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Austin Jackson’s Amazing Catch and the Catch Rule

Indians’ center fielder Austin Jackson arguably made one of the greatest catches in baseball history, when the Red Sox hosted the Indians on Aug. 1.  I’m sure you have seen this spectacular catch by now. The play occurred in the fifth inning, when Hanley Ramirez drilled a pitch from Indians’ reliever Dan Otero to deep center, where […]

Official Rules of NFHS-Level Baseball

NFHS 7-3-7, 7-3-5c, 5-1-1n, 7-3-5f

NFHS 7-3-7, 7-3-5c, 5-1-1n, 7-3-5f/OBR 6.03a3-4 Comment Any time that a batter’s backswing (follow through) contacts the catcher while he is making a play, it is interference. The batter is out and the runners return to their time-of-pitch bases. If the backswing hits the catcher but he is not making a play, the ball is […]

Official Rules of NFHS-Level Baseball

NFHS 5-1-1f

NFHS 5-1-1f5/OBR 5.12 (MLB Umpire Manual) If a batted ball becomes stuck in a fielder’s glove and the fielder is unable to get it out, the ball is dead and the batter and/or all runners get two bases. [An MLB interpretation says the ball remains in play and the fielders can throw the glove/ball combination […]

Official Rules of NFHS-Level Baseball

NFHS 5-1-1k, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3

NFHS 5-1-1k, 6-1, 6-2, 6-3/OBR 5.06b3A, 6.02a A balk or illegal pitch results in an immediate dead ball in high school baseball. If there is a balk but the pitcher delivers the ball and the batter hits or runners advance, the resulting action is meaningless because the ball is dead. If there is a balk […]