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Chris Morse
Ahavath Torah Congregation
1179 Central St Stoughton
Stoughton, Massachusetts
02072
 
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Wednesday, June 1
Opening Day is this Sunday!

 
 
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6/1/16

2016 Regular Season and Playoff Schedules are now available online. (Click on Schedules or Events, at left.)

Opening day is Sunday, June 5.  Once again we will be playing 16 games in the regular season, thanks to double-headers on many Sundays.

All Sunday games are on Field 1, closest to the West School, under the lights. The early game is at 5:00 and the latter game starts at 7:00 OR 30 minutes after the early game has ended.  Please be early!

Monday and Wednesday games are on Fields 2 and 3, away from the West School.  All weekday games begin at 6:30 pm, except for the last two weeks of the regular season (August 1 and later) when games will start at 6:15.

The regular season ends on Wednesday, August 10.  Play-offs will begin on the Sunday following with the play-in game between the 4th and 5th seeds.

As always, team captains or their designated press secretaries will need to send me game scores by email after the games so that I can post the scores.  Please email me at camorse22@yahoo.com.

Finally, please note that teams now have assigned dugouts for every game. By decree, the home team will take the first-base dugout/bench for each game.

League Rules

Slaughter rule: 20 runs after 4 ½ innings; 15 runs after 5 ½ innings

Tiebreakers for playoff seeding:

o   Head-to-head

o   Run differential vs. each other

o   Run differential vs. the whole league

o   Three way tiebreaker: head-to-head, then run differential in games played against each other

"Point of no return” between 3rd base and home plate will be the mid-point between the two bases.  Once the runner passes that line, he is committed to coming home and cannot return to third base.  Although there is a force at home plate, the runner can also be tagged out.

Pitching mound is 50 feet from the back of home plate.

If, in the umpire’s opinion, protective equipment is used during a game to gain an unfair advantage (for example, kicking your leg out like a goalie to stop a ground ball) the umpire should rule the ball dead and award 2 bases to the runners. 

Each team is allowed two challenges of umpire calls in the finals when there are two umpires.  You do not lose a challenge if you are successful, and you do lose a challenge if you are not successful.

If the umpire does not show up for a game, and we are not able to get a replacement umpire, we will use the mat behind home plate for balls and strikes.  The hitting team will provide the field umpire (last batted out; second to last batted out can be used if a pinch runner is needed).

Each team can place up to 20 players on its roster.

A team can use up to 2 non-rostered players to play a regular season game only, if they would otherwise forfeit.  All 8 players need to be at the field within 15 minutes of the scheduled start of the game, or the team forfeits.

o   Teams cannot use additional non-rostered players once they are at the minimum of 8 players (e.g. if a team has 7 rostered players who show up, they can use one non-rostered player, but not two.  If a team has 6 rostered players show up, they can use 2 non-rostered players.)



   
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