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Highland, IL

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Aug. 18, 2014
cal50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitcher does what?

We play 5 man about 99% of the time, I agree it helps on double plays.
Aug. 18, 2014
cal50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitcher does what?

Every position in the infield should already know where they are going on any ball hit to the infield, in most cases go for a double play. Where would depend on what base the slowest runners are and the bases covered by the infielders with the strong arms.

On ball hit to pitcher in most cases go for 2, second then first.
Aug. 15, 2014
cal50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: West Coast Aftershock -

leftyodoul, I am making that assumption because all of the balls are supposed to go through the umpire and the assumption is that if they did try to use those balls earlier they would have been caught earlier. I do admit though that I do not know if a chilled ball is easily detected and could be wrong that they should be easily detected.
Aug. 15, 2014
cal50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: West Coast Aftershock -

The penalty for actually using an altered bat is

1. Batter will be called out and ejected from the tournament.
2. Base runners will be instructed to return to the base(s) occupied at the
time the suspected altered bat was used, providing there are fewer than
three outs.
3. The bat (if surrendered by the owner) will be held and forwarded for
testing through the National SSUSA Office at the conclusion of the
tournament

I wouldn't think that the attempt to cheat with a ball would be worse than that.
Aug. 15, 2014
cal50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: West Coast Aftershock -

It was wise of the SSUSA to have all balls before thrown in the game go through the umpire.

That rule made sure that the team did not cheat, although the attempt was there.
Aug. 15, 2014
cal50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: West Coast Aftershock -

I don't see anywhere in the rule book that the penalty for attempting to use altered equipment whether a bat or a ball is grounds to forfiet the game. It would appear that they never actually hit one of those balls as the balls went through the umpire before being introduced into the game.

I do agree that there has to be penalties for attempting to cheat. I bet that SSUSA will amend that rule to include so it is clear.
Aug. 14, 2014
cal50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: West Coast Aftershock -

Reading through the rules on altered equipment, it does clearly state that chilling a ball is altering and against the rules. But in the penalty part, it only talks about altering bats and doesn't talk about the penalty for altering balls.

I have no idea who plays on either team, so not making any excuses for anyone, but it would appear that the team didn't know it was against the rules because they gave it to the umpire to check out. It would also appear that (assuming they threw all balls to the umpire to check) they never did hit any of the balls.


Aug. 14, 2014
cal50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: West Coast Aftershock -

jimperry19, I sure hope you didn't do that in a watercooler. That would be grounds for neutering.
Aug. 14, 2014
cal50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: West Coast Aftershock -

I am curious, did they throw the ball to the umpire first or to the pitcher? We have been instructed by SSUSA officials to throw every ball to the umpire to check out and then let them throw it in.
Aug. 13, 2014
cal50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: West Coast Aftershock -

swing, I tend to agree with you. I would have to believe that they did not know they were cheating, it would be very obvious to everyone that the ball is cold when they threw it in.
July 18, 2014
cal50
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Runner Hit by Batted Ball

Ball would be fair, but question is the runner safe or out if in foul territory. I would guess runner would be out.
July 15, 2014
cal50
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Runner Hit by Batted Ball

Staff, this must be a specific SSUSA rule, it would not apply as you describe anywhere else I can find. I could be mistaken and would be curious of Stick's input on USSSA rules.
July 15, 2014
cal50
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Runner Hit by Batted Ball

Then the next question would be does it have to pass the entire base? Your interpretation seems wrong to me.
July 15, 2014
cal50
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Runner Hit by Batted Ball

In baseball if it touches the base, not touches the ground, it is fair.

A (batted) baseball is fair if:

it stops in fair territory before it reaches first or third base (A), or
it hits a base (B), or
bouncing or rolling, it passes first or third base on or above fair territory (C), or
it passes first or third base in the air and makes its first bounce in fair territory (D), or
the baseball is hit so far that it leaves the playing field between the foul poles or hits one of them (both of which types of events are very good for the batter) (E) or
the defense touches it while it is moving on or above fair territory.
July 7, 2014
cal50
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: midwest toc, shawnee,ks

Using Google earth and the ruler tools, looks like 3 of them are 300 feet and the other is about 320 all around. Looks like a pretty nice facility.
June 20, 2014
cal50
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: "OCEAN TREASURES"

Very nice website. Interesting information.
June 10, 2014
cal50
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ncss - escondido tournament

This is not NCSS, it is SSUSA.
June 3, 2014
cal50
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Missouri Open

Will the draft schedules be posted soon for the Missouri Open?
May 28, 2014
cal50
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: New DBO HR rules for 2014

Need to eliminate 1 division, only have AA, AAA and Major. The current major players would migrate to AAA or major and make more teams in both divisions (as Major plus players would now be Major). AAA & Major go to 1 up on HR rule.
May 26, 2014
cal50
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Is this altering a bat?????

What senior tournaments do they have in Shelbyville?
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