Ruling Pitch hits batter who swings (answered)

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Ruling Pitch hits batter who swings (answered)

Post by KevTN » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:17 am

Ot sure of the rule...highschool softball game. Batter swing hit ball with inside of forearm stays in fair territory. Ump calls dead ball. Coach argues should be live ball and because first was tagged should be an out.

How should it be scored/ruled?
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Re: Ruling

Post by FTMSupport » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:37 am

Scored however the umpire rules it. In the end the umpires decision will stand. In the case of a ball hitting arms / hands, it is supposed to be a strike swinging. The ball did not hit the bat.
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Re: Ruling

Post by KevTN » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:46 am

Thanks k you
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Re: Ruling

Post by KevTN » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:48 am

I wasn't doubting or arguing the call. Whatever the Umps rule is the rule I was just wanting clarification for my own knowlege.
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Re: Ruling

Post by OhioTex » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:41 am

@kev

the rule citation would be found in the definition of a Strike and dead ball scenarios. the rule is the same for baseball and softball regardless of level, NFS, NCAA, or MLB

A strike is called when a batter swings at a pitch (in or or out of strike zone). A dead ball is called when a pitch hits a batter. Award a base if batter hit by pitch out of strike zone and not a strike. Call a strike if batter swings or if pitch in strike zone.
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Re: Ruling Pitch hits batter who swings (answered)

Post by fremont » Thu May 24, 2018 4:15 pm

Ump was right; dead ball strike.

I ump'd (and coached) for many years. 80% of coaches have a command of 30% of the rules.
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