Lawrence Rec Fall Coed Softball: Welcome

Tuesday, August 15
Organizational meeting--- Looking to play on team

   To:  Fall Co-ed slo-pitch coaches


      The Lawrence Recreation Department will hold an organizational meeting on Monday August 14 starting at 6:30pm  at Lawrence Rec office City Hall room 8.

This is a very important meeting, we will discuss entrance fees, rules and location. We are capping the league at twelve teams, first twelve teams that pay by the deadline August 21 will be on the schedule. We would like to start the league Monday August 28 2017


This is the only meeting to determine if we will have a league or not.



Thank You 


Nelson Ortiz



Eli Gonell is looking to play on a team you can contact him at 


 Winning teams - please call the Rec Dept office at 978 620-3252 or e-mail Nelson at after your game to report the score. You may also text the scores to 978 382-1985. Reminder:


- EVERYONE needs to pick up their trash after their game. This includes water bottles too. This is an ongoing problem that is easily corrected. Please help! Coaches - make sure everyone on your team, and your fans, comply with this request.

Sliding rule: A runner must always attempt to avoid contact by sliding if there is a play on the runner. If the runner can avoid contact without sliding, that is acceptable. If there is a play in which it appears that it is the intention of the runner to injure another player, the umpire has the authority to eject the runner and rule an out on that play. This will apply to second and third base, and home plate.

Ground rules at O'Neill field - the out-of-play lines on both the 1st and 3rd base sides run straight out from the end of the railings to an imaginary line even with the outfield fence. If a fielder catches a ball IN PLAY and their momentum carries them over this line, the ball is dead and baserunners move up 1 base. Overthrows - the railings near the team benches are out of play, the bottom cement step is in play. A batted fair ball that goes past the outfield fence in foul territory is a 2 base hit. Any ball that gets lodged in the outfield fence is also a 2 base hit.

Coaches: - Make a copy of the league rules and keep it with you at each game.

- Know who the home team is by looking on your schedule. The home team is listed first. The home team is responsible for providing bases for the game, including the double (safety) base.

- NO drinking alcohol at the field before, during, or after the game.

- NO metal spikes.

- Be on time for your game. We do everything we can to avoid a forfeit, but it is not fair to the other team if they have to wait to play, then have a shortened game due to the time limit of 1 hour and 15 min. Have the umpire fee ($25 per team) and the game ball ready for the umpire at ground rules. Hustle on and off the field. Warmups are not needed between innings.

- Both teams need to keep score to avoid conflict late in a close ballgame.

Home team is 1st team on schedule. Ex: Team A vs. Team B, where Team A is the HOME team. Home team is responsible for providing bases. Each team should carry a set of bases at all times, including the double safety base.

General Information: All teams must write the first and last name of all players in their team's scorebook in pen. No pencil will be allowed. Again, first and last names must be printed and legible. Line-ups must be exchanged before the game can start.

PLEASE READ: To view the league schedule, click on Schedules on the menu to the left. To view only your team's schedule, click on Teams, then Schedules, or click on your team's name at the bottom of the League Schedule. The entire schedule is also posted in the Calendar.