Doug Mahanke, 1329 5th St S, Brookings, SD 57006, 605-697-7260
B-C Open & Division D August 5th - 6th Pierre $200 Entry Deadline July 23rd Rec East August 12th – 13th Watertown $200 Entry Deadline August 1st E East August 19th – 20th Mitchell $200 Entry Deadline August 7th E West & Rec West August 19th – 20th Rapid City $200 Entry Deadline August 7th
SOUTH DAKOTA ASA MEN’S SLOWPITCH STATE TOURNAMENT RULES AND PROCEDURES
We encourage all teams to enter via the Online Roster Here.
Please have your team ready to play at least ONE-HALF HOUR before scheduled game time. Scheduled game time will be forfeit time for all games. We will start the games early when possible so that in case of any extra-inning games or bad weather, we will not get too far behind schedule. Please HUSTLE at all times.
1. Basic ASA Rules will apply, with South Dakota modification/exceptions. ASA umpires will be used.
2. The manager is responsible for all players at all times during the tournament.
3. The 10-Run Rule will be in effect after 5 innings and the 15-Run Rule after 3 innings.
4. Teams may start a game with 10 players, have a player get injured and if no substitute is present, finish the game with 9 players – taking an out in the batting order for the injured player. An injured player can re-enter the game in later innings. The above is also in effect if you start with 11 players, you could finish with 10.
5. HOME TEAM will be the official scorekeeper. Bring your own score books.
6. Player substitutions must be reported to the scorekeeper and plate umpire prior to entering a game.
7. Discussion of calls and rule interpretation will occur ONLY between Manager or Captain and the Umpires.
8. No infield practice will be allowed. No infield ball will be allowed after the 1st inning. If a pitcher wants warm-up pitches, he will have to hustle.
9. Protests must be filed before the final out of the game. This includes protests for illegal players. No protests will be accepted after completion of game. When a team is guilty of using an illegal player, that team will not be permitted to continue play in the tournament. A protest fee of $20 must accompany each protest.
10. All players will be required to wear the same colored shirt with printed numbers, 0-99 numbers only.
11. The Casual Profanity Rule will be in effect.
12. The Adult Slowpitch Mandatory Identification Rule will be in effect. All players will be required to have picture identification IN THEIR POSSESSION (in the dugout) WHILE PARTICIPATING IN ANY STATE TOURNAMENT GAMES. Picture identification that will be accepted will be: A. A valid SD driver’s license B. A state-issued identification card C. A military identification card
The identification card must be in your possession (in the dugout). This does not mean in your car in the parking lot, in Mary’s car at Burger King, in Joe’s car at Mike’s house, or in your motel room!
Tournament directors will be conducting “spot checks” and will check players in the dugout periodically throughout the tournament without notice. If identification is NOT in the player’s possession (in the dugout) at the time of the spot check, that player will be ineligible to play in that game.
13. No beer or alcoholic beverages allowed in dugout or dugout area. Violations will result in player ejection.
14. The top four (4) teams will move up to the next division and participate in the State Tournament for two (2) years prior to being eligible to move down.
15. Tournament directors reserve the right to move scheduled games from one diamond to another or to shorten count as is determined necessary by tournament officials, whether due to time constraints or inclement weather.
16. In case of inclement weather, tournament director shall have the option to cancel Consolation Round and to conclude the tournament in whatever manner and form deemed most fair and safe for all.
17. Player Pickup Rule: A team may pick up 3 players from another team in their league and at their division of play or below. If a player’s team is playing in a State Tournament, he cannot be a pickup player for another team.
If filling roster out online, the pickup players may be added to the bottom 3 lines of the online roster.
If filling out paper forms, the Player Pickup Forms must be filled out on each pickup player and sent to Doug Mahanke: 1329 5th St S, Brookings, SD 57006, 605-697-7260 one week before tournament. The forms are available on the SDASA web site: http://www.sdasasoftball.com; click on the first listing; click on “forms”; click on “registration forms”; click on “Men’s Slow-Pitch Pick-up Player Application” Print the form .
18. A game may begin with nine (9) players, but when and if another player arrives, that player must be inserted into the line-up at the 10th batting position. Whenever a team is playing with only 9 players, an out will be taken when the 10th position in the batting order appears.
19. The Home Run Rule for State Tournaments is six (6) home runs for Division B/C Open, Two (2) home runs for Division D, (1) Home Run then an Out for Division E, Zero (0) home runs then an Out for Division Rec. The No-Trot Rule is in effect in all Men’s Slowpitch Softball. If a batter hits a home run over the fence and runs the bases, he will be called OUT. This also applies to a four base error on a tipped ball. All runners on base go to the dug out – they do not have to circle the bases. Umpires will use their good judgment on this rule. THIS IS ONLY FOR MEN’S 12” SLOWPITCH.
20. BAT CHECK –Umpires will check all bats on the field prior to each game. Also, at some of the State Tournament sites we will have a bat tester which we purchased from the National Office. This machine will test for bat compression, and is used to see if the bat is legal—not if the bat has been altered. If the bat is deemed illegal by the machine, the bat will be stickered and will not be allowed to be used in Tournament; it will be kept by the Tournament Director until Player or Team is out of the tournament and then returned to player or team. Random checks will be done at the Tournaments in the dugouts. Should the bat be determined to be altered, it is at the discretion of the Tournament Director to be sent in to the National office for verification. If found legal, a like or similar model will be returned to player or a check will be sent to the player for the bat. This is at the discretion of the Tournament Director. If found illegal, the Player could be subject to a 5 year suspension from ASA play.