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Welcome To The Syracuse Sports Associations Softball Page!

Welcome To The Syracuse Sports Associations Softball Page!

Leagues Coming Spring 2020 Sunday - Thursday at Bville Community Park


Syracuse Sports Association offers men's, women's & co-ed Softball leagues during the Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons. All games will be played at the Spinning Wheel Restaurant in North Syracuse. SSA softball are slow-pitch league's with a modified rule book with specific rules for gender ratios and batting orders.  SSA provides various core / size game-balls for each game depending on your division. All games will have 2 umpires. Additional umpires may be added in certain situations.  Teams should bring their own bats, gloves, and cleats, however any bat on the current USA/USSSA banned bat list will not be allowed.
The Spring / Summer Softball season are 14 games. Please allow for an extra 2-3 weeks for playoffs & rainouts.
The Fall season is 6-7 games and an extra 1-2 weeks for playoffs & rainouts. Registration for fall softball opens June 2020.
All teams in all leagues qualify for the playoffs. 
General Rules:  
Whatever isn't covered by the following rules will default to the USA rule book. All Umpires have final say on the field. Please respect their calls. 
USA softball website & Rules:
**Please note: A player is not permitted to play on more than one team in the same league on the same day with any SSA softball leagues.  Coed leagues must have 4 females.   If starting with 3 an out must be taken in the line up spot where the 4th female should be.  This must be declared to the umpire and opposing team at the start of the game.
1) All SSA games will start with a one & one count. After the second strike it you get one foul.
2) All games will be 7 innings. In case of inclement weather, darkness, light failure or any other unforeseen circumstances, 4.5 innings will constitute a completed game. In playoff games all 7 innings must be finished in order for the game to be complete (unless the 12 run mercy rule is invoked). During regular season no new innings will start after 70 minutes. Umpires are instructed to inform teams when the Time Limit is approaching. 
3) A run rule of 12 runs after 4.5 innings is applied to all league play.  
4) There is a two up HR rule applied to all league games.
5) For all leagues the arch of the pitch will be 6' to 12' from the ground.  
6) Courtesy runners are allowed once per inning. Male for Male, Female for Female
7) You must follow the USA  approved bat list’s. See that attached forms if you are unsure of the approved and non approved lists or visit the USA websites.
8) Teams can use an EP (extra player) which means a team can bat 11 in the line up and any 10 can play defense at any time.  In order to utilize the  EP you must start the game with the EP. An EP can not be added after start of game. **Still must be four females in the field. 
9) If a player on the roster shows up late they can be added to the line up immediately but only If starting with nine players. Otherwise after game play has begun players can not be added to the line up. 
10) No Faking (pitching)
11) Home plate is LIVE
12) Umpire fee's are $30 per game and are paid directly to the umpire prior to the start of the game. 
13) For all COED leagues we will be instilling a 180' outfield line. All players must start behind this line until the ball is hit regardless of gender.
14) All leagues will be Mat Ball.  
15) No outside alcohol is allowed at The Spinning Wheel. All food and alcohol must be purchased at the bar. 
16) Lastly, games must start on time.  Teams are allotted a 10 min grace period BUT the game clock does start at your originally scheduled time. No Exceptions. 
All forfeits must be reported 24 hours prior to your game time or forfeiting team will be charged a $60 forfeit fee. No exceptions.  This fee also must be paid before the next game. 


Tip: Scoll down to register online and for complete details on all leagues.





2019 Fall Sunday Morning COED - USA (Blue Shirts) officials - Bville Comm Park

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  • Sport: Softball
  • Format: COED Recreational League
  • Locations: Baldwinsviile Community Park
  • Days of the week: Sunday
  • Started on : Started on Sunday, September 8

2019 Fall Sunday afternoon Mens - USA (Blue Shirts) officials - Bville Comm Park

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  • Sport: Softball
  • Format: Mens Recreational League
  • Locations: Baldwinsviile Community Park
  • Days of the week: Sunday
  • Started on : Started on Sunday, September 15
Syracuse Sports Association
7192 Oswego Rd.
Liverpool, NY 13090

(315) 447-5686