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Runner Fails to Retouch Base

It’s probably seldom that coaches have taken their runners to second base or third base and showed them the proper technique in retouching the base when returning on the bases. It sounds simple, but the footwork can get tricky when a runner takes only one step or a half step off the base attempting to advance to the next base. If he does not hold the base with his pivot foot (the foot on the…

It’s probably seldom that coaches have taken their runners to second base or third base and showed them the proper technique in retouching the base when returning on the bases. It sounds simple, but the footwork can get tricky when a runner takes only one step or a half step off the base attempting to advance to the next base. If he does not hold the base with his pivot foot (the foot on the…

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...base. When making an appeal, the defensive team can throw to the base, or tag the runner being appealed if he is on the bases.

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