Organized pickup game Wednesday mornings at Hamann. Many Monday League players also play on Wednesdays. Wednesday play is intended for men over 60 and women over 50.
Players, there has been too much trouble getting the Saturday early games started, so we are going to try this slightly more regulated system. Players need to follow the rules below. BE ON TIME.
1. Managers poll their teams during the week to learn player availability.
2. Players report to their respective assigned field before 8:50 a.m. Bucket players report to the stands behind home plate at field 2.
3. Players who are in transit but will be late notify their manager via phone.
4. Managers and commissioner take a count on each field, considering players in transit.
5. Managers and commissioner decide whether to combine teams.
6. Managers and commissioner determine the combination, using bucket players. Players may be moved from their own teams.
7. Latecomers are assigned where needed (which may not be to their own team).
8. Play ball!
BASIC RULES OF PLAY
Vintage Softball has a number of special rules designed for its 50-and-over membership to ensure safe and fair play. Please refer to the below rules and our handbook for for details
In this section, you’ll find the most important of these rules. You are encouraged to familiarize yourself with the rules, as they will affect your decisions in base running, batting, and fielding.
For any questions you may have, please consult your manager or the Vintage Handbook. For situations not expressly covered by the Vintage Handbook, the Senior Softball USA (SSUSA) rulebook will apply.
As a member of the Vintage Softball Club of Santa Clara County, members agree that when participating in club activities they will:
Substitutions: Pinch Runners
When umpires are not provided:
When umpires are provided:
In addition, these rules apply to the fun league only:
A. A pinch runner from home can advance past first base.
B. A player may serve as a pinch runner an unlimited number of times per inning.
C. Use of a pitching screen is mandatory.
D. Any infielder may play on the outfield grass for safety reasons.
E. A team behind by more than five runs is not restricted to five runs per half inning until they tie the score.
F. When an infield fly is called, it is dead ball, with the batter being called out, and the base runners must stay at their base and cannot advance.
G. Should the batter hit a ball into the pitching screen, the ball is dead and the ball/strike count does not change. If the batter hits a second ball into the screen, the ball is dead, and the batter is charged with a strike. Note: The commissioner allows a handful of batters to hit the pitching screen and are awarded a base hit. Existing base runners advance only if forced.
H. No more than 5 runs can be scored in any inning. Except the last inning, where there is no limit. However, if the visiting team is ahead by more than 15 runs, their turn at bat is suspended and the home team bats. Additionally, if a team is behind by more that 5 runs at the start of the inning, the team is allowed to score more than 5 runs until they catch up with the other team.