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Texas ASA 10/U Fast Pitch
State Tournament Rules

10/U A&B

  1. 10/U Division- A players’ age as of December 31st of the preceding year.
  2. Nine Players on the Field- May start with 8.
  3. Base Distance 60 feet- Double Base to be used at 1st.
  4. Pitching Distance/ 35 feet.
  5. Game Time Limit- Seven (7) Innings or 1 hour and 30 minutes. (No new inning may start after time limit is up, unless the game is tied.)
  6. Infield Fly Rule is in effect.
  7. Helmets with Chin straps and NOCSA approved Face Guards are required for Batters and Base Runners.
  8. Softball- 11 inch.
  9. Illegal pitch will be called.
  10. Third Strike Rule: Is in effect, Batter may run, ball is live.

Note: 10/U-A&B is now played by the same rules as the other JO Fast Pitch age classifications.

10/U C

  1. 10/U C Division- A player’s age as of December 31st of the preceding year.
  2. Nine players on the field-May start with 8.
  3. Base Distance 60 feet-Double Base to be used at first.
  4. Pitching Distance/35 feet.
  5. Game Time limit-Seven (7) innings or 1 hour and 30 minutes. (No new inning may start after time limit is up, unless the game is tied.)
  6. Infield Fly Rule is in effect.
  7. Helmets with chin straps and NOCSA approved Face Guards are required for batters and Base Runners.
  8. Softball- 11 inch.
  9. Illegal pitch will be called.
  10. Third strike rule: Not in Effect. Batter cannot advance on dropped third strike.

Base Stealing is allowed to Third Base

  • On a base on balls, batter/runner is allowed 1st base only.
  • Runners starting at first base are entitled to steal one (1) base only, per pitch, with liability to be put out.
  • A runner, attempting to advance beyond the one base they are entitled to steal, may be put out while between bases. A runner cannot be put out while in sole contact with a base.
  • After all play ceases, and the ball becomes dead, if the runner occupied a base beyond the one the runner is entitled to steal, the runner will be returned to the correct base without liability to be put out.
  • A runner may advance from third base, only by the following:
    1. Illegal Pitch
    2. Hit ball
    3. Forced Walk
    4. Dead ball

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