- 1 What bats are allowed in ASA softball?
- 2 What is an ASA approved bat?
- 3 How many outs do you need to bat in softball?
- 4 What is the run rule in ASA softball?
- 5 What bats are not allowed in softball?
- 6 Is the Easton ghost softball bat illegal?
- 7 Can I use ASA bat in USSSA?
- 8 What USA bats are banned?
- 9 Are USA bats allowed in Asa?
- 10 What are the 10 basic rules of softball?
- 11 How do you defend a delayed steal in softball?
- 12 What can you not do in softball?
- 13 Can you steal in ASA softball?
- 14 What’s the mercy rule in softball?
- 15 What is the mercy rule called in softball?
What bats are allowed in ASA softball?
Warm-up bat must meet all of the requirements of Rule 3, Section 2 contained in the Official Rules of Softball. APPROVED WARM-UP BATS
- Bratt’s Bat.
- Dirx and Dirx 250 (Dirx Company)
- Hillerich & Bradsby (Louisville Slugger)
- Miega Bat.
- Sledge Hammer (Steele’s Sports)
What is an ASA approved bat?
USA (ASA) / NSA / USSSA: Bats that meets USA (ASA)’s 98 MPH certification and the Bat Performance Factor (BPF) of 1.20 for NSA and USSSA. Almost all Fastpitch softball bats meet both standards.
How many outs do you need to bat in softball?
Softball is played by two teams of 9 players each who try to score more runs than their opponent by rounding the bases and crossing home plate as many times as possible. The batting team stays up to bat until the fielding team puts out 3 batters.
What is the run rule in ASA softball?
5 Run Rule – No more than 5 runs can be scored by a team in an inning. The play will end when the 5th legal run is scored. “Play” effectively ends for that half inning regardless of outs.
What bats are not allowed in softball?
Bats can be made from aluminum or other metals; fiberglass, graphite or other composite material; or wood. The TSA softball division will NOT use wooden bats, although approved by USA/ASA.
Is the Easton ghost softball bat illegal?
This Easton Ghost bat is NOT legal in USSSA but is legal in High School. It does not have the USSSA thumbprint but does have the ASA Certification.
Can I use ASA bat in USSSA?
ASA’s goal is to have the ball flex more than the bat and for ASA bats to perform more like USSSA bats. Even with the new rule changes, not all ASA bats will be USSSA certified. Each bat is specific as to which leagues it is legal. For example, the new Triad from Miken is ASA certified, but is too hot for USSSA play.
What USA bats are banned?
Effective immediately the Easton YBB18GX10 Ghost X-30, Easton’s new 2018 baseball bat made for the new USA Baseball regulations, has been decertified in the 30” -10 size.
Are USA bats allowed in Asa?
The specifications have not changed, the rules have not changed, only the logo has changed. Bats and balls with the USA Softball stamp ARE legal for ASA play!
What are the 10 basic rules of softball?
The Top 10 Rules Of Softball
- Running The Bases.
- 3 outs per team per inning.
- 3 strikes and you’re out.
- 4 Balls is a walk.
- 7 Innings in a game.
- 9 players per team.
- Pitchers must throw underhand.
- Foul Balls are softballs hit out of play.
How do you defend a delayed steal in softball?
- The delay steal is most effective when the middle infielders don’t move toward second base after each pitch. Or if the catcher is throwing from her knees, or being lazy getting the ball back to the pitcher.
- The shuffle steps allow the baserunner to move toward second without over-committing.
What can you not do in softball?
The pitcher shall not deliberately stop, roll, or bounce the ball while in the pitching position in order to prevent the batter from striking it. The pitcher shall not at any time during the game be allowed to use tape or other substances upon the ball, the pitching hand, or fingers.
Can you steal in ASA softball?
The ball doesn’t need to touch something in order for the runners to be allowed to steal. It simply has to reach the front edge of home plate. However, if the ball touches the ground BEFORE reaching home plate, touches the plate itself, or touches the batter, runners may not steal.
What’s the mercy rule in softball?
Softball is played over seven innings but the mercy rule is applied when a team leads by a certain number of runs after a certain number of innings. On Wednesday, the Australians trailed by seven runs at the bottom of the fifth inning, so the game was called early.
What is the mercy rule called in softball?
The International Softball Federation calls its mercy rule the “run rule.” It states that a game is finished if one team is ahead by 20 runs after three innings, 15 after four, or seven after five innings.