I thought I had a good handle on this type play, now I'm wondering....
With R2 on second moving on the pitch, B1 hits a grounder in the hole at short. F5 comes over to field the ball, but it passes through his legs. As F6 is about to make the play, R2 inadvertently brushes into him.When the play ends, R2 is on third and B1 is on first.
a. the play stands
b. B1 is out
c. R2 is out
d. R2 must return to secon
answer C. regardless of the ball passing F5, even if he deflected it as long as F6 has a play on the ball, R2 must avoid him. Interference is the call....all codes. (Different story if the ball hits the runner )
R3, less than two outs.
Ground ball to F4, but the batter's follow through hits the catcher. We have a 4-3 put out at first and run comes in to score.
A) call batter out for interference, return R3
B) this is nothing - play stands
C) call interference, return batter to plate and return R3
D) let the defense choose from B or C above?
E) something else?
Runner on third, 1 out. Ball is popped up to shallow right field. Runner does not wait for the catch and just runs home. Right fielder does not make the catch but when the runner realizes they should have waited to possibly tag up they have already touched the plate. They turn around and start running back to third thinking the RF made the catch. The RF sees the runner going back to third and throws the ball, overthrowing third. Batter eventually gets to third on the overthrow. There is an exception to the Interference rule that says just continuing to run the bases for a retired runner does not constitute interference. However, was this continuing to run? There is no call for a score so I don't think you can blame the RF for attempting the play unlike when a runner is called out. Interference or no?