2023 Middle School Softball






                                  
                                                    


Reed Willis    MSCIAA Baseball/Softball Coordinator

Office              416-2915                     Cell                 901-237-5968

Fax                  416-9949                     Email              willisrh@scsk12.org

 

Lou Stackley  MSCIAA Baseball/Softball Agent

Cell:  901-488-8490                           Email:  lou@sports-ems.com

 


Important Dates

 

January 26

Baseball & Softball Coaches Meeting

4:00PM

MSCIAA

January 30

First date of practice

 

 

March 6

First games allowed by TMSAA

 

 

March 13-March 17

MSCS Spring Break

 

 

March 20

First week for MSCIAA scheduled district games

 

 

April 21

MSCIAA Championship Meeting

4:00PM

MSCIAA

April 24-April 27

MSCIAA Championship Tournament

 

TBA

May 8-9

TMSAA West TN A Softball Sectionals

 

USA Complex, Millington

May 8-9

TMSAA West TN AA Softball Sectionals

 

USA Complex, Millington

May 8-9

TMSAA West TN A Baseball Sectionals

 

USA Complex, Millington

May 8-9

TMSAA West TN AA Baseball Sectionals

 

USA Complex, Millington

TBA

TMSAA Baseball & Softball State Championships

 

Hendersonville, TN

 

 

 

 

 

All dates subject to change

 

 

Players


Eligibility List

Eligibility must be entered into the TSSAA Portal before the first scheduled contest.

Game Limits

TMSAA limits middle schools to play a maximum of 20 games. Coaches are welcome to schedule additional games up to 20 games.  Non-league games must be reported to the MSCIAA by March 10th.  Schools will be responsible scheduling fields and umpires if submitted after the deadline.   


Admission

Admission charge is optional.  $5.00 max ticket price. 


Line-up Cards:  Coaches should exchange line-up cards before the start of each game.  The player’s uniform number is to be included.  This is necessary due to the re-entry rule.

Inclement Weather:  Cancellation or postponement of games for inclement weather is the responsibility of the Athletic Director of the home team or his/her representative. The final decision and notification to the visiting team, umpire or assigning agent, and the MSCIAA agent, Lou Stackley, must be made by 11:00 a.m. on the day of the game.  If there is any question as to playing conditions of Park Commission fields, the final decision for determining whether or not the field is playable will be made by the Park Commission representative.
 

Rescheduling Inclement Weather Games: The home team is responsible for contacting the visiting team within three days of the postponed game and setting a playing date for the rescheduled game.  If the visiting team has not received notification of game reschedule by the third day, they are responsible for contacting the MSCIAA in writing (e-mail). Notify the MSCIAA when the game reschedule has been agreed upon (willisrh@scsk12.org). 

If we have a number of reschedules the MSCIAA reserves the right to schedule multiple games on a Saturday at a Parks Services facility. 
 

Memphis Parks Services Fields: Tobey, Willow, Kennedy

All games on Tobey (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday) & Willow (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) must be completed by 6:00 pm.  Drop dead, no excuses!

 

Andrew Fisher             (901) 636-5580 office

                                     andrew.fisher@memphistn.gov

 

Games postponed on Park Commission fields should be rescheduled through the Park Commission office. Please contact them at 636-5580 between 10am and 12pm, daily.  The participating teams should reschedule games postponed on school fields.

 

Umpires

The home school is responsible for changes of the field location --You must notify the umpire's assigning agent of any change:

Softball & Baseball Assigning Agent:

            Tony Walsh     (901) 634-5201            twalsh06@aol.com

Notes:

  1. All umpires are required to contact the home team school by 12:00 noon on game day.  Check with your financial secretary to ensure that the officials have called in. Do not leave for your playing field without 100% assurance that your officials are assigned and are aware of your game.
  2. Any changes on game day, coaches are required to contact the umpires or an assigning agent by 11:00 a.m. of game day or be in jeopardy of paying game fees.
  3. In case it becomes necessary to postpone a regular game after the umpires have arrived, but before any play takes place, the umpires shall be entitled to collect only half of the fee.
  4. If a change to the schedule is required, contact an assigning agent immediately. If there is no answer, leave a voice mail and call the SCIAA Office.

