khsaa1 300KENTUCKY (7/16/14) — Kentucky high school softball is poised to become safer.

The Kentucky High School Athletic Association Board of Control conducted its first meeting of the 2014-15 academic year at the Bank of Kentucky Center in Northern Kentucky Monday morning.

Among the action taken during Monday’s meeting, the KHSAA Board of Control passed a proposal recommending the use of protective headgear for certain positions in fastpitch softball, finalized specific site selection for the 2014 state soccer tournament, and upheld an appeal by Hazard in regards to the 2015-18 football alignment.

With a growing concern to player safety in fastpitch softball, the Board addressed the issue of face/head protection.

NFHS Rule 1-8-4 states that defensive players are permitted to wear face/head protection in the field. The Board of Control, based on a proposal from staff, a review of available injury data from the NFHS RIO system and the recommendation of the KMA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, recommended that players at first base, third base and pitcher utilize the permissive requirement in the playing rules and wear face/head protection.

The KHSAA proposed an amendment in 2014 to the national playing rules in fastpitch softball which would have required protective gear to be worn at those positions, but the proposal did not receive a favorable vote from the national rules committee.

Owensboro's Jack C. Fisher Park is home to the Worth/KHSAA Fast Pitch Softball State Tournament.

Scott County is the reigning KHSAA state softball champion.

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