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                                               2013 MANUAL
                   SOFTBALL



               an official
            publication of the

      Kansas State High School
        Activities Association

       601 SW Commerce Place
              PO Box 495
        Topeka, KS 66601-0495
          PH: 785 273-5329
          FAX: 785 271-0236
      E-Mail: fmartin@kshsaa.org
              jholaday@kshsaa.org
        WEB: www.kshsaa.org



The official manual for high school softball
and baseball with information concerning
 regulations and management of regional
           and state tournaments.
                                                       CHECK LIST
                                     Entry Form check list for Softball & Baseball
SFB-1 - Softball Umpire Recommendations - Due to KSHSAA by May 8
BSB-1 - Baseball Umpire Recommendations - Due to KSHSAA by May 8
SFB-2 - Regional Softball Tournament Squad List - mail to regional manager by May 6
BSB-2 - Regional Baseball Tournament Squad List - mail to regional manager by May 6
SFB-3 - Softball Season Win-Loss Record Form - Due to KSHSAA by May 13
BSB-3 - Baseball Season Win-Loss Record Form - Due to KSHSAA by May 13
SFB-4 - State Softball Tournament Squad List - must reach KSHSAA by noon after regional tournament completes
BSB-4 - State Baseball Tournament Squad List - must reach KSHSAA by noon after regional tournament completes




                              PROJECTED CALENDAR DATES
                                                   2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-20162016-2017
Beginning practice date                            Feb. 25          March 3         March 2        Feb. 29          Feb. 27
Earliest possible competition                      March 14         March 20        March 19       March 17         March 16
Regional tournaments                               May 13-16        May 19-22       May 18-21      May 16-19        May 15-18
State tournaments                                  May 23-24        May 29-30       May 28-29      May 26-27        May 25-26




       Check List For All Regional Tournament Managers
 Check arrival and inspect plaques, tickets and instructions for timers and scorers.
     Make regional pairings.
     Release pairings to news media.
     Send a copy of the bracket to all participating schools and the KSHSAA.
     Notify officials at least four days in advance of the tournament of starting times, etc.
     Notify participating schools of the policy concerning team ticket allowance; admittance of cheerleaders, cheerleader sponsors,
     adult student supervisors, principals, athletic directors, and superintendents (use proper form from the online Entry Forms);
     team warm-up allowance, towels, care of valuables, leaving of equipment, cheerleaders' location during the game, pep club area
     assignments, etc.
     Appoint scorer, scoreboard operator, and one public address person.
     Assign personnel to assist in administering tournament.
     Arrange for the playing of the national anthem.
     Provide a private dressing room and adult security personnel for game umpires.
     Contact umpires, tell them where to park, where to dress and assign someone to meet them.
     Provide reserved parking for umpires and school buses.
     Assign a host or hostess to the umpires and each team.
     Post signs to reserve areas for participating schools' followers, if applicable.
     Provide a special entrance and a check list for authorized superintendents, principals, athletic directors, players, managers,
     coaches, adult supervisors, cheerleaders and news media.
     Submit to KSHSAA a "Financial Report"
     Submit to KSHSAA a "Ticket Sales Report."
     Return unused tickets to KSHSAA.
     Assign security personnel to the field to escort umpires.
     Arrange for plaque/trophy presentation at conclusion of tournament.


               FAX or phone regional results to the KSHSAA following tournament
                      (Refer to page 16) FAX 785 271-0236; PH 785 273-5329
                    Softball: Francine Martin -- E-mail: fmartin@kshsaa.org
                   Baseball: Jeremy Holaday -- E-mail: jholaday@kshsaa.org
2                                                                                                                     "Be A Good Sport"
                                                2013
                                              KSHSAA
                                             Baseball &
                                           Softball Manual
                                               Kansas State High School Activities Association
                                  601 SW Commerce Place  PO Box 495  Topeka, KS 66601-0495
                                                     PH: 785 273-5329  FAX: 785 271-0236
                                                                       www.kshsaa.org
"Sport doesn't teach              Regional and state softball and baseball managers, school administrators, umpires, coaches
                                  and members of the press, radio and television:
character. Coaches
  teach character."               This Softball/Baseball Manual has been designed and prepared to provide general informa-
                                  tion and for use in the administration of softball and baseball games. No doubt numerous
                                  questions will arise during the course of the season, and we believe many of your questions
                                  will be answered by a thorough review of the contents of this manual.
                                  This publication contains information that applies to all softball and baseball games. Certain sec-
                                  tions specifically applies to regional and state tournaments. It is divided into five sections:
                                           Section 1 - General Information - Game Administration
                                           Section 2 - KSHSAA Sport Specific Regulations
                                           Section 3 - Regional Tournament Information
                                           Section 4 - State Tournament Information
                                           Section 5 - Tickets & Admissions for Regional & State Tournaments
                                  An Index is provided as an aid to finding answers to your questions.
                                  We take this opportunity to thank all personnel, including tournament managers, school
                                  administrators, coaches, athletes, umpires, members of the press, radio and television, and
                                  loyal softball and baseball supporters for their efforts and interest during the upcoming
                                  spring sports season.




