Huntsville Men's Softball League: Welcome

Thursday, June 14
SPRING 2018

* MENS summer league information is now posted.  See below.

*June 5 Coed was postponed due to wet conditions.  The games will be made up on 7/17/18

* May 22 Coed games were postponed due to wet conditions.  The games will be made up on 7/10/18.

 

* Men's Spring League Appreciation Double Elimination Tournament.  See Tournament Bracket:

5/30/18  -  Rip City 18  Dem Boyz 20

5/30/18  - Kingsnakes 18   Rip City 2

5/30/18  - Dem Boyz  2  Kingsnakes  17

* Rip City has been eliminated 

6/13/18  - PTO  2    Kingsnakes 18

6/13/18 - Dem Boyz  9   PTO 20

* Dem Boyz has been eliminated 

6/13/18 - Kingsnakes  23   PTO  8 

* PTO has been eliminated and Kingsnakes win the Spring Appreciation Tournament.

 

 

* Every team should brush up on USA equipment as we're a USA/ASA league.  https//:www.teamusa.org/usa-softball/play-usa-softball/certified-usa-softball-equipment                                                      

 *Attention- all players are asked to not park at the Potato Shack during league play.  Please use Josey Street or the lot located down by the basketball courts. Thank you.

 

*All rules and policies stand from last year. This includes the use of both .44 core/375 compression and .52 core/300 compression softballs.  Hitting team has choice of ball.

*The pitcher must be in contact with the pitching rubber when the pitcher releases the ball.  HASA will follow the rule as it is stated in the ASA/USA RULE BOOK.    



Friday, June 15
Sign up for the 2018, Men's Summer League



Registration for Summer 2018-  will open this Monday, June 18th.

Make check payable to: Huntsville Adult Softball Association for $300 (three hundred).  Fee covers 8 (eight) regular season games, including umpire fees and city fees. C teams and D teams will join to form one summer league. Top 4 teams will play in a summer league championship game.

* Rosters and Due Date:  Pick-up/Drop off rosters @ the Potato Shack.  Checks should also be dropped off at the Potato Shack by 6 p.m. July 5.  League will begin July 11.  

Roster and Schedule:  Team Roster for up to 16 players.  This League will be played on most WEDNESDAY NIGHTS and some MONDAY NIGHTS.  Doubleheader each time.  

Include: Contact info for team manager, assistant manager, cell phone #, mailing address, etc.



Wednesday, May 16
Men's League - Spring Appreciation Double Elimination Tournament



* Be on the lookout for more information regarding the Spring Appreciation Double Elimination Tourney at the conclusion of the Spring Session!!!

* Tourney is open to all 7 teams that participated in the spring session and it's only $35 per team!!!!!! 

* Tentative start date is Mon. May 21st.   Tournament will NOT play on Memorial Day.

* Teams play as many doubleheaders as possible, before elimination games begin to set in. 

* C division teams (Kingsnakes) begin each game with 10 run deficit. 

* Dominos pizzas for all players and fans on final night.

* T-shirts for tournament winner 

* To Register, send Ed an email by Noon Friday, May 18.  rca_elc@shsu.edu. Teams participating should bring payment to their first game. 



Wednesday, May 16
Co-ed LEAGUE - Spring 2018



*Registration for the Spring 2018 Co-ed League is now Closed!!!!!  Forms are available through email request or by appointment!!!!   Contact Ed at rca_elc@shsu.edu or 936.294.1985.

*Make checks payable to: HASA, Huntsville Adult Softball Association. 

*$300 per team for a 8 game schedule.  Top two teams may or may not play in a Championship Game!  Based on number of teams.

*Teams must submit registration form and make payment by by 6 p.m., May 15th.  League beings on May 22nd.

*The Co-ed League is on Tuesday Nights only. Doubleheader each night.  Game times: 6:30 p.m. thru 9:30 p.m.

*See website for all Co-ed rules.

*All ASA rules apply. 



