[quote=“CoachPaul”]I believe you have the proper interpretation of situation 1.
Situation 2:The batter would not be awarded the base before the ball is thrown. A pitch had to occur for there to be defensive interference. The batter would have to offer at the ball (a strike by definition). I don’t see anything in rule 10 that would negate the fact that a pitch was thrown and a swing made.[/quote]
I just got done changing how mine works, and decided to go the wimpy way to save myself lots of headaches. Here’s how it works now.
The catcher gets charged with an error.
The batter is credited with a PA, no AB, an ROE, an LOO and LOS, reaching on a CI, and seeing 1 pitch.
The pitcher is credited with a batter, a strike, 1 pitch, an error made behind him, an ROE, a runner reaching on a CI, and a called strike.
I realize that isn’t how everyone would agree it should be done, but its such a rare occurrence, I think really indicates what took place, and since I’m the only one using the program, there’s really no great harm done in any case. It was just a question I had when I couldn’t reconcile the pitches in a recent game. Its only happened twice in 2 seasons, so I don’t imagine anyone’s career would be damaged. Thanx for your thoughts.