East Arkansas Broadcasters & Play It Again Sports Present: The 2019 Kickball Classic! Saturday April 13 at Southside Softball Complex in Jonesboro! A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit The Miracle League of Jonesboro!
There is only room for 16 teams! So if you want to play, get registered now! There will be prizes for 1st and 2nd place!
The 2019 Kickball Classic is a part of Food Truck Fest! Get more information on Food Truck Fest on the the main page of our site.
For more information or to get your team signed up to play, fill out the form below. Official rules are detailed at the bottom of the page.[si-contact-form form=’4′]
OFFICIAL RULES FOR 2019 KICKBALL CLASSIC
● Each team may have up to ten (10) players in the kicking order and as few as eight (8) to start a game.
● Minimum of 4 women per team
● Team registration fee is $200.
● A team must have at least eight players on the field to continue playing, if a team only has eight players and a player is ejected or injured and unable to continue, then the team must take a forfeit.
● If a team starts a game with 8 or 9 players, they may add up to 10 players anytime during the game, if they declare before the game starts that another player will be coming. Each unoccupied spot will be considered an out until filled.
● Each additional player must be added to the bottom of the line-up.
● A team may play an entire game with either 8 or 9 players without taking an out.
● The minimum of four women playing is in place even if a team is only using 8 or 9 players.
● The batting order must alternate genders, but may start with either gender.
LENGTH OF GAME
● A regulation game consists of a maximum of five innings. No innings will be started after 50 minutes of playing time has elapsed. If an inning is started, it must be completed. Innings are considered started once the third out of the previous inning is made.
● 5 run limit per inning
● Mercy rules: 15-run lead after 3 innings, 10-run lead after 4 innings
● A game is considered official after three innings
● No time limit will be in effect during the championship game.
● In case of tied game, extra innings will be played. Extra innings will start with a runner at second base. The runner will be the player that made the last out in the previous inning.
● Players are allowed to advance when the ball is kicked
● No leadoffs or stealing is allowed. A runner off the base when the ball is kicked is OUT.
● Players are out as the result of a force out, tagged with the ball, or hit with the ball from the shoulders down. If a player is struck above the shoulders that runner is safe and may advance to the base they were trying to advance to. If a player ducks or slides and is hit with the ball in the head the runner is OUT.
● Runners who make deliberate contact with defensive players to dislodge a tag or interfere with the defense are OUT.
● If a player leaves the base path to avoid a tag or throw the runner is called OUT.
● Runners must tag up on a caught ball. One run is awarded for each player that reaches home plate.
● Kickers have 3 pitches to put a ball in play. After 3 pitches the batter is out. This includes foul kicks. ● The kicker can only make contact with a pitch once the ball crosses the front of home plate. Crossing the plate will be considered a foul kick.
● A kicked ball must reach the pitcher’s mound. Failure to reach the pitcher’s mound results in a foul kick. The defensive team may choose to field a kick that has not reached the pitcher’s mound.
● A legal kick occurs when contact is made with the ball at or below the knee.
● There can be a maximum of 10 players in field.
● 4 Outfield players are permitted.
● 6 Infield players (one defensive pitcher).
● Infielders must start behind the pitcher and can advance past the pitcher once the kicker makes contact.