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Discussion: Over running the base

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May 30, 2018
Men's 55
280 posts
Over running the base
This happen in league play, you’re allowed to overrun all bases and each base is a force out.
Runner on 1st, base hit, runner on 1st goes from 1st to 3rd, the batter tries for a double, there is an over throw, ball is now in left field …….
Runner at 3rd base sees the overthrow and doesn’t go back to retouch 3rd base he had overran.
(or was he trying to score from 1st?)
Umpire called him OUT for no retouch, even those ball was still in play!
Does the runner have to retouch since there was no play at his base which was 3rd and the throw went into the outfield?
The Umpire disagreed, stated all runners must retouch when over running the base, even if the ball is still in play.
Is he correct?
May 30, 2018
81 posts
The answer you are going to get is "Its a league rule" .

I am curious how a runner overruns third base, wouldn't it just look like a wide turn? (Second base would be easy because the runner would end up in the
May 30, 2018
Men's 75
524 posts
Our league has runby on 2 an 3.
If you runby a base you can not advance.
To advance you must go back and touch the base.
Advancing w/o touching base is an out.

If you touch the base on the runby you can be tagged out coming back to the base.
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