Softball NL Slo-Pitch Rules (U12-U14-U16)

U12 Squirt Slo-Pitch Rules – Female Division
Distances: Pitching 35′ & Bases 55′
Ball Size: 11″ Female
Pitching Rotation: 2 Pitchers (Max 4-Inns), a pitcher will be considered to have pitched 1 Inning if he throws 1 pitch.
Strike Zone: Fastpitch Strike Zone.
Infield Fly: Infield Fly Will Not Apply.
Lineup: 10 Players Defensively. All Players On Roster MUST Bat.
Fair Play: All Players Must Play A Min. 3 Innings Defensively. In Squirt, NO player is to sit more than 1 consecutive inning.
DP/Flex: Not Permitted.
Sliding: All Bases.
Commitment Line: There is NO Commitment Line.
Stealing: No, Dropped 3rd Strike Batter Is Out, No Throw Or Tag Needed.
Face Mask (NEW IN 2018): Pitchers at the U12 division are required to wear an approved face mask while in the pitching position. It is also recommended that infielders also wear a face mask especially at the first and third base position.

U12 Squirt Slo-Pitch Rules – Male Division
Distances: Pitching 35′ & Bases 55′
Ball Size: 11″ Male
Pitching Rotation: 2 Pitchers (Max 4-Inns), a pitcher will be considered to have pitched 1 Inning if he throws 1 pitch.
Strike Zone: Fastpitch Strike Zone.
Infield Fly: Infield Fly Will Not Apply.
Lineup: 10 Players Defensively. All Players On Roster MUST Bat.
Fair Play: All Players Must Play A Min. 3.0 Innings Defensively. In Squirt NO player is to sit more than 1 consecutive inning.
DP/Flex: Not Permitted.
Sliding: All Bases.
Commitment Line: There is NO Commitment Line.
Stealing: No, Dropped 3rd Strike Batter Is Out, No Throw Or Tag Needed.
Face Mask (NEW IN 2018): Pitchers at the U12 Male division are required to wear an approved face mask while in the pitching position. It is also recommended that infielders also wear a face mask especially at the first and third base position.

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U14 Pee-Wee Slo-Pitch Rules – Female Division
Distances: Pitching 40′ & Bases 60′
Ball Size: 12″ Female
Pitching Rotation: 2 Pitchers (Max 4-Innings), a pitcher will be considered to have pitched 1 Inning if he throws one pitch.
Strike Zone: Fastpitch Strike Zone.
Infield Fly: Infield Fly Will Apply.
Lineup: 10 Players Defensively. All Players On Roster MUST Bat.
Fair Play: All Players Must Play A Min. 3.0 Innings Defensively.
DP/Flex: Not Permitted.
Sliding: All Bases.
Commitment Line: There is NO Commitment Line.
Stealing: No Stealing, On Dropped 3rd Strike Batter Is Automatically Out, No Throw Or Tag Is Needed To Retire The Batter.
Face Mask (NEW IN 2018): Pitchers at the U14 Girl’s division are required to wear an approved face mask while in the pitching position. It is also recommended that infielders also wear a face mask especially at the first and third base position.

U14 Pee-Wee Slo-Pitch Rules – Male Division
Distances: Pitching 40′ & Bases 60′
Ball Size: 12″ Male
Pitching Rotation: 2 Pitchers (Max 4-Inns), a pitcher will be considered to have pitched 1 Inning if he throws 1 pitch.
Strike Zone: Fastpitch Strike Zone.
Infield Fly: Infield Fly Will Apply.
Lineup: 10 Players Defensively. All Players On Roster MUST Bat.
Fair Play: All Players Must Play A Min. 3.0 Innings Defensively.
DP/Flex: Not Permitted.
Sliding: All Bases.
Commitment Line: There is NO Commitment Line.
Stealing: No Stealing, On Dropped 3rd Strike Batter Is Automatically Out, No Throw Or Tag Is Needed To Retire The Batter.
Face Mask (NEW IN 2018): Pitchers at the U14 Male division are required to wear an approved face mask while in the pitching position. It is also recommended that infielders also wear a face mask especially at the first and third base position.

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U16 Bantam Slo-Pitch Rules – Female Division
Distances: Pitching 42′ & Bases 60′
Ball Size: 12″ Female
Pitching Rotation: No Pitching Rotation (Bantam U16 Only)
Strike Zone: Fastpitch Strike Zone.
Infield Fly: Infield Fly Will Apply.
Lineup: 10 Players Defensively. All Players On Roster MUST Bat.
Fair Play: All Players Must Play A Min. 3.0 Innings Defensively.
DP/Flex: Not Permitted.
Sliding: All Bases.
Commitment Line: There is NO Commitment Line.
Stealing: No Stealing, On Dropped 3rd Strike Batter Is Automatically Out, No Throw Or Tag Is Needed To Retire The Batter.
Face Mask (NEW IN 2018): Pitchers at the U16 Girl’s division are required to wear an approved face mask while in the pitching position. It is also recommended that infielders also wear a face mask especially at the first and third base position.

U16 Bantam Slo-Pitch Rules – Male Division
Distances: Pitching 42′ & Bases 60′
Ball Size: 12″ Male
Pitching Rotation: No Pitching Rotation (Bantam U16 Only)
Strike Zone: Fastpitch Strike Zone.
Infield Fly: Infield Fly Will Apply.
Lineup: 10 Players Defensively. All Players On Roster MUST Bat.
Fair Play: All Players Must Play A Min. 3.0 Innings Defensively.
DP/Flex: Not Permitted.
Sliding: All Bases.
Commitment Line: There is NO Commitment Line.
Stealing: No Stealing, On Dropped 3rd Strike Batter Is Automatically Out, No Throw Or Tag Is Needed To Retire The Batter.