Softball Rules

Montgomery County Little League (MCLL)

2023 Local Rules

Softball Coach Pitch Division

Ratified: March 2023

MCLL will be governed by the official Little League Softball Rules unless noted and modified below. Please be familiar with the official LL rules. The rules below are primarily to help clarify common areas of confusion, emphasize safety rules or set a local rule that varies from a Little League rule. Rules related to safety, good sportsmanship and the proper teaching of fundamental baseball skills should receive the highest priority. 

Note:  For D2 Games rules may differ from those listed here.  The Division Commissioner will notify teams participating in D2 games of any rule variations.  Coaches should be sure to check-in with the Division Commissioner prior to any D2 games. 


UNIFORM: All players shall wear the appropriate Little League patches on their uniforms. 







Summary for Coach Pitch Softball 

Game Format 

- 5 innings max 

- 10-run mercy rule after 4 innings 

- 5-run limit per inning 

- No new inning after 1 hour 15 minutes 

- Hard stop at 1 hour 30 minutes 

Field Rules 

- No Infield Fly Rule 

- runners only advance one base 

- batters get 6 pitches 

- all players play one inning in the infield and one in the outfield