The “A Position – No Runner On” Mechanic is used by the Base Umpire when there is no runner on first base and the batter becomes a runner due to a ball being batted fair and on the ground to the infield. There are two possible rulings for an umpire when he or she is in the A Position with no runners on base and a ball is hit into fair territory – “Safe” or “Out.” For the purpose of this video, no defensive or offense players were used, and the only call made is the “Out” call.

If you have not watched the “Safe” or “Out” mechanic videos, you may want to do so prior to watching this video. At the completion of this video, you should be able to be in proper position and use the proper “Safe” or “Out” mechanic according to Little League Standards.