Barrie & District
Ladies Slo-Pitch League​​

1. SPO Official Handbook will be used as the Official League Rule Book.

2. Uniforms: The rule is to be enforced by the Umpires; an appeal is not required. Matching tops are mandatory by June 1st. Exceptions to this rule are to have written approval signed by an Executive Member. Team shirts no matter of style are okay as long as the team base colours and logo's are consistent. In the event that someone has forgotten their jersey, or a spare jersey is not available for a player then base color shirt is acceptable for that game. Inclement weather: Jackets or sweaters overtop do not have to match; but each player must have a team shirt on underneath.

3. When a team forfeits a game; they pay all the umpire costs for that game IF the team forfeits after 12 noon the day "of". If a team forfeits prior to 12 noon - they don't pay the forfeit fee. If a team forfeits both games of a double header, they are required to pay umpire fees for both games regardless if they are home or away.
Current phone number for the Ump's conveyor, Colleen Keogh, is 705-790-6532.

4. Home team must supply 1 new or good condition baseballs for the game, visiting team provides one good condition ball. SPO hot dots are to be used.

5. The winning team of each game must have the line up cards signed by the umpire. Umpires are also to print their name. Score sheets must be eligible and have the correct date, team name. Line up cards are to be in are to be placed in the little grey metal suitcase located in the equipment box at MacMorrison Park by the Friday following the game for the Statistician. Score sheets can be put in the grey box as well, or you can take a screen shot and emailed to Statistician,

6. Winning teams must text the score of the game within 24 hours, if your team fails to do this, you will get a zero for a score; the other team will receive the 2 pts. for the win, and the score will show as a 7 - 0 loss (SS) for the purpose of plus/minus.

7. Home team of the last game is responsible for putting the bases away and locking the washrooms (men's and ladies). They are also responsible to ensure the equipment box & light box is locked. In the event of rain or a forfeit, home team will also shut off the lights. Any problems with the locks are to be reported immediately to the Executive Committee.

a) In the event of rain: Call the City of Barrie Inclement weather hotline 705-739-4215. If diamonds have not been cancelled by 5pm then proceed with your team to the diamond.

b) In the event of rain just prior to the game start time: If both teams deems it 'unsafe' then they can cancel the game. In this case the Ump is paid for showing up as follows: h of one game fee divided equally between each team. To prevent teams from calling 'unsafe' unfairly, if either team has less than 9 players in uniform (team shirts) they FORFEIT.

c) In the event of rain after the game has started, during regular season and semi-finals: It is the Ump's decision whether or not to call the game. If the game has gone 4 complete innings or 3 h if home team is ahead; the game is complete and the score stands. If the game is cancelled prior to the aforementioned, the game is to be replayed from the beginning.

d) In event of rained out games during playoffs: Notify scheduler ASAP. The team who is home when the rain out game was cancelled remains home team for the next scheduled game. During the finals, if the game is called due to inclement weather before the 7 innings are completed or 6 1/2 innings if the home team is ahead, the game will be replayed in its entirety on the next scheduled game date.

9. No kids or pets are allowed in the dugouts. Player could face ejection after a warning. This is for insurance purposes.

10. The first game shall start at the designated time of the schedule. Start times are 6 :45 pm, 8 pm, 9 :15 pm. A team will be granted a 15-minute grace period for the first game only (6:45 pm) before default is called. Grace time will be deducted from playing time. No new inning will start after 1hr 5 minutes. With the Exception of playing at the Barrie Sports Complex game time will be 9:30pm — no Grace time allowed.

11. If the first or second game surpass the scheduled start time, only 5 minutes will be allowed between games. Any time over the 5-minute limit will be deducted from the 1 hr 5min minutes. No on-field warm ups if games are behind schedule.

Extra Players from The SPO Handbook

if the player is declared unable to continue just prior to the team's offensive half of the inning.)

e) 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 is ejected from the game for any reason leaving the team with less than ten players, the ejected player's team must have a substitute available to replace the ejected player or that team will forfeit the game. Exception: A player, who has left the qame under the blood rule, may return.

Substitutions: Any player in the batting order may be replaced during any stoppage of play with a legal rostered player not already in the batting order. Each starting player may re-enter the game once in the same position in the batting order. Substitutes must be listed on the lineup card.

Amendment 12a to SPO handbook rule extra players C & D:

12. a) If a team is starting with only 9 batters, they must finish with only 9 batters. There will be no automatic out. If the 10th player shows up, they may play defensively only. b) If a team has 10 players present at the game, you must bat all 10 players. A team cannot bat 9 players and have 10 defensively from the start of a game.

13. Players must be at the game by their first at bat, otherwise will be an automatic out for each subsequent at bat. However they can play defensively

14. Unlimited Defense. A player may play arrive anytime through the game and only play defensively, however it will not go towards games played.

15. During the regular season, if a team has less than 10 players for a game, they may pick up a maximum of 3 players from another team to make 10. The pick up player must be from the same or a lower Division. The umpire and the opposing team are to be informed of the pick up(s) and the player's name must be starred ( * ) on the score sheet. If your 10th player shows up before the start of the game, you can no longer use the player you picked up. If you have picked up a player to make your 10th player and your own player shows up during the game, making her your 10th player, the regular player will not be allowed to play that game. They cannot play defensively. Player pick-ups are not allowed during the playoffs.

16. Anticipation step will be allowed.

17. Teams are allowed three courtesy runners per game. It can be the same runner.

18. Tags are not permitted at home plate.

19. The First game of the night is cancelled due to weather by the two teams playing (not the City), then the remaining games will also be cancelled. Same if Game 2 gets cancelled by the Umpire or the teams, then game three would be cancelled as well. The team rep is to advise the executive asap so they can advise the later playing teams and for rescheduling purposes. Teams playing at the Barrie Sports Complex will make their own determination (if the city hasn't called it).


a) All teams in both divisions make playoffs.

b) The team that finishes ahead in the standings starts as 'home team' for the finals. 'Home' is altered after the first game.

c) Finals - home team will be decided by the toss of a coin. 'Home' is altered after the first game.

d) For semi-finals: No new inning may start after 1 hour and 5 minutes; ties will be broken using SPO tie breaking rules.

e) For finals: Seven innings; unlimited time; ties will be broken using SPO tie breaking rules. In the event of a game being called due to inclement weather, the game will be replayed from the beginning.

f) Semis are best 2/3; finals are best 3/5.

g) Player pick-ups are not allowed during the playoffs, not even if a team is short players for a game.

21. The teams that finish first in League standing will move up a Division. The teams that finish in last position will move down a Division. If a team does not want to move down they must inform the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee will make their decision the following Spring after registration. Executive Committee's decision is final.

22. A post dated cheque for Oct 1st in the amount of $25.00 is required for light and washroom keys for MacMorrison Park.

23. There will be a home plate/ strike board used as per the SPO 2016/2017 rule book. It shall be a rectangle, 24" wide by 36" long.

24. The regular season 'mercy rule' shall be 5 completed innings and a 12 run lead as per SPO rules.

25. League Playoffs for all divisions will now start the week of TBD.

26. Division 2 ONLY will use the MATCH +5 run maximum per inning format. Mercy Rule still applies * see Rule 22.

27. Homerun rule: Walk Off Home Run: On any fair-batted ball hit over the fence (touched or untouched) for a home run, the batter and all runners are credited with a score. The batter and any runners do not run the bases but go directly to their team area. There is no homerun limit.

Last revised: May, 2018