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Old Thu Mar 20, 2008, 08:46am
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R1 slides through B2’s legs – Interference?

NFHS – very low-level girl’s Varsity

R1 on 3B. Ball pitched to the backstop. R1 goes half way, stops. F2 throws ball to F1. R1 runs towards home. No problems with LBR, but B2 is standing in the box waiting for her next pitch and F2 is crouched in her position, when R1 slides between the legs of B2 to reach home. As this happens, F1, who hasn’t yet taken her position on the rubber, throws to F2 to try to retire R1. F2 just stands up to catch the ball and then watches R1 slide into home through the legs of B2. No contact anywhere. No attempt by the catcher to make a play.

PU did not call interference. Talking with him after the game he said he couldn’t call interference because “neither the batter nor the catcher were aware of the play.” I know most interference is a HTBT sit, but do you agree with a no interference call?
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Old Thu Mar 20, 2008, 09:01am
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NFHS – very low-level girl’s Varsity

R1 on 3B. Ball pitched to the backstop. R1 goes half way, stops. F2 throws ball to F1. R1 runs towards home. No problems with LBR, but B2 is standing in the box waiting for her next pitch and F2 is crouched in her position, when R1 slides between the legs of B2 to reach home. As this happens, F1, who hasn’t yet taken her position on the rubber, throws to F2 to try to retire R1. F2 just stands up to catch the ball and then watches R1 slide into home through the legs of B2. No contact anywhere. No attempt by the catcher to make a play.

PU did not call interference. Talking with him after the game he said he couldn’t call interference because “neither the batter nor the catcher were aware of the play.” I know most interference is a HTBT sit, but do you agree with a no interference call?
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Old Thu Mar 20, 2008, 09:02am
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NFHS – very low-level girl’s Varsity

R1 on 3B. Ball pitched to the backstop. R1 goes half way, stops. F2 throws ball to F1. R1 runs towards home. No problems with LBR, but B2 is standing in the box waiting for her next pitch and F2 is crouched in her position, when R1 slides between the legs of B2 to reach home. As this happens, F1, who hasn’t yet taken her position on the rubber, throws to F2 to try to retire R1. F2 just stands up to catch the ball and then watches R1 slide into home through the legs of B2. No contact anywhere. No attempt by the catcher to make a play.

PU did not call interference. Talking with him after the game he said he couldn’t call interference because “neither the batter nor the catcher were aware of the play.” I know most interference is a HTBT sit, but do you agree with a no interference call?
If the catcher could have a play and didn't because of the batter, possibly INT. The sequence of the OP is hard to follow, says the catcher is crouched when the runner reaches home; but also that she stands up and then watches the slide.
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If there was no play, there was no interference. I agree the OP is not clear as to the sequence, but it does seem that the position of the batter did not prevent a play; the play was prevented by the defense being asleep. They don't get bailed out because the batter was also asleep. IOW, based on what is stated, I agree with the no-call.
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