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Forum: Softball Thu Aug 03, 2017, 05:26pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,300
Posted By UmpireErnie
It depends what your local rules say. Under book...

It depends what your local rules say. Under book rules the ninth or tenth spot is a short handed rule out whenever it comes up. When a sub (of correct gender) they fill the open spot. Others who...
Forum: Softball Tue Aug 01, 2017, 07:24pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,446
Posted By UmpireErnie
I mean it's 106 out, can't we find and out here...

I mean it's 106 out, can't we find and out here somewhere! 😝
Forum: Softball Tue Aug 01, 2017, 07:22pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,446
Posted By UmpireErnie
More to add to above.. Should there be...

More to add to above..

Should there be judgment as to whether or not the OBS is why R1 missed HP in first place and should there be judgement as to whether that OBS prevented her from returning...
Forum: Softball Tue Aug 01, 2017, 07:15pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,446
Posted By UmpireErnie
I'm not so sure now. USA 8-5-B-4 (page 101) says...

I'm not so sure now. USA 8-5-B-4 (page 101) says "Obstructed runners are required to touch all awarded bases is proper order and may be called out if properly appealed."

Yet legally she can't go...
Forum: Softball Mon Jul 31, 2017, 03:14pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,446
Posted By UmpireErnie
Exactly. At the point they do make a play on the...

Exactly. At the point they do make a play on the obstructed runner you award the obstruction which includes placing all runners where you think they should go, not just the obstructed runner.

In...
Forum: Softball Sun Jul 16, 2017, 02:35pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,291
Posted By UmpireErnie
I think we're overthinking the status of the...

I think we're overthinking the status of the player. Yes by definition this BR is now just a runner because she reached first. But if defense is attempting to tag this runner now that she has left...
Forum: Softball Thu May 11, 2017, 06:41pm
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By UmpireErnie
USA slowpitch men's use 12 inch .520 COR balls ...

USA slowpitch men's use 12 inch .520 COR balls Women use 11 inch .440 COR balls. The balls alternate each batter in coed.
Forum: Softball Thu May 11, 2017, 04:58am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,583
Posted By UmpireErnie
Avoiding having BU have to chase that trail...

Avoiding having BU have to chase that trail runner from 2B to 3B and having to try to make a call from incredibly bad angle, possibly straight lined to the play is the goal here. Sure, if there is...
Forum: Softball Wed May 03, 2017, 04:09pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,461
Posted By UmpireErnie
I've heard from a number of clinicians over the...

I've heard from a number of clinicians over the years that "foul ball" call is basically a bell that can't be unrung. It's a foul ball get back in the box and hit. :D
Forum: Softball Sun Apr 30, 2017, 07:28pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,521
Posted By UmpireErnie
Here our state USA softball management team works...

Here our state USA softball management team works closely with the state HS activities association to train and provide umpires for HS games. The state does not issue any type of uniform logo or...
Forum: Softball Sun Apr 23, 2017, 03:47pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,879
Posted By UmpireErnie
Whoops! Brett I just reread your your post...

Whoops!

Brett I just reread your your post and realize you said partners were saying we are not allowed in the team area. I thought you were talking about coaches saying we are not allowed. I...
Forum: Softball Sun Apr 23, 2017, 03:42pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,879
Posted By UmpireErnie
This is a good example of something a coach may...

This is a good example of something a coach may say that a good official simply can "fail to hear". With the equipment inspection taking place outside the team area now there is very little reason...
Forum: Softball Sun Apr 09, 2017, 10:29pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,384
Posted By UmpireErnie
You say that like it's a bad thing. :cool:

You say that like it's a bad thing. :cool:
Forum: Softball Mon Jan 02, 2017, 08:50pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,319
Posted By UmpireErnie
Had one in a HS JV game couple years back. Home...

Had one in a HS JV game couple years back. Home batting with two outs and runners on 2B and 3B. Ball hit up 3B line. R1 on 3B starts home on contact. F5 fields ball and I signal fair ball. F5...
Forum: Softball Sun May 22, 2016, 08:34pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,875
Posted By UmpireErnie
The Flex has to have a defensive position on the...

The Flex has to have a defensive position on the starting lineup. If she does not "start" in a defensive position then the team did not begin the game with the flex/dp option and therefore cannot...
Forum: Softball Wed May 04, 2016, 06:53pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,249
Posted By UmpireErnie
It's a good thing we umpire actual plays in real...

It's a good thing we umpire actual plays in real time instead of words on paper.
Forum: Softball Wed May 04, 2016, 06:49pm
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By UmpireErnie
I noticed only two pitches later! Lol

I noticed only two pitches later! Lol
Forum: Softball Tue May 03, 2016, 06:56pm
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By UmpireErnie
The umpire error was me not seeing that the...

The umpire error was me not seeing that the batter had gone down to 1B on an IP call. But it was only ball two. I should have seen runner on 1B and fixed it before the pitcher threw the next two...
Forum: Softball Mon May 02, 2016, 06:33pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,132
Posted By UmpireErnie
When does "throughout the tag" end? If she had...

When does "throughout the tag" end? If she had ball securely before and after taking the runner on the mid torso, then after the tag has come off the runners torso contact by the runner hand causes...
Forum: Softball Mon May 02, 2016, 06:16pm
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By UmpireErnie
Batter goes to 1B in error on

NFHS JV game.. A walk-a-thon. I have the plate with a slow pitch umpire working the bases due to shortage of qualified fast pitch guys.

No outs runners at 3B and 2B , 1-0 count, when pitcher steps...
Forum: Softball Mon May 02, 2016, 05:45pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,132
Posted By UmpireErnie
As described, sounds like could judge F2 had...

As described, sounds like could judge F2 had control of ball in glove and made a proper legal tag on R1s torso prior to R1 touching home. R1 out.

Now R1 continues sliding by and F2s glove comes...
Forum: Softball Mon May 02, 2016, 05:34pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,100
Posted By UmpireErnie
Agreed. Point is there needs to be a play to be...

Agreed. Point is there needs to be a play to be made. If defense throws in error to a base where there is no play and such throw makes contact with a retired batter (or retired batter-runner, or...
Forum: Softball Mon May 02, 2016, 05:06pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,100
Posted By UmpireErnie
Yes but it's going to be hard to see rewarding...

Yes but it's going to be hard to see rewarding the defense an out in b) especially if R1 from first was off with the pitch. By time F2 throws down to attempt to put out the batter who has already...
Forum: Softball Wed May 20, 2015, 04:17pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,081
Posted By UmpireErnie
Similar situation.. We have a complex with...

Similar situation..

We have a complex with two dedicated fast pitch fields and two set up for slow pitch. On a couple of dates we need to use the slow pitch fields for fast pitch. Temp fences...
Forum: Softball Sun May 17, 2015, 10:55pm
Replies: 4
Views: 942
Posted By UmpireErnie
They did rule INT after conference. R from 1B...

They did rule INT after conference. R from 1B out, BR to 1B, all others return.
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