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Forum: Softball Yesterday, 04:38pm
Replies: 5
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Posted By jmkupka
Just bad information. If F1 is in the back...

Just bad information.

If F1 is in the back of the circle looking at her arm band and I call IP, DC will protest that ruling, and DC will prevail.

F1 can take all the signals she wants, from...
Forum: Softball Fri Sep 13, 2019, 12:36pm
Replies: 10
D3k
Views: 160
Posted By jmkupka
More of a reflex reaction to the tag attempt (and...

More of a reflex reaction to the tag attempt (and not turning away to return to the 3B dugout). My concern was more about returning the runner to 2B.
Forum: Softball Fri Sep 13, 2019, 08:58am
Replies: 10
D3k
Views: 160
Posted By jmkupka
A batter could step back (1 step) away from F2,...

A batter could step back (1 step) away from F2, and not be considered out of the basepath, but that 1 step back from a B/R further up the line would be enough for an INT call.

Guess my question...
Forum: Softball Wed Sep 11, 2019, 12:53pm
Replies: 10
D3k
Views: 160
Posted By jmkupka
D3k

RH batter, D3K, batter likely not going to try for 1B, but reflexively steps backward (out of the BB) as F2 tries to put the tag on her. R1 on 2B breaking for 3B.

Does this equate to a typical...
Forum: Softball Mon Aug 12, 2019, 12:16pm
Replies: 13
Views: 298
Posted By jmkupka
that same ball, if projected out precisely...

that same ball, if projected out precisely parallel to its current location, but now in the grass instead of on dirt, would be touching the line due to the height of the grass. Doesnt seem right to...
Forum: Softball Tue Jul 23, 2019, 01:40pm
Replies: 23
Views: 424
Posted By jmkupka
And last year they made it less subjective by...

And last year they made it less subjective by changing "about to receive" to "in possession of" the ball (approximate quotes).

Now they go and add a grey area back to the rule.
Forum: Softball Tue Jul 23, 2019, 12:27pm
Replies: 23
Views: 424
Posted By jmkupka
And I agree, RKB; I base all of my rulings on...

And I agree, RKB; I base all of my rulings on whether they will hold up against a protest. I know how this is spelled out in black and white in the book, I'm not as well-versed in the "Ask Dee" NCAA...
Forum: Softball Tue Jul 23, 2019, 10:10am
Replies: 23
Views: 424
Posted By jmkupka
If I was ever clarifying OBS with a coach (in a...

If I was ever clarifying OBS with a coach (in a non-game situation, not on the field), I'd explain that it wasn't a punishment levied on the defense, but merely putting the runner where she would've...
Forum: Softball Tue Jul 23, 2019, 08:19am
Replies: 23
Views: 424
Posted By jmkupka
Thanks for the feedback guys... try to envision...

Thanks for the feedback guys... try to envision F6 20-25' from 3B, flipping the ball (not a lob at all), ball reaching F5 almost simultaneous to R2 reaching contact with F6. All at a pretty good...
Forum: Softball Mon Jul 22, 2019, 02:20pm
Replies: 23
Views: 424
Posted By jmkupka
Obstruction

Surprised I haven't seen this happen before...

High level NCAA Umpire evaluation tournament...

Bases loaded, hard grounder to F6 (cheating a little to 3B), charges the ball, turns and flips to...
Forum: Softball Tue Jul 16, 2019, 12:24pm
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By jmkupka
Seems strange the runner would watch the ball...

Seems strange the runner would watch the ball returned to the pitcher, and the defense stay at their positions, and still think there are 3 outs and head to the dugout.

Likely she headed in...
Forum: Softball Wed Jul 10, 2019, 08:24am
Replies: 22
Views: 648
Posted By jmkupka
I went back to my post to see how much it...

I went back to my post to see how much it deviated from topic, and discovered it was easily the dumbest comment/question I've ever posted here...
Forum: Softball Sun Jul 07, 2019, 09:24am
Replies: 22
Views: 648
Posted By jmkupka
For the EXCEPTION section, it should just read...

For the EXCEPTION section, it should just read "any fly ball that can be caught with ordinary effort". If it is interfered with, both interfering runner and batter are called out.
Forum: Softball Tue Jul 02, 2019, 03:37pm
Replies: 22
Views: 648
Posted By jmkupka
OK, since I'm being annoying, how about if the...

OK, since I'm being annoying, how about if the runner, instead of contacting a foul ball that is obviously about to come into fair territory, interferes with a fielder attempting to keep that ball...
Forum: Softball Tue Jul 02, 2019, 03:25pm
Replies: 22
Views: 648
Posted By jmkupka
True. I was citing the NCAA interp, and it is...

True. I was citing the NCAA interp, and it is completely irrelevant to this discussion.
Forum: Softball Mon Jul 01, 2019, 03:16pm
Replies: 22
Views: 648
Posted By jmkupka
The only rule I'm aware of dealing with "a ball...

The only rule I'm aware of dealing with "a ball in foul territory that could possibly become fair" deals with the defense touching the ball with detached equipment.

For instance, a catcher seeing...
Forum: Softball Wed Jun 26, 2019, 02:01pm
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By jmkupka
both the offense and defense never realize the IF...

both the offense and defense never realize the IF rule is in place to protect the offense from a cheap double-play, not to give the defense a free out.
Forum: Softball Tue Jun 25, 2019, 12:27pm
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By jmkupka
Trying to let the whole thing play itself out, if...

Trying to let the whole thing play itself out, if the fielder wasn't attempting to apply a tag, then she should still have had the opportunity to make a throw to the base (where the tag could be...
Forum: Softball Mon Jun 24, 2019, 02:38pm
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By jmkupka
that should not be part of a pregame conference,...

that should not be part of a pregame conference, but if asked to explain your call during a gamel, the verbiage in the book is always your best bet to use:

To prevent a deliberate crash ruling,...
Forum: Softball Mon Jun 24, 2019, 12:21pm
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By jmkupka
exactly... the three go together. that's why I...

exactly... the three go together. that's why I try to make it one long word when describing the rule... runner must slideavoidorsurrender
Forum: Softball Mon Jun 24, 2019, 10:35am
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By jmkupka
Wink and I don't believe there's a stipulation that...

and I don't believe there's a stipulation that these actions have to occur anywhere near a base... only near that fielder holding the ball ;)
Forum: Softball Mon Jun 24, 2019, 08:37am
Replies: 16
Views: 412
Posted By jmkupka
When a defensive player is in possession of the...

When a defensive player is in possession of the ball with the runner approaching, the runner is required to slide, avoid, or surrender.

If the runner is doing one of these, the fielder needs to...
Forum: Softball Fri Jun 21, 2019, 08:18am
Replies: 20
Views: 677
Posted By jmkupka
USA always had it pretty well spelled out...

USA always had it pretty well spelled out (covering all the bases, as it were)...

turns right- committed to 1B
turns left & heads directly to 1B- committed to 1B.
turns left & heads directly to...
Forum: Softball Mon Jun 17, 2019, 03:22pm
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By jmkupka
sorry, just realized you didn't include NCAA in...

sorry, just realized you didn't include NCAA in your list...
Forum: Softball Mon Jun 17, 2019, 03:19pm
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By jmkupka
Overrunning 1B into Right field, turning and...

Overrunning 1B into Right field, turning and heading back to 1B.

NCAA allows the runner to break for 2B any time up until contact with 1B.

All the others, if she's headed back to 1B and breaks...
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