League Rules

Our league follows all of the SPN Orthodox Softball rules with a few exceptions.

New for 2018 – Helmets are mandatory for all batters and base runners!

Age Restrictions:

  • The league is open to men 30 years and older.
  • Each team is able to carry two (2) players between the ages of 25 and 30.
  • A person’s age is determined by the birth year no matter when in the year their birthday falls.  For the 2017 season, players born in 1987 or earlier all all eligible and each team can carry 2 players born between 1988 and 1992.

Pinch Runners:

  • Players may request a pinch runner after reaching base safely.
  • The runner should be the batter who was the last out or run scored.
  • There is no limit to the amount of pinch runners per game.

Stealing:

  • Runners are allowed to steal 2nd and 3rd base
  • NO LEAD OFFS – Runners must have their foot on the bag until the ball is released from the pitcher’s hands
  • A player cannot steal home, even on a passed ball, unless the catcher has thrown the ball into play (ie. wildly back to pitcher or towards a base in attempt to catch a runner)