It’s time to swing at the chance to play softball in Baltimore! Volo City offers Baltimore softball leagues throughout the week and weekends in Federal Hill, Hampden and Canton! Join us at any of our incredible venues for a fun and exciting game of softball.

Social is part of our name and we strive to make it a big part of our Baltimore softball leagues. We encourage you to come out to one of our various locations, play some softball and meet new people. After your game, head over to our sponsor bar for some drinks and post-game celebrations.

The Official Team of Volo City

Upcoming Softball Leagues in Baltimore

How to Sign Up

COMPLETE TEAM
13-15+ PLAYERS
  • *Minimum players for a full softball team depends on the type of league.
    • 10v10 Coed – 15 Player Min for Team
    • 9v9 Mens – 13 Player Min for Team
  • If you do not meet this minimum your team will be merged with free agents.
  • A Captain must create a team and all the team members must “join” the team. The Captain can pay for everyone or you can split up the fee among team members.
SMALL GROUP
2-14 PLAYERS
  • Yes! You can sign up together even if you do not have a full team!
  • Have Captain “create team” & Note Estimated Players
  • Teammates Join “team” (Before signup deadline)
  • Once Registration is closed we will merge you with other small groups and free-agents
FREE AGENT/SOLO
1 PLAYER
  • Signing up as a solo player is the best way to meet people in Baltimore!
  • We will place you with a small group and/or other free agents to form a full team after the registration closes.
  • If you have a friend that decides to sign up just have them note to be put on the same team as you!
CORPORATE/ALUMNI TEAM
FULL TEAM
  • Softball FAQs

    How competitive are the Softball Leagues?

    We’re all about being social here at Volo! While we offer some competitive softball leagues, those are specifically labeled as such and everything else is all about being social. We also offer a variety of divisions including A Division and B Division – A Division is slightly more competitive while B Division is slightly less. Check each league for specific information or shoot us an email if you have questions!

    How many people do I need for a full softball team?

    All softball teams are required to have a minimum of 15 players. If you and your crew don’t have a full roster, we’ll merge you with another small group. FYI – merged teams generally have extra players to protect against forfeits. If you’d like to make sure you have a larger or smaller team, you can register as a prepaid team which allows you to determine the number of players on your team.

    How much does it cost to join a Volo Softball league?

    You can expect your league to be anywhere from $49-$85 per player for the entire season. Registration fees are dependent on location and day of the week, so be sure to check the league details carefully. After you sign up, everything else is taken care of for you. Your registration includes league shirt, referees, venue costs, insurance, field equipment, prizes, league management and so much more!

    Don’t forget, when you sign up with Volo softball, your league registration helps provide free youth sports programs in Baltimore through the Volo Kids Foundation. #playwithpurpose

  • Volo Softball Rules

    CoEd Rules

    10 v 10

    • Max. 7 males, 10 max. on the field
    • 6 players, 1 female minimum to start game
    • NO ump fees
    • Bats provided at ALL locations- First Come, First Serve (wooden bats only at McHenry Row)
    • Bats must be ASA, USSA or NSA certified
    • Gloves ARE NOT PROVIDED. Please bring your own
    • No more than 3 males can bat in a row
      • Females can bat multiple times within the batting order to have 3-1 ratio but MUST bat in order in regards to other females
      • **Walking a male is 2 bases ONLY if a female is behind him (new for spring)**

    Basic Rules

    • AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH GAME both teams MUST submit a written list of their batting order to the ump
    • NO bunting – bunts are a foul ball (at the ref’s discretion)
    • 2 fouls in an out
    • Ball should be thrown between 6 ft. (min) to 16 ft. (max) measured from the ground
    • If the ball is between the 6’ to 16’ range and hits home plate or the strike mat, then it is a strike
    • 65 foot base paths on all fields
    • ALL pitches MUST be thrown underhand

    Batting

    • ALL batters WILL START WITH A 1-1 COUNT
    • Sliding is ALLOWED
      • Any slide that results in excessive contact with the defensive player will result in the runner being called out (at the ref’s discretion)
    • No more than 3 males can bat in a row
      • Females can bat multiple times within the batting order to have 3-1 ratio but MUST bat in order in regards to other females
    • If a male batter walks, followed by a female batter with 2 outs in an inning, the female batter will have the option to hit or walk

