2023 High School Softball

Reed Willis         MSCIAA Baseball/Softball Coordinator


Office:   901-416-2915



Cell:   901-237-5968





Important Dates

December 6

Baseball & Softball Coaches Meeting



January 17

All Schedules due to MSCIAA



January 17
*rescheduled to 1/28, 2pm

TSSAA Softball Rules Meeting


MUS 6:30 pm

February 12

First date of practice



March 4

TSSAA First Date of Contest



March 4

TSSAA Deadline to File Eligibility & Schedules



March 11-15

MSCS Spring Break



May 10

TSSAA Districts Must Be Completed



May 13

TSSAA Region Semifinals



May 15

TSSAA Region Finals



May 17

TSSAA Sectionals



May 21-24

TSSAA State Championship




Games Limits

Softball-TSSAA limits high schools to play a maximum of 34 games, 5 tournaments (tournaments count as 4 games).


All high school baseball schedules are due to the MSCIAA Office by January 17th. It is the responsibility of the school to contact Memphis Parks for field availability, scheduling and fees. The school will be responsible for paying all fees associated with playing on Parks Fields. These fees will not be reimbursed.


Game Time Limits: Time limits must be agreed upon by both coaches at the plate with the umpire before the game begins. The time limit is not drop dead. No new inning will be started after the time limit expires. If coaches do not agree on a time limit, games will be played by NFHS rules: 7 innings. Run rules also need to be discussed prior to the game starting. Acceptable run rules are 15 run lead after 3 innings, and 10 run lead after 5 innings.

The MSCIAA minimum time limits are 1 hour 30 minutes for softball and 1 hour and 45 minutes for baseball when playing 1 game.

MSCIAA minimum time limits for varsity doubleheaders are 1 hour and 15 minutes for softball and 1 hour and 30 minutes for baseball. Doubleheaders should have no more than 30 minutes between games for officials’ payment for DH.



The home school is responsible for changes of the field location --You must notify the umpire's assigning agent of any change:

Baseball & Softball Assigning Agent: Tony Walsh            (901) 634-5201       twump9@gmail.com



  1. All umpires are required to contact the home team school by 12:00 noon on game day. Check with your financial secretary to ensure that the officials have called in. Do not leave for your playing field without 100% assurance that your officials are assigned and are aware of your game.
  2. Any changes on game day, coaches are required to contact the umpires or an assigning officer by 11:00 a.m. of game day or be in jeopardy of paying game fees.
  3. In case it becomes necessary to postpone a regular game after the umpires have arrived, but before any play takes place, the umpires shall be entitled to collect half of the fee.


Umpire Fees Softball:

SINGLE JUNIOR VARSITY GAME                                            $ 70.00

SINGLE VARSITY GAME                                                            $ 80.00

JV / JV DOUBLEHEADER                                                           $ 110.00

JV / V   DOUBLEHEADER                                                           $ 110.00

V / V DOUBLEHEADER                                                              $ 160.00


Officials Mileage Fees
The TSSAA Board of Control has set the following fees for mileage, which applies to all officials, and is to be based on mileage that is calculated in Arbiter: 1. If an official travels 30 to 60 miles one-way, they will receive an additional $10.
2. If an official travels more than 60 miles one way, they will receive an additional $20.
3. If an official travels less than 30 miles one way, no additional fee will be paid. Sport 2022-23 2023-24


The home team of each contest must upload the outcome of the game on the MSCIAA rschooltoday website. The scores must be submitted by noon of the day following the game.


Link for directions for entering scores
Link for Usernames/Passwords to enter scores


  1. Inclement Weather and Postponed Games
    1. Inclement Weather - When school is cancelled because of inclement weather conditions, all athletic events will  be postponed. The home school is responsible for notifying officials and calling everyone involved in the contest.
    2. If schools are closed on the day a meeting is to be held, the meeting will be rescheduled by the MSCIAA office. Schools will be notified of the new date.
    3. The principal of the home school will contact the principal of the visiting school and they will decide whether the game is to be played or postponed. In the event of disagreement, the decision rests with the MSCIAA Office.
    4. If postponed:
      1. The MSCIAA Office should be notified of the decision immediately, including the new date and site preference.
      2. The home school will notify the officials’ assigning agent that the game has been postponed.
    5. Guidelines for Forfeiting Athletic Contests

Forfeit - Any game that is cancelled by a school for reasons other than weather related conditions.

