2014 BAPTIST ATHLETIC UNION

 

SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL RULES AND BYLAWS

 

(Clarifications and proposed rule amendments)


 

Contents

Rule Amendments. 3

Rule V, Section A (Bylaw V.A – Home Run Limit) 3

Rule V, Section Q (Bylaw V.Q – Bat Equipment) 3

 

 


 

Rule Amendments

 

Rule V, Section A (Bylaw V.A – Home Run Limit)

 

Rule V (Exceptions and clarifications to NSA playing rules), Section A (Home Run Limit) has been modified to reflect no home run limit.

 

New Bylaw V.A

 

A.    Home Run Limit

There shall be no home run limit in any league or division.

 

Rule V, Section Q (Bylaw V.Q – Bat Equipment)

 

Rule V (Exceptions and clarifications to NSA playing rules), Section Q (Bat Equipment) is a new Bylaw reflecting the league’s restriction on bat equipment.

 

Bylaw V.Q

 

Q. Bat Equipment

 

1.      Only single-wall, non-composite bats may be used in the BAU.  For the purposes of this rule, the ASA approved bat equipment list will be used to deem whether a bat meets this requirement.

2.      In addition to the approved equipment list, compression testing may also be used to determine the legal status of a bat.  This testing may be required before a bat’s first use, as a part of mid-season testing or as a part of a formal protest.

3.      The BAU may record information about tested bats to associate the bat with a sponsoring church and bat owner.

4.      The BAU may provide and apply an easily visible sticker to tested conforming bats in an effort to make approved bats easy to identify and also make untested bats easy to identify.

5.      No illegal bats will be allowed in the confines of the playing area at any time.  This includes the dugout, playing field, or any area inside the field’s fencing.  One warning will be afforded to both teams in a game (meaning one warning warns both teams, not one warning per team).  If an illegal bat remains in the playing area after a warning, the result will be a game forfeit (or double forfeit if each team is in violation).