NCAA 3-7 Umpire-in-Chief

NCAA 3-7 Umpire-in-Chief


SECTION 7. The umpire-in-chief has sole authority to forfeit a game, and has jurisdiction over any rules matters not assigned to the field umpire in 3-8. The umpire-in-chief’s duties include those covered in 3-6 and also the following:

a. Call or indicate “Play” to start the game, “Time” when the ball becomes dead and “Play” when play is resumed;

b. Call and count all balls and strikes (see 3-6-f) and give a clear visual and verbal indication of all strikes;

c. Make all decisions on the batter;

d. Determine fair and foul balls;

e. Announce each substitution or have this announced through the public address system; f. Have the lights turned on when necessary for safety reasons. Whenever possible, this should be done at the beginning of an inning;

g. Call the game when conditions become unfit for play and when the last out is made;

h. Eject a player, coach or team member;

i. Clear the bench. “Clear the bench” means the affected participants must leave the dugout area; however, these participants remain eligible to participate in the contest.

j. Penalize for rule infractions; and

k. Forfeit the game for prescribed infractions by spectators, players, coaches or other persons subject to these rules (see 5-12).

October 14, 2019
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