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July 21-22, 2018
10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U Fast Pitch
Senior Slow Pitch (Over 50)

July 28-29, 2018
Adult Slow Pitch

Location: Rainbow Softball Center, 1615 Business Loop 70 W., Columbia, MO 
Entry Fee:

Fast Pitch - $285 team fee by July 1. $325 after July 1 (space permitting).

Slow Pitch - $250 team fee by July 1. $300 after July 1 (space permitting).



Last possible day to register for fast pitch:  July 10

Last possible day to register for adult slow pitch:  July 17 

Check In:

Prior to your first game, all teams will be required to check-in.  ALL SOFTBALL TEAMS WILL CHECK-IN AT RAINBOW SOFTBALL CENTER.  Check-in will begin Saturday at 7:00am.  Please remember that you are required to check-in PRIOR to your first game.

It is highly recommended to give yourself plenty of time prior to your first game to register and get to your game on time. I would recommend that only the coach check-in. At registration, you will need the following:

  • Any players with unsigned waivers will need to turn them in at this time.
  • Teams should have submitted a roster with your registration.  Any additions to your roster will be charged $5 per addition with no limit on the charges.
How to Enter:
Register online now for softball.

To enter by mail, please complete a Show-Me State Games entry form and mail it along with payment to:
 Show-Me State Games
1400 Rock Quarry Rd, Entrance 5
Columbia, MO 65211

We must have a completed roster turned into our office along with your registration. Players may be added to your roster at no charge prior to the following deadlines. If you register by mail, your roster must be turned into our office by July 7. If you register online, your must enter your roster into the Team Management by July 7. Please note your team entry and payment must be received by your sport’s specific entry deadline. Changes may still be made to your roster after these dates, but MUST be done when you check your team in.  Roster additions at this time will be charged $5 per person added to the roster and there will be no limit to the roster addition charges. Additions received after these dates will not be processed.
Format Rules:
  • Teams must supply 2 softballs per game.  Teams will hit their own ball.  Balls will be sold at the Rainbow Concession stand as long as supplies last.
    Fast Pitch - ball must be COR .47 / Compression 375. 
    Slow Pitch men - ball must be COR .52 / Compression 300.
    Slow Pitch women - ball must be COR .52 / Compression 300.
  • Coed teams must supply 2 mens and 2 womens balls per game.
  • Competitors age is determined by their age on January 1 of the current year
  • Each team will be responsible for providing a scorekeeper.
  • Men’s slow pitch divisions may be combined if the number of teams registered warrants.
  • All teams will be guaranteed two games weather permitting.
  • Maximum roster size for fast pitch teams is 18 players, slow pitch roster limit is 20 players.
  • The softball tournaments will follow ASA rules and regulations with the exceptions listed below.
    1. Men’s B/C division will be allowed a maximum of 5 home runs per game.
    2. Men’s D division will be allowed a maximum of 3 home runs per game.
    3. Men’s E division will not be allowed any home runs.
    4. Co-Rec division will be allowed a maximum of 3 home runs per game.
  • Any home run hit above these limits will be counted as an out.
  • Slowpitch: any bat with a BPH of 1.20 or less with any certification stamp may be used. (Ultra or any Senior bats may NOT be used.)
  • A run-ahead rule will be used in all Show-Me STATE GAMES softball. The run rule is:
    1. A five-inning/seven-run rule and three-inning/12-run rule will be used in fast pitch.
    2. A five-inning/10-run rule and three-inning/15-run rule will be used in slow pitch.
  • Time limit of 70 minutes will be used in all fast pitch games and 60 minutes in all slow pitch games.
  • Tie breaker will be effective beginning in the 7th innings or time limit in all fast pitch games.
  • Fast Pitch - Weather permitting, there will be mandatory courtesy runners for catchers.  Courtesy runners will be players not currently in the lineup.
  • When teams choose to bat the roster, they may use a courtesy runner for both the pitcher and catcher.  This would be the player who was the last completed at bat not on base.  Should the player be on base, or the pitcher or catcher, we will back up a player until we find an appropriate runner.
  • NO metal cleats for 10U fast pitch, 12U fast pitch or slow pitch.  Metal cleats may be wore in the 14U, 16U and 18U fast pitch divisions.
  • Slow Pitch will use 1 and 1 count on all batters.
Special Notes for 10U Fast Pitch
  • Pitching distance 35 feet
  • 11 inch softball
  • 6 runs max per inning
  • Teams may bat their roster if they prefer.  Must be declared at the start of the game.
  • Batting helmets with chin straps
  • Runners may only steal one base at a time
  • Batters are not allowed to run on a dropped third strike.
  • No metal cleats 
Special Notes for 12U Fast Pitch
  • Pitching distance 40 feet
  • Teams may bat their roster if they prefer.  Must be declared at the start of the game.
  • No metal cleats 
Special Notes for 14U / 16U / 18U Fast Pitch
  • Pitching distance 43 feet
  • Teams may wear metal cleats
Other Info: Weather Policy: Sports using outdoor sites are weather dependent. Competitions will be conducted unless Show-Me State Games officials determine weather conditions to be potentially dangerous or life threatenting, or if the playing fields would incur significant damage. NO refunds due to weather.
Event Codes Information
SB001Slow Pitch - Men's B / C SB002Slow Pitch - Men's D
SB003Slow Pitch - Men's E SB004Slow Pitch - Women
SB006Slow Pitch - Coed SB010Fast Pitch - 10 and Under, Female
SB012Fast Pitch - 12 and Under, Female SB014Fast Pitch - 14 and Under, Female
SB016Fast Pitch - 16 and Under, Female SB018Fast Pitch - 18 and Under, Female
SB999Missouri State Senior Games - Softball
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