56. Time Limit
a. League play will maintain a 90-minute running game clock controlled by the umpire.
b. The official scorekeeper and the umpire will coordinate to set the game clock.
c. No new inning after 90 minutes.
d. At the end of the 90-minute game clock, the game will end after the C teams’ at bat for the inning (if necessary).
e. Refer to Rule 48 Scoring/Team Standings for tie games after the 90-minute running game clock.
57. Three teams per field: A, B, C.
- Field Positions
a. Five players from each team on field defensively at once; teams will rotate from outfield, infield, and batting. When a team is in the outfield two of their players will be female and two will be male, plus the catcher which can be either gender. The infield team will consist of two male and two female players, plus the pitcher which can be either gender. Exception: The two teams on defense can elect to swap who pitches and who catches.
b. During odd innings when Team A is batting, Team B is in the Infield, and Team C is in the Outfield. When Team B is batting, Team C is in the Infield and Team A is in the Outfield. While Team C is batting, Team A is in the Infield and Team B is in the Outfield.
c. During even innings when Team A is batting, Team C is in the Infield and Team B is in the Outfield. When Team B is batting, Team A is in the Infield and Team C is in the Outfield. While Team C is batting, Team B is in the Infield and Team A is in the Outfield.
- Teams may bat up to 8 players.
58. Wheel Rule
a. Teams must have a minimum of 5 players, with 2 of them being female, to play a legal game. When it is time for a female batter, and the team is shorthanded for women, the females must rotate between the male batters instead of taking an out.
b. Women must bat in the order that they are listed in the lineup.
c. If it is a female batter’s turn and that female is on base in order to maintain the batting order, another female must become the courtesy runner. (If a female is unavailable, then a male may become the courtesy runner, and he must be the last out made.)
d. When using an odd number of players, a team may only have one more male than female but may have as many females as desired, up to 8 batters. Examples:
i. Two females and 3 males.
ii. Three females and 4 males.
59. Home/Visiting Teams Designation
a. Home and visiting teams’ designations will be identified on league schedules posted by the City of Salem. The home team will be Team C.
60. Home Runs
a. Limits for all Coed Open will be 3 home runs, then “straight progressive.” Home runs by men and women are figured separately.
b. Home runs beyond these limits will be a dead ball out. The ‘straight progressive’ limit will be in effect for the entire game.
61 Scoring/Team Standings
a. Games may end in a tie after the 90-minute running game clock.
b. Standings will be based off of wins/loses/ties.
i. 2-0-0 = highest scoring team
ii. 0-2-0 = lowest scoring team
iii. 1-1-0 = middle scoring team
iv. 1-0-1 = tied for most runs scored
v. 0-1-1 = tied for the least runs scored
vi. 0-0-2 = all teams tied
- Teams must have a minimum of 6 players to register.
- Teams may have a maximum of 12 players on the team roster at any time.