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Brookhaven Town Fall Regulations
2004 ADULT SOFTBALL FALL PROGRAM REGULATIONS


A. SCHEDULES
       1. All games must be played as scheduled. No mutual agreements between managers may
          be made to change the date or site of a game.
       2. Games will be played and start at the scheduled time. Forfeit times are noted on
          the playing schedule.
       3. In the event of inclement weather, cancellations will be recorded. The recording
          will be available after 4:00 PM - Monday thru Friday and after 7:00 AM on Sunday.
          The phone number is 732-5657. Instruct your players to call this number rather
          than the Recreation Office's main number.
       4. In the event of a postponement due to unfavorable weather, the Recreation Division
          will reschedule the game and notify the managers in writing.
       5. Should a game be called due to light failure, it will be considered a suspended
          game and will be picked up from the point of suspension at a later date. Games
          called due to curfew will be official. (Curfews are in effect for Raynor Park, Miner Field,
          Hallock and East Moriches).
       6. Rescheduling notices are sent out of this office within 72 hours. Any team
          representative who has not received a notice within seven (7) days of a
          cancellation should call this office to find out why they did not receive
          anything. Please call: 451-6128.
       7. Forfeit Times are: first game - 5 minutes, second game - additional 15 minutes.
          Weeknights: 7:15pm Start - Forfeit first game at 7:20pm, Forfeit second game at 7:35pm.
                            8:30pm Start - Forfeit time is 8:35pm.
          Sundays:    9:00am Start - Forfeit first game at 9:05am, Forfeit second game at 9:20am.
                           10:15am Start - Forfeit time is 10:20am.

B. ROSTERS
       1. A team may have a maximum of three (3) non-residents on their roster. All other
          players must be Brookhaven Town residents.
       2. A roster of no more than 25 names and registration cards must be turned in at
          the Recreation Office prior to the first game. A team will forfeit their
          games until cards and rosters are on file in the Softball Office.
       3. Rosters will be open through Saturday, October 2nd for Sunday teams and Wednesday
          September 29th for weeknight teams. Teams may add or delete players up until this date.
          At no time may more than 25 players be on a current roster. Sunday rosters will become
          frozen on October 3rd and Weeknight rosters on September 30th.
       4. Should a player's eligibility be questioned by an opposing manager, the
          questioned player will be required to fill out a player challenge card.
          Failure to comply will be interpreted as grounds for forfeit. All players
          should be prepared to furnish an I.D. if challenged. Managers may challenge
          the legality of a player at any time. No more than two (2) challenges may be
          made in any game.
          The following are the penalties:
          a.   The player, if ineligible, will be declared illegal and will not be
                eligible to play in the Town for one year.
          b.   The ineligible player's manager will be ineligible for the next two (2) games.
          c.   Games that the illegal player played in will be forfeited.
       5. Players may compete on only one team in the Brookhaven Town Softball Program.
       6. Once a player has appeared in a game with a team, they cannot change to another
          team before the roster deadline unless they appeal to the Recreation Department
          for a hearing and receive permission.
       7. Any player whose legality becomes questioned, may be suspended by the Recreation
          Office. A hearing will be held and at that time, forfeiture will be decided.
       8. Players may not be added at the field. Do not attempt to turn registration cards
          in at the field.

C. PROTESTS
       1. Protests must be made verbally (before the next live ball) to the umpire and
          official scorer and in writing to the Recreation Division within 48 hours after
          the game. A twenty-dollar ($20.00) money order payable to BOA must accompany any
          written protest. (Refundable if you win protest).
       2. Only those protests prepared in accordance with the 2004 U.S.S.S.A. Rule Book
          will be considered.

D. PLAYOFFS
       1. All teams qualify for the playoffs. A single elimination format will be used.

E. AWARDS
       1. Individual and team awards will be given for the 1st place team in each league.
          A team award will be given to the 2nd and 3rd place teams in each league.
       2. Individual and team awards will be issued to the playoff champion.
       3. Sportsmanship/Sportswomanship Award to one men's league team and one women's
          league team.

F. PLAYER CONDUCT
       1. No beer or alcoholic beverages at the park before, during or after the game.
          Violation of this rule may be grounds for disciplinary action.
          This is a Town of Brookhaven ordinance.
       2. Managers are responsible for the conduct of their players at the field. In order
          to keep this under control, all managers should advise their players that failure
          to follow the rules of good sportsmanship will result in their being removed from
          the game and possibly suspended from future games.
       3. Any player who pushes, shoves or strikes an umpire or official scorer either with
          his/her person or an object may be suspended for a minimum of one year from the
          date of the incident, after appearing before a hearing committee. Further action
          may be taken by the U.S.S.S.A.
       4. Use of obscene or vulgar language may result in an automatic ejection from the
          game. Umpires are advised to strictly enforce this rule. No warning is necessary
          before an ejection for obscene or vulgar language.
       5. Should a player be ejected from a game, he/she must leave the field of play
          immediately or risk the chance of his/her team forfeiting the game. Umpires also
          have the authority to remove a player from Town property.
       6. The Town of Brookhaven Recreation Division reserves the right to discipline
          participants for unsportsmanlike conduct. If necessary, a hearing will be
          conducted by the Ethics Committee. Individuals will receive written notification
          of any action taken by the Recreation Division.

G. TEAM COMPLAINTS
       1. If a team representative has a legitimate complaint, please contact the
          proper person listed below:
          LEAGUE MATTERS          Peter Eaton          451-6128
          FIELD CONDITIONS       Parks Department   451-6141
          UMPIRE PROBLEMS         Jim Nugent            588-8121

H. BROOKHAVEN TOWN 15-RUN RULE
       1. If, after three (3) full innings of play, one team leads another by fifteen (15)
          or more runs, the losing team will get one more official at-bat in an attempt
          to reduce the lead. If the lead is not cut to ten (10) or fewer runs in the next
          at-bat, the contest is over.
       2. If the lead is cut to ten (10) runs or below, the contest will simply continue as
          usual. However, should a fifteen (15) run gap be opened again in later innings,
          the rule goes back into effect.


I. BROOKHAVEN TOWN PLAYER EJECTION RULE
       1. Any player ejected from a game will be ineligible as indicated:
          a. 1st Offense:
                   Next two (2) games. If the ejected player fails to sit the next two games,
                   forfeit wins will be awarded to the opposing team. The player will be
                   required to sit out his/her next two (2) games and the team
                   representative/manager will also sit out his/her next two (2) games for
                   failure to comply. If the ejection occurs in the final game or games
                   of the season, the penalty will carry over to the next season.
          b. 2nd Offense:
                   Any player ejected a second time will be declared ineligible for the
                   remainder of the season, including playoffs and tournaments.
          c. Note:
                   In addition to the above suspensions, further disciplinary action may be
                   taken against an ejected player after a hearing by the Ethics Committee.
          d. Appeal Process:
                   A twenty-dollar ($20) money order payable to B.O.A. must be included
                   with your written appeal. The fee will be refunded if the ejection is
                   overturned.

