Runners

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Rule of the Week: Runner’s Lane

Topics: Batter, Blog, NCAA, NFHS, Runners

  Runner’s Lane The purpose of the three-foot wide lane (aka 45’ lane) along the last half of the distance between home and first base in foul territory is widely misunderstood. It only applies when the ball is being thrown to first base from the area of the plate (roughly from behind the runner), and…

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Rule of the Week: Batter Abandonment – When A Batter Is Called Out For Desertion

Topics: Blog, Runners, Runners Passing Runners

Your favorite player swings and misses. “Strike three,” signals the umpire. While the disgusted batter drops his head and walks dejectedly back towards his dugout, a fan yells, “Run! He dropped the ball!” The batter now takes off in a half sprint to first base. Too late, the home plate umpire has already signaled out….

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Rule of the Week – Catcher Interference Won’t Always Stop the Show

Topics: Batter, Blog, Catcher Interference, Runners, Umpire

How should an umpire respond to catcher interference? Watch the video!   This week we’re discussing catcher interference. Catcher interference is when a batter swings and touches the catcher’s glove. The umpire points and calls out, “that’s catcher interference” – but the ball remains alive and the play develops! If the batter gets a base…

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Time Plays 2016 – Summary

Topics: Coach, Runners, Time Play

There are several factors that interfere with the successful execution of a “Time Play.”

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