HSSC rules for Tournament Rules: Softball

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Tournament Rules: Softball

The following rule book will cover all SSC Softball Tournaments. It is described in its entirety below.


Game Time/ Defaults


Team Format


Equipment/Set Up


General Rules

General Rules (games will be governed by the SPO rules, with the following exceptions and highlights):


Ground Rules:


Preliminary Round Matches

Preliminary Round games can be tied during the regular season.


Playoffs Tiebreak

There must be a winner in a playoff match. In the event that the match ends in a tie, teams will partake in the following tie-breaker until a winner is determined:

During playoff games, if the game is tied after the completion of 5 innings or the expired time, teams will utilize the following format. The visiting team will start the inning by placing the last out from the previous inning on second base with one (1) out. Once 3 outs have been reached, the home team will then place their last out from the previous inning on second base, also with one (1) out, and proceed to bat until 3 outs are reached. Teams will take turns doing this until the score is settled upon the completion of a full inning.


Rough Play

Any rough or physical play will result in immediate expulsion from further tournament play and may result in a lifetime tournament expulsion. Please see the Sport and Social Club General Policy for our official guidelines on this subject. It is recognized that incidental contact between players is inevitable; however, all players should go out of their way to avoid creating an unsafe play.  This rule supersedes all others. 

Please note that on-site staff members have full autonomy when supervising games. Games may be stopped entirely, players may be asked to leave the playing area or be removed from the game entirely under their discretion.



There are absolutely no alcoholic beverages permitted on SSC property. Any offenders will be asked to leave the tournament without refund. No exceptions.