Umpire Fees:

                                    One Umpire                 Two Officials              

MS Softball                  1 Game -  $90.00                   1 Game - $70.00

                                    Double Header - $130           Double Header - $100

 

MS Baseball                 1 Game -  $90.00                   1 Game - $70.00

                                     Double Header - $130            Double Header -  $110 

 

Doubleheader fees apply to contests only when there is no more than 30 minutes between games.

The home team of each contest must upload the outcome of the game to the MSCIAA website by noon of the following day. Usernames and passwords as well as instructions will be provided.
 

MSCIAA Rules:

Section V - Baseball and Softball Rules

 

503. Limits Upon Games

503.5 Middle School Baseball - No new inning will begin 1 ½ hours after the official starting time of the contest, except in case of tie games, which should be played to completion.

Middle Softball – No new inning will begin 1 hour and 15 minutes after the official starting time of the contest, except in the case of tie games, which should be played to completion.

503.6 Baseball - If a team is ahead by ten (10) runs after five (5) complete innings of a seven-inning game has been played, the game will be called as a complete game, provided there is a mutual agreement between the two coaches.

Softball – If a team is ahead by fifteen (15) runs after three (3) complete innings or ten (10) runs after five (5) innings of a seven inning game has been played, the game will be called as a complete game, provided there is mutual agreement between the coaches.

 

510. MSCIAA Championship                         

All league games that are postponed must be scheduled within three working days. Forfeits for championship purposes must go through the MSCIAA office. Forfeiting a regular season game will remove the team from consideration for the Championship.  The MSCIAA Championship format will be determined prior to each season.

 

105. Inclement Weather and Postponed Games

105.1 Inclement Weather - When school is canceled because of inclement weather conditions, all athletic events will be postponed. The home school is responsible for notifying officials and calling everyone involved in the contest.

105.5 Guidelines for Forfeiting Athletic Contests

Forfeit - Any game that is cancelled by a school for reasons other than weather related conditions.

a.   To keep from paying a fine, the forfeiting schools must notify the opposing school and the MSCIAA office in writing at least 24 hours before the contest.

b.   Officials should be notified of game cancelation by 11:00 a.m. on the day of a scheduled contest.  If the school fails to notify the officials, the forfeiting school must pay and will not receive reimbursement from the Athletic Office. 

c.   Both schools in a forfeiting situation should send a letter to the MSCIAA office and a copy to the opposing school principal.

d.   The fines for forfeiting are two hundred dollars ($200.00) for major sports, fifty dollars ($50.00) for minor sports.  Baseball and Softball are both defined as major sports. 

e.   If a school fails to notify the opposing team by 11:00 am in writing on the day of a scheduled contest the forfeiting school must pay the cost of the bus for the visiting team if a bus charge is incurred.

f.    The forfeited game will not be rescheduled.

g.   If there is a continued pattern of forfeiting in any sport, the Athletic Manager may request an explanation.

h.   Any school that has a forfeit situation must notify the MSCIAA within 24 hours.  Failure to notify the MSCIAA in writing will result in a no contest for championship purposes.

i.    A forfeit will remove the forfeiting team from consideration for the MSCIAA Championship.

 

Field Dimensions

 

Baseball    Bases-80’          Pitching Rubber-54’ (Sectional and State Championship games will be played at 60’-90’)
Regular season games may be played at 60'-90' if you play at a facility that allows for it. 

 

Softball     Bases-60’          Pitching Rubber-43’

 

Dugout Area

  • Only coaches and players are allowed in the dugout area.
  • When a team is on offense only 4 people are allowed outside of the dugout (batter in the box, on deck batter, 1st base coach, 3rd base coach).  If a student is coaching a base, he/she must have on a batter’s helmet. 
  • When a team is on defense no one is allowed outside of the dugout. 
 

Memphis Parks

 

Tobey Park

2599 Avery Ave.

Behind the MSCS Board of Education

Central to Flicker Street

 

Willow Park

4971 Willow Road

 

Will Carruthers Park

3924 Neely Road

 

Kennedy Park

4575 Raleigh LaGrange Road

Fields 6-9 are the first fields you come to

Fields 1-5 are now closed.
 

Orange Mound Park

2430 Carnes Ave.
 

NO BUSES OR OTHER VEHICLES INSIDE ANY

PARK FENCE!