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SF SOFTBALL

Fall Season is underway!

 

For All Inquiries:

Including reporting a forfeiture, concerns at fields, and anything else, please send an email to Leagueoffice {at} sfsoftball(.)com

Thank you!

 


EQUIPMENT FOR EACH GAME:

 

Managers please make sure you bring to each game:

SOFTBALLS: 

Open, Masters and Modified Coed games (1) new ASA/USA yellow 12″ 52/300 ball

Coed games (1) new ASA/USA yellow 12″ 52/300 ball and (1) new yellow 11″ 44/375 ball
Only Optic Yellow POLYCORE  center balls with the ASA or USA stamp may be used. 

CATCHERS MASK: For safety, catchers must wear a mask, no exceptions.  A “Rip-It mask” or similar type of fielders protective face mask is acceptable.

LINEUP CARDS: A pack of 10 Lineup cards will be distributed to managers at their first league game. Each team must fill out information (players’ last names and positions) as requested on lineup card before game time. Lineup cards must be presented when called for by the Plate Umpire or the game may be forfeited. The umpire will keep the hard copy and will give the original one to the opposing teams.  All players listed must be present when the lineup cards are exchanged.

METAL CLEATS ARE NOT ALLOWED: Please use molded cleats for safety and to avoid damage to fields.

BATS:

Open C: Composite bats are allowed as long as they have a ASA/USA stamp and are not featured on the non-approved bat list.

ALL OTHER CLASSIFICATIONS: No Composite bats are allowed. Half/half with composite in the handle is okay, but not allowed in the barrel. The suggested non-composite bat is here

Feel free to send us an email linking to a bat you are interested in purchasing. We will review and confirm if it is allowed or not.

 


 

Congratulations Summer 2021 Champions and Runner-ups!

Modified Coed

Champion: Thee Flying Squirrels

Runner-up: Angry Bats

Mod Coed Playoffs

 

Coed DD

Champion:  Yakuza;

Runner-up: Famiglia

Coed DD Bracket

 

Coed D

Champion:  Jack Mamas;

Runner-up: Ho’s on First

Coed D Bracket

Masters CC

Champion:   12 Angry Men

Runner-up: Ball Slappers

Masters CC Bracket

Masters C

Champion: Da Bears

Runner-up: Upper Deckers

Masters C Playoffs

 

Open DD

Champion : SF Seals

Runner-up: Knights of Vans

Open DD Bracket

Open D

Champion: She Stopped Me at 2nd

Runner-up: ATR

Open D Bracket

 

Open C

Champion: Eezy Freezy Market

Runner-up: Furies C

Open C Bracket

 

Lawyers’ League

Champion: IJA

Runner-up: Dinosaurs

Lawyers League Bracket

 

     

 

 


UPDATES AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

 

Reminder: Courtesy runner rule updated in 2020:  Any eligible players that may participate on offense or defense and are on the official lineup, including available substitutes, may be used as a courtesy runner. In Co-Ed, courtesy runners must be of the same gender. 

A courtesy runner whose turn at bat comes up while on base:

a. The player who the courtesy runner is running for will be called out.

b. The courtesy runner will be removed from the base and take their turn at bat.

c. A second courtesy runner or a substitute is not permitted at this time.

A courtesy runner may be used once per inning. If a courtesy runner is used more than once, they will be called out and removed from the base.

EXTENSION OF PITCHING AREA:  When utilizing the 5 ft. extension behind the rubber, one foot needs to be touching within the 24″ parameter and the other foot may be in front, back or the side (outside) of the 24″ parameter.  You simply pitch the same as if you were at the pitcher’s rubber.

As of 2021 Summer Season:

Official game times have dropped from 70 minutes to 65 minutes.

The Official Mercy Rule has been changed from 20 runs to 15 runs. The game will end after 5 innings or 60 minutes, whichever comes first.

 

Looking to join or fill in for a team? You can post your availability on the Message Board. Managers look there for players. The link to the Message Board is here  as well as on the left side of navigation menu. 

 

 

OPEN C MANAGERS & PLAYERS 

 

Click here for some VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION regarding Composite Bats ::  Do NOT purchase or bring a new Composite Bat to the field before reading this!

BAT CERTIFICATION Composite bats used in Open C and Lawyers League must be certified by the league office.  To have your bat certified you must make an appointment with Anna Louie at ajlouie {at} comcast(.)net or text her at 415-350-8788.  Anna will check your bat and place a sticker on it so it will be legal to use in these divisions.

