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Discussion: scorer question

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Feb. 22, 2014
curty
Men's 60
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scorer question
how does the international tie breaker rule get scored in the book? Does it have a special designation? What if the first choice is injured, passing it on to the next batter, taking the out? Any ideas?
Feb. 22, 2014
SSUSA Staff
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For scoring purposes, the most frequently seen method is to put the runner on 2nd base in the scorebook with the notation "ITB". For rule application, the player who goes to 2nd base is the last batter of the previous inning when the third out was made. NOTE: The ITB rule is "batter" specific, so a substitution or courtesy runner is not allowed until that assigned ITB runner reaches 3rd base on his/her own ... The failure of the designated ITB to take 2nd base results in an out, and the next previous batter from the prior inning starts on 2nd base ... See Rulebook 5.4(2) at page 27 for further explanation.

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