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Old Fri Jun 27, 2003, 12:16pm
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The batter hits the ball after the ball hits off the ground before crossing the plate. Is this legal?
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Old Fri Jun 27, 2003, 12:22pm
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Stupid, but legal, as far as I know. Anyone have a citation on this?
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Old Fri Jun 27, 2003, 12:36pm
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In fast pitch it is legal. The batter can swat at a slow roller if s/he wants. ASA 7-5A

It is not legal in slow pitch. ASA 7-4B & 7-5B
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Old Fri Jun 27, 2003, 12:38pm
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Thanks. Since I only do FP that's why I said legal.

Do you know the FED citation as well?
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Old Fri Jun 27, 2003, 12:39pm
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if she hit a legally pitched ball

and

if she didn't violate a batter's box rule


then why wouldn't it be legal ?

you'd call it a hit if it were 3 feet over her head and she swung and hit the ball, right ? before the plate or otherwise


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Old Fri Jun 27, 2003, 12:39pm
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In ASA read 7:4:B and C. Also read 7:5:A and B. In fast pitch, yes, they may swing and hit the ball that touches the ground first. In slow pitch...no.
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Old Fri Jun 27, 2003, 12:40pm
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Not legal in slow pitch, where ball is dead as soon as pitch hits the ground.

Legal in fast and modified.
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Old Fri Jun 27, 2003, 12:40pm
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Dang Tom! Either you are a faster typist than I am, or else your computer is faster!
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Old Fri Jun 27, 2003, 12:49pm
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Dang Tom! Either you are a faster typist than I am, or else your computer is faster!
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Old Fri Jun 27, 2003, 04:48pm
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Scott,

I have found that you have to get up early or just
stay up glued to your computer to beat Tom to the
questions. Then after he has answered, you don't
really want to, cause he always get them right.

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Old Fri Jun 27, 2003, 04:56pm
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Thanks. Since I only do FP that's why I said legal.

Do you know the FED citation as well?
Rule 7 Sec 2 Art 2 for NFHS [FED].

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Old Fri Jun 27, 2003, 10:48pm
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Glen:

The problem was, when I started typing, there was no answer to the question. By the time that I finished, not only was his answer posted, there was those other two posts as well. All in a matter of minutes....sigh....
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Old Sat Jun 28, 2003, 02:25pm
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In all the slo-pitch leagues I worked, swinging at a pitch that already hit the ground was an automatic out. Contact with the ball was not necessary, just the swing.

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Old Sun Jun 29, 2003, 09:29pm
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In all the slo-pitch leagues I worked, swinging at a pitch that already hit the ground was an automatic out. Contact with the ball was not necessary, just the swing.

Bob

I like outs as much as the next umpire, but calling someone out for attempting to strike a dead ball is absurd.

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