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MT73 last won the day on May 13 2017

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  1. MT73

    Corrected mound

    Thank you. Not to mention a safety issue.
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    Corrected mound

    Bottom first. Coach discovers that the mound is 46 feet as opposed to 51. (12U) I inform the coach to fix the mound ASAP. He says we should wait until after the inning. I tell him it by rule it should be fixed right now. He refuses because it would not be “fair.” I let it go because I am not sure. In USA softball the rule is very clear— fix the mound as soon as the error is discovered. Is the same true in baseball?
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    20 points!!! For some reason my spellcheck stinks. Thanks for the information.
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    softball pitching

    As is slapping the glove against her thigh.
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    Infield fly rule

    This is a pretty standard test question: Bases loaded--no outs. Batter hits a pop up that umpires call an infield fly. Ball drops to ground, uncaught and all runner take off. Defense throws home, to third and then to 2B and and the bases are all stepped on before the runners arrived. ( Yes, I know, This team has extremely slow runners.) How many outs do we have?? The answer is one. Once the IFF rule is called the batter is out and the force is removed. If the ball is uncaught any and all runners must be tagged for an out.
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    RI on an attempted DP

    Sounds like a bad throw to me. Did the runner intentionally interfere? Was he doing anything other than running to 1B in the runners lane? Play on.
  7. MT73

    Gear for slowpitch?

    Just a mask and a cup.
  8. MT73

    Play at plate UNC-Davidson

    Yes. And in OBR the same now applies if the B/R beats the throw to first base but misses the bag.
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    A batter can never be called out for being struck with a deflected batted ball ( unless intentional) but he can be called for interference if he interferes with a fielder attempting to field a deflected batted ball.
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    Yes-- your first answer applies.
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    Half Swing Appeal Rules

    A checked swing appeal has nothing to do with a violation of the rules therefore, by definition, it is not an appeal. Perhaps one day it will be termed what it is-- a request.
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    Right handed pitcher in the set. In one motion he steps backwards off the rubber and, in the same motion--and without any foot motion towards 1B-- he throws to first base for a pickoff.
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    I have seen this in the younger divisions. They step back and throw to first---not hard to do in a 50/70 game. Is it legal?
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    I guess I was not clear in my OP. There was never a windup and that has no bearing on my question. F1 is in the set position. Rather than stepping off and then throwing to 1B he steps off the rubber and throws simotaniously. Does this simotanious step now make F1 a fielder who no longer has to gain distance and direction in his move to 1rst or 3rd (OBR)
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    Pitcher in set position and in one motion steps back from the rubber and throws to first. Did not step to first. Does the step off relieve him of the need to gain distance and direction? Balk?