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Old Thu May 09, 2024, 07:01am
pzebra pzebra is offline
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DH rule

You did not say whether there were 9 or 10 players in the lineup. NFHS rules allow for two different types of DH. One is a "traditional" DH similar to MLB, except that the DH can bat for any defensive player (not just the pitcher).

The other is called a "Player/DH" where a player plays defense but also bats for some other defensive player. In this case there would only be 9 players in the lineup.

The PlayerDH is locked into the batting order. And can also play defense. In your example it sounds like the P/DH was batting for the right fielder. This article from South Dakota does a pretty good job explaining the NFHS DH rules.
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