The Correct Call!

I am always in pursuit of the perfect game. Not as a pitcher striking out every batter. Not as a batter hitting for a cycle including a grand-slam home run. But as an umpire calling a perfect game, while handling every disputed call with poise and confidence.

Bunts & Slap Hits Training by Ralph Andersen

Bunts & Slap Hits Training by Ralph Andersen

Michael-Leavitt-160I was very impressed with the training by our Utah State UIC, Ralph Andersen, on bunts and slap hitting. I captured the video at the West Valley City clinic this past Saturday and then uploaded it so that it could become part of our knowledgebase for future reference. Here are some interesting questions to consider....

  • 1) What if the batter slap-hits a foul ball on a third strike?
  • 2) What happens if the batter bunts foul a third strike pitch?
  • 3) What happens if the catcher drops a third strike that the batter offered to bunt?

The best place to start to find these answers is in the ASA Rules Supplement 10 portion of the 2016 Rule Book. If you want to see the lone reference and definition to "slap-hit", then you will need to see the Scoring section of the ASA rule book in 11.2.B.E.

Enjoy the video...

What are your Bunt and Slap-Hit thoughts?

Michael Leavitt - Orem, Utah

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