The Novice division is open to players born in 2008-2009
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 face guard a fastened chin strap.
All pitchers must wear a face mask. In lieu of a face mask, the pitcher may wear their batting helmet.
Games are to begin at 6:30. 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 8pm
5 runs maximum per inning
Open Inning: Any inning that begins after 7:40pm will be deemed an open inning.
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: 38 feet