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Behavior

South Asian Sports is a firm believer in Quality over Quantity. We want good citizens in our league. That means that every player should come in and understand the spirit of the league. Rules are not designed to be abused.  Individuals and captains need to police their teams to make sure that players are respectful of other players, teams, captains, and officials.  As per the player agreement with the league and its commissioners, officers are given the full authority to remove a player or a team without refund for any behavior that is deemed detrimental to the league or organization.

Roster

Maximum Roster size is 18 people per team.

Every player has to register every year in order to play. For those that have already played before, that means that they have to accept the terms and conditions. For those that are new to the league, they have to create a new player profile. If a player isn't registered and thus hasn't completed the waiver, etc..they are not permitted to play and may result in the games to be vacated.

The rosters lock after either week 4 or after a team has played 8 games, whichever comes later. (In the event of rain outs, the roster lock period gets pushed back.)

In the Fall season the roster lock is after week 3.

In the event that some teams are rained out and others are not, we push the date back for only the teams that have not played 8 games.

Appearance

Every player must be wearing matching jerseys. If a player does not have an appropriate jersey, an appropriate alternative uniform is a shirt of the same color as the current team jersey.

If a player neither has a matching jersey nor a shirt of the same color as the team’s jersey, there will be a 1 run penalty awarded to the opposing team PER player that is not in the appropriate uniform or matching t shirt.

The umpire will enforce this rule.

Stats

Stats are due by the Tuesday night following each game, by 11:59 PM EST.

We strongly encourage the use of the iscore application. This app is available for download. It serves as a stat book.

As you enter in stats, it will automatically update the website.

If you miss the deadline you will be assessed $10 fee for the first event and $20 each time after that.

Stats are an important part of the league. We need stats to develop and write weekly features in a timely manner.

Content

By agreeing to play in the South Asian Softball League, each team has agreed to submit one piece of content per week. If a team, or the person on the team appointed with this responsibility, does not submit content by the agreed upon time and date, the team will be assessed a $10 fee the first offense and $20 for every subsequent offense.

Some teams can forego doing content by taking over a core responsibility of the League.

Playoff Eligibility

The minimum number of plate appearances for playoff eligibility is 38 (18 in the fall). In the event of a cancellation or an opponent forfeiture, subtract from this number 1.5 plate appearances per game that is forfeited or canceled. (If a double header is canceled, a total of 3 at bats are deducted.) A team that forfeits does not benefit from this reduction.

An injured player that is not otherwise playing in the game will be credited 2.5 plate appearances simply for showing up to the game.   We max it out to a total of 20 plate appearances. The other 18 has to be earned by playing. This rule is designed for someone who has a serious injury. Not for someone who is banged up for a weekend. Please provide proof of injury.

If the game is rained out we do not reduce the number of plate appearances. They still have to show up to get the 20 plate appearances and play to get the 18 plate appearances.

NOTE: A picture of this player with a player from the opposing team must be submitted in order for proof that the player was at the game. The picture should then be either uploaded to the WhatsApp Captains group or emailed to the league and the league has to acknowledge receipt of the image.

Playoffs

The top 6 teams will qualify for the playoffs.

We will then have a play in game, this game is called Saturday Night Lights. 

Then 7 will play 10 and 8 will play 9. The winner of 7 vs 10 will play the #2 seed in the league and the winner of 8 vs 9 will play the #1 seed.

This game will be held on July 22nd. The game time will be determined.

In the event that the game is rained out, the higher seeded team will advance as there are no make-ups or rescheduling UNLESS the entire weekend is a washout or the #1 or #2 seed game is rained out.

In the event that a week of the playoffs is rained out we push the playoffs back a week. In the event that some of the games rained out and some are played, the Leauge will make a decision on whether to play the games on Saturday and continue the games on Sunday or push the league back a week. This is up to the League commissioner and all decisions are final.

In the playoffs, the team with the higher seed chooses if they are home or away for games 1 and games 3. The lower seeded team will choose for game 2. In addition the higher seeded teams may be given the ability to choose fields from those that are provided to the league.

July 23rd the playoffs will begin

What organizations rules do we follow

The league follows ASA Rules

Please consult the ASA Banned Bat list to find out what bats are and aren’t eligible.  The link is on the website.

Umpires

Umpires are paid $45 Cash on the field. The home team is responsible for payment for each game.

Guests

Each team is allowed to have 3 guests per team on the roster. If you play with more than 3 guests in a game your wins can be revoked.

Behavior

If you are tossed from a game by an umpire, you automatically are suspended for the first game of the next week. If it happens in the first game of a doubleheader, you can play in the 2nd game of the doubleheader, but the following week you must sit out of game 1.

If you fight with another player and hit the player, you will be removed from the league without refund. If you are hit and hit the player back, the same rule applies. We have 0 tolerance for fighting.  Do not lay your hand on another player.  Let the umpire be the arbiter of the rules.  

Courtesy Runners

Each team is allowed 3 courtesy runners per game. If there is an injury on the field and the umpire deems it necessary to allow a 4th that is up to the discretion of the umpire. But no team can start with more than 3 courtesy runners per game.

Umpire Appeals

Umpire is there to make all of the decisions on the field.  If an umpire misses a call that is not an appealable issue. If an umpire doesn’t know the rules that is something that “may” be appealed to the league.  In order to appeal an issue to the league, you need to do the following.

Write an email with

  • Name of the umpire

  • The date,

  • The opponent

  • What happened

  • How it affected the game outcome

  • The score at the time it happened

  • The final score of the game

  • Any other relevant information like pictures and videos

 

HR Limit

3 home runs and then 1 up

Which means that any team can hit up to 3. After they hit 3 home runs they cannot be higher than 1 above the opposing team.

These only are for home runs over the fence.  The inside the park home runs are unlimited.

Standings 

Standings are calculated in the following method

*Please note that Goal Difference is actually run differential.