J. BROOKHAVEN TOWN SAFETY BASE RULE
      1. Any batted ball hitting the white portion should be fair and any ball hitting
          the orange part should be foul. On the initial play to first base from the
          infield or outfield the batter-runner MUST touch the orange portion of the base.
      2. The defense player MUST always touch the white portion. This rule is in effect
          only on the initial play at first base which does not include:
            - Returning to the base after over running.
            - Running on a base hit to the outfield (runner may touch the orange or
               white part).
            - Re-tag to advance on a fly ball.
      3. Effect: If a base runner uses the orange portion at any time after the first
          attempt at first base and is not in contact with the white portion, then he is
          considered off the base.
      4. Penalty: The batter/runner is called out. This is not an appeal play.
          Play continues, ball is alive and in play and all other runners are in jeopardy.

K. MISCELLANEOUS
      1. Playing rules contained in the official 2004 U.S.S.S.A.'s Softball (Slo-Pitch)
          Rule Book will govern play in all leagues, except where Town Rules conflict.
      2. The Town Scorer at the field will determine ground rules and curfews at that
          particular field. Should an umpire interpret a ground rule incorrectly during the
          course of a game, the scorer may, and should, intercede at once.
      3. Any game stopped because of weather is not a suspended game (e.g. fog, lightning,
          rain, snow, etc.).
      4. A game is considered a legal game whenever the losing team has batted
          four (4) times.
      5. All team representatives have the responsibility to pass on rule changes to their
          players each season. For example: Prohibited bats, Altered bats, etc.
      6. There is a one and a half hour time limit for each game. At 90 minutes,
          the game is over with no further play. The team with the higher score at that time is
          the winner. A tie score is a possible.
      7. Any night, including Saturdays, may be used to play make-ups or other rescheduled
          games. This applies to all Night and Sunday leagues.
      8. Any team forfeiting a game in playoffs will be removed from the remainder of the
          playoffs (exceptions: injuries, weather-related delays).
      9. Forfeiture of a game or games on two (2) playing dates during a league/playoff
          schedule will result in the offending team being dropped from the program.
    10. Players may not use excessive speed at any time in delivering a pitch.
    11. Dual first bases (safety base option) will be used for the 2004 season.
    12. All teams, in all leagues, at all fields, are limited to six (6) over-the-fence
          home runs. Anything over-the-fence after six (6) is an out. This is a dead ball situation
          and runners return to their bases.
    13. Prohibited Bats: All Composite bats are prohibited in Brookhaven Softball. This includes
          composite materials in either the barrel or the handle or both. And specifically but not exclusively,
          all Miken, all Synergy, all Orange Crush, and all Wicked bats (except Wicked Model SBWKA MG46)
          are prohibited. If you are unsure whether a bat is legal or prohibited, check with the Umpire
          before you use it.
          Penalty: The User, the Team Manager, and the Bat Owner will ALL be ejected from the game,
                     and ALL will serve an additional two game suspension.
          Note: A second ejection during the season for any reason will result in suspension from
                     Brookhaven Softball for the remainder of the season. (See Brookhaven Rule I. above)
          Note: Bats prohibited by Brookhaven Town under this safety regulation may still be legal
                     for USSSA tournaments or other non-Brookhaven sponsored leagues.
    14. Altered Bats: Brookhaven will strictly enforce the new 2004 USSSA rule on altered bats.
          Altered bats are bats which have:
          1) had the surface of the barrel or the taper changed in any way such as by sandpapering or   
             applying a solvent to the surface such as fingernail polish remover or by any other means,
          2) had the plug removed/replaced or changed in any way,
          3) had the knob removed/replaced or changed in any way, or
          4) had anything removed or added to the inside or outside of the bat other than tape at the
             handle or knob.
          Cracked, worn, or damaged bats are not altered bats, but will be removed from play. Such cracked,
          worn or damaged bats will not result in a player suspension, unless the player returns the offending
          bat into USSSA play after it has been removed or the bat is also altered. Paint or lettering wear
          is not a problem so long as the bat can be identified and has the appropriate BPF marking. But any
          wearing of the bat material or identifying paint or BPF marking wear will be cause for removal.
          Procedure and Penalties: If a bat is suspected of being an altered bat, you should report it
          to the USSSA director or Umpire. The Director will have the authority to inspect the bat and to
          suspend the suspected offending player.
          The suspected offending player will have a couple of choices:
          First, he can allow the director to inspect the bat and reach his initial conclusion on whether the
                bat might be altered,
          or he can keep his bat from inspection and accept a 1 year suspension from all Brookhaven and
                USSSA play including tournaments with no right of appeal.
          Second, if after allowing inspection, the director has decided that the bat might be altered,
                the suspected offending player may allow the director to send the bat to the USSSA
                Altered Bat Committee and/or the Manufacturer of the bat for a determination on whether
                the bat is altered,
          or he can accept a 1 year suspension from all Brookhaven and USSSA play including tournaments
                with no right of appeal.
          If the manufacturer or the Altered Bat Committee of the USSSA determine that the bat has been
          altered, Brookhaven and USSSA will suspend a first time offender for 2 years.
          Brookhaven and USSSA will suspend a second time offender for life.
          The responsibility for knowing whether a bat is altered is that of the user and the owner of the bat.
          The fact that the individual did not know that the bat was altered is not a factor in
          imposing the suspension. The question is only whether the bat is altered or not
.
          For the official USSSA rule, go to http://www.usssa.com/sports/AlteredBats.htm.

    15. Recreation (noun): to create anew, restore, refresh, refreshment of strength
          and spirits after work (Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 1984).


L. OTHER
      1. Field Coordinator: Each site will have a recreation staff member who will put down the
          bases, provide balls and line-up cards and determine if the fields are playable.
          This individual will keep a scorebook.

      2. Rule: All U.S.S.S.A. rules will be followed with the following exceptions:
          -   Teams may play with nine (9) players.
             Teams may add a tenth player at any time.
             An eleventh player may not be added once the game has started.
          -   Brookhaven Town 15 run rule will be used.
          -   Brookhaven Town player ejection rule is in effect.


2005 Spring/Summer Regulations
2005 ADULT SOFTBALL PROGRAM REGULATIONS


A. SCHEDULES
       1. All games must be played as scheduled. No mutual agreements between managers may
                        be made to change the date or site of a game.
       2. Games will be played and start at the scheduled time.
                        Forfeit times are noted below in A.7.
       3. In the event of inclement weather, cancellations will be recorded. The recording
                        will be available after 4:00 PM - Monday thru Friday and after 7:00 AM on
                        Sunday. The phone number is 732-5657. Instruct your players to call
                        this number rather than the Recreation Office's main number. Cancellations
                        will also be posted on our Website: WWW.Eteamz.com/tobadultsoftball
       4. In the event of a postponement due to unfavorable weather, the Recreation Division
                        will reschedule the game and notify the manager in writing.
       5. Should a game be called due to light failure, it will be considered a suspended
                        game and will be picked up from the point of suspension at a later date.
                        Games called due to curfew will be official. Curfews are in effect at
                        Raynor Park, Miner Field, Hallock Park, East Moriches, and Veterans Field.
       6. Rescheduling notices are sent out of this office within 72 hours. Any team rep who
                        has not received a notice within seven (7) days of a cancellation should
                        call this office to find out why they did not receive anything.
                        Please call: 451-6128.
       7. Start Times:                      Doubleheaders          Single Games
                   Weeknight leagues:          7:45pm                  7:45pm and 9:00pm
                   Sunday AM leagues:          9:00am                  9:00am and 10:15am
                   Sunday PM leagues:          5:00pm                  5:00pm and 6:15pm
             Forfeit Times:       Doubleheaders       Game 1 - 5 minutes
                                                                   Game 2 - additional 15 minutes.
                                           Single Games          5 minutes.

