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Discussion: Ball not supplied by Senior Softball

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July 22, 2013
31 posts
Ball not supplied by Senior Softball
We just played in tournament in KC. And the team we were playing fouled off a ball and threw in a ball that was not one that was bought thru the tournament which was one of the requirements for the mid -west nationals. Our pitcher realized the ball was wrong after a player for the other team knock in 2 runs with a hit. We stopped the game and tourney director was called in and he said that every thing stands the way it was because the ball was same core and compression. We played game under protest.

My ? are what good does a protest do? Do you play game over?
Also what if I would have thrown in a Dudley Thunder Advanced with the same core and compression.
What are you guys thoughts?
July 22, 2013
Men's 55
235 posts
I would say if the pitcher pitched it it should become legal until defense discovers it.
The pitcher should look at every bal that is thrown in the game before he pitches it.

Now you could put in a rule if the team throws in the incorrect ball and the pitcher discovers it before pitching a strike is called on the batter. The second time in a game and the manager is ejected. It might happen once by accident. But if it happens more than once in a game that is is trying to sneak something over on you.
July 22, 2013
Men's 55
394 posts
This is why SSUSA umpires are instructed that all
replacement balls enter the game through the umpire.

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