Friday, March 16
Co-ed and Men's C and D Divisions - Spring 2018



MON and WED NIGHTS = D Division (MENS) -  Dem Boys, PTO, Rip City, Best Available, Thunder Cats and One Hit Wonders  (6) 

MON and WED NIGHTS = C Division (MENS) -  Kingsnakes  (1)  

TUES NIGHTS = CO-ED -  Komodo Dragons, Dominos, Crawford Electric and Team Shack (4)

NOTE: What division you're in now is subject to change.  We have the option to move teams up and down in divisions when seeding the C and D divsion playoff bracket.  (DOES NOT APPLY THIS SPRING)



Sunday, May 14
Co-ed Rules for Summer Doubleheaders



Co-ed Softball Rules for Summer 2017:

1. Both Men and Women will hit 12" in diameter softball.

2. Men will hit "opposite handed". 

3. There is no Male/Female quota for the number of players in the infield or number of players in the outfield.

4. Any combination can be used for the battery (male pitcher with male catcher, male pitcher with female catcher, female pitcher with male catcher or female pitcher with female catcher).

5. An "outfield hallo" will not be used.  Players may play in or back at any time, for any hitter.

6. The starting line-up must have no less than 4 female players and 8 players total.  A normal starting line-up should be 5 female players and 5 male players.  Teams can put 12 total players in line-up (2 extra hitters...a EH and a DH).

7. No limit on home runs.

8. No stealing.

9. No metal cleats.

             


Thursday, May 31
Recent Champions



Recent Champions- C DIVISION

Spring 2005 -         Kingsnakes

Summer 2005 -       Walker County L.P. Gas

Fall 2005   -           B.Y.O.B.

Spring 2006 -         B.Y.O.B.    

Summer 2006 -       Busch League

Fall 2006   -           B.Y.O.B.

Spring 2007 -         Rip City

Summer 2007 -       Country Boys

Fall 2007 -              B.Y.O.B.

Spring/Summer 2008 - WP Gators

Fall 2008 -              Tribe of Judah

Spring 2009 -          Tribe of Judah

Summer 2009 -         Trophy Hunters

Fall 2009 - NO CHAMP DECLARED, Inclement Weather

Spring 2010 -           Kingsnakes   

Spring II/Summer 2010 - Real Deal

Fall 2010 -               Trophy Hunters

Spring 2011 -            Pig Benis

Summer 2011 -          Pig Benis

Fall 2011 -                Pig Benis

Spring 2012 -           Pig Benis

Summer 2012 -          Fuzzy's a.k.a. Trophy Hunters

Fall 2012 -                Kingsnakes

Spring 2013 -           Kingsnakes


Summer 2013 -        Trophy Hunters

Fall 2013 -                Kingsnakes

Spring 2014 -             Kingsnakes

Summer 2014 -          Kingsnakes 

Fall 2014 -                 Kingsnakes

Spring 2015 -             Kingsnakes

Summer 2015 -           No league after spring goes into July

Fall 2015 -                  Grim Rippers

Spring 2016 -             Kingsnakes

Summer 2016 -          No league played this summer

Fall 2016 -                  Kingsnakes

Spring 2017 -              Kingsnakes

Summer 2017 -          C/D combined - Most Hated and Kingsnakes were CoChampions, no playoff bracket

Fall 2017 -                 C/D combined - Kingsnakes

Spring 2018 -             Kingsnakes (no playoff bracket)  

Recent Champions- D DIVISION

Spring 2007 -         Tribe of Judah

Summer 2007 -       Backdraft                                                  

Fall 2007 -             Fat Boys

Spring 2012 -         Slump Busters

Summer 2012 -        Slump Busters

Spring 2013 -         Huntsville Pet Clinic                                                                                                                              

Summer 2013 -       Grim Rippers

Fall 2013 -              Bad News Bearkats

Spring 2014 -           PTO

Summer 2014 -         PTO 

Fall 2014 -                PTO

Spring 2015 -            Bat Sumpitches

Summer 2015 -         No league as spring goes into July

Fall 2015 -                Spud Squad

Spring 2016 -            Dodge Boys

Summer 2016 -          No league this summer

Fall 2016 -                 Lost Boys

Spring 2017 -             TSR

Spring 2018 -             Best Available  



Saturday, September 27
Rainouts/ Make-up Game Time Schedule



* For rainout information, call (936) 294-4889 or check this website. Rainouts will be determined by 4:30 P.M. CST.   So, if you call before then, we might not have any information for you.