B. ROSTERS
       1. A team may have a maximum of three (3) non-residents on their roster. All other
                        players must be Brookhaven Town residents.
       2. A roster of no more than 25 names and registration cards must be turned
                        in at the Recreation Office prior to Monday April 4th. A team will
                        forfeit their games until cards and rosters are on file in the Softball Office.
       3. Rosters will be open through June 30th. Teams may add or delete players up until
                        this date. At no time may more than 25 players be on a current roster.
                        Rosters will become frozen on July 1st.
       4. Should a player's eligibility be questioned by an opposing manager, the questioned
                        player will be required to fill out a player challenge card. Failure to
                        comply will be interpreted as grounds for forfeit. All players should be
                        prepared to furnish an I.D. if challenged. Managers may challenge the
                        legality of a player at any time. No more than two (2) challenges may be
                        made in any game. The following are the penalties.
                  a. The player, if ineligible, is declared illegal and will not be eligible to
                               play in the Town for one year.
                  b. The ineligible player's manager will be ineligible for the next two (2) games.
                  c. Games that the illegal player played in will be forfeited.
       5. Players may compete on only one team in the Brookhaven Town Softball Program.
                  (Exception: Fire Dept. Teams.)
       6. Once a player has appeared in a game with a team, they cannot change to another
                        team before the roster deadline unless they appeal to the Recreation
                        Department for a hearing and receive permission.
       7. Any player whose legality becomes questioned, may be suspended by the Recreation
                        office. A hearing will be held and at that time, forfeiture will be decided.
       8. Players may not be added at the field. Do not give registration cards to the
                        scorekeepers.
       9. Fire Department teams must have active members of the Fire Department they play
                        for on their rosters. NO Exceptions.

C. PROTESTS
       1. Protests must be made verbally (before the next live ball) to the umpire
                        and official scorer and in writing to the Recreation Division within
                        48 hours after the game. A twenty-dollar ($20.00) money order payable to
                        BOA must accompany any written protest. (Refundable if you win protest).
       2. Only protests prepared in accordance with the 2005 USSSA Rule Book will be considered.

D. PLAYOFFS
       1. All teams qualify for the playoffs. A single elimination format will be used.

E. AWARDS
       1. Individual and team awards will be given for the 1st place team in each league.
                        A team award will be given to the 2nd and 3rd place teams in each league.
       2. Individual and team awards will be issued to the playoff champion.
       3. Sportsmanship/Sportswomanship Award to one men's league team and one women's
                        league team.

F. PLAYER CONDUCT
       1. No alcoholic beverages at the park before, during or after the game. Violation
                        of this rule may be grounds for disciplinary action.
                        This is a Town of Brookhaven ordinance.
       2. Managers are responsible for the conduct of their players at the field. In order
                        to keep this under control, all managers should advise their players that
                        failure to follow the rules of good sportsmanship will result in their
                        being removed from the game and possibly suspended from future games.
       3. Any player who pushes, shoves or strikes an umpire or official scorer either with
                        his/her person or an object may be suspended for a minimum of one year
                        from the date of the incident, after appearing before a hearing committee.
                        Further action may be taken by the U.S.S.S.A.
       4. Use of obscene or vulgar language may result in an automatic ejection from the game.
                        Umpires are advised to strictly enforce this rule. No warning is
                        necessary before an ejection for obscene or vulgar language.
       5. Should a player be ejected from a game, he/she must leave the field of play
                        immediately or risk the chance of his/her team forfeiting the game.
                        Umpires also have the authority to remove a player from Town property.
       6. The Town of Brookhaven Recreation Division reserves the right to discipline
                        participants for unsportsmanlike conduct. If necessary, a hearing will
                        be conducted by the Ethics Committee. Individuals will receive written
                        notification of any action taken by the Recreation Division.

G. TEAM COMPLAINTS
       1. If a team rep has a legitimate complaint, please contact the proper person
                        listed below:
                LEAGUE MATTERS          Peter Eaton             451-6128
                FIELD CONDITIONS       Parks Department      451-6141 and 451-6133
                UMPIRE PROBLEMS          Jim Nugent             588-8121

H. BROOKHAVEN TOWN 15-RUN RULE
       1. If, after three (3) full innings of play, one team leads another by fifteen (15)
                        or more runs, the losing team will get one more official at-bat to reduce
                        the lead. If the lead is not cut to ten (10) or fewer runs in that next
                        at-bat, the contest is over.
       2. If the lead is cut to ten (10) runs or below, the contest will simply continue
                        as usual. However, should a fifteen (15) run gap be opened again in later
                        innings, the rule goes back into effect.

I. BROOKHAVEN TOWN PLAYER EJECTION RULE
       1. Any player ejected from a game will be ineligible as indicated.
                a. 1st Offense: Next two (2) games. If the ejected player fails to sit
                               the next two games, forfeit wins will be awarded to the opposing
                               team. The player will be required to sit out his/her next two (2)
                               games and the team representative/manager will also sit out his/her
                               next two (2) games for failure to comply. If the ejection occurs
                               in the final game or games of the season, the penalty will carry
                               over to the next season.
                b. 2nd Offense: Any player ejected a second time will be declared ineligible
                               for the remainder of the season, including playoffs and tournaments.
                c. Note: In addition to the above suspensions, further disciplinary action
                               may be taken against an ejected player after a hearing by the
                               Ethics Committee.
                d. Appeal Process: A twenty-dollar ($20) money order payable to B.O.A. must
                               be included with your written appeal. The fee will be
                               refunded if the ejection is overturned.

J. BROOKHAVEN TOWN SAFETY BASE RULE
                1. Any batted ball hitting the white portion should be fair and any ball
                               hitting the orange part should be foul. On the initial play to
                               first base from the infield or outfield the batter-runner MUST
                               touch the orange portion of the base.
                2. The defense player MUST always touch the white portion. This rule is in
                               effect only on the initial play at first base which does not include:
                               - Returning to the base after over running.
                               - Running on a base hit to the outfield (runner may touch the orange
                                  or white part).
                               - Re-tag to advance on a fly ball.
                3. Effect: If a base runner uses the orange portion at any time after the
                               first attempt at first base and is not in contact with the white
                               portion, then he is considered off the base.
                4. Penalty: The batter/runner is called out. This is not an appeal play.
                               Play continues, ball is alive and in play and all other runners
                               are in jeopardy.

