Important Rule Updates

Updated Thursday February 16, 2017 by Jeff Post.

LISTED BELOW ARE RULE CHANGES FOR 2017
 
Page 65, DIXIE SWEETEES, V, (D) - (inadvertently left out of the 2017 rule book but will be in effect regardless) End of play on the tenth (10th) batter will be when: (1) an out has been made on a base runner or the batter/base runner; (b) when a defensive player has touched home plate with the ball in her possession.
 
Page 66, DIXIE SWEETEES, VII, (C) - An overthrow shall be ruled on throws that get pass (in any manner) the intended player(s) at either first (1st) base, second (2nd) base and third (3rd) base.
 
Page 66, DIXIE SWEETEES, VII, (D) - Play will stop: (a) when the player-pitcher or any other defensive player is within the eight-foot (8') RADIUS circle and has possession of the ball; (b) when a thrown ball hits the ground inside the eight-foot (8') RADIUS circle with the pitcher-player or any other defensive player inside the eight-foot (8') RADIUS circle; (c) if the ball hits the person or uniform of the player-pitcher or any other defensive player within the eight-foot (8') RADIUS circle.
 
Page 70, DIXIE DARLINGS, IV, (G) - Play will stop when the player-pitcher is within the eight-foot (8') RADIUS circle and has possession of the ball.
 
Page 70, DIXIE DARLINGS, IV, (H) - (inadvertently left out of the 2017 rule book but will be in effect regardless) End of play on the tenth (10th) batter will be when: (1) an out has been made on a base runner or the batter/base runner; (b) when a defensive player has
touched home plate with the ball in her possession.
 
Page 71, DIXIE DARLINGS, V - (inadvertently left out of the 2017 rule book but will be in effect regardless) An overthrow shall be ruled on throws that get pass (in any manner) the intended player(s) at either first (1st) base and third (3rd) base.
 
Page 79, DIXIE ANGELS X-play – Section I-BASE RUNNING, Article (E)
CURRENT RULE READS: NOTE: Other base runners cannot advance when the catcher or any other fielder attempts to throw out a base runner who is attempting to steal second (2nd) base, third (3rd) base or home plate. EXAMPLE: With base runners on first (1st) base and third (3rd) base, the base runner on first (1st) base tries to steal second (2nd) base and the catcher throws the ball to second (2nd) base trying to throw out the base runner coming from first (1st) base.
SUGGESTION: Remove the NOTE and the EXAMPLE portions of the rule.
submitted by Lee Overstreet, Tennessee District 4 director
 
Page 94, Section V-BOUNDARIES, Article (A)
CURRENT RULE READS: Each league shall determine the actual boundary from which it will select its players. The boundaries shall be marked on a map showing total population within the boundary and up-to—date copies of the map shall be on file with the district and state directors and with the national office.
SUGGESTION: Add to the above: Any player may play local league and be eligible for tournament play in EITHER the boundary where she resides or the boundary she attends public or private school (excluding home schools).
submitted by Mindy Hogue, commissioner, Lone Oak, TX Dixie Softball


 

James  E. "Obie" Evans
President
Dixie Softball, Inc.