Just wondering if anyone can confirm a ruling on this situation:
R3, R1 and two outs. B3 hits grounder up the middle. F6 gloves the ball and attempts to tag the sliding R1 instead of tagging the base. The tag is missed as R1 slides past the base without touching it. As R1 scrambles back to 2nd base, F6 tags him. However R3 scores before the tag was applied to R1 for the 3rd out. Curious on the ruling.
My ruling is he passed the base and is “assumed” to have touched it and is called out on the tag and the run counts. Defense would need to appeal the missed base and at that poin