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Top 3rd no outs runners on second and third. Batter hits a grounder that the 2nd baseman misses. runner from third is safely home and the runner from second hesitates and comes home. The catcher is standing on home plate when the throw comes in high over the catcher's mitt. The runner comes in standing up and contacts the catcher. I didn't think it was malicious, just contact. I call it nothing and the catcher falls to the ground having been in the air trying to catch the ball when the contact was made. The catcher gets up and begins trying to tackle the offensive player (which I have to admit I chuckle at now because the catcher was maybe 5'0" on a good day and the runner was in the 5'8"-5'10" range and twice his size). The catcher ends up wrapped around the offensive players ankles trying to bring him down and it was on. The taller kid ends up on top of the smaller kid pushing his face into the ground. At that point the coach for the offensive team finally arrived from the dugout and pulled them apart at which point I ejected both players.
I had a fight in a rec Cal Ripken game last night. I ejected both participants in the fight and one of the coaches asked for a rule cite as to why I ejected both players. I know in FED you eject both participants and anyone who leaves their position/dugout except for a coach trying to break it up. I'm not sure what the exact ruling is as far as participants go in Cal Ripken. Also, is it an out for the rest of the game when that player's spot comes up in the lineup regardless of whether or not the team has 9 or more players?