Notable Rules

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Notable Rules for Summer/Fall 2020

The following rules have been added or changed as a result of National, State or Burnsville Softball Council decisions: 

1. In leagues that have the 1-up homerun rule, the HOME team CAN go 1-up in the 7th inning or beyond. All teams have the same number of home games throughout the season, making this a fair change.

*NEW* updates to home runs allowed for City of Burnsville Leagues:

LeagueHome Runs Allowed
Men’s Open5 then 1-up
Highest Thursday League3 then 1-up
Men’s D Competitive and Rec Leagues2 then 1-up
Over 35 Recreational2 then 1-up
Women’sUnlimited
Sunday Mixed Leagues1 then 1-up
Friday Competitive (highest)2 then 1-up
Friday Recreational Mixed League 12 then 1-up
Friday Recreational Mixed League 21 then 1-up
Friday Recreational Mixed League 3 (lowest)0


Note: There are some changes to the state/national rules that don’t impact local rules for 2016. The rules below were changes at the National level which impact state tournaments and qualifiers but do not impact league play.

1) Men’s D Tournament Play - Any homerun hit over the fence after the limit has been reached will result in an inning ending out.

2) A team is allowed 1 pinch runner per inning


July 4 Holiday & Days before and After

 * July 4 is on a Saturday this year
 * All other days around the 4th of July are potential game days