Huntsville Men's Softball League: Welcome

Thursday, November 17
Fall 2016

*Congrats to the C league Champions, KINGSNAKES.  They beat Steriod Era 20-7 in the championship game.

*Congrats to the D League  Champions, LOST BOYS.  They beat Rip City 18-17 in the championship game on 11/15/16. 

*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.

 

*We opted to NOT have a 2016 League wide meeting this year.  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.

*There will not be any rule changes for pitchers this spring.  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.    



Thursday, November 17
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 

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  



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.



Thursday, March 22
Rules

1. ASA Softball Rules will apply. Check the links page for ASA link.  Some modifications to ASA 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(over the fence dongs)All HR's after 3 will be considered an out.
    3a.  Runners need to touch first base only on 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.

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:  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.  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.

*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.  



Friday, March 18
Free Agent List



No team in 2016?  No problem.  Sign up on the FREE AGENT list.  If we have 12 paid individuals, we'll create a FREE AGENT team for the next available session.   Sign up at the Potato Shack and mention FREE AGENT list for Huntsville Mens Softball.

Any questions, please contact Ed Chatal.  Send me an e-mail:  rca_elc@shsu.edu.

WE DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH FREE AGENTS TO CREATE A TEAM.  HOWEVER, IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN ANOTHER TEAM IN THE LEAGUE AND GET ON THE ROSTER.  SOMETIMES IT TAKES JUST SHOWING UP DOWN AT THE FIELD.