Is this a balk or not? The pitcher never puts his foot on the rubber yet comes “set”. He then lifts his leg up and comes toward home. He fakes the throw home and throws to second base where the runner is stealing and the runner is thrown out.
I’m pretty sure it’s a balk. You can’t go through your pitching motion unless you’re on the mound if I’m correct.
of corse thats a balk…
NFHS 6.4.5 - It is also a balk if a runner or runners are on base and the pitcher, while he is not touching the pitcher’s plate, makes any movement naturally associated with his pitch, or he places his feet on or astride the pitchers plate, or positions himself within approximately five feet of the pitcher’s plate without having the ball (hidden ball trick with the pitcher near the rubber)