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Discussion: Strike board/mat

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May 14, 2018
OZ40
398 posts
Strike board/mat
Was watching a game today in the middle division of our league. We all use a 2 x 3 plywood board for a strike mat. The batter swung at a pitch and the ball hit the strike board and bounced straight up, the batter caught the ball and flipped it to the catcher. I thought he should be out and the umpire called dead ball...... out, or dead ball?
May 14, 2018
k man
Men's 65
231 posts
Rule 7.4B Dead Ball
May 15, 2018
OZ40
398 posts
I don't know if I gave enough information, the batter actually did hit the pitched ball, it shot straight down and hit the strike mat and popped up to the batter where upon he caught it and flipped it to the catcher.
May 15, 2018
B.J.
423 posts
oz.. the entire strike mat is now in fair territory so if the batter swung and the ball hit the strike mat it is a fair live ball.. batter is out for interference.. it would be a dead ball(strike on the batter) if the ball bounced up and hit him while still in the batters box
May 15, 2018
k man
Men's 65
231 posts
BJ is correct, I was thinking swing and miss, dead ball.
Otherwise out for interference
May 15, 2018
OZ40
398 posts
My thought exactly...great minds thinking alike!
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