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Old Mon Aug 08, 2011, 09:33am
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Fair or foul?

The ball is popped up and hits the ground past the circle but in front of the base line between 1st and 2nd. It then spins and crosses the foul line between home and 1st. Fair or foul?

Is this different for different codes?
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Old Mon Aug 08, 2011, 09:39am
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Used to be different for NFHS, but I believe all codes now have this as a foul ball.
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Old Mon Aug 08, 2011, 10:20am
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ASA says foul.
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Old Mon Aug 08, 2011, 11:03am
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Thanks Mark. I remember this interpretation for some code several years ago. This happened in my tournament this past weekend and we just called it foul but I went Humm......
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Used to be different for NFHS.
How was that justified and how long ago do you mean?
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How was that justified and how long ago do you mean?
NFHS used to (changed about 4 or 5 years ago, I think ) have the diagonal from 1B to 3B be the determining line for a fair ball instead of the base lines from 1B to 2B to 3B. If I remember correctly, the rule was similar to the NFHS rule in baseball.

So, in Rachel's OP, the old NFHS rule would have been fair ball. Now, it is a foul ball as it is in most if not all other codes.
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