Retreat to Home

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    Chris Thrasher
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    1110
    A question on an umpire exam for High School. If the batter/runner (B/R) bunts the ball to the 1st Baseman(1SB) and the 1st Baseman runs to tag the B/R, but the Runner on 2nd base takes off for 3rd base so 1SB turns to throw to third, where the runner is called safe. The B/R retreated towards home plate, without stepping on it, and then ran to 1st Base and was safe, as well.

    Is the Batter/Runner out for moving back towards home to avoid the tag?

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