At the July LHSCA Convention the LSCA membership elected new officers for the 2019-2021 years. The Executive officers serve two year terms. The following Executive officers were elected:
Wade Strother – Southwood Amy Pitre – St Amant
Andria Waguespack – St. Thomas More Baylee Shephard – Evangel
Treasurer At-Large Member
Tiffany Wood – Calvary Baptist Brad Woodard – Tioga
Past President At-Large Member
Thad Dickey – Beau Chene Kristal Franklin – Hackberry
CLASS NAME SCHOOL
5A Amy Daigle West Monroe
4A Greg Swearengin Northwood (SH)
3A Ashley Applegate University High
2A Gary Cooper Lakeside
1A Lauren Doucet Catholic – PC
B Brandon Cedus Oak Hill
C Angie Little Hackberry
The LSCA/LHSCA Softball All Star weekend got started today – Friday. Game 1 started with the first pitch being thrown out by long time Hall of Famer – Kristal Franklin. The game ended in a 6-6 tie and Shelby Brown of Calvary Baptist was voted MVP of the game. See attached pictures of East and West All Stars and coaches..
The LSCA/LHSCA Softball All Star weekend continued on Saturday with the All Star Banquet and Game 2. The All Star Banquet featured the induction of Angie Little of Hackberry into the LSCA Hall of Fame. Felicia Hailey was presented the LSCA Distinguished Service Award. The two LSCA scholarship winners were: Kelly Russo of Central Catholic and Rylie Candella of Centerville High School.
Game 2 started with the first pitch being thrown out by new Hall of Fame inductee – Angie Little of Hackberry. The game ended with the East winning by a score of 10-9 and Briahna Bennett of Alexandria was voted MVP of the game.
The LHSAA has released a new link to the 2018 General Softball Bulletin. The link that was on the site was not working. The General Softball Bulletin can be viewed at:
The bulletin contains information about the following:
SPORTSMANSHIP PAGE 2
GENERAL INFORMATION PAGES 3-5
DISTRICT SCHEDULING MEETING AND PRACTICE REGULATIONS PAGE 6
INSTRUCTIONS FOR TAKING MANDATORY ONLINE RULES CLINIC PAGE 8
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENTERING SOFTBALL SCHEDULES INTO THE LHSAA MEMBER SITE PAGES 9-10
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENTERING PLAYED GAMES PAGE 11
CONFIRMING A GAME PAGE 12
EDITING PLAYOFF BRACKETS PAGES 13-14
ENTERING PLAYOFF GAME RESULTS PAGE 15
LHSAA SPONSORS PAGE 16
March 5, 2018 Deadlines for Nominations for Scholarships, All-Stars, Hall of Fame and Distinguished Service Nominations
Several deadlines are approaching. Deadlines for nominations for Scholarship, All-Stars, LSCA Hall of Fame and LSCA Distinguished Service are march 5, 2018.
For Scholarships go to this link: http://www.lasoftball.net/scholarship-information/
For All-Stars go to this link: http://www.lasoftball.net/all-star-nomination-selection-process/
For LSCA Hall of Fame go to this link: http://www.lasoftball.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/LSCA-HALL-OF-FAME-FORM-Updated-9.14.17.pdf
For LSCA Distinguished Service Award go to this link: http://www.lasoftball.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/LSCA-Distinguished-Service-Form-Updated-9.14.17.pdf
If you have any questions, you can contact Bennie Daigle at firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2018 Winter Clinic held at La Tech on January 6, 2018 was a great success. The La Tech staff made presentations on Character Development, Outfield drills, Infield drills, Pitching presentation and a presentation on preparing a Practice Plan. The clinic conclude with field demonstrations by the LA Tech coaches and Players.
Softball Rules Changes – 2018
By NFHS on August 07, 2017softball
2-65-2, 8-1-1c, 8-4-3a, 9-6-2: The coach, pitcher or catcher of the defensive team may request an intentional walk either before or during the pitch count. Rationale: This change to allow intentional walks was enacted to align fast pitch and slow pitch rules, to keep up with current trends of the sport, and also to maximize the flow of the game.
3-2-7c: Language was added to address the use and placement of the wristband playbook/play card and defines this item as a piece of equipment. It also addresses restrictions on color. Rationale: The wristband playbook/playcards are worn on the forearm and considered equipment, not a garment. Therefore, these items are not required to adhere to the color restrictions addressed in 3-2-7c.
3-2-15, 10-2-3a: This change removes the responsibility of the umpires to inspect equipment prior to the start of the game. Rule 4-1-2d already requires head coaches to verify that their players are legally and properly equipped. Rationale: The responsibility to verify that players are legally equipped rests with the coach and administration of the school. Rules 7-4-2 and 10-2-3l provide the authority to umpires to penalize for equipment violations.
3-7-1 NOTE, 6-2-5 NOTE 2: Added language provides umpires with the authority to allow a reasonable number of warm-up pitches to an incoming pitcher due to circumstances that require a pitcher to be removed by rule. Rationale: Currently there are no guidelines for warming up the incoming pitcher under these circumstances. The default number of pitches used by the umpires is 5 unless there is inclement weather. The note will give guidance to all parties involved.
6-1-2b: The pitcher may now step back with the non-pivot foot at any time prior to the start of the pitch. Rationale: This is a change to assist the developing pitcher.
Major Editorial Changes
3-6-12, 10-1-6: Language provides clarity and consistency for restriction of alcohol and tobacco use by participants and officials.
8-1-2: This change requires the batter to make an attempt to avoid being hit by a pitched ball in the area between the plate and the batter’s box. This portion of the rule had been inadvertently omitted.
Points of Emphasis
- Coaches responsibility to verify players are legally equipped
- When batter must attempt to avoid being hit by a pitch
- Courtesy runner for the pitcher and/or catcher