All SVGS divisions are based upon general ASA rules.
Because of time constraints and safety issues, Scotts Valley Girls' Softball has added rules specific to this age group.
Senior - Grade level: 6th-8th*
• 10 defensive players are allowed - 4 outfielders
• Minimum number of players is 8 - game must be played.
• All players bat in the line-up
• Batting helmet must have face guards, defensive masks are not required
• Pitchers can pitch 3 innings per game maximum.
• Pitcher may re-enter once
• One pitch thrown in an inning constitutes an inning
• On deck swinging is NOT allowed
• Stealing is permitted
• Runners may leave the base upon the pitcher's release
• Stealing home is allowed
• Runners must slide to avoid contact
• Batter may run on a dropped third strike if first base is open OR there are two outs
• Infield fly rule is in effect
• Maximum of 5 runs per team per inning
• In the spirit of good sportsmanship, no negative chanting or noise makers (cow bells etc.) are allowed
• No chanting allowed once Pitcher is set
• No inning may start after 75 minutes of play, unless the game is tied
• International tie breaking rule is in effect for each game
• End of the season standings are based on win loss records. If there is a tie, first tie breaker is "head-to-head" play, if there is still a tie the teams will be ranked according to fewest runs allowed (RA).
* 7 players in the field will constitute a legal game
* Players may play up a grade level upon approval by league administration, but may not play down a grade level.