                                  Francine Martin                                                         Gary P. Musselman
                                  Assistant Executive Director                                            Executive Director
                                  E-mail: fmartin@kshsaa.org

                                  Jeremy Holaday
                                  Assistant Executive Director
                                  E-mail: jholaday@kshsaa.org




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                                                                CONTENTS
                      SECTION 1 - GENERAL INFORMATION - GAME
                      ADMINISTRATION
                         1.A   General Responsibilities of Host and Visiting School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
                         1.B   Specific Responsibilities of the Host School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
                         1.C   Specific Responsibilities of the Visiting School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
                         1.D   Responsibilities of the Public Address Announcer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
                         1.E   Sportsmanship and Conduct. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
                         1.F   Rule 52 Provisions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
                         1.F.1 Spectators on the Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
                         1.F.2Interpretations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9

                      SECTION 2 - KSHSAA SPORT SPECIFIC REGULATIONS
                         2.A   Beginning and Ending Dates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                         2.B   Participation Limits. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                         2.B.1Softball. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                         2.B.2Baseball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                         2.C   Pitching Restrictions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                         2.C.1Softball. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                         2.C.2Baseball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                         2.D   Softball/Baseball Entry Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                         2.E   Rules Meeting & Test Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                         2.E.1 Coaches Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
                         2.E.2 Umpire Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
"My father gave me
                         2.F   Regulation Game. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11
  the greatest gift      2.G   Ending a Regulation Game - 10-Run and 15-Run Rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
 anyone could give       2.H   Called/Suspended Game. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
another person. He       2.I   State Association Adopted Rules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
  believed in me."       2.I.1 Courtesy Runners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
                         2.I.2 Double First Base. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  11
    -Jim Valvano-        2.I.3 Bat Specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-12
                         2.I.4 Softball Tie-Breaking Procedure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
                         2.J   Umpires Uniform. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
                         2.J.1Softball. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
                         2.J.2Baseball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
                         2.K   Flash Pictures. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
                         2.L   Filming/Video Taping. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
                         2.M   Designated Media Area. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
                         2.N   Player Bench Occupants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
                         2.O   Private Room for Officials. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
                         2.P   Scorers and Scoreboard Operators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
                         2.Q   Baseball/Softball Forfeiture Guidelines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
                         2.R   Summer Coaching Regulations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
                         2.S   Games Not Played. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
                         2.T   Protested Games. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

                      SECTION 3 - REGIONAL TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
                         3.A  General Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
                         3.B  Assignment Criteria for Regional Competition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
                         3.C  Banners and Signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
                         3.D  Dressing Rooms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
                         3.E  Charitable Contributions, Solicitations and Sales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
                         3.F  Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
                         3.G  Determination of Home and Visiting Team Dugouts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
                         3.H  Squad Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
                         3.H.1Softball. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
                         3.H.2Baseball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
                         3.H.3Substitutions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
                         3.I  Regional Seeding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

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     3.I.1            Class 4A, 3A, and 2-1A Seeding Meetings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
     3.I.2            Class 6A, 5A Seeding Meetings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-16
     3.J              Tournament Schedules - Brackets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
     3.J.1            Class 6A, 5A Regional Brackets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
     3.J.2            Five, Six and Seven-Team Tournament Bracket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
     3.J.3            Four-Team Tournament Bracket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
     3.J.4            Three-Team Tournament Bracket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
     3.J.5            Forwarding Tournament Brackets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
     3.K              Infield Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
     3.L              Introduction of Teams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
     3.M              Game Starting Times. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
     3.N              Official Regional Tournament Balls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
     3.O              Selection of Umpires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
     3.P              10-Run and 15-Run Rule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
     3.Q              Awards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
     3.R              Awards Presentation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
     3.S              Reporting Regional Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

SECTION 4 - STATE TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
     4.A   State Qualifiers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
     4.B   State Sites and Managers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
     4.B.1Softball. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
     4.B.2Baseball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
     4.C   Tournament Seeding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
     4.D   Tournament Brackets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
     4.E   Tournament Time Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
     4.E.1Softball. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
                                                                                                                                                   "Six essential
     4.E.2Baseball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20              qualities that are
     4.F   Determination of Home & Visiting Team Dugouts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20                                                 the key to success:
     4.G   Infield Practice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20                     Sincerity,
     4.H   Official State Tournament Balls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20                               personal integrity,
     4.I   Programs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20                     humility,
     4.J   Squad Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
                                                                                                                                                      courtesy,
     4.J.1Softball. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
     4.J.2Baseball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
                                                                                                                                                      wisdom,
     4.J.3Substitutions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20                       charity."
     4.K   Selection of Umpires. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
     4.K.1 Umpire Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
                                                                                                                                                    -Dr. William
     4.L   Introduction of Teams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21                            Menninger-
     4.L.1 Quarterfinal, Semifinal and Consolation Games. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
     4.L.2 Championship Game. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
     4.M   Presentation of Awards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
     4.N   Weather Guidelines for Third-Place Game. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

SECTION 5 - TICKETS & ADMISSIONS FOR
REGIONAL & STATE TOURNAMENT
     5.A               Ticket Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
     5.B               Tournament Admission Prices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
     5.B.1             Regional Tournaments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
     5.B.2             State Tournaments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
     5.C               Tournament Managers Reports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
     5.D               Complimentary Tickets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
     5.E               Broadcasting of Games. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
     5.E.1             Broadcast Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
     5.E.2             Radio Broadcasts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
     5.F               Distribution of Regional and State Receipts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24

     THE KSHSAA CODE OF ETHICS                                                                                                            25
     KSHSAA INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURES                                                                                                  25
     LODGING ACCOMODATIONS                                                                                                           26-27

KSHSAA Baseball/Softball Manual                                                                                                                                    5
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    BC BASEBALL UMPIRES ASSOCIATION LEVEL 3 EXAM 2013 READ THE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE PROCEEDING! Many times during a game we deal with plays that involve more than one rule or interpretation. In this exam the 1st 20 questions will be True/False and for the remainder you …

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