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Forum: Softball Fri Jan 29, 2021, 12:13pm
Replies: 1
Views: 638
Posted By DaveASA/FED
That is correct, there were no new rules for 2021...

That is correct, there were no new rules for 2021 so there will be no new book for 2021. Keep your 2020 book, new (2020) books will be available for those that register in 2021 that did not register...
Forum: Baseball Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:43am
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By DaveASA/FED
It is a three strikes your out sort of thing. So...

It is a three strikes your out sort of thing. So starting with a 1-1 count, two swings and your out, or after the third pitch they are out. So again speed up the inning but if we don't score a run...
Forum: Baseball Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:42am
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By DaveASA/FED
I do agree, at that age the coach puts the ball...

I do agree, at that age the coach puts the ball where they swing on a number of batters! It's more of a coach hitting the bat rather than a batter hitting the ball!
Forum: Baseball Fri Aug 28, 2020, 08:46am
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By DaveASA/FED
Well first off I agree 7U is crazy, but that's a...

Well first off I agree 7U is crazy, but that's a whole other topic.

I guess my point in asking this question, like most questions was to find the answer. It was to educate myself some on...
Forum: Baseball Wed Aug 26, 2020, 11:36am
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By DaveASA/FED
Tie Breaker Question

Disclaimer: I am a softball guy that does USA Softball and NFHS, so that is why I am asking!

My grandson was playing in a USSSA Baseball tournament last weekend and they went to extra innings. ...
Forum: Softball Fri Mar 13, 2020, 09:33am
Replies: 69
Views: 5,931
Posted By DaveASA/FED
Well here in Indiana most high schools are out...

Well here in Indiana most high schools are out till after their spring breaks (returning first week in April) so slowly those games are being cancelled and I am sure it will roll into more of the...
Forum: Softball Tue Mar 10, 2020, 11:15am
Replies: 4
Views: 376
Posted By DaveASA/FED
Kentucky has required them for a few years. ...

Kentucky has required them for a few years.
...
Forum: Softball Sat Feb 01, 2020, 06:20pm
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By DaveASA/FED
yes

yes
Forum: Softball Sat Feb 01, 2020, 06:15pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,942
Posted By DaveASA/FED
As others have stated NFHS makes two tests each...

As others have stated NFHS makes two tests each year, a part 1 and part 2.

Each state does different things with those each year. Indiana uses Part 1 as the test new officials take to get their...
Forum: Softball Tue Oct 01, 2019, 01:58pm
Replies: 5
Views: 496
Posted By DaveASA/FED
The only difference in pool play is if you bat...

The only difference in pool play is if you bat more then 9 the FLEX is in the last spot in the lineup, not the 10th spot.

That is the only difference.
Forum: Softball Thu Jul 11, 2019, 02:14pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,875
Posted By DaveASA/FED
You are correct. There are now (starting in...

You are correct. There are now (starting in 2019-2020 season) three different actions for bats in NFHS:
1) Damaged-remove the bat from the game with no penalty.
2) Illegal-Batter is out, remove...
Forum: Softball Tue Jun 25, 2019, 09:15am
Replies: 54
Views: 2,564
Posted By DaveASA/FED
Take a look at this. Seems there are a couple of...

Take a look at this. Seems there are a couple of plays that might shed a little light on this conversation.
...
Forum: Softball Thu May 23, 2019, 11:07am
Replies: 7
Views: 926
Posted By DaveASA/FED
I have worn one this entire season and I love it....

I have worn one this entire season and I love it. It fits tight to the body and doesn't move during the game. For some reason I had a real issue with other chest protectors riding up...ok the...
Forum: Softball Thu May 16, 2019, 01:56pm
Replies: 14
Views: 540
Posted By DaveASA/FED
When all else fails look at the umpire manual. ...

When all else fails look at the umpire manual. Page 79 of the 2019 USA Softball manual

USA.1803 Umpire Supplement FINAL2-HIREZ (http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/013130e3#/013130e3/80)


And...
Forum: Softball Thu Mar 14, 2019, 01:36pm
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By DaveASA/FED
Some people call it bracketing the foul ball...

Some people call it bracketing the foul ball instead of boxing it in. There is a section on it in the USA Softball Umpire Manual, page 61.

USA.1803 Umpire Supplement FINAL2-HIREZ...
Forum: Softball Mon Mar 04, 2019, 04:12pm
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By DaveASA/FED
I believe both NFHS and USA Softball would...

I believe both NFHS and USA Softball would enforce both penalties, if the illegal pitch came first. IF the runner leaving early came first it is an immediate dead ball so you could not have an...
Forum: Softball Mon Mar 04, 2019, 04:06pm
Replies: 10
Views: 723
Posted By DaveASA/FED
NFHS rules has that exception to not call a...

NFHS rules has that exception to not call a runner out that passes an obstructed runner. USA Softball does not have an exception.

Rule 8-6-4(NFHS)
ART. 4 . . . The runner physically passes a...
Forum: Softball Wed Jan 23, 2019, 02:36pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,841
Posted By DaveASA/FED
You could always tell them that NFHS does not...

You could always tell them that NFHS does not have 4 umpire mechanics! Of course that is if you aren't one of the handful of states that do not use NFHS mechanics.
Forum: Softball Wed Jan 02, 2019, 11:11am
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By DaveASA/FED
Well it looks like you are both correct. In the...

Well it looks like you are both correct. In the 2018 book it was 8-4-3f in 2019 it is 8-4-3e, since the advancement of a runner on an illegal pitch was removed (formally 8-4-3d) it shifted up the...
Forum: Softball Wed May 30, 2018, 10:21am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,099
Posted By DaveASA/FED
Just wondering, who (not asking names just in...

Just wondering, who (not asking names just in general) told you PU would make that call?
Forum: Softball Mon May 21, 2018, 10:14am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,131
Posted By DaveASA/FED
I think I would have to disagree with you. 8-7-1...

I think I would have to disagree with you. 8-7-1 states that for the LBR to be in effect that the ball is live, the batter-runner has touched first base or has been declared out, and the pitcher has...
Forum: Softball Mon Apr 16, 2018, 11:49am
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By DaveASA/FED
Again by definition if the batter is contacted...

Again by definition if the batter is contacted with the ball in the batters box it is a foul ball. Then the batter did not contact a fair ball since it is a foul ball. The balls status is the first...
Forum: Softball Fri Apr 13, 2018, 02:12pm
Replies: 10
Views: 988
Posted By DaveASA/FED
Look at rule 2-25-1f by rule it doesn't matter...

Look at rule 2-25-1f by rule it doesn't matter what part of the batter's box the batter is in, if it hits them in the batter's box it is a foul ball. If it's a foul ball then we have no issue with...
Forum: Softball Mon Dec 18, 2017, 01:30pm
Replies: 40
Views: 7,005
Posted By DaveASA/FED
There was no change to the mechanics in this area.

There was no change to the mechanics in this area.
Forum: Softball Fri May 12, 2017, 09:00am
Replies: 3
Views: 610
Posted By DaveASA/FED
Beginning in January 2017 the 11" with a Ball COR...

Beginning in January 2017 the 11" with a Ball COR of .520 or under and a Ball Compression of 300.0 or under is required.
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