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cr 15 situation
adams courtesy runs for f1 (jones) in the 1st inning. baker courtesy runs for f2 (smith) in the 3rd inning. in the 4th inning, jones and smith swap defensive positions. which person can adams courtesy run for?
ruling: a courtesy runner may run for either the pitcher or catcher but not both. adams, having been a courtesy runner for jones when he was a pitcher, may only be a courtesy runner for a pitcher. once a player is a courtesy runner for a position, he can only continue to courtesy run for a player in that particular position. adams may courtesy run for smith since smith is now the pitcher in the game.
The problem we have with your situation is that we don't know who the catcher is at this point in time. All we have is a pinch hitter who has not played a defensive position yet.
I know - the next question you are going to ask is "What about the visiting team in the first inning?" Well, the pitching position is locked in, because the rule states that the guy listed as pitcher must come out in the bottom and face at least one batter (with exceptions noted.) The position of catcher is problematic, because if he gets up to bat and gets on, we're gonna allow him a courtesy runner, and there is nothing to stop the defense from swapping catchers in the bottom half. Official ruling from NFHS is to allow the courtesy runner in the first inning in good faith, but in subsequent innnings, the proof is in the pudding - if the guy hasn't played defense as the catcher, then he's not the catcher. (or pitcher for that matter)
Posted: 4/8/2012 10:44 AM
What is the ruling for the following?Runner stealing from 2nd to 3rd, 3rd baseman slap tags the runner, but the catcher still has the ball. Is there a rule to prevent a fake tag in NFHS, and if so, what is the penalty for it?I have asked this to 2 different HS umps with several years experience and gotten 2 different answers.
Posted: 4/9/2012 8:50 AM
ItFitz wrote: What is the ruling for the following?Runner stealing from 2nd to 3rd, 3rd baseman slap tags the runner, but the catcher still has the ball. Is there a rule to prevent a fake tag in NFHS, and if so, what is the penalty for it?I have asked this to 2 different HS umps with several years experience and gotten 2 different answers.
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5-1-1 . . . ball becomes dead immediately when:
d. a foul ball (2-16-1):
1. touches any object other than the ground or any person other than a fielder; or
2. goes directly from the bat to the catcher's protector, mask or person without first touching the catcher's glove or hand;
3. or becomes an uncaught foul; or
The fact that the ball touched the mitt first has no bearing on this play because the ball touched another object. Other objects, including the umpire in this case, are treated just like the ground. If the ball had hit the mitt, fell to the ground and the catcher "caught" it on the hop, it would not be an out, right?
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Smallschoolwatcher08 wrote: he did not catch it. From where i was standing it looked looked like a curve ball that broke into the dirt and catcher blocked it up
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