, Ohio 43067

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 937-303-7643

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