The Official Forum  

Go Back   The Official Forum > Softball

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old Wed Apr 16, 2008, 11:24am
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 768
2 quick questions, fp softball!

I have been out for a couple years due to having a new baby in the house and needed a refresher on a rule or 2.

1. Flex rule...i know she goes in the 10th spot on the line up card and can come in to bat for the dp, when this happens you have 9 players now. When the original batter wants to come back in and hit, the flex goes back to her 10th spot. Now the question, can this happen more than once??? i thought someone said it can happen 2 times....but on the second time the flex comes on to bat for the dp, the dp player was done and she had to be replaced if switched again.

2. catcher interference... bat hitting glove on swing, foul ball or little dribbler in play! Would it matter, wouldn't both plays get 1st base?? situation, runners on 2nd and 3rd, batter swings contacts catchers glove then:
A) foul ball, batter awarded 1st base and base runners stay on 2nd and 3rd.
B)little dribbler to pitcher, runners advanced to 3rd and home on the play, runner threw out at 1st...????????? do you award batter 1st and send runners back or award 1st and let runners get 3rd and home....i'm thinking they go back and that is what i did the other night, just wanted to be sure....
__________________
DETERMINATION ALL BUT ERASES THE THIN LINE BETWEEN THE IMPOSSIBLE AND THE POSSIBLE!
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old Wed Apr 16, 2008, 11:39am
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Twin Cities MN
Posts: 8,154
Quote:
Originally Posted by jritchie
..but on the second time the flex comes on to bat for the dp, the dp player was done and she had to be replaced if switched again.
This is correct.

Quote:
Originally Posted by jritchie
2. catcher interference... bat hitting glove on swing, foul ball or little dribbler in play! Would it matter, wouldn't both plays get 1st base?? situation, runners on 2nd and 3rd, batter swings contacts catchers glove then:
A) foul ball, batter awarded 1st base and base runners stay on 2nd and 3rd.
B)little dribbler to pitcher, runners advanced to 3rd and home on the play, runner threw out at 1st...????????? do you award batter 1st and send runners back or award 1st and let runners get 3rd and home....i'm thinking they go back and that is what i did the other night, just wanted to be sure....
It is catcher obstruction, BTW.

Anyway, if the BR does not reach 1B safely AND all other runner advance at least one base safely, then the OC gets the choice of the play or the enforcement of obstruction. The enforcement, of that is what he chooses, would be BR on 1B and other runners only advance if forced. In your second example, the OC would have to decide which is more important - scoring the run, or BR not out on 1B.
__________________
Tom

Last edited by Dakota; Wed Apr 16, 2008 at 12:01pm.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old Wed Apr 16, 2008, 11:52am
Official Forum Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 768
Thanks
__________________
DETERMINATION ALL BUT ERASES THE THIN LINE BETWEEN THE IMPOSSIBLE AND THE POSSIBLE!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
two quick questions fonzzy07 Baseball 6 Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:17pm
Two quick questions bigda65 Basketball 14 Mon Mar 05, 2007 03:28pm
Couple of FastPitch softball questions if I may MarkPSkins Softball 21 Thu Mar 24, 2005 04:50pm
Softball games are not quick . . . . . WestMichBlue Softball 0 Sat Aug 21, 2004 04:50pm
10 Questions.....quick poll Larks Basketball 19 Thu Jul 17, 2003 01:42pm


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:37am.



Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.0 RC1