K. BAT RULES
                1. Prohibited Bats: All Composite bats are prohibited in Brookhaven Softball.
                        This includes composite materials in either the barrel or the handle or both.
                        Specifically but not exclusively, all Miken, Synergy, Mizuno TechFire (Envy,
                        Crush, Crush2, Blur, BlurAdvanced, Fury, Rage, Classic)
, and Wicked
                        brand bats are prohibited. (Except Wicked model SBWKA MG46).
                        If you are unsure whether a bat is legal or prohibited, check with the
                        Umpire before you use it.
                Penalty: The User, the Team Manager, and the Bat Owner will ALL be ejected
                        from the game, and ALL will serve an additional two game suspension.
                Note: A second ejection during the season for any reason will result in
                               suspension from Brookhaven Softball for the remainder of the season.
                               (See Brookhaven Rule I. above)
                Note: Bats prohibited by Brookhaven Town under this safety regulation may
                               still be legal for USSSA tournaments or other non-Brookhaven
                               sponsored leagues.
                2. Altered Bats: Brookhaven Town will strictly enforce the USSSA rule on
                               altered bats.
                        Altered bats are bats which have:
                        1) had the surface of the barrel or the taper changed in any way such as by
                               sandpapering or applying a solvent to the surface such as fingernail
                               polish remover or by any other means,
                        2) had the plug removed/replaced or changed in any way,
                        3) had the knob removed/replaced or changed in any way, or
                        4) had anything removed or added to the inside or outside of the bat other
                               than tape at the handle or knob.
                        Cracked, worn, or damaged bats are not altered bats, but will be
                               removed from play.
                        Such cracked, worn or damaged bats will not result in a player suspension,
                        unless the player returns the offending bat into USSSA play after it has
                        been removed or the bat is also altered. Paint or lettering wear is not a
                        problem so long as the bat can be identified and has the appropriate BPF
                        marking. But any wearing of the bat material or identifying paint or BPF
                        marking wear will be cause for removal.
                Procedure and Penalties: If a bat is suspected of being an altered bat,
                        you should report it to the USSSA director or Umpire. The Director will
                        have the authority to inspect the bat and to suspend the suspected
                        offending player. The suspected offending player will have a couple
                        of choices:
                        First, he can allow the director to inspect the bat and reach his
                                        initial conclusion on whether the bat might be altered,
                        or he can keep his bat from inspection and accept a 1 year
                                        suspension from all Brookhaven and USSSA play including
                                        tournaments with no right of appeal.
                        Second, if after allowing inspection, the director has decided
                                        that the bat might be altered, the suspected offending
                                        player may allow the director to send the bat to the
                                        USSSA Altered Bat Committee and/or the Manufacturer of
                                        the bat for a determination on whether the bat is altered,
                        or he can accept a 1 year suspension from all Brookhaven and USSSA
                                        play including tournaments with no right of appeal.
                If the manufacturer or the Altered Bat Committee of the USSSA determine that the
                        bat has been altered, Brookhaven and USSSA will suspend a first time
                        offender for 2 years. Brookhaven and USSSA will suspend a second
                        time offender for life.

                The responsibility for knowing whether a bat is altered is that of the user and the
                        owner of the bat. The fact that the individual did not know that the bat was
                        altered is not a factor in imposing the suspension. The question is only
                        whether the bat is altered or not.
                        For the official USSSA rule, go to http://www.usssa.com/sports/AlteredBats.htm.

L. MISCELLANEOUS
       1. Playing rules contained in the official 2005 U.S.S.S.A.'s Softball (Slo-Pitch)
                        Rule Book will govern play in all leagues, except where Town Rules conflict.
       2. The Town Scorer at the field will determine ground rules at that particular field.
                        Should an umpire interpret a ground rule incorrectly during the course of a
                        game, the scorer may, and should, intercede at once.
       3. Any game stopped because of weather is not a suspended game
                        (e.g. lightning, rain, fog, snow, etc.)
       4. A game is considered a legal game whenever the losing team has batted four times.
       5. All team representatives have the responsibility to pass on rule changes to their
                        players each season. For example: Prohibited bats, altered bats, etc.
       6. There is no time limit for the Spring/Summer season.
       7. Any night, including Saturdays, may be used to play make-ups or other rescheduled
                        games. This applies to Nights, Sundays AM and PM, Women's, and Fire Depts.
       8. Forfeiture of a game or games on three (3) playing dates during a league/playoff
                        schedule will result in the offending team being dropped from the program.
       9. Players may not use excessive speed at any time in delivering a pitch.
       10. Dual first bases (safety base option) will be used for the 2005 season.
       11. All teams, in all leagues, at all fields, are limited to six (6) over-the-fence
                        home runs. Anything over-the-fence after six (6) is an out. This is a dead
                        ball situation, all runners return to their bases.
       12. The softball used will be the Dudley Thunder SW Blue Stitch. The Women's leagues
                        will use the 11 inch Dudley Blue Stitch or the 11 inch deBeer Dyna Core ADA
                        Softball. Selected leagues will use an Optic Yellow covered ball.
       13. Courtesy Runners are allowed only in the Over 40 leagues.
                        - After the batter has reached base, his courtesy runner, if used, must be
                               inserted before the next pitch.
                        - The runner used will be the player who was the last recorded out, or if
                               no outs, the last batter from the prior inning. (If no outs in the
                               first inning, the last batter in the line-up).
                        - May be used for only one batter per inning. If the same batter reaches
                               base twice in an inning, you may run for him again.
                        - Last recorded out examples:
                         a) Batter hits into double play, grounder to shortstop, force at second,
                               force at first; the batter is the last recorded out.
                         b) Batter hits into double play, fly to left, runner on third tags up and
                               is tagged out at the plate; the runner called out at the plate is
                               the last recorded out.
       14. RECREATION (noun): to create anew, restore, refresh, refreshment of
                        strength and spirits after work. (Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 1984).

M. OTHER
       1. Field Coordinator: Each site will have a recreation staff member who will put
                        down the bases, provide balls and line-up cards and determine if the fields
                        are playable. This individual will keep a scorebook.
       2. All U.S.S.S.A. rules will be followed with the following exceptions:
                        - Teams may play with nine (9) players. Teams may add a tenth player at
                               any time. An eleventh player may not be added once the game has
                               started.
                        - Brookhaven Town 15 run rule will be used.
                        - Brookhaven Town player ejection rule is in effect.
                        - All composite bats are prohibited.


2014 Spring Regulations
2014 ADULT SOFTBALL PROGRAM REGULATIONS
Revised 1/06/2014


A. SCHEDULES
       1. All games must be played as scheduled. No mutual agreements between managers may be made to change the date or
                site of a game.
       2. Games will be played and start at the scheduled time. Forfeit times are noted below in Section A.7.
       3. In the event of inclement weather, cancellations will be available on a recorded message after 4:00 PM -
            Monday thru Friday and after 7:00 AM on Sunday. The phone number is 732-5657. Instruct your players to call
                this number rather than the Softball Office's main number. Cancellations and other information will also be posted
                on our Website: www.eteamz.com/tobadultsoftball
       4. In the event of a postponement or cancellation due to unfavorable weather, the Softball Office will reschedule the
                game and post reschedule dates and fields on the website.
       5. Should a game be called due to light failure, it will be considered a suspended game and will be picked up from the
                point of suspension at a later date. Games called due to curfew will be official. Curfews are in effect at Raynor
                Park, Miner Field, Veterans Field, and Morris Ave Field.
       6. Rescheduling information will be posted on the website (usually within 48 hours of the original cancellation).
                Team managers requiring written notice of reschedules must submit their written request at the start of the season.
                Any team representative who expects written notice and has not received a notice within seven (7) days of a cancel-
                lation should call this office to find out why they did not receive anything. Please call: 451-6128.
       7. Forfeit Times:        Double or Triple headers:
                        - Game 1 - 15 minutes after scheduled start time.
                        - Game 2 - 5 minutes after 1st game forfeited.
                        - Game 3 - 5 minutes after 2nd game forfeited.
                                Single Games:
                        - 5 minutes after scheduled start time.


