- Published on Wednesday, 03 July 2013 23:51
- Written by Super User
Pleasure Island Athletic Leagues Co-Ed Fall Softball’s regular seasons is in full swing! Standing after week one are as follows: 1) Hell's Kitchen/Superior Insurance 2-0. 1) Hop Lite/Beach PC 2-0. 1) Lazy Pirate 2-0. 4) El Cazador 1-1. 4) Satellite Army 1-1. 4) Silver Dollar/AIC 1-1. 7) Buffalo Wild Wings 0-1. 7) Mermaid Castle 0-1. 9) Capriotti's 0-2. 9) Ocean Grill 0-2. Upcoming games are as follows: Tuesday July 9th: Mermaid Castle Vs Buffalo Wild Sings at 7:00pm. Satellite Army Vs Beach PC at 8:00pm and Ocean Grill Vs Capriotti’s at 9:00pm. Wednesday, July 10th: Buffalo Wild Wings Vs Silver Dollar/AIC at 7:00pm. Mermaid Castle Vs Hell’s Kitchen/ Superior Insurance at 8:00pm and Lazy Pirate Vs El Cazador at 9:00pm.
During Season, games are played Tuesdays and Thursday at Mike Chappell Park off Dow Road in Carolina Beach.
A Playoff will follow the regular season. PIAC Softball is structured to be a full co-ed softball league, with 10 players (3 females) on the field at all times. Starting with games the week of 10/16, all 10 batting positions must be filled.
If a team plays with less than 10 batters, there will be an out incurred for those positions. Meaning, a team can play with 9 players (2 females), but that 10th spot will incur an out no matter how many players a team starts a game with.
Teams can play with 8 players (1 female) but they will incur 2 outs in the 9th and 10th batting spots. Some teams are gaining competitive advantage by only playing 9 in the field.
That's not the spirit in which PIAC Softball was intended. Teams will be given until 10/16 to add another 2 females to their roster if necessary.
There was a vote among team captains, and the vote was 7-1 in favor of amending the rule. Thanks for everyone's understanding that PIAC is a league built for its players enjoyment, fairness, and safety. Players are asked that all bats used must be 100% aluminum or wood, no composite AT ALL! AMMENDED RULES: 1) In the event of a play at the plate, the runner must make every attempt to avoid making contact with the catcher or player occupying the catcher position. Sliding is NOT mandatory if it will put the catcher's position player more at risk by sliding. At other bases, runners may not "knock the ball loose" from a player occupying a base. Doing so will result in an automatic out. If a runner unintentionally knocks the ball loose during a slide, the runner will not incur an automatic out. The whole intent of this rule is to avoid unnecessary contact between runners and position players. As before, plays at the plate are the discretion of the umpires. 2) All forfeits will be scored 7-0 in case there is a tiebreaker needed at the end of regular season play.
For more information on Pleasure Island Athletic Leagues Co-Ed Softball or Kickball Leagues follow them on Facebook or stop by the Carolina Beach Recreation Center located at 1121 North Lake Park Boulevard behind the Town Hall Municipal Complex.