These are the most common and/or most unique rules being used for this event. Please see "Official Rulebook" for exhaustive list of playing rules.
As a player, you are responsible for knowing all official rules of the game. By participating in the league, you are agreeing that you are aware of all rules associated with the league and the sport, and agree to abide by them at all times.
. 5 games guaranteed. 3 pool games. Followed by double elimination championship bracket
. Players will be randomly selected to a team. Females, Pitchers, Infielders, Outfielders, C/AH
. Approved 220 or 240 USSA/NSA/ISA/ASA SLOW PITCH bat list
. Beast Softball Drafts will supply 6 (USSSA) male & 2 (USSSA) female balls per draft. If balls are lost, additional balls can be purchased at the Beast tent.
Home Run Rule:
. Each team is allowed seven (7) homeruns total. Any additional homerun after will be an out. Female homeruns will NOT count towards the homerun total.
. Team managers or acting managers must submit a written lineup card with all participating players to the umpire. Each team will be supplied a scorebook to keep the score of the opposing
. No player can be an EH for back-to-back games unless that player should so choose to
. Each team must bat EVERY player each game
. Players that no show for a bracket game will not be considered to win any prizes and will be subject to not be able to participate in future Beast Drafts.
. If a player is late for a for a play in game, they must notify a Beast staff official that they are running late and notify their team as well. The team will then have the decision to determine if the player will be allowed to play. If the player is voted out of the tournament by the team, they will not be allowed to participate in the tournament and forfeit being eligible for winning prizes.
. Players that arrive late can be added to the end of the lineup and still be eligible to play. It will be an automatic out in the lineup until the player arrives (Bracket Game)
. Play-In Game - The team can start the game without that person in the lineup, and he/she arrives BEFORE they have batted through the lineup, that player must be added to the end. If the player shows up AFTER they have batted through the lineup, that player is no longer eligible to play in that game, cannot substitute for another player and tam can vote o have that player removed from tournament. No team may have any less than, 1 less female than the other team. If a team roster drops, and their active female count is more than 1 less than the other team's active female count, the short team must add an automatic out spot to their lineup.
Roster Check/Illegal Players:
. All rosters are subject to be reviewed for the use of illegal players. Any team using a player who is not on the team's roster and has not registered online through our website will automatically forfeit that game and the player, manager and team may face additional penalties as determined by the Beast Softball Tournaments.
. Any player playing under an assumed name of a registered player, the tournament director will check IDs of the player(s) in question. If the player is found playing under an assumed name, they will then be removed from the tournament and forfeit to win any prizes and will be subject to not be able to participate in future Beast Drafts.
. Roster appeals can be made at $100 cash. The umpire will then proceed to stop the clock and contact the head Beast Tournament about the appeal. If the opposing team wins the appeal, they will then be awarded their $100 back and the violating team will be removed from the reminder of the tournament.
. If the player in question is legal, the clock will resume and the team appealing the illegal player will forfeit their $100.
. If a player leaves the field before the director arrives, they will be considered an illegal player and the team will automatically be removed from the tournament
. 1 Per inning per team per gender.
. Pinch runners can be used twice in the same inning, if said runner is needing another pitch runner. Runners can not be switched! It must be the same person that was named a pinch runner previously
. We are a gender-neutral draft. We are committed to being an inclusive softball draft for many different cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints. All our drafts, activities, and interactions are enriched by accepting each other as we are and by celebrating our uniqueness as well as our commonality
. 20 runs after 3 innings, 15 runs after 4 innings, 10 after 5 innings
. 55 Min time limit. No new inning will start after 3 mins are remaining in the game
. 4'-10' height limit, jukes/faking ok. Pitchers MUST wear a mask - NO EXCEPTIONS!
. The on deck better must be ready and, in the circle. If a male is walked and a female is on deck, the male gets 2nd base (must run it out) and the female will have the option to hit or take a free walk ONLY when there are 2 outs.
. Females can play anywhere on the field. If a male is walked and a female is on deck, the male gets 2nd base and must touch first base. The female has the option to hit or take 1st base. Females CANNOT be thrown out at 1st base from an outfield position (or an assist from an OF position). Female on deck batters must clearly be the next person to bat, and in the on-deck circle area.
. ALL infielders must play in the dirt when the pitch is released. There will be NO CO-ED line in the outfield. You can play 5-man infield, but all infielders must play from the dirt until the ball is released by the pitcher.
. No additional players can be added to the roster without the approval of the draft director.
. If a player drops from a roster leading up to the event (1 week) for whatever reason, the director will try to fill the roster spot to the best of his/her abilities. If a player drops within 1 week of event, that team will play less 1 payer.
. If a player is dropped during the tournament, the team will play one player down and said player will forfeit any winnings
. If a player is injured and can't continue, the spot in the lineup will be an automatic out.
. If the injured player cannot play in the next game, the team will play with 11 players and not receive an out at the spot the player is no listed.
. If 2 or more players are injured the team will play with 10 players.
. If a team drops to below 10 players, sub players will try to be found by the league director IF sub players are available.
. Tournament director reserves all rights to modify any game to a 1-pitch, shorten game times or eliminate play-in games and/or 0-2 bracket games in the event of time constraints due to weather. In the event of bad weather or acts of God that are out of our hands that force a tournament cancellation, no refunds will be given as each player will have received a uniform package with a retail value of $235.
. If tournament cancellation is announced between the tournament start and just before the finish of play in games, we will host a drawing which will include all players in the tournament and randomly choose names to distribute all prize packages. Once play-in games are completed, tournament director reserves all rights to decide prize distribution in the event of tournament cancellation.
Awards & Prizes:
. If you or your team wins an award/prize, you must be on the current roster to claim. If you no showed at any point, you'll be removed from the roster and forfeit any award/prize.
. We have a ton of expenses including Field Rental, Meet & Greet Rental, Umpires, Balls, Jerseys that are non-refundable.
. We will provide players with a full refund if a player is asking for a refund within two months of the draft starting.
. We will offer a half refund to a player if they are asking one month prior to the draft starting.
. No refund will be given after the one-month time has passed.
These are guidelines and rules for the event that all coaches must acknowledge and follow. Please review all rules carefully.
The official rules for the sport, which may or may not be from a sanctioning body.
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