Softball Ontario/Softball Canada rules apply however BMSA local rules will supersede this when applicable. All Umpire rulings are final. No protests will be accepted.
Local BMSA Rules
NO JEWELLERY. Jewellery cannot be visible during play with the exception of medic alert bracelets.
Shorts are acceptable provided sliders are worn to prevent injury. Team Jersey must be worn at all times.
All Batters/Baserunners/On deck Batters MUST wear a helmet with a fastened chin strap
Games are to begin at 6:15. Teams may play with 8 players without penalty. If 7 players are present the game will continue but the 8th batting position is an automatic out. No new inning will begin after 7:50pm
5 runs maximum per inning
Open Inning: 6th and 7th Innings are open with no run maximum.
Run Ahead Rule (Mercy Rule): If a team leads by 15 or more runs after 5 innings the game is complete.
All players on the roster will bat in the lineup….Unlimited defensive substitutions are allowed.
Base distance: 60 feet
Pitching distance: 40 feet