MOUNTAIN PITCH AT LITTLE MOUNTAIN SPORTSPLEX

MENS SLO-PITCH BASIC INFORMATION
(MONDAYS)

2017 – BASIC INFORMATION

 

SEASON PLAY:
The regular season consists of 32 evening games (16 double headers).  All games are 6 inning games.  It runs from the week of May 1, 2017 to the week ending Sept 10, 2017. Monday games will not be played on Victoria Day (May22) and Civic Holiday (Aug7) as they are long weekends.

  

PLAY-OFFS:  All teams make play-offs on September 9&10, 2017.  Each team will be guaranteed a minimum 4 play-off games (5 innings).

 

UMPIRES:  All registration costs will cover umpires for season and play-off games.  Dave Black, Mountain Pitch Umpire-In-Chief, will oversee all umpire assignments and honorariums.

 

FACILITY (GATE) FEES: All registration costs will cover all facility (gate) fees for all Mountain Pitch regular season player/guest entry, Mountain Pitch tournament player/guest entry, and Mountain Pitch Play-off player/guest entry.

 

LEAGUE FEES: Registration (which includes all umpire and facility/gate fees) is $2,100.00 plus $50.00 performance bond.

  

If not paid in full on or before April 12, 2017 (a minimum $800.00 deposit must be made), the remaining balance is due before your games as follows:

 

First installment (registration):  On or before April 12, 2017 ($800.00 + $50.00 performance bond).
Second installment:  Before your games, the week of May 1, 2017 ($600.00)
Third installment:  Before your games, the week of May 15, 2017 ($400.00)
Fourth installment: Before your games the week of June 5, 2017 ($300.00)

 

*Etransfers may be sent to slopitch@littlemtnsports.com (password: mountain)
            - Teams must complete registration prior to making payment(s).
*Cheques payable to: Little Mountain Sportsplex
*Teams are taken on a first pay, first play basis.  A registration payment (along with completed form) must be received to guarantee your entry. 


REGISTRATION DATES/EARLY BIRD REWARDS:  Registrations can be completed via email using e-transfers (slopitch@littlemtnsports.com) or made in person on the following dates:

Sunday, January 15, 2017 between 12:00pm & 2:00pm @ L.M.S.
*If paid in full on or before January 15, 2017 your team will receive a savings of $100.00 CASH, $100.00 in LMS BAR&GRILL Gift Certificates, six (6) free Worth Hot Dots, and a free scorebook.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 between 6:00pm & 8:00pm @ L.M.S.
*If paid in full between January 16, 2017 and February 15, 2017 your team will receive $100.00 in LMS BAR&GRILL Gift Certificates, six (6) free Worth Hot Dots, and a free scorebook.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 between  6:00pm & 8:00pm @ L.M.S.
*If paid in full between February 16, 2017 and March 15, 2017 your team will receive six (6) free Worth Hot Dots, and a free scorebook.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 between 6:00pm & 8:00pm @ L.M.S.


BALLS:  The only ball allowed for play is: 12” Worth Optic (yellow) Hot Dot.  Each team is to supply one (1) playable game ball prior to each game.
 

 

BATS: Mountain Pitch honours the SPN approved bat list.  Umpires will be checking the bats before games.  To view the SPN Bat Policy, please click here: SPN Bat Policy

 

FIELD EQUIPMENT: Bases, pitching markers, and strike mats/home plates, are provided by Little Mountain Sportsplex.  All field equipment is set-up and maintained by Little Mountain Sportsplex.  All Little Mountain Sportsplex diamonds are dragged daily.

 

INSURANCE WAIVERS/ROSTERS:  All team reps must enter their players via the SPN Member Registration System: an interactive database that allows you to become an individual member, create & register your team, and even register for the National & Provincial Championship events, all in the comfort of your own home/office (and even your smartphone!)! Once you set up your member account you will have continuous access to that account and your team information year after year. Upon registration for Mountain Pitch, your team will be provided a link to register your individual team members. All players must be registered before participating.  To be eligible for play-offs, players must be registered before July 2, 2017 and have participated in a minimum twelve (12) games.

