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8.01 Umpire Qualifications and Authority

(a) The League President shall appoint one or more umpires to officiate at each league championship game. The umpires shall be responsible for the conduct of the game in accordance with these official rules and for maintaining discipline and order on the playing field during the game. (b) Each umpire is the representative of the…


7.04 Protesting Games

Each league shall adopt rules governing procedure for protesting a game, when a manager claims that an umpire’s decision is in violation of these rules. No protest shall ever be permitted on judgment decisions by the umpire. In all protested games, the decision of the League President shall be final. Even if it is held…


7.01 Regulation Games

(a) A regulation game consists of nine innings, unless extended because of a tie score, or shortened (1) because the home team needs none of its half of the ninth inning or only a fraction of it, or (2) because the umpire-in-chief calls the game. EXCEPTION: National Association leagues may adopt a rule providing that…

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Rule 5.07(a)(1): Pitchers assume the windup position in one of three ways: (1) Facing the batter, hands together, pivot foot in contact with the rubber, other foot free. This is the “traditional” windup position. From this position (hands together), any natural movement associated with his delivery of the ball to the batter commits the pitcher…


NCAA Appendix H Accommodations for Student-Athletes with Disabilities

Accommodations for Student-Athletes with Disabilities The NCAA encourages participation by student-athletes with disabilities (physical or mental) in intercollegiate athletics and physical activities to the full extent of their interests and abilities, An NCAA member institution will have the right to seek, on behalf of any student-athlete with a disability participating on the member’s team, a…


NCAA 7-2 Designated Hitter

Designated Hitter SECTION 2. a. The designated hitter (DH) is a player designated to bat for the starting pitcher and all subsequent pitchers. b. Basic principles: 1) The DH may bat in any position in the lineup, but this position cannot be changed during the game for any reason. 2) The DH must be so…


NCAA Appendix D Ejection/Suspension Procedures

Ejection/Suspension Procedures Procedure to follow after an ejection: 1. The ejecting umpire shall call his conference administrator immediately after the game to report any ejection. 2. The ejecting umpire shall file an NCAA ejection report with his conference coordinator, the NCAA secretary-rules editor and the national coordinator of umpires as soon as possible after the…


NCAA 5-13 Protested Game

Protested Game SECTION 13.     a. For regular-season contests, each conference should adopt a procedure for protesting a game when a coach claims that an umpire’s decision is in violation of these rules/ Decisions on a protest involving nonconference teams shall be resolved by the secretary-rules editor of the rules committee. No protest ever shall…

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  IF THE ASTROS CHEATING SCANDAL HAPPENED IN HIGH SCHOOL By Brady Hood and Rules Desk   As the fallout from the Houston Astro’s cheating scandal continues, one can wonder what effect, if any, will this have on amateur baseball at the high school level. This spring all over the country teams will take the…


NCAA 10-1 Scorer’s Duties

Scorer’s Duties SECTION 1.     a. The home team, conference commissioner or tournament director shall appoint an official scorer before each game. The scorer shall have sole authority to make all decisions involving judgment. He shall communicate such decisions to both teams and all members of the news media present. b. The official scorer should…

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