Notable Rules

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Notable Rules for Summer/Fall

The following rules have been added or changed as a result of National, State or Burnsville Softball Council decisions: 

1. In leagues that have the 1-up homerun rule, the HOME team CAN go 1-up in the 7th inning or beyond. All teams have the same number of home games throughout the season, making this a fair change.

*NEW* updates to home runs allowed for City of Burnsville Leagues:

LeagueHome Runs Allowed
Men’s Open5 then 1-up
Highest Thursday League3 then 1-up
Men’s D Competitive and Rec Leagues2 then 1-up
Over 35 Recreational2 then 1-up
Women’sUnlimited
Sunday Mixed Leagues1 then 1-up
Friday Competitive (highest)2 then 1-up
Friday Recreational Mixed League 12 then 1-up
Friday Recreational Mixed League 21 then 1-up
Friday Recreational Mixed League 3 (lowest)0


Note: There are some changes to the state/national rules that don’t impact local rules. The rules below were changes at the National level which impact state tournaments and qualifiers but do not impact league play.

1) Men’s D Tournament Play - Any homerun hit over the fence after the limit has been reached will result in an inning ending out.

2) A team is allowed 1 pinch runner per inning


July 4 Holiday & Days before and After

 * July 4 is on a Monday this year
 * All other days around the 4th of July are potential game days