    Innings

    • 6 innings in a game
      • UNLESS we reach the 50 minute warning: then both teams will be warned and the start the of next inning will be the FINAL inning
      • In the final inning, the losing team bats first
      • Weekend Leagues Only – 7 innings or one hour, whichever comes first
    • Mercy Rule – lessens the chance of having blowouts early in the games (boring for everyone)
      • Max. 6 runs can be scored per inning (EXCEPT the last inning – no limit)
      • Games CAN end in a tie during the regular season
      • ONLY happens if there is a 10 run lead or more after 5 full innings
    • Tie Breaker Rule (Only applies to playoffs and tournaments)
      • An extra inning will be played in the event of a tie game
      • If the game is still tied after that extra inning then the team that reached the furthest base wins

    Base Running

    • NO stealing
      • Runner CANNOT leave his/her base until the pitched ball is hit
    • NO pick off attempts
    • Ball is DEAD on a pitch once it hits the ground (or a player)
    • Overthrow rule:  If the ball is deemed out of play or unplayable, ALL runners are awarded 1 base from the base LAST possessed upon release of the throw
    • If the ball is OVERTHROWN and REMAINS in play, the game continues

    *Teams without the minimum players will forfeit after 10 minutes from their designated start time*

    **All teams make the playoffs at the end of the season (unless you forfeit 2x)**

    Men’s Rules

    9 v 9

    • 6 players minimum to start game
    • NO ump fees
    • Bats provided at ALL locations – First Come, First Served (wooden bats only at McHenry Row)
    • Bats must be ASA, USSA or NSA certified
    • Gloves ARE NOT PROVIDED. Please bring your own
    • Walks are 1 base

    Basic Rules

    • AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH GAME both teams MUST submit a written list of their batting order to the ump
    • NO bunting – bunts are a foul ball (at the ref’s discretion)
      2 fouls in an out
    • Ball should be thrown between 6 ft. (min) to 16 ft. (max) measured from the ground
    • If the ball is between the 6’ to 16’ range and hits home plate or the strike mat, then it is a strike

    Batting

    • ALL batters WILL START WITH A 1-1 COUNT
    • Sliding is ALLOWED, Any slide that results in excessive contact with the defensive player will result in the runner being called out (at the ref’s discretion)

    Innings

    • 6 innings in a game
    • UNLESS we reach the 50 minute warning: then both teams will be warned and the start the of next inning will be the FINAL inning
    • In the final inning, the losing team bats first
    • Weekend Leagues Only – 7 innings or one hour, whichever comes first
    • Mercy Rule – lessens the chance of having blowouts early in the games (boring for everyone)
    • Max. 6 runs can be scored per inning (EXCEPT the last inning – no limit)
    • Games CAN end in a tie during the regular season
    • ONLY happens if there is a 10 run lead or more after 5 full innings
    • Tie Breaker Rule (Only applies to playoffs and tournaments)
    • An extra inning will be played in the event of a tie game
    • If the game is still tied after that extra inning then the team that reached the furthest base wins
    • Base Running NO stealing, CANNOT leave his/her base until the pitched ball is hit.  NO pick off attempts
    • Ball is DEAD on a pitch once it hits the ground (or a player)
    • Overthrow rule:  If the ball is deemed out of play or unplayable, ALL runners are awarded 1 base from the base LAST possessed upon release of the throw, If the ball is OVERTHROWN and REMAINS in play, the game continues

    *Teams without the min players forfeit after 10 minutes from start time*
    **All teams make the playoffs at the end of the season (unless you forfeit 2x)**

Basics

 Baltimore Softball League Styles

  • 10 v 10 CoEd
    • Must have 6 players to play each week, minimum 1 females.
    • Maximum males in play: 7
    • Roster Minimum- 15 players
  • 9 v 9 Men’s
    • Must have 6 players to play each week
    • Roster Minimum- 13 players

 Details

  • 10 v 10 – Coed & 9 vs 9 Mens
    • Max. 7 males, 10 max. on the field – Coed leagues
  • NO ump fees
  • Roster Minimum CoEd: 15 players
  • Roster Minimum Men’s: 12 players
  • 6 players, 1 female minimum to start game
  • Wooden bats provided only at McHenry Row
  • No more than 3 males can bat in a row
    • Females can bat multiple times within the batting order to have 3-1 ratio but MUST bat in order in regards to other females

**Walking a male is 2 bases ONLY if a female is behind him**

Player Perks

Players registered with Volo City Baltimore softball leagues enjoy player perks such as:

Post Game Social

We are known as the most social league in Baltimore and that’s because we care about the bar experience!

What to expect at the bar

  • Food & Drink Specials
  • Dedicated space & reserved tables for your league
  • League staff at the bar
  • When possible, multiple sports will go to the same bar so you can meet lots of new people!

Contact Us

For assistance and inquiries about scheduling, rules, and officiating, contact us at baltimore@volocity.org!

To learn more about Volo City, read About Us or our Frequently Asked Questions.