 

 SCORECARDS/REPORTING: Umpires will be supplied with scorecards; however, it is the winning team’s responsibility to turn them (black mailbox at LMS office inside hall) after their games.  All winning teams are responsible to submit their scorecards here after their game concludes.  If the winning team fails to submit their scorecard(s) within one hour of their last game, both teams will be recorded as a 0-0 tie.  In the case of a tie or split, the HOME team of the last game is responsible for submitting the scorecard(s).

 

RAIN-OUT GAMES: All rain-out games will take place on Fridays. All teams are assumed participating in rain-out make-ups if they have a previously rained out game, if your team wishes to opt-out, they must do so by 11:59pm the Tuesday prior to the make-up Friday. If notice is not given by that date/time and a team no-shows, or gives late notice, a fine will be issued to the team.  If a team's opponents opt-out, they will receive a 7-0W and a $25.00 credit to their account.  Those teams that opt-out will receive 0-7L for all missed games.
Tentative (subject to add, remove, or change) Friday Make-Up dates:
- Friday, May 12, 2017
- Friday, June 9, 2017
- Friday, June 23, 2017
- Friday, July 14, 2017
- Friday, July 28, 2017

 

OPT-OUT/FORFEITS:
REGULAR SEASON: If your team cannot make a regular season game, they must give a minimum 48 hours notice to do so without penalty. Failure to give 48 hour notice and not field a team will result in a $50.00 fine. Failure to give 24 hour notice and not field a team will result in a $75.00 fine.
MAKE-UP FRIDAYS: All teams are assumed participating in rain-out make-ups if they have a previously rained out game, if your team wishes to opt-out, they must do so by 11:59pm the Tuesday prior to the make-up Friday.  Failure to give less than Tuesday notice and not field a team will result in a $50.00 fine. Failure to give 24 hour notice and not field a team will result in a $75.00 fine.
PLAY-OFFS: All teams are assumed participating in play-offs, if your team wishes to opt-out, they must do so by 11:59pm the Tuesday prior to the play-off weekend. Failure to give less than Tuesday notice and not field a team will result in a $100.00 fine. Failure to give 24 hour notice and not field a team will result in a $150.00 fine.

 

All teams agree to comply with the Rules and Regulations of Little Mountain Sportsplex. No outside alcohol permitted. No tail gating allowed. Please make use the Clubhouse Bar&Grill and support our corporate sponsors. Violation of LMS Rules will result in loss of performance bond and/or expulsion from the league and/or facility.

 

 7&3 COED SUMMER SEASON COORDINATOR: Matt Sigfusson
email: slopitch@littlemtnsports.com 

MENS SLO-PITCH BASIC RULES & REGULATIONS
(MONDAYS)

2017 – RULES & REGULATIONS

 

League executive reserve the right to revise these rules at their discretion and as they see fit. If this occurs, all team captains will be notified.  Any rule not covered herein will be covered in the SPN Rulebook (click here to view). Please note:  The below are rules specific to our league.

 

GAME FORMAT:
6 INNING DOUBLE HEADER GAMES: Two (2) games per night are played against the team listed on the schedule. A 12 run mercy rule is in effect after 4 innings of play. A 10 run mercy rule is in effect after 5 innings of play. GAME 1 of the night starts at 6:30pm. 10 minute maximum grace period for late arriving teams.  In the event of a tie in GAME 1, it shall remain a tie, and GAME 2 shall begin. GAME 2 of the night will start shortly after the conclusion of GAME 1. If GAME 2 is tied, extra innings shall be played until a winner is declared. International rule in effect. Complete innings shall be played (top and bottom of the inning).
MAX RUNS PER INNING: A maximum seven (7) runs will be allowed per inning. Last inning is open (no limit).  If there is a 17 run OR MORE difference, the team that is losing gets an unlimited inning ONLY to get within the mercy rule (9 run deficit). The inning stops once they get to a 9 run deficit.  Then, the team ahead bats and has a chance to end the game.  This can only happen in the 3rd and 4th inning (prevention of mercy) of any game because our 5th inning will always be unlimited.

