THE RULES OF FASTBALL 45
|FASTBALL 45 is innovative and dynamic! An exciting new product with modifications to provide a higher paced and intense version of softball for both male and females.
The concept is designed to enhance the best parts of the game with higher frequency. To achieve this state of play traditional rules have been broken and radicalised to; increase the amount of ball in play, increase double plays, scoring opportunities and the points system itself.
Having analysed game data and reviewing feedback from last season’s FASTBALL 45 Auckland club series and also the recent Halswell men's and women's tournament further tweaks to the rules been made.
OFFENSIVE DECLARATION RULE
Softball NZ has introduced a new rule to FASTBALL 45 – Offensive Declaration.
The rule will provide teams an opportunity to declare their batting innings finished at any point in the game. We envision with time running out, the batting team at the top of the innings may take the lead and then wish to ‘declare’ so as to try and get three outs for the match, all before time runs out.
FASTBALL 45 is fantastic product, a product that is in its infancy, and one that will require further modifications to allow it to evolve.
The Offensive Declaration Rule
Download the official Rules of FASTBALL 45 here (as of 1 December).
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