UPDATE on Sweetees x-play and Darlings RULES

Updated Friday April 27, 2018 by Brian Soule.

4/21/2018

It has been brought to DSI’s attention that the following overthrow rules for the SWEETEES X-play and the DARLINGS were were either not clearly written or inadvertently omitted in the 2018 Rule Guide. Please make note of these rules and make sure your SWEETEES X-play and DARLINGS are playing by them.
The rule for SWEETEES X-play and DARLINGS are:

1. Page 49, Article II, Section (B), delete the wording "the 10 foot (10') arc" and replace with "ten feet". The ten foot (10') arc is NOT in play in SWEETEES X-play only.
2. Page 51, Article IV, Section (A), NOTE sentence: Delete present NOTE sentence and replace with the following: NOTE: (DIXIE SWEETEES X-play ONLY): On overthrows, base runners can advance only one base with liability to being put out. N0TE: There will be only one (1) overthrow ruling allowed per play. EXCEPTION: When the tenth (10th) batter comes to bat, the overthrow rule is NOT in effect. NOTE: An overthrow shall be ruled only on throws that get pass (in any manner) the intended player(s) at either first (1st) base or third (3rd) base. There will be no overthrow ruling at second (2nd) base since the ball will still be in the field of play.
3. Page 54, Article V, Section (C), insert the following following the 1st sentence in section (C): DIXIE DARLINGS: On overthrows, base runners can advance only one base with liability to being put out. N0TE: There will be only one (1) overthrow ruling allowed per play. EXCEPTION: When the tenth (10th) batter comes to bat, the overthrow rule is NOT in effect. NOTE: An overthrow shall be ruled only on throws that get pass (in any manner) the intended player(s) at either first (1st) base or third (3rd) base. There will be no overthrow ruling at second (2nd) base since the ball will still be in the field of play.

Obie Evans, President