- …alright guys, a hitter is in the box, he calls time but the ump doesnt give it to him, the pitcher throws the ball and hits the batter when hes out of the batters box…whats the call? 8)
take your base
are you sure? 8)
My call is that your aim wasn’t the best if you hit him outside the batter’s box, unless he was walking over the plate.
No I’m not sure but I’ll peg him again till he gets his ass down to the base
No I’m not sure but I’ll peg him again till he gets his a** down to the base[/quote]the hitter is out because he was out of the box…cause he’s in play
awesome! Thanks for the tip
Good call, DM! :bigroll:
Actually, I believe the call depends on what rules apply and, for high school rules, whether the batter stepped out with one foot or two. My 2006 NFHS rules book states:
“If the pitcher, with a runner on base, stops or hesitates in his delivery because the batter steps out of the box (a) with one foot or, (b) with both feet or © holds up his hands to request “Time”, it shall not be a balk. In (a) and © there is no penalty on either the batter or the pitcher. The umpire shall call time and begin play anew. In (b), a strike shall be called on the batter for violation of 7-3-1 [7-3-1 is a delay of game rule] In (a), (b) and ©, if the pitcher legally delivers the ball, it shall be called a strike and the ball remains live. Thus, two strikes are called on the batter in (b).”
So based on these rules, my interpretation is that the hit batter would NOT get 1B but that a strike would be called and, if he stepped out with both feet, a second strike would also be called since the ball was delivered (regardless of the location of the pitch).
I always liked the rules of kickball…