Softball (Slow Pitch)

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Championship Notes

MHSAA Slow Pitch Softball State Championships
Freedom Ridge Park

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.


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

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 now handled in C2C. If your roster is not complete on C2C, you should submit the old form to 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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