Oklahoma City---The Amateur Softball Association announced today it has rescinded a rule change for the 2007 season that changed the dimensions of the batters box for 11-inch and 12-inch slow pitch softball. Rule 2, Section 3 C of the ASA Rules had been changed to increase the size of the batters box for 11-inch and 12-inch slow pitch softball to four feet by seven feet (4’ x 7’) which would have widened the batters box by one foot.
As prescribed by Article 403 (B)(2) of the ASA Code and by a vote of 194 for and 12 against, the Emergency Rule Change rescinding Rule 2, Section 3 C of the ASA Rules was passed by the ASA Council. By rescinding this rule, the size of the batters box for 11-inch and 12-inch slow pitch softball will revert back to three feet by seven feet (3’ x 7’).
This change to Rule 2, Section 3 C of the ASA Rule Book shall take affect immediately.
There is no change to the dimensions of the batters box for 16-inch softball. The batters box for 16-inch softball will remain four feet by eight feet (4’ x 8’).
The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation’s largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 84 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 240,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visit www.asasoftball.com.
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USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links the USA Men’s, Women’s, Junior Boys’ and Junior Girls’ National Team programs together. USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting these four National Teams to compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women’s National Team is one of the only two women’s sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture three consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won eight World Championship titles including the last six consecutive. For more information about USA Softball, please visit www.usasoftball.com
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