FALL LEAGUE WEEKS:
The 2023 Wolcott Fall League will play on the following weeks:
Week 1 – Sat 9/9 & Sun 9/10 Week 2 – Sat 9/16 & Sun 9/17 Week 3 - Sat 9/23 & Sun 9/24 Week 4 - Sat 9/30 & Sun 10/1 Week 5 – Sat 10/7 & Sun 10/8 Week 6 – Sat 10/14 & Sun 10/15 Week 7 – Sat 10/21 & Sun 10/22 Week 8 – Sat 10/28 & Sun 10/29 Week 9 – Sat 11/4 & Sun 11/5 Week 10 – Sat 11/11 & Sun 11/12
2023 FIELD LOCATIONS
The Following Locations are utilized by the Wolcott Meriden Fall League
*Please check the weeks schedule to make certain you are going to the correct field locations for your games.
All games will be one hour and fifteen minutes - GAMES ARE DROP DEAD AT 90 MINS (1:15) No new inning will begin after one hour and fifteen minutes. Teams are encouraged to set a timer to mark the 1 hour (60 Min) time and call last inning so games will end on time - All games must be kept on track and games must start at the scheduled times. The clock begins with the first warm-up pitch and all teams are responsible to set a clock to keep them on time with the umpires time.
Teams have the option to play out a game without “Dropping Dead” if they prefer and can do so by calling last inning at the 60 Min mark. Under this scenario no new inning should start after 60 Mins. If teams opt to go this route they will need to specify this with the umpires during ground rules and both teams head coaches must agree. When this option is used, if the game has not ended at 1:15 mins the game MUST "Drop Dead'.
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES will a game go past the 1:15 min mark and all games MUST start at the specified times.
The SITE DIRECTOR at all locations will do all they can to keep games on time - ALL DECISIONS REGARDING GAME START AND END TIMES BY THE SITE DIRECTOR ARE FINAL. Unless otherwise directed by the site director - all games will start at the specified times on the league schedule. If the game prior runs over the time listed on the league schedule, the next game time will be shortened on that field (IE: The league scheduled time slots still stand) - so please make certain games start and end on time to ensure teams get the proper start times.
There is NO Run ahead rule – We do ask teams to be gracious and not unreasonably run up scores – the intent of fall league play is to get live innings in so please work with opposing teams in all games. Please institute a run rule per inning if applicable to keep the scores in check.
No league standings will be kept
Unless otherwise specified with the weekly league schedules – all games will determine the home team by a coin flip during ground rules.
The league director (Chuck Cammarata) reserves the right to change, shorten, modify or alter games and / or schedule in order to get games in on days of play, particularly if bad weather or conditions are presented.
In the event of rain or wet/unplayable field conditions, it is the decision of the league director and/or the umpires to determine if it is safe to start or continue games. The league director (Chuck Cammarata) reserves the right to change, shorten, modify or alter games and / or schedule in order to get games in on days of play, particularly if bad weather or conditions are presented.
It is the head coach’s responsibility to check the fields prior to use and alert the umpire and the League Director / Site Director if they feel that there is any unsafe playing conditions (wet field, hole that could be stepped in, etc). The umpires will make sure that any unsafe playing conditions are corrected prior to continuing play.
Teams may use a continuous lineup, DP/Flex or any combination of a teams rostered players. There is no limit to the amount of players in a line up.
There are unlimited substitutions and changes DO NOT need to be recorded with the umpire.
Courtesy Runners will be allowed for catchers and pitchers at any time and any player may be used as a courtesy runner.
There is unlimited mound visits, however teams should be courteous to opposing teams and remember that games are timed.
All game softballs are provided by the teams playing and must be league spec/approved balls. Game balls should be returned to the providing teams at the end of play.
GAME BALL SPECS: LEATHER 12”, COR: .47, Compression: 375 Lbs or comparable. *PLEASE NOTE - Any team found using unauthorized game balls will forfeit the game they are playing and their league deposit - please make sure your team is using league approved softballs during all Fall League games.
The game time is under the control of the umpires on the field.
The team manager is responsible for the actions of their entire team including spectators. Any ejections made by an umpire for unsportsmanlike conduct are for the entire day for the first offense and second offense will be for the remainder of the season. This holds true for coaches, players, parents and/or spectators.
No Protests will be allowed - All decisions made by the umpires are final.
LEAGUE SITE DIRECTOR FOR WOLCOTT :
Chuck Cammarata is the League Director and site Director for all Wolcott games. If you should have any questions or comments about the League please contact Chuck through TEAMSNAP or cell phone at (203) 509-1536 or email him at email@example.com.
16 / 18U DIVISION