At WMLL, interested baseball & softball players in all leagues have the opportunity to help another team that is short on players as a substitute player. This happens when the coach of a team short on players for a game seeks replacement players for that game per WMLL rules as follows.
BASEBALL: Except in the Rookie League, replacement players must be players from the league below the level of the team short on players. In the Rookie League replacement players come from other Rookie League teams.
- Replacement players may not pitch and must bat last in the batting order
SOFTBALL: Except in the Rookie League, whenever possible replacement players should be players from the league below the level of the team short on players. In the Rookie League replacement players come from other Rookie League teams. If replacement players cannot be found from the league below, replacement players from other teams in the same league may be used – this is not preferred, but is a much better option than a forfeited game.
- Replacement players should not pitch and must bat last in the batting order. If a team is in dire need of pitching, a replacement player may pitch with the approval of the league coordinator or VP-softball.
If you would like your child to be included on a list of players to be considered when substitute players are needed, please submit their name & key information by clicking on the link below for the league they are registered to play in on a regular basis!
Coaches needing a substitute player will use these lists to contact interested players to provide game details & see if the interested player is available to help out.
Please contact the league coordinator for your player’s league with any questions. Click HERE for information about your league coordinator.