2020 Softball Season
The Burlington Royals are releasing their inaugural Slow-Pitch Softball League. 8 teams. 10 players per team. 8 week season. All leading up to see who will be crowned Champions during the Tournament of Champions.
$100 per player (teams must have 10 players).
*All players MUST adhere to specific rules and regulations surrounding social distancing guidelines and COVID-19 preparedness. See Rules and Modifications below.*
This schedule is subject to changed based on the Burlington Royals Season schedule.
June 16, June 23 June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28, August 4, August 11*
There will be 4 games each day (each team will play one game per week during one of these times):
*Tournament of Champions
Teams will be comprised of at least 10 players. Rosters can have an unlimited number of players registered, however, only 10 can play per game. The first 8 teams to complete registration, with a full roster, will be the only 8 teams that compete throughout the season. Each team is guaranteed 8 games (one per week). There will be a running standings board kept throughout the season, with the top 4 teams advancing to the Tournament of Champions.
Should not all 10 players show up on any given game day, the team will be allowed to play under the minimum number of players.
To register, contact us below. In order to complete registration you will be required to submit your roster of at least 10 players and payment. Payment is $100 for each of the first 10 players, all additional players over 10 are free (unlimited player registration).
Tournament of Champions
At the conclusion of the regular season, the top 4 teams will advance to the Tournament of Champions. If teams are tied, the team(s) with the higher run differential will advance. The tournament will take place on August 11th with Game 1 (#1 Seed v. #4 Seed) at 6:00pm, followed by Game 2 (#2 Seed v. #3 Seed). The Championship game will take place immediately after Game 2 ends.
All participating teams will be invited out to a future Burlington Royals game to be highlighted. The Championship Team and MVP will be crowned at this time, as well. The Championship Team will also secure their place in Burlington Lore with a running plaque displayed at Burlington Athletic Stadium.
Rules and Modifications
Games will be 7 innings or 60min Max time (whichever comes first)
a. Game will end upon completion of the inning
a. Start 1-1 count
b. Game Run Rule
- 15 after 4 innings
- 10 after 5+ innings
c. Game Times
- 5:30pm - 6:30pm
- 6:45pm - 7:45pm
- 8:00pm - 9:00pm
- 9:15pm - 10:15pm
d. All outs are “forced”
- No tags
- See "No Return Rule"
e. Games will be played on 90ft base paths
f. No metal spikes allowed (rubber spikes are permissible)
h. No bunting
Additional Rules for COVID-19 Preparedness & Overall Player Safety
a. All players to be temperature tested before entering
- 99.5 and under okay
b. All players will maintain 6ft spacing in dugouts and sidelines
c. No high fives or handshakes
d. Dugout railings and benches will be sprayed down with sanitizer after each game
e. No fans in attendance
f. Max: 25 people in stadium
g. No Return Rule
- Once a runner has advanced past a base further than 15ft they must advance to the next base and becomes a force play
- If they return they are out
- Lines will be painted in dirt and ruled upon by the umpire
- This rule is to avoid tags and keep 6ft spacing
h. Plays at Home
- An additional base (10 ft to the left) will be placed to the left of home plate so that runner and catcher keep a safe distance
- Catcher will remain at home plate to make outs while runners will run to the "added" home plate
i. All plays at all bases are “forced"
j. All players are required to wear a Face Mask at all times
a. Bats and balls will be sanitized after every play
b. A cleaning solution will be provided to each team and they are required to sanitize bat after each use
c. Cleaning solution will be placed on mound for pitchers
d. Pitchers will be required to spray and wipe softball after each play is finished
- Will not be required to do so on ball from catcher back to pitcher after a pitched ball during at-bat
e. Teams must bring their own bats, masks & batting gloves
f. Game 2, 3, and 4 teams must remain in the parking lot keeping a safe distance from each other before entering
- Once the previous game is finished and teams leave, the following game's teams may enter
g. All players that are non-compliant with above rules & regulations will not be permitted admittance into the ballpark