B. ROSTERS
       1. A team may have a maximum of three (3) non-residents on their roster. All other players must be residents and/or
                taxpayers of Brookhaven Town.
       2. Rosters and registration cards must be turned in to the Softball Office prior to Monday March 24th, 2014.
                The roster must list the Manager (and any Assistant Manager) in the Team contact area. All players, including man-
                agers who are players, must be listed in the Players area. Up to 25 names may be listed in the player area. Regis-
                tration Cards must be filled out for all players and managers. Teams will forfeit their games until cards and rosters
                are on file in the Softball Office. NOTE: Only properly registered players and managers are allowed on the bench or
                playing area. This includes batting practice, pre-game warm-ups, the game, and between games.
       3. Rosters will be open until June 30th. Teams may add or delete players until this date. At no time may more than 25
                players be on a current roster. Rosters will become frozen on July 1st.
       4. Should a player's eligibility be questioned by an opposing manager, the questioned player will be required to fill out a
                player challenge card. Players will be required to provide Photo ID if challenged. Any player who is not able to provide
                ID or who refuses to fill out the challenge card will be declared illegal and the game will be forfeited. Managers may
                challenge the legality of a player at any time. No more than two (2) challenges may be made in any game.
                The following are the penalties:
                a) The player, if ineligible, is declared illegal and will not be eligible to play in the Town for one year.
                b) The ineligible player's manager will be ineligible for the next two (2) games.
                c) Games that the illegal player played in will be forfeited.
       5. The number of teams a player may play on is limited by the following:
               a) Over 40 and Over 50 Leagues may also play on one other night league team, except Over 40 League players may not play
                        on multiple Over 40 League teams.
               b) All night league players may also play on one Sunday morning team.
               c) Fire Dept league players may only play for one Fire Dept team, but may also play on any night or Sunday league team
                        for which they would otherwise be eligible.
       6. Once a player has appeared in a game with a team, they cannot change to another team before the roster deadline
                unless they appeal to the Softball Office for a hearing and receive permission.
       7. Any player whose legality becomes questioned, may be suspended by the Softball office. A hearing will be held and
                at that time, forfeiture will be decided.
        8. Players must be age 18 or older to be eligible. To determine eligibility for Over 40 and Over 40 Leagues, a player's
                age is his age at the end of the calendar year. i.e. A 39 year-old, turning 40 by Dec 31 is eligible for the Over 40
                leagues.
       9. Players may not be added at the field. Do not give registration cards to the scorekeepers.
       10. Fire Department teams may only have active members of the Fire Department on their rosters.
                NO Exceptions.

C. PROTESTS
       1. Protests must be made verbally (before the next live ball) to the umpire and official scorer and in writing to the
                Softball Office within 48 hours after the game. A twenty-dollar ($20.00) money order payable to BOA must accom-
                pany any written protest. (Refundable if you win protest).
       2. Only protests prepared in accordance with the 2014 USSSA Rule Book will be considered.

D. PLAYOFFS
       1. All teams qualify for the playoffs. A single elimination format will be used.
       2. Ties in the Standings will be resolved by:
                a) Head to Head games played, if still tied;
                b) Fewest Runs Allowed (Head to Head), if still tied;
                c) Fewest Runs Allowed versus the entire League, if still tied;
                d) Coin Toss.

E. AWARDS
       1. Individual and team awards will be given for the 1st place team in each league.                
       2. Team awards will be issued to the playoff champions.
       3. Sportsmanship/Sportswomanship Award to one men's league team and one women's league team.

F. PLAYER CONDUCT
       1. No alcoholic beverages at the park before, during or after the game. Violation of this rule may be grounds for disciplin-
                ary action. This is a Town of Brookhaven ordinance.
       2. Managers are responsible for the conduct of their players at the field. In order to keep this under control, all managers
                should advise their players that failure to follow the rules of good sportsmanship will result in their being removed
                from the game and possibly suspended from future games.
       3. Any player who pushes, shoves or strikes an umpire or official scorer either with his/her person or an object may be sus-
                pended for a minimum of one year from the date of the incident, after appearing before a hearing committee.
                Further action may be taken by the USSSA.
       4. Use of obscene or vulgar language may result in an automatic ejection from the game. Umpires are advised to strictly
                     enforce this rule
. No warning is necessary before an ejection for obscene or vulgar language.
       5. Should a player be ejected from a game, he/she must leave the field of play immediately or risk the chance of his/her
                team forfeiting the game. Umpires also have the authority to remove a player from Town property.
       6. The Town of Brookhaven Recreation Division reserves the right to discipline participants for unsportsmanlike conduct. If
                necessary, a hearing will be conducted by the Ethics Committee. Individuals will receive written notification of any
                action taken by the Recreation Department.

G. TEAM COMPLAINTS
       1. If a team rep has a legitimate complaint, please contact the proper person listed below:
                LEAGUE MATTERS                Peter Eaton                451-6128
                FIELD CONDITIONS                Parks Department        451-6199
                UMPIRE PROBLEMS                Jim Terveen                648-8346

H. BROOKHAVEN TOWN 15-RUN RULE
       1. If, after three (3) full innings of play, one team leads another by fifteen (15) or more runs, the losing team will get one
                more official at-bat to reduce the lead. If the lead is not cut to ten (10) or fewer runs in that next at-bat, the
                contest is over.
       2. If the lead is cut to ten (10) runs or below, the contest will simply continue as usual. However, should a fifteen (15) run
                gap be opened again in later innings, the rule goes back into effect.

I. BROOKHAVEN TOWN PLAYER EJECTION RULE
        Any player ejected from a game will be ineligible as indicated.
        1. 1st Offense: Next two (2) games. If the ejected player fails to sit the next two games, forfeit wins will be awarded
                to the opposing team. The player will be required to sit out his/her next two (2) games and the team represen-
                tative/manager will also sit out his/her next two (2) games for failure to comply. If the ejection occurs in the final
                game or games of the season, the penalty will carry over to the next season. If a player plays for multiple teams, this
                2 game suspension only affects the team involved in the ejection.
        2. 2nd Offense: Any player ejected a second time will be declared ineligible for the remainder of the season, inclu-
                ding playoffs and tournaments. If a player plays for multiple teams, a 2nd ejection from any team will render that
                player ineligible for all teams for the remainder of the season.
        3. Note: In addition to the above suspensions, further disciplinary action may be taken against an ejected player
                after a hearing by the Ethics Committee.
        4. Appeal Process: A twenty-dollar ($20) money order payable to B.O.A. must be included with your written appeal.
                The fee will be refunded if the ejection is overturned.

