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Old Thu Jun 13, 2013, 08:29am
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NSA Dropped Third Strike

I have never umpired using NSA rules before and cannot seem to find specific information about when a batter is out after a dropped third strike when she does not immediately attempt to run to first base...as soon as she enters DBT, or at some other point?

I know what the answer would be in ASA or NFHS, but have been told it is different in NSA.
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Old Thu Jun 13, 2013, 09:28am
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Look in the rule for "batter-runner is out" or "runner is out" for their rule on abandonment. This is not a special thing that applies only to D3K. The ruling would be the same regardless of why the batter became a BR with a live ball.
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Old Thu Jun 13, 2013, 10:49am
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Poorly written, the rule actually fails to cover the D3K rule. Instead of including every instance of batter becoming a batter-runner, some genius wrote:

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Originally Posted by NSA Rulebook, 8-7(d)
d) When after a fair ball is hit or a base on balls is awarded, he/she fails to advance to 1st base and enters his/her team area.
EFFECT: Rule 8, Sec. 7 (a-d). The ball is in play and the batter- runner is out.
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Old Thu Jun 13, 2013, 10:55am
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Poorly written, the rule actually fails to cover the D3K rule. Instead of including every instance of batter becoming a batter-runner, some genius wrote:
The first thing I noted, when I first read an NSA book, was how poorly written it was.

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Old Thu Jun 13, 2013, 10:55am
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The only rule set that I'm aware of that has a different criterion on when the batter fails to run out an uncaught third strike is straight OBR (pro baseball). There, the batter is called out when he clearly shows no effort to run to first and leaves the dirt circle around home plate before being tagged.

Otherwise, all of the other rule sets I'm familiar with makes DBT the point of no return.
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Old Thu Jun 13, 2013, 11:08am
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The only rule set that I'm aware of that has a different criterion on when the batter fails to run out an uncaught third strike is straight OBR (pro baseball). There, the batter is called out when he clearly shows no effort to run to first and leaves the dirt circle around home plate before being tagged.

Otherwise, all of the other rule sets I'm familiar with makes DBT the point of no return.
I guess that makes it unanimous for softball forum rules.
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