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Old Fri Feb 01, 2013, 01:21pm
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NFHS Rule Change

Per 2013 Rulebook:

If you look at rule 7-3-2, it says that “A batter shall not permit a pitched ball to touch her.” I think the rule change for 8-1-2b would allow the batter to just stand still and get hit by a pitch entirely within the batter’s box. That would contradict 7-3-2, wouldn’t it?

I know that purposely moving in order to get hit will not get the batter to first base, but isn’t the rule now like the NCAA rule where the batter can just stand there and ‘take it’?
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Old Fri Feb 01, 2013, 02:53pm
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Yes, the rule change for this year is that a batter does not have to attempt to avoid getting hit by a pitch that is in the box. NFHS probably should have tweaked 7-3-2 when they changed 8-1-2b. It would have been better is 7-3-2 said something like, "A batter shall not purposely move towards a pitched ball to let it touch her."
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