Eye Black


Situation 5 (Eye Black):

Team A begins to take the field and the umpires notice that several players have eye black in the shape of a heart on their faces. Several other players have eye black that has been applied in streaks down their cheeks. The umpire rules this illegal and requires all of Team A’s players to remove any eye black that is more than a single line below the eyes.

RULING: Incorrect ruling. NFHS Softball has no rule specifically covering the application of eye black. (Make sure it is not derogatory or racist)