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Behind the Plate - January 2007


Volume 2, No. 1


January 2007

Behind the Plate with Andy
By Andy Konyar
Umpire Consultant
Little League International

It is the top of the fifth inning. The first batter walks. The next batter doubles to right. The umpire realizes that there has been no left fielder since the inning started. Do you.....allow the runners to remain on base or do you start the inning over?

Rule 1.01/4.17 - No action may take place with less than nine defensive players on the field. The inning starts over.

The batter hits a line drive up the middle. The ball strikes the rubber and deflects directly into the dugout between first base and home. What's the award?

Rule 2.00 Definitions. It's a foul ball! There's no award!

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