I. Rules: The official CIF rules for softball will be used.
II. Season of Sport
League teams shall participate as per Sac Joaquin Section
Article 5. General Rules 504 Season of Sport Pitchers
Section Bylaw Article 5 General Rules 504.8 Preseason Dead
Periods #3 Note: For baseball and softball, pitchers and
catchers may practice (no bats and no fielders) the week prior to the
start of regular practice.
The following exception are in effect for the Trans Valley
2. There shall be no “Limited Periods” as stated in Section Bylaw
Article 5 General rules
504.9 Limited Periods a, b, c, d, e, f, and g.
*Note: 504.9 Limited Periods h. Out of Season and i. Summer Rules, are
III. Number of Officials: Varsity league games require two
umpires. Frosh-Soph games require only one official.
Varsity games will be played with only one official if necessary.
The specified waiting time for the full complement of officials is
thirty minutes. If only two officials show up, they will split to
cover varsity and Frosh-Soph games. Refer to TVL
IV. Starting Time: Starting time will be 3:30 p.m. After
daylight savings, starting time will be 4:30 p.m. Night games may
be scheduled. Regularly scheduled day games shall be finished
under the lights if available. (8/01)
V. Warm up: The home team must have completed its use of the
field for warn up purposes fifteen (15) minutes before game time.
The visiting team shall have the use of the field for warm up purposes
the fifteen (15) minutes prior to game time.
VI. Postponements: Postponed games are to be scheduled for the
next non conflicting date.
A. Tied and/or suspended games during the first
round are to be completed the day of the second round game between the
same two teams. The game is to be continued from the point of
suspension. The regularly scheduled game is to start 15 minutes
after completion of the suspended game or sooner if both coaches agree.
B. Tied and/or suspended games during the second
round of league play are to be completed from the point of suspension,
at the home team’s field, on the next non conflicting date.
C. Immediately after a tie or suspended game the two
coaches will compare scorebooks to make sure they are consistent.
Home team book is official.
VII. Official Ball: Wilson 9011.
VIII. League Champion and Section Playoff Seeding: TVL Champion
will be decided by best win-loss record. In case of a tie for
first place, there will be co-champions. The format for
determining league representation to playoffs will be as follows:
A. Head to head record within the tie. The
team with the best head to head record within the tie shall represent
the league as the higher seed in the section playoffs.
B. Point total. Each team will be assigned a
point value based on their league record at the end of the
season. The best record will receive 7 points, second best 6
points, continuing down to the worst record receiving 1 point.
Teams with the same record will split the total points for the spots
that they represent. Example: two teams finish tied for first at
13-1 would be assigned a point value of 6 1/2 points each, 1/2 of
7+6. Points are accumulated for each win based on this assigned
value of the teams played in league. Seeding would then be
decided by the highest point totals of the teams involved in the head
to head tie.
C. Team least scored upon. Team with the least
total runs scored against them in league play.
D. League playoff or coin flip. If any teams
contending for a playoff spot are still tied after stages (a), (b) and
(C) have been completed, there may be a coin flip (all coaches involved
must agree) or playoff at a neutral site with all remaining tied
teams. In the event that there are more than two teams left at
this stage, match ups will be determined by a coin flip. Example;
teams A, team B and team C are still tied at this stage. During
the blind draw teams B and C are drawn. They will play the first
playoff game (or they may agree to flip a coin) and team A will then
play the winner, or they may elect to flip a coin.
XIX. Awards: Refer to TVL Constitution—Financial Section III
X. Honorable Mention: Only those student athletes receiving
a nomination (according to the bylaws for each sport) for all league
shall be considered honorable mention. There will be no
additional nominations for this honor
XI. No batting practice before a league game once the school day has
ended. No pitching machines. No live pitching in a
Use of wiffle balls OK. Soft toss OK.
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