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U Make The Call

Post by sixofdiamonds » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:21 am

1. The batter hits the ball back to the pitcher, making the pitcher jump. The ball deflects off the pitching plate and bounces into foul territory between home and 1B where the catcher retrieves it.

A. Foul ball
B. Fair ball
C. Live ball
D. Do-over



2. The bases are loaded with 1 out. The batter hits a pop fly in the direction of the first baseman. The umpire invokes the infield fly rule. No fielder makes an attempt to catch the ball, which lands near the first baseman and spins back where it hits the batter/runner who is running toward 1B in fair territory. The catcher now grabs the ball and throws to 3B to retire R1 who is off the bag when tagged. Is this a double play?

A. Yes
B. No
C. Maybe
D. None of the above



3. It is the leadoff batter's turn to bat, but the #2 batter bats out of order and hits a double. The #3 batter comes to bat and the pitcher commits an illegal pitch without an actual pitch being thrown. The defense appeals the #2 batter for batting out of order.

A. The leadoff batter is out
B. The #2 batter is out
C. Nobody is out
D. Everyone is out



4. With one out and a runner on 2B and 3B, the batter hits a fly ball that is caught by F7. Both runners tag up and score. An appeal is made at 3B and the umpire declares the runner that was on 3B out for leaving early.

A. 2 outs, 1 run scores
B. 2 outs, the runner that was on 2B must return to 2B
C. 3 outs, 1 run scores
D. 3 outs, no runs score



5. With one out, bases loaded and the score tied in the bottom of the seventh, the batter walks on four pitches bringing in the winning run. The batter joins in the celebration near the pitcher's plate and is reminded to go to 1B by a coach. The umpire rules all runners safe once the batter-runner reaches 1B. The defense appeals (a) the batter was out of the base path, (b) the batter was aided by a coach while the ball was in play, and (c) the batter did not go directly to 1B.

A. In appeal (a), the batter is called out and the run does not count
B. In appeal (b), the batter is called out and the run does not count
C. In appeal (c), the batter is called out and the run does not count
D. The run counts but the game is not over
E. The run counts and the game is over

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Re: U Make The Call

Post by stoney 2 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:44 am

A,B,C,D,E

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Re: U Make The Call

Post by Geno8121 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 5:29 pm

B
A
A
D
E

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Re: U Make The Call

Post by Explorer15 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:10 am

1) B
2) D
3) B
4) D
5) E

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Re: U Make The Call

Post by DZ99 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:28 am

A x 5! :D

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Re: U Make The Call

Post by blouderback » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:13 am

Cant answer until an official softball rulebook is made available to us.

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Re: U Make The Call

Post by blouderback » Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:35 am

But I'll take a wild ass guess anyway:
A
B
C
D
E

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Re: U Make The Call

Post by sixofdiamonds » Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:55 am

Am I to believe only 5 people have enough nerve to be an umpire for a day? I find that very hard to believe. It's never an issue during a game. C'mon now! U Make the Call and give our league umpires something to laugh about. :D

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Re: U Make The Call

Post by MikeY » Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:49 am

1. B because the ball landed in fair territory?
2. B because the ball is dead once it hits the batter who is out?
3. C because technically a pitch was thrown to the next batter which negates any possible batting out of order appeal from the previous one?
4. A because the action of the runner at 3B has no bearing on the runner at 2B?
5. E the batter could be called out on any of those appeals but the run counts because it was a walk and the batter would only be the 2nd out?

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Re: U Make The Call

Post by sixofdiamonds » Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:04 am

The correct rulings are as follows.

1. The batter hits the ball back to the pitcher, making the pitcher jump and the ball strikes the pitching plate. The ball deflects off the pitching plate and bounces into foul territory between home and 1B where the catcher retrieves it.

A. Foul ball
B. Fair ball
C. Live ball
D. Do-over

Answer A
RULING: Foul ball (1-FOUL BALL-A & H)

2. The bases are loaded with 1 out. The batter hits a pop fly in the direction of the first baseman. The umpire invokes the infield fly rule. No fielder makes an attempt to catch the ball, which lands near the first baseman and spins back where it hits the batter/runner who is running toward 1B in fair territory. The catcher now grabs the ball and throws to 3B to retire R1 who is off the bag when tagged. Is this a double play?

A. Yes
B. No
C. Maybe
D. None of the above

Answer B

RULING: Since the umpire ruled infield fly, the status of the ball is not known until it strikes the batter in fair
territory. When the batter is struck by the batted ball, the ball becomes immediately dead and therefore it is not possible to retire the runner on 3B. The batter is out and the bases remain loaded. (1-INFIELD FLY; 8-2F & I)

3. It is the leadoff batter's turn to bat, but the #2 batter bats out of order and hits a double. The #3 batter comes to bat and the pitcher commits an illegal pitch without an actual pitch being thrown. The defense appeals the #2 batting out of order.

A. The leadoff batter is out
B. The #2 batter is out
C. Nobody is out
D. Everyone is out

Answer C

RULING: No appeal can be made after a legal or illegal pitch to the batter (1-APPEAL; 7-2D[3])

4. With one out and a runner on 2B and 3B, the batter hits a fly ball that is caught by F7. Both runners tag up and score. An appeal is made at 3B and the umpire declares the runner that was on 3B out for leaving early.

A. 2 outs, 1 run scores
B. 2 outs, the runner that was on 2B must return to 2B
C. 3 outs, 1 run scores
D. 3 outs, no runs score

Answer D

RULING: Three outs, no runs score. (5-5B[3]; 8-3F)[[

5. With one out, bases loaded and the score tied in the bottom of the seventh, the batter walks on four pitches bringing in the winning run. The batter joins in the celebration and is reminded to go to 1B by a coach. The umpire rules all runners safe once the batter-runner reaches 1B. The defense appeals (a) the batter was out of the base path, (b) the batter was aided by a coach while the ball was in play, and (c) the batter did not go directly to 1B.

A. In appeal (a), the batter is called out and the run does not count
B. In appeal (b), the batter is called out and the run does not count
C. In appeal (c), the batter is called out and the run does not count
D. The run counts, but the game is not over
E. The run counts, and the game is over

Answer E

RULING: In (a), there is no penalty for leaving the base path since B5 was not avoiding a tag. In (b) verbal
instructions are not considered aiding the runner. In (c) B5 did not enter the dugout or leave the field of play, so there is no penalty. In all cases, the run counts and the game is over. (8-1C)

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