Yup, and this can only occur if there are runners on base. If it happens with no one on, it is just ignored.
- February 19, 2020 at 6:01 pm
High school rules are a different thing, though. I’ve seen a high school ump call the runner out, can this be a good call? I thought you only send him back to the previous base.
- March 22, 2020 at 4:55 pm
Ben LevinParticipant1000Under no circumstance can a runner advance if the batter commits backswing interference.
- April 5, 2020 at 3:35 pm
But there is a VERY MAJOR rule difference between High School/NFHS rule code and the OBR and NCAA rule.
In OBR and NCAA, the runners are simply returned to their bases – no one is called out.
In High School baseball, THE BATTER IS OUT if he commits backswing interference (the NFHS rule book calls it “follow-through interference”). This is in addition to the penalty that all runners return. If the follow-through interference occurs on a third strike, the batter is already out, so the runner on which the play was being attempted would also be ruled out.
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