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Can a pitcher use the modified stance under NFHS rules?

In high school, there are only two legal pitching positions: the wind-up position and the set position. Any pitch using a modified stance would be illegal and result in either an illegal pitch or a balk.


Is wearing jewelry permitted under NFHS rules?

Jewelry is not permissible to be worn except for religious or medical reasons. A player wearing such jewelry must have it tucked inside of their jersey and it can not be showing. If the jewelry is illegal, the player and coach will be given a verbal warning and the next player to commit the offense…

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1.01 Objectives of the Game

Baseball is a game between two teams of nine players each, under direction of a manager, played on an enclosed field in accordance with these rules, under jurisdiction of one or more umpires.

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Rules 5.11, 5.10(b): If a game pitcher is switched from the mound to a defensive position, this move shall terminate the designated hitter’s role for the remainder of the game. The pitcher just removed from the mound may bat in the designated hitter’s spot in the batting order; or, if more than one defensive change…


Rule 6.00 – World Series

6.01 World Series play shall be under the jurisdiction of the USSSA Baseball National Committee. The Association’s Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations shall appoint a duly qualified person to serve as Tournament Director. 6.02 The Tournament Director shall have the authority to amend these National By-laws & Rules to accommodate the needs of the…


NCAA 8-5 When Runners Are Out

When Runners Are Out SECTION 5. A runner is out when: a. In running to any base, while trying to avoid being tagged out, the runner runs more than three feet left or right from a direct line between the base and the runner’s location at the time a play is being made; Exception—It is…


NCAA 8-7 Collision Rule

Collision Rule SECTION 7.      The rules committee is concerned about unnecessary and violent collisions with the catcher at home plate, and with infielders at all bases. The intent of this rule is to encourage base runners and defensive players to avoid such collisions whenever possible. a. When there is a collision between a…


5.10 Substitutions and Pitching Changes (Including Visits to the Mound)

(a) A player, or players, may be substituted during a game at any time the ball is dead. A substitute player shall bat in the replaced player’s position in the team’s batting order. (b) The manager shall immediately notify the umpire-in-chief of any substitution and shall state to the umpire-in-chief the substitute’s place in the…


7.03 Forfeited Games

(a) A game may be forfeited to the opposing team when a team: (1) Fails to appear upon the field, or being upon the field, refuses to start play within five minutes after the umpire -in-chief has called “Play” at the appointed hour for beginning the game, unless such delayed appearance is, in the umpire-in-chief’s…

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