16U Travel ball using OBR
R1 only - R1 goes on the pitch (stolen base attempt)
Batter swings and his follow-thru hits the Catcher in the wrist of the glove hand and hits it hard enough that the Catcher just crouched over holding his wrist on the glove hand.
Batter called out by HPU for Batter interference - R1 back to 1st and Batter is out
1. Was that the right call
2. What is the rule citing on that.
The closest that I could find (using google on my phone at the time) was 6.03.a
If a batter strikes at a ball and misses and swings so hard he carries the bat all the way around and, in the umpire's judgment, unintentionally hits the catcher or the ball in back of him on the backswing, it shall be called a strike only (not interference). The ball will be dead, however, and no runner shall advance on the play.
If I am correct (big if) then the batter should not have been called out right?