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West Warwick GIrls Softball Information

Your softball age is however old you are on December 31st of the previous year. 

(Example on December 31st, 2016 you are 10 years old, and on January 1st 2017 you turn 11 you are considered a softball league 10yr old)

6U is made up with girls between the ages of 4 years old to 6 years old.  This division uses a soft brightly colored ball that the coaches pitch, this division is made to introduce the game to the girls.  Each inning the entire team bats the games usually go only 3 innings.

8U
is made up of girls that are between the age of 6 years old to 8 years old.  This division is coach pitch each batter is pitched 6 pitches.  If still at the plate after the 6th pitch has been thrown, the batter will be declared out. Balls and strikes are not called, only the amount of pitches thrown will be counted. A batter can strike out swinging.  A maximum of 4 runs can be scored in all innings except for the last inning where runs scored are unlimited.  Games will be 6 innings in length, unless shortened by the run ahead rule. No new inning will begin after 80 minutes. The USA Softball international tie breaker rule will be used should a game be tied after either 80 minutes or 6 innings.  Run ahead rule: If a team is ahead by 12 runs after 4 complete innings (3 and 1/2-innings, if the home team is ahead), or 8 runs after 5 complete innings (4 and 1/2-innings if the home team is ahead), the game is over.  Stealing is aloud on a pass ball, there is no stealing home. 

10U is made up of girls 8 years old to 10 years old.  This division is the girls pitching to the batter.  A maximum of 4 runs can be scored in all innings except for the last inning where runs scored are unlimited.  Games will be 6 innings in length, unless shortened by the run ahead rule. No new inning will begin after 80 minutes. The USA Softball international tie breaker rule will be used should a game be tied after either 80 minutes or 6 innings.  Run ahead rule: If a team is ahead by 12 runs after 4 complete innings (3 and 1/2-innings, if the home team is ahead), or 8 runs after 5 complete innings (4 and 1/2-innings if the home team is ahead), the game is over.  Stealing is aloud on a pass ball, there is no stealing home. 

12U and senior level
is played in accordance to the interscholastic rules.  These division is based to be the farm division for middle school and high school play.

Baseball Guidelines by division:

T-Ball [Ages: 4-5] (Cal Ripken Baseball)             

Practices Optional, Game Time: approximately 1h, 15m

  • A Tee is used to develop swing (5 misses = strikeout)
  • An inning ends when all players batted
  • Outs made in the field will NOT be counted
  • Extra bases can be taken on outfield hits only
  • Max of 10 fielders (P, C, 4 in- and 4 out-fielders)
  • Typical season consists of 10 completed games

 

Rookie [Ages: 6-8] (Cal Ripken Baseball)            

Practices Optional, Game Time: approximately 1h, 30m

  • A pitching machine is used (5 pitch MAX)
  • Foul balls do NOT count toward any of the pitches
  • Introduction to baseball fundamentals
  • An inning ends with 3 outs OR all players batted
  • Outs made in the field will be counted
  • Extra bases can be taken on outfield hits only
  • Max of 10 fielders (P, C, 4 in- and 4 out-fielders)
  • Typical season consists of 10 completed games

Note:  For 8-yr old BASEBALL players, a parental/guardian decision must be made based on skill level.  The decision will be for the player to stay with Rookie and continue to use the pitching machine or advance to the Minors and play live player-pitch.

 

Minors [Ages: 8/9-12] (Cal Ripken Baseball)                                           

Game Time: approximately 2h

  • Competitive play is encouraged
  • Strategy and situational play is highlighted
  • An inning ends with 3 outs OR when 4 runs scored
  • Base stealing is allowed and Bunting is introduced
  • A continuous batting order is used
  • Max of 9 fielders (P, C, 4 in- and 3 out-fielders)
  • Game time: 6-innings or 1h 50m (start of last inning)
  • Typical season consists of 10-12 games

 

Majors [Ages: 9/10-12] (Cal Ripken Baseball)                                        

Game Time: approximately 2h

  • Competitive play is showcased
  • Regular baseball rules apply
  • A 9-player starting line-up is used
  • Swing players are used (3-inning min. per player)
  • A 10-run rule applies after the 4th inning
  • Game time: 6-innings or 1h 50m (start of last inning)
  • Eligible for Cal Ripken sanctioned tournaments
  • Typical season consists of 12-15 games

 

Babe Ruth [Ages: 13-16] (Babe Ruth Baseball)                                       

Game Time: approximately 2h

  • Competitive play is showcased
  • Regular baseball rules apply
  • A 10-run rule applies after the 5th inning
  • Game time: 7-innings or 1h 50m (start of last inning)
  • Games can be played in neighboring towns
  • Typical season consists of 10-12 game


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