The Correct Call!
TRAINWRECK OR EJECTION???
TRAINWRECK OR EJECTION??? - This video is from Vincent Samperio and shows harsh contact at first base. Put yourself as U1 and consider exactly what you would do. What verbiage do you have? What rules justify your actions? And how do your rulings change from USA Softball to NFHS? If we are prepared, then maybe our calm clear response could even keep some coaches in the game. But if we get flustered, then multiple ejections are sure to follow... Are you prepared?
I am NOT currently prepared. I have been sitting here kicking around in my head the various options. Interestingly, I am mixing both USA Softball and NFHS high school rules.
Just to be clear, I am re-reading the rules and casebook plays on this so that I am ready. Surely I will now see this in St. George this coming weekend at our USA Softball tournament (in the snow). :-)
Michael Leavitt - Orem, Utah
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS?
ORIGINAL LINK - https://twitter.com/VinceSamperio/status/1097204831985459200
I haven't checked what the rule is but this is what I have for the call as I see it "real time"...Base runner is outside the base line and actually moves toward fielder, I believe, without doing a replay that the batter-runner drops her shoulder before contact. Batter-runner is out, batter-runner is ejected for aggressive contact. I can't see this call not getting a coach in my face but that is the ruling I have.
Usssa runner must attempt to avoid a fielder who is making a direct play on her.
1B is attempting a tag. Runner trucks her. Ejected.