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Old Wed May 02, 2018, 08:10am
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Fast Pitch Pitching

Another variation, still NFHS.

Pitcher take a legal position on the plate with the pivot foot heel-half of her foot on the plate and the toes-half of her foot in the dirt.
As part of her motion, she raises her hands and brings them down into the forward motion.
The pivot heel also raises and comes back down with no movement in any direction and the toes still in the same spot. The pivot foot does not move forward or sideways until dragged by the stride and never leaves the ground.

I ruled it is legal as the pivot foot does not actually move or leave the plate.
There are 2 cases in the book which seem to confirm, 6.1.2 b & c.

Please tell me your agreement; or disagreement/why.
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Old Wed May 02, 2018, 01:16pm
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Legal, provided the hands have separated OR her normal motions as part of the windup have started.

Citation: 6-1-1 (requires the pivot foot to be in contact with the pitching plate until the start of the pitch); 6-1-2(a) (defines the start of the pitch).
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