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benbret Tue May 07, 2019 07:48am

Home Run Dead Ball
 
NFHS softball and NCAA rules. I have always heard that when a person hits a homeroom that her teammates can not high five them etc. (touch them) until they touch home plate. I watch the games on TV and all of the teammates stand back at home plate and do not touch them until they have touched home plate. I read a memo this past weekend that said the ball is dead and there is no plenty if the teammates touch them. Is this correct?

BretMan Tue May 07, 2019 08:53am

There’s a rule like that for NCAA, but they’re the only one. That rule doesn’t apply to other sanctions.

Manny A Tue May 07, 2019 09:35am

There is a specific rule in NCAA play that prohibits players from touching any runners, including the batter-runner, as they run the bases following a home run. There is a separate rule that prohibits players from setting up in fair territory as they wait for the runners to touch home plate on a home run. The first violation is a warning to the team, and a subsequent violation is an out on the player being touched or on the BR if a player is in fair territory.

NFHS has no such rules.

CecilOne Tue May 07, 2019 09:44am

Quote:

Originally Posted by Manny A (Post 1032677)
NFHS has no such rules.

Thankfully! :D :D

Not USA, USSSA, etc. either :D :cool: :D

Manny A Tue May 07, 2019 09:53am

Quote:

Originally Posted by CecilOne (Post 1032678)
Thankfully! :D :D

Not USA, USSSA, etc. either :D :cool: :D

True. I only mentioned NFHS since the original post specifically asked for this. Don't really know why the rules exist in college play. I can only guess that there was an issue in a televised game where the umpire at home couldn't see a runner touch home plate because one or more of her teammates blocked his/her view. The rule on touching a runner is even more of a mystery to me; I just don't see how that could have caused a problem.

CecilOne Tue May 07, 2019 10:42am

Quote:

Originally Posted by Manny A (Post 1032679)
True. I only mentioned NFHS since the original post specifically asked for this. .

I know, not trying to correct you, just emphasizing only NCAA is that paranoid. :rolleyes:

Tru_in_Blu Tue May 07, 2019 11:12am

Can the player that hit the home run high-5 the base coaches?

Manny A Tue May 07, 2019 12:17pm

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Originally Posted by Tru_in_Blu (Post 1032683)
Can the player that hit the home run high-5 the base coaches?

In college play, yes. The prohibition applies to offensive team personnel except base coaches or other base runners.


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