INGERSOLL TUESDAY NIGHT SLO-PITCH LEAGUE
Constitution
2017

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1 The Executive consists of a President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Statistician.
 
2 The Executive has the authority to operate the league according to the Constitution and Rules.
 
3 The Constitution and Rules may only be amended at a league meeting, represented by a majority of league teams.
 
4 The league consists of twelve teams and each team has one vote at league meetings.
 
5 New teams wishing to join the league must file an application, accompanied by a list of prospective players and addresses. Entry into the league is obtained by a positive vote of the majority of teams present at a league meeting prior to March 31.
 
6 The entry fee for this season is $1400 per team. Each team must pay $700 by May 1, and the remainder by June 1. The late fee for each payment is $200.
 
7 The league schedule, and playoff format and dates, will be distributed by May 1.
 
8 A maximum of 25 player contracts per team must be submitted online, by team reps, by May 1. Players may be added or deleted until June 1 and these contracts and changes must be filed with the Secretary.
 
9 Players must be at least 23 years old by December 31 of the playing year, however each team will be allowed three players that are at least 21 years old by December 31 of the playing year.
 
10 Players must be under contract and play for only one team in the league. The use of an ineligible player will result in forfeiture of all games that have been played with the ineligible player. This is not subject to protest.
 
11 A game will be forfeited if a team does not have at least 8 players throughout a complete game. A grace period of 10 minutes after game time will be allowed in order for enough players to arrive. Any team responsible for forfeiture must pay all costs incurred (diamond rental, lighting, umpire, etc.), before another game is played by the offending team. The forfeit fee is $40 when advance notification is given, and $75 otherwise.
 
12 By July 1, players on a team must be wearing matching shirts, with numbers, and pants/shorts must be in good shape, or they will not be allowed to play.
 
13 Scoresheets and Scores
  a The following are required on the scoresheet.
- Players (first and last name/initial)
- Jersey numbers
- Teams
- Date
- Diamond
- Umpire
- Score
  b Both teams must email the score to the Statistician, by 12 noon the following day, so the standings can be updated. Both teams must also submit their scoresheets within 24 hours.
 
14 a For the regular season and playoffs, games are scheduled to start at 7 pm and 8:30 pm. The length of games for the regular season and playoffs is 1 hour and 40 minutes.
  b For the tournament, games are 1 hour and 15 minutes.
 
15 Cancellations
  a Cancellation of a game will only be allowed for a rainout, unless there are extenuating circumstances approved by the Executive.
  b If a game is to be cancelled, the home team is responsible for notifying the Head Umpire (535-9044) at least 30 minutes prior to game time. A home team that fails to do so will be responsible for paying the full cost of the umpire.
  c When a game is cancelled during the 30 minutes prior to game time, the umpire will be paid $5.
  d When a game is cancelled, the home team is responsible for notifying the Statistician (519-245-3291).
 
16 Rescheduling
  a Teams must be available to play on any Tuesday or Thursday throughout the season.
  b The Statistician will reschedule a game only once.
 
17 Umpires
  a The Head Umpire is responsible for assigning an umpire for each game.
  b The umpire must be allowed to stand between the batter and the catcher.
  c Umpires may only be approached by the captain or coach, regarding disputed calls, and others may be ejected.
  d Umpires will not tolerate ANY foul language.
  e Players ejected from a game must leave the park and the umpire must submit a written report to the Head Umpire, who will then notify the league within 24 hours.
  f Umpires may call a game off, and their word is final.
  g If no umpire shows up for a game, both teams are responsible for deciding on a team representative, or attending person, to umpire the game. If team representatives are used, the at bat team will umpire and the team representative can change from inning to inning. Volunteers will be paid the umpire fee or, if both teams do the umpiring, half of the umpire fee will be returned to each team.
 
18 Suspensions
  a When a player is ejected from a game, written reports from the umpire and both teams must be submitted to the league within 24 hours. Teams failing to do so will forfeit each game until the report is filed.
  b Players ejected from a game will be suspended for the next game, regardless if it is a league, Tournament, or playoff game.
  c Players who fail to leave the park, after being ejected, will be suspended for the next two games.
  d A player who breasts, shoves, spits at, or kicks dirt on any other person will be suspended for the next five games.
  e Extreme physical contact or extreme verbal abuse by a player towards any other person will result in a minimum suspension of one year.
  f Suspensions will automatically be doubled for players suspended a second time in the same season.
  g Players who are suspended three times in a season will automatically be suspended for one year.
  h Suspensions may carry over into the playoffs and the following season.
 
19 Tie-breakers
  a head to head (including tournament games)
  b fewest runs against
  c run differential
 
20 The Ingersoll Tuesday Night Slo-Pitch League will not be responsible for any injuries or damages incurred by any player or spectator.
 
21 In the event of dissolution of the Ingersoll Tuesday Night Slo-Pitch League during the season, the remaining finances will be distributed equally to each of the teams. In the event of dissolution of the Ingersoll Tuesday Night Slo-Pitch League prior to a season, the remaining finances will be distributed equally to each of the teams from the previous season.
 


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