Once during an inning I was attempting to keep the runner close, I did my normal pickoff to fist but i didnt throw the ball because he had already heard he coach scream to get back. Well he didnt go back he jumped toward second without realizing I was still off the rubber, I had held my arm up in a cocked position the whole time so I followed through and threw the ball. I would have had the guy easy but the ump call balk? He said it was because I faked to first then threw in the same motion? I though since you can fake to first and since I was not back on the rubber there was nothing wrong?
So was it a balk?