NCAA 10-11 Stolen Base
SECTION 11. a. A stolen base shall be credited to the base runner whenever he advances a base unaided (such as by a base hit, fielder’s choice, putout, error, balk, base on balls, wild pitch or passed ball). A stolen base shall be credited when a runner starts for the next base before the pitcher delivers the ball and the pitch results in what would otherwise be scored a passed ball or a wild pitch.
1) Where any runner is thrown out on an attempted double or triple steal, no runner shall be credited with a stolen base.
Note: On a double-steal attempt with runners on first and third bases, if there is a legitimate attempt by the fielder to retire the runner at second base and the runner is safe, that runner shall be credited with a stolen base even if the runner from third is thrown out at home on a continuous play.
2) If a base runner is tagged out while oversliding a base, he shall not be credited with a stolen base.
3) No stolen base shall be credited to a runner whose advance is the result of the opposing team’s indifference.
4) When a fielder catches a throw in time to tag a runner who is attempting to steal, but fails to hold the ball or fails to tag the runner, the fielder is charged with an error and the runner is charged as caught stealing. An assist should be credited to the fielder who made the throw.
b. Caught stealing shall be charged to the base runner whenever he is put out in the following situations:
1) When he attempts to steal;
2) When he is picked off a base and tries to advance; or
3) When he overslides while stealing.
Note: Do not charge caught stealing unless the runner has an opportunity to be credited with a stolen base when the play starts.