Adult Softball League

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The Elings Park Adult Softball Program offers 3 seasons per year, at the Castagnola Softball Complex, the heart of the park. The program has 4 different leagues:

  • Men’s League (Tuesday & Thursday)
  • Co-Ed League (Tuesday through Friday)
  • Senior’s League (Monday)
  • Women’s League (Monday)

Fast Pitch players interested in playing this Summer, tryout day is on Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30PM on field 1


Summer League 2019

Registration: May 15-22
Games:  May 28 – August 9
Cost: $540 per team* (10 game guarantee). An additional $10/game/team umpires’ fee is due in cash at each game.
*All payments must be made in full at the time of registration. 

Download registration/roster form here.


Fall League 2019

Registration: August
Games: September – November
Cost: $460 per team* (8 game guarantee). An additional $10/game/team umpires’ fee is due in cash at each game.
*All payments must be made in full at the time of registration.


Spring League 2020

Registration: January 2020
Games: TBD
Cost: $460 per team* (8 game guarantee). An additional $10/game/team umpires’ fee is due in cash at each game.
*All payments must be made in full at the time of registration. Get registration/roster form here.


Questions, please email mbaker@elingspark.org

Schedule/Scores

Roster Adds

Roster Changes

If you have additions or changes to your roster, please submit player names and e-mails to clydebennett50@gmail.com or mbaker@elingspark.org BEFORE the FIFTH game.

Hotline

Field Conditions Hotline

Call 805-448-0592 for current information regarding weather cancellations and field conditions. All updates will be posted by 4PM.

Rules

Rules

Click here for the official rules for the Softball League.

  • The count in all leagues is 1 ball and 1 strike at the start of every at bat.
  • Home run rule: a team hits a home run they can only be one up on the other team. The additional home runs are outs not singles.
  • ADDITIONAL REMINDERS
    • Players may not play on more than one team in the same league even as a substitute fill-in player.
    • In order for a player to play in the payoffs the individual must be listed and signed the roster and have played at least one league game to be eligible.
    • Men who play regularly in the Intermediate league on Tuesday and Thursday should not play in the lower men or lower co-ed league. Exceptions may be made with the approval of league director.
    • “Hit It Get It” home runs have been very successful in keeping backup ball supply. Please help with the foul balls as well!
    • If you find it necessary to forfeit a game you are responsible for paying $20 to the umpire assigned.
    • Teams that have not paid and/or submitted an incomplete roster by the deadline will not be scheduled. We have been very lax about this rule in the past and it has caused nothing but issues for the league directors and other teams.

Senior Softball Supplemental Rules:

5-Run Rule

With the exception of the Senior League “Open Inning,” no team may score more than 5 runs per ‘at bat.’  Once a team has scored 5 runs in an ‘at bat,’ that half of the inning will be deemed concluded as the batting team having had 3 outs recorded.

Senior League “Open Inning”

The Open Inning will be declared by the umpire to be the first inning to start after one hour of play.  If an inning begins before the one hour point occurs in a game, and that inning ends after the one hour, five-minute game-time limit, the game will end without an Open Inning being played.  It is the umpire’s discretion to declare an Open Inning before the one-hour point is reached.  If a game ends due to a ‘mercy rule’ after the fourth (15 runs), fifth, or sixth inning (12 runs), no Open Inning will be played.

Commitment Line

The Commitment Line will be played as pre-marked by park personnel.  The Commitment Line is not to be erased or redrawn by the players or umpire prior to or during the game.

Courtesy Runners

Courtesy Runners are unlimited, and any player may be designated the “Courtesy Runner,” (he does not need to be the last out), but he may only run one time per inning.  However, if a Courtesy Runner is on base when his normal place in the lineup as a ‘batter’ is due to bat, the ‘batter’ will be called out.  If a Courtesy Runner replaces the ‘injured’ batter and a potential lineup problem is realized, the Courtesy Runner must be replaced before the first pitch is thrown, otherwise the Courtesy Runner must remain on base.

Legal Bats

Only ASA, 1.20 bats, with the ASA seal, visible to the umpire, are allowed.  Senior Bats may be used by players over 70, or players who will turn 70 during the calendar year for the subject season.  No player may use a USSSA bat.

If a player uses an illegal bat, the opposing team must inquire or protest before the next batter hits.  If the bat is found to be illegal, the bat will be removed from the game, a ‘dead ball out’ will be recorded, and any base runners will return to the base occupied before the hit with the illegal bat.

