Batter’s Box Category Archive

Official Rules of NCAA-Level Baseball

NCAA 9-2c

A clock is used to enforce the requirement the pitcher to deliver within 20 seconds in conjunction with Rule 7-1c, the batter’s box rule and to time the interval between innings. [OBR: A play clock is used only in the Minor Leagues.]

Official Rules of NCAA-Level Baseball

NCAA 7-1c

The batter must keep one foot in the batter’s box except for certain situations. PENALTY: If a batter intentionally leaves the batter’s box and delays play, the plate umpire shall award a strike without a pitch. [OBR 5.04b4a: Same except the penalty is a warning for the first violation. For any subsequent violaion by a […]

Insider Report

When Must the Batter Leave the Batter’s box?

Once a batter puts a pitch in play, he is no longer considered a batter; he is a runner. He has no right to linger around the batter’s box. But what about his rights to stay in the box on a wild pitch or passed ball? What if he misses the pitch on a suicide […]