2017-PERFECT-SWING

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THE GAME – PLAYED WITH THE WIFFLE PERFORATED PLASTIC BALL

is designed not to travel far when solidly hit, so base running has been eliminated. A WIFFLE bat and balls will be provided and only those provided can be used during games. The field is laid out with foul lines and markers for singles, doubles triples and home run areas. As in baseball, the game is played with one team at bat and one team in the field. The rules of play are similar to baseball, however there is no base running.  There are 3 outs to retire a side per inning and all games are timed at 25 minutes per game.  No inning will start after 25 minutes of playing time.  If an inning has started before the 25 minutes, the inning will be completed before the game is concluded.

An out for the batter can be made in three ways:

  • 1. The batter can strike out if he/she swings at a pitched ball and does not foul tip the third strike. Foul tips count as a strike for the first two strikes.  If the last (5th) pitch is a foul tip, it will be recorded as a strike out.  Maximum pitches to a batter is 5.
  • 2. A fly ball or line drive caught anywhere before hitting the ground.  The ball is live until it hits the ground or the ball becomes motionless.  (Stuck in bleacher or any object in the Gymnasium)
  • 3. Ground balls caught while the ball is in motion, in fair territory, before it crosses the designated line marked for a Single.
  • 4. No bunting and the batter cannot obtain a base on balls.

SCORING -

Single markers are placed approximately 24 feet from home plate on the foul line. A ball hit in the single area (the area between batters box and single markers) and not caught, constitutes a single. Double markers are placed approximately 20 feet in back of the single markers on the foul line. A fly ball or line drive ball hit and lands in fair territory in the double area (between the single marker and the double marker) and not caught before hitting the ground constitutes a double. Triple markers are placed on foul lines 20 feet back of the double markers. Fly balls or line drives hit in the triple area and not caught before hitting the ground constitute a triple. Balls hit past the Homerun markers constitute a home run.  YOU CANNOT CATCH A HOME RUN BALL.

The baseball rules of scoring apply:

Example: A player hits a single – his/her team has a man on first base (imaginary runners). The next player hits a single – the team now has a man of first and second. Third batter hits a home run – three runs score! (The imaginary runners on first and second, plus the home run.)

  • A batter earns 1 imaginary base on a single, 2 imaginary bases on a double and 3 imaginary bases on a triple.
  • A runner on 1st advances one base on a single, 2 bases on a double and scores on a triple.
  • A runner on 2nd base scores on a single, double, or triple.
  • A runner on 3rd base scores on any hit.

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