Softball (Slow Pitch)

Photo by Keith Warren/MHSAA

2014 Season Important Dates

2014 Slow Pitch Softball Dates

Practice begins July 28
Scrimmage August 9
Classic games Aug. 15-16
First game Aug. 19

End of season Oct. 11
Playoffs begin Oct 14
North/South Oct. 21
State finals Oct. 25

Championship Notes

MHSAA Slow Pitch Softball State Championships
Freedom Ridge Park
Click to download 2013 slow pitch softball championship schedule                                          

Directions to Freedom Ridge Park, Ridgeland
235 School Street
Ridgeland, MS 39158

From I-55
1. Take RIDGELAND EXIT 105 B off of Interstate 55
2. Go EAST ON JACKSON STREET to second red light and turn RIGHT
3. You will be going SOUTH on HIGHWAY 51
4. Turn Right on SCHOOL STREET
5. Go past the Ridgeland Police Station and the railroad tracks. The park will be on your left.
From Natchez Trace Parkway
2. Go to the STOP SIGN and turn LEFT ON TO HIGHWAY 51
3. Go to the first red light and turn RIGHT ON SCHOOL STREET
4. Go past the Ridgeland Police Station and the railroad tracks. The park will be on you left.

Home team must report score to Lonnie Tillman by email, immediately after winner of series is determined.

Reminder: Coaches must email a program roster and team picture immediately after 1st round (this can be emailed any time before 1st round also).
In Addition, Coaches: you MUST report your division winner and runner up to MHSAA as soon as decided.


Bat Testing

The MHSAA will be requiring that all playoff-bound teams report to have their bats tested at the MHSAA office (Conference Room) on Monday, October 14, 2013 – prior to the first round. Approved bats will be marked at the time of testing and only the marked bats may be used in the playoff series. We will allow a maximum of 12 bats per team to be tested.

We will follow the schedule below:

9:30-11:00: District I, District II, District VIII

11:00 – until: District III, District IV, District V, District VI, District VII

Any school official may bring the bats to be tested, since many of our coaches may have class. We are testing bats for safety reasons and liability to our schools and the Association.

Bats will be re-tested on the day of the state finals.

Rules & Equipment

2013 Softball Rules Clinic

'Hit by pitch' procedure revised

Game Balls

All game balls used during regular season and state playoff contests must have the National Federation Stamp.

Slowpitch Softball
WTA9244BNFHSYR (11" size)

Banned Softball Bats

ASA routinely and randomly audits compliance with the ASA Bat Performance Standard by testing samples of certified bats.

ASA Bat Performance Standards

The latest softball (slowpitch) updates are listed on the NFHS website.


Eligibility Roster

Coaches: the Team Eligibility Roster is due in our office as soon as you qualify for the first round of playoffs in a sport. If your Eligibility Roster is not completed and submitted to MHSAA before the first round of playoffs you will be fined $50.00 immediately.

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