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HARD Senior Softball - 2015 NOTICE


April 18, 2015

The Hayward Fire Department will be putting on a refresher CPR/First Aid class for all senior softball leagues.  It is now planned for May 5th, 6th and 7th prior to the games in each league. You will be notified here if there is any change.


Have a Great Season !!
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January 9, 2015

From John Ironsides:
Gene Steve played with our
league many years ago. He was a very pleasant man. We all mourn his passing.   Thanks,  John.
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April 6, 2015

From Mike Carroll:
The Castro Valley field is available for Batting Practice only on Monday mornings 9:00 am.
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RULE CHANGES FOR 2015 YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF:


Eight (8) Players: A team playing with eight (8) players will play with three (3) or four (4) outfielders and three (3) or four (4) infielders, Manager's choice.  The other team supplies a catcher.  A team playing with nine (9) players will play with four (4) outfielders and four (4) infielders. The other team supplies a catcher. 



Seven (7) Players: A forfeit will occur if one or both teams have only seven (7) players present at game time. If only one team has seven (7) players, that team will be charged with a loss and the opposing team will be given a win. If both teams have seven (7) players, each team will be given a half () win and half () loss.



A runner may stand clear of first (1st) or third (3rd) base for safety reason to avoid a line drive.  The runner must re-tag the base prior to advancing.



After being walked once, a player may have the option to refuse a subsequent walk in the at-bat, until getting three (3) strikes or a batted ball.



Overrunning Bases: A base runner may overrun second and third bases without penalty of being called out providing there is no motion to advance (umpire's judgment).  After overrunning a base, the runner must re-tag that base before advancing.  A runner making an attempt to advance and then returns to the base is subject to a tag out.  The runner may slide or dive when returning to the base.  A runner may advance to the next base if they run outside the base (right side of 1st, 2nd or 3rd base without re-touching the base before advancing to the next base.  Also, the runner can touch the base and advance.  If a runner advances to the next base by running inside the base, without touching, the runner will be called OUT.




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