Sorry if this post isn’t in the right spot - but I’ll ask it anyways and leave it to the moderators to move it.
On Saturday we were playing a game we had bases loaded with one out.
The batter hit a ball that the pitcher hit with his glove (it was hit kind of hard but he wasn’t just stabbing at the ball to protect himself) and deflected. The deflection hit the baserunner going from 1st to 2nd. The field umpire called the runner out - but let the run score from third. Our coach didn’t ask the field umpire to ask for help from the home plate umpire so the call wasn’t overruled.
Should the runner going from first to second have been out. Is the pitcher considered a fielder after he pitches the ball and since the ball was deflected by him & he had the chance to field it -should the runner had been called out for interference? I always thought the pitcher was a fielder after he pitched the ball and since it came back to him and he had the chance - there shouldn’t have been an interference call made? It cost us a since it would have been 1 out with bases stilll loaded.