Two runners occupying the same base

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    MacWelsh
    Participant
    1000
    When two baserunners are forced to the same base, which runner has priority to the base?

    What should a defense do in this scenario?

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      Chris Welsh
      Keymaster
      1416
      The go to answer is to tag both the runners and let the umpire sort it out. But if the defense knows which runner will be called out, he should tag the other runner and say, ”

      You’re out.” Maybe he will move off the base and you’ll get a double play.

        Brady Hood
        Participant
        1000
        The umpires should immediately call the trail runner out when that runner is tagged.  Shouldn’t be any amount of sorting out needed, unless the coaches want to complain about it.
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