CASEY'S BAR & GRILL MEN'S LEAGUE
DAYS INN LADIES LEAGUE
Rules to Remember!!
ROSTERS.
NO players can be added to rosters after the last day of the regular season is over! If a player's name is not on the roster that player is ineligible to play in the playoffs. If such a player plays any part of a playoff game the team will be given a forfeit loss. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Also any player whose name is on more than one (or only one) roster is only eligble to play in the playoffs for the 1st team he played a game with!
There are NO PICK UPS allowed in the Playoffs. All players must be on the roster.
If an Illegal player plays for a team that team Automatically loses. However this must be addressed at the field or protested with the umpire if rosters are not on hand. So each team should print out team Rosters from the website. Final Rosters will be updated Friday Aug 19th.
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HOME RUN LIMITS:
-HomeRun is any UNTOUCHED ball which travels over the fence, over fair ground
-5 Homeruns per team and one up
-The one up rule is in effect only after both teams have reached their home run limit.
 Once both teams have reached their home run limit, either team may hit an additional home run, however, no team may ever go more than one home run up on the other team. Any additional home runs above the one up or  more than 5 before opponents hit 5, will be scored an out. The home team, in the bottom of the seventh or later innings, may hit one home run to pull even in the number of home runs as the opposing team, and CAN hit a home run to go one up and to win the game.
 
 
NOT COUNTED AGAINST HOMERUN TOTALS
Any ball TOUCHED by a defensive player, which then goes over the fence in fair territory, shall not be included in the total of over the fence home runs.
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Courtesy Runners & Substitutes 
A Courtesy runner may be used once per game per player. (a maximum of 3 players per team) The courtesy runner must be the player who made the last out. Or if the game is in the first inning; the player furthest from the batter will become the courtesy runner.
A team can substitute a player for another at anytime but the player cannot re-enter the game. If it is in the middle of an at bat the player coming in, inherits the count! NSA has an EXCEPTION that states a player may re-enetr once......This DOES NOT APPLY to our league...if you are substituted for and come out of game you  CANNOT RE-ENTER!
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METAL CLEATS are Prohibited in our league and have been for many years. ZERO TOLERANCE. If a player is caught with metal cleats he will be immediatley ejected from them game and the rest of the playoffs. And an automatic out will be counted each time he was to bat, if that leaves the team with lesss than 9 players in the batting order.
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 DOUBLE FIRST BASE / SAFETY BAG RULE

The safety base is designed to prevent collisions and other contact incidents at first base. The first baseman and other defensive players are allowed only to touch the white portion of the safety base during play. If a defensive player's foot touches the orange portion of the base, the umpire may call interference and award the runner a free base. If it doesnt interfere with the play the umpire may call runner out. This is an umpire's judgment call. On offense, the runner may touch only the orange portion of the base during close plays. Because a runner is allowed to run through first base, he may run straight through the orange half, remaining in foul territory. If he touches the white half on a play at first, the defensive team may appeal the play. If the umpire noticed the runner's foot placement, he will be called out. If there is no play to be made at first base, such as on a hit that will result in a double, the batter-runner may touch the white half of the base while making his turn toward second. Batted balls that hit the white portion of the base are fair, while balls that hit the orange half are foul.

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PITCHING

THE PITCHER SHALL TAKE A POSITION within a two foot wide area in-line between homeplate and 2nd base, defined as the PITCHER’S BOX. This will be Umpire discretion

 
Once the pitcher has presented the ball to start a pitch, A LEGAL DELIVERY shall be delivered with an underhand motion. Pitchers can continue to present the ball, then any style of underhand pitch is allowed.
IE: Back spin, Side spin, Knuckle, Even the Diggler Wiggler.
We allowed this mostly for the Back & Side spin
 
 a. The pitch shall be released at a moderate speed. The speed is left up to the judgment of the umpire, who shall warn the pitcher who delivers a pitch with excessive speed. If the pitcher repeats such an act after being warned, he/she shall be removed from the pitcher’s position for the remainder of the game.
 
b. The ball must be delivered with an arc and reach a height six (6) with no maximum height.
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THE BATTER SHALL TAKE HIS/HER POSITION WITHIN THE LINES OF THE BATTER’S BOX.

a. The batter shall not have his/her entire foot touching the ground completely outside the lines of the batter’s box or touching home plate when the ball is hit. Because we have no chalked Batters box it will be Umpire discretion.

b.The batter shall not step directly across in front of the plate to the other side or on the plate when making contact/batting the ball. If either happens the batter is automatically out and the ball is dead.