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Welcome to the 2024 Season!



Reading Softball Little League 2024 Rules:

Major Division


6 Inning Games

No Bunting

No Infield Fly

4 Run Max per inning. Continuation rule in effect. Ex: 3 runs in 2nd and 3rd base hit to left 2 runs score team gets 5 for the inning. Once play is over inning is over. No additional runs can be scored once an infielder has control of the ball.

15 Run Mercy Rule after 5 innings or 4 1/2 if Home Team is winning.

Last Inning is Unlimited Runs. Last inning is the 6th inning.  If it is the 5th it is not unlimited. 

No stealing of 2nd base.

When ball is thrown back  from the catcher to the pitcher after a pitch the ball is dead.  If it gets by the pitcher the runners can't advance

Can steal 3rd and Home plate. only 2 runs can be scored at home per inning via steal or passed ball.

Players can't leave the base until it crosses home plate. 1st time ball is dead even on batted ball and team gets a warning and batter goes back to bat at original Count.  2nd time runner is out.  1 warning per game.

On a batted ball to right field that hits the ground you can't obtain an out at first base on that play.

 No inning may start after 1:45 of game play.

Pitchers can only pitch 9 innings per week. Week starts Sunday and ends Saturday. One pitch in an inning is an inning  If a 3rd game that week you can pitch 12 innings that week. 

Only the Starting Pitcher can re-enter the game to pitch.  Relief Pitchers can't come back in to pitch

Pitcher, 1st Base and 3rd Base all must wear Fielders Masks.  No exceptions!!

11 inch Softballs

Players must slide on close plays. Ruled Out on Umpires Discretion

All Scores and pitchers innings for the game should be texted ASAP after the game to: 
Scores and Pitching Innings should be texted to Steve Puglielli at 617-407-0614

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P.O. Box 224 
Reading, Massachusetts 01867

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