Rules

League Commissioner Guidelines

The Association generally follows the rules of the Senior Softball USA Association. While membership in the SSUSA is not required, players are asked to familiarize themselves with the rules of that association.

Official 2019-2020 Senior Softball-USA Rulebook

There are rules that are specific to the Corpus Christi Senior Softball Association and there are even special rules for each of the leagues. The following rules apply to all leagues:
  1. Maximum of 3 Home Runs allowed in a game
    Only 3 home runs are allowed by each team in the game, any ball hit over the fence is a single. Runners must touch one base for homeruns.
  2. Pitchers MUST wear a mask
    To avoid injuries, all pitchers must wear a protective mask.
  3. Pitchers can stand up to 10 feet behind the rubber
    To avoid injuries, a pitcher may stand no further than 10 feet from the pitching rubber.
  4. Can not step on home plate or green mat
    To score a run, a player must run to a plate separated from Home Plate at the same distance from third base. This is to avoid collisions of players at Home Plate.
  5. Can not Run into a dugout
    In running through third base, runners will be called out if they inadvertently enter the dugout.
  6. If a team is short players they may pick up palyers.
    All leagues can pick up to 10 players. All picks are places at the bottom of the order. If a team member shows up late, then the highest postion batter is replaced by the player belonging to that team. Teams are only allowed to pick up players for regular season games.
  7. 1-1 count
    Batters get 1 ball and 1 strike in the pitch count with no courtesy foul.
  8. Flip Flop
    If Visitors are up 10 at the start of the Open Inning the Home team bats again and Visitor will bat if scheduled Home team should go ahead.
    The Visitors can not go ahead more than 15 runs in the open inning.
    If Visitors start with less than 10 runs and bat, they can only go up a total score of 15 runs in the game.
    The Inning ends for Visitors and the scheduled Home team either bats or concedes the game.
    Regular Season This rule is designed to save time for players waiting to play the next game or have to work the next day.
    If the scheduled Home team bats, they can only go ahead by 1 run and the scheduled Visitor team can bat to tie or win the game.
    Playoff games If the scheduled Home team bats, all regular game rules apply until there is a winner.
  9. Team forfeit game
    If a team has less than 8 player, they forfeit the game and score is marked 0-7 for the game for standings in that leqgue.

Specific for 55s, 60s,65

  1. Players that are drafted are eligable for playoffs.
    draft leagues are not subject to minimum games played.

Specific for 50s, 55s

  1. No Run through bases
    Runners must stop or slide at bases.

Specific for 60s

  1. Run through 2nd Base
    To avoid injuries, the players are allowed to run through each base in the same manner as one is allowed to run through first base. If a player runs through the 2nd base, he must return and touch the base he ran through before advancing to the 3rd base. Players do not need to return back to 1st or 3rd base. 
  2. Play 11 players on the field
    A team can  play with 11 players as long as both teams can field 11 player  without pickups.

Specific for 65s

  1. Run through 2nd Base
    To avoid injuries, the players are allowed to run through each base in the same manner as one is allowed to run through first base. If a player runs through the 2nd base, he must return and touch the base he ran through before advancing to the 3rd base. Players do not need to return back to 1st or 3rd base.
  2. Play 11 players on the field
    A team can play with 11 players on the field from their roster. A team with only 10 palyers at game time can not not pickup players. if a team is short players,  they team can pickup to 10 players.

Playoff seeding order

  1. Win - loss Record
    Team with the most wins
  2. Head to head record
    Applies only when all teams play one another with same number of wins
  3. Runs allowed
    The least total runs scored by a team's opponets with same number of wins
  4. Run differential
    The total runs scored compared to a team oppents for each team with the same number of wins
  5. Total runs scored
    The team with the most total runs scored with the same number of wins
  6. Flip of a coin
    Sometimes it is better to be lucky then good

Field Demensions

field demensions