10U Girls Softball

Age Group: 9-10 year olds

Innings: 6

Bases: 60 feet

Mound: 35 feet

Drop Third Strike: Not Used

Infield Fly Rule: No

Batting: A continuous batting order is used

Pitching: Pitchers are allowed 3 innings in a game maximum.
In addition each pitcher will only be allowed 8 innings in each calendar week.

One re-entry can be used for the starting pitcher only assuming they have not reached their 3 max innings for
the game.

Travel players can pitch throughout the year and in playoffs.
• 2 innings max per game combined

Bunting: Yes

Stealing and lead offs: runners can leave the base on the pitch, but are only allowed to steal 2nd base and cannot
advance on an overthrow.

Exp: player leaves for 2nd base catcher throws down to 2nd and the ball goes into centerfield, player must remain
at 2nd base. They cannot continue to run.

Slaughter Rule: Yes when there is a 15 run lead after 3 innings, 12 run lead after 4 innings, 10 run lead after 5
innings have been played.

Special Note: Teams shall not score more than 5 runs in any inning. When a team has reached their 5th
run even if there are not 3 outs the teams will change sides.

Dead Ball: Play is considered dead once the pitcher has control of the ball in the vicinity of the mound (8’
circle) Home teams should at the very least if unable to chalk in a circle, draw a circle with a bat to define this
rule more clearly during play.