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Forum: Softball Mon Feb 24, 2014, 07:08pm
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Posted By strike4
What is a batter ball? :D

What is a batter ball? :D
Forum: Softball Sat Feb 08, 2014, 09:06am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,454
Posted By strike4
You are correct in in the "fielded" wording. I...

You are correct in in the "fielded" wording. I think you see my point on the bang-bang part that makes this play a problem. Thanks.
Forum: Softball Fri Feb 07, 2014, 10:49pm
Replies: 53
Views: 3,454
Posted By strike4
Here is the new scenario: R1 on 1B and...

Here is the new scenario:


R1 on 1B and leaves at the release of the pitch. B2 hits a ground ball that touches F1 glove and then hits R1 while sliding toward 2B. F4 stops just prior to running...
Forum: Softball Fri Feb 07, 2014, 12:07pm
Replies: 53
Views: 3,454
Posted By strike4
Here is the definition of initial play. What do...

Here is the definition of initial play. What do you think after reading it? I am just getting opinions on the play. I hate this play.


See page 25, 2.47.3a. Definition of initial play is:...
Forum: Softball Fri Feb 07, 2014, 10:18am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,454
Posted By strike4
That is correct.

That is correct.
Forum: Softball Fri Feb 07, 2014, 07:52am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,454
Posted By strike4
Thanks for all the comments. They caused me to...

Thanks for all the comments. They caused me to think a little deeper about the rules.

Based on some of the comments, let me add an additional thought to the question. Would it make a difference...
Forum: Softball Thu Feb 06, 2014, 12:43pm
Replies: 53
Views: 3,454
Posted By strike4
A close out means that if the runner had not been...

A close out means that if the runner had not been hit by the ball, the fielder could have caught the ball and made an out, but it would be a bang bang play.

Which situation covers my play? Would...
Forum: Softball Thu Feb 06, 2014, 11:26am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,454
Posted By strike4
Now you see why I ask this question. You have...

Now you see why I ask this question. You have two rules that seem to be in total conflict. I hope others will comment on this situation.
Forum: Softball Thu Feb 06, 2014, 11:14am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,454
Posted By strike4
See page 67, rule 8.6.10a reads "The runner is...

See page 67, rule 8.6.10a reads "The runner is out if runner interferes with a fielder attempting to make the initial play on a fair batted ball (2.47).

See page 25, 2.47.3a. Definition of...
Forum: Softball Thu Feb 06, 2014, 10:29am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,454
Posted By strike4
Have you ever called a runner out who was running...

Have you ever called a runner out who was running between bases and the ball hit her even though she tried to jump over it?
Forum: Softball Thu Feb 06, 2014, 09:50am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,454
Posted By strike4
See 8.6.10a. 2.47.3a is the definition of...

See 8.6.10a. 2.47.3a is the definition of initial play. Rule 8.6.10a says "the runner is out if the runner interferes with a fielder attempting to make an initial play".
Forum: Softball Wed Feb 05, 2014, 09:14pm
Replies: 53
Views: 3,454
Posted By strike4
Runner out or safe

R1 on 1B and leaves at the release of the pitch. B2 hits ball that touches F1 glove and then hits R1 while sliding toward 2B. F4 would have caught the ball for a close out if the ball had not hit...
Forum: Softball Sat Aug 06, 2011, 04:36pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,187
Posted By strike4
Yes. I stand corrected.

Yes. I stand corrected.
Forum: Softball Sat Aug 06, 2011, 11:08am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,187
Posted By strike4
Here is what happened: While U1 was sweeping...

Here is what happened:

While U1 was sweeping plate, offensive coach in dugout stepped out of the dugout and told the batter who was walking to the plate to hit the ball. U1 told the coach that...
Forum: Softball Fri Aug 05, 2011, 01:58pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,187
Posted By strike4
Discussion by umpires after 7 pm game at 12U

Derwil,

Was there any discussion after the 7 pm game on Lagoon field 1? Seems like everything that could happen in a game happened. Girl changing feel on bag got called out for leaving early, 2...
Forum: Softball Thu Aug 26, 2010, 08:23am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,462
Posted By strike4
It is none of my business until there is not...

It is none of my business until there is not enough players left to complete the game, or me or my partner is the one who is being escorted off the field.
Forum: Softball Thu Aug 05, 2010, 10:18am
Replies: 92
Views: 9,571
Posted By strike4
ASA Tournaments not Making this Year

Is it just me, or does it seem that a lot more ASA tournaments are not making this year?
Forum: Softball Thu Jun 24, 2010, 02:44pm
Replies: 13
Views: 3,556
Posted By strike4
Usfa

A couple questions about USFA:

1. How big is USFA?

2. If you call USFA, what is your opinion compared to other organizations?

3. Level of teams playing USFA? Example rec, class B, class...
Forum: Softball Fri Apr 02, 2010, 10:01am
Replies: 2
Views: 781
Posted By strike4
Thanks AtlUmpSteve. I found the rule you were...

Thanks AtlUmpSteve. I found the rule you were citing at 8-4-3f. Penalty seems a little severe for the batted ball portion, if the girl just throws down her mask, but not at the ball. I will use...
Forum: Softball Fri Apr 02, 2010, 07:48am
Replies: 2
Views: 781
Posted By strike4
Fielder's Mask Question

FED rules

If a fielder throws her protective face mask down and the ball hits it, what do you have?

I have looked in the rules book, and can not find anything that covers this.

Please cite...
Forum: Softball Wed Feb 24, 2010, 09:49am
Replies: 158
Views: 10,750
Posted By strike4
Thanks for the replies. It was a NFHS game. The...

Thanks for the replies. It was a NFHS game. The 3b coach was watching ever move F2 made hoping for a chance to send the runner, that is why I did not kill the play when F2 ask for a new ball. F2...
Forum: Softball Tue Feb 23, 2010, 11:37am
Replies: 158
Views: 10,750
Posted By strike4
Similar Type Play

Not that this tread is long enough, but I had a play that was similar to the original question this past weekend. When it happened I thought of this tread.

Ball hit to F7 where the grass is wet. ...
Forum: Softball Tue Feb 23, 2010, 10:23am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,235
Posted By strike4
43 Feet Pitching Distance

Had 5 games at last weekend's HS tournament. Pitching was about the same quality as before. I think we had a few more players put the bat on the ball. This increased the pressure on the defense,...
Forum: Softball Fri Jan 22, 2010, 05:07pm
Replies: 25
Views: 5,130
Posted By strike4
I gave everybody else a chance to chime in. What...

I gave everybody else a chance to chime in. What is your opinion on this part of the rule?

"or is discovered using an altered or non-approved bat"

Does "discovered using" also cover before you...
Forum: Softball Fri Jan 22, 2010, 12:13pm
Replies: 25
Views: 5,130
Posted By strike4
Is it appropriate to ask for an opinion on a...

Is it appropriate to ask for an opinion on a question on the exam? If so, here is the question.

35. B1 has an altered bat that is detected by the plate umpire before B1 enters the batter's box. ...
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