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R1 on first base, B1 hits a pop fly to shallow RF that should a routine fly ball for 2b but they drop the ball but was able to throw out R1 with a force out at 2nd
FC or error
An error has to result in an advantage/potential advantage gained by the offense.And I’d say , unless otherwise mentioned, since it doesn’t mention location of the pitch it’s a strike for having 2 feet out of the box.For the record, it was Tenduramax2 who posted about “dead ball/ball 4.”Call the pitch a ball or a strike. Runner scores unless it’s strike 3 with 2 outs. NFHS rules.
If the umpire calls catcher’s interference on a swing that results in a foul ball, can the offensive manager choose to accept the foul ball instead of the batter being put on first base? In other words, does a foul ball — or swing and a miss — meet the criteria for a “play” that can be accepted by the offensive manager instead of the CI award of the batter advancing to 1B.
The offensive coach can decline the award.
The direct answer to your specific question is that the pitcher is ejected for unsportsman’s like conduct which supersedes everything else.
I just wanted to add these two scenarios I’ve seen and now I handled each.
1. The batter is not granted time, steps out of the box and is unintentionally hit by the pitch:
Dead ball ball unless it’s ball 4 in which case he takes his base & no runners may advance unless forced.
2. The batter steps out without time causing the pitcher to balk either intentionally or unintentionally:
Dead ball, nullify the balk caused by the batter and simply do over. No runners may advance.
I don’t think the pitcher would throw at the batter intentionally in the situation.
In scenario two if both feet are out of the box it’s a strike.The questions would only arise if the ball was not caught. If the defense does not retire the batter at first base he will be safe (and I will have to eat it with the defensive coach).