NCAA 6-4 Immediate Dead Ball—Runners Advance

NCAA 6-4 Immediate Dead Ball—Runners Advance

Immediate Dead Ball—Runners Advance

SECTION 4. The ball becomes dead and base runners advance one base without liability to be put out when:

a. A spectator or any other individual intentionally interferes with any thrown or batted ball.

PENALTY—The ball is dead at the moment of interference and the umpire shall impose such penalties as to nullify the act of interference;

b. Any legal pitch hits a runner trying to score; Exception—Any legal pitch hits a runner trying to score—immediate dead ball, base runners advance if they were stealing with the pitch. If not stealing, all base runners remain at the base they occupied at the time of the pitch.

c. A pitched ball touches a batter or a batter’s clothing while in the legal batting position. Runners, if forced, advance (see 8-2-d); or

d. A pitched ball lodges in the umpire’s or catcher’s equipment other than the catcher’s glove and remains out of play, or goes over, through or wedges in the field fence or padding (see 8-3-k).

e. When a fielder, after catching a fly ball, steps or falls into any out-of-play area. All other runners shall advance one base from his last legally touched base at the time the fielder entered such out-of-play area

October 23, 2019
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