* Any inclement weather after 4:30 P.M. CST,  game and/or field status will be determined by umpires down at the field.  In some cases, rain cancellations will occur because of rain coming down after 4:30 p.m. We will do our best to put the playing status on the site but the phone number listed above will be taken out of play.

* In some cases, team managers will be contacted before rain games are officially rescheduled. A good effort will be made to play all rain make-up games.



Sunday, May 6
Rules

1. ASA/USA Softball Rules will apply. Check the links page for ASA/USA link.  Some modifications to ASA/USA rules may apply for Huntsville Men's League.

2. Mercy Rule. 15 runs after 3 innings and 10 runs after 5 innings.

3. 3 Home Run Limit, THEN IT'S ONE UP.  All HR's after 3 will be considered an out, until the opposing team hits their 3rd HR.  Then either team can hit a 4th, but cannot hit a 5th until the opposing team matches and so on and so on.                                                                                                                                   

 

3a.  Runners need to touch first base only on HR's.  UPDATE!! MARCH 2018, no need to touch 1st base after a home run as per vote at league meeting 3/18.


3b. These are over the fence HR's, not in-the-park HR's.


4. Official League Softballs (see separate link)

5. No metal cleats.

6. No Base Stealing.

7. Eligibility (see below; updated 3/22/07)

3/19/09  - Recap from the Spring 2009 All League Meeting, held MARCH 18, 2009.     *Six  teams were represented at the meeting.  The agenda included: league fees, insurance, equipment updates, league rules, rosters, eligibility, josey field feedback etc.

8. Rule Change (effective Spring 09, trial period of Spring 09) - Hitter's count was discussed, change proposed, voted and passed.  Hitter's will begin with a 1 and 1 count with no courtesy foul.  So, 3 balls to walk, 2 strikes to K, 2 foul balls to K.  4/6/17 UPDATE: For the last 8 years or longer, it has been a 0-0 count that the hitter begins with.

9. Rule Discussion - for the protection of pitchers, a chalk line was discussed to be placed in front of the pitchers mound.  Batted balls that enter the "box", before hitting the ground first, would result into a dead ball and hitter is out.  Base runners go back.  Those at the meeting were concerned that umpires would have difficulty making too many judgement calls.  This item can be up for disscussion at a later time.  However, umpires can issue a warning for intentionally hitting back up the box if the situation calls for it.

10. Rule Change - (effective Spring 09) teams disscussed and voted on the following as it relates to roster eligibility:  10a. Teams that show with 6,7 or 8 players may "pick-up" 2 guys without asking the opposition for approval.  The two (2) pick-ups must bat at the END or BOTTOM of the batting order.  10.b Teams that show with 5,6 or 7 players may "pick-up" 3 guys with the approval of the opposition.  The three (3) pick-ups must bat at the END or BOTTOM of the batting order. 10c. Any "pick-up" player from a non-playoff team or a player not part of a team's regular season roster, must be approved by the opposition to play in a playoff game.  10d. Players CANNOT play on multiple teams on the night of playoffs.

*A handout was given to everyone regarding Illegal Bats/Balls.  See the bat and ball links for official info.

* Teams asked if umpires would or can carry a scorecard, marking runs by inning.  Score can then by verified with the official book.  We'll look into this suggestion.

* Insurance - this year's policy was renewed.  One change...all league participants must be 19 years of age or older.  The previous age limit was 18.