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NFHS 8-4-1i

NFHS 8-4-1i/OBR 5.05a2-Comment

If a high school batter becomes a runner on an uncaught strike three, he is free to try for first base until he has reached his bench or dugout. If the pitch happened with two outs, he is free to begin his attempt for first base at any point before all the infielders have left fair territory.

[OBR: the batter-runner is out if he leaves the dirt circle around home plate and is not trying to reach first, or if he loiters in the plate area, failing to show an attempt to advance.]