Finish Inning Plus One

Discussion in 'General Softball Discussions' started by OhPhat, Jul 26, 2020.

  1. OhPhat

    OhPhat Active Member

    Many if not all of us have been there where It is obvious a coach is stalling to run out the clock in a game which is not designed to be a timed game.

    My DD played in the Celine Wyatt tournament this weekend were 65 minutes finish the inning plus one inning. This is our first time playing in this format and I have to say I really this format is really great to eliminate stalling.

    I wish other TDs would consider this format.
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  2. flygirlsdad

    flygirlsdad Active Member

    Much better than USSSA 70 min timed games but still doesnt eliminate stalling completely.
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  3. BA824

    BA824 Active Member

    My 1st time with this as well and liked it but we still had a team use stall tactics in last inning of timed played. Called time, went to the mound, talks the switched pitchers with 2 outs nobody on base. Didn’t even hide what they were doing and claimed it was part of the game
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  4. AnotherSoftballDad

    AnotherSoftballDad Active Member

    As long as there are timed games...stalling is going to happen. It stinks, but it is reality. Finish the inning, plus an inning is the best way to go if there are going to be timed games.
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  5. OhPhat

    OhPhat Active Member

    We also had a little stalling but the plus one does seem to minimize the effect of stalling.
  6. Xrayaries

    Xrayaries Active Member

    Limit visits and put up a pitch timer. Batter has 8 seconds to step back in the box.

    Some of these pitchers out there are like human rain delays without stalling. IE dirt, Rosen bag, towel, sweat band. Walk in a circle. I'm so close to yelling at them.
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  7. BretMan2

    BretMan2 TSZ/OFC Umpire in Chief

    USA put the “finish the inning, plus one more” in their official rules a couple of years ago. But, for some reason tournament directors either don’t like it or aren’t even aware of it.
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  8. DanMaz

    DanMaz Super Moderator Staff Member

    i like finish inning plus one more. eliminates stalling. (honey tie your shoe!! - no, i mean both shoes!!)
  9. Anytime I was involved with a tournament with this format I also liked; however, there never seemed to be enough time allotted to stay in schedule. Fields always seemed behind. Just my experience but did like format
  10. OhPhat

    OhPhat Active Member

    We played in the Celine Wyatt tourney this weekend using this format and it seemed to work well.
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  11. That's good. They obviously scheduled enough time in between games to keep on schedule
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  12. I agree, love it. Marc did a great job. Plenty of spacing between games to keep everything on time or ahead. Love double elimination format as well and I dont know theres better parks in Ohio than Dublin!
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