Age Requirements (Eligibility)

All Senior Softball players must be 50 years of age to play, or will turn 50 during the calendar year for the subject season.

The penalty for having an illegal player will be the forfeiture of the game by the offending team.

Rosters – Player Participation, Regular Season and Playoffs

All players must be on the team roster, must have signed the roster, and must have played in at least one league game to be eligible to play in a playoff game.  The deadline to add players to the roster is the 6th game.

Shortage of Players at Game Time

If, during the regular season, a team is short players before the start of a game, to prevent a forfeit, if a team has less than 9 players, a team may add up to 2 players.  If a team has 9 players, they may only add 1 player.  A team that is short players before a playoff game may not add a player.

Auxiliary-Home Plate Rules

The Auxiliary-Home Plate and Commitment Line are designed to prevent player/runner contact in Senior Softball.  Any out recorded at home plate must be done by the defender stepping on home plate while in possession of the ball, after the runner has passed the Commitment Line.  A defender may not ‘tag’ a runner after the runner has crossed the Commitment Line.  Any runner ‘tagged’ by a defender after passing the Commitment Line will be ruled safe.

A player may slide across the Auxiliary-Home Plate.

Player Pickup

Looking for players?

Want to play softball but you don’t have a team? Contact Clyde at clydebennett50@gmail.com or call 805-895-9007. Do you have a team but still need some players? Here is a list of players who are interested  in playing:

  • Fast Pitch players interested in trying out for Summer league,  tryout on Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30PM on field 1

Umpire Schedule

DATEFIELD 1FIELD 2FIELD 3
Tue, Jan 21JohnsonDenhamBennet
Wed, Jan 22xxxGarciaLopez
Thu, Jan 23xxxDichardKnapp
Fri, Jan 24xxxxxxxxx
Mon, Jan 28GarciaLopezJohnson
Tue, Jan 29KnappBennettDichard
Wed, Jan 30xxxLopezKnapp
Thu, Jan 31xxxDichardBennet
Fri, Feb 1xxxxxxxxx
Mon, Feb 4DichardGarciaLopez
Tue, Feb 5JohnsonDichardKnapp
Wed, Feb 6xxxGarciaDenham
Thu, Feb 7xxxBennettKnapp
Fri, Feb 8xxxxxxxxx
Mod, Feb 11LopezGarciaJohnson
Tue, Feb 12JohnsonDenhamDichard
Wed, Feb 13xxxBennettKnapp

Questions

Please email clydebennett50@gmail.com for questions about scheduling, scores, standings, or umpires.

Roster Adds

If you have additions or changes to your roster, please submit player names and e-mails to  clydebennett50@gmail.com or mbaker@elingspark.org BEFORE the FIFTH game.

Scores

Problems with the scores? Contact Clyde Bennett at clydebennett50@gmail.com or mbaker@elingspark.org

Rules

Click here for the official rules for the Softball League.

  • The count in all leagues is 1 ball and 1 strike at the start of every at bat.
  • Home run rule: a team hits a home run they can only be one up on the other team. The additional home runs are outs not singles.
  • ADDITIONAL REMINDERS
    • Players may not play on more than one team in the same league even as a substitute fill-in player.
    • In order for a player to play in the payoffs the individual must be listed and signed the roster and have played at least one league game to be eligible.
    • Men who play regularly in the Intermediate league on Tuesday and Thursday should not play in the lower men or lower co-ed league. Exceptions may be made with the approval of league director.
    • “Hit It Get It” home runs have been very successful in keeping backup ball supply. Please help with the foul balls as well!
    • If you find it necessary to forfeit a game you are responsible for paying $20 to the umpire assigned.
    • Teams that have not paid and/or submitted an incomplete roster by the deadline will not be scheduled. We have been very lax about this rule in the past and it has caused nothing but issues for the league directors and other teams.

Roster Additions

Email Mari Baker at mbaker@elingspark.org or Clyde Bennett at clydebennett50@gmail.com. All roster additions must be made BEFORE the FIFTH game!

Certified Equipment

All bats must have an ASA stamp that is visible to the umpire. Also they cannot be on the non-approved list. This list can be found at the park by the water fountain by Field 1 or at:  www.asasoftball.com/about/certified_equipment.asp

Questions?

Registration/payment inquiries please call the park office at 805-569-5611 or email mbaker@elingspark.org. For general questions about leagues and scheduling, contact Clyde at 895-9007 or clydebennett50@gmail.com.