Rule Book Update


Jun. 25, 2024


Good Afternoon,

Please review the Memorandum below from Softball Canada regarding an update to the 2024/2025 Softball Canada Rule Book.

 

Memorandum

Re:         Rule Book Updates

It has come to our attention that a discrepancy exists within the 2024-2025 Rule Book within the Fastpitch Rules.

With respect to the Temporary Runner (FP) and the new rules allowing for an appeal to be made by the defensive team for an incorrect temporary runner, it has been noted that Section 3.2.7 (Page 135) states that:

If an incorrect player is used as a Temporary Runner, the error will be corrected without penalty when noticed.

The phrase “by the offensive team prior to an appeal by the defensive team” is missing and this sentence in Section 3.2.7 should read:

If an incorrect player is used as a Temporary Runner, the error will be corrected without penalty when noticed by the offensive team prior to an appeal by the defensive team.

Note: the appeal must be completed by the defensive team while the incorrect temporary runner is on base. A pitch does not have to be thrown prior to the appeal being made.

Once the incorrect temporary runner has scored (touched home plate), the defensive team cannot appeal.

A correct appeal by the defensive team results in the runner being called out.

This note will be posted to the Rulebook Addendum section in the Umpires section of the Softball Canada Website. This page will be updated should any further discrepancies be noted and should be referred to by umpires if they believe they have located an error or discrepancy in the text of the rule book.

Any errors or discrepancies discovered but not noted on the webpage can be submitted to odcfiles@softball.ca

 

Thank you for your continued cooperation and please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. 

Frankie Billingsley

National Director of Umpires

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