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#1 SeattleSooner

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 07:14 PM

This happened to me yesterday. Here's the scenario:

1. Little League Minors Division Baseball, first year of player pitch, 8-9 year old players.
2. One umpire. Behind the plate. Me!
3. Right hand batter set up legally in the batters box. Both feet in the box.
4. As the pitch is released, the batter moves towards homeplate where his upper body is positioned in the middle of the strike zone. Both feet still in the batters box.

Somehow, some way he didn't get hit. He did this a few times.
My question...if the ball would have hit him, what's the call?
I cant find this specific scenario in the LL rulebook.

#2 Lou Barbieri

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 08:32 PM

If the batter is hit by a pitch in the strike zone it's a strike.

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 08:50 PM

If the batter is hit by a pitch in the strike zone it's a strike.

And a dead ball and the batter cannot go to first.

It's often necessary to combine several rules to get the answer. This is one of those times.

See 2.00 Strike (f ) = It's a strike

5.09 (a ) = Dead Ball

6.08 (b )(1) = Doesn't go to first.

#4 SeattleSooner

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 08:50 PM

Thx Lou. That’s what I thought.
For some reason, I can’t find it in the LL rulebook.

What caught me off guard was a batter at this level moving into the strike zone.
Most of the time they’re bailing out away from the strike zone.
Thanks again.

#5 SeattleSooner

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 08:52 PM

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#6 SeattleSooner

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 08:53 PM

Thanks!
That explains it.

#7 Lou Barbieri

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 11:05 PM

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Posted 23 April 2018 - 04:59 PM

BTW, I’m new to this forum and love it!
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I've been on for several years, (since LL shut down the message section on FB I think).

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