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NFHS 1-3-1

NFHS 1-3-1/OBR 4.01e

Legal baseballs have the NFHS “authenticating mark.” If such baseballs are not available, the umpire should go ahead with the game with whatever baseballs are acceptable to both teams. The umpires should report the situation to the state association. The home team is to provide three baseballs to the plate umpire to start the game and must have at least two baseballs available after that.

[OBR: one dozen regulation baseballs must be available.]