Carroll College, Helena Montana
Softball Weekend

Softball Weekend

Softball Weekend 2016: April 23-24 at Batch Fields

Softball Weekend will take place on April 23-24 at Batch Fields and YMCA.

Softball Weekend Saturday games are from 8am to 7pm. We ask that individuals play on one team and no more that two teams.  With the addition of the four Softball Fields at the YMCA complex we should be able to complete all the games during day light hours. Please no alcohol at the fields, any individual with alcohol at the field will be disqualified and any team with a beer can or alcohol in the dugout will be disqualified.

The softball schedule takes into consideration those teams who request game times due to schedule conflicts but does not gaureentee game times. The schedule will also take into consideration teams that would like to play one another but does not guarantee it will happen. No special request can be made after the schedule has been created.

The schedule is now out!

Softball Weekend Rule Highlights

We ask that you only play on one team and no more than two. Any person or team may be dismissed by: the tournament director, the director of student activities, an umpire, or any of the schools officials present due to inappropriate conduct.

Absolutely no alcohol is allowed at the fields/in the parking lot at any time during the weekend. Any team caught with alcohol will be immediately be disqualified and asked to leave the fields – no exceptions! Any person whom the umpire deems “not sober” must leave the fields immediately and will be taken home by taxi. Rules set forth by Carroll College and the City of Helena for Batch Baseball Fields.

  • You must park in the designated parking areas
  • No littering
  • No drinking in public, No open containers, No alcohol
  • No drinking and driving
  • No indecent exposure
  • No vandalism
  • A person who shows up at the fields drunk and or belligerent will be asked to leave.

Infractions of city rules will be ticketed by the Helena Police Department.

Drop Dead Rule

Drop Dead Rule with a 55 min time limit per game. -  A horn will sound the start and the end of the game time.  Games called on time will revert to the score at the last full inning completed.  Unless the team that is batting second in the inning has a score that has tied or passed the team that batted first in the inning.   If the game is tied when the horn sounds or when we revert to the top of the last completed inning then a tie score will be reported in the standings.


Score is kept by the Umpire so you must check in with him every inning to make sure the score is correct. It is the responsibility of the umpire to bring the scorecard to Patrick Harris at the end of the game. We will use these scorecards to determine who moves forward to the Playoffs.

Read the full list of Softball Weekend rules (PDF)

Why the $100 Registration Fee?

Here is a break down of the cost for the Softball Weekend Tournament:

  • $1,800 for food for the weekend
  • $400 for pop/water
  • $500 for the fields
  • $1,700 for umpires costs
  • $600 for Equipment: Bats, Balls, First Aid Supplies, Trophy and printing of all the material.
  • $2,000 for Security for the weekend

Total = $7,000

We hope to get 40 teams at $100 each = $4000. This will still not cover the expenses above. We will be short by $3000.

For your $10 (or less if you have more than 10 people) you will play 3 games at the least = $3.33 a game.  You will also get all the food and drink you want.

Code of Conduct



For current Carroll students only

Everyone who plays on your team/listed on your Roster must be a current Carroll student. Any team having a non-Carroll student or employee on their team will not be allowed to play. Rosters will be checked before the weekend begins and teams having non-Carroll students will not be added to the schedule. All teams making it to the Sunday playoffs games will be double checked to make sure only Carroll students and employees are on the team. If your team plays against another team who has a non-Carroll player then you can ask for a forfeit and you will automatically win the game. This is an event for current Carroll Students only.


First Aid Volunteers for Softball Weekend

To nursing students and those who have first aid experience - we are looking for students to work the First Aid Station at the Softball Weekend. Volunteers are needed for every hour of Softball Weekend. (2 every hour if possible)

  • Hours run from 8am to 8pm on Saturday at Both Batch and YMCA Fields
  • Hours run from 9 am to 1:30 pm on Sunday at Batch Fields

If you would like to volunteer, email Patrick at and let him know the day and hours you can volunteer.