COED 6/4 PLAYING PROCEDURES
 

The following is an outline of the Coed 6/4 Playing Procedures:

 

Batting Order

The batting order consists of a minimum of 10 players (minimum 4 males and 4 females).  Any 10 (maximum 6 males and minimum of 4 females) may play defense.  The batting order must alternate sexes with the exception that no more than 2 males may ever bat back to back.  This will happen twice in the order. In the event of a team playing 5 males and 5 females, the batting order will alternate sexes. If there are 6 females and 4 males then the batting order must alternate sexes with the exception that no more than 2 males may ever bat back to back.  Again, this will happen twice in the order.

 

Extra Players

Additional players, up to the number of players on the team’s legal roster (maximum 20), may be used. They must be added in pairs, one male and one female.  (Teams must be 6/4, 7/5, 8/6, etc.) If more than 10 players are on the batting order, any 10 (minimum 4 females) may play defense.

 

If a player is unable to continue the game, and no legal substitute is available when he/she is due up to bat, the batter is declared out. Play continues with the next player in the batting order coming to bat.  If, with 2 out, the batter before the missing player is walked (intentional or unintentional), the automatic out is waived and the next batter will bat.  (This does not apply if the player is declared unable to continue just prior to the team’s offensive half of the inning).

 

A team may not add extra player(s) at a later time. Any player that leaves the game for any reason may not return to the game. If a player leaves the game for any reason, leaving the team with less than ten players, the team must have a substitute available to replace the absent player or that team will forfeit the game.  Exception: A player who has left the game under the Blood Rule may return.

 

Substitution

Substitutes must be listed on the line-up card.  A male may substitute for a male, and a female may substitute for a female or a male.

 

Walks

When a male batter who is followed by a female receives ANY walk, he is awarded second base and the female must take her turn at bat. When a male batter who is followed by a male batter receives ANY walk, he is awarded first base only.

 

Courtesy Runners

It must be male for male, or female for male or female. May be any player on the official roster and listed on the official lineup.

 

Short-Handed Rule

There will be no Short-handed Rule in Coed.

 

 

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