MOUNTAIN PITCH AT LITTLE MOUNTAIN SPORTSPLEX
55+ SENIORS SUMMER SLO-PITCH BASIC INFORMATION
(MONDAYS AND/OR WEDNESDAY)
2019 – BASIC INFORMATION
SEASON PLAY: The regular season consists of 16 games (8 double headers). All games are 7 inning games. It runs from the week of May 6, 2019 to the week ending August 14, 2019.
MONDAY DATES WEDNESDAY DATES
Monday, May 6, 2019 Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Monday, May 13, 2019 Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Monday, May 27, 2019 Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Monday, June 17, 2019 Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Monday, June 24, 2019 Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Monday, July 15, 2019 Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Monday, July 22, 2019 Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Monday, August 12, 2019 Wednesday, August 14, 2019
TEAM MEETING: Once registered, all teams must attend a mandatory league meeting at 10:30am on Friday, March 1, 2019 at Little Mountain Sportsplex. All league and facility rules, insurance policies, and sportsmanship are to be discussed amongst all team reps.
UMPIRES: All teams will self-umpire all games. The batting team will provide the umpire for each at bat.
LMS IS A NO GATE FEE FACILITY: Mountain Pitch league, tournament, and play-off players and guests will NOT be charged for entry.
WEDNESDAYS: Registration is $400.00 for Wednesdays. Any team that registers for Wednesdays will have the option to participate on Mondays at NO ADDITIONAL COST!
MONDAYS: If a team wishes to participate on Mondays only, registration is $400.00.
If not paid in full on or before March 1, 2019 (a minimum $200.00 deposit must be made), the remaining balance is due before your games as follows:
First installment (registration): On or before March 1, 2019 ($200.00).
Second installment: Before your games, the week of May 6, 2019 ($200.00)
* Etransfers may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org (use password: mountain)
- Teams must complete and submit registration prior to making payment(s).
* Cheques payable to: Little Mountain Sportsplex
* Teams are taken on a first pay, first play basis. A registration payment (along with completed form) must be received to guarantee your choice of weeknight.
* Teams will be charged a fee of $25.00 if any of the above payments are overdue.
REGISTRATION DATES: Registrations can be completed via email using e-transfers (email@example.com) or made in person on the following dates:
Friday, March 1, 2019 at TEAM REP MEETING @ L.M.S.
Sunday, April 7, 2019 between 12:00pm & 4:00pm @ L.M.S.
BALLS: The only balls allowed for play will be:
12” Worth Optic (yellow) Hot Dot (for males)
11” Worth Optic (yellow) Hot Dot (for females)
Each team is to supply one (1) of each playable ball previous to each game.
BATS: Mountain Pitch honours the SPN approved bat list which means all bats must have the USSSA stamp. To view the SPN Bat Policy, please click here: SPN Bat Policy
FIELD EQUIPMENT: Bases, pitching markers, and strike mats/home plates, are provided and set-up by Little Mountain Sportsplex. All field equipment is set-up and maintained by Little Mountain Sportsplex. All Little Mountain Sportsplex diamonds are dragged daily.
INSURANCE WAIVERS/ROSTERS: All team reps must enter their players via the SPN Member Registration System: an interactive database that allows you to become an individual member, create & register your team, and even register for the National & Provincial Championship events, all in the comfort of your own home/office (and even your smartphone!)! Once you set up your member account you will have continuous access to that account and your team information year after year. Upon registration for Mountain Pitch, your team will be provided a link to register your individual team members. All players must be registered before participating.
SCORECARDS/REPORTING: The winning team is responsible to turn scorecards in (via black mailbox at LMS office inside hall) after their games. If the winning team fails to submit their scorecard(s) within one hour of their last game, both teams will be recorded as a 0-0 tie. In the case of a tie or split, the HOME team of the last game is responsible for submitting the scorecard(s).
All teams agree to comply with the Rules and Regulations of Little Mountain Sportsplex. No outside alcohol permitted. No tail gating allowed. Please make use the Clubhouse Bar&Grill and support our corporate sponsors. Violation of LMS Rules will result in loss of performance bond and/or expulsion from the league and/or facility.
55+ SENIOR LEAGUE SEASON COORDINATOR: Matt Sigfusson
55+ SENIORS SUMMER SLO-PITCH BASIC INFORMATION
(MONDAYS AND/OR WEDNESDAY)
2019 – RULES & REGULATIONS
League executive reserve the right to revise these rules at their discretion and as they see fit. If this occurs, all team captains will be notified. Any rule not covered herein will be covered in the SPN Rulebook (click here to view). Please note: The below are rules specific to our league.
