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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…


8.04 Reporting

(a) The umpire shall report to the League President within twelve hours after the end of a game all violations of rules and other incidents worthy of comment, including the disqualification of any trainer, manager, coach or player, and the reasons therefor. (b) When any trainer, manager, coach or player is disqualified for a flagrant…


General Instructions to Umpires

Umpires, on the field, should not indulge in conversation with players. Keep out of the coaching box and do not talk to the coach on duty. Keep your uniform in good condition. Be active and alert on the field. Be courteous, always, to Club officials; avoid visiting in Club offices and thoughtless familiarity with officers…


NCAA 10-4 Base Hit

Base Hit SECTION 4. A base hit is credited when a batter advances to first base safely: a. Because of his fair hit (rather than because of a fielder’s error as in 10-16); Exception—It is not a base hit if any runner is out on a force play caused by the batter advancing toward first…


NCAA 10-6 Extra-Base Hit

Extra-Base Hit SECTION 6.     a. A base hit for extra bases is credited to the batter when it is the sole reason for his safe arrival at a base beyond first. Any fairly batted ball that clears in flight an outfield fence in fair territory, even though it may be deflected by a fielder,…


NCAA 10-16 Error

Error SECTION 16.     a. An error is charged against any fielder (pitchers included) for each misplay that prolongs the time at bat of the batter or the time as a base runner or permits a runner to advance one or more bases. Note 1: Slow handling of the ball that does not involve mechanical…


NCAA Appendix E Getting The Call Right

Getting The Call Right The first requisite of an umpire is to ultimately get all decisions correct. Umpire pride is important, but never as important as getting the play right. It is the philosophy of the NCAA that umpires always seek to get the call right. This may involve the reversal of a previously rendered…

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