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1st baseman catch in runners lane

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14u AA game Texas 

routine pop fly down the first base line.  1st baseman is under it and awaiting the ball to come down.  Does not move in any direction.  Runner intentionally runs over first baseman and interfering with the catch.  Umpire calls batter safe.  
 

batter should have been called out for interference and ejected. (No contact league) 
 

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Batter-runner (any any other runner for that matter) must avoid a defensive player attempting to field a batted ball. Fielder being in the line between the bases doesn't change that. If that contact was malicious then yes, batter runner may be ejected.

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3 hours ago, Guest Greg s said:

14u AA game Texas 

routine pop fly down the first base line.  1st baseman is under it and awaiting the ball to come down.  Does not move in any direction.  Runner intentionally runs over first baseman and interfering with the catch.  Umpire calls batter safe.  
 

batter should have been called out for interference and ejected. (No contact league) 
 

Is there a question?

 

(I don't mean that to be as snarky as it might sound.  I'm just trying to be sure "we" address whatever it is that you are asking.)

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Guest LouB

So, what happened after the offensive manager Protested the call?

As others have said, the runner must avoid the fielder making the play on a batted ball.  Runner is out and depending on the contact, could be ejected.

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5 hours ago, Guest LouB said:

So, what happened after the offensive manager Protested the call?

As others have said, the runner must avoid the fielder making the play on a batted ball.  Runner is out and depending on the contact, could be ejected.

I think in the OP that the defense would protest. Correct call should be (at least) batter/runner out for interference.

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18 hours ago, Guest Greg s said:

14u AA game Texas 

routine pop fly down the first base line.  1st baseman is under it and awaiting the ball to come down.  Does not move in any direction.  Runner intentionally runs over first baseman and interfering with the catch.  Umpire calls batter safe.  
 

batter should have been called out for interference and ejected. (No contact league) 
 


Agreed.  
 

The “runner’s lane” is not the runner’s lane all else be damned.  It is an area that affords the runner some protection from a potential interference call at first base.

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11 hours ago, The Man in Blue said:


Agreed.  
 

The “runner’s lane” is not the runner’s lane all else be damned.  It is an area that affords the runner some protection from a potential interference call at first base.

To clarify for the newbies and those who may not know - On a THROWN ball, not a batted ball.

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1 hour ago, beerguy55 said:

To clarify for the newbies and those who may not know - On a THROWN ball, not a batted ball.

 

 

But but I heard it here its not about the throw its about the catch.

 

:sarcasm:

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6 hours ago, ArchAngel72 said:

 

 

But but I heard it here its not about the throw its about the catch.

 

:sarcasm:


If he catches it, there is no interference ... :fuel:

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