 

SHOW UP & PLAY:
REGULAR SEASON: If your team cannot make a regular season game, they must give a minimum 48 hours notice to do so without penalty. Failure to give 48 hour notice and not field a team will result in a $50.00 fine. Failure to give 24 hour notice and not field a team will result in a $75.00 fine.
MAKE-UP FRIDAYS: All teams are assumed participating in rain-out make-ups if they have a previously rained out game, if your team wishes to opt-out, they must do so by 11:59pm the Tuesday prior to the make-up Friday.  Failure to give less than Tuesday notice and not field a team will result in a $50.00 fine. Failure to give 24 hour notice and not field a team will result in a $75.00 fine.
PLAY-OFFS: All teams are assumed participating in play-offs, if your team wishes to opt-out, they must do so by 11:59pm the Tuesday prior to the play-off weekend. Failure to give less than Tuesday notice and not field a team will result in a $100.00 fine. Failure to give 24 hour notice and not field a team will result in a $150.00 fine.
Teams are permitted to play with a minimum of 8 players.  Automatic outs must be recorded for any missing players.

 

BE PREPARED:
Please be a minimum 10 minutes early before game time to complete game cards and assure all players have registered via www.slo-pitch.com.

 

PITCHING:
SLO-PITCH: Arc must be between 6 –12 feet “illegal pitch” will be called if ball not swung at. Illegal pitch will be an automatic ball. If ball is swung at the result of the pitch will stand.
STRIKE ZONE: When the ball hits the strike mat (anywhere including plate), the pitch will be deemed a "strike". Any pitch that does NOT hit the strike mat will be deemed a "ball".  Balls and strikes may not be contested.
FOUL STRIKE:  Every foul ball is recorded as a strike regardless of pitch-count.

 

LINE-UP:
BATTING ORDER: 10 batters. First and last names must be on scorecards. Teams may play with a minimum of eight (8) players.
SUBSTITUTIONS: A player may re-enter the game only in their original position in the order.
COURTESY RUNNERS: 5 courtesy runners may be used per team, per game.

 

SPORTSMANSHIP:
PROFANITY: Anyone using profanity, despite where it is directed, is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
UMPIRE ABUSE: There is zero toleration for any verbal or physical abuse of umpires. All umpire decisions are final.
THREATS: Any threats issued towards opposing players and/or umpires will lead to player ejection and/or suspension from the league and/or facility.
DRESS CODE: Uniforms are optional but highly recommended.  Dress appropriately for family-friendly environment.  If something being worn is deemed offensive or could cause injury, umpires and/or park officials may ask for it to be removed or covered.  If request is not fulfilled, you will be asked to leave the facility and further action may be applied.
PROTESTS: $75.00 per incident. If protest is won, your $75.00 will be returned if found valid. There will be no protesting the umpires’ judgement as his/her calls are final. If your team is found incorrect after protest, your $75.00 protest bond will be revoked.

 

BASE RUNNING:
SAFE-BAG:  All first bases are safe bases, please use the orange when running through bag.
COMMITMENT LINE: No-touch home plate. 20ft. home plate commitment line is in play.  Players that touch or physically cross home plate will be called “out.”

 

LEAGUE COMMUNICATION:
BASIC COMMUNICATION: All basic communication will be done via email.
LEAGUE EMAIL: slopitch@littlemtnsports.com
LEAGUE WEBSITE: www.mountainpitch.com
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/littlemtnsports
TWITTER: @LittleMtnSports
WEATHER CANCELLATIONS: Little Mountain Sportsplex will make a daily game calls at 4:00pm based on whether diamonds are “playable” or “not playable”.  In the event of potential “not playable” days due to weather, all players are to view our website(s) at: www.mountainpitch.com and/or the Little Mountain Sportsplex website at: www.littlemtnsports.com.  Little Mountain Sportsplex (@LittleMtnSports) will also be updated on both Facebook & Twitter.  Although in most cases an official call will be made at 4:00pm, if weather shows inconsistencies at 4:00pm, a 1 hour delay will be put on the official game call making the official game call 5:00pm.  If an evening is deemed playable, all official game calls will be made on field by the nightly umpire(s).

 

OTHER:
Any rule not listed here will be in accordance with the SPN Rulebook.

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