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Discussion: Ruling on commit line

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Aug. 17, 2008
stick8
1238 posts
Ruling on commit line
Need the actual ruling:
In a co-ed league I umpire we use the same commit line and second home plat rule used Senior ball.
Question: If a runner attempting to score crosses over the commit line and decides to go back to third--crossing back over the commit line, is it an automatic out or does the defensive team have to record the out at home?
Thanks in advance
Aug. 17, 2008
VegasPaul
Men's 60
30 posts
The SSUSA rule is
A commitment line twenty (20) feet from the scoring plate will be used. Once a runnerís foot touches the ground on or past this line, the runner is committed to advancing to the scoring plate. NOTE: If a runner recrosses the commitment line he will be declared out and the ball remains live.

Vegas Paul
Aug. 18, 2008
stick8
1238 posts
Thanks Vegas Paul. I've been playing 50+ for 2 years and have yet to see anyone pass the line and then go back. The co-ed league I ump has the same rule but it's really a low level rec league where some of the players don't know or just forget their is a rule.
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