      1. To keep from paying a fine, the forfeiting schools must notify the opposing school and the MSCIAA office in writing at least 24 hours before the contest.
      2.   Officials should be notified of game cancellation by 11:00 a.m. on the day of a scheduled contest. If the school fails to notify the officials, the forfeiting school must pay officials.
      3. Both schools in a forfeiting situation should send a letter/email to the MSCIAA office and copy the opposing school principal.
      4. The fines for forfeiting are two hundred dollars ($200.00) for major sports, fifty dollars ($50.00) for minor sports. Baseball and Softball are both defined as major sports.
      5. If a school fails to notify the opposing team by 11:00 am in writing on the day of a scheduled contest the forfeiting school must pay the cost of the bus for the visiting team if a bus charge is incurred.
      6. The forfeited game will not be rescheduled.
      7. If there is a continued pattern of forfeiting in any sport, the MSCIAA Athletic Director may request an explanation.
      8. Any school that has a forfeit situation must notify the MSCIAA within 24 hours. Failure to notify the MSCIAA in writing will result in a no contest for championship purposes.
      9. A forfeit will remove the forfeiting team from consideration for the MSCIAA Championship.


Inclement Weather: Cancellation or postponement of games for inclement weather is the responsibility of the Athletic Director of the home team or his/her representative. The final decision and notification to the visiting team, umpire or assigning agent, and the MSCIAA must be made by 11:00 a.m. on the day of the game. If there is any question as to playing conditions of Park Commission fields, the final decision for determining if the field is playable will be made by the Park Commission representative.


Rescheduling Inclement Weather Games: The home team is responsible for obtaining field assignments for make-up games and contacting assigning agents to obtain umpires. The home team is responsible for contacting the visiting team within three days of the postponed game and setting a playing date for the rescheduled game. If the visiting team has not received notification of game reschedule by the third day, they are responsible for contacting the MSCIAA in writing (e-mail). Please CC the MSCIAA on final correspondence concerning make-up games (willisrh@scsk12.org).


Parks Services Fields:

All games at Tobey (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday) & Willow (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) must be completed by 6:00 pm. Drop dead, no excuses! Fridays are the best cays for scheduling on Tobey or Willow softball fields. I will update any changes as I receive them from Memphis Parks and Rec.


Memphis City Parks       Benjamin Hall   benjamin.hall@memphistn.gov ; (901) 636-5580 office 


Games postponed on Park Commission fields should be rescheduled through the Park Commission office. Please contact them at 901-636-5580 between 10am and 12pm, daily. The participating teams should reschedule games postponed on school fields.


Tobey Park

2599 Avery Ave.

Behind the SCS Board of Education


Kennedy Park

4575 Raleigh LaGrange Road


Orange Mound Park

2430 Carnes Ave.


Willow Park

4971 Willow Road

#1 is behind the Community Center and

Overton High School




MSCIAA Baseball and Softball Champion

  1. Record against MSCIAA teams in the same classification in the regular season will determine the MSCIAA Champions for each Class.
  2. Teams must play a minimum of 5 total games against MSCIAA teams in the same classification to be eligible for the championship.
  3. In the event of a tie, MSCIAA tie breaker rules outlined in the constitution and bylaws will be used to determine the champion.

Class 1A

Region 8

District 15
B. T. Washington High School 
Manassas High School 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Preparatory High School 
Memphis Academy of Science & Engineering 
Memphis Middle College High School 
University High School - Memphis 

District 16
Hillcrest High School 
Memphis School of Excellence 
Oakhaven High School 
Westwood High School 

Class 2A

Region 8

District 15
Crosstown High School 
Frederick Douglass High School 
KIPP Memphis Collegiate School 
Lakeland Preparatory School 
Memphis Business Academy
Trezevant High School

District 16
Fairley High School
Freedom Preparatory Academy
Mitchell High School 
Sheffield High School 
Wooddale High School 

Class 3A

Region 7

District 14
Bolivar Central High School 
Bolton High School
Fayette-Ware Comprehensive High School
Haywood High School

Region 8

District 15
Brighton High School
Covington High School

Craigmont High School 
Millington Central High School
Munford High School 

Raleigh Egypt High School

District 16
Hamilton High School 
Kirby High School 
Melrose High School 
Power Center Academy High School 
Ridgeway High School 

Class 4A

Region 8

District 15
Arlington High School 
Bartlett High School
Collierville High School 

Cordova High School
Germantown High School
Houston High School 
Southwind High School 

District 16
Kingsbury High School 
Memphis Central High School 
Memphis East High School 
Overton High School 
White Station High School 
Whitehaven High School