7 INNING DOUBLE HEADER GAMES: Two (2) games per day are played against the team listed on the schedule. A 12 run mercy rule is in effect after 5 innings of play. A 10 run mercy rule is in effect after 6 innings of play. GAME 1 of the day starts at 10:30am. In the event of a tie in GAME 1, it shall remain a tie. GAME 2 of the day will start shortly after the conclusion of GAME 1. If GAME 2 is tied, extra innings shall be played until a winner is declared. International rule in effect. Complete innings shall be played (top and bottom of the inning).
MAX RUNS PER INNING: A maximum five (5) runs will be allowed per inning. Last inning is open (no limit). If there is a 12 run OR MORE difference, the team that is losing gets an unlimited inning ONLY to get within the mercy rule. The inning stops once they get to a mercy deficit. Then, the team ahead bats and has a chance to end the game. This can only happen in the 5th and 6th inning (prevention of mercy) of any game because our 7th inning will always be unlimited.
Please be a minimum 10 minutes early before game time to complete game cards and assure all players have registered via www.slo-pitch.com.
SLO-PITCH: Arc must be between 6 –12 feet “illegal pitch” will be called if ball not swung at. Illegal pitch will be an automatic ball. If ball is swung at the result of the pitch will stand.
STRIKE ZONE: When the ball hits the strike mat (anywhere including plate), the pitch will be deemed a "strike". Any pitch that does NOT hit the strike mat will be deemed a "ball". Balls and strikes may not be contested.
FOUL STRIKE: Every foul ball is recorded as a strike regardless of pitch-count.
WALKING: If a male batter is thrown 4 straight balls (4-0) while batting before a female, the male shall gain 2 bases for the walk.
BATTING ORDER: Unlimited batters may be used. If an injury occurs, the injured batter is “skipped” without penalty. First and last names must be on scorecards. All batting orders must include minimum one (1) female (aged 50+) in the first 9 slots. A team will accept an auto-out if they cannot field a female player.
FIELDING: 10 male players and minimum 1 female player will play defensively.
If a team chooses to bat an extra female(s) they may do so.
SUBSTITUTIONS: A player may re-enter the game only in their original position in the order.
COURTESY RUNNERS: Unlimited courtesy runners may be used per team, per game, however, no single player may run more than once per inning. Males may only courtesy run for males. Females may courtesy run for males.
BUNTING: Female batters may bunt. If a female batter squares to bunt, pulls away and swings, female will be ejected from game. Female infielders can come within 50 ft. of home plate, male infielders must remain outside the base path. No fielders may “encroach” before contact is made.
SLIDING: No sliding is permitted by the batting team. Any intentional slide will be an out.
PROFANITY: Anyone using profanity, despite where it is directed, is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
UMPIRE ABUSE: There is zero toleration for any verbal or physical abuse of umpires. All umpire decisions are final.
THREATS: Any threats issued towards opposing players and/or umpires will lead to player ejection and/or suspension from the league and/or facility.
DRESS CODE: Uniforms are optional but highly recommended. Dress appropriately for family-friendly environment. If something being worn is deemed offensive or could cause injury, umpires and/or park officials may ask for it to be removed or covered. If request is not fulfilled, you will be asked to leave the facility and further action may be applied.
SAFE-BAG: All first bases are safe bases, please use the orange when running through bag.
COMMITMENT LINE: No-touch home plate. 20ft. home plate commitment line is in play. Players that touch or physically cross home plate will be called “out.” No player may be tagged out once they have crossed the commitment line.
BASIC COMMUNICATION: All basic communication will be done via email.
LEAGUE EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
LEAGUE WEBSITE: www.mountainpitch.com
WEATHER CANCELLATIONS: Little Mountain Sportsplex will make a daily game calls at 9:00am based on whether diamonds are “playable” or “not playable”. In the event of potential “not playable” days due to weather, all players are to view our website(s) at: www.mountainpitch.com and/or the Little Mountain Sportsplex website at: www.littlemtnsports.com. Little Mountain Sportsplex (@LittleMtnSports) will also be updated on all social media. Although in most cases an official call will be made at 9:00am, if weather shows inconsistencies at 9:00am, a 30 minute delay will be put on the official game call making the official game call 9:30am.
Any rule not listed here will be in accordance with the SPN Rulebook.