RULES AND POLICIES ILLEGAL BATS: ANY PLAYER STEPPING INTO THE BATTER’S BOX WITH AN ILLEGAL BAT WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE OUT, EJECTED, AND SUSPENDED FROM THE NEXT GAME.  IT IS THE MANAGERS’ RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE NO ILLEGAL BAT IS USED BY THEIR TEAM.  THIS IS FOR ALL DIVISIONS. ONLY C AND LAWYERS LEAGUE DIVISIONS ARE ALLOWED TO USE ASA/USA APPROVED COMPOSITE BATS THAT HAVE BEEN CHECKED AND CERTIFIED BY THE LEAGUE.  COMPOSITE BATS ARE NOT ALLOWED FOR USE BY ANY OTHER DIVISIONS.  THE ONUS IS WITH THE PLAYER/TEAM WHETHER THE UMPIRE CHECKED THE BATS OR NOT.

 

Reminder for 4-team playoffs:

Masters C and CC, Lawyers League, Modified Coed, Open C, and Coed DD

The 1-Seed team must be beaten twice by the 4-Seed team.

If the 4-Seed beats the 1-Seed in the first game, the championship game will be scheduled for a different night as the 4-seed vs 1-seed will play the second game following the first.

 

WANT TO BECOME AN UMPIRE IN SAN FRANCISCO?

 

The NCUA (Umpires Organization)  is now accepting new applications. The mandatory Umpires school will be held on February 15 & 16, 2020. Please contact the NCUA for more information or an application: Anna Louie, School Coordinator: ajlouie {at} comcast(.)net

 

 

YOU MUST HAVE A MANAGER ACCOUNT TO REGISTER A TEAM

Please email Leagueoffice {at} sfsoftball(.)com with your first/last name, home address/zip code, email address and cell phone #.  The system will email you your User Name and Password.  You will then be able to go on the system during the dates of registration to register your team.

 

 

Please call the rain out line (415) 831-6304 for updates when rain is in the forecast! You can also check the SF Rec & Park field rain out page.

 

Let your voice be heard! Take a moment to fill out the SF SOFTBALL SURVEY

San Francisco Municipal Softball
Mailing Address:
2055 Lombard St.
PO Box #471104
San Francisco, CA 94147

755 Stanyan Street * San Francisco, CA  94117
Phone: 415 831-6316 email: leagueoffice {at} sfsoftball(.)com
Twitter: @SFSoftball :: Find us on Facebook
SPRING PLAYOFFS 

WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK :: 2015 SF SOFTBALL SURVEY We’re currently hard at work preparing for SF Softball 2016 and your opinion is an important part of that process. Please take a moment to answer a few simple questions about your 2014 experience in SF Softball. It’s quick and there’s space to add free form comments of your own:  2015 SAN FRANCISCO SOFTBALL SURVEY. Do these surveys have an impact? DEFINITELY. The SF Softball Board is composed of active players and managers just like yourself. We consult the survey to get a broad, inclusive view of how the League is working and ideas for improvement. Example: the League rule changes we have made over the past couple of years have been changes that SF Softball players and managers asked for, based on your survey feedback. These include: expanding the Mercy Rule from 12  to 20 runs,  going to a 1-1 count and adding a strike zone mat and double first base bag. These were all changes that got an average 70% support level from SF Softball managers and players on the annual survey. So take a moment to let us know what’s working and what can be improved (and how)… Your feedback is important to us. Our survey takes just a couple of minutes and all responses are kept anonymoushttps://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LL2WCZ6

New Rule 2015 – FOR WEEKNIGHT GAMES ONLY:

In the first (1st) inning, pitcher gets not more than one minute to deliver no more than three (3) warm-up pitches.

Effect: For each warm-up pitch in excess of three (3), a ball is awarded to the batter.

In the second (2nd) inning and each subsequent inning thereafter, pitcher gets no more than one (1) warm-up pitch. Ball is to be returned directly to the pitcher to start immediate play. NO warm-up balls are allowed in the infield or outfield in the second (2nd) inning and thereafter.

Effect: For each warm-up pitch in excess of the one (1), a ball is awarded to the batter.

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Speak Up For Softball!

If playing Softball, good safe fields, working lights, and clean (and open) bathrooms are important to you (they’re certainly important to us), consider taking a minute during this season to let us know if you see a problem.  Contact our league director at 415 831-6316 or email the league office at leagueoffice {at} sfsoftball(.)com

RegNight

San Francisco Softball League Personnel registering teams at “Registration Night” at Sports Basement.


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