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Discussion: make the call

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Oct. 27, 2011
GMitchell3
Men's 50
2 posts
make the call
bases loaded 1 out. One hopper to 3rd , all runners take off, he touches 3rd and throws home for the double play. When and where can catcher tag runner out on this play?
Also how far down the 3rd base line is the commitment line ? At Desert West it was 9 ft from home plate.

good luck!
Oct. 27, 2011
Joncon
289 posts
Can't make the tag after the commit line.


As far as the commit line being 9' from the plate.....I had the opposite thing happen in Tucson once. No base coach, I rounded third about 20 feet, found the ball, stopped and went back to third only to realize I'd alredy crossed the line. DOH!
Oct. 27, 2011
Joncon
289 posts
Commit line is 20' from the plate (I'm guessing....too lazy to look it up )
Oct. 28, 2011
Webbie25
Men's 60
1992 posts
We've discussed this play several times. The catcher cannot tag the runner past the commit line. The way to do it is touch third and as soon as the runner passes the commitment line, throw to the catcher for the out. Per rule 1.15 the distance is 20 feet from the plate for the commitment line.
Oct. 28, 2011
local
128 posts
We have also had this play. Touch third and just starting running home with the ball in hand. The runner either has the choice of being tagged out by you or once he pass the line he is forced out by an easy toss to the catcher.
Oct. 28, 2011
mad dog
Men's 65
3948 posts
local has hit the nail on the head.if ya don't chase the runner on that force he can turn around and go back to 3rd if he hasn't cross the line,we do a fake run to home(don't cross the line) to see if we can the inf'er to throw home instead of getting an out and the runner on 3rd going back to 3rd.
Oct. 28, 2011
Webbie25
Men's 60
1992 posts
Ok, I didn't say to make sure he crossed the line, but I have run a player toward home when necessary. He sure can't come back when you have the ball.
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