J. BROOKHAVEN TOWN SAFETY BASE RULE
        1. Any batted ball hitting the white portion should be fair and any ball hitting the orange part should be foul.
        2. On the initial play to first base from the infield or outfield the batter-runner may only touch the orange portion
                of the base. Exception: If the throw pulls the defender into foul territory, the batter-runner and
                defender may use either the white or orange base.
        3. The defensive player must touch the white portion.
        4. This rule is in effect only on the initial play at first base which does not include: Returning to the base after over
                running. Running on a base hit to the outfield (runner may touch the orange or white part). Re-tag to advance on a
                fly ball.
        5. Effect: If a base runner uses the orange portion at any time after the first attempt at first base and is not in contact
                with the white portion, then he is considered off the base.
        6. Penalty: The batter/runner is called out on appeal. Play continues, ball is alive and in play and all other runners are
                in jeopardy.

K. BAT RULES
        1. Prohibited Bats: All Composite bats are prohibited in Brookhaven Softball.
                Note: Bats prohibited by Brookhaven Town under this safety regulation may still be legal for USSSA tournaments
                or other non-Brookhaven sponsored leagues.
        2. Allowed Bats: Only bats on the Approved Bats List are approved for use in the Town of Brookhaven Adult
                Softball Program. This includes Batting Practice, League Games and Playoffs. Managers and players who wish to
                have a bat added to or removed from the list may appeal (in writing) to the Softball Office. This list will be updated
                on a regular basis. Based on appeals and playing conditions, the Softball Office reserves the right to change this
                list without notice.

                Penalties: Any player who uses a non-approved bat will be ejected and serve a two game suspension.
                Note: The Approved Bats List is available online at our website: www.eteamz.com/tobadultsoftball
        3. Cracked, Worn, or Damaged Bats are not altered bats, but will be removed from play. USSSA umpires and directors are
                authorized in their discretion to remove from play any bat which shows wear such as worn off or cracked graphics or
                damaged barrels, handles, tapers, plugs, cap or knob. Umpires or directors in their discretion may either remove the
                offending bat from the game or tournament and return it at the end of play or simply ask the player to put the bat
                away and not use it in USSSA play. If such a bat is brought back into USSSA play, the owner and user of such a bat
                may be suspended from USSSA play for up to one year.
        4. Altered Bats: Brookhaven Town will strictly enforce the USSSA rule on altered bats. The responsibility of knowing whether
                a bat is altered is that of the user and the owner of the bat. The fact that the individual did not know that the bat was
                altered is not a factor in imposing any suspension. The question is only whether the bat is altered or not.

L. MISCELLANEOUS
       1. Playing rules contained in the Official 2014 USSSA Slow Pitch Rule Book will govern play in all leagues, except where
                Town Rules conflict.
       2. The Town Scorer at the field will determine ground rules at that particular field. Should an umpire interpret a ground
                rule incorrectly during the course of a game, the scorer may, and should, intercede at once.
       3. Any game stopped because of weather is not a suspended game (e.g. lightning, rain, fog, snow, etc.)
       4. A game is considered a legal game whenever the losing team has batted four (4) times.
       5. All team representatives have the responsibility to pass on rule changes to their players each season. For example:
                Allowed Bats, 6 Foot Pitching Area, Offensive Team equipment interference, etc.
       6. There is no time limit for the Spring/Summer season.
       7. Any night, including Saturdays, may be used to play make-ups or other rescheduled games. This applies to Nights,
                Sunday AM, Women's, and Fire Dept. games.
       8. Forfeiture of a game or games on three (3) playing dates during a league/playoff schedule will result in the offending
                team being dropped from the program.
       9. Players may not use excessive speed at any time in delivering a pitch.
       10. Dual first bases (safety base option) will be used for the 2014 season.
       11. All teams, in all leagues, at all fields, are limited to six (6) over-the-fence home runs. Anything over-the-fence
                after six (6) is an out. This is a dead ball situation, all runners return to their bases.
       12. Men's leagues will use the 12 inch ball. The Women's leagues will use the 11 inch Softball. Night leagues in both
                Men's and Women's play will use an Optic Yellow covered ball.
       13. Men's league bases will be set at 70 feet. Women's league bases will be set at 65 feet.
        14. The Town strongly recommends that all pitchers use face masks and other protective equipment.   

M. COURTESY RUNNERS
       1. Courtesy Runners are allowed in All Leagues.
       2. After the batter has reached base, his courtesy runner, if used, must be inserted before the next pitch.
       3. All Leagues (except Over 50), the runner used will be the player who was
                the last recorded out, or if no outs, the last batter from the prior inning. (If no outs in the first inning, the last batter in
                the line-up).
                a) May be used for only one batter per inning. If the same batter reaches base twice in an inning, you may run for
                        that batter again.
                b) If a courtesy runner, while on base, is not able to continue as a runner (injury, his turn at bat comes up, etc),
                        he is replaced on the base with the original batter.
                c) Last recorded out examples:
                        * Batter hits into double play, grounder to shortstop, force at second, force at first; the batter is the
                         last recorded out.
                        * Batter hits into double play, fly to left, runner on third tags up and is tagged out at the plate; the runner
                         called out at the plate is the last recorded out.
        4. Over 50 leagues, any number of runners may be used in an inning, but each runner may be used only once per
                inning. Runners may be any roster member of the offensive team whether they are listed in the current batting order
                or not.
                a) If a courtesy runner is on base when his turn at bat comes up, he is out. He is removed from the base and takes
                        his proper turn at bat. If the out is the 3rd out of an inning, he will be the first batter in the next
                        inning.
                b) If a courtesy runner is not able to continue as a runner while on base because of injury, he may be replaced
                        on the base by either the original batter or by a legal substitute in the runner's spot in the batting
                        order. In either case, the injured player will be ineligible for the remainder of that game.
        5. Players with a physical disability may apply in writing to the Softball Office for a permanent courtesy batter/runner
                waiver. In this situation, the player who is used as the waiver runner or batter will be the player who was the last
                recorded out. The waiver runner is not considered a courtesy runner. The runner who is running for the batter from
                home plate must start from a position directly behind the home plate umpire.


N. OTHER
       1. Field Coordinator: Each site will have a recreation staff member who will put down the bases, provide balls and
                line-up cards and determine if the fields are playable. This individual will keep a scorebook.
       2. All USSSA rules will be followed with the following exceptions:
                a) Teams must have nine (9) players to start a game, and may list up to 13 players in the batting order.
                        Batters may be added at any time. Batters removed from the game (injury, ejection, etc.)
                        must be substituted for, or that spot in the order will be an out.
                b) Brookhaven Town 15 run rule will be used.
                c) Brookhaven Town player ejection rule is in effect.
                d) All composite bats are prohibited, and only bats on the Approved Bat List will be allowed.
                e) USSSA has eliminated the free foul ball after strike one. The Town will continue to use the old USSSA rule:
                        2 strikes is an out, 3 balls is a walk, and after strike one, the batter may hit one foul ball, a second
                        foul after strike one is a dead ball out.

O. RECREATION (noun): to create anew, restore, refresh, refreshment of strength and spirits after work.
                        (Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 1984).




2004 ADULT SOFTBALL FALL PROGRAM REGULATIONS


A. SCHEDULES
       1. All games must be played as scheduled. No mutual agreements between managers may
          be made to change the date or site of a game.
       2. Games will be played and start at the scheduled time. Forfeit times are noted on
          the playing schedule.
       3. In the event of inclement weather, cancellations will be recorded. The recording
          will be available after 4:00 PM - Monday thru Friday and after 7:00 AM on Sunday.
          The phone number is 732-5657. Instruct your players to call this number rather
          than the Recreation Office's main number.
       4. In the event of a postponement due to unfavorable weather, the Recreation Division
          will reschedule the game and notify the managers in writing.
       5. Should a game be called due to light failure, it will be considered a suspended
          game and will be picked up from the point of suspension at a later date. Games
          called due to curfew will be official. (Curfews are in effect for Raynor Park, Miner Field,
          Hallock and East Moriches).
       6. Rescheduling notices are sent out of this office within 72 hours. Any team
          representative who has not received a notice within seven (7) days of a
          cancellation should call this office to find out why they did not receive
          anything. Please call: 451-6128.
       7. Forfeit Times are: first game - 5 minutes, second game - additional 15 minutes.
          Weeknights: 7:15pm Start - Forfeit first game at 7:20pm, Forfeit second game at 7:35pm.
                            8:30pm Start - Forfeit time is 8:35pm.
          Sundays:    9:00am Start - Forfeit first game at 9:05am, Forfeit second game at 9:20am.
                           10:15am Start - Forfeit time is 10:20am.

B. ROSTERS
       1. A team may have a maximum of three (3) non-residents on their roster. All other
          players must be Brookhaven Town residents.
       2. A roster of no more than 25 names and registration cards must be turned in at
          the Recreation Office prior to the first game. A team will forfeit their
          games until cards and rosters are on file in the Softball Office.
       3. Rosters will be open through Saturday, October 2nd for Sunday teams and Wednesday
          September 29th for weeknight teams. Teams may add or delete players up until this date.
          At no time may more than 25 players be on a current roster. Sunday rosters will become
          frozen on October 3rd and Weeknight rosters on September 30th.
       4. Should a player's eligibility be questioned by an opposing manager, the
          questioned player will be required to fill out a player challenge card.
          Failure to comply will be interpreted as grounds for forfeit. All players
          should be prepared to furnish an I.D. if challenged. Managers may challenge
          the legality of a player at any time. No more than two (2) challenges may be
          made in any game.
          The following are the penalties:
          a.   The player, if ineligible, will be declared illegal and will not be
                eligible to play in the Town for one year.
          b.   The ineligible player's manager will be ineligible for the next two (2) games.
          c.   Games that the illegal player played in will be forfeited.
       5. Players may compete on only one team in the Brookhaven Town Softball Program.
       6. Once a player has appeared in a game with a team, they cannot change to another
          team before the roster deadline unless they appeal to the Recreation Department
          for a hearing and receive permission.
       7. Any player whose legality becomes questioned, may be suspended by the Recreation
          Office. A hearing will be held and at that time, forfeiture will be decided.
       8. Players may not be added at the field. Do not attempt to turn registration cards
          in at the field.

C. PROTESTS
       1. Protests must be made verbally (before the next live ball) to the umpire and
          official scorer and in writing to the Recreation Division within 48 hours after
          the game. A twenty-dollar ($20.00) money order payable to BOA must accompany any
          written protest. (Refundable if you win protest).
       2. Only those protests prepared in accordance with the 2004 U.S.S.S.A. Rule Book
          will be considered.

D. PLAYOFFS
       1. All teams qualify for the playoffs. A single elimination format will be used.

E. AWARDS
       1. Individual and team awards will be given for the 1st place team in each league.
          A team award will be given to the 2nd and 3rd place teams in each league.
       2. Individual and team awards will be issued to the playoff champion.
       3. Sportsmanship/Sportswomanship Award to one men's league team and one women's
          league team.

F. PLAYER CONDUCT
       1. No beer or alcoholic beverages at the park before, during or after the game.
          Violation of this rule may be grounds for disciplinary action.
          This is a Town of Brookhaven ordinance.
       2. Managers are responsible for the conduct of their players at the field. In order
          to keep this under control, all managers should advise their players that failure
          to follow the rules of good sportsmanship will result in their being removed from
          the game and possibly suspended from future games.
       3. Any player who pushes, shoves or strikes an umpire or official scorer either with
          his/her person or an object may be suspended for a minimum of one year from the
          date of the incident, after appearing before a hearing committee. Further action
          may be taken by the U.S.S.S.A.
       4. Use of obscene or vulgar language may result in an automatic ejection from the
          game. Umpires are advised to strictly enforce this rule. No warning is necessary
          before an ejection for obscene or vulgar language.
       5. Should a player be ejected from a game, he/she must leave the field of play
          immediately or risk the chance of his/her team forfeiting the game. Umpires also
          have the authority to remove a player from Town property.
       6. The Town of Brookhaven Recreation Division reserves the right to discipline
          participants for unsportsmanlike conduct. If necessary, a hearing will be
          conducted by the Ethics Committee. Individuals will receive written notification
          of any action taken by the Recreation Division.

G. TEAM COMPLAINTS
       1. If a team representative has a legitimate complaint, please contact the
          proper person listed below:
          LEAGUE MATTERS          Peter Eaton          451-6128
          FIELD CONDITIONS       Parks Department   451-6141
          UMPIRE PROBLEMS         Jim Nugent            588-8121

H. BROOKHAVEN TOWN 15-RUN RULE
       1. If, after three (3) full innings of play, one team leads another by fifteen (15)
          or more runs, the losing team will get one more official at-bat in an attempt
          to reduce the lead. If the lead is not cut to ten (10) or fewer runs in the next
          at-bat, the contest is over.
       2. If the lead is cut to ten (10) runs or below, the contest will simply continue as
          usual. However, should a fifteen (15) run gap be opened again in later innings,
          the rule goes back into effect.


I. BROOKHAVEN TOWN PLAYER EJECTION RULE
       1. Any player ejected from a game will be ineligible as indicated:
          a. 1st Offense:
                   Next two (2) games. If the ejected player fails to sit the next two games,
                   forfeit wins will be awarded to the opposing team. The player will be
                   required to sit out his/her next two (2) games and the team
                   representative/manager will also sit out his/her next two (2) games for
                   failure to comply. If the ejection occurs in the final game or games
                   of the season, the penalty will carry over to the next season.
          b. 2nd Offense:
                   Any player ejected a second time will be declared ineligible for the
                   remainder of the season, including playoffs and tournaments.
          c. Note:
                   In addition to the above suspensions, further disciplinary action may be
                   taken against an ejected player after a hearing by the Ethics Committee.
          d. Appeal Process:
                   A twenty-dollar ($20) money order payable to B.O.A. must be included
                   with your written appeal. The fee will be refunded if the ejection is
                   overturned.

J. BROOKHAVEN TOWN SAFETY BASE RULE
      1. Any batted ball hitting the white portion should be fair and any ball hitting
          the orange part should be foul. On the initial play to first base from the
          infield or outfield the batter-runner MUST touch the orange portion of the base.
      2. The defense player MUST always touch the white portion. This rule is in effect
          only on the initial play at first base which does not include:
            - Returning to the base after over running.
            - Running on a base hit to the outfield (runner may touch the orange or
               white part).
            - Re-tag to advance on a fly ball.
      3. Effect: If a base runner uses the orange portion at any time after the first
          attempt at first base and is not in contact with the white portion, then he is
          considered off the base.
      4. Penalty: The batter/runner is called out. This is not an appeal play.
          Play continues, ball is alive and in play and all other runners are in jeopardy.

K. MISCELLANEOUS
      1. Playing rules contained in the official 2004 U.S.S.S.A.'s Softball (Slo-Pitch)
          Rule Book will govern play in all leagues, except where Town Rules conflict.
      2. The Town Scorer at the field will determine ground rules and curfews at that
          particular field. Should an umpire interpret a ground rule incorrectly during the
          course of a game, the scorer may, and should, intercede at once.
      3. Any game stopped because of weather is not a suspended game (e.g. fog, lightning,
          rain, snow, etc.).
      4. A game is considered a legal game whenever the losing team has batted
          four (4) times.
      5. All team representatives have the responsibility to pass on rule changes to their
          players each season. For example: Prohibited bats, Altered bats, etc.
      6. There is a one and a half hour time limit for each game. At 90 minutes,
          the game is over with no further play. The team with the higher score at that time is
          the winner. A tie score is a possible.
      7. Any night, including Saturdays, may be used to play make-ups or other rescheduled
          games. This applies to all Night and Sunday leagues.
      8. Any team forfeiting a game in playoffs will be removed from the remainder of the
          playoffs (exceptions: injuries, weather-related delays).
      9. Forfeiture of a game or games on two (2) playing dates during a league/playoff
          schedule will result in the offending team being dropped from the program.
    10. Players may not use excessive speed at any time in delivering a pitch.
    11. Dual first bases (safety base option) will be used for the 2004 season.
    12. All teams, in all leagues, at all fields, are limited to six (6) over-the-fence
          home runs. Anything over-the-fence after six (6) is an out. This is a dead ball situation
          and runners return to their bases.
    13. Prohibited Bats: All Composite bats are prohibited in Brookhaven Softball. This includes
          composite materials in either the barrel or the handle or both. And specifically but not exclusively,
          all Miken, all Synergy, all Orange Crush, and all Wicked bats (except Wicked Model SBWKA MG46)
          are prohibited. If you are unsure whether a bat is legal or prohibited, check with the Umpire
          before you use it.
          Penalty: The User, the Team Manager, and the Bat Owner will ALL be ejected from the game,
                     and ALL will serve an additional two game suspension.
          Note: A second ejection during the season for any reason will result in suspension from
                     Brookhaven Softball for the remainder of the season. (See Brookhaven Rule I. above)
          Note: Bats prohibited by Brookhaven Town under this safety regulation may still be legal
                     for USSSA tournaments or other non-Brookhaven sponsored leagues.
    15. Altered Bats: Brookhaven will strictly enforce the new 2004 USSSA rule on altered bats.
          Altered bats are bats which have:
          1) had the surface of the barrel or the taper changed in any way such as by sandpapering or   
             applying a solvent to the surface such as fingernail polish remover or by any other means,
          2) had the plug removed/replaced or changed in any way,
          3) had the knob removed/replaced or changed in any way, or
          4) had anything removed or added to the inside or outside of the bat other than tape at the
             handle or knob.
          Cracked, worn, or damaged bats are not altered bats, but will be removed from play. Such cracked,
          worn or damaged bats will not result in a player suspension, unless the player returns the offending
          bat into USSSA play after it has been removed or the bat is also altered. Paint or lettering wear
          is not a problem so long as the bat can be identified and has the appropriate BPF marking. But any
          wearing of the bat material or identifying paint or BPF marking wear will be cause for removal.
          Procedure and Penalties: If a bat is suspected of being an altered bat, you should report it
          to the USSSA director or Umpire. The Director will have the authority to inspect the bat and to
          suspend the suspected offending player.
          The suspected offending player will have a couple of choices:
          First, he can allow the director to inspect the bat and reach his initial conclusion on whether the
                bat might be altered,
          or he can keep his bat from inspection and accept a 1 year suspension from all Brookhaven and
                USSSA play including tournaments with no right of appeal.
          Second, if after allowing inspection, the director has decided that the bat might be altered,
                the suspected offending player may allow the director to send the bat to the USSSA
                Altered Bat Committee and/or the Manufacturer of the bat for a determination on whether
                the bat is altered,
          or he can accept a 1 year suspension from all Brookhaven and USSSA play including tournaments
                with no right of appeal.
          If the manufacturer or the Altered Bat Committee of the USSSA determine that the bat has been
          altered, Brookhaven and USSSA will suspend a first time offender for 2 years.
          Brookhaven and USSSA will suspend a second time offender for life.
          The responsibility for knowing whether a bat is altered is that of the user and the owner of the bat.
          The fact that the individual did not know that the bat was altered is not a factor in
          imposing the suspension. The question is only whether the bat is altered or not
.
          For the official USSSA rule, go to http://www.usssa.com/sports/AlteredBats.htm.

    16. Recreation (noun): to create anew, restore, refresh, refreshment of strength
          and spirits after work (Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 1984).


L. OTHER
      1. Field Coordinator: Each site will have a recreation staff member who will put down the
          bases, provide balls and line-up cards and determine if the fields are playable.
          This individual will keep a scorebook.

      2. Rule: All U.S.S.S.A. rules will be followed with the following exceptions:
          -   Teams may play with nine (9) players.
             Teams may add a tenth player at any time.
             An eleventh player may not be added once the game has started.
          -   Brookhaven Town 15 run rule will be used.
          -   Brookhaven Town player ejection rule is in effect.


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Thursday, August 16

4th FD1 Rocky Point
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Gm #2 - Tue, Aug 21 |
7:45 -Bellport #1 | ------------------------- |
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1st FD2 Gm #6 - TBA |
7:45 -Firemens #1 |
Semi-Final |
2nd FD1 Holtsville | ------------------------- |
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Gm #3 - Tue, Aug 21 | ------------------------- | |
9:00 -Firemens #2 | |
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3rd FD2 Gm #8, 9, 10 |
4th FD2 7:30 -Firemens #1 | -------------------------
------------------------- | Finals Best 2 out of 3 | Playoff Champions
Gm #1 - Tue, Aug 21 | |
7:45 -Firemens #1 | ------------------------- | |
------------------------- | Gm #5 - Tue, Aug 21 | |
5th FD2 9:00 -Firemens #1 | ------------------------- | |
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1st FD1 N Patchogue Gm #7 - TBA | ------------------------- |
9:00 -Firemens #2 |
Semi-Final |
3rd FD1 Brookhaven |
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Gm #4 - Tue, Aug 21 | ------------------------- |
7:45 -Firemens #2 |
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2nd FD2



Friday, August 17
64 team bracket test

Friday, August 17
USSSA 64 Team "D" Nationals


 
 
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