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NFHS 7-3-7, 7-3-5c, 5-1-1n, 7-3-5f

NFHS 7-3-7, 7-3-5c, 5-1-1n, 7-3-5f/OBR 6.03a3-4 Comment

Any time that a batter’s backswing (follow through) contacts the catcher while he is making a play, it is interference. The batter is out and the runners return to their time-of-pitch bases. If the backswing hits the catcher but he is not making a play, the ball is dead and the runners return to or stay on their time-of-pitch bases.

[OBR: “weak” interference; if play is made successfully it stands. If not, ball dead, runners return or stay.]