Non-approved bat list
Coaches are reminded they are to have a non-approved bat list from the ASA website with them before each game. When umpires check bats they will ask coaches for this list so they can show umpires they don’t have any non-approved bats. Umpires are encouraged to also carry the non-approved bat list. The bat list is on the KSHSAA softball page or at this link ASA Softball Certified Equipment.

NFHS Softball Questionnaire
All coaches and umpires who had an accurate e-mail address on file with the KSHSAA received an e-mail with a link for the NFHS softball questionnaire. Make sure your e-mail address is accurate if you are an official, you can update the information by logging in and make necessary changes. The questionnaire closes May 16, 2016.

Length of Games
Several questions concerning the length of JV games have come to our office. The KSHSAA does not determine the length of JV contests other than they cannot be scheduled longer than allowed by NFHS rules. If a league chooses to have a time limit of 2 hours or limit the JV (sub-level) games to 5 innings that is not a KSHSAA rule but a league rule. Umpires should be made aware prior to the start of the contest what specific league rules there may be for ending a sub-level/JV game.

Umpires – remember if you have a play in which you feel a runner interfered with a fielder’s initial attempt to make a play on a fair batted ball – you need to call interference IMMEDIATELY. Don’t let the play continue. If there is interference it is a dead ball the runner is out. Each other runner must return to the last base touched at the time of the interference. When a runner is called out for interference, the batter-runner is awarded first base and is credited with a fielder’s choice. If this interference, in the judgment of the umpire, is an obvious attempt to prevent a double play and occurs before the runner is put out, the immediate succeeding runner shall also be called out. (Rule 8-6-10) [Continue]

[Previous Weeks]


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Current Champions







Olathe South

Wichita-Bishop Carroll


Meriden-Jefferson West

Silver Lake

Cottonwood Falls-Chase Co.

Lawrence-Rock Chalk Park

Wichita-Two Rivers Youth Complex

Salina-Bill Burke Complex

Hummer Sports Complex

Manhattan-Twin Oaks Complex

Pratt-Green Sports Complex

[Previous State Champions]

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