Didn't get that far. We were to far behind and it was the bottom of the 6th. When it was raised I approached HP and discussed. I informed him how we handle it and my understanding of the rule (without citing it or bringing out my book). Discussions were had, he told me he's been doing this along time, but I told him it was travel ball he was doing not Little League.
Opposing Manager agreed with me that there was no out, and umpire said fine. The issue was dropped without an out (so I thought) and so the scoreboard showed. Next batter comes up with what everyone on the field believes is one out and flies into a F9 with my runner at 1B. Umpire calls out on fly, "that's game". Both teams equally confused.
Discussion ensues, and I am informed that he told the scorekeeper without either manager knowing that he ruled it an out and did not inform the players on the field. Now that another pitch happened he says I cannot protest. My players are beyond done with this umpire, and this game, as he was squeezing the strike zone (belt to knees) the entire game. (Not first game with him.) I elected not to protest and teach my players a lesson about life because we were not going to come back to win that game. I was on my 5th pitcher with a game on Monday and Wednesday to follow.
After the game I am trying to lineup to shake players and coaches hands and the umpire jumps in line in my face. I kept backing up and told him he was wrong and we would discuss it later. He said he was getting his book and he will "show me". After I saw him at his car going through the book I asked him what he found. He said he doesn't have time.
I am nice to all umpires, especially since I've been working the AA games. In fact I don't call them blue, or any other weird names, I call them Mr. Umpire to get their attention. I've already informed the UIC. This is not the first problem I've had with this guy. All Managers have expressed to the board not